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Admin
06-01-2012, 06:50 PM
We will be posting news from around the region.
These articles will be selected from newspapers, official websites, etc.

Click on the link for more details.

- Jac (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120105114981)obs secures contract for soda ash project in Jubail (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120105114981)

- Saudi firms prepare to bolster polypropylene exports to India (http://arabnews.com/economy/article558947.ece)

- Kuwait Nov inflation slows to 16-mth low of 4.2% YoY Analysts expect (http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/177996/reftab/73/Default.aspx)

- stable price growth
(http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/177996/reftab/73/Default.aspx)
- Oman’s economy shows robust growth in 2011 (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/77956)

- Energy Minister launches first SDI report (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/178223-energy-minister-launches-first-sdi-report.html)

Smart
09-01-2012, 04:28 PM
- UAE non-oil foreign trade up 22% at Dh600 billion (http://www.khaleejtimes.com/biz/inside.asp?xfile=/data/business/2012/January/business_January130.xml&section=business)


- Industrial sector grew 11% in 2011, EIB says (http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/industrial-sector-grew-11-in-2011-eib-says-1.963255)



- Saudi growth forecast to slow (http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/economics/saudi-growth-forecast-to-slow)



- Steel prices rise in Oman
(http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120109115231)


- Oman to lift spending by 26% in 2011-’15 plan (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=479796&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)


- UAE first in Arab world for wealth, education
(http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/uae-first-in-arab-world-for-wealth-education-1.963259)


- Gulf states are well placed for growth
(http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/economics/gulf-states-are-well-placed-for-growth)


- Qatar’s petrochemicals production to touch 23mt by 2020
(http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/178687-qatars-petrochemicals-production-to-touch-23mt-by-2020-.html)


- Indo-Saudi $750m fund to be prioritized
(http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120106115039)

Smart
12-01-2012, 10:13 PM
- Inflation eases to two-year low as global food prices stage decline (http://www.thenational.ae/business/property/inflation-eases-to-two-year-low-as-global-food-prices-stage-decline)



- Emirates Steel completes phase two of expansion plan, Company's production capacity raised to 2.8m tonnes per annum (http://gulfnews.com/business/construction/emirates-steel-completes-phase-two-of-expansion-plan-1.960405)



- Euro crisis likely to hit macroeconomic sentiments in MENA (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/179250-euro-crisis-likely-to-hit-macroeconomic-sentiments-in-mena.html)



- Road, rail and bridge projects in GCC for US $142 billion (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120112115435)



- BAHRAIN'S GROWTH OUTLOOK 'POSITIVE' (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=321358)



- Budget shows Kingdom keen to stimulate nonoil economy (http://arabnews.com/economy/article561477.ece)



- Entrepreneurs upbeat about Qatar’s growth (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/179086-entrepreneurs-upbeat-about-qatars-growth.html)



- UAE in Oman refinery joint venture talks (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/179076-uae-in-oman-refinery-joint-venture-talks.html)



- Dubai unveils Dh12b solar energy park (http://gulfnews.com/business/investment/dubai-unveils-dh12b-solar-energy-park-1.963809)



- Project will generate 1,000MW of power when complete (http://gulfnews.com/business/investment/dubai-unveils-dh12b-solar-energy-park-1.963809)



- Delay for UAE crude oil pipeline (http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/energy/delay-for-uae-crude-oil-pipeline)



- Solar park will generate 10MW of power in 2013 (http://gulfnews.com/business/investment/solar-park-will-generate-10mw-of-power-in-2013-1.963753)



- Jordan, Qatar plan offshore gas terminal (http://gulfnews.com/business/oil-gas/jordan-qatar-plan-offshore-gas-terminal-1.963777)



- China, India to lead Asia energy demand growth’ (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=480000&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

Smart
16-01-2012, 04:15 PM
- German investors plan $2 billion solar energy project in Oman (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/79474)

- China company to invest $200 million in Bahrain (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=321692)

- GCC-Germany trade at €16.98b in 2010 (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120116115650)

- Gulf construction industry stable at $1.8tr despite challenges (http://gulfnews.com/business/construction/gulf-construction-industry-stable-at-1-8tr-despite-challenges-1.966370)

- GCC: What to expect in 2012 (http://arabnews.com/economy/article563459.ece)

- Salmond leaps at chance to warm Scottish green energy with Masdar (http://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/salmond-leaps-at-chance-to-warm-scottish-green-energy-with-masdar)

- Factory eyes growing demand (http://gulfnews.com/business/construction/factory-eyes-growing-demand-1.965759)

- Cement industry under pressure (http://gulfnews.com/business/construction/cement-industry-under-pressure-1.965758)

- UAE economy goes from strong to stronger (http://gulfnews.com/business/opinion/uae-economy-goes-from-strong-to-stronger-1.965724)

- Aramco aims to boost refining capacity to 8mn barrels a day (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=480823&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Saudi 2011 inflation at lowest in 4 years (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=480824&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Saudi ready to meet a rise in oil demand: Naimi (http://www.khaleejtimes.com/biz/inside.asp?xfile=/data/business/2012/January/business_January246.xml&section=business)

- Cleaner fuel milestone: Qatargas, Samsung sign deal for Laffan refinery (http://arabnews.com/economy/article562665.ece)

- Budget shows Kingdom keen to stimulate nonoil economy (http://arabnews.com/economy/article561477.ece)

Smart
19-01-2012, 02:14 PM
- UAE's inflation steady despite spending boost (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=321960)

- Construction boom in Kingdom and Qatar to boost GCC cement demand (http://arabnews.com/economy/article564993.ece)

- Green light for carbon capture enterprise (http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/energy/green-light-for-carbon-capture-enterprise)

- Gulf ‘must strive for greater level of energy efficiency'About 6% of power bills can be reduced (http://gulfnews.com/business/general/gulf-must-strive-for-greater-level-of-energy-efficiency-1.967385)

- Qatar moving ahead with diversification: Official (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/180003-qatar-moving-ahead-with-diversification-official.html)

- Further dramatic growth for Sohar Free Zone predicted (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/79782)

- King urges collaboration between industries, universities in research (http://arabnews.com/economy/article564639.ece)

- Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE drive trade growth (http://arabnews.com/economy/article564618.ece)

- Food security top priority for region (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/79597)

- Opec raises 2012 forecast, but warns of uncertainty (http://www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&id=110065&heading=Business)

- Saudi Aramco targets China amid $200 billion spending spree (http://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/saudi-aramco-targets-china-amid-200-billion-spending-spree)

Admin
24-01-2012, 01:45 PM
Here are som more news.
You can browse details by clicking on the link titles.


- Economic City studied (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=322244)

- 50 job centers to be set up for women soon: Labor minister (http://arabnews.com/economy/article567266.ece)

- Power sector to grow at fast pace in GCC (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/80538)

- UAE plans to pump $98bn into oil sector (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/180734-uae-plans-to-pump-98bn-into-oil-sector.html)

- Two industrial cities to take shape in Abu Dhabi (http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/two-industrial-cities-to-take-shape-in-abu-dhabi-1.970186)

- Qatar Economy to see strong growth (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/180743-qatars-economy-to-see-strong-growth-.html)

- No cash from emerging economies until given more clout, says Saudi (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/180738-no-cash-from-emerging-economies-until-given-more-clout-says-saudi.html)

- Kuwait spends $11b for 2010-11 projects (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120120115897)

- Aramco likely to pump first shale gas by 2020 (http://gulfnews.com/business/oil-gas/aramco-likely-to-pump-first-shale-gas-by-2020-1.970135)

- Gulf call for bigger role in IMF after euro rescue (http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/economics/gulf-call-for-bigger-role-in-imf-after-euro-rescue)

- KOM participates in 13th Gulf industrialists’ conference in Riyadh (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/80410)

- MENA represents immediate future for renewable energy (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/80415)

- China set to boost Qatar spend with SMEs focus (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=482144&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- By Santhosh V Perumal/Business Reporter (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=482144&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Masdar to build solar power plant in Tonga (http://gulfnews.com/business/construction/masdar-to-build-solar-power-plant-in-tonga-1.968392)

- Saudi Arabia may produce excess oil to keep price stable (http://www.omantribune.com/archives/index.php?page=news&id=110380&heading=Business&archdate=2012-01-21)

- GDP rises 20.7% on firm oil (http://www.omantribune.com/archives/index.php?page=news&id=110378&heading=Business&archdate=2012-01-21)

Admin
30-01-2012, 04:45 PM
This new update gathered from diffrenet sources.
Click on the toipc title for more details

- Saudi inflation to average 4.3% this year (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120130116565)

- Saudi foreign assets rise to record (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120130116567)

- Modon inks SR700m electricity deals to spur investment (http://arabnews.com/economy/article569070.ece)

- Qatar to spend $25bn on petchem growth by 2020 (http://arabnews.com/economy/article569081.ece)

- Dubai Industrial City launches $204m storage facilities (http://arabnews.com/economy/article569011.ece)

- Qatar’s foreign assets seen rising to $210bn this year (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=483676&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Kuwait 2011 inflation at 3-yr high, seen subsiding Benign price pressures expected in 2012: analyst (http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/178903/reftab/73/t/Kuwait-2011-inflation-at-3-yr-high-seen-subsiding/Default.aspx)

- GCC hopes to see stability in oil market (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120129116502)

- Saudi Aramco invests in young work force (http://arabnews.com/economy/article568765.ece)

- Aramco CEO commends pioneering technology (http://arabnews.com/economy/article568766.ece)

- Dubai Industrial City launches $204m storage facilities (http://arabnews.com/economy/article569011.ece)

- Dubai Industrial City launches second phase of storage facilities (http://www.khaleejtimes.com/biz/inside.asp?xfile=/data/uaebusiness/2012/January/uaebusiness_January71.xml&section=uaebusiness)

- Qatar spending on education among highest (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar/181399-qatar-spending-on-education-among-highest.html)

- GCC economies real GDP growth at 4.6% in 2012 Oil markets to remain firm (http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/179014/reftab/73/Default.aspx)

- Saudi trade balance records SR541bn surplus (http://arabnews.com/economy/article568534.ece)

- MENA: Geopolitical risk weighs on GCC assets (http://arabnews.com/economy/article568520.ece)

Admin
11-02-2012, 02:33 PM
This a new update.

- Saudi energy investment at $141b in 5 years biggest in MENA region (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120202116771)

- Gulf set to become global aluminium destination (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=484008&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Saudi Arabia top destination for Brazilian exports (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120202116775)

- Saudi economy expected to grow 3.8% in 2012
(http://arabnews.com/economy/article570124.ece)
- Ras Al-Khaimah generates AED400m from tourist sector (http://arabnews.com/economy/article570119.ece)

- Salalah Free Zone seeks foreign investment in ‘green’ energy (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/81640)

- Qatar to finish first phase of railway project by 2020 (http://gulfnews.com/business/general/qatar-to-finish-first-phase-of-railway-project-by-2020-1.974138)

- Qatar’s trade volumes to grow 160% by 2025: HSBC (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=483850&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Gulf inflation to stay moderate this year (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=483853&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Turkey seeks a major role in growth of UAE's non-oil trade (http://gulfnews.com/business/investment/turkey-seeks-a-major-role-in-growth-of-uae-s-non-oil-trade-1.973640)

- Commerce expected to increase from Dh16.1b to Dh36.7b by 2015 (http://gulfnews.com/business/investment/turkey-seeks-a-major-role-in-growth-of-uae-s-non-oil-trade-1.973640)

- Oman plans 230km gas pipeline to once-sleepy fishing village (http://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/oman-plans-230km-gas-pipeline-to-once-sleepy-fishing-village)

- Major infrastructure projects in focus (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/81488)

- Oman economy shows signs of resilience (http://arabnews.com/economy/article569378.ece)

- Kuwait Cement & concrete conference (http://www.promediakw.com/2012/cement/)

Admin
11-02-2012, 02:36 PM
This is another update

- Saudi non-oil private sector on the surge (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=323159)

- Dubai FDI brings AED3.44bn into economy (http://arabnews.com/economy/article571550.ece)

- Real GDP to advance 3.8 pct; inflation to ease back to 4.0% Consumer sector seen to perform well (http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/179262/reftab/73/Default.aspx)

- Qatar budget surplus seen expanding by 10% of GDP (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=484835&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- UAE cement makers mix it up by exporting
(http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/markets/uae-cement-makers-mix-it-up-by-exporting)
- Gulf can cope with 2012 maturities, some restructuring (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=484842&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Saudi-German team develops fuel formula to cut emissions (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120205116941)

- Kingdom’s spending drive to generate solid short-term growth (http://arabnews.com/economy/article571198.ece)

- Arabtec has Dh265m in Abu Dhabi projects (http://gulfnews.com/business/construction/arabtec-has-dh265m-in-abu-dhabi-projects-1.973600)

- Railway project first phase in 2019 (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/182163-railway-project-first-phase-in-2019.html)

- KSA, Kuwait to go ahead with Dorra (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120203116830)

Admin
11-02-2012, 02:41 PM
This is today's update....

- Saudi Electricity plans new oil fired power plant in Jeddah (http://arabnews.com/economy/article573057.ece)

- Ministry plans productivity centre for industries to boost efficiency (http://www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&id=111826&heading=Business)

- Quality top agenda for $1tn GCC projects industry (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/82575)

- Dubai SMEs will receive funds from Abu Dhabi bank (http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/dubai-smes-will-receive-funds-from-abu-dhabi-bank-1.977900)

- NBAD will offer financial services to businesses in the emirate (http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/dubai-smes-will-receive-funds-from-abu-dhabi-bank-1.977900)

- UAE to pump more crude to Asia amid Iran embargo (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=485500&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Bahrain Logistics Zone seals major deal with SAMEL (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=323363)

- QIMC extrusion subsidiary to start production in Q1 (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=485358&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Green building technology gains ground in Kingdom (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120208117135)

- Saudi petrochem firms form body to counter anti-dumping duties (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120208117136)

- UAE seeks alternative energy sources as electricity use rises (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120208117138)

- Construction of Sur integrated steel plant to start in Q3 (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/82443)

- Qatar’s N-power plan ‘economically feasible’ (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/182591-qatars-n-power-plan-economically-feasible.html)

- Qatar’s budget surplus at QR42.2bn in fiscal Q2 (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/182589-qatars-budget-surplus-at-qr422bn-in-fiscal-q2.html)

- Qatar ’11 exports to Brazil at $238.4mn (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=485359&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- SR300 billion for SME projects (http://arabnews.com/economy/article571997.ece)

- AED883m projects to meet Dubai power demand (http://arabnews.com/economy/article572020.ece)

- Oman Oil Co to develop Musandam power project (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/82329)

- IBQ official forecasts $75bn budget surplus over 5 years (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/182466-ibq-official-forecasts-75bn-budget-surplus-over-5-years.html)

- Middle East to inject $180bn into new power, water, energy projects (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/82327)

Admin
13-02-2012, 05:52 PM
This is a new update.
Good surfing

- Hyundai well geared for Musandam Gas Plant execution (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/83016)

- QRail signs QR1.95bn contract with QDVC (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/183184-qrail-signs-qr195bn-contract-with-qdvc.html)

- Nuclear plant work in progress with 2017 target (http://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/nuclear-plant-work-in-progress-with-2017-target)

- $1trn GCC projects 'focus on quality' (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=323535)

- SABIC, Sinopec, Trinidad mull methanol plant (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120212117384)

- Kingdom accounts for 57% of locally domiciled funds (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120212117385)

- GCC’s construction work largest per capita globally (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120212117390)

- UAE-US trade soars to record high at $18.3b (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120212117391)

- Abahsain, Flowserve cement ties with new manufacturing plant in Dammam (http://arabnews.com/economy/article573897.ece)

- Fall in Qatar’s inflation rate due to property oversupply: Report (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/183076-fall-in-qatars-inflation-rate-due-to-property-oversupply-report.html)

- Qatar to invest $25bn to expand petrochemicals industry (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/183075-qatar-to-invest-25bn-to-expand-petrochemicals-industry-.html)

- US to invest over $8bn in Qatar (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=485951&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Abu Dhabi inflation declines in January (http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/abu-dhabi-inflation-declines-in-january-1.979262)

- Big obstacles for Dubai's SMEs (http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/economics/big-obstacles-for-dubais-smes)

- Saudi private sector employed 7m workers in 2011 (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120211117320)

- Major deals are signed at show (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=323433)

- Qatar spending to rise sharply (http://arabnews.com/economy/article573496.ece)

- Qatar and S. Korea sign natural gas supply deal (http://arabnews.com/economy/article573495.ece)

- Kingdom retail sales to reach SR394.13bn by 2015 (http://arabnews.com/economy/article573489.ece)

- Kuwait budget surplus widens, spending slow (http://new.kuwaittimes.net/2012/02/09/kuwait-budget-surplus-widens-spending-slow/)

- Jindal Shadeed firms up plans for $500m pelletising project at Sohar (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/82787)

Admin
27-02-2012, 03:40 PM
These are new articles.

- Oman: majan Electricity to invest RO 108m for modernisation (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/84791)

- QFIB arm opens plastic facility in Abu Dhabi (http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=489069&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28)

- Bahrain: Businesses to benefit from Tamkeen push (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=324512)

- GCC food imports may double to $53b by 2020 (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120226118325)

- UAE remains largest Arab market with 28% imports (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20120224118197)

- Oman: commissioning of Jindal Shadeed’s Steel Melt Shop set for 2013 (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/84662)

- Qatar:single digit growth this year: Dr Ibrahim (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/184771-single-digit-growth-this-year-dr-ibrahim.html)

- Non-hydrocarbons sector to boost Qatar’s growth (http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/business-news/184774-non-hydrocarbons-sector-to-boost-qatars-growth-.html)

- Bahrain: expo City project is on track (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=324471)

- SABIC makes rapid progress with supply chain management (http://arabnews.com/economy/article579732.ece)

- Saudi private consumption growth remains robust in Kingdom (http://arabnews.com/economy/article579059.ece)

- 2,460 entrepreneurs attend training at MOCI in Oman (http://www.omantribune.com/archives/index.php?page=news&id=112832&heading=Oman&archdate=2012-02-24)

Admin
14-12-2012, 01:01 PM
GCC retail sector robust (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20121210145495)






Kuwait salaries seen rising by 4.4% in 2012 (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20121210145499)






MENA holds 88tn cubic meters of proven gas deposits: Apicorp (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20121210145498)






QNB upgrades Qatar growth forecast to 5.6% for ’12 (http://www.gulf-times.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?AID=335044&CatID=191&Title=QNB%20upgrades%20Qatar%20growth%20forecast%2 0to%205.6%25%20for%20’12)






LNG export destinations are being diversified, says QNB (http://www.arabnews.com/lng-export-destinations-are-being-diversified-says-qnb)






Oman:Muna Noor Plastic Industries plant opened at Sohar Industrial Zone (http://www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&id=133177&heading=Business)






New Kuwait business law aims at improving sector’ (http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/190863/reftab/73/Default.aspx)






Amiantit Oman’s new precast concrete gravity plant opens (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/132508)






Qatar gas exports on SPA set to scale up to 64mn tonnes by ’14 (http://www.gulf-times.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?AID=334935&CatID=191&Title=Qatar%20gas%20exports%20on%20SPA%20set%20to% 20scale%20up%20to%2064mn%20tonnes%20by%20’14)






UAE Cabinet approves law on SMEs (http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/government/uae-cabinet-approves-law-on-smes-1.1116368)






UAE GDP seen growing at 4.5% this year (http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/uae-gdp-seen-growing-at-4-5-this-year-1.1115977)






Abu Dhabi eyes 23% of power from N-sources (http://www.khaleejtimes.com/biz/inside.asp?xfile=/data/uaebusiness/2012/December/uaebusiness_December128.xml&section=uaebusiness)






Countries have to close ranks to cut greenhouse gas emission: Al-Naimi (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20121208145292)






Saudi:Kingdom’s nominal GDP to reach SR 2.35 trillion (http://www.arabnews.com/kingdom%E2%80%99s-nominal-gdp-reach-sr-235-trillion)






Oman Gas lines up 300m-rial investment to boost network (http://www.omantribune.com/archives/index.php?page=news&id=133096&heading=Business&archdate=2012-12-08)

Support
17-12-2012, 05:15 PM
KSA, UAE to lead MENA renewable energy drive (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20121217146224)
New Doha airport to open in April 2013 (http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar/218290-new-doha-airport-to-open-in-april-2013.html)
Tejar Dubai launched to support SMEs (http://www.khaleejtimes.com/biz/inside.asp?xfile=/data/uaebusiness/2012/December/uaebusiness_December269.xml&section=uaebusiness)
Saudi: Al-Ahsa allocates industrial land for women (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20121216146130)
Sanofi lays foundation stone for its plant in KAEC (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20121216146133)
Saudi: Kingdom to invest SR 365 bn in railways by 2040 (http://www.arabnews.com/kingdom-invest-sr-365-bn-railways-2040)
UAE industrial exports post 16.1% growth in 2011 (http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/uae-industrial-exports-post-16-1-growth-in-2011-1.1119700)
Almost a third of family firms in Gulf have female board members (http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/economics/almost-a-third-of-family-firms-in-gulf-have-female-board-members)
Female presence brings board benefits (http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/economics/female-presence-brings-board-benefits)
Oman taps into private sector to create jobs (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20121215146033)
SR150 million Al-Fursan industrial complex company established (http://www.arabnews.com/sr150-million-al-fursan-industrial-complex-company-established)
Kuwait:inflation ‘to remain’ modest through ’13 (http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/191067/reftab/36/Default.aspx)
Abu Dhabi inflation up 1.2% in 2012 (http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/abu-dhabi-inflation-up-1-2-in-2012-1.1119139)
Prospects for Qatar’s economy remain promising (http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/prospects-for-qatar-s-economy-remain-promising-1.1118928)
Investment in key projects 'positive' (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=343710)

Smart
03-01-2013, 07:10 PM
More news here

Saudi pharma market to reach $4.7b by 2016 (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130103147934)
Oman unveils $33.5b spending to create more jobs (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130103147940)
Saudi:7 billion east-west railway project on target (http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/7-billion-east-west-railway-project-target)
Kuwait: Municipality to build 3 new recycling plants (http://news.kuwaittimes.net/2013/01/03/municipality-to-build-3-new-recycling-plants/)
GCC funding for Oman’s RO 6bn rail project (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/136768)
Oman Petrochem industry accounts for 5.5pc of GDP (http://main.omanobserver.om/node/136764)
Nascent aluminium recycling shines on GCC economy (http://gulfnews.com/business/markets/nascent-aluminium-recycling-shines-on-gcc-economy-1.1127018)
Bahrain's private sector rebounds (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=344829)
Bahrain:investments in kingdom 'may top $45 billion' (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=344855)
Saudi:E-commerce in Kingdom needs legislation to thrive (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130102147822)
Saudi:Kingdom remains biggest GCC exporter to Japan (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130102147821)
Saudi:most of kingdom's millennium goals achieved (http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/most-kingdoms-millennium-goals-achieved)
Qatar: law to regulate public-private partnership soon (http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar-business/220260-law-to-regulate-public-private-partnership-soon.html)
Qatar’s population rises by 7.5pc to 1.83m in 2012 (http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar/220294-qatar’s-population-rises-by-75pc-to-183m-in-2012.html)
Oman boosts spend plans (http://www.gulf-times.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?AID=337285&CatID=191&Title=Oman%20boosts%20spend%20plans)
Extractive industries pitch in 5% to Abu Dhabi’s 2011 GDP (http://www.khaleejtimes.com/biz/inside.asp?xfile=/data/uaebusiness/2013/January/uaebusiness_January19.xml&section=uaebusiness)
UAE-Japan trade exchanges up (http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/uae-japan-trade-exchanges-up-1.1126976)
Gas production from Tabuk site will begin soon (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130101147752)
Dubai to cut budget deficit by 18% in 2013 (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130101147734)
Saudi:SEC inks SR1.6b power lines deals (http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130101147738)
Oman witnesses robust economic boom in 2012 (http://www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&id=134798&heading=Oman)
Qatar’s foreign investment hits QR163.8bn in 2012 (http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar-business/220133-qatar’s-foreign-investment-hits-qr1638bn-in-2012.html)
Qatar:imports rise, balance of merchandise trade drops (http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar-business/220131-imports-rise-balance-of-merchandise-trade-drops.html)
Qatar construction to top Gulf amid $150bn spending plans (http://www.gulf-times.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?AID=337182&CatID=191&Title=Qatar%20construction%20to%20top%20Gulf%20ami d%20$150bn%20spending%20plans)

Admin
04-05-2013, 04:47 PM
More Economic News from the Region


Food consumption in GCC to reach 49m tonnes by 2017 (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2774437715&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=4865&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmain.omanobserver.om%2Fnode%2F162 768)



Oman Observer - 02 May 2013



By A Staff Reporter — MUSCAT — Food consumption in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region will expand at a CAGR of 3.1 per cent over 2012-17, reaching 49.






Shaikh Khalifa issues law on Global Marketplace Abu Dhabi (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2775532815&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=47966&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gulfinthemedia.com%2Findex.ph p%3Fm%3Deconomics%26id%3D646184%26lang%3Den)



Gulf in the Media - 02 May 2013



The President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has issued a law on the Global Marketplace Abu Dhabi.






Oman Tender Board Chairman visits Amiantit Oman Concrete Products LLC (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2774209434&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=77795&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zawya.com%2Fstory%2FOman_Tend er_Board_Chairman_visits_Amiantit_Oman_Concrete_Pr oducts_LLC-ZAWYA20130501114427%2F)



Zawya.com - 01 May 2013



The Chairman of the Tender Board , H.E. Dr. Rasheed bin al Safi al Huraibi, visited the newly built manufacturing facility of the Amiantit Oman Concrete Products recently.






Abu Dhabi, Dubai Should Compete For Foreign Investment (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2774062786&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=4876&url=http%3A%2F%2Fgulfbusiness.com%2F2013%2F05%2Fab u-dhabi-dubai-should-compete-for-foreign-investment%2F)



Gulf Business - 01 May 2013



Competition between the emirates encourages excellence, say officials.






Siemens to help enhance Abu Dhabi power supply with high-voltage substation at Mirfa (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2773938500&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=77795&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zawya.com%2Fstory%2FSiemens_t o_help_enhance_Abu_Dhabi_power_supply_with_highvol tage_substation_at_Mirfa-ZAWYA20130501075106%2F)



Zawya.com - 01 May 2013



Siemens wins turnkey contract for grid substation from TRANSCO Mirfa deal to help Abu Dhabi meet growing demand for electricity Siemens to supply, deliver, install, test and hand over the project Siemens , the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the energy, infr






Raysut Cement plans to invest in Duqm terminal (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2773760407&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=77795&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zawya.com%2Fstory%2FRaysut_Ce ment_plans_to_invest_in_Duqm_terminal-ZAWYA20130501043011%2F)



Zawya.com - 01 May 2013



Muscat: Raysut Cement Company ( RCC ), the Sultanate's largest cement producer, is planning to build a cement handling terminal at Duqm port in partnership with other investors, besides investing in mines there to explore limestone for the company's cement plants.






Al Jazeera Steel Q1 income rises, despite fall in sales, revenue (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2773627821&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=4142&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ameinfo.com%2Fal-jazeera-steel-q1-income-rises-339735)



AME Info (EN) - 01 May 2013



Oman's Al Jazeera Steel Products Co has reported a 23% rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2013, despite an overall dip in sales volume and revenue, Muscat Daily has reported.






Cluttons In Dubai: Healthy Growth Within The Dubai Industrial And Logistics Sector Q1 2013 (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2772174398&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=95637&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uaetoday.com%2Fnews_details.a sp%3Fnewsid%3D43394)



UAE Today - 30 April 2013



Non-free zone areas such as Dubai Industrial City (DI) and Dubai Investment Park (DIP) maintain popularity TEXT LINKS Web Design E-Marketing Car Rentals Cluttons, the real estate specialist which has enjoyed a dedicated Middle Eastern presence since 1976, today releases its Q1 market report for Du






Poland-UAE mutual trade increased 13% in 2012 (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2772027821&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=181618&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeandexportme.com%2F2013%2 F04%2Fpoland-uae-mutual-trade-increased-13-in-2012%2F)



Trade and Export Middle East - 30 April 2013



Mutual trade between Poland and the UAE has increased more than 13%, from USD 400 million in 2011 to USD 453 million in 2012, the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAlilZ) said ahead of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) scheduled to be organised in Dubai from 30th April to 2nd May,






FCC to set up new cement mill with Thai firm (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2771954017&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=1539&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradearabia.com%2Fnews%2FIND_ 235019.html)



Trade Arabia - 30 April 2013



Falcon Cement Company (FCC), the first Bahrain-based fully integrated cement producer, has signed an engineering service agreement with Thailand’s LV Technology (LVT) to upgrade and set up a new backup cement mill.






Arab Spring enhanced EU-GCC ties (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2771945907&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=47966&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gulfinthemedia.com%2Findex.ph p%3Fm%3Dpolitics%26id%3D645791%26lang%3Den)



Gulf in the Media - 30 April 2013



Despite major differences over petrochemical industries, carbon tax and human rights issues, the Arab Spring has prompted closer cooperation between the European Union (EU) and GCC countries.






Oman Cement plans to raise its capacity (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2771915853&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=77795&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zawya.com%2Fstory%2FOman_Ceme nt_plans_to_raise_its_capacity-ZAWYA20130430041804%2F)



Zawya.com - 30 April 2013



Muscat: Oman Cement Company ( OCC ), the second leading cement producer in the Sultanate, said it is in the process of increasing its cement grinding capacity by installing a new cement mill of 150 tonnes per hour capacity in near future.






Emal said to secure funds for Kizad plant expansion (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2771409228&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=68419&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.ae%2Ffeatured-content%2Fchannel-page%2Fbusiness%2Fmiddle-article-list%2Femal-said-to-secure-funds-for-kizad-plant-expansion)



The National - 30 April 2013



Emirates Aluminium, known as Emal, has secured financing for the world's biggest aluminium smelter, to be built in the new Khalifa Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi.






Manufacturers will be able to apply for seal of approval, Abu Dhabi forum told (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2771247114&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=68419&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.ae%2Fnews%2Fuae-news%2Fmanufacturers-will-be-able-to-apply-for-seal-of-approval-abu-dhabi-forum-told)



The National - 29 April 2013



ABU DHABI // Manufacturers of a host of new products - including medical equipment and toys - will be able to apply for a mark of safety this year as part of new conformity schemes.






Drinks put the fizz into Agthia (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2771072566&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=68419&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.ae%2Fthenationalc onversation%2Findustry-insights%2Fretail%2Fdrinks-put-the-fizz-into-agthia)



The National - 29 April 2013



Agthia Group earned fat profits from drink sales in the first quarter as the Abu Dhabi food producer increased regional operations. The company, which owns the Al Ain mineral water brand, registered a 38 per cent increase in net profits in the first three months of the year to Dh37 million, while s






Dubai recognises 32 companies and entities for Business Excellence Awards (http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=2770999408&userId=1293934&cId=366058&agentId=672727&type=2&s=4465&url=http%3A%2F%2Fgulfnews.com%2Fbusiness%2Fgeneral %2Fdubai-recognises-32-companies-and-entities-for-business-excellence-awards-1.1176984)



Gulf News - 29 April 2013



Shaikh Mohammad attends the 18th Business Excellence Awards ceremony