Salalah Free Zone attracts two major investments
Oman Observer - 06 May 2013
By Kaushalendra Singh — SALALAH — The Salalah Free Zone (SFZ) has attracted two major investments in vehicle assembly and manufacturing of chocolates and cocoa derivatives.

More JVs with South Korea
Oman Observer - 06 May 2013
By Bader al Kiyumi — SEOUL — The growing relations and co-operation between Oman and South Korea have resulted in rise of high-level exchanges between the two countries.

First Abu Dhabi competitiveness report out
The Gulf Today - 06 May 2013
Abu Dhabi: Competitiveness Office of Abu Dhabi (Coad), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (Added), has issued the first competitiveness report, which aims to improve the business climate in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Plans afoot to increase power generation capacity by 2500MW
Times of Oman - 05 May 2013
Muscat: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) is conducting a detailed study to find a suitable location for an independent power plant in Duqm, which is expected to have a generation capacity in the region of 200-300MW.

DED calls for greater investment in people
The National - 05 May 2013
Abu Dhabi has put forward a series of recommendations to help meet its human development targets and create a knowledge economy. The emirate-wide initiatives include setting up a branch of the Petroleum Institute in the Western Region, the creation of a detailed employee database and government-sub

Abu Dhabi Competitiveness Report issued
Gulf News - 05 May 2013
Report highlighted the need to promote economic diversification

Oman Power and Water Summit highlights key projects in addition to energy policy review and PAEW's HSE requirements
Zawya.com - 05 May 2013
Muscat, Oman, 5 May 2013: Held in co-operation with the Public Authority of Electricity and Water (PAEW), the third annual Oman Power and Water Summit organised along with IQPC Middle East and GEC, attracted over 70 local and international expert speakers and panellists.

Dubai Municipality presents Green Industry Award 2013 to Gulf Extrusions for sustained environmental achievements
Emirates Week - 05 May 2013
May 4, 2013 Gulf Extrusions, a leading global manufacturer of extruded aluminum products, has announced that it has received the Green Industry Award 2013 from Dubai Municipality in recognition of the company’s exemplary environmental achievements over the past years.

Afza sees 40% growth
Khaleej Times - 04 May 2013
DUBAI - Ajman Free Zone was able to attract 900 new companies in 2012 and it expects up to 40 per cent growth in 2013 compared to last year with a new installment-based payment plan that will help woo more investors, a top official said.

Cluttons in Dubai: Healthy growth within Dubai industrial and logistics sector …
Dubai News - 04 May 2013
Cluttons continues to see healthy growth within this sector with a steady demand from new businesses entering the market and renewed confidence amongst existing players.

Qatar is urged to do more for small firms
Gulf in the Media - 04 May 2013
Qatar should do a lot more to encourage Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), urged an award-winning young Qatari businesswoman, who had to fund her successful venture from personal savings after struggling to raise money.

Abu Dhabi's new free zone will strengthen UAE: Paper
Zawya.com - 03 May 2013
Abu Dhabi, 3rd May 2013 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi's independent financial free zone promises to strengthen the UAE's overall place in the regional economy, a daily paper commented today.

Oman’s SFZ seeks investments from GCC companies
Trade and Export Middle East - 01 May 2013
Salalah Free Zone’s business meetings with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) based companies have resulted in significant benefits, including the establishment of joint task forces with GCC to study some projects in Salalah Free Zone (SFZ).