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The EIU predicts China will be the largest export market for the GCC by 2020.
December 17, 2014 - 02:27 GMT
Developing countries in Asia - particularly China and India - are rapidly becoming the biggest trading partners with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries ahead of other regions

July 27, 2011

Salma Hareb, CEO of Economic Zones World thanked all employees involved in the process for their support and involvement honoured specific individuals and departments for their vital contributions
11:28 GMT
(press release)

Economic Zones World recently hosted a dinner to recognize the contributions of its employees and celebrate Jafza’s Dubai Quality Award (DQA) win for excellence in the service sector.

Abu Dhabi International Airport
09:37 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi International Airport today launched its new website,, introducing a range of innovative features.

Jordan’s Minister of Water and Irrigation, Mohammad Al Najjar
07:58 GMT
(press release)

The Jordan Ministry of Water and Irrigation has reported improved customer service as a result of deploying the all-in-one, IP communications software suite, Customer Interaction Center.

Abraaj Capital
06:53 GMT
(press release)

Abraaj Capital confirmed that following a review, it is no longer currently exploring a transaction with Citadel Capital, a private equity firm based in Cairo and listed on the Egyptian Exchange.

July 26, 2011

Participants at GOP's briefing session
09:41 GMT
(press release)

GOP held a briefing session for all potential bidders of the Khalifa Bin Salman Port service area project, to be built within the premises of the port.

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority has scheduled several inspection campaigns for the year 2011, all aiming towards awareness, advising and guiding owners of food establishments and employees without implementing any penalties
09:14 GMT
(press release)

Field Operations Department at Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority has carried out a penalty-free food inspection campaign in the Western Region.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, inaugurating the branch of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development in Ras Al Khaimah
07:30 GMT

Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, opened the branch of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development to help develop local enterprises in the emirate.

Mohamed Sharaf, Chief Executive Officer, DP World
06:53 GMT
(press release)

DP World’s global portfolio of container terminals has continued to build on the excellent start to 2011 with the momentum continuing into the second quarter.

July 25, 2011

Emma Hamilton, Middle East Marketing Manager at Seatrade
14:10 GMT
(press release)

Middle East Workboats 2011, returns to Abu Dhabi at a time when the maritime industry is rapidly accelerating in countries across the Gulf.

Each DGCX Indian Rupee Options contract represents 2 million Rupees
11:02 GMT
(press release)

DGCX is set to expand its Indian Rupee (INR) product offering with the launch of an INR Options Contract on September 26, 2011.

Khalifa bin Ali Al-Hetmi, Qatar Navigation’s President and CEO
06:36 GMT

Qatar Navigation announced the financial results for the first half of 2011, which ended on June 30.

July 24, 2011

Smart cards have become a part of our daily lives and the reliance on such technology is growing
14:04 GMT
(press release)

The Middle East and North Africa smart cards market will reach USD 328.5 million by 2014, with the telecommunication sector accounting for 64.4% of all smart card sales.

Dubai’s annual industrial production is estimated at AED200 billion, with total exports of AED68 billion accounting for 34% of the total production
10:35 GMT
(press release)

Owing to increased government support and funding, the UAE’s manufacturing sector was among the largest non-oil contributor to Dubai’s GDP since 2009.

Nhava Sheva is DP World's busiest Indian facility
06:42 GMT
(press release)

DP World has inaugurated a pilot solar power system at its busiest Indian facility, Nhava Sheva, which will allow the Mumbai terminal to harness solar energy for its energy requirements.

July 21, 2011

Sheikh Saud Al Qasimi during his visit to RAK Free Trade Zone Technology Park
07:15 GMT

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, paid an official visit to the RAK Free Trade Zone Technology Park today.