Saturday 19 August 2017

Expo Dubai to enlist GCC merchandise manufacturers

From custom caps and cufflinks to tailor-made towels and teapots, Expo 2020 Dubai is looking for manufacturers in the Gulf for two important merchandising categories – apparel and homeware, according to organisers. The Expo team seeks producers of these goods, from internat


Abu Dhabi foils bids to smuggle 4,044 items in H1

The General Administration of Customs - Abu Dhabi intercepted various attempts to smuggle 4,044 banned items, including drugs, medication, tobacco and other illegal substances, during the first half of 2017, a report said. The number of custom’s reports that were issued dur


110 UAE listed firms post $8.7bn net profit in H1

A total of 110 listed companies in the UAE reported profits worth Dh31.9 billion ($8.68 billion) during the first half (H1) of the year, as compared to Dh32 billion in the corresponding period last year, a report said. The positive financial results announced by national banks fo


Tareq Al Hosani appointed CEO of Tawazun Economic Council

Abu Dhabi-based Tawazun Economic Council has announced the appointment of Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani as the chief executive officer of the council and Tawazun Holding, a Wam news agency report said. The council was founded in 1992 to fulfil a vision of comprehensive and sustain


Hensoldt to present latest sensor tech at UK event

Germany-based Hensoldt, a newly formed sensor firm, will present its broad range of sensor technologies at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) 2017, a leading event for the global defence and security sector, next month, in the UK. The event will take place fr


Descartes Systems acquires MacroPoint

Canada-based Descartes Systems Group, a global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has acquired US-based MacroPoint, an electronic transportation network providing location-based truck tracking and predictive freight capacity data content. Descartes acqu


Alba supports anti-drug abuse activities

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, has marked the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by sponsoring and partnering with Bahrain’s General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science in many anti-drug related


Dubai Ruler tours Airbus manufacturing plant

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, recently toured the Airbus Plant in Hamburg, Germany, said a report. He was accompanied by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of


InfoFort drives digital transformation at Sohar Port

InfoFort, an Aramex company and a leading information management solution provider in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has announced the successful implementation of an electronic document management system and digitisation of the physical records at the Sohar Port and Freezone in Oman.


Top firms form consortium for automotive big data

A number of industry leaders have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data. The companies include: Denso Corporation, Ericsson, Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

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