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    ADNOC and Saudi Aramco Sign Framework Agreement on Strategic Natural Gas and LNG Cooperation

    ADNOC and Saudi Aramco to explore potential areas for mutual collaboration in the LNG value chain Agreement underlines ADNOC’s ambition to capitalize on the rising global LNG demand to secure greater access to key growth markets  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 12, 2018:   The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed, today, a framework agreement with Saudi Aramco (Aramco) to explore potential opportunities for collaboration in the natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sectors. The cooperation brings together two of the world’s leading energy producers from the Arabian Gulf to work together in an area of strategic importance for both companies as they seek to boost revenues from natural gas and LNG business segments. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al ......read more

    Mubadala Petroleum to acquire an interest in the Nour Concession in Egypt

    Abu Dhabi, 12 November 2018:    Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has agreed with Eni to purchase a 20 percent participating interest from Eni’s share in the Nour North Sinai Offshore Area (”Nour”) concession, an offshore exploration block in Egypt. Eni is the operator of the concession through its subsidiary, IEOC. In the concession, which is in participation with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Eni holds an 85 percent interest in partnership with Tharwa Petroleum Company, which holds a 15 percent interest.  The completion of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions, including receiving approvals from the relevant Egyptian Government authorities. This transaction would mark Mubadala Petroleum’s second acquisition in Egypt. The company ......read more

    ADNOC CEO Says Oil and Gas Industry a Critical Enabler of Economic Growth in 4th Industrial Age in ADIPEC Keynote Address

    ADNOC CEO defines central mission of the industry as ‘Oil and Gas 4.0’ – how technology and energy are converging to deliver a step-change in global development ADNOC CEO outlines strategic SPC AED 486 billion capex program and expansion of oil and gas production capacity that will maximize the value of Abu Dhabi’s resources and support growing energy demand Artificial intelligence and big data key pillars of ADNOC’s drive to create more value across its operations ADNOC CEO says recent track record of success only the start of a new era for ADNOC  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 12, 2018:   The global oil and gas will be a critical enabler of economic growth in the 4th Industrial Age, according to His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of ......read more

    Global Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Leaders Discuss Evolving Energy Landscape and Opportunities Created by the 4th Industrial Age

    ADNOC hosts 26 of the world’s leading oil, gas and petrochemicals executives to discuss future growth trends at Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable High-level attendance underlines Abu Dhabi’s position at the center of the conversation shaping the future of the oil and gas industry Role of artificial intelligence, predictive data and analytics and blockchain technologies in helping meet world’s growing demand for energy at centre of conversation Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 11, 2018:   Twenty-six of the world’s leading oil and gas sector leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi, today, for a high-level industry forum focused on the evolving dynamics of the energy landscape and the opportunities for hydrocarbon produced energy to support global growth – today and in the future.  His Highness Sheikh ......read more

    Malaysian Oil & Gas Products and Services Tapping Into the Lucrative Middle East Market

    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:   MATRADE continues to create greater awareness and visibility on Malaysia's capabilities and expertise in providing world class  oil & gas products and services through participation in ADIPEC 2018. This year will be MATRADE’s fifth participation in this annual largest oil & gas exhibition in Middle East which will take place from 12 – 15 November 2018. MATRADE’s trade office in Dubai coordinates participation from seventeen Malaysian companies that will be showcasing various oil & gas products and services.  Among the local expertise to be featured include radiation management and consultancy services to the oil and gas, and mineral processing industries, specialist engineering of well integrity & rehabilitation, fabricate DNV offshore ......read more

    ADNOC Signs Agreement Granting Total a 40% Stake in Unconventional Gas Concession

    Historic unconventionals concession award is the first of its kind in the region Announcement follows Supreme Petroleum Council’s approval of ADNOC’s integrated gas strategy Award propels ADNOC’s target to produce 1 bcfd of unconventional gas before the end of the next decade ADNOC committed to delivering a sustainable and economic gas supply as the UAE works towards achieving gas self-sufficiency and transitioning into a net gas exporter Abu Dhabi – November 11, 2018: On behalf of the Abu Dhabi government, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement with French oil and gas major Total, granting it a 40% stake in the Ruwais Diyab Unconventional Gas Concession. Under the terms of the agreement, Total will explore, appraise and develop the concession area’s unconventional gas ......read more

    Schneider Electric Says Energy Efficiency to Enable Social Change in Dubai in 2019

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 11 November 2018 – Schneider Electric , the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today that digitization through modern technology will be the top factor in enabling sustainable economy and social change across Dubai’s businesses and daily lives in 2019, said Hanan Darwish, Cluster President – Gulf and Pakistan, Schneider Electric during Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Dubai Dialogue 2018 .

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    DP World, UAE Region Wins Seatrade Port & Terminal Operator Award

    Regional trade enabler recognised for operational excellence   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th Nov 2018:   DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its significant contribution to the UAE's trade and outstanding performance by winning the Port and Terminal Operator Award at the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Middle East Awards.   The Award was received by Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region at a gala ceremony in the presence of more than 700 leading maritime industry professionals.   Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “This is another headline day for DP World and all our Dubai-based employees. I congratulate the UAE Region team on their achievements highlighting our role in the global supply ......read more

    Schneider Electric to Highlight ADNOC's Digitization with Panorama Command Center at ADIPEC

    ADNOC Integrates 100,000 Tags for Real-Time Monitoring andOptimizing Operations for 16 OpCos, with Schneider Electric and AVEVA WEF: Global Energy Digitization to Drive USD 1.6 Trillion in Value to 2025 Georges El Mir: “2019 will be crucial for Middle East energy firms to accelerate their digital transformation and adopt the Internet of Things” ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – 8 November 2018  – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today, ahead of ADIPEC, that it will highlight Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) digitization with the innovative Panorama Command Center for real-time insights on global operations.   ADNOC, by integrating 100,000 tags from 16 different operating companies, can monitor and optimize the ......read more

    UAE Recognized As Role Model for Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy at Nuclear Inter Jura Congress

    23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress concludes following four days of discussions UAE home to one of the world’s leading peaceful nuclear energy programs Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 November 2018:   The UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program has been recognized for its unique achievements and coordinated development during the 23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress. Held for the first time in the Middle East and hosted in Abu Dhabi by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), the congress was organized by the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA) in partnership with local and international sponsors, including the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).   The congress brought together legal specialists, government representatives, executives and academics from the local and international nuclear ......read more

    ADNOC to Convene Global Energy Leaders in Abu Dhabi for Third Annual CEO Roundtable on Eve of ADIPEC

    27 leaders from oil, gas and petrochemical industries to discuss impact and opportunity of digitalization, technology and Fourth Industrial Age Strength of attendance at roundtable demonstrates Abu Dhabi’s convening power as global hub for the world’s oil and gas industry  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 7, 2018:   Twenty-seven of the world’s leading oil industry chief executives will gather, in Abu Dhabi, on November 11, to discuss the impact of digitalization, technology and the Fourth Industrial Age on the future of the global oil and gas industry. The senior executives, representing many of the world’s major oil, gas and petrochemical companies, have been invited to the third Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable by H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO. The ......read more

    New Economies and Advanced Technology are Driving Paradigm Shift in Global Energy Demand

    ADNOC Founding Partner in Bloomberg New Economy Forum; agenda aligns with the UAE’s vision for building bridges, connecting global economies, and enabling prosperity Goals of NEF in line with the UAE’s 2071 strategy to prepare for the future and capture the opportunities that lie ahead. Demand for energy in Asia growing at more than twice global rate, requiring creative solutions to meet future needs ‘Game changing’ digital technology empowering ADNOC’s growth and ensuring it continues to be a trusted and reliable supplier of energy to the world Dubai, UAE – November 6, 2018: The historic shift in energy use, from West to East, coupled with the rapid adoption of advanced technologies, are creating new challenges and opportunities for the global oil and gas industry as it changes gear to ......read more

    Give an abandoned or neglected cat their forever home at Kittysnip's adoption days in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  Looking for a new feline friend to add to your household? Come along and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats at Kittysnip’s adoption days - taking place at several location across Dubai.  The Dubai-based animal welfare group will host the adoption days throughout November to rehome abandoned or neglected cats and kittens that are in desperate need of a new family.  11am to 5pm every Friday throughout November at the Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), 11am to 5pm on Friday 9, 16, 23 at The Pet Shop, Al Quoz and 10.30am-4.30pm on Saturday 10th and 24th at The Courtyard. Adoption fees apply. 

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    Combining layers of texture to your home

    Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  Banished to the garden since the 1970s, rattan is taking pride of its place indoors again and are firmly establishing our interiors. As signifiers of a certain type of contemporary style, they are the antithesis of ostentatious and have fast become the homeware of choice in living spaces across the region. Home and Soul Dubai, the unique lifestyle retail concept store, have introduced a beautiful new rattan collection to their homeware offering: from seats to coffee tables, each item promises to add the perfect relaxed feeling to any home.   Rattan is a timeless material and can be placed both indoors and outdoors. It is made from the core of the rattan plant, which grows naturally in tropical climates and can hold up in both humid and high temperatures – ideal for any household in the ......read more

    Caparol Paints Opens New Showroom In Sharjah

    The leading German paint manufacturer expands it presence across UAE with yet another brand new store   SHARJAH - November 06, 2018:   Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paints and coating solutions, launched its new showroom at Beena centre, King Faisal Street. Caparol achieves a milestone with the opening of the new store in UAE. The store showcases an array of innovative products and finishes aimed at supporting contractor companies - interior designers, paint professionals and home owners to select the most modern and sustainable products for their needs.    Caparol Paints designed the new showroom to portray the brand’s German roots by displaying both conventional and modern product ranges. The store marks Caparol’s commitment to strengthen and support its regional reach and ......read more

    Jafza Displayed Services to Attract Investment at Agriscape 2018

    Middle East’s leading free zone focused on helping build Dubai’s food and agriculture industries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 Nov 2018:   Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the GCC’s leading free zone showcased its range of services at this year’s Agriscape 2018, the Middle East’s leading trade show for the agribusiness sector. Jafza has become the preferred destination for agribusiness-related trade in the Middle East, including leading industry players such as Mars, Nestle, and Mondelez among others. Foodstuff, animal and agricultural products are one of Jafza’s top five sectors with trade volumes of 3.5 million metric tonnes in 2017, and over 4,900 port customers. Fruits and vegetables, animal feed, grains and by-products and beverages are top traded commodities. Over 500 ......read more

    ENEC Barakah Youth Circle Discusses ‘Energy Gap – The Way Forward'

    Youth Circle takes place on sidelines of INLA’s 23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress Abu Dhabi, UAE – 5 November 2018:   The Barakah Youth Council, comprised of employees from Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, organized a Youth Circle on the sidelines of the 23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress, taking place in Abu Dhabi this week. Entitled ‘Energy Gap – The Way Forward’, the Youth Circle welcomed VIP guests including Sheikh Hamdan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, along with international experts and students from Khalifa University to discuss the importance of developing peaceful nuclear energy, which will account for six percent of the UAE’s anticipated energy production by 2050, as outlined in the UAE Energy Strategy 2050. The Youth Circle was presented by Sara Ali Al ......read more

    IKEA Promises 25 Years of Quality Guarantee

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 November 2018:   IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, maintains its promises of quality and customer satisfaction, with its guarantees of up to 25 years for a vast selection of its products. Maintaining high quality standards, the IKEA product range is crafted to bring together elements of excellent craftsmanship and designer looks, promising the customer a product that not only looks good, but can also retain its superior build for a long time. Ranging from small products such as a hand shower to larger products like couches and kitchen systems, IKEA promises a build quality that rivals no other. With a goal to maintain the customers trust, IKEA is reputed for its attention to quality and its guarantees for selected lines of products. With such an immense ......read more

    Dubai based Number 1 Home Interior Solutions Danube Home, launches in India with their 1st store in Hyderabad

    Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:   Danube Home, part of Dubai-based diversified business conglomerate Danube Group, has opened its first store in Hyderabad, India today. The store is spread across 60,000 square feet and is located at the largest malls of India, Sarath City Capital Mall, Gachibowli. It will offer 30,000 affordable home furnishing products ranging from soft to hard furnishings under one roof. The products are sourced from 20 plus countries such as US, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Malaysia etc. and more than 30% of the products are sourced from India. The brand is known for its world class quality with excellent after sales service and pocket friendly price across Middle East. In addition to this, customers shall enjoy free interior designing services from expert interior designers based out of the store. Danube Group ......read more

    Design International Highlights Creativity & Design Culture in Print

    Coffee Table book “Motion Buildings Meeting Places“ launched at d3 Dubai   Dubai, UAE - November 04, 2018: With retail playing an integral role in elevating Dubai on the global stage, leading retail architecture firm, Design International are launching their own international journey in a hard back edition of “Motion Buildings, Meeting Places” at their office in the Design District in the presence of clients, media and local dignitaries.  The book highlights key take home design messages by the partners at Design International who take us back down memory lane when Design International began and how over the years the founding partners have transformed the standard design of shopping malls and buildings into functional and yet unique immersive environments. Paul Molle talks about the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi to Host International Nuclear Law Congress

    ENEC sponsors the  23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress to showcase the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 November 2018: The United Arab Emirates is hosting the 23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress in Abu Dhabi from 4 to 8 November 2018. The Congress, which is being held in the Middle East for the first time, is organized by the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA) in partnership with local and international sponsors including the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC).   The congress brings together legal specialists, government representatives, executives and academics from the international nuclear energy industry to discuss a wide range of topics including international conventions, nuclear liability, ......read more

    GROHE Shower Trays: Single-Source PerfectMatch Solutions for Modern Bathrooms

    GROHE continues to position itself as a full-service provider in the bathroom Slim and minimalist design ensures consistent flow of form and functionality PerfectMatch solutions with seven different models  Dubai, United Arab Emirates , 1 November 2018.   Whether it is for a new build or a bathroom remodelling project, the needs for a comfortable, but at the same time modern designed spa bathroom increase. Therefore, contemporary solutions provide not only satisfaction that lasts for decades, but in many cases also a visual enhancement. With the extra-low-profile GROHE shower trays, design accents can be set that ultimately increase the property’s value. Especially a bathroom without substantial edges and steps stands for timeless and barrier-free architecture.   With its unique and ......read more

    Give your home a Diwali makeover with Western Furniture

    Gift your loved ones aesthetically pleasing items combined with functionality  Dubai, UAE (October 30, 2018):   When the festivities are around the corner, there is a lot of hustle to decorate your house with the latest trends or find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Upscale furniture retailer, Western Furniture, has put together some thoughtful and beautiful, purely decor accents for your home decor obsessed friend or family member. The furniture retailer’s showroom showcases a captivating collection from the furniture industry’s crème de la crème Italian brands such as Natuzzi Italia, Reflex Angelo, Flou, Gruppo Tomasella, Gamma, Calligaris, Draenert and Bonaldo.  Customers can find an eclectic collection of home furnishing products designed by various well known personalities enhancing the ......read more

    Arc Faults Can Trigger $46,000 Downtime Costs Per Day

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  Research by Eaton estimates the cost of production downtime alone could reach $46,000 within 24 hours of an arc fault. Then there is the threat to life safety posed by the initial explosion, the potential for reputational damage and the the cost of replacement assemblies and parts to consider. These can be catastrophic consequences, particularly in power-critical environments such as process plants and hospitals. As such, the power management company has launched a campaign to highlight the risk of arc faults arising from low-voltage electrical distribution panels in commercial and industrial buildings. The estimated costs of downtime are contained in an Eaton whitepaper, written by European electrical safety expert Alfred Mörx and available at http://www.eaton.com/safetyabovestandards . He ......read more

    RAKGas signs agreement for Zanzibar's first oil and gas exploration project

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, attends signing ceremony at the invitation of His Excellency President Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein of Zanzibar RAKGas, through its international subsidiary RAKGas Zanzibar Limited, has signed an oil and gas Production Sharing Agreement with the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, the first such agreement Zanzibar has signed following its implementation of the Oil and Gas (Upstream) Act of 2016.  Negotiations regarding the Production Sharing Agreement for the acreage known as Pemba Zanzibar Block, which measures 11,868 square kilometres, have now been concluded and RAKGas Zanzibar Limited is executing the agreement with the Zanzibar Government and the Zanzibar Petroleum Development Company. His ......read more

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    Renish Group officially launches Alaska International with higher storage capacity

    March 27, 2018 - Renish Group, a growing company in oil space, has officially launched its Hamriyah port-based storage facility in the UAE, the Alaska International FZE, with higher capacity at 22 tanks as part of its continuing efforts to boost its storage ability and expand its operations in the Middle East.   Renish Group acquired Alaska International in 2013 with just 60,000 m3 capacity for petroleum products. In just a few years, the company has increased its storage capacity to 125,000 m3 spread across its 22 tanks in light of expanding its operations in the region for base ......read more

    Alliance for Youth Launches in Saudi Arabia, Plans to Impact 50,000 Youth and Employ 3,000 by 2020

    Dubai, 27 March 2018:   An Alliance for Youth bringing together companies and other entities interested in helping young people in the region enhance their skills and develop their careers is launching in Saudi Arabia, contributing to the regional commitment to impact 50,000 and employ 3,000 local youth by 2020.    The Alliance in Saudi Arabia, coming two years after the regional launch based on a model created by Nestlé Middle East; is starting off with partnership between Alawwal Bank, Ikea, Mayar (Muhaidib Foods), Nielsen, Savola, Tamer Group, and the University of ......read more

    ENEC Showcases Opportunities in the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at National Service Career Fair

    ENEC’s wide range of technical scholarships offer talented students the opportunity to develop nuclear-related skills and acquire hands-on experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 March 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its operating subsidiary Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) have offered a wide range of scholarships and showcased unique career opportunities to Emiratis at the National Service Career Fair, that took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 25 and 27 March 2018. ENEC and Nawah presented a wide range of ......read more

    Dream Job Alert: Airbnb Is Looking for A Luxury Home Consultant on LinkedIn

    Abu Dhabi, 27th March, 2018:   Do you pride yourself on being a connoisseur of all things luxury? Airbnb is looking to hire a luxury home consultant based in Abu Dhabi. The hospitality brand posted a job description for the role on global careers site LinkedIn earlier this month.  The job posting states that the role is for the Luxury Retreats arm of Airbnb and would involve the candidate going through detailed inspections of the Luxury accommodation, being Airbnb’s eyes on the ground in terms of ensuring the standards and quality of homes. The position is only for ......read more

    Masdar and Korea Energy Agency to explore renewable energy collaboration and investment

      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 March 2018:  Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) for renewable energy collaboration and investment between the Republic of Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Dr. Nam Hoon Kang, President and CEO of KEA, signed the MoU, which coincided with the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in’s four-day visit to the UAE and his first to the Middle East ......read more

    ADNEC's Internet Excellence Program ‘The Capital Awards' to further adopt excellence as a culture

    The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced the launch of the second edition of its ‘Internal Excellence Program – The Capital Awards,’ an ideal and strategic platform designed to help encourage its employees to adopt principles and concepts of excellence while also creating an environment that seeks to promote innovation in support of the development and growth of the company. The latest edition of the award reflects Abu Dhabi Award’s Excellence model, which can be seen across its different categories comprising the Ideal Department category, ......read more

    Dubai Customs offers 132 jobs at 3rd National Service Fair 2018

    Dubai – 26 March 2018:   Following the wise directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of empowering UAE citizens and providing them with jobs within a holistic strategy and approach that supports the UAE Vision 2021, Dubai Customs is participating in the 3rd National Service Career Fair 2018.  The 3-day event is organized by the National Service (NSR) from 25th March to 27th March 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi. It intends to open communication channels between graduates of the National Service ......read more

    Software AG & IDC partnership to discuss ‘Smart Services Transformation in the Public Sector'

    March 25, 2018 - Software AG, a global leader in enterprise architecture, IT & business transformation, agile processes, IoT and big data, has announced that it has partnered with IDC to hold the ‘Smart Services Transformation in the Public Sector’ aimed at helping government organizations implement scalable smart services. The one-day event to be held at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai on March 27, 2018, will explore the latest trends in smart services transformation and present case studies and best practices by the public sector in the UAE and other countries. Leading UAE ......read more

    LinkedIn Data Reveals Skills Mismatch for Sales Professionals in the UAE

    UAE sales professionals list more relationship-based sales skills in their LinkedIn profiles  Data reveals Skills Mismatch between sales skills UAE employers are seeking and skills being listed on LinkedIn In addition, data shows an increase in social selling through the platform  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018:  An in-depth analysis by LinkedIn about sales professionals in the UAE has revealed key supply and demand issues within the UAE sales job market, stressing the need for UAE sales professionals to develop more ‘hard ......read more

    Geopolitics lift oil and gold while hurting copper

      US places $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods     Sanctions in focus on appointment of Iran hawk John Bolton     Crude oil trades higher, industrial metals retreat Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2018:   Global growth is in the crosshairs as the US and China square off in a trade war.  By Ole Hansen The geopolitical stage looks increasingly awful following President Trump's decision to slap tariffs on $50 billion of China-made goods. China immediately responded by targeting $3bn of US exports while contemplating additional ......read more

    Multisource Security Analytics on AI: Your Solution to the Modern Cyber Threat Landscape

    Written by Vinod Vasudevan, co-founder & CTO at Paladion The increasingly-complex, data-flooded threat landscape has created new challenges for cyber security. Attacks and attackers are no longer known, and must be uncovered in near real-time. The threat landscape has changed. Organizations have more vulnerability points than ever—and these will only grow as organizations increasingly embrace the cloud, mobile, and the IoT. Cybercriminals now exploit this wealth of vulnerability points through sophisticated, high-volume, multi-dimensional attacks that produce a flood of threat ......read more

    IRENA to Help Deliver Low-Carbon 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China

    International Renewable Energy Agency to support Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province,  become China’s first energy transition pilot city Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018:  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today signed a co-operation agreement with the People’s Government of Hebei Province, China to provide the city of Zhangjiakou with a renewable energy roadmap that will support its ambition to deliver a low-carbon Winter Olympics in 2022. The agreement will also help the city become China’s first energy transition pilot city. ......read more

    Masdar celebrates fifth anniversary of flagship Middle East solar energy project Shams 1

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2018:  Shams Power Company, the developer, owner and operator of the UAE’s first large-scale solar power project, Shams 1, is celebrating five years of uninterrupted electricity generation at the plant this month.  Located in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi’s western region, the 100 megawatt-capacity (MW) Shams 1 was the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world at the time of its inauguration in 2013 and the first plant of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa. It also represented the world’s largest ......read more

    Pegaga Gas Development in Malaysia Approved

    Abu Dhabi, 21 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Carigali) and Sarawak Shell Berhad have reached the Final Investment Decision for the Pegaga gas field development in Block SK 320, offshore Malaysia. The project will now proceed to the construction and installation stage. Mubadala Petroleum is Operator of Block SK 320 with 55 percent interest, PETRONAS Carigali holds 25 percent, and Sarawak Shell Berhad 20 percent interest respectively. Mubadala Petroleum and its partners are expected to invest in excess of USD 1 billion into the ......read more

    Caparol Paints unveils colours for the season

    The leading German paint brand has introduced colours and textures to redefine homes and other spaces this summer Dubai, March 21, 2018:   Caparol Paints, a leading player in the global paints industry, has introduced its summer shades for 2018. The summer colours are inclusive of a wide palette of pastel and bright shades. Caparol Paints has gone big with colours that create soothing and stylish effects while adding aesthetically to the most inclusive quality of a space - paint. Caparol has aptly named the shades according to the colours and are categorized under core shade ......read more

    CEO of Etihad ESCO Ali Al Jassim Statement on International Happiness Day 2018

    Dubai, 19 March 2018 - “The UAE has been ranked in the 20th place of the World Happiness Report, in addition to being listed as the happiest country in the Arab World for the fourth consecutive year in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's 2018 World Happiness Report, ahead of the United Nations International Day of Happiness. True happiness arises from self-compassion as well as compassion towards others and the importance of happiness and wellbeing of communities cannot be overlooked in the context of sustainable development.  Advocates of sustainable development ......read more

    Dubai launches an Integrated Energy Efficiency Training Program

    TAQATI, the dedicated Program Management Office for the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy and which is set up under Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), entered into a partnership with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) for the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program as part of its mandate. Etihad ESCO CEO Ali Al Jassim signed the agreement with BUiD Vice Chancellor Prof. Abdullah Al Shamsi during a ceremony organized at Etihad ESCO’s headquarters on 18 March 2018 to formally seal the deal.   The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program is an ......read more

    HMBSU partners with Dubai Committee of Military Human Resources to boost human resources development

    UAE, March 19, 2018 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently hosted a delegation from the Dubai Committee of Military Human Resources led by Major General Muhammad Saad Al Sherif, Assistant Commander for Administrative Affairs, Chairman of Dubai Committee of Military Human Resources, in line with its efforts to promote cooperation in human resources (HR) development, following the nation’s wise leadership which sees its national human resources the real wealth of the nation.  Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, welcomed the delegation and presented the ......read more

    Mums with top notch sleuthing skills wanted at Dragon Mart

    Are you a full time mum but a big kid at heart? We have the perfect job for you Dubai, 18 March 2018:  Think your powers of observation and deduction could rival those of the great Sherlock Holmes? If so, your services could be in demand at Dragon Mart as it launches a massive job hunt for a Toy Detective to explore the mall for the coolest kids’ toys on the market. This unconventional job – open to all mothers over 21 years old living in the UAE – requires oodles of passion and commitment as well as a keen eye for the best children’s toys at Dragon Mart. ......read more

    MEFMA steps up efforts to strengthen corporate sectors' role in regional facilities management

    March 15, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) has announced that it has formed a new category for its members, the Strategic Corporate Members, and established the Strategic Corporate Members Committee, which would include MEFMA’s pioneering members. MEFMA said it reflects the Association’s focus on developing new opportunities for strategic engagements by the corporate sector and enhance their role in developing the FM industry. The recent development, announced during a reception held on March 14, 2018 at The Viewing Deck, The Palace Downtown Hotel ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Attracts 1200 Emirati Job Seekers at Careers UAE 2018

    Dubai-UAE: 15 March, 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) witnessed significant interest from Emiratis seeking job opportunities in the charity and social work domain at Careers UAE 2018.    During its participation in the leading job fair for UAE nationals that concluded today at the Dubai World Trade Centre, AMAF’s representatives introduced job seekers to the Foundation’s work, objectives and initiatives. In addition, they offered the Emirati youth advice on how to build a successful career in humanitarian work. Over the course of ......read more

    ABB records steady growth in the UAE

    Digitalization and clean energy integration transforming the energy landscape in the country Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018:   ABB, the pioneering technology leader, has recorded steady and sustained growth in the United Arab Emirates in 2017.  “ABB is seeing profitable growth and a huge opportunity in this market as we are partners to both the energy and industrial revolution that is taking place in the country and around the world,” said Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director, ABB. The company has been a stable partner to the country’s development and is ......read more

    UAE becomes first country globally to launch DHL's global shipping platform MyDHL+

    MyDHL+ simplifies and streamlines the international shipping process    Dubai, 14th March 2018 –   DHL, the world’s leading international express delivery services provider, has unveiled MyDHL+, an industry-leading global shipping application in the UAE, which will bring new levels of speed and simplicity to the cross-border shipping process.   Shippers ranging from small businesses to large global corporations will be able to benefit from MyDHL+ and its intelligent, streamlined interface – which means fewer steps and considerably greater ......read more

    Supreme Legislation Committee attracts young national talent with promising career opportunities during Careers UAE 2018

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018 -  The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) continues to attract qualified national cadres to promote legal and legislative excellence during its successful participation in Careers UAE 2018, which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The SLC’s booth at the event has attracted a great number of young professionals and has garnered appreciation for its achievements in terms of creating an ......read more

    Khalifa Fund holds forum to strengthen UAE's SME industry

    Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) hosted recently a forum on ‘Strategic Alignments – Connections 2018’ which brought together top-level officials from federal and local entities within the legislation and banking sector, as well as development institutions that support and fund local, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs in the UAE. The event formed part of KFED’s efforts to promote domestic SMEs and support their growth, and implement innovative plans to help foster an entrepreneurial spirit in the country. H.E. Abdullah Saeed Al ......read more

    Dubai Customs announces 132 jobs at Careers UAE 2018

    Under the theme “Innovative workplace searches for you” Dubai, UAE, 13th March 2018:   Dubai Customs participated in Careers UAE 2018 in its 17th year, organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre from 13 to 15 March 2018 under the theme “Innovative workplace searches for you”. The participation is part of Dubai Customs efforts to qualify and develop national human capital, being a main pillar of the UAE Vision 2021.   On the first day, Dubai Customs launched its “Innovation in Customs” initiative that helped showcase the innovations ......read more

    GAC Saudi Arabia partners Fendercare Marine Middle East to supply marine products in the Kingdom

    GAC Saudi Arabia partners Fendercare Marine Middle East to supply marine products in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia, 13 March 2018 – GAC Saudi Arabia has joined forces with one of the world’s foremost suppliers of marine products and services to supply quality marine products to customers in the Kingdom. Through its partnership with Fendercare Marine Middle East, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, GAC Saudi Arabia will provide Fendercare products including a full range of ropes, chains and shackles, to local clients. More products will soon be added. The partnership also ......read more

    Brazilian delegation visits UAE to enhance agribusiness trade relations

    UAE, March 12, 2018- A contingent of government officials from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA) recently visited the UAE as part of its mission to establish its presence in new major Asian and Middle Eastern markets, according to the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Led by MAPA’s Executive Secretary, the government delegation was joined by businessmen and heads of different organizations across industries. The high-level visitors networked with local business owners as well as met with Khalifa Al Ali, General Director of the Food Security ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Allocates AED64 Million for Two Renewable Energy Projects in Seychelles

     Dual projects designed to enhance Seychelles' capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources  ADFD-funded energy projects electrify thousands of homes in island nation Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 March, 2018:   Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced an allocation of AED64.2 million for the development of two projects in the Republic of Seychelles that will enhance the country's capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources. Confirming the Fund’s support, ......read more

    Agreement signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni

    Mubadala Petroleum signs agreement with Italian company Eni to purchase interest in Shorouk Concession • Mubadala Petroleum acquires 10 percent interest in the Shorouk Concession in Egypt   Abu Dhabi, 12 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and Italy’s Eni signed an agreement to purchase a 10 percent stake in the Egyptian Shorouk Concession. The signing ceremony was presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of the ......read more

    Kanoo Machinery displays latest farm technologies and solutions at AGRAME 2018

    Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Machinery, a member of The Kanoo Group and one of the exclusive dealers of world-class brands in the Middle East, showcased its most recent range of farming technologies from Massey Ferguson®, Bobcat®, and Snorkel® at AgraME 2018 which was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 6-8 March 2018. AgraME has always been one of the most important trade exhibitions in the Middle East and Africa. This year’s edition focuses on four dedicated product sectors — Crop Farming, Animal Farming, Aquaculture and Animal Health, bringing together manufacturers, ......read more

    SonicWall Cyber Threat Report Illustrates Intense Cyber Arms Race; Cyber Attacks Becoming No. 1 Business Risk

    SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, announces research and intelligence from its 2018 Cyber Threat Report. In sum, the company recorded 9.32 billion malware attacks in 2017 and saw more than 12,500 new Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) reported for the year. “The cyber arms race affects every government, business, organization and individual. It cannot be won by any one of us,” said SonicWall CEO Bill Conner. “Our latest proprietary data and findings show a series of strategic attacks and countermeasures as ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority joins international maritime leaders at Middle East Bunkering Convention 2018

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), has joined the world’s leading maritime organizations at the Middle East Bunkering Convention 2018 in Dubai. DMCA’s participation is in line with its commitment to enhance channels of effective communication with regional and global maritime leaders to transfer the latest knowledge, exchange successful experiences and best practices that would support efforts to promote, develop and regulate the bunkering sector. Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA explained the importance of holding this conference in a time where there is a growing ......read more

    Design International to open doors at d3

    Expanding Horizons Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018:  Well known for anticipating market shifts and integrating them into highly creative architectural concepts, Design International is set to open the latest addition to its office network at Building 4 of d3 in the presence of dignitaries and the trendy community of the Dubai Design District attending the 2018 edition of the Italian Design Day on 6th March. Speaking ahead of the office opening, Davide Padoa, said: “We are delighted to open our new office in Dubai. This is testament to our long-standing connection with the region ......read more

    “The Night of Italian Design” Opens to Public Today at Dubai Design District

    Dubai, UAE – March 06, 2018:   The Embassy of Italy to the UAE, the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai and the Italian Trade Agency in Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Design District are all set to host “The Night of Italian Design” at d3 today evening, in Building 7, starting at 6.30 PM. The event, which is open to the public, has 22 Italian design showrooms, representing over 100 Italian brands, joining as part of a walking tour in the evening. There will also be eight other brands that will display their designs in Building 7 and in the common areas of d3. An ......read more

    Region's Agriculture Industry Under the Spotlight This Week in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2018:   Under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment AgraME, which opens tomorrow (6 March) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is set to attract buyers, both locally and internationally, looking to source the latest products and innovative solutions.  Offering a complete end to end solution of products and services, the show has a renewed focus on the Crop Farming, Animal Farming, Aquaculture and Animal Health sectors with a supporting free-to-attend content agenda. All four show verticals are in growing markets, with the MENA ......read more

    DMCA showcases latest achievements during meeting with Secretary General of International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), along with representatives from the UAE’s ports and maritime entities, recently welcomed Francis Zacharia, Secretary General of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), and his high-level delegation. During the meeting, the DMCA has showcased its most outstanding achievements; last year’s national initiatives positioning Dubai as one of the world's best maritime capitals; and growing global recognition of the emirate’s leadership in the global maritime sector. During the ......read more

    Masdar to Install Rooftop Solar PV Systems at Khazna's Masdar City Facility

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 March 2018 –   Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a subsidiary of the Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), today announced that it will install a 290-kilowatt (KW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system to serve the facility of Khazna Data Centres (Khazna) in Masdar City.  In the presence of Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables and Information Communications Technology for Mubadala, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Hassan Al Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer of Khazna, signed a collaboration ......read more

    Saint Honore Celebrates Mother's Day with unique Charisma Twist Blue Liberty Double Strap Timepiece

    Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Attractive, original, Made in France, this watchmaking creation adopts a very trendy style thanks to its interchangeable double strap. Now the Charisma Twist watch is unveiling its new Liberty straps.   Delicately adorned with fabrics, the Charisma wristwatches are decorated with six different flower prints each more attractive and colorful than the next. The inescapable trend of the season, the "Liberty" pattern matches beautifully when it comes to accessorizing an outfit!   Each Charisma Twist comes with a simple and ......read more

    DCMMI successfully establishes the “United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association” UAEMEPA

    As an integral part of its initiatives to save the marine environment  The association aims to cultivate and promote an environmental consciousness within the maritime community Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:   The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries has successfully announced its collaboration with the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association “HELMEPA” in order to establish the first of its kind non-profit “United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association- UAEMEPA”. Both parties prepared and signed a Declaration ......read more

    Henkel boasts strong sustainability record in 2017

    Sustainability performance improved once more  More than 50,000 employees serving as sustainability ambassadors Partnership launched to stop ocean plastic  Leading positions in international indices and ratings  Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018:   “In 2017, we made clear progress in implementing our sustainability strategy and reaching our sustainability targets. We are proud of the fact that many international rating agencies have recognized our achievements with excellent ratings and have acknowledged Henkel as one of the world’s leading ......read more

    Introducing Home and Soul Dubai, making your house your sanctuary

    Blanc D’ivoire transforms into new lifestyle concept store blending furniture, fashion design, accessories, and coffee  Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018:  Home and Soul is the evolution of many years travelling to beautiful places and many years of experience within Dubai and the design industry as a whole. Formerly Blanc D’ivoire, Home and Soul Dubai provides a unique concept and lifestyle store like no other.   Owned and curated by Carol and Wael Sukkar, Home and Soul is a true ‘ hidden gem’ found in leafy Jumeirah. Selling beautiful home wear, ......read more

    French Electricity expertise to be showcased once again this year at Middle East Electricity'

    Discover French innovations from March 6 to 8 at the French Pavilion, Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018:  Business France is once again presenting the world-class, innovative and dynamic French electricity sector via the French Pavilion at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition from the 6th to the 8th of March. As a key platform for the introduction of new products and services in the world of electricity, this flagship exhibition continues to be a springboard for French businesses looking to expand in the region. The exhibitors at the French Pavilion are geared to ......read more

    UPS Worldwide Express Service Expands to Help Businesses Deliver Urgent Shipments in High Growth Markets

    Service now available in 124 countries and territories, including UAE & KSA UPS expanded service in 57 countries and territories including India, Brazil, and South Korea 5 new countries received Express service including Bangladesh and Madagascar  Guaranteed delivery in 1-3 business days by 10:30 a.m., noon, or 2 p.m., depending on the destination Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018:  UPS (NYSE: UPS) has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express™ package service to reach 124 countries and territories, providing an earlier delivery option for customers to more locations. UPS ......read more

    DMCA officially launches ‘Sea Dubai' at Dubai International Boat Show 2018

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) unveiled the features of ‘Sea Dubai’, a key initiative for the development of the maritime leisure sector in Dubai, on the side lines of the 26th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show which will continue until March 3, 2018, at its new location, Dubai Water Canal. Visitors to the event, the largest of its kind in the maritime industry in the Middle East, praised the importance of the initiative as it paves the way to make Dubai the world's leading destination for maritime leisure activities. The ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative ......read more

    ENEC Appoints Peter Dietrich as Chief Nuclear Officer

    Mr. Dietrich brings more than 27 years of international nuclear industry experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 February 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has appointed Peter Dietrich as the Corporation’s Chief Nuclear Officer (CNO). Mr. Dietrich brings substantial international industry expertise from his 27-year career in the nuclear sector.  The position of ENEC CNO serves a strategic function to the organization in supporting the successful development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, including assessing the program plan for the delivery ......read more

    Caparol Paints holds interactive workshop for painters in Dubai

    The global leader in paints offers insights into innovative design and usage techniques to the community of painters  Dubai, February 28, 2018:  Caparol Paints, a global leader in the paints industry, recently conducted an exclusive workshop for painters at its facility in Dubai Industrial Park. More than 70 painters from across the UAE attended the event. The workshop was designed to be an interactive session where the painters were given a detailed demonstration and training on basic to advanced levels of paint applications. It involved familiarizing painters with ......read more

    DMCA puts spotlight on Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster initiative at Dubai International Boat Show 2018

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) highlighted its Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster (DMVC) initiative during its participation at the 26th Dubai International Boat Show, the Middle East’s largest maritime event of its kind, which kicked off today, February 27, 2018, and will run until March 3, 2018 at the new Dubai Water Canal in Jumeirah. DMVC is a knowledge- and research-driven smart platform designed to improve the local maritime cluster’s global competitiveness.  A large number of visitors and exhibitors praised the DMCA for enhancing cooperation between local and ......read more

    2XL launches ‘Portofino' dining room collection in minimalist style

    Dubai, UAE; February 27, 2017:   2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has launched a new luxury dining room set consisting of cushioned beige colour chairs with matching light wooden colour table. Made of wood veneer, the grey oak dining room set, “Portofino” can accommodate a group of eight easily. The chairs have wooden legs and the rectangular table has stylish thick solid legs giving shock-resistant stability that bears more weight. The collection has a minimalist design which makes it a stylish addition to any kitchen or dining room. ......read more

    Saeed mohammed al ghandi and sons (SMAG) to Showcase global Marine brands at dubai International boat show 2018

    Dubai, UAE: For the 12th consecutive years, Saeed Mohamed Al Ghandi & Sons (SMAG), part of the Al Ghandi Auto Group, is set to showcase its latest marine brands at the Dubai International Boat Show, scheduled to take place at its new premises in Dubai Canal, Jumeriah, from February 27 to March 3, 2018. The Dubai International Boat Show has become synonymous with the luxury and practicality of the marine lifestyle, attracting thousands of boat and marine equipment enthusiastic who value the freedom that the open seas have to offer. Commenting on their participation, Mark Jenkins, ......read more

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