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09 Apr, 2012, 09:54 BST Ministry of Housing to Inaugurate Oman's Affordable Housing Development Summit

Local real estate developers, consultants and contractors are invited to Oman's Affordable Housing Development Summit 2012 to learn about investment...


23 Mar, 2012, 13:37 GMT International Supply Chain Experts are Meeting at the Cold Chain Saudi Summit in Riyadh

The high growth for pharmaceuticals and vaccine business in Saudi Arabia combined with tightened and more expensive regulatory requirements for...


14 Mar, 2012, 15:17 GMT Infrastructure Investment High on Kuwait's US $130bn National Development Plan

Ernst & Young to deliver an overview of US $7bn Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System (KMRT) at a major Infrastructure Investment Summit on 26...


10 Mar, 2012, 08:00 GMT Exciting Times for the MEP Market in Qatar

Awards launched to recognise outstanding achievements in the booming Qatari construction & infrastructure sector Recognising the stature that Qatar...


20 Feb, 2012, 06:50 GMT Du Opens a new Call Centre in Fujairah Staffed 100% by Emirati Nationals

Du is known amongst HR Professionals nationwide to be leaders in Emiratisation, with innovative initiatives structured across the company for...


19 Feb, 2012, 13:22 GMT Oman Investing US $2.9 Billion in 13 New Power, Water and Energy Projects Starting in 2012

Oman represents one of the fastest growing power and water sectors in the Middle East region with electricity and desalinated water demand expected...


08 Feb, 2012, 11:09 GMT Oman Hosts 2nd Annual Meeting for Affordable Housing

Led by Eng. Abdullah Bin Rashid Al Kiyumi, Director General of Projects for the Ministry of Housing, Oman, the Affordable Housing Development Summit...


08 Feb, 2012, 06:26 GMT Meeting of the Region's Top Diabetes Experts in Dubai this March

In the Middle East and North Africa around 26.6 million people are diabetic; six countries in the MENA region are among the top 10 globally with the...


10 Nov, 2011, 07:15 GMT Bridges Middle East Summit Teams up with Qatar Public Works Authority, Ashghal and Ministry of Municipality & Urban Planning for an Exclusive Conference and Exhibition

Media are invited to join leaders and experts in the bridge design and engineering industry at the prestigious 4th Annual Bridges Middle East Summit, ...


09 Nov, 2011, 16:42 GMT Iraq's Minster of Construction and Housing to Address Urban Development Summit in Turkey

H.E. Eng. Muhammed Al Darraji, Minister of Construction and Housing, Iraq has confirmed he will deliver a keynote address at the Iraq Urban...


09 Nov, 2011, 04:00 GMT US$ 125 bn Spend in MENA Healthcare Sector on Track for Mobile Health

Field service, RFID & enterprise mobility technologies to offer affordable solutions in healthcare for Patient Safety, Telemedicine and Clinical...


03 Nov, 2011, 13:31 GMT Will India be the Next Dubai?

Dubai is a city well known for many things, but mostly, it is known across the globe for its iconic tall and supertall buildings. In line with its...


01 Nov, 2011, 07:00 GMT Facilities Management Revenue in the Middle East to Hit $4.2 Billion

The facilities management (FM) industry in the Gulf is expected to gross revenues worth more than $4.2 billion (Dh15.4bn) this year, mainly driven by ...


27 Oct, 2011, 12:47 BST UAE to Witness the Merge of Mobile Services and Payment Technologies

At the dawn of the mobile payments era, major telecom operator Etisalat is launching the most advanced mobile commerce technology - NFC (Near-Field...


23 Oct, 2011, 14:40 BST Indian Summit to Discuss Key Investments in Banking Technology

In the face of the rising competition, banks are currently investing more in technology and as a result IT is considered a business enabler rather...


12 Oct, 2011, 09:45 BST Poor Roaming Services Affecting the Middle East BlackBerry Network

Despite reporting that all problems with its BlackBerry service had been amended on Monday, RIM's (Research in Motion) BlackBerry outages continue...


10 Oct, 2011, 12:59 BST India's Health IT Leader Meeting in October

The healthcare system in India is facing similar challenges to those faced in the United States during the Bush administration. These challenges...


21 Sep, 2011, 12:10 BST Deputy Minister Cronin to Address Integrated Transportation Forum

The Deputy Minister for the South African Department of Transport, Jeremy Cronin MP, will share insights into South Africa's recently released R846...


21 Sep, 2011, 06:00 BST Qatar to Spend US $80-100bn Over the Next Five Years on Road and Rail Networks

According to Business Monitor International (BMI), Qatar is expected to spend US $80-100bn over the next five years to prepare and deliver the...


21 Sep, 2011, 06:00 BST Abu Dhabi Incorporate Intelligent Traffic Systems to Improve Road Safety

Injury crashes in the UAE have been estimated to cost the country about AED 20 billion annually, according to research carried out by the Roadway,...


21 Sep, 2011, 05:00 BST Sustainability in Mining Water Management the Only Way to Avoid Another Acid Mine Drainage Crisis

The recent revelation that dealing with acid mine drainage problem in Gauteng would cost upwards of R1.5bn has again highlighted the vital importance ...


19 Sep, 2011, 12:00 BST The Increasing Number of Mine Disasters Worldwide

The recent and worrying spate of mine disasters worldwide - like at the Upper Big Branch Mine in the United States or the Pike River Mine in New...


15 Sep, 2011, 07:56 BST The Biggest Names in Mining to Discuss the State of Mining Automation in Africa

With only a few days to go to the Mine Automation and Communication Africa Summit, Johan Jansen, Executive: Technology (Platinum) from African...


14 Sep, 2011, 14:09 BST Qatari Support for the Qatar Construction Summit

In the wake of Qatar's monumental triumph in securing the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the construction industry in Qatar is receiving unprecedented...


13 Sep, 2011, 12:14 BST Mapping the Changing Landscape of Mozambique's Coal Industry

The next few months marks a pivotal quarter for coal in Mozambique. It is reported that Moatize is potentially the largest reserve of coking coal in...