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Manufacturing
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GCC should focus on increasing refining capacity

Over the past decade, many countries in the region have announced ambitious plans to increase their refining capacity. If implemented, these projects could turn the region into a leading hub for exports of refined products, competing not only in the crude market, but also in the more specialized products markets.

Entrepreneurship
Informa - CSR Oman Summit 2014
CSR Oman 2015 summit to focus on SMEs

With the number of registered delegates rising, the CSR Oman Summit 2015 is on track to be a landmark event. Designed to champion corporate social sustainability, youth empowerment and entrepreneurship, the event continues to receive growing support, demonstrating the importance of the summit for the Sultanate, especially with this year’s agenda focusing on Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).

Industry
Adipec
ADIPEC announces nominees for 2015 awards

ADIPEC (Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) has announced the nominees for the prestigious ADIPEC Awards 2015. These awards honour achievement and accomplishment in the oil and gas industry. A total of 501 entries were received from over 240 companies, across 32 countries.

Energy
Owain Johnson, Managing Director, DME
DME Selects Elysian Technology for Auctions Business

The Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), the premier international energy futures and commodities exchange in the Middle East, has selected London-based Elysian Systems Ltd as the technology provider for its new commodity auction business.

Editor's Pick
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Shell Oman to Sponsor Dar Al Atta’a Big Give Competition

In line with its commitment to corporate social responsibility and supporting local community development efforts, Shell Oman Marketing Company signed an agreement with Dar Al Atta Association to sponsor the Big Give Competition that is scheduled to be launched later this month.

Consumer Products
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Ooredoo launches state-of-the-art store in Rustaq

Ooredoo has opened a vibrant new franchise store in Rustaq, with its long-term partner and store operator Enhance, a WJ Towell company. This new franchise, Ooredoo’s 11th concept store, was inaugurated by Sheikh Mahmood Abdullah Al Saidi, Deputy Wali of Al Rustaq, alongside members of Ooredoo’s management team.

Industry
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Gulf Gearing up for the New Normal

A decade of oil driven abundance looks to be fading for the Middle East with the first of what we expect to be a new cycle of rising budget deficits emerging in our forecasts for 2016 in Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Oman, says Simon Williams, chief economist, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, […]