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Saudi cement sales fall 18.7pc in January-May

June 15, 2017

In the first five months of 2017 cement sales volume in Saudi Arabia fell 18.7 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to 22.6 million tons while clinker production declined 11.3 per cent y-o-y a report said. N... View more

Dubai’s 3-day Super Sale from May 18

May 16, 2017

Dubai will launch a new citywide retail shopping experience -- Super Sale -- on Thursday (May 18) with over 1 000 outlets offering a diverse range of items from local regional and global brands at sig... View more

cippe to feature 18 international pavilions in 2017

March 2, 2017

cippe 2017 (the 17th China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition) will kick off on March 20 2017 at New China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing. The even... View more

Etihad flies 18.5m passengers in 2016

February 8, 2017

Etihad Airways the national carrier of the UAE carried 18.5 million guests in 2016 up 6 per cent on figures reported in 2015. The year 2016 proved to be another year of sustained growth for the carrie... View more

Kuwait to spend $15.6bn on infrastructure in 2017-18

January 17, 2017

Kuwait is set to spend about KD4.74 billion ( 15.6 billion) on infrastructure and other projects in fiscal year 2017-2018 with the private sector contributing 16.9 per cent of the spend said a report ... View more

Crude oil falls 2pc from 18-month high

January 4, 2017

Oil prices dropped more than 2 percent on Wednesday from the 18-month highs hit on Tuesday as the US dollar strengthened. Brent futures fell 1.35 or 2.4 percent to settle at 55.47 a barrel while US We... View more

Oil hits 18-month high at $58.37

January 3, 2017

Oil prices hit 18-month highs on the first full trading day of the new year as reports suggested Opec member states have begun to reduce production. Brent crude rose more than 2 percent to 58.37 up 1.... View more

Dubai Parks and Resorts to open on December 18

December 11, 2016

DXB Entertainments the Dubai-based leisure and entertainments company has announced that its theme park destination Dubai Parks and Resorts will open formally on December 18. More than 1 500 of the wo... View more

Qatar Airways to launch 15 new destinations in 2017-18

November 29, 2016

Qatar Airways has announced eight more destinations for 2017-18 in addition to seven previously announced new cities for a total of 15 new gateways. Joining the Qatar Airways route network which spans... View more

No project scrapped, Khurais in ’18: Nasser

April 4, 2016

Saudi Aramco was continuing to work on both its upstream and downstream projects without any cancellations with its Khurais scheme expected to come online in 2018 the chief executive of the state-owne... View more

Global drilling slump ‘to last 12-18 months’

March 6, 2014

The current slowdown in offshore oil and gas drilling will last 12 to 18 months and the market for rigs will rebound in 2015 Maersk Drilling said providing a more optimistic forecast than other drilli... View more

18 firms line up for gas bid data: Noga

February 22, 2009

Eighteen international companies have registered for data on Bahrain s bidding round for deep gas exploration the country s National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) has said in a statement. Companies reg... View more

Passenger traffic at Dubai International reaches 18.4m

August 26, 2008

Dubai International handled a record 18.46 million passengers in the first half of 2008 registering a growth of 13.80 per cent over the first half of 2007. The airport handled an average of three mill... View more

18 years for Emirates at WTM

October 31, 2006

EMIRATES Airline will participate in the World travel Market in London for the 18th year in a row with a brand new double-decker stand. Covering an area of 123sqm the new stand has been designed and e... View more

Asian firms to enjoy 18 months of margin highs

July 4, 2004

Asian oil refiners look set to enjoy robust refining margins for at least another 18 months as economic growth in major consuming nations will underpin demand for petroleum products. As recently as 18... View more