• Abu Dhabi delays announcement of winning bid for 1.5GW solar plant


    Abu Dhabi has postponed the announcement of the winning bid for a 1.5 gigawatt (GW) solar power plant to be developed in the Al Dhafra region in light of rules barring large group meetings due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

  • Oman suspends new development projects as low oil bites


    Oman has announced several major steps to alleviate the impact of slumping oil prices on its finances including the suspension of new projects, as well as capital expenditures for the year pending the re-evaluation of these projects, said a report.

  • Schneider offers free learning for universities and engineers


    Schneider has launched Electric, a leader in digital transformation company for energy management and automation, free education portal and online students and teachers to help engineers and business owners to learn more information about energy managemen

  • Emerson launches transducer with metal 3D-printing


    Emerson, a global engineering company, has released the Daniel T-200, a titanium-housed transducer, for its gas ultrasonic flow meter product line, marking the first use of metal 3D printing to enhance the acoustic performance of ultrasonic flow meters.

  • Lockheed Martin wins $933m US, Saudi missile contracts

    THAAD INTERCEPTORS
    US-based Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, has been awarded an extra $932 million to supply intermediate-range interceptor missiles to the US and Saudi Arabia.

  • Leva Hotels inks deal for two Oman properties


    Dubai-based Leva Hotels & Resorts, a dynamic lifestyle hotel brand in the Middle East region, said it has signed management agreements for two new hotels in Muscat, Oman, as part of its expansion strategy for GCC, Africa and Europe.

  • Dubai RTA suspends paid parking for two weeks


    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that paid and multi-storey parking in Dubai will be free of charge for two weeks starting from today up until April 13.

  • RAK developer Al Hamra announces Covid-19 package


    Ras Al Khaimah-based real estate developer Al Hamra has announced an economic relief package to help ease the financial burden of its mall tenants, freehold owners, residents and customers, impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak.

  • Expo Dubai committee seeks one year delay

    NEW DATES UNDER STUDY
    A virtual meeting of its Steering Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai has collectively agreed to explore with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the World Expo governing body, the possibility of a one-year delay to the opening of Expo 2020.

  • Egypt’s strong economic fundamentals 'to help speedy Covid-19 recovery'


    Egypt’s strong economic fundamentals will help the country make a speedy recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, said an expert. A young and educated population and rising household income should bode well for the economy in the long run, it added.

  • Property Finder unveils new e-initiatives amid Covid-19 lockdown


    Property Finder, a leading property portal, said it has launched a raft of new online initiatives, to allow prospective buyers to view properties as if they were there in person through online viewings amid the current coronavirus lockdown in the UAE.

  • Lootah BCGas unveils Covid-19 support programme


    SS Lootah Group, a provider of gas utility and infrastructure services in the UAE, said its key subsidiary Lootah BCGas has announced a Dh15 million ($4.1 million) Covid-19 support programme in co-operation with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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