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Sharjah plastics firm scales up to meet growing regional demand

Sharjah-based plastics converter Alliance Plastics FZE is scaling up to meet the region’s growing demand for industrial plastic packaging products. The manufacturer plans to invest AED 15-20 million (US$ 4-5.5m) in a new state of the art factory unit on a 62,840 square foot (5838 sq. meter) plot in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) . The Gulf Petrochemicals ...

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Souq Al Shinasiyah retail spaces available for lease

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that retail spaces in Sharjah’s newly renovated Souq Al Shinasiyah area are now available for lease, ahead of the market’s opening towards the end of the year. The souq is part of the Heart of Sharjah development, one the largest heritage developments in the Gulf region. Souq Al Shinasiyah was one of ...

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New US$126.5m bulk cargo terminal for Hamriyah

Hazel International FZE (HIF), owned by Indian conglomerate Veritas (India) Limited (VIL), has begun construction of a US$ 126.45 million (AED 464.5m) liquid and solid cargo handling terminal at Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone. The new terminal is expected to make the free zone the second largest hub for petrochemicals, oil and gas bunkering and storage in the UAE. The new ...

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Air Arabia Q2 net profit rises 128% to AED 173 million

Air Arabia (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced record AED 173 million (US$ 47m) net profit for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 128 percent on last year’s second quarter net profit of AED 76 million (US$21m). Air Arabia’s second quarter turnover reached AED 915 million (US$ 249m), an increase ...

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Increased production levels & hydrocarbon prices boost Dana Gas net profit by 70%

Sharjah-based energy company Dana Gas PJSC (DANA:ADX) has announced a 70% rise in net profits for the second quarter of 2014 totaling US$ 46 million (AED 169 m), citing an increase in production across its projects and higher realised hydrocarbon prices. The company, which is the Middle East’s largest regional private sector natural gas company, reported an increase in average overall production ...

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Sharjah’s Bee’ah steps-up production to recycle 3 million tyres per year

Sharjah’s award-winning integrated environmental and waste management company, Bee’ah, has stepped-up its tyre recycling efforts to process 3 million tyres per year. The company’s US$40million (AED 146.9m) recycling facility outside Sharjah city has already produced 3,565 tonnes of crumb rubber this year, equivalent to 90% of last year’s total production. Bee’ah is leading the way for tyre recycling in the ...

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Delta Foods invests US$11m in SAIF Zone factories to ramp up production

Delta Food Industries (FZC), one of the UAE’s fastest growing food exporters, will invest AED 40 million (US$ 11m) in expanding its manufacturing and packaging facilities in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone). According to the manufacturer, which was established in Sharjah in 2011, the expansion is to help ramp up production to meet the growing needs of ...

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Sharjah’s strong tourism growth underpins new hotel investment

UAE-based Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH) is the latest hotel management group to announce a major investment in Sharjah, unveiling a US$4 million (AED 15m) project to refurbish Sharjah’s popular Coral Beach Resort. A number of hotel projects have already been announced this year, including new properties from Accor, Hues and Starwoods, plus several planned hotels as part of tourism development projects ...

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American University of Sharjah MBA ranked best in Middle East

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) MBA programme has been ranked the best in the Middle East region by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in its 2014 Global Business Schools Report. The report ranked programmes in the region based on the demands of international employers for MBA graduates. QS is a British company specialising in education and study abroad. The QS Global ...

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800 new companies move to Sharjah’s SAIF Zone

Sharjah Airport International Freezone (SAIF Zone) has registered 800 new companies during the first six months of 2014 and expects similar growth during the second half of the year, according to an interview given to the Gulf News by the Director of SAIF Zone Saud Salim Al Mazrouei. SAIF Zone now has 6,700 companies located in the 13 million square ...

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