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Bee’ah unveils new eco-friendly HQ design

Sharjah’s award-winning integrated environmental and waste management company, Bee’ah, announced its new, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly headquarters during the first day of the World Future Energy Summit 2015 (WFES) in Abu Dhabi this week. The new Bee’ah headquarters building, which takes its inspiration from desert sand dunes, has been designed by Prtizker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and reflects the organisation’s passion for ...

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Rafi Agri Foods acquires 20% stake In Delta Foods

Rafi Agri Foods International FZC, a leading agri-commodity trading firm based in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) has announced its acquisition of a 20 percent stake in Delta Food Industries (FZC), one of the UAE’s fastest growing food exporters. A company statement estimated Delta Foods’ exports at over 250 TEUs (twenty-foot-equivalent units) per month, nearly 70 percent ...

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FDI Forum focus on geopolitical challenges

The 2015 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment will focus on the impact of geopolitics on foreign direct investment (FDI). The forum, hosted by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and organised by Conway Events, will be held from 9 – 10 February in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: the first time that the event has taken place in the ...

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Sharjah to launch export development centre

Sharjah’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to launch a new Sharjah Exports Development Centre next week. The centre will help promote and develop exports from Sharjah industries to regional and global markets. The Exports Development Centre is one of a wide range of initiatives undertaken by Sharjah government departments and authorities to help capitalise on the emirate’s strong economic ...

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Sharjah Container Terminal registers double-digit growth

Sharjah-headquartered terminal operator Gulftainer has reported that the Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) handled 400,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) during 2014, recording double-digit growth compared to previous year’s volumes. SCT is managed and operated by Gulftainer on behalf of the Sharjah Port Authority. The terminal operator credited the arrival of new services throughout the year with boosting throughput, including UASC’s Gulf India ...

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Air Arabia to open new hub in Jordan

Sharjah-headquartered budget carrier Air Arabia (AIRARABI:DFM) has announced plans to open a new international hub at Amman Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan following its acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Petra Airlines. Air Arabia, which is the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, already has hubs in Alexandria (Egypt), Casablanca (Morocco), ...

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Sharjah woos Indian investors

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) took Sharjah’s investment proposition to India this month as part of a four-day trade mission organised by the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Bilateral trade between the UAE and India stood at around US$59.5 billion (AED 219b) for India’s financial year 2013-2014 (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015), with the Emirates ...

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Sharjah-China trade growth could hit 11%

Bilateral trade between the emirate of Sharjah and China could grow by 11 percent during 2014 to reach US$5 billion (AED 18b) according to Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD). Trade between Sharjah and China has grown sharply over the past few years, and is already five times the level of trade in ...

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Sharjah grows role as centre for halal food

Sharjah is fast developing as centre for halal food, a global market worth US$2 trillion (AED 7.3t) worldwide. Global food producers converged on Sharjah earlier this month to meet with buyers from the Middle East and North African and the Indian sub-continent at the third annual OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) Halal Congress. A wide variety of halal food producers ...

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Peter Mandelson to keynote World Forum for FDI

Lord Peter Mandelson, former British Labour Party politician and the European Commissioner for Trade from 2004 and 2008, will deliver a keynote address on the final day of the 2015 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment, on immigration policy , FDI and the global fight for talent. The forum, organised by Conway Events, will be held from 8 – 10 February in ...

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