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Siemens-led consortium wins Egypt control centre deal Subscription

12 March 2014, 7:35 GMT | By

The centres will control distribution networks in remote areas

Atiya: The region is a greenfield opportunity for Siemens

Integrating transport networks Subscription

4 March 2014, 11:05 GMT | By

Gulf countries need to interlink their new transport systems to attract more passengers and reduce traffic congestion, says Sami Atiya, head of Siemens’ mobility and logistics division


Building information modelling: Use of technology rises across the region

13 February 2014, 13:09 GMT

Building information modelling (BIM), the set of systems and software used to design and manage projects, is picking up in the region

Case study: Midfield Terminal displays advantages of using BIM Subscription

10 February 2014, 9:09 GMT | By

Abu Dhabi’s airport expansion is a textbook study in using building information modelling to cut costs and manage time

BIM uptake drivers

BIM use rises across region Subscription

10 February 2014, 7:42 GMT | By

Government clients are gradually mandating the use of building information modelling in new projects, as appreciation grows that the technology can cut construction costs and improve quality

Aramex founder and IFC set up venture capital fund Subscription

8 January 2014, 13:15 GMT | By

Central banks also called to increase support for Middle East start-ups

New entrant: Velocys is developing a lower-cost GTL plants for mainstream industry

New players enter GTL market

24 November 2013, 9:00 GMT | By

Technology that allows for much smaller plants is being developed

Mashreq to invest in hi-tech branches Subscription

3 November 2013, 6:52 GMT | By

UAE lending is hoping to attract more customers by investing in technology

Drake & Scull and Huawei sign deal to set up data centres Subscription

27 October 2013, 8:41 GMT | By

Companies team up to help companies harness data centre technology

Dubai’s Jebel Ali Freezone launches online app Subscription

7 October 2013, 12:26 GMT | By

All 160 online services to be accessible via app by year-end

Investcorp sells online payments system Skrill Group Subscription

20 August 2013, 6:30 GMT | By

Bahrain-based alternative investor to sell Skrill for $800m

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El-Seif Group Subscription

El-Seif Group commenced operations in Saudi Arabia in 1951 with interests in engineering, development, healthcare, defence and security


Oman Holdings International Subscription

The diversified holding group is looking to benefit from Oman’s five-year development plan

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Taj el-Khayat Subscription

16 September 2013, 7:53 GMT

Taj el-Khayat is general manager for the Middle East and North Africa region, Riverbed Technology

Bashar Bashaireh Subscription

16 September 2013, 7:45 GMT

Bashar Bashaireh is senior regional director for the Middle East and Pakistan, Fortinet

Ihab Ali Subscription

16 September 2013, 7:31 GMT

Ihab Ali is technical head of regional security and defence, Dell

Tamer Aboualy Subscription

16 September 2013, 7:23 GMT

Tamer Aboualy is head of security practice and chief technology officer for security services, IBM MEA

Kenan Abou Lteif Subscription

16 September 2013, 7:13 GMT

Kenan Abou Lteif is regional manager for Gulf and Levant, Symantec

Tareque Choudhury Subscription

16 September 2013, 7:04 GMT

Tareque Choudhury is chief security officer and head of BT Advise Middle East and Africa

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MENA Rail and Metro 2013

MENA Rail and Metro Summit 2014

A critical update of one of the world’s fastest growing rail markets

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Iran: Top wall refractory repair Subscription

15 April 2014, 15:53 GMT | By

Repair of refractory top wall blast furnace

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