Karbala Cement Factory

Global Cement Industry Looks to Iraqi Market

Cement manufacturers have largely weathered the recent global economic downturn, continuing a strong secular trend that has seen total international production more than double over the past 15 years to 3.5 billion tonnes per annum in 2012. While emerging markets in Asia… Read More

Doha Skyline

Doha, Amman Favored by MNCs as New Regional Hubs

The wave of political upheaval that has swept the Middle East and North Africa since early 2011 has had a major effect on business operations for most multinational corporations (MNCs) in the region. Many companies had ambitious expansion plans for markets like… Read More

Oil Derricks copy

IOCs in Syria Adjust to Sanctions, Violence

Due to EU sanctions, international oil companies operating in Syria are adjusting to new realities, as the Syrian government has demanded that they cut production. Meanwhile, the potential for violent unrest in northeastern Syria, a region that contains some of the country’s… Read More