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


Counterfeits, Parallel Trade Disrupt MENA Pharma

The pharmaceutical industry represents one of the strongest growth markets in the Middle East and North Africa over the next decade. Total pharmaceutical sales are expected to grow at a CAGR of around 15% in the next five years, with combined expenditure… Read More

West Gemini operating in West Africa

Recovering Offshore Drilling Boosts OSV Contractors

The last two years have not been good ones for companies that support offshore drilling. A sluggish global economy, shifting regulatory environments, and a major oversupply of ships created a down market for operators of offshore support vessels (OSVs). Environmental concerns raised… Read More

du mobile user

Telecoms Race to Satisfy Data Hungry Customers

The race is on among telecommunications firms to roll out modern 3G and 4G networks that can handle consumers’ seemingly insatiable demand for data services. Competition is fierce not only in the United States and Europe, but also in the Middle East,… Read More

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