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The highly publicized case of Dubai-based Abraaj Group, which is undergoing court-driven restructuring following its alleged mishandling of in
Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is targeting annual returns of 8-9 percent by 2025-2030 across its dif
Hilton plans to increase its Saudi properties from 10 to over 40 in the next five years, as the Kingdom shores up tourism and entertainment sp
United Arab Emirates-based NMC Health aims to increase its licensed bed capacity in Saudi Arabia to 1,000 over the next three years, as part o
Saudi Arabia's arrests of several princes, ministers, and businessmen on Saturday is positive in terms of tackling corruption in the Kingdom,
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and founder of Tadawul-listed Kingdom Holding Co. (KHC), was among 11 princes and severa
The GCC petrochemical sector could use more merger and acquisition (MA) activity, as well as consolidation measures in order to cut costs and improve
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is still in talks with Etihad Etisalat Co. (Mobily)to explore options on their telecom towers in the kingdom, Amjad Shacke
Saudi ruler King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Saturday relieved three top officials of their posts, and ordered the launch of a new anti-co
Mobile Telecommunication Co. Saudi Arabia (Zain Saudi) is still in talks over the sale of its transmitter towers, but aims to complete commercial nego
Turkey's TAV Airports is currently in the documentation process to close around $400 million-$500 million in financing for its Saudi airport p
Saudi Arabia's Riyad Taqnia Fund (RTF) is currentlyconsideringinvestments in various tech sectors, including artificial intelligence, fintech,
UAE-based personal finance comparison website Souqalmal.com has raised$10million in a Series B funding round, led by Saudi Arabia'sRiyad Taqni
Saudi Arabia's recent defense deals will make a modest contribution to its economy, but the development of a local military manufacturing sector will
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the Gulf nation of supporting terrorism, acco
Sadara Chemical Co. - a joint venture between state-owned Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Co. - has nearly completed construction of its integrated chem
Saudi dairy giant Almarai's chief financial officer Paul-Louis Gay tells Argaam about the company's investment and expansion plans for 2016, sales tar
Saudi Arabia's plans to increase taxes on foreign workers from 2018 and introduce a new fee for expatriate dependents next month will raise costs for
Despite having lost market share to rivals like Apple and Samsung, BlackBerry is keen on winning over Saudi customers with new product launches and a
A "huge gap" remains in funding available to Saudi small and medium enterprises (SMEs), even as the kingdom seeks to boost the sector under planned ec
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Training can help reduce operating costs and boost safety Sitting in a spacious office overlooking the Dubai Airport Free Zone, Stefan Schnitzler quite succinctly summarises the importance of a truck driver's role: "The brain of a truck-trailer combination is the driver," says Schnitzler, importer/dealer support manager, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East.
Infrastructure projects seen driving demand, but tough year expected Qatari commercial vehicle dealers have a mixed outlook for the year ahead, with infrastructure projects around the FIFA World Cup 2022 expected to drive demand, despite the low oil prices. Heavy vehicle suppliers largely reported strong growth last year in truck sales, with steady demand from the construction and infrastructure segments.
Automotive Management Services exec Andrew Robertson discusses how the Dubai-based company supports UN and military fleets in Africa and the Middle East "I've been around trucks since I was four years old," says Andrew Robertson, the affable CEO of Dubai-headquartered Automotive Management Services (AMS), when asked how his career in fleet management came about.
Fleet management systems can help meet niche requirements Whether it's cutting down on fuel costs or keeping tabs on driver behaviour, the benefits of telematics have been well documented. The region seems to be gradually waking up to the advantages of fleet management solutions, which far outweigh the initial cost.
Gorica and Mammut keen on expansion in East Africa Truck bodybuilders in the UAE are keen on stepping up their presence in African markets as they look to venture outside the GCC. Dubai-based Gorica Industries, one of the biggest names in the segment, is already active in Africa, says managing director Ivan Fornazaric.
Telematics policies can allow insurers to more accurately assess risk The motor insurance industry faces a "significant shake-up" from the growing usage of telematics or vehicle-monitoring systems, according to Fitch Ratings. Telematics systems are expected to have a big impact on the insurance industry for at least the next five years, particularly in the UK, where take-up could grow rapidly, the ratings agency said in a statement.
Commercial vehicle manufacturer to build new service training centre Indian commercial vehicle giant Ashok Leyland plans to invest $25 million in expanding production capacity at its Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) facility and building a new design and service training centre.
Allegations of 'squalid' housing, passports being confiscated Migrant workers employed on a World Cup stadium refurbishment project in Qatar are still suffering from abuses, despite promises to boost welfare standards, according to Amnesty International.
Truck-maker intends to open representative office in the first quarter Daimler Trucks is setting the course for a return to the Iranian market, having signed letters of intent with its local cooperation partners. The truck maker said it plans to "quickly resume" its business in the market, after the agreements with Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD) and the Mammut Group.
A site visit to Saxon Armor in Dubai, to learn more about armored vehicles