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13 Oct 2017

Qatar, India bilateral trade tops $8.4bn in March: Alpen Capital

Bilateral trade between Qatar and India stood at $8.4bn during the fiscal year that ended in March this year even as Ras Laffan remains the largest source of liquefied natural gas for the Asia’s third largest economy, a new report has shown. Qatar, according to Alpen Capital, aims to enhance

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13 Oct 2017

Sri Lanka’s 2018 budget aims at empowering private sector through public-private partnership

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said the next year’s ‘designer budget’ is aimed at creating a robust, flourishing and modern economy and will focus on a start – up culture of empowering the private sector for the development of the country. Minister Samaraweera made this

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12 Oct 2017

Dubai Economy Signs Partnership With VFS Global to Provide Business Registration Services Worldwide

Dubai Economy has signed an agreement with VFS Global, a world-leading Visa processing and Identity and Citizen Services specialist with presence across 129 countries, to extend varied e-services relating to business registration and licensing in Dubai. Investors can avail of varied Business Registration and Licensing services, including those related to

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12 Oct 2017

PPP inked for centralised fire alarms in 150,000 UAE buildings

The UAE has unveiled a smart monitoring and response system that will see the installation of centralised fire alarms in 150,000 buildings around the country. Injazat Data Systems and the UAE’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) – represented by the Civil Defence Headquarters – unveiled Hassantuk, a smart monitoring, alert, and

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11 Oct 2017

Oman plans $2b projects in public-private partnership

Around 11 public-private partnership projects valued at $2 billion are in different stages of planning and execution in Oman, according to a new research from MEED. The Sultanate and Qatar are also planning to launch public-private-partnership (PPP) legislations in the second half of 2017. The Middle East & North Africa

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25 Sep 2017

Bahrain Finance Minister: Great potential for public-private partnership

Minister of Finance, Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, highlighted the great potential for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) as an efficient and reliable financing tool. Speaking at the workshop jointly organised by the Finance Ministry and the World Bank, he praised the bank’s expertise in providing financing to infrastructure projects.

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18 Sep 2017

Dubai approves $354m drainage works around Expo 2020 site

Rain and groundwater drainage systems project will cover a total area of 400 sq km Dubai’s government is set to spend $354 million on the development of rain and groundwater drainage systems for the districts around the Al Maktoum International Airport, Expo 2020 and other nearby urban centres. According to

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13 Sep 2017

Kuwait says stock market offering for first PPP project in Q1 2018

Kuwait said on Monday that it is expected to offer shares of its first public-private partnership project to investors on the Kuwait stock exchange in the first quarter of 2018. The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) said it had appointed an NBK Capital-led consortium as the advisor and offering

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12 Sep 2017

Fundamentals of PPP Training to be held in Dubai by PPP Experts

Course Overview: Public-Private Partnerships are a form of public procurement. The choice to use such contracts is first and foremost made by the public sector which remains the ultimate guarantor of public service delivery. This choice is underpinned by a number of theoretical mechanisms and premises about the behaviour of

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12 Sep 2017

Kuwait’s first partnership project to debut on bourse

The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) said on Monday it has appointed NBK Capital-led consortium as adviser and offering manager for the distribution and transfer of shares in Shamal AzZour Al-Oula K.S.C, which are currently held by KAPP, to Kuwaiti citizens. Shamal AzZour Al-Oula is the owner and operator

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