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EMKE Group (Lulu ) - Q1 2013

Abu Dhabi-based food and retail group EMKE operates the Lulu hypermarket chain in the Middle East - the region's largest Indian-owned chain - as well as a number of supermarkets. The company has...

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Sun Shines On Desalination

BMI View: News that Masdar has launched a renewable energy powered desalination pilot project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) comes as a further boost for the technology's prospects in the GCC...

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Affordable Housing On The Forefront

In the backdrop of the Arab Spring, the lack of affordable housing as a major social issue has risen to the forefront. Despite the significant hydrocarbon wealth in the region, a mismatch between...

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Conflict Crib Sheet And FAQ

The conflict in Syria has been deadlocked for some time, but the momentum appears to have shifted in favour of the rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Assad has proved more...

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Hanjin Shipping (Container Operations)

Hanjin was formed in 1977 and in 1988 merged with Korea Shipping Corporation, becoming Hanjin Shipping Company. Until 2009 the company was part of the Hanjin Group, and has several subsidiaries,...

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Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG)

Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) grew out of the Maritime Overseas Corporation, founded in 1948. OSG, a Delaware corporation, was incorporated in 1969. The next year it was publicly listed on the...

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Themes For EMEA Infrastructure 2013

BMI View: We expect activity in the infrastructure sector to pick up momentum over 2013 in EMEA, with our forecasts suggesting that real growth in construction is going to accelerate across all...

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Mitsui OSK Lines

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)'s container operations are relatively small compared with its dry bulk and tanker operations. In FY12 the container unit's revenue accounted for 37.9% of the group's total. In...

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Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) was founded in 1970 in Geneva, Switzerland. It launched its first service between the Mediterranean and South and East Africa in the mid-1970s. In 2003 it became...

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