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Yemen seeks 60,000 tonnes of gasoil for July on high demand

Yemen is seeking 60,000 tonnes of gasoil for July, after having bought about 600,000 tonnes for July and August in earlier tenders, as fuel shortages persist in the country, traders said on Tuesday.

July 17, 2012 5:11

Turkey warns Syria against import ban

Turkey threatened on Friday to retaliate against Syria for its decision to impose a sweeping import ban, in a further sign of fraying ties between the two neighbours over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's bloody crackdown on protesters.

October 1, 2011 12:40

Syria bans imports to save foreign currency

Syria says it wants to preserve foreign reserves, boost local industry; Businessmen say ban damages already hard-hit confidence; EU sanctions hit Syria's main mobile operator and its largest company

September 25, 2011 9:52
Timing is everything: Turkey wants more food trade as the UAE tightens its food import rules

Timing is everything: Turkey wants more food trade as the UAE tightens its food import rules

Precious de Leon things Turkey's proposition for more food bilateral trade with the UAE is either the worse idea or best opportunity, as the Emirates turns skittish about food imports.

July 10, 2011 3:10

Saudi’s ‘Train to Europe’

Saudi-German meeting comes up with a novel way to boost trade.

June 21, 2010 4:09

GCC must face gas shortage

New report says GCC countries may soon have to start importing gas after years of exporting it.

June 14, 2010 4:01

Inflation grips UAE

Inflation in the UAE rose in April, with higher food costs contributing to the second monthly rise in a row.

May 22, 2010 2:59

Non-oil trade up 5 percent in the UAE

Jump in exports to Dh171.7 billion in first quarter reflects strong growth, says Federal Customs Authority.

May 16, 2010 12:54

UAE bans import of sheep, goats from Kazakhstan

The UAE has temporarily banned the import…

December 29, 2009 4:15
As food budget rises, brand loyalty falls

As food budget rises, brand loyalty falls

With inflation taking a sizeable chunk out of family budgets in the UAE, people have started looking out for discounts and no-name brands.

September 18, 2008 8:06