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Dubai’s DEWA says no bonds planned for 2012

Dubai’s DEWA says no bonds planned for 2012

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has no plans to tap bond markets in 2012 and the state utility will repay a 1.2 billion dirhams ($326.7 million) securitisation maturity this year ahead of time, its top executive said.

March 1, 2012 2:04
 
Saudi’s ACWA “very keen” on Malaysia tycoon’s power assets

Saudi’s ACWA “very keen” on Malaysia tycoon’s power assets

Saudi water and power project developer Acwa Power is "very keen" to buy the power assets being sold by Malaysian tycoon Ananda Krishnan, the company's chief financial officer said on Monday.

February 28, 2012 2:46
 
Thirst for profits—Is trading water ethical or a breach of human rights?

Thirst for profits—Is trading water ethical or a breach of human rights?

As water becomes more scare, the market for water trade becomes more viable. Analysts say it could actually curb food price inflation but who are the losers in this commoditisation?

August 9, 2011 1:22
 
Privatisation, increased imports may solve Saudi water crisis

Privatisation, increased imports may solve Saudi water crisis

Saudi won’t meet its water demands by 2025. Privatisation and increased imports just may be the key solutions, proposes Roger Harrison.

June 1, 2011 3:22
 
Abu Dhabi farmers get AED100K to save water

Abu Dhabi farmers get AED100K to save water

Abu Dhabi asks farmers to save water in return for annual stipend. Precious de Leon wonders if there’s a long term solution beyond plugging the problem with money.

May 10, 2011 12:24
 
Business of…Public Transport

Business of…Public Transport

As the RTA contemplates on giving us the 250kph Superbus and Qatar test runs a public bike sharing system, Kipp looks at the most vehicles that have become an integral part of our urban jungle.

April 12, 2011 4:55
 

UAE’s UTICO commissions RAK utility, plans plant

Private utility provider UTICO has commissioned a $128 million water and power plant in Ras al-Khaimah (RAK).

March 30, 2011 4:02
 
Mo’ money, (no) mo’ problems

Mo’ money, (no) mo’ problems

Are the latest investments in the Northern Emirates mere distraction tactics, or do they really address the issues frustrating people in the area?

March 13, 2011 4:25
 
Food for thought

Food for thought

Aims for the UAE to become self-sufficient in terms of food supply and Dubai’s plan to plant a million trees are admirable but misplaced, thinks Kipp.

November 23, 2010 4:49
 
Conserving water

Conserving water

Both developed and emerging economies are failing to adequately address the challenge of managing water supplies, according to Arab News. This editorial explains the issues.

October 5, 2010 2:29
 
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