Latest Editorial

Union disputes

On 1st January 2015, the much vaunted Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will come into force, bringing together Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus in a trade pact that will pool access to more than 170 million citizens and a combined GDP of US$2.7 trillion. The three founding member countries of what President Putin has hailed as a treaty of “truly epochal significance” were also the nations that, following the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, were responsible for planting the seeds of integration in Eurasian soils, salvaging economic ties with post-Soviet nations through the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

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Features

Protecting the People Behind the Products

As the Fairtrade Foundation celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first products to carry the Fairtrade Mark in the UK, Helen Blyth talks to the organisation’s Director of Policy & Public Affairs in the UK, Ms Barbara Crowther, about the success behind the global movement and the achievements that it has already realised on its way to secure a better deal for farmers and workers in the Third World.

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Nature’s Bounty – Tomorrow’s Maritime Promise

LNG is heralded as the new super-fuel for the maritime industry, having already seen application in several pioneering vessels and bunkering developments worldwide. Tony White provides an overview of the challenges yet to be overcome in implementing LNG as the shipping fuel of the future – and highlights the steps being taken to provide for the new opportunities presented by this cost-effective resource.

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OLD KING COAL

China’s rapid period of industrialisation has transformed the country’s economy beyond recognition – evolving from one of the poorest countries in 1970 to the world’s largest economy today, according to recent figures from the IMF. However, it would seem that China is in fact choking on its own success, for the smog has become so thick in Beijing that the city’s natural light-starved population now flock to huge digital television screens, such as that in Tiananmen Square, to observe virtual sunrises.

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Latest News

21/12/2014 / Drake & Scull

DSE awarded AED 82.5 million healthcare project in Abu Dhabi

Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE), the engineering subsidiary of Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), has recently won an AED 82.5 million healthcare project in Abu Dhabi. The project win boosts DSI’s total project awards in 2014 to AED 5.6 billion, and the total projects backlog to an all-time high of AED 15.3 billion across MENA, Europe and Asia.

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20/12/2014 / Corodex Industries

Corodex Industries wins ‘Manufacturer of the Year – Air Treatment’ category at 2014 Climate Control Awards

Corodex Industries, part of Concorde – Corodex Group (CCG), one of the Middle East’s pioneering providers of water, wastewater treatment and environmental services, has been named winner of the ‘Manufacturer of the Year – Air Treatment’ category of this year’s Climate Control Awards during its Gala Awards Ceremony held on 19th November 2014 in Dubai. The award was given in recognition of the company’s successful and innovative installation of a Biological Odour Control Plant in the United Arab Emirates.

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