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Feb 24, 2014
With rising global demand for oil and gas, particularly from Asia, Western Australia’s current multibillion-dollar industry could be “dwarfed” by the potential opportunities emerging for the continent, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said. Delivering...
Feb 21, 2014
With the world’s top 600 cities (with populations of 600 000 or greater) responsible for more than 50% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), urban infrastructure is a major focus for German-based global engineering and technology group Siemens. “This is...
Feb 20, 2014
US project developer American Vanadium on Wednesday announced that the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will evaluate and demonstrate the CellCube vanadium redox flow energy storage system at its state-of-the-art testing facility...
Feb 14, 2014
NEODENE RUBBER BRAND Karbochem is the only synthetic rubber manufacturing company in South Africa
Local synthetic rubber manufacturer Karbochem will host a series of functions in Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth in September to celebrate its golden jubilee of operations in South Africa this year. “We are organising these functions to thank our staff,...
Feb 13, 2014
The administrators of embattled contract miner Forge has retrenched some 1 300 of the ASX-listed company’s employees across power stations and mining projects in Western Australia and Queensland. KordaMentha Restructuring’s Mark Mentha said on Thursday that...
Feb 12, 2014
UK-based mining giant Rio Tinto on Wednesday said it had entered into an option agreement with LNG Canada, an international joint venture (JV), to acquire or lease a wharf and associated land at its port facility at Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, where the JV is...
Feb 12, 2014
JSE-listed mining holding company Assore has increased its headline earnings for the six months to December 31 by a dramatic 119.4% to R2.4-billion, largely on the back of a 104.4% earnings jump by its 50%-owned subsidiary Assmang, which posted headline earnings of...
Feb 11, 2014
South African Companies remain in step with the growth of international retailers as five local retailer operations make it into the Deloitte global ‘Top 250 retailers’ list. Times may be tough and household budgets stretched, but that does not mean that South...
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Feb 05, 2014
The demise of second-generation (2G) technologies, such as GSM/EDGE, will likely start in 2018, as it loses its dominance, a new report by telecommunications market research and consulting firm TeleGeography has found. The GlobalComms Forecast Service revealed that,...
Feb 05, 2014
The Western Australian economy would more predominantly be propped up by other sectors as investment in mining continued to decline, advisory firm Deloitte reported. Deloitte Access Economics leader Matt Judkins said in the release of the latest business outlook...
Feb 04, 2014
Coal is the main producer of revenue in South Africa, generating R100-billion a year by 2013, but the industry is facing serious challenges, including an urgent need for investment in colleries. “We need more mines but for that, we need more investment," said...
Feb 03, 2014
The Ford Figo
The top three countries from which South Africa imported vehicles in 2013 were India, at number one, with 97 167 vehicles, with South Korea second, at 62 058 units, and Germany third, at 56 997 units, said Standard Bank vehicle and asset finance head Sydney Soundy on...
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
Altrincham firm Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS), a team of recruitment specialists within the Mining, Oil & Gas, Power and Marine sectors has been shortlisted as one of The Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For and awarded the prestigious Best...
Jan 29, 2014
WRS, specialists in talent acquisition services within the Mining, Oil & Gas, Power & Energy and Marine sectors, have been listed as 8th in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table for 2013, which ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest growing...
Jan 24, 2014
Communications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent this week said it planned to upgrade the East African coast’s 10 000 km submarine cable system with the latest 100 Gb/s technology. The 4.72 Tb/s, two fibre-pair Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) undersea...
Jan 24, 2014
ASX-listed exploration firm Genesis Resources has become the latest Australia-based takeover target of Singapore-listed Blumont Group. Genesis told shareholders on Friday that it had signed a bid implementation deed with Blumont, which would make an off-market...
Jan 24, 2014
Asia-based trade exhibition companies Power Transmission and Control (PTC) Asia, CeMAT Asia and ComVac Asia concluded their aim to assist in the growth of the power transmission market in Asia in their four-day trade show in October last year at the Shanghai...
 
 
 
 
Jan 24, 2014
VINEYARD HOTEL AND SPA The hotel has made a commitment to “living green” and has implemented environmental and social responsible decision making
Solar PV power plants are designed to work at least 20 years. PV components’ reliability and suppliers’ sustainability are two key factors to secure investors’ profits, while PV modules’ high efficiency can help improve investment return. JA Solar Holdings...
Jan 24, 2014
Unaudited data released by the Department of Trade and Industry earlier this month shows that new vehicle sales in South Africa increased by 3.2%, to 650 620 units, in 2013 over 2012. This number signals the fourth year of consecutive growth for the local industry,...
Jan 24, 2014
The US oil boom has put European refineries out of business and undercut West African crude suppliers. Now domestic drillers threaten to roil Asian markets and challenge producers in the Middle East and South America.
Jan 23, 2014
South Africa lifted its overall steel production by 4.1% in 2013, increasing output from 6.9-million tons in 2012 to 7.2-million tons, making it the twenty-first largest steel producing country in the world. The World Steel Association (worldsteel) revealed on...
Jan 23, 2014
David Knox
ASX-listed oil and gas major Santos has reported its highest oil production in six years for the fourth quarter ended December, helping to drive a record sales revenue of A$1.1-billion. Fourth quarter production reached 13.1-million barrels of oil equivalent, which...
Jan 22, 2014
ZTE CORPORATION’s solutions greatly reduce the dependence on diesel generators and thereby, lower CAPEX, OPEX and greenhouse gas emissions Based on its recent analysis of the ICT green power solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognises ZTE Corporation with the...
Jan 20, 2014
Together with their Saudi Arabian partner Advanced Electronics Company KACO new energy has started offering inverters for the Arab world in 2013. Since 2014 KACO new energy is operating a new office in Riyadh dedicated to the continuous success of AEC. Right before...
Jan 20, 2014
Honeywell Company City Technology has released the results of a global survey conducted over the last quarter of 2013 at major health and safety expo’s in the US, Europe and Asia. The results show that quality is the most important attribute users demand from...
Jan 17, 2014
CRYSTALLOGRAPHY IN BIOLOGY: A coloured crystallography image of antibodies binding to a virus
This year is the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014). It marks the centenary of the award of the Nobel Prize for Physics to Max von Laue (1879-1960) of Germany for his discovery (published in 1912) that crystals diffract (that is, bend) X-rays. This...
Jan 16, 2014
The production capacity of the plant located on La Réunion island in the Indian Ocean will equal the average consumption of 13,500 people. Ingeteam, global leader in power electronics and electrical engineering, in consortium with SAFT, the world's leading battery...
 
 
 
 
Jan 16, 2014
Singapore listed Linc Energy has received the first A$20-million from South Africa-based resources company Exxaro as the second tranche payment under its first underground coal gasification (UCG) commercial agreement. This payment is in recognition that all...
Jan 14, 2014
Absa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group, has signed a cooperation agreement with Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) focused on the development of Mozambique’s natural resources, infrastructure and water security – which are...
Jan 08, 2014
The plants are located in the Southern regions of the country Over the last months, Ingeteam has commissioned twelve PV plants in France, with a total power output of 86 MW. These plants are located in the southern-most part of the country and in the regions of...
Jan 07, 2014
Unaudited data released by the Department of Trade and Industry on Tuesday showed that new vehicle sales in South Africa increased by 3.2%, to 650 620 units, in 2013 over 2012. This number signalled the fourth year of consecutive growth for the local industry,...
Jan 07, 2014
Africa is blessed with natural resources – key inputs to the manufacturing process. However, as is well known, the majority of these natural resources are exported to the developed world in their raw or semi-processed form, says Frost & Sullivan Africa industry...
Dec 20, 2013
A federal joint review panel for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project on Thursday recommended that, subject to 209 required conditions, the federal Canadian government approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project. The pipeline would link Canada’s...
Dec 17, 2013
Lithium-ion batteries
Montreal-based rare earths project developer Critical Elements on Tuesday said it had struck an accord with explorer Monarques Resources to sell a 50% interest in the Croinor property, near Val-d’Or, Quebec, for several properties located in the James Bay area and...
Dec 16, 2013
Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Tougher Chinese policies aimed at reducing the country’s dependency on coal would help restrain global coal demand growth over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) found in its yearly ‘Medium-Term Coal Market Report’ released in Paris on...
Dec 13, 2013
A coloured crystallography image of antibodies binding to a virus
The International Year of Crystallography 2014 (IYCr 2014) was launched worldwide on Thursday. Next year marks the centenary of the award of the Nobel Prize for Physics to Max von Laue (1879-1960) of Germany for his discovery (published in 1912) that crystals...
Dec 13, 2013
As the world edges closer to the deadlines outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it has become apparent that much more needs to be done to sustain and accelerate the gains made since 2000. It is also being argued that more emphasis should probably be...
 
 
 
 
Dec 13, 2013
As the world edges closer to the deadlines outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it has become apparent that much more needs to be done to sustain and accelerate the gains made since 2000. It is also being argued that more emphasis should probably be...
Dec 12, 2013
International freight volumes are expected to grow by 17% over the next five years, indicating a conservative recovery in global economic activity and world trade volumes, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) Airline Industry Forecast 2013-2017 revealed...
Dec 12, 2013
Owing to international developments and widespread strikes in a number of sectors, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), has reduced its projected 2013 vehicle output by 9.5% to about 552 000 vehicles, from original...
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
The Shambesai gold project being developed by ASX-listed Manas Resources, has received backing from the Kyrgyz Republic government. Earlier this week, the Energy and Minerals Parliamentary Committee recommended the immediate development of the Shambesai gold...
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
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