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PHOSPHATE

OCP: NEW MODE OF CALL FOR TENDERS ANNOUNCEMENT

As a global leader in the phosphate and phosphate derivatives markets, OCP has been a key player in the international market since its founding in 1920. The Group has exclusive access to Morocco’s phosphate rock reserves, the largest global reserve base according to the USGS. The Group is a cost-leading producer of phosphate rock, and has become a leading player across the whole phosphate value chain. The Group has 23,000 employees and generated $5.5 billion dollars of revenues in 2013. At present, OCP Group supplies 30% of the world’s imports of phosphate and phosphate-derived products. The Group plans to increase its capacity to meet the word’s demand, and to be a leader in a dynamic and competitive environment. OCP has ushered in a new industrial process era with a longterm investment program designed to expand phosphate and fertilizer production capacity, reach the best cost efficiencies, invest in R&D, and increase the Group’s international presence. To support this ambitious industrial development program, OCP has established global standard means to support its large-scale needs. This industrial development program will be subject to the best practices, good governance,

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ethical extraction and production, and will have for primary aim the development of the national and regional industrial ecosystem, in line with current laws and regulations. To optimize OCP’s purchasing procedures and make all of the group’s orders accessible to everyone, the group has developed a call for tenders system in order to publish all of its purchasing needs online and be available for consultation 24/7. The Group has already implemented the E-SUPPLY system last October 2013 as an important milestone of the OCP’s process re-engineering & digitization policy. E-SUPPLY’s Purchase platform has given to suppliers and partners access to an online solution with a fully digitized and optimized process. Following the same strategy and commitment to optimize the relationships with its current or potential suppliers and partners, the group announces that all suppliers have full access to all of the Group’s current or upcoming calls for tender via the link https://tenders.ocp.ma. The Call for tender system cover all of OCP’s purchasing needs and all suppliers will be able to check and express interests on orders of interest to them.

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CONTENTS

UK CHAMBERS

FOREWORDS Dominic Jermey OBE, CVO, Chief Executive UK Trade & Investment Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Chairman

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Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer 10 CHAMBER EDITORIAL 40 Years of Service to Business

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ABCC Members Listings

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EDITORIALS

United Kingdom Profile

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British Chambers of Commerce

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Scottish Chamber of Commerce

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Aberdeen & Grampian

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Birmingham

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Black Country

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West & North Yorkshire (Bradford)

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Bristol

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Cambridge

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Coventry & Warwickshire

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Dorset

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East Midlands

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Essex

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Middle East and North Africa Real Estate

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Glasgow

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MENA Free zones

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Hampshire

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Hertfordshire

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Hull & Humber

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Kent

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ARAB COUNTRY PROFILES AND LISTINGS Algeria

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Liverpool

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Bahrain

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London

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Comoros

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Luton & Bedfordshire

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Djibouti

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Manchester

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Egypt

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Mid Yorkshire

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Iraq

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North East

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Jordan

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Northamptonshire

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Kuwait

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Northern Ireland

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Lebanon

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Sheffield

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Libya

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Staffordshire

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Mauritania

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Suffolk

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Sussex

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Thames Valley

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UK LISTINGS

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Sponsored by

Morocco

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Oman

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Palestine

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Qatar

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Saudi Arabia

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Somalia

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Sudan

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Syria

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Tunisia

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United Arab Emirates

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Yemen

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Arab-British Chamber of Commerce 43 Upper Grosvenor Street London W1K 2NJ Tel: +44 (0) 20 7235 4363 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7245 6688 Email: directory@abcc.org.uk Website: www.abcc.org.uk While all due care and attention has been taken in the compilation and production of this publication and the statements contained herein are believed to be correct at the time of going to press, the publishers and promoters cannot accept responsibility for any perceived inaccuracies or anomalies. Reproduction of any part of this publication without obtaining permission is strictly prohibited. BLS Media and the ABCC make no recommendation in respect of any of the advertisers found within these pages and no such recommendation can be implied by way of the presence of their advertisements. Editorial Team: David Morgan, Dr Yasmin Husein, Abdeslam El-Idrissi (Editor in Chief) and Cliff Lawrence.

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FOREWORD BY DOMINIC JERMEY ALGERIA COUNTRY PROFILE

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K Trade & Investment (UKTI) has a longstanding relationship with the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce. We share a common commitment to strengthening ties between the UK and the Arab world, promoting trade and investment and ensuring that UK businesses are given the support and advice they need to succeed in this fast-growing region.

The Gulf States are making significant investments across the kinds of sectors in which British companies excel including infrastructure, healthcare, sustainable development and education. The pan-GCC rail project; Expo 2020 in the UAE; and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar all represent major opportunities that play to the UK’s strengths and expertise. Similar investments are being made in North Africa, with Egypt alone planning to extend the Suez Canal, build new cities and reform its education system. In common with the Gulf, these projects aren’t restricted to large companies but rather opportunities exist throughout the supply chain for exactly the kind of small and medium-sized businesses represented in this directory. The UK Government is committed to doing everything it can to support the UK’s small and medium-sized businesses. In 2014 UKTI launched a new programme to help medium-sized businesses start their export journey or break into new markets. Offering a tailored package of support and advice, together with access to finance through UK Export Finance, and training to improve export capability, the programme is already paying dividends and has trebled the number of businesses supported to more than 3,000.

We are working with the British Chambers of Commerce to create an international business network. This partnership connects overseas business networks to UK chambers, increasing the range and quality of services on offer to British businesses both at home and abroad. We have already established British Business Centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi - more will follow, so that UK businesses can get the advice and support they need. This latest edition of the Trade Directory is an invaluable resource for UK companies looking to do business in the region and I look forward to working with the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce to help support their export ambitions.

Dominic Jermey OBE, CVO Chief Executive UK Trade & Investment

We are making it easier for small companies with growth potential to access government services through a single portal for advice, and introducing a dedicated team of international advisers in the English regions to support 10,000 first-time exporters and increase to 60,000, small and medium-sized businesses’ attendance at international exhibitions. However, partnerships with the private sector remain vital if we are to achieve our export ambitions. By working with organisations like the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce we can develop stronger, more cohesive commercial and trade support relationships and ultimately help the UK’s small and medium-sized businesses to explore new markets.

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ABCC CHAIRMAN’S FOREWORDPROFILE ALGERIA COUNTRY

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am delighted to commend this Trade Directory 2015-2016 to all its readers as I am sure that its pages will be perused eagerly for the wealth of useful information that is contained within them.

The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce performs a tremendously important task of business support acting as a bridge that facilitates the exchange of contacts between the British and Arab business communities. We are uniquely equipped to assist companies seeking to achieve success in their business transactions with their counterparts in the Arab world and vice versa. This Trade Directory forms part of a range of professional services that the Chamber provides to support its members.

It is perhaps worth stressing that the Chamber is far from being an exclusive club and that it welcomes into membership any commercial entity and business person engaged in bilateral trade and investment between Britain and the Arab countries across the Middle East and North Africa.

I am proud to be the Chairman of an organisation that has worked tirelessly and consistently for some forty years to strengthen cooperation between the British and Arab business communities.

We are the only existing non-government business support organisation based in London whose remit extends equally to all the Arab states and we provide some essential services for companies seeking to do business in all these markets in all sectors from the traditional areas such as oil and gas to renewables, innovative technology, creative industries, healthcare and education.

The Anglo-Arab partnership has strong roots that extend deep into history and the Chamber is able to make its own unique contribution to strengthening these crucial contacts by supporting companies on a daily basis. Arab-British cooperation is a growing influence in the world today and the Chamber is exceptionally well placed to make a difference for mutual benefit and common prosperity. The Chamber is dedicated to offering professional services and expert advice to a network of exporters, investors and skills providers with the prime objective of helping them achieve success in the global market place. It has an honourable record of service and remains geared up to meeting future challenges by constantly revising its approach and adapting its services to more effectively meet the changing requirements of its clients and strategic partners. We are fortunate to count on close relations with all the leading institutions and influential policy makers who play decisive roles in the public and private sectors. The Chamber is enormously well respected for its professional approach and its consistent activities are characterised by impeccable standards of impartiality and confidentiality.

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Much of the Chamber’s work is focused on the affluent Gulf Cooperation Council countries where the economies are continuing to expand and ambitious investment programmes are giving rise to enormous opportunities for innovative British industries, consultancies and investors. The Chamber is proud to have inscribed on its logo a motto that proclaims “friendship through trade” because this remains as relevant and resonant today as when it was first adopted. Likewise, this principle shapes all the daily activities that the Chamber carries out in support of its members and as it works to strengthen Arab-British cooperation across the entire spectrum of business sectors.

The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, PC Chairman Arab-British Chamber of Commerce

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SECRETARY GENERAL & CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S ALGERIA COUNTRY PROFILE FOREWORD

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s Secretary General and Chief Executive of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce, I am delighted to introduce the latest edition of our trade directory, which this year appears as the Chamber marks its 40th Anniversary. The Chamber has an impressive record of achievement and I have the great privilege to lead an organisation that is now well respected throughout the business and diplomatic communities for its professionalism and reliability of service.

Aspects of the Chamber’s activities are reflected in its publications and website. These are designed to give readers and users a clear grasp of the scope of the Chamber’s role and how our services can help businesses to grow and develop. This trade directory, which is the Chamber’s flagship publication, is no exception. For 40 years the Chamber has been dedicated to the enhancement and promotion of Arab-British trade, investment and commercial cooperation. It has established itself as the leading institution in the UK for Arab-British cooperation at the level of trade, investment and commerce. One of the Chamber’s chief assets is its enduring and productive ties with the Arab and British private sectors through the international network of Chambers of Commerce and by choosing to join the Chamber a company is able to start making contact with an extensive commercial network in the Arab World and around the UK.

The Chamber can be proud of its unique role in assisting both Arab and British companies in their pursuit of new business and in seeking out new markets. Personally, I am deeply committed to ensuring that under my leadership the organisation will remain dedicated to improving its excellent level of service and I am inspired by the prospects opening up in the future as the Chamber enters its fifth decade.

Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer Arab British Chamber of Commerce

The Arab countries continue to pursue ambitious investment programmes which are transforming their economies and seeing them become much more prominent players on the global stage. They are liberalising trade, strengthening their private sectors and increasing their efficiency of production in a concerted drive to promote social and economic development. Enormous budgets have been allocated for targeted public investment in ambitious infrastructure projects and to diversify the Arab economies. It is undeniable that the expanding Arab markets offer abundant opportunities and are certain to do so increasingly in coming years. Trade between the UK and the Arab World is stronger today than at any previous period in modern history and the Chamber can take pride in its consistent record in helping facilitate this growth in bilateral trade and investment.

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THEALGERIA ARAB BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COUNTRY PROFILE

40 YEARS OF SERVICE TO BUSINESS HE Mr Mazen K Homoud, the Jordanian Ambassador to the UK, speaking at the 2nd Arab-British Economic Forum

The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce is an international

risen to become the strategic player in international trade

to trade, investment and commerce conducted between

trade organisation located in the Mayfair district of London.

that it is today. It is now one of the oldest and most

these dynamic markets. The organisation offers its

The Chamber is marking its 40th anniversary in 2015 and

respected Arab institutions in the UK. The Chamber

members invaluable networking opportunities by allowing

can celebrate its years of promoting and facilitating Arab-

has the distinction of being the only organisation in

participants to its prestigious events to interact with

British trade and economic cooperation. Since 1975 it has

existence in the UK that serves equally all the Arab

worked in close co-operation with the British Chambers of

key decision makers and senior figures in business and

markets across the MENA region as recognised by the

Commerce, Arab businesses and official bodies, particularly

League of Arab States.

government in the UK and Arab countries.

the League of Arab States and its specialised agencies, Arab diplomatic missions in London and the Chambers of Commerce network in the Arab World. Its regular programme of events consists of business networking,

Over the decades, during which the world economic outlook has not always been favourable to Arab commercial interests and the strengthening of Anglo-

Based in busy London’s Mayfair, the Chamber’s headquarters regularly attract distinguished visitors from government, commerce, finance and the media.

Arab relations, the Chamber has continued to flourish

The Chamber has become increasingly active over recent

as it perseveres in carrying out its mission to encourage

years as it hosts ambitious programmes of business

closer and deeper commercial and business cooperation.

and social events which have come to form an essential

The Chamber’s guiding motto: ‘Friendship through Trade’

It has always been able to fulfil its responsibilities

part of London’s business events calendar attracting an

reflecting its consistent overriding aims of and the ethic

while remaining strictly impartial in all matters and its

impressive range of participants headed by ministers

that has earned it respect and trust within both the Arab

reputation as a trusted port of call is one of its greatest

from the Arab states, senior executives from large

and British business communities.

assets. As such it is held in high esteem by the British

corporate enterprises and members of top City firms.

The Chamber is proud of this record of service to the

and Arab business and diplomatic communities. The

business community. Occupying a strategic point in the

Chamber has earned this much deserved reputation for

promotion of the Anglo-Arab partnership in bilateral

reliability, efficiency, impartiality and integrity in the

trade, investment and enterprise, the Chamber boasts

delivery of its vital services to its member companies

a reputation for reliability and trust among British and

and to the wider business sector.

Arab public and private sectors. It is a provider of a

The Chamber is an essential point of contact for British

conferences, seminars and workshops covering all manner of sectors and industries.

Today, the Chamber is very widely recognised at the highest levels in government and business for its role and consistent achievements. In order to deliver its professional services, it cooperates on a daily basis with official organisations, the Arab

companies seeking to extend their business activities to

Embassies in London and with key government

the Arab markets and likewise it acts as an important

institutions in Britain such as the Foreign and

For the past four decades it has worked tirelessly and

source of information about the opportunities in the Arab

Commonwealth Office, the network of chambers of

consistently to bridge the gap in the delivery of essential

markets across the whole spectrum of sectors, its diverse

commerce and official trade bodies such as UKTI. As

support to businesses that are seeking to achieve results

economies and regions. Furthermore, the Chamber acts

they increasingly come to realise the value of what the

through forging cooperation between Britain and the Arab

as an established and important forum for discussions

Chamber can do for them, new companies are signing up

World. From quite modest beginnings, the Chamber has

on all the fundamental topical issues of concern relating

for membership to make full use of its facilities.

unique range of services to its clients in the UK and around the Arab World.

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THE ARAB BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2014 The Chamber rounded off the year in true style with a series of impressive high-profile international business events which attracted some distinguished participants and stimulated considerable media interest. Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Chairman, ABCC

2ND ARAB-BRITISH ECONOMIC FORUM

Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby, ABCC Secretary General & CEO

The 2nd Arab-British Economic Forum took place successfully on 21 October 2014 at the Millennium Hotel in the heart of London’s Mayfair. This important event brought together around 350 delegates from the UK and Arab countries to discuss new opportunities for investment and cooperation in a variety of sectors. It sought to build on the success of the 1st Arab-British Economic Forum held in 2009 and received widespread coverage in the media. Rt Hon Baroness Symons, Chairman of the ABCC, expressed thanks the impressive list of sponsors and supporters of the Forum, whose cooperation had proved invaluable to enable the ABCC to hold the event. The Forum’s main partners were the General Union of Arab Chambers and the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, while, the League of Arab States, the UKTI, London &

backdrop of unprecedented efforts by Arab governments to encourage investment, enhance private sector

Secretary General HE Nabil El Araby. The forum’s first session, which was devoted to

Partners and the British Chambers of Commerce were

participation and boost economic diversification.

the supporting organisations.

With the steady increase in Arab-British trade, both

introduced by HE Mr Mazen K Homoud, the Jordanian

Sponsors consisted of the Europe-Arab Bank, Aqaba

the British and Arab sides were determined to further

Ambassador to the UK.

Development Corporation, Aqaba Special Economic Zone

develop and deepen their relations, Dr Al-Shuaiby said.

The ambassador celebrated the diverse range of areas

Authority, AXA PPP International, PBI Aqaba Industrial

The ABCC occupied a strategic position as a facilitator

where Jordan and the UK were achieving success in their

Estate, Amman Chamber of Commerce and Al Maabar.

of bilateral contacts at the level of business, trade and

partnership.

The chairman stressed that the appropriateness of the

investment, she continued, stating that the Economic

In summing up the outcome of the 2nd Arab-British

moment to discuss how cooperation could be strengthened

Forum was an essential component of the Chamber’s

Economic Forum, Dr Al-Shuaiby thanked all the

with the aim of promoting prosperity and security which

work, complementing its regular activities and services

participants for contributing towards to the event’s

were the fundamental concerns of all countries.

to companies on both sides.

success and looked forward to seeing people at the 3rd

Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby, ABCC Secretary General & CEO,

Dr Thamer Mahmoud Alany, Director, Economic Relations

Economic Forum.

described her recent reappointment to her post as a great

Department, the League of Arab States, stressed the

The day-long forum was followed by a Gala Dinner in the

privilege and said it was an honour to be able to achieve

dynamic nature and benefits of the partnership between

evening at which delegates and high level guests from

success alongside Baroness Symons.

Britain and the Arab countries.

business, the diplomatic service and public life attended.

She stated that the Forum was being held against the

He brought greetings to the Forum from the Arab League

examining the potential of the Jordanian market, was

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THEALGERIA ARAB BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COUNTRY PROFILE

HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, Qatar Minister of Economy and Commerce

Lord Astor of Hever DL, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Lords Spokesman on Defence

QATARI-BRITISH ECONOMIC FORUM Upwards of 300 people gathered at the Hilton Hotel, Park

Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Lane on 29 October, for the Qatari-British Economic Forum which was organised by the Chamber and timed to coincide with an official visit by the Emir of Qatar to London. The forum showcased the latest opportunities for cooperation and investment in Qatar as it prepares for the 2022 World Cup and progresses with the implementation of its 2030 Vision. The forum was formally opened by HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce, State of Qatar, who told delegates that the business forum would help cement relations between the UK and Qatar and extend their scope. The Minister stressed that Qatar had an economy that was open to the world and regarded the UK as a valued trade partner. He pointed to the country’s 2030 Vision which aspires to transform the economy from one based around oil and gas to one that was much more diverse. In this respect, non-oil growth was steadily increasing to reach half of the GDP largely a result of the development of IT and infrastructure.

£200bn for mega projects to upgrade infrastructure

supplies 20% of UK gas needs, while British exports to

which offered new opportunities for investment and

Qatar had doubled over past five years. There were now a

foreign partnership. Such projects included new cities,

broad range of UK firms operating in Qatar.

Baroness Symons, ABCC Chairman, said that it was a

an airport, ports and other key infrastructure such as rail

great honour for the ABCC to be invited to host the forum.

and metro.

She stressed that Qatar’s distinctive economic ideas were innovative and had helped to make Doha a highly significant place for doing business. The forum heard that Qatar had a budget of around

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Preparations for the 2022 World Cup form an important

A series of workshops were followed by a networking lunch which gave delegates the opportunity to discuss common partnerships and business projects.

part of the National Vision and investment in sporting facilities was part of the diversity strategy, delegates were told. Meanwhile, in terms of Qatari-British relations, Qatar

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THE ARAB BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

HRH Prince Saud K Al Faisal, Deputy Governor for Investment Affairs, SAGIA

HRH The Duke of York formally opening the GCC-British Economic Forum

HE Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, GCC Secretary General, receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Dr Al-Shuaiby on behalf of the Chamber

Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby, ABCC Secretary General & CEO

for cooperation between the UK and the GCC in strengthening trade, industry and investment. Mr Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with responsibilities for the Middle East and North Africa, spoke of the UK’s 2010 Gulf initiative which aimed to develop cooperation in key areas such as trade, education and energy. The UK-GCC partnership involved much more than simply trade as it embraced strategic issues and security. The Minister strongly endorsed the sentiments embodied in the ABCC’s motto, “friendship through trade”. Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby, ABCC Secretary General & CEO, presented certificates of appreciation to HE Dr Al Zayani and Mr Ellwood. Opening a session on sustainable energy, Mr Shahid Malik MP, a former UK government minister, paid tribute to Dr Al-Shuaiby on her reappointment as Secretary General and CEO of the ABCC. This was as a reflection of the important role of the Chamber in promoting Arab-British trade and the efforts of Dr Al-Shuaiby in particular. The conference attracted many high level delegates and concluded with a Gala Dinner. As the Chamber passes its 40th anniversary of service

GCC-BRITISH ECONOMIC FORUM Upwards of 350 delegates attended the GCC-British

the enormous potential for strengthening cooperation between the UK and the GCC.

to the business community, it will continue to organise landmark events that celebrate the longstanding relations between Britain and the Arab World while

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In a keynote speech HE Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al

making a positive contribution towards strengthening

December. This prestigious day-long conference held

Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation

that relationship at the level of business, commerce,

at The Landmark Hotel in London, was formally opened

Council, said that the GCC enjoyed relative stability in an

joint enterprise and investment. The Chamber finds

by HRH The Duke of York who commended the initiative

unstable region and a safe place to conduct business. HE

itself deeply privileged and fortunate to receive the

for strengthening GCC-British relations. He stressed

Dr Al Zayani believed that the Gulf countries could learn

high level endorsements equally from the British and

the importance of education as a means of widening

from the expertise of their partners in the UK who were

Arab governments and their respective private sectors.

prospects for young people and unleashing their talents

innovative in their use of new technology.

Such a level of support is reflected in the individuals

which were vital for the future. The Duke of York

The conference highlighted some of the major joint projects

and organisations regularly attracted to the Chamber’s

emphasised trust between parties as one of the keys to

in the Gulf included the trans-GCC rail network and their

any successful long-term partnership.

closer cooperation over managing water resources.

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, the ABCC, stressed

Such initiatives offered greater opportunities

calendar of events.

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your gateway to Jordan and Beyond

At the cross road of three continent and four countries

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About Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) Leveraging on its position and location as a logistic hub situated at the cross roads of three continents and four countries, the Port of Aqaba caters to more than fifteen of the world’s top largest shipping lines, with Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) being its main gateway to Jordan and beyond. Aqaba Container Terminal is a joint venture between Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) and APM Terminals, part of the well-known maritime industry leader A.P. Møller– Maersk Group. Today, ACT is committed to providing the highest level of services to its customers, while continuously working to optimize facilities, technology and productivity with the ultimate objective to develop efficiencies through Jordan’s supply chain. To this effect, ACT completed in 2008 their first phase of development, followed by further significant investment in handling equipment and infrastructure projects which delivered an additional 460 meter of quay length by the end of 2013, effectively doubling the total length of the quay to reach a full 1000 meter. The completion of the berth expansion project constitute a major milestone for the Terminal and was inaugurated by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. With an annual capacity of about 1.3 million TEU, these investments enable Aqaba to cater for Jordan’s current and growing business in the region. The port has been nominated on several occasions as one of the best service providers in the region and has received several awards. Very recently ACT was nominated as one of the Top 5 Port Operator’s in Middle East and Indian Subcontinent by a panel of maritime experts from Lloyds list and was “highly commended” during the award ceremony which took place in Dubai.

community, through employment (99% of ACT employees are Jordanian) and through extensive Corporate Social Responsibility programs supporting health care, education and environment in the poorest areas around Aqaba. ACT places great emphasis on providing for a safe and productive work environment through very effective training and development programs. Putting words into action, ACT proves to be the most sustainable gateway to Jordan and the Levant: It is the first container terminal in the Middle East to be certified “ECO port” and it is the first container terminal in the Middle East to meet the G4 guidelines for transparency and disclosure outlined by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

The award is testimony to the relentless efforts developed by ACT to support Jordan’s logistic chain as well as the local

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS 2LK Design Limited

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (UK)

The Courtyard 17 West Street FARNHAM GU9 7DR +44(0)1252-727727 +44(0)1252-727728 Gareth.jex@2lk.com www.2lk.com Contact: Mr Gareth Jex, Managing Director

Level 28 30 St Mary Axe LONDON EC3A 8EP +44(0)20-7469 4057 www.adcb.com Contact: Mr David Manson, Head of UK Representative Office

360ict Limited Provident House Burrell Row Beckenham BR3 IAT +44(0)208663 4000 roy@360ict.co.uk www.360ict.co.uk Contact: Mr Roy Charles, Director

A & Z Traders Ltd New Bond House 124 New Bond Street LONDON W1S 1DX +44(0)20-3051 2542 azmideic@eim.ae; zainab.alimam@gmail.com www.az-medical.com Contact: Mrs Zainab Al-Imam Al-Farhan, Director

A Green Company Opposite Sheraton International Hotel Erbil +964 66 455124 agreenco_2003@yahoo.com Contact: Mr Sardar Ahmed, Director

A T Generators UK Limited 5 Jupiter House Calleva Park Aldermaston READING RG7 8NN +44(0)20-7788 7917 +44(0)8444-843 304 info@atgenerators.co.uk; ali.m@atgenerators.co.uk www.atgenerators.co.uk Contact: Mr Ali Al Tamimi, Director

ABC International Bank plc Arab Banking Corporation House 1-5 Moorgate LONDON EC2R 6AB Tel: +44(0)20 7776 4107 Mob: +44(0)7867 520 178 Email:david.beeley@arabbanking.com Website: www.arabbanking.com Contact: David Beeley, Global Trade Finance Group

Abou El Fadl, El Kassed & Partners Law 13 El Themar Street Moustafa Mahmoud Square Mohandessin Giza EGYPT +202 374 93 924 +202 374 93 932 k.salem@ak-p-law.com www.ak-p-law.com Contact: Mr Karim Salem, Partner

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Acquiesse Limited 6 Thornhill Road Heaton Moor STOCKPORT Cheshire SK4 3HJ Tel: +44(0)161-442 3130 Email: info@acquiesse.co.uk; billy@acquiesse.co.uk Contact: Mr Bilal Masood, Director

Addleshaw Goddard LLP Milton Gate 60 Chiswell Street LONDON EC1Y 4AG +44(0)20-7606 8855 +44(0)20-7606 4390 info@addleshawgoddard.com;claire.northcote@ addleshawgoddard.com www.addleshawgoddard.com Contact: Ms Monica Burch, Senior Partner

Addleshaw Goddard LLP Milton Gate 60 Chiswell Street LONDON EC1Y 4AG +44(0)20-7606 8855 +44(0)20-7606 4390 info@addleshawgoddard.com;claire.northcote@ addleshawgoddard.com www.addleshawgoddard.com Contact: Ms Claire Northcote, International Development

Advanced Vision Care 77 Harley Street LONDON W1G 8QN +44(0)20-7935 7497 0870 755 9811 ct.pillai@advancedvisioncare.co.uk; Umit.shah@ advancedvisioncare.co.uk www.advancedvisioncare.co.uk Contact: Mr C T Pillai, Medical Director

www.aegisworld.com Contact: Mrs Janis Hale, Human Resources Manager

AIG Europe Limited The AIG Building 58 Fenchurch Street LONDON EC3M 4AB +44(0)20-7651 6061 Rhodri.Williams@aig.com www.aig.com Contact: Dr Rhodri Williams, VP, Communications and Public Affairs, EMEA

Airfins Limited Unit 40 Metro Centre Dwight Road WATFORD WD18 9SS +44(0)1923-212153 +44(0)1923-212154 dhodges@airfins.com www.airfins.com Contact: Mr David Hodges, General Manager

Akzo Nobel Packaging Coatings Limited Rotterdam Road Sutton Fields Industrial Estate HULL HU7 0XX +44(0)1482-825101 +44(0)1482-838231 gail.rowley@akzonobel.com; andy.sharpe@akzonobel.com www.ici.com Contact: Mr Andy Sharpe, Sales Operations Manager

Al Ajlan Global 23rd Floor, Borj Al Nakheel King Fahad Street Riyadh SAUDI ARABIA +966 5354 70399 ahmed.f@alajlan-global.com www.alajlan-global.com Contact: Mr Ahmed Fathy, Consultant Business Evaluation

Al Heezbar Group PO Box 4747 Amman JORDAN +962 6 566 2766 +962 6 566 2766 heezbar@yahoo.com Contact: Mr Ghzwan Al Ameri, President

Aegis Defence Services Limited

Al Kifah (Design & Export) Ltd

1 London Bridge LONDON SE1 9BG +44(0)20-7222 1020 +44(0)20-7222 1022 info@aegisworld.com; centre@aegisworld.com; jnewman@ aegisworld.com www.aegisworld.com Contact: Mr Graham Binns

19 High Arcal Drive DUDLEY DY3 1BN +44(0)1902-651857 geoffbryn@blueyonder.co.uk Contact: Mr Geoff Bryn

Aegis Defence Services Limited 1 London Bridge LONDON SE1 9BG +44(0)20-7222 1020 +44(0)20-7222 1022 info@aegisworld.com; centre@aegisworld.com; jnewman@ aegisworld.com

Al Sale Eastern Company Limited King Abdullah Street PO Box 885 Al Khobar 31952, SAUDI ARABIA +966 3 896 2626 +966 3 896 2323 nadia@alsale.com www.alsale.com Contact: Miss Nadia Al Dossary, CEO & Partner

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Alaco Limited 20-22 Meadows House Queen Street LONDON W1J 5PR +44(0)20-7529 1280 +44(0)20-7529 1290 kmeade@alaco.com; ajosephs@alaco.com www.alaco.co.uk Contact: Ms Amy Lashinsky

Alban Travel Ltd & Dar Aliman UK Ltd Winchester House First Floor Unit 103 259-269 Old Marylebone Road LONDON NW1 5RA +44(0)20-7170 4230 +44(0)20-7170 423 daralimanukltd@hotmail.co.uk www.daraliman.net Contact: Mr Ahmed Jinidi, Managing Director

Aldelia Limited 1 Lyric Square Hammersmith LONDON W6 0NB +44(0)20-3427 5913 Emiliano.Russo@aldelia.com www.aldelia.com Contact: Mr Emiliano Russo, Finance Director

Al-Khair Foundation 109-117 Cherry Orchard Road CROYDON CR0 6BE +44(0)20-8788 5370 rich@alkhair.org www.alkhair.org Contact: Mr Richard Swift, Programme Director

Al-Masader Al-Dualiyah for Environment and Quality Systems Co Emirates NBD Capital Building, 2nd Floor Prince Mohammed Bin AbdulAziz Steet, PO Box 300297 Olaya District Riyadh 11372 SAUDI ARABIA +966 1 462 2926 +966 1 465 3560 peter.smith@ri-global.com; ibrahim.shabib@ri-global.com www.ri-global.com Contact: Dr Peter Smith, Partner

Almass Enterprise Limited 20A Western Avenue LONDON W3 7TZ +44(0)20-8222 6524 enquiries@almass-enterprise.com www.almass-enterprise.com Contact: Mr Ali Al Shra, CEO

Almihdar Law Firm Sary Street PO Box 1180 Jeddah 21431 SAUDI ARABIA +966 1 2 697 3311

+966 1 2 697 7301 aaalf@almihdarlawfirm.com; zaid@almihdarlawfirm.com Contact: Mr Zaid Almihdar, Counsellor

Alrabiah Consulting Engineers Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad Street Area Abdullah Fouad PO Box 9967 Dammam 31423 SAUDI ARABIA +966 13 827 9737 +966 13 827 9738 are@alrabiah.com.sa; businessdevelopment@alrabiah.com.sa; ehsan@alrabiah.co.sa www.alrabiah.com.sa Contact: Dr Abdulrahman Alrabiah, President

Alvan Blanch Development Company Ltd Chelworth MALMESBURY SN16 9SG +44(0)1666-577333 +44(0)1666-577339 info@alvanblanch.co.uk; debi.powell@alvanblanch.co.uk www.alvanblanch.co.uk Contact: Ms Debi Powell, Exports

Anamax Limited Anamax House Oxford Road GERRARDS CROSS SL9 7BB +44(0)1753-890 500 +44(0)1753-480 802 grahamnye@anamaxgroup.com www.anamaxgroup.com Contact: Mr Graham Nye, Managing Director

63 Lancaster House Borough Road ISLEWORTH TW7 5FJ info@arabinnovation.net www.arabinnovation.net Contact: Mr Amir Fakeeh, President-Cambridge University AIN Society

Arab National Bank PO Box 2LB 35 Curzon Street LONDON W1J 7TT +44(0)20-7297 4600 +44(0)20-7297 4900 enquiries@anblondon.com; kscott@anblondon.com www.anb.com.sa Contact: Dr Robert Eid, CEO & MD

Arabian Oud 435-437 Oxford Street LONDON W1C 2PL +44(0)20-7491 3333 +44(0)20-7355 1817 hm@arabianoud.co.uk www.arabianoud.co.uk Contact: Mr Mohammad Hamdan, Director

Arabian Perfect Company Limited Eastern Province King Fahad Street 31992 P.O.Box 81 Al Hassa City +966 1 332 88883 mohdowair@gmail.com Contact: Mr Mohammed Alowair, Director of Foreign Trade

APT Controls Ltd The Power House Chantry Place Headstone Lane HARROW HA3 6NY +44(0)20-8421 2411 +44(0)20-8421 3951 chris.rowlands@aptcontrols.co.uk www.aptcontrols.co.uk Contact: Mr Chris Rowlands, Managing Director

Aquaforce Trading Limited

Arab Innovation Network (AIN)

Arafa Trading 32 Adones Ebrahimi Street Alexandria EGYPT +201 0026 00070 +203 5914872 arafamohamed1@hotmail.com Contact: Mr Wael Mohamed Arafa, Owner

Aramex (UK) Limited

Suite 38, The Brentano Suite Catalyst House, 720 Centennial Court Centennial Park ELSTREE WD6 3SY +44(0)20-8953 3991 +44(0)20-8953 0068 rod@aquaforce-trading.co.uk www.aquaforce-trading.co.uk Contact: Mr Yogesh Dewan, CEO

Aramex House Old Bath Road Colnbrook SLOUGH SL3 0NS +44(0)1753-689 898 +44(0)1753-210 590 jim.armour@aramex.com; Louise.Boardman@aramex.com; David.Harris@aramex.com www.aramex.com Contact: Mr Jim Armour, Country Manager

Arab Bankers Association

Areen Design Services Ltd

43 Upper Grosvenor Street LONDON W1K 2NJ +44(0)20-7659 4889 +44(0)20-7659 4868 jkaram@arab-bankers.co.uk www.arab-bankers.co.uk Contact: Mr George Kanaan, CEO

147 Chiswick High Road LONDON W4 2DT +44(0)20-8994 9296 +44(0)20-8994 1407 raid.ziadeh@areen.com; isabel.dawes@areen.com; ellicia. ferrerio@areen.com www.areen.com Contact: Mr Raid Ziadeh, Director

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Art Antiques Design Limited 78 Cornmow Drive LONDON NW2 1BB elliot@art-antiques-design.com www.art-antiques-design.com Contact: Mr Elliot Lee, CEO & Editor in Chief

Aspen Healthcare Solutions Ltd Birmingham Research Park Vincent Drive Edgbaston BIRMINGHAM B15 2SQ +44(0)121-414 7067 mmoran@aspenhealth.co.uk www.aspenhealth.co.uk Contact: Mr Mike Moran, MBE, Chief Executive Officer

Astran Cargo Services Limited Seymour House 519 New Hythe Lane Larkfield MAIDSTONE ME20 6SB +44(0)1622 711108 +44(0)1622 719854 hugh@astran-cargo.com www.astran-cargo.com Contact: Mr Hugh Thompson, CEO

ASYAD HOLDING Bin Homran 106A Tablia Street P.O.Box 14552 Jeddah 21434 +966 12 668 7441 +966 12 668 7443 r.abdulmajed@cojed.com Contact: Mr Osama Hussein, Alsayed

Aviagen Limited Lochend Road NEWBRIDGE EH28 8SZ +44(0)131-333 1056 +44(0)131-333 3296 jmaguire@aviagen.com www.rossbreeders.com Contact: Mr John J Macguire, International Sales Manager, Middle East

AXA PPP Healthcare International International House Forest Road TUNBRIDGE WELLS TW2 5FE +44(0)1892-596054 +44(0)1892-508096 david.griffiths@axa-ppp.co.uk www.axappphealthcare.com Contact: Mr David Griffiths, Director Overseas Operations

Badley Ashton and Associates Limited Winceby House Winceby HORNCASTLE LN9 6PB +44(0)1507-588 353 +44(0)1507-588 345 meriembertouche@badley-ashton.co.uk

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www.badley-ashton.co.uk Contact: Ms Meriem Bertouche, CEO

Bahrain British Business Forum P O Box 10051 Manama BAHRAIN +973 1781 3488 +973 1781 3489 bbbforum@batelco.com.bh www.bbbforum.org Contact: Ms Dena Wales, BBBFExecutive Manager is acting as CEO

Bank of Beirut (UK) Ltd 17A Curzon Street LONDON W1J 5HS +44(0)20-7493 8342 +44(0)20-7408 0053 mosborne@bankofbeirut.co.uk www.bankofbeirut.co.uk Contact: Mr Martin Osborne, Manager Administration

BankMed Head Office, 482 Clemenceau Street PO Box 11-0348 Riad El Solh Beirut 1107 2030 LEBANON +961 1 37 39 37 +961 1 36 27 06 -362 tarrafc@bankmed.com.lb; chehabm@bankmed.com.lb www.bankmed.com.lb Contact: Miss Clemence Tarraf, Marketing Coordinator

SAUDI ARABIA +966 2 643 8235 +9662 643 8983 bbca@binzagr.com.sa www.binzagr.com Contact: Mr Wahib Binzagr, Chairman

Bentley Motors Limited Pyms Lane CREWE CW1 3PL +44(0)01270-255155 / +44(0)01270-653747 paul.allen@bentley.co.uk www.bentleymotors.com Contact: Mr Paul Allen, Distribution Manager

Berkeley Engineering Consultants 52 Berkeley Square Mayfair LONDON W1J 5BT +44(0)20-7493 6167 +44(0)20-7495 8063 info@berkeleyeng.com www.berkeleyeng.com Contact: Mr Irteza Piracha, CEO

Best Trading (GB) Limited 74 Winvale SLOUGH SL1 2JJ +44(0)1753-551 442 +44(0)1753- 201 287 abdulwaheed@besttradingltd.com www.besttradingltd.com Contact: Mr Abdul Waheed, Managing Director

Barnes Roffe LLP

Bevan Kidwell LLP

3 Brook Business Centre Cowley Mill Road UXBRIDGE UB8 2FX +44(0)1895-256423 +44(0)1895-274107 n.wallis@barnesroffe.com www.barnesroffe.com Contact: Mr Michael Parkinson, Partner

113-117 Farringdon Road LONDON EC1R 3BX +44(0)20-7843 1820 +44(0)20-7278 4685 john@bevankidwell.com www.bevankidwell.com Contact: Mr John Bevan, Partner

Battersea Power Station 188 Kirtling Street London SW8 5BN Tel: (+44) 20 7501 0702 Fax: (+44) 20 7501 0699 Mobile: (+44) 78 8183 6801 E-mail: ajones@bpsdc.co.uk www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk Contact: Mr Andrew Jones, Director of Special Projects

Bawabat Al-Romaila (FZE) Q1-06-117/B Saif Zone Sharjah Airport Sharjah +971 6 552 7914 info@brg-dubai.com www.brg-dubai.com Contact: Mr Ahmed Mohsin, Admin Manager

Beit Binzagr P O Box 209 Jeddah 21411

Biofoodnutrition SE 29 Greyhound Road LONDON W6 8NH +44(0)20-7610 2191 +44(0)20-7610 1295 admin@biofoodnutrition.eu; s.moussavi@biofoodnutrition.eu www.fabimilk.com Contact: Mr Sheida Moussavi, Director

Blair Consular Services Ltd Elizabeth House 28 Woodthorpe Road ASHFORD TW15 2RH +44(0)1784-254123 +44(0)1784-256655 dougb@blairconsular.co.uk www.blairconsular.co.uk Contact: Mr Doug Blair, Managing Director

Blitz It Limited 34 Hewetts Quay Abbey Road, BARKING IG11 7BX +44(0)20-8591 7110 +44(0)20-8594 9040 ian@blitz-it.co.uk; Jaime.barclay@blitz-it.co.uk www.blitz-it.co.uk Contact: Mr Ian Lincoln, Managing Director

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Blom Bank France 195 Brompton Road LONDON SW3 1LZ +44(0)20-7590 7777 +44(0)20-7823 7356 blom@blombanklondon.co.uk www.blom.com.lb Contact: Mr Amro Turk, Senior Manager

Bradman Lake Group Yelverton Road Brislington BRISTOL BS4 5HP +44(0)117-971 5228 +44(0)117-977 5514 tony.friend@bradmanlake.com www.bradmanlake.com Contact: Mr Tony Friend, General Manager

Bright Investment Company Limited PO Box 230514 Riyadh 11321 SAUDI ARABIA +966 11 464 6006 +966 11 464 4077 saud@bic.net.sa www.bic.net.sa Contact: Mr Saud AL Shaibani, President

British American Tobacco Middle East 37th Floor JBC 3 Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai UAE +971 4 365 9500 Sulaiman_Beydoun@bat.com www.batme.com Contact: Mr Sulaiman Beydoun, Arabian Gulf Regulatory Affairs Manager

British Arab Commercial Bank plc (BACB) 8-10 Mansion House Place LONDON EC4N 8BJ +44(0)20-7648 7777 +44(0)20-7600 3318 nabil.frik@bacb.co.uk; john.penn@bacb.co.uk; richard.abbott@ bacb.co.uk www.bacb.co.uk Contact: Mr Andrew Martin

British Business Group (Dubai & Northern Emirates) British Embassy Compound P O Box 9333 Dubai +971 4 397 0303 +971 4 397 0939 claire.boosey@britbiz-uae.com www.britbiz-uae.com Contact: Ms Claire Boosey, Office Manager

British Offset Office Ministry of Defence Cromwell House Dean Stanley Street LONDON SW1P 3JH

+44(0)30-6770 2349 /47/46 offset1a2@dgsap.mod.uk; britishoffset-snrexec@dgsap.mod.uk www.britishoffset.com Contact: Mr Tony Smith, Head of Office

Brown Rudnick LLP 8 Clifford Street LONDON W1S 2LQ +44(0)20-7851 6000 +44(0)20-7851 6000 ntse@brownrudnick.com www.brownrudnick.com Contact: Mr Nicholas Tse, Partner, MENA Practice Director

BSP International Foundations Ltd Claydon Business Park Gipping Road Great Blakenham IPSWICH IP6 0NL +44(0)1473-830431 +44(0)1473-832019 rmelton@bspif.co.uk www.bsp-if.com Contact: Mr Richard Melton, Sales Director

Cadenzza

Burberry Limited Horseferry House Horseferry Road LONDON SW1P 2AW +44(0)20-3367 3000 Direct +44(0)20-3367 4910 maria.emmett@burberry.com; shipping@burberry.com www.burberry.com Contact: Mrs Angela Ahrendts

Bureau Veritas Sa 66 Prescot Street LONDON E1 8HG +44(0)20-7550 8956 sue.rossenrode@uk.bureauveritas.com www.bureauveritas.co.uk/GSIT Contact: Ms Sue Rossenrode, Inspection Manager UK

Burlington Slate Limited Cavendish House KIRKBY-IN-FURNESS LA17 7UN

PO Box 25 Regency Court Glategny Esplanade St Peter Port GY1 3AP +44(0)148-171 1521 +44(0)148-172 8665 susan.martel@gg.butterfieldgroup.com www.butterfieldgroup.com Contact: Mr John Morris, Head of Wealth Structuring

Immeuble CARTE - Lot BC4 Centre Urbain Nord 1082 Tunis TUNISIA +216 71 184 032 +216 71 947 482 grpcarte@carte.com.tn; hassine.doghri@carte.com.tn www.carte.com.tn Contact: Mr Hassine Doghri, CEO

3 More London Riverside LONDON SE1 2AQ +44(0)20-7614 7700 +44(0)20-7614 7795 Joe.Reed@bunge.com www.bunge.com Contact: Mr Robert Coviello

One Glass Wharf BRISTOL BS2 0ZX +44(0)117-939 2000 +44(0)117-902 4400 clive.pugh@burges-salmon.com; keith.beattie@burges-salmon.com www.burges-salmon.com Contact: Mr Clive Pugh, Partner

Butterfield Trust (Guernsey) Limited

CARTE - Compagnie d’Assurances et de Réassurances Tuniso-Européenne

Bunge London Limited

Burges Salmon LLP

+44(0)122-988 9661 +44(0)122-988 9466 nick@burlingtonstone.co.uk www.burlingtonstone.co.uk Contact: Mr Nick Williams, Commercial Director

Building 4, Chiswick Park 566 Chiswick High Road LONDON W4 5YE +44(0)20-3640 8493 carrie.pacauett@swarovski.com www.swarovski.com Contact: Ms Carrie Pacquett, Senior Corporate Events Executive

Calcom Holdings Ltd The Old Workshop Hortham Farm ALMONDSBURY BS32 4JW +44(0)1454-610 050 0870-7622167 andrew@g6-global.com www.g6-global.com Contact: Mr Andrew J Clark, Managing Director

Cambridge Regional College Science Park Campus Kings Hedges Road CAMBRIDGE CB4 2QT +44(0)1223-226318 +44(0)1223-226391 awakefield@camre.ac.uk; eivanova@camre.ac.uk www.camre.ac.uk Contact: Dr Amina Wakefield, Head of International Office

Capital Trust Limited 49 Mount Street LONDON W1K 2SD +44(0)20-7491 4230 +44(0)20-7499 0524 finola@capitaltrustltd.com; ruth@capitaltrustltd.com www.capitaltrustltd.com Contact: Mr Bassam Aburdene

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Capplex Outer Temple Chambers 222 Strand LONDON WC2R 1BA +44(0)20-7427 4892 michael.patchett-joyce@outertemple.com; shiraz.oshidar@ outertemple.com Contact: Mr Michael Patchett-Joyce, Principal

CARES Limited Unit 3-4 Riverside Court Lower Bristol Road BATH BA2 3DZ +44(0)1225-478750 +44(0)1225-310385 phil.friend@cares-group.com www.cares-group.com Contact: Mr Philip Friend, Director of Administration

Carfax Education Consultants Limited 48 Langham Street LONDON W1W 7AY +44(0)20-7927 6200 +44(0)20-3205 0043 h.petrie@carfax-education.com www.carfax-education.com Contact: Mrs Hayley Petrie, Head of Operations

Carrs of Sheffield (MFG) Limited Troy House 2 Holbrook Avenue Holbrook SHEFFIELD S20 3FH +44(0)114-2510 610 +44(0)114-2510 875 walter.gritti@carrs-silverware.co.uk www.carrs-silver.co.uk Contact: Mr Walter Gritti, Sales Manager

Carrs of Sheffield (MFG) Limited Troy House 2 Holbrook Avenue Holbrook SHEFFIELD S20 3FH +44(0)114-2510 610 +44(0)114-2510 875 walter.gritti@carrs-silverware.co.uk www.carrs-silver.co.uk Contact: Mr Richard Carr

Carter-Ruck 6 St Andrew Street LONDON EC4A 3AE +44(0)20-7353 5005 +44(0)20-7353 5553 helen.burrluck@carter-ruck.com www.carter-ruck.com Contact: Mr Cameron Doley, Managing Partner

Catnic A Tata Steel Enterprise International Sales Department Pontypandy Industrial Estate CAERPHILLY CF83 3GL +44(0)29-2033 7900; +44(0)29-2088 0855

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sheryl.perkins@tatasteel.com http://catnic.com/www.corusgroup.com Contact: Ms Christine Wild, Managing Director

CBR Engineering Limited Albion Street CASTLEFORD WF10 1QX +44(0)1977-519191 +44(0)1977-515636 sales@cbrengineering.co.uk; ian.allatt@cbrengineering.co.uk www.cbrengineering.co.uk Contact: Mr Ian Allatt, Technical Director

CDN Consular Services Limited Runnymede House 96/97 High Street EGHAM TW20 9HQ +44(0)1784-221720; +44(0)1784-473229 info@cdn-consular.co.uk www.cdn-consular.co.uk Contact: Ms Debbie Beard, Managing Director & CEO

CEMEA Limited Unit 9, Brinnel Way Harfreys Industrial Estate GREAT YARMOUTH NR31 0LU +44(0)1493-667037 +44(0)1493-653603 k.jennings@compass-hq.com www.compass-hq.com Contact: Mrs Kathy Jennings, Managing Director

CES Holdings Ltd Shepley Industrial Estate (South) Shepley Estate (South) Audenshaw MANCHESTER M34 5EX +44(0)161-337 9337 +44(0)161-337 9099 martinshawces@yahoo.co.uk www.cesholdings.com Contact: Mr J M T Shaw, Sales Director

Cheeswrights Bankside House 107 Leadenhall Street LONDON EC3A 4HA +44(0)20-7623 9477 +44(0)20-7623 5428 notary@cheeswrights.co.uk www.cheeswrights.co.uk Contact: Mr Jeremy Burgess, Managing Partner

CITI Limited Lovat Bank 37 Silver Street NEWPORT PAGNELL MK16 0EJ +44(0)1908 283600 NSylvester@citi.co.uk www.citi.co.uk Contact: Ms Nadia Sylvester, Business Development

Cluttons Portman House 2 Portman Street

LONDON W1H 6DU +44(0)20-7647 7230/7408 1 +44(0)20-7647 7076/7 bill.siegle@cluttons.com www.cluttons.com Contact: Mr Bill Siegle, Senior Partner

Clyde & Co LLP The St Botolph Building 138 Houndsditch LONDON EC3A 7AR +44(0)20-7876 5000/ Direc +44(0)20-7876 5111 david.reynolds@clydeco.com www.clydeco.com Contact: Mr David Reynolds, Partner

Communication Specialists Ltd Unit 6 Murrell Green Business Park London Road HOOK RG27 9GR +44(0)1256-766 600 +44(0)1256-766 500 kervin@comm-spec.com www.comm-spec.com Contact: Mr Kervin Maconochie Labrosse, Managing Director

Conjoint Export Services (Near East) Ltd Unit 3, Capital Park Combe Lane Wormley GODALMING GU8 5TJ +44(0)1428-681066 +44(0)1428-681878 conjoint@btinternet.com www.conjointexport.co.uk Contact: Mr Paul Wohanka

Consolidated Contractors International (UK) Limited CCC House 11A West Halkin Street LONDON SW1X 8JL +44(0)20-7259 5900 Direct +44(0)20-7259 5544 amattar@ccc.gr; isabbani@ccc.gr Contact: Mr Antoine N Mattar, Managing Director

Corinthia Hotel London Whitehall Place LONDON SW1A 2BD +44(0)20-7930 8181/ Dir + corina.goetz@corinthia.com www.corinthia.com/london Contact: Mrs Corina Geotz, Head of Middle Eastern Sales

Corporate Research and Investigations, CRI Group Level 33 25 Canada Square LONDON E14 5LQ +44(0)20-7038 8366 zanjum@crigroup.co.uk www.crigroup.co.uk Contact: Mr Zafar Anjum, Group Chief Executive Officer

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Chamber House Innovation Village COVENTRY CV1 2TL 024 76654321 +44(0)24-7665 4318 info@cw-chamber.co.uk www.cw-chamber.co.uk Contact: Ms Keely Hancox, Service Support Team Leader

Craig Bragdy Design Ltd

CWC Group Limited Regent House Oyster Wharf 16-18 Lombard Road LONDON SW11 3RB +44(0)20-7978 0000 / +44(0)20-7978 0099 r.brewster@thecwcgroup.com; marketing@thecwcgroup. com;nabdulhadi@thecwcgroup.com www.cwcgroup.com Contact: Miss Nawar Abdulhadi, General Marketing Manager

Unit 10a Colomendy Industrial Estate DENBIGH LL16 5TA +44(0)1745-815656 +44(0)1745-814488 cbd@cbdpools.co.uk;nick@cbdpools.co.uk www.cbdmurals.co.uk; www.cbdpools.co.uk Contact: Mr Nick Powell, Director

Czarnikow Group Limited

Crescent Publishing Limited

DANIELE de WINTER UK Limited

102 Crescent Court Victor Road TEDDINGTON TW11 8SS +44(0)20-8943 3630 +44(0)20-8943 3701 tculhane@crescentpublishing.co.uk www.crescentpublishing.co.uk Contact: Mr Anwar Adbul Rahman, Chairman

West Dean Manor North Seaford SEAFORD BN25 4AL +44(0)1323-870 500 +337 999 999 38 ddew@danieledewinter.com www.danieledewinter.com Contact: Ms Daniele de Winter, President

Cromwell Wilkes Limited

Dar Al-Hekma College

One Lyric Square LONDON W6 0NB +44(0)845- 672 7820 director@cromwellwilkes.co.uk www.cromwell.lkes.co.uk Contact: Mr Richard Roberts, Managing Director

PO Box 34801 Jeddah 21478 SAUDI ARABIA +966 2 630-3333 +966 2 631 6270 sabedin@dah.edu.sa; sraquib@dah.edu.sa www.dah.edu.sa Contact: Dr Saleha Abedin, Vice Dean

Cross-Border Information Ltd PO Box 124 HASTINGS TN34 1WP +44(0)1424-721667 +44(0)1424-721721 info@cbi-research.com www.crossborderinformation.com Contact: Mr Mark Ford

CTEQ Limited Thrale House, 1st Floor 44-46 Southwark Street LONDON SE1 1UN +44(0)20-7403 3191 +44(0)20-7403 4569 a.joyce@cteq.co.uk; a.hamid@cteq.co.uk; info@cteq.co.uk www.cteq.co.uk Contact: Mr Ayman Hamid, Director

Cultural Innovations Limited Unit 13-15 Quayside Lodge William Morris Way LONDON SW6 2UZ +44(0)20-7731 4396 +44(0)20-7731 9442 info@culturalinnovations.com www.culturalinnovations.com Contact: Mr Martyn Best, CEO & Executive Director

24 Chiswell Street LONDON EC1Y 4SG +44(0)20-7972 6600 +44(0)20-7972 6699 jmartin@czarnikow.com www.czarnikow.com Contact: Mr Robin Cave

35 Piccadilly LONDON W1J 0LJ +44(0)20-7208 2900 +44(0)20-7208 0066 peterw@depinna.co.uk www.depinna.co.uk Contact: Mr Peter Whittaker, Accounts Department

20-22 Stukeley Street LONDON WC2B 5LR +44 (0) 207 0922 700 +44 (0) 207 0922 799 london@designinternational.com ww.designinternational.com Contact: Mr Luca Cappuccitti, Head of Global Business Development

DJG Exhibition Freight Services Limited Unit 34, Grace Business Centre 23 Willow Lane Willow Lane Industrial Estate MITCHAM CR4 4TQ +44(0)20-8646 4200 +44(0)20-8646 6090 info@djgefsl.co.uk www.djgefsl.co.uk Contact: Mr Dave Gardner, MBE, Managing Director

Domus Engineering Ltd Suite 41, The Brentano Suite Catalyst House, Centennial Court Centennial Park ELSTREE WD6 3SY +44(0)20-8953 3991 +44(0)20-8953 0068 rod@domus-england.co.uk www.globe-group.co.uk Contact: Mr Rod Newson, Financial Director

Melbury House 51 Wimbledon Hill Road LONDON SW19 7QW +44(0)20-8971 1971 +44(0)20-8971 1954 info@datix.co.uk www.datix.co.uk Contact: Mr Jonathan Hazan, Chief Executive

Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry

De La Rue International Ltd Jays Close Viables BASINGSTOKE RG22 4BS +44(0)1256-605000 +44(0)1256-605256 robert.fulford-brown@uk.delarue.com; michael.wilson@uk.delarue.com www.delarue.com Contact: Mr Robert Fulford-Brown, Area Sales Director, Currency

9a Windsor End BEACONSFIELD HP9 2JJ

De Pinna Notaries

DI Design & Development Consultants (UK) Ltd

Datix Limited

De Lamerie Ltd

+44(0)1494-680488 +44(0)1494-680900 david@delamerie.com www.delamerie.com Contact: Mr David C Ward, Managing Director

Chamber House Acorn Office Park Ling Road, Tower Park POOLE BH12 4NZ 01202 714800 +44(0)1202-747862 contact@dcci.co.uk www.dorsetbusiness.net Contact: Mr Peter Scott MBE

Dr Anna Rogowska Dar Al Hekma College Legal Studies Saeed Al Adawi 6700 Jeddah 22246 +966 2 630 3333 Ext 189 +966 2 631 6270 arogowska@dah.edu.sa; aarogowska@gmail.com Contact: Dr Anna Rogowska, Assistant Professor, Legal Studies Programme

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Dr Mohammad Al-Hezzani Centre 5th Floor, Building No. 841,Office No. 25 King Fahad Road P.O.Box 8245 Riyadh 11482 SAUDI ARABIA +966 1 4169436 +966 1 4169437 dralhezzani@dralhezzanilawyer.com; dralhezzanilawyer@gmail.com www.dralhezzanilawyer.com Contact: Dr Mohammad Al-Hezzani, General Director

Dr Samia Al-Shouli E 201 Castle Exchange 11 Lenton Street NOTTINGHAM NG1 3AB +44(0)744-686 8345 samiashouli@yahoo.com Contact: Dr Samia Al-Shouli, Clinician and Artist

Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing Nuffield House 41-46 Piccadilly LONDON W1J 0DS +44(0)20-7321 6110 +44(0)20-7321 6111 dtcm_uk@dubaitourism.ae; fsultan@dubaitourism.co.uk; iscott@dubaitourism.co.uk www.dubaitourism.ae Contact: Mr Ian Scott, Director, UK and Ireland

E & M Manufacturing Ltd 14 Stoneygate Road NEWMILNS KA16 9AL +44(0)1560-329317 +44(0)1560-324273 maureen@e-and-m.co.uk www.e-and-m.co.uk Contact: Mr James Lesley, Manager

E D & F Man Sugar Ltd Cotton Centre Hays Lane LONDON SE1 2QE +44(0)20-7089 8000 +44(0)20-7089 8188 carrol.bromley@edfman.com www.edfman.com Contact: Jascha Raadtgever, Director

EPGI Limited Rosebery House 4 Farm Street Mayfair LONDON W1J 5RD +44(0)20-8944 6756 +44(0)20-8944 6756 andrea@epgi.com; ad@camco.ch www.epgi.com Mr Kevin Gould, Chief Operations Officer

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Mansell Road LONDON W3 7QH +44(0)20-8743 8880 +44(0)20-8740 4200 stuart.mason@e2s.com www.e2s.com Contact: Mr Peter Fay

EBCOM Limited A4-56, Saif Zone PO Box 7950 Sharjah UAE +971 6 557 1766 +971 6 557 1799 ebcom@ebcomfzc.ae www.ebcomfzc.com Contact: Mr Ejaz R Bhutta, Managing Director

Egyptian International Pharmaceutical Industries Co Industrial Area B1 P O Box 149 10th of Ramadan City +20 15 361663 +20 15 364377 eipico@eipico.com.eg www.eipico.com.eg Contact: Mr Ahmed Borhan El Din Ismail, Chairman of the Board & CEO

Eiger Trading Advisors Limited Riverbridge House Guildford Road LEATHERHEAD KT22 9AD +44(0)20-3216 2520 www.eigertrading.com Contact: Mr Tim Openshaw, Marketing Director

Elite International Assets 20 Hannover Square LONDON W1S 1JY +44(0)20-37005 262 info@elite-ia.com www.elite-ia.com Contact: Ms Luna Irshaid Al Taher, Country Manager UK

El-Sawy Travel Limited 149 Park Road St John’s Wood LONDON NW8 7HT +44(0)20-7586 7979 +44(0)20-7586 5747 info@elsawy.com www.elsawy.com Contact: Mr Prince Islam El-Sawy, Director

Emirates Gloucester Park 95 Cromwell Road LONDON SW7 4DL +44(0)20-7808 0006 +44(0)20-7808 0061 anna.edwards@emirates.com www.emirates.com Contact: Mr Tim Clarck

Emirates NBD 3rd Floor 2 Basil Street Knightsbridge LONDON SW3 1AA +44(0)20-7838 2222 +44(0)20-7581 0575 lawrencea@emiratesnbd.com www.emiratesnbd.com Contact: Mr Rick Pudner

Engineered Piping Products Limited 36 Southweald Drive WALTHAM ABBEY EN9 1PP +44(0)1992-719595 +44(0)1992-787002 sodonnell@engineered-piping-products.com www.engineered-piping-products.com Contact: Mr Stephen O’Donnell, Managing Director

Engineering Centre (UK) Ltd 25A Kenton Park Parade Kenton Road Kenton HARROW HA3 8DN +44(0)20-8909 1343 +44(0)20-8909 1344 ssarah7684@aol.com www.engineeringcentreuk.com Contact: Mr Sabah G Sarah, Director & CEO

Eroga Die Co Ltd 6A Eastbrook Road Eastern Avenue GLOUCESTER GL4 3DB +44(0)1452-524039 +44(0)1452-500615 mail@erogadie.com www.erogadie.com Contact: Mr Alan Townsend, Director

Essex Chambers of Commerce 8 & 9 St Peters Court COLCHESTER CO1 1WD +44(0)1206-363733 +44(0)1206-578073 info@essexchambers.co.uk www.essexchambers.co.uk Contact: Ms Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive

Essex Industries Limited 4 Crowther Close Coomer Place LONDON SW6 7EY +44 (0)20 8123 8775 +44(0)20-7381 3553 london@essexindustries.co.uk www.essexindustries.co.uk Contact: Mr Haider Essa, Admin and Account Manager

Euro Art Limited 56 Standard Road Park Royal LONDON NW10 6EU +44(0)20-8453 1017 +44(0)20-8961 2791 nishat@ans-brass.com www.ansbrass.com Contact: Mr Nishat Islam, Chairman

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Eurolever Architectural Hardware Limited

F G Wilson (Engineering) Ltd

Mayfair Chambers 2 Charles Street LONDON W1J 5DB +44(0)20-7307 0555 +44(0)20-7307 0550 rwdmbc@gmail.com Contact: Mr Rodney Whiston-Dew, Director

1 Millennium Way Springvale Business Park Springfield Road BELFAST BT12 7AL +44(0)28-9049 5191 +44 (0)28-2826 1111 gettys@fgwilson.com www.fgwilson.com Contact: Mr Tony McAllister, Managing Director

Europe Arab Bank plc PO Box 138 13-15 Moorgate LONDON EC2R 6AD +44(0)20-7712 8752 +44(0)20-7600 7620 charlotte.shepherd@eabplc.com www.eabplc.com Contact: Mr Ziyad Akrouk

European Scanning Centre 68 Harley Street LONDON W1G 7HE +44(0)20-7436 5755 +44(0)20-7436 5756 tim.walker@europeanscanning.com www.europeanscanning.com Contact: Mr Tim Walker, Commercial Director

Eurotech Eximp Limited 31 Commercial Road SWINDON SN1 5NS +44(0)1793-523738 +44(0)1793-496579 sales.eurotech@btinternet.com Contact: Mr Akshay Patel, Director

Everest GS Everest House 59B Imperial Way CROYDON CR0 4RR +44(0)845 257 6212 +44(0)20-8681 5457 chung@everestsecurity.co.uk www.everestgs.com Contact: Mr Gokarna Chunbang, CEO

Export Solutions (International) Ltd Suite 1 Bulldog House London Road TWYFORD RG10 9EU +44(0)118-960 2120 +44(0)118-934 6815 agould@exsoluk.com www.exportsuk.com Contact: Ms Andrea Gould, Shipping and Logistics Manager

ExxonMobil International Limited ExxonMobil House Ermyn Way LEATHERHEAD KT22 8UX +44(0)1372-223289 +44(0)1372-223299 karen.motchman@exxonmobil.com www.exxonmobil.com Contact: Mrs Karen Motchman, Assistant, International Government Relations

Fahad Al Suwaiket and Bader Al Busaies Attorney at Law Al Salah Tower 3rd Floor, Suite 308 Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Street PO Box 7432 Al-Khobar 3195 SAUDI ARABIA +966 1 3 887 7512 +966 3 887 7638 sb@sb-lawyersweb.com; dr.bader@sb-lawyersweb.com; malik@sb-lawyersweb.com www.sb-lawyersweb.com Contact: Dr Bader Al Busaies, Attorney at Law & Managing Partner

Farrer & Co LLP 66 Lincoln’s Inn Fields LONDON WC2A 3LH +44(0)20-3375 7000 +44(0)20-3375 7001 www.farrer.co.uk Contact: Mr Martin Blake, Solicitor

Francenter Ltd 16 Hanover Street LONDON W1S 1YL +44(0)20-7493 6493 +44(0)20-7493 4602 francenter@jandp.org Contact: Mr A Christou, Company Secretary

Fromewill Limited 21 Mayfields WEMBLEY PARK HA9 9PR +44(0)776-8157722 hider@fromewill.com www.fromewill.com Contact: Mr Hider Al-Touqmatchi, Managing Director & CEO

G T Asseily & Co SAL Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building P O Box 113-5976 Beirut 1103-2090 LEBANON +961 1 744222 +961 1 753150 gta@gtasseily.com www.gtasseily.com Contact: Mr George Asseily, Director

Garth Coates Solicitors

FCL Global Forwarding Limited Hawthorns House Halfords Lane SMETHWICK B66 1DW +44(0)845-222 5555 +44(0)845-222 5556 marvin.elson@fclgf.com; jodie.franks@fclgf.com www.fclgf.com Contact: Mr Marvin Elson, Operations Director

Fiore Boutique Almalek Road Behind Stars Avenue Mall Jeddah 21413 +966(0)555 1999 47 fiore@fiore-boutique.com www.omaymahazouzz.com Contact: Mrs Omaymah Azouzz, CEO

9 Dacre Street LONDON SW1H 0DJ +44(0)20-7799 1600 / Dir +44(0)20-7222 7441 info@garthcoates.com; garth@garthcoates.com www.garthcoates.com Contact: Mr Garth Coates, Partner

General Healthcare Ltd 111 Blyth Road HAYES UB3 1DB +44(0)20-8848 7766 +44(0)20-8848 1930 vita@genhealthcare.co.uk; adel@genhealthcare.co.uk www.genhealthcare.co.uk Contact: Mr Adel Kseib, Director

Geofabrics Limited Skelton Grange Road Stourton LEEDS LS10 1RZ +44(0)113-202 5670/ Recep +44(0)113-202 5655 troskams@geofabrics.com www.geofabrics.com Contact: Mr Gordon Donald

Firstek International Limited 1 Alicia Gardens Kenton HARROW HA3 8JB +44(0)20-8907 3000 +44(0)20-8907 3157 ptrivedi@firstek.com www.firstek.com Contact: Mr Pan Trivedi, Director

Ghasadaz Hotels (1994) Limited

Foundation for International Education 114 Cromwell Road LONDON SW7 4ES

+44(0)20-7591 7750 +44(0)20-7591 7778 hania@fie.org.uk www.fie.org.uk Contact: Ms Hania Al Muhaisen, Chair

53 Nablus Road P O Box 19818, Jerusalem PALESTINE +972 2 626 3111 +972 2 626 0790 gm@addar-hotel.com www.addar-hotel.com Contact: Ms Faida Nuseibeh, General Manager

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Glob Marketing Limited

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

Maple House High Street POTTERS BAR EN6 5BS +44(0)20-3129 7718 +44(0)20-3137 0654 info@globmarketing.com; abuhamzeh@globmarketing.com www.globmarketing.com Contact: Mr Christian Hami, Marketing Manager

Bugle House 53 Bugle Street Wallington Hill FAREHAM PO16 7BJ +44(0)1329-242420 +44(0)1329-822108 info@hampshirechamber.co.uk www.hampshirechamber.co.uk Contact: Ms Jacqueline Russell, International Trade Manager

Global International Corporation 62C Princess Gate LONDON SW7 2PD +44(0)7766-000200 +966 1 4625143 zeldukair@aol.com Contact: Dr Ziad El Dukair, CEO & Chairman

Golden Cascade Consulting WLL Avenue 50 Business Centre PO Box 38765 Building 38, Third Floor Suite 216, Road 50, Block 426 Jidhafs BAHRAIN +973 387 762 37 sarfraz@goldencascade.com www.goldencascade.com Contact: Mr.Sarfraz Sharief, Managing Director & CEO

Goraya (Ground Engineering) Ltd 101 Wellington Street GRAVESEND DA12 1JE +44(0)1474-322407 +44(0)1474-569016 mmmalik101@aol.co.uk Contact: Mr Mohamed Malik, Chairman

Grange & Castle Solicitors Limited Samons’s Castle 209-210 Grange Road NR. Tower Bridge LONDON SE1 3AA +44(0)20-7967 7070 +44(0)20-7967 7077 carlharding@grangeandcastlesolicitors.com www.grangeandcastlesolicitor Contact: Mr Cal Harding LLB, Senior Fee Earner

Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living Parke Lane LONDON W1K 7TN +44(0)20-7518 4444 /Direc +44(0)20-7518 4445 sarah.tobler@jumeirah.com www.jumeirahcarltontower.com Contact: Ms Sarah Tobler, Marketing Manager

H & S Notary Practice Unit 4 Palace Court 250 Finchley Road LONDON NW3 6DN +44(0)20-7433 3338 +44(0)20-7435 8889 notary@notarypractice.com; legalisation@notarypractice.com www.notarypractice.com Contact: Mr Shujaap Husain, Director

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Harrods Estates Limited 82 Brompton Road LONDON SW3 1ER +44(0)20-7225 6506 +44(0)20-7225 6510 nicola.clark@harrodsestates.com www.harrodestates.com Contact: Miss Nicola Clark, Marketing Manager

Health Matters (UK) Limited Four, The Cobalt Centre Siskin Parkway East Middlemarch Business Park COVENTRY CV3 4PE +44(0)24-7651 6080/ Direc +44(0)2476-305 316 james@health-matters.co.uk www.health-matters.co.uk Contact: Mr James Henson, Sales Director

Heatherridge Associates Limited 63 Rock Road Blackrock Republic of Ireland +353 1 764 3201 +353 1 278 7916 fennis@frankennis.com www.frankennis.com Contact: Mr Frank Ennis, Principal Director

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce MacLaurin Building 4 Bishops Square HATFIELD AL10 9NE +44(0)1707-398400 +44(0)1707-270986 export@hertschamber.com www.hertschamber.com Contact: Mr Tim Hutchings

Hewlett Packard HP International Trade Al-Faisaliah Tower – 5th Floor Riyadh, 11596 SAUDI ARABIA +966 11 282 7555 / 7475 +966 11 282 7444 jason.mcmillan@hp.com www.hp.com Contact: Mr Jason McMillan

HiBreeds International Limited The Grange 62 Spixworth Road Old Catton NORWICH NR6 7NF +44(0)1603-482 444

+44(0)1603-482 611 nick@hatching-eggs.com www.hatching-eggs.com Contact: Mr Nicholas Chandler, Managing Director

Hollow Core Systems (Mid-East) Ltd 83 Victoria Street London SW1H 0HW +44(0)20 7821 5066 ak@termodeck.com www.hcsme.com Contact: Anne Kelly, Office Manager

Houdret & Co Ltd Courtyard Suite 21/23 Hart Street HENLEY-ON-THAMES RG9 2AR +44(0)1491-573512 +44(0)1491-413 410 helen.herridge@houdret.co.uk www.houdret.co.uk Contact: Ms Claire Houdret, Development Manager

HSBC Bank plc 8 Canada Square LONDON E14 5HQ +44(0)845-5854556 +44(0)845-5879225 nanda.mayampurath@hsbc.com www.hsbcnet.com Contact: Mr.Stuart T Gulliver

Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Shipping 34-38 Beverley Road East Yorkshire HULL HU3 1YE +44(0)1482-611833 +44(0)1482-213962 info@hull-humber-chamber.co.uk www.hull-humber-chamber.co.uk Contact: Mrs Pauline Wade, Director of International Trade

ITSC Limited 9 Northfields Prospect Northfields LONDON SW18 1PE +44(0)20-8874 7282 +44(0)20-8874 7539 info@itscltd.com www.itscltd.com Contact: Mr Nabeel Ahmed, Director

IC International Limited Lilleshall Buildings Gower Street Trading Estate St George’s TELFORD TF2 9HW +44(0)1952-620206 +44(0)1952-620456 sales@ic-international.com www.ic-international.com Contact: Mrs Denice R Reid, Director

Ichron Limited Century House Gadbrook Business Centre NORTHWICH CW9 7TL +44(0)1606-46113

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS +44(0)1606-46114 info@ichron.com www.ichron.com Contact: Mr Mark Houston, Operations Manager

+44(0)20-8831 9770 +44(0)20-8831 9377 info@intercargo.co.uk; majeed.douglah@intercargo.com www.intercargo.co.uk Contact: Mr.Majeed Douglah, Business Development Executive

10673 +302 1 0361 8692 +302 1 0361 8692 nadia.iglezi@beta.gr Contact: Mr Nikolaos Samaras, Chairman

InterContinental London Park Lane

Islamic Relief

1 Hamilton Place Park Lane LONDON W1J 7QY +44(0)20-7409 3131 +44(0)20-7409 3436 alvaro.rey@ihg.com www.intercontinental.com Contact: Mr.Alvaro Rey, General Manager

16 Lower Marsh LONDON SE1 7RJ +44(0)20-7593 3245 +44(0)20-7021 0256 shaheda.dewan@irworldwide.org; basit.khan@islamic-relief.org.uk www.islamic-relief.org.uk Contact: Ms Shaheda Dewan, Public Relation Manager

36 Ellesboro Road Harborne Birmingham B17 8PT +44(0)121- 260 0526 hocine.idjer@i-flowautotec.com www.i-flowautotec.com Contact: Mr Hocine Idjer, Managing Director

Intermarex Corporation Plc

Jaguar Land Rover Limited

41 South Audley Street LONDON W1K 2PS +44(0)20-7491 4217 +44(0)20-7493 4556 mail@intermarex.com Contact: Mr.Imad Habba, Managing Director & CEO

Imperial Tobacco Group Ltd

International Oil Services Ltd

PO Box 244 Southville Bristol BS99 7UJ +44(0)117-9636 636 Adam.Cleave@uk.imptob.com www.imperial-tobacco.com Contact: Mr Adam Cleave, Intergovernmental Relations Manager

37 Gloucester Place LONDON W1U 8JA +44 (0)20-7486 0714 +44 (0)20-7935 7870 ccopleston@iosltduk.com www.iosltduk.com Contact: Mr.Chris Copleston, Manager

Jaguar Landrover Export Distribution Block 68A 53 S-16-4 Lode Lane SOLIHULL B92 8NW +44(0)121-700 9525 +44(0)121-700 9069 awilli97@jaguarlandrover.com; nstretto@jaguarlandrover.com www.jaguar.com Contact: Dr Ralf Speth

Informed Executives (Europe) Limited

International University of America

Idis Limited Idis House Churchfield Road WEYBRIDGE KT13 8DB +44(0)1932-265 445 +44(0)1932 824 200 bhood@idispharma.com www.www.idispharma.com Contact: Mr Brian Hood, Head Of Global Operations and Logistics

I-Flow Autotec Limited

944 Warwick Road SOLIHULL B91 3HW +44(0)1483-419 411 bijan@sedghi.com www.informedexecutive.co.uk Contact: Mr Bijan Sedghi, Executive Director

Inprojex International (UK) Ltd East Wing, Exchange Plaza 58 Uxbridge Road LONDON W5 2ST +44(0)20-8567 9680 +44(0)20-8579 5241 nabiel@inprojex.co.uk; sales@inprojex.co.uk www.inprojex.co.uk Contact: Mr Nabiel Abbou, General Manager

Inspirational Development Limited 57a Catherine Place LONDON SW1E 6DY +44(0)20-7798 2848 +44(0)20-7798 2838 martin.west@inspirationaldg.com www.inspirationaldevelopment.com contact: Mr Martin West, Business Development Manager ME

Intercargo Limited UNIT 655 River Gardens North Feltham Trading Estate FELTHAM TW14 0RB

Jamal Abaji & Co

1 Hastings Street Royal Arsenal Gatehouse Beresford Square LONDON SE18 6AR +44(0)20-8331 0555 +44(0)20-8316 6656 enquiries@iua.ac www.iua.ac Contact: Dr Peter NG, Director

Janet Rady Fine Art 50 Jermyn Street LONDON SW1Y SW1Y 6LX + 44(0)20-7830 9327 janet@janetradyfineart.com www.janetradyfineart.com Contact: Mrs Janet Rady, CEO

Intertek International Limited Academy Place 1-9 Brook Street BRENTWOOD CM14 5NQ +44(0)1277-223304 +44(0)1277-220127 mimi.nwidobiemichaels@intertek.com www.intertek.com Contact: Mrs Mimi Michaels, Sales Manager

Jash Technical Services LLC P O Box 173 Riyadh 11411 SAUDI ARABIA +966 11 476 7780 +966 11 477 6662 info@jash.com.sa www.jash.com.sa Contact: Mr Bader Saad Al Sulaim, CEO

Intrade Co (UK) Limited 7/8 Ritz Parade Western Avenue LONDON W5 3RA +44(0)20-8566 9090 +44(0)20-8566 9292 intrade@btinternet.com Contact: Mr Aziz Magid, General Manager

Jersey Finance Limited

IPD Think Tank for Development and Evolution Stratiotikou Syndesmou 14A Athens

Escandaroon Street Al-Jamilia Dirstirc 3rd Floor, Zallom Building Aleppo SYRIA +963 21 2283216 +963 21 2240042 jamilia@net.sy; abajico@yahoo.com www.abajico.com Contact: Eng.Jamal Abaji, Director

4th Floor, Sir Walter Raleigh House 48-50 Esplanade ST HELIER JE2 3QB JERSEY +44(0)1534-836 000 +44(0)1534-836 001 jersey@jerseyfinance.je; sean.costello@jerseyfinance.je www.jerseyfinance.je Contact: Ms Lauren Fletcher,Technical Manager

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Jetrade Limited Unit G Henfield Business Park Shoreham Road HENFIELD BN5 9SL +44(0)1273-495100 +44(0)1273-495015 ness@jetrade.com; michael.foreman@jetrade.com; ryan.smith@ jetrade.com www.jetrade.com Contact: Mr Michael Foreman, Managing Director

John Venn & Sons 95 Aldwych LONDON WC2B 4JF +44(0)20-7395 4300 +44(0)20-7395 4310 notary@johnvenn.co.uk www.johnvenn.co.uk Contact: Mr William Kennair, Senior Partner

Jordan Chamber of Commerce Princess Bassma Street PO Box 7029 Amman 11118 JORDAN +962 6 5902040 +962 6 5902051 info@jocc.org.jo www.jocc.org.jo Contact: Mr Nael Al-Kabariti, Chairman

Jordan International Bank Plc Moreau House 116 Old Brompton Road Knightsbridge LONDON SW3 1JJ +44(0)20-3144 0200 Direct +44(0)20-3144 0259 imran.zaidi@jordanbank.co.uk; info@jordanbank.co.uk www.jordanbank.co.uk Contact: Mr Mort Mirghavameddin

Jumeirah Carlton Tower Cadogan Place LONDON SW1X 9PY +44(0)20-7235 1234 +44(0)20-7858 7164 jctinfo@jumeirah.com; adele.taylor@jumeirah.com www.jumeirahcarltontower.com Contact: Ms Adele Taylor, Diplomatic Advisor

Kaido Trading Holding Limited c/o Lama Trading Ltd Suite A, First Floor 4 St Mark’s Place LONDON SW19 7ND +44(0)20-8879 3336 +44(0)20-8879 3336 info@kaido-trading.com; saud@kaido-trading.com www.kaidosa.com Contact: Mr Saud Suleiman, Managing Director

Khattab Law Office Victoria al tal Building Office No.35, third floor Damascus

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SYRIA +963 11 224 3002 /+963 11 +963 11 223 6402 Omar.k@khattablawoffice.com www.khattablawoffice.com Contact: Mr Omar Khattab, Lawyer/legal advisor

Knowledge Seekers UK Limited 151 Centrillion Point 2 Masons Avenue CROYDON CR0 9WX +44(0)20-8686 3167 nemanyte@kseekers.co.uk www.kseekers.co.uk Contact: Ms.Gintare Nemanyte, Events Manager

Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry P O Box 775 Safat 13008 +965 1805580 Ext 446 +965 2240 4110 hamad@kcci.org.kw www.kcci.org.uk Contact: Mr Ali Mohammed Thunayan Al Ghanim, Chairman

Liberty Commodities Limited 1st Floor Berkeley House Berkeley Square LONDON W1J 6BU +44(0)20-3205 8550 +44(0)20-3205 8559 Michael.davies@libertyhouseuk.com www.libertyhouseuk.com Contact: Mr Michael Davies, General Manager

Libos Oil and Gas (UK) Limited 3A Clare Road GREENFORD Middlesex UB6 0DE Mobile: +44(0)781-115 7979 Email: p.oconnor@libospetro.com Website: www.libospetro.com Contacts: Mr Philip O’Connor, CEO, Dr Mustafa Idris, Chairman

Linklaters LLP One Silk Street, LONDON EC2Y 8HQ +44(0)20-7456 2000 +44(0)20-7456 2222 sandeep.katwala@linklaters.com www.linklaters.com Contact: Mr Peter Hickman, Chief Finance and Operating Officer

Kyles Collection

Locker Freight Ltd

100 Green Street Forest Gate LONDON E7 8JG +44(0)20-8586 0204 +44(0)20-8503 4921 info@kylescollection.com www.kylescollection.com Contact: Mr Malkit Dadi, Partner

Haleview Road, Huyton LIVERPOOL L36 6DD +44(0)151-480 8922 +44(0)151-480 3744 steve.quinn@locker-freight.co.uk www.locker-freight.co.uk Contact: Mr Stephen Quinn, Sales and Marketing Director

Lavendon Access Services (International) Limited 15 Midland Court Central Park LUTTERWORTH LE17 4PN +44(0)1455-558874 +44(0)1455-559569 anne.james@lavendongroup.com www.lavendongroup.com Contact: Mr Alan Merrell, Company Secretary & Group Finance Director

Lavendon Group plc Unit 15, Midland Court Central Park LUTTERWORTH LE17 4PN +44(0)1455-558874 +44(0)1455-559569 alan.merrell@lavendongroup.com www.lavendongroup.com Contact: Mr Don Kenny

Lessore Solutions Limited 4 Ching Court Monmouth Street Covent Garden LONDON WC2H 9EY +44(0)20-7379 4323 katharina_schnalle@dalecarnegie.com www.dalecarnegie.co.uk Contact: Ms Katharina Schnalle, Business Consultant

London & Partners 6th Floor 2 More London Riverside LONDON SE1 2RR +44(0)20-7234 5800 / Dire +44(0)20-7378 6525 bdoyle@londonandpartners.com www.londonpartners.com Contact: Mr Bob Doyle, Senior Business Development Manager

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry 33 Queen Street, LONDON EC4R 1AP 020 7248 4444 +44(0)20-7489 0391 lbishopclark@londonchamber.co.uk; pbishop@londonchamber.co.uk www.londonchamber.co.uk Contact: Ms Laura Bishop-Clark, Director of Membership and Marketing

London Medical 49 Marylebone High Street LONDON W1U 5HJ +44(0)20-7467 5470 +44(0)20-7467 5471 ralph.abraham@londonmedical.co.uk www.londonmedical.co.uk Contact: Dr Ralph Abraham, Clinical Director

Longulf Trading (UK) Ltd Prince Albert House 2 Kingsmill Terrace LONDON NW8 6BN

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS +44(0)20-7722 7733 / Dire +44(0)20-7449 3070 hbt.docs@longulf.com www.longulf.com Contact: Mr Howard Tubman, Operations Manager

LPP Consulting Limited 54 Harley Street LONDON W1G W1G 9PZ +44(0)20-3219 3080 +44(0)20-7490 5102 enquiries@lppconsulting.org www.lppconsulting.org Contact: Dr Gary Bell, Director

Lubbock Fine Paternoster House 65 St Paul’s Churchyard LONDON EC4M 8AB +44(0)20-7490 7766 +44(0)20-7490 5102 www.lubbockfine.co.uk Contact: Mr James Ewens, Business Development Manager

Ma Maison Interiors Gate No 5, Al Aali Complex PO Box 5229 BAHRAIN +973 17 587787 / 703121 +973 17 580877/ 7030 nassarts@batelco.com.bh; nassarts@gmail.com www.nassthegroup.com.bh Contact: Mrs Feryal Abdulla Ahmed Nass, Chairman

Mala Maintenance Limited 128 Petherton Road LONDON N5 2RT +44(0)20-7359 3225/+44(0)20-7359 4672 theo.mantey@mala.co.uk; mala@mala.co.uk www.mala.co.uk Contact: Mr Theo Mantey, Operations Director

Malath Instalments PO Box 62061 Riyadh 11585 SAUDI ARABIA +44(0)750-8208506 mazen@malathmoney.com www.malathmoney.com Contact: Mr Mazen Al-Zamel, Partner & Board Member

Management and Economics Consultants International Limited 14 Drury Lane STEVENAGE SG1 4RA +44(0)1438-350 904 info@meciltd.com; kadom.shubber@btinternet.com www.meciltd.com Contact: Dr Kadom Shubber, Director & Chairman

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel 66 Knightsbridge LONDON SW1X 7LA +44(0)20-7235 2000 +44(0)20-7235 2001 pherman@mohg.com www.mandarinoriental.com/london Contact: Mr Paul Herman, Sales Manager Middle East

Marks & Clerk LLP

info@mccgrouplondon.com; angela.elliott@mccgrouplondon.com www.mccgrouplondon.com Contact: Mr Terry Newman, Director

90 Long Acre LONDON WC2E 9RA +44(0)20-7420 0000 +44(0)20-7836 3339 ERound@marks-clerk.com www.marks-clerk.com Contact: Mr Edward M Round, Partner

McFarlane Telfer Limited

Masader Real Estate Company Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Road Dammam 31545 SAUDI ARABIA +966 3 828 7999 +966 3 828 7666 rayan@masadr.com.sa www.masadr.com.sa Contact: Mr Rayan bin Saleh Al-Offi, Business Development Manager

Mashreqbank psc London branch 1st Floor, No 2 Building 1–5 London Wall Building LONDON EC2M 5PP +44(0)20-7382 4000 / Dire +44(0)20-7256 9717 rdollery@Mashreqbank.com; PeterMa@mashreqbank.com www.mashreqbank.com Contact: Mr Robert Dollery, Country Head

B5 Westacott Business Centre MAIDENHEAD SL6 3RT +44(0)162-882 2598 +44(0)162-882 8796 chris@mcft.com www.mcft.com/ www.McFT.ae Contact: Mr Christopher Craggs, Managing Director

MEDCONS 27 Jamal Nasser Street 1st Floor, PO Box 14 Benghazi LIBYA +218 61 908 1655 +218 61 908 0483 nagib@medconsly.com www.medconsly.com Contact: Eng Nagib Saleh El Sabeihi, Chairman and Chief Executive

Medina Publishing Limited 310 Ewell Road SURBITON KT6 7AL +44(0)20-8399 7736 kittycarruthers@blueyonder.co.uk; harrigan@fastmail.fm www.medinapublishing.com Contact: Ms Kitty Carruthers, Director

Masters Pharmaceuticals Limited

Melaxe Limited

380 Centennial Avenue Centennial Park ELSTREE WD6 3TJ +44(0)20-8327 0900 +44(0)20-8327 0901 Suzad.masters@mastersglobal.com www.mastersglobal.com Contact: Mr David Moran

PO Box 1732 ANDOVER SP11 7TU +44(0)1264-337764 +44(0)1264-337917 chris.jacques@melaxe.co.uk www.melaxe.com Contact: Mr Chris Jacques, Managing Director

MENA Capital LLP 2nd Floor 25 Ives Street LONDON SW3 2ND +44(0)20-7594 0160 +44(0)20-7594 0169 kmajeed@menacap.com www.menacap.com Contact: Mr Khaled Abdel Majeed, Managing Partner

Mathaf Gallery Ltd The Clock House 48c Rutland Gate LONDON SW7 1PL +44(0)20-7584 2396 art@mathafgallery.com www.mathafgallery.com Contact: Mrs Gina MacDermot, Manager

Mental Performance Society

Maybourne Hotels Limited 1 Vine Street Mayfair LONDON W1J 0AH +44(0)20-7107 8812 +44(0)20-7107 8819 nharwick@maybourne.com; jleclech@maybourne.com www.maybourne.com Contact: Mr Stephen Alden

MCC London Limited 83 Baker Street LONDON W1U 6AG +44(0)20-88150 6195 +44(0)871-528 3805

23 Holybourne Avenue LONDON SW15 4JJ +44(0)794-057 7458 richard.swift@alkhair.org Contact: Mr Richard Swift, Director

Middle East Chemicals Ltd The Lodge Trinity Gardens Bromham Road BEDFORD MK40 2BP +44(0)1234-267755 +44(0)1234-272459 mike@mechems.com www.mechems.com Contact: Mr Michael J Watt, CEO

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Midgulf Services Limited Westgate House LONDON W5 1YY UK Telephone: +44(0)20-8991 3365 Fax: +44(0)20-7794 0128 Email: renata@midgulfgroup.com Website: www.midgulfgroup.com Contacts: Dr Huraira Dajani, CEO; Ms Renata Valiukevic, Company Secretary

Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd John Smith’s Stadium Stadium Way HUDDERSFIELD HD1 6PG +44(0)1484-483 666 jo.palmer@mycci.co.uk www.mycci.co.uk Contact: Ms Jo Palmer, Certification Services Manager

Mohammed A Al Faraj Est Al Faraj Building King Faisal Street P O Box 402 Dammam 31411 +966 1 3 832 1240/832 356 +966 1 3 832 3601 mohd.alfaraj@alfarajco.com.sa Contact: Mr Mohammed A A Al Faraj, Proprietor

Mohammed Jalal & Sons WLL PO Box 113 Manama BAHRAIN +973 1753 3311 +973 1753 2335 jmjalal@batelco.com.bh Contact: Mr Jalal M Jalal, Managing Director

Mohsin Haider Darwish PO Box 880 Ruwi Muscat 112 OMAN + 968 2473 2601 +968 2479 3553 mhd@mhd.co.om; mdoff@mhd.co.om www.mhd.com.om Contact: Mr Mohsin Haider Darwish, Chairman

barry@multipower-int.com; multipower2013@gmail.com www.multipower-int.com Contact: Mr Barry Norton, Director

Muslim Aid 38-44 Whitechapel Road LONDON E1 1JX +44(0)20-7377 4200 salman@muslimaid.org www.muslimaid.org Contact: Mr Salman Mujtaba, Corporate Fundraising

Nabarro LLP Lacon House 84 Theobald’s Road LONDON WC1X 8RW +44(0)20-7524 6000 +44(0)20-7524 6524 d.nazran@nabarro.com; t.fleet@nabarro.com; n.collins@nabarro.com www.nabarro.com Contact: Mr.Graham Stedman

NAPCO Group PO Box 538 Dammam 31421 SAUDI ARABIA +966 3 847 2194 jalmoaibed@napcogroup.com www.napcogroup.com Contact: Mr Jamal Al Moaibed, Partner

National Bank of Abu Dhabi 1 Knightsbridge LONDON SW1X 7LY +44(0)20-7393 3600 +44(0)20-7393 3636 farid.barakat@nbad.com www.nbad.co.ae Contact: Mr Michael Tomalin

National Bank of Kuwait (International) plc 13 George Street LONDON W1U 3QJ +44(0)20-7317 5525 +44(0)20-7487 5544 andrew.richardson@nbki.com www.nbk.com Contact: Mr Fawzi Dajani

Moroso Limited

National Express Group PLC

7-15 Rosebery Avenue LONDON EC1R 4SP +44(0)20-3328 3560 +44(0)20-7278 2944 damir.eskerica@moroso.co.uk www.moroso.co.uk Contact: Mr Damir Eskerica, Managing Director

AW House 6 - 8 Stuart Street LUTON LU1 2SJ +44(0)158-2408 005 +44(0)158-2485 591 julie.mackel@nationalexpress.com; mark.kipling@nationalexpress.com www.nationalexpress.com Contact: Mr Mark Kipling, Operations Director, International Division

Multipower International Limited 8 Langney Green Tattenhoe Milton Keynes MK4 3ES +44(0)1908-522 202 +44(0)1908-483 948

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Navsat International Trade Limited Suite-3 First Floor 31 Church Road The atrium ASHFORD

TW15 2UD +44(0)178-425 8310 +44(0)178-425 1100 ilyascima@gmail.com; milyas@navsatinternational.com www.navsatinternational.com Contact: Mr Mohammed Ilyas, Business Development Manager

Neals Yard (Natural Remedies) Limited Peacemarsh GILLINGHAM SP8 4EU +44(0)20-3119 5964 +44(0)1747-834601 cmackay@nealsyardremedies.com; www.nealsyardremedies.com Contact: Mr Calum Mackay, Director of International Sales

Neomedic Limited 97 High Street RICKMANSWORTH WD3 1EF +44(0)1923-836379 +44(0)1923-840160 marketing@neomedic.co.uk www.neomedic.co.uk Contact: Mr Husein M S Gulamhusein, Managing Director

Nichols International Laurel House Woodlands Park Ashton Road NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS WA12 0HH +44(0)1925-294060 +44(0)1925-294070 matthew.nichols@vimto.com www.vimto.com Contact: Mr Matthew Nichols, Regional Manager - Middle East

Noor Al Nather for General Trading & Agencies Trading Al Mansour Street Baghdad IRAQ +964 (0)7721 096 969 natheralbayaty@yahoo.com Contact: Mr Natheer Hilal Abbas, CEO

North East Chamber of Commerce & Industry NECC Head Office, Aykley Heads Business Park Aykley Heads DURHAM DH1 5TS Telephone: +44(0)191-374 0594 Mobile: +44(0)7980 260314 Fax: +44(0)191-386 1144 Email: brian.dakers@necc.co.uk Website: www.necc.co.uk Contact: Mr Brian Dakers, International Trade Manager

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce Opus House Anglia Way Moulton Park NORTHAMPTON NN3 6JA +44(0)1604-490490 +44(0)1604-790660 info@northants-chamber.co.uk www.northants-chamber.co.uk Contact: Mr Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Not Just Travel Agency Limited Unit 46, Basepoint Aviation Park Enteprise Close CHRISTCHURCH BH23 6NX +44(0)1202-611 025 office@notjusttravel.co.uk; amina@notjusttravel.co.uk www.notjusttravel.co.uk Contact: Mr Stephen Witt, MD/Founder

Notable Services LLP Charles House 108-110 Finchley Road LONDON NW3 5JJ +44(0)20-7034 5204 +44(0)20-7486 0438 info@notableservices.co.uk www.notableservices.co.uk Contact: Mr Francesco Meduri, Director of Legal Services

Oberthur Fiduciaire (UK) Limited 2 Duke Street St James’s LONDON SW1Y 6BN +44(0)20-3014 2767 +44(0)20-7900 2060 john_black@btinternet.com; j.black@fcof.com www.oberthur-fiduciaire.com Contact: Mr John Black, Director of Sales

Olive Group PO Box 502356 Dubai UAE +971 4 360 0883 cstgeorge@olivegroup.com www.olivegroup.com Contact: Mr Chris St George, Co-Chairman

Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry P O Box 1400 Ruwi 112 OMAN +968 2476 3700 +968 2470 8497/2470 occi@chamberoman.com www.chamberoman.com Contact: H E Mr Khalil bin Abdulah Al Khonji, Chairman

OPP Limited Elsfield Hall 15-17 Elsfield Way OXFORD OX2 8EP +44(0)1865-404500 Ext 89 +44(0)1865-511 222 penny.moyle@opp.com; robert.mchenry@opp.com www.opp.com Contact: Dr Penny Moyle, CEO

Orangefield Services (UK) Limited Ground Floor Martin House 5 Martin Lane LONDON EC4R 0DP +44(0)20-7933 9300

Panache Fire Protection Limited

william.smit@orangefield.com; heba.emara@orangefield.com www.orangefield.com Contact: Mr Juep Bruins

58-60 Kensington Church Street LONDON W8 4DB +44(0)20-7368 1615 sales@panachefireprotection.com www.panachefireprotection.com Contact: Miss Kamisha Lala, Director

Outer Temple Chambers The Outer Temple 222 Strand LONDON WC2R 1BA +44(0)20-7353 6381 +44(0)7427 4876 ali.almihdar@outertemple.com; caroline.kerswell@outertemple.com www.outertemple.com Contact: Mr Ali Almihdar, Barrister

Parameter Hopkins Engineering Limited

OXFAM UK Oxfam House John Smith Drive COWLEY OX4 2JY +44(0)1865-473964 nhamade@oxfam.org.uk www.oxfam.org.uk Contact: Dr Nada Hamade, Head of Gulf Partnerships

Oxford Innovation Limited Oxford Centre for Innovation New Road OXFORD OX1 1BY +44(0)1865-261480 +44(0)1865-261401 b.wheatly@oxin.co.uk; t.willis@oxin.co.uk www.oxin.co.uk Contact: Mr Barry Wheatley, Executive Director for Saudi National biobusiness

Oxford Professionals Limited 13B Taylors Green Acton LONDON W3 7PE +44(0)20-3290 3633 khaddad@oxford-pro.com www.oxford-pro.com Contact: Mr Kinan Haddad, Public Accountant and Business Adviser

Oxygen Aviation Limited 2 Foundry Court Foundry Lane HORSHAM RH13 5PY +44(0)140-323 7010 +44(0)140-323 7011 lara@oxygenaviation.com www.oxygenaviation.com Contact: Ms Lara Issa, Sales Manager

Unit 7 Hatch Industrial Estate Gerywell Road Hatch Basingstoke RG24 7JL +44(0)771-842 5321 atm@parameter-hopkins.com Contact: Mr Ahmed Muallah, Managing Director

Passtech Machine Tools Ltd Unit 36, Hawkes Drive Heathcote Industrial Estate WARWICK CV34 6LX +44(0)1926-335109 +44(0)1926-426513 robert.pass@passtech.co.uk www.passtech.co.uk Contact: Mr Robert Pass, Managing Director

Peerless Europe Limited Cardinals Court Bradford Street BRAINTREE CM7 9AT +44(0)1376-556030 +44(0)1376-556059 helenbarton@peerlesseurope.com www.peerlesseurope.com Contact: Ms Helen Barton, HR Manager / PA to MD

Personal Transition Services Limited 7-9 North Saint David Street EDINBURGH EH2 1AW admin@ptsgp.co.uk www.ptsgp.co.uk Contact: Ms Jeanette McRoberts, UK Manager

Petroleum Software Limited

Page Corporate Investigations Limited Rex House Office 628 4 – 12 Regent Street LONDON SW1Y 4RG +44(0)20-7930 9200 +44(0)20-7930 9201 info@pagegroupltd.com; jcarnt@pagegroupltd.com www.pagegroupltd.com Contact: Mr John Carnt, Manager

109 Gloucester Road South Kensington LONDON SW7 4SS +44(0)20-7341 7870 +44(0)20-7341 78788 haluk.toral@petroleumsoftware.co.uk www.petroleumsoftware.co.uk Contact: Mr Haluk Toral, Managing Director

Petrosource For Oil & Gas Services Limited 59 Hercies Road HILLINGDON UB10 9LS +44(0)189-5813 185 mybmui@gmail.com; mhameed@nhhg.org.uk Contact: Mr Abed Hussein Jabbar Al-Saedi

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Philip Chapper & Company Limited Unit 1 Orbital 25 Business Park Tolpits Lane WATFORD WD18 9DA +44(0)1923-235179 +44(0)1923-242278 rajesh@philipchapper.com ; philip@philipchapper.com www.philipchapper.com Contact: Mr Philip Chapper, Managing Director

Pinsent Masons LLP 30 Crown Place Earl Street LONDON EC2A 4ES +44(0)20-7418 7000 Dir: + george.booth@pinsentmasons.com; jason.rosychuk@pinsentmasons.com www.pinsentmasons.com Contact: Mr George Booth, Partner

Power British Limited 1 Lyric Square 907 Hammersmith LONDON W6 0NB +44(0)20-3751 1260 +44(0)20-3751 1264 info@powerbritish.co.uk www.powerbritish.co.uk Contact: Mr Ali Al Tamimi, Director

PPI Engineering Limited 44 Rose Lane NORWICH NR1 1PN +44(0)1603-305504 +44(0)1603-305506 sales@ppi-engineering.com www.ppi-engineering.com Contact: Mr Mike Robinson, CEO

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP 80 Strand LONDON WC2R 0AF +44(0)20-7212 4881 +44(0)20-7212 7822 david.w.grace@uk.pwc.com www.pwc.com Contact: Mr David Grace, Partner

PRIME Instant Offices & Business Centre WLL PO Box 3214 Manama BAHRAIN +973 17 570 400 +973 17 532 259 contact@primeinstantoffices.com; munira@primeinstantoffices.com www.primeinstantoffices.com Contact: Mrs Munira Fahoum Zu’bi, CEO

Primedia International BSC PO Box 2738 Manama BAHRAIN +973 1 749 0000 +973 1 749 0037 mike.orlov@primediaintl.com

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Prof Dr Moumtaze Nahas/ Business Development Bureau/Project Consultant PO Box 214 Ellie Harb Building Beirut LEBANON +961 5 922 380 +961 5 920 306 prof.nahas@yahoo.ca; prof.nahas@yahoo.ca www.prof-nahas.com Contact: Prof Moumtaze Nahas, Proprietor

Pulse International 1st Floor The Courtyard 30 New Oxford Street LONDON WC1A 1AP +44(0)20-7959 1105 +44(0)845-257 7929 Steve.twelftree@pulsejobs.com www.pulsejobs.com/international Contact: Mr Richard MacMillan

Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry PO Box 402 Doha QATAR +974 4455 9111/4455 9115/ +974 4466 1739 info@qcci.org; saeed@qcci.org www.qcci.org Contact: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman

Quill Notaries LLP 121A Salisbury House London Wall LONDON EC2M 5QQ +44(0)20-7638 6067 +44(0)20-7638 6076 r.reingold@quillnotaries.com www.quilnotaries.com Contact: Mr Richard Reingold, Director

R P Adam Ltd Arpal Works Riverside Road SELKIRK TD7 5DU +44(0)1750-21586 +44(0)1750-21506 robin.leith@rpadam.co.uk www.rpadam.co.uk Contact: Mr Robin Leith, Managing Director

RSK Group Plc 17 Chester Rd Helsby CHELTENHAM GL53 7LA 01928 726006 01928 725633 communications@rsk.co.uk www.rsk.co.uk Contact: Mr Steven Mills, Company Secretary & General Counsel

Railway Industry Association 22 Headfort Place

LONDON SW1X 7RY +44(0)20-7201 0777 +44(0)20-7235 5777 dbill@riagb.org.uk www.riagb.org.uk Contact: Mr David Bill, International Development Director

RamJet Aviation Support 401A BC4 RAK Free Zone P.O. Box 11487 Ras Al Khaimah UAE +971 7 227 8808 +971 7 227 8848 mervat@ramjet.aero www.ramjet.aero Contact: Miss Mervat Sultan, Finance Manager

Randox Health Finsbury House 23 Finsbury Circus LONDON EC2M 7EA +44(0)20-7628-6278 Alena.Zinkovskaia@randoxhealth.com; info@randoxhealthlondon.com www.randoxhealthlondon.com Contact: Ms Alena Zinkovskaia, Business Development Executive

Rapidrop Global Limited Rutland Business Park Newark Road PETERBOUROUGH PE1 5WA +44(0)1733-847510 +44(0)1733-847528 rapidrop@rapidrop.com www.rapidrop.com Contact: Mr Daniel Gill, Chairman

Rawi & Co LLP 128 Ebury Stree LONDON SW1W 9QQ +44(0)20-7730 1122 +44(0)20-7730 1010 r@rawi.co.uk Contact: Mr Radwan Rawi, Partner

Rayan Trading Limited Unit 2 5 Baldwin Street LONDON EC1V 9NU Contact: Dr Kambiz Amiri, CEO

RE/MAX Prestige 25a Crawford Street LONDON W1H 1PL +44(0)20-3195 5400 Nevine.Abdelwahab@remax.co.uk; mohamed.abdelwahab@remax.co.uk www.remax-prestige.co.uk Contact: Mr Mohamed Abdelwahab, Director

Reabrook Limited Rawdon Road Moira Swadlincote DE12 6DA +44(0)1283-222266

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS +44(0)1283-550963 enquiries@reabrook.co.uk; rachael.holmes@reabrook.co.uk;ala. alhihi@arrowchem.com www.reabrook.co.uk Contact: Ms Rachael Holmes, International Sales Administrator

+966 3 882 5700 +966 3 882 6244 shakeeb.alireza@rezayat.net www.rezayat.com Contact: Mr Shakeeb T Alireza, Group Managing Director

Red Hill Trading Ltd

Rezayat Europe Ltd

Redhill House Claverley WOLVERHAMPTON WV5 7DH +44(0)1746-710 890 +44(0)20-7117 1012 jon@rhtrd.com www.rhtrd.com Contact: Mr Jon Robinson, Director

52 Mount Street LONDON W1K 2SF +44(0)20-7499 6171 +44(0)20-7499 2832 pgdeci@aol.com Contact: Mr P G de Courcy, IrelandConsultant

Rehab Group Services Limited Roslyn Park SANDYMOUNT Dublin 4 IRELAND +353 1 205 7356 +353 1 205 7211 angela.kerins@rehab.ie; Vicky.OGrady@rehab.ie www.rehab.ie Contact: Dr Angela Kerins, CEO - Rehab Group

Repaircraft Plc The Common CRANLEIGH GU6 8LU +44(0)1483 273536 +44(0)1483 278078 hq@repaircraft.co.uk www.repaircraft.com Contact: Mr Adrian Stainton, Managing Director

20 Gracechurch Street LONDON EC3V EC3V 0AF +44(0)20-7621 1263 +44(0)20-7623 6175 adrian.spooner@rfib.co.uk www.rfib.com Contact: Mr Adrian Spooner, Chairman Middle East

RIDAT

Rider Levett Bucknall

The Old Post Office 3 Infirmary Street LEEDS LS1 2HT +44(0)1132-856 250 +44(0)1132-439 350 www.residencesix.com Contact: Ms Vikki Baker, General Manager

Cathedral Court, 15 Colmore Row BIRMINGHAM B3 2BH Tel: +44(0)121-503 1500 Fax: +44(0)121-503 1501 Website: www.uk.rlb.com Email: mark.weaver@uk.rlb.com Contact: Mr Mark Weaver, CEO

Rezayat Company Limited P O Box 90 Al Khobar 31952 SAUDI ARABIA

Roxylight Project Services (Nottingham) Limited

RFIB Group Limited

Residence 6*

15 Stratton Street LONDON W1J 8LQ +44(0)20 3176 0594 simon@reslon.co.uk www.reslon.co.uk Contact: Mr Simon Kyriacou, Director

7 Laurel Drive Brandon Groves SOUTH OCKENDON RM15 6XH 0800 955 6527 vince@chauffeurservicelondon.com; enquiries@chauffeurservicelondon.com www.chauffeurservicelondon.com Contact: Mr Vincent Robinson, Partner

Wentworth House The Causeway STAINES-UPON-THAMES TW18 3AQ +44(0)1784-251200 +44(0)1784-251210 help@rfconsular.co.uk www.rfconsular.co.uk Contact: Mr R A Faul, Director

16 Park Crescent LONDON W1B 1AH +44(0)20-7291 5345 rparmar@reputationinstitute.com www.reputationinstitute.com Contact: Mr Raakesh Savji Parmar, Head of Business Development

Residential London

Robinson Chauffeur Service

RF Consular Services Ltd

Luxury Building Third Floor Office A4 Les Berges du Lac Tunis 1053 TUNISIA +216 75 279 211/ +216 71 +216 75 279 025 /+21 ridat@tunet.tn; somaprim@yahoo.fr Contact: Mr Sayed Omri, Manager

Reputation Institute

50 Aylesbury Road Aston Clinton AYLESBURY HP22 5AH +44(0)129-663 3700 nigel@roxylight.co.uk www.roxylight.co.uk Contact: Mr Nigel Brunskill, Managing Director

Royal Society of Chemistry Thomas Graham House Science Park Milton Road CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF +44(0)1223-432637 govans@rsc.org www.rsc.org Contact: Mr Stuart Govan, International Project Manager (ME & Russia)

RS Clare & Co Limited 8-14 Stanhope Street LIVERPOOL L8 5RQ +44(0)151-702 5268 +44(0)151-709 0518 mfurqan@rsclare.co.uk www.rsclare.com Contact: Mr Robbie Parr, Export & Logistics Co-ordinator

Ruari International Trading Corporation Ltd 95 Chesterfield House (6th Floor) Chesterfield Gardens LONDON W1J 5JY +44(0)20-8947 3423 +44(0)20-8241 8986 ritcolondon@blueyonder.co.uk Contact: Mr Laurence G Wyatt, CEO

Ridgway Machines Limited Bridge Works Leicester Road Anstey Leicester LE7 7AT +44(0)116-235 3055 +44(0)116-235 3057 shunt@ridgwayeng.com; RMarjoram@ridgwayeng.com www.ridgwayeng.com Contact: Mr Stephen Hunt, Managing Director

Rubb Buildings Ltd

RML Raynworth Marketing Limited 155/157 A Clapham High Street LONDON

SW4 7SY +41 91 972 5874 +41 91 972 5856 info@raynworth.com www.raynworth.com Contact: Mr Giorgio Biancardi

Dukesway Team Valley Trading Estate GATESHEAD NE11 0QE +44(0)191-482 2211 +44(0)191-482 2516 c.wilson@rubb.co.uk www.rubbmilitary.com Contact: Ms Clare Wilson, Marketing Manager

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited Office 4 Level 3 Gate Village P.O.Box 506789 Dubai UAE +971 4 401 9670 +971 4 401 9666 johndonnelly@rb-dubai.com www.rb-dubai.com Contact: Mr Stephen Banks, Managing Partner

Russell IPM Limited Unit 45 First Avenue Deeside Industrial Park DEESIDE CH5 2NU +44(0)1244-281333 +44(0)1244-281878 shakir@russellipm.net www.russellipm.com Contact: Dr Shakir Al-Zaidi, Managing Director & CEO

Safcorp Limited 49 Latymer Court Hammersmith Road LONDON W6 7IE +44(0)776-565535 +962 6 5939357 safcorp@aol.com Contact: Mrs Narmin Kirdar, CEO

Sahara Africa Abi Setta Second Street Behind Ghabba Samawiya Tripoli LIBYA +218 21 3408 678 +218 21 3408 679 k.jennings@compass-hq.com www.compass-hq.com Contact: Ms Kathryn Jennings, Managing Director

Salamon & Seaber Limited 68 Hanbury Street LONDON E1 5JL +44(0)20-7247 6312 +44(0)20-7650 7943 blotz@salamonandseaber.co.uk; anwar@salamonandseaber.co.uk www.salamonandseaber.co.uk Contact: Mr Michael Blotz, Managing Director

Samama Holding Group PO Box 2781 Unit 5 Alandalus Building Olaya Road Riyadh 11461 SAUDI ARABIA +966 11 4602545 +966 11 4602631 nalmutawa@samama.com; info@samama.com www.samama.com Contact: H E SH Nasser Mohammed Al Mutawa Al Otaibi, Chairman of the Board

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Samirash Trading Services Kemp House 152 City Road LONDON EC1V 2NX +44(0)20-3195 2891 s.iravani@samirashtrading.com www.samirashtrading.com Contact: Mr Sam Iravani, Director

Santander Santander House 100 Ludgate Hill LONDON EC4M 7RE +44(0)20-7029 4400 katherine.piedrahita@santander.co.uk; gmarks@gruposantander.com www.santandercb.co.uk Contact: Ms Katherine Piedrahita, Head of Institutional Partnerships

SAUDIA 173 Victoria Street LONDON SW1E 5NA +44(0)20-7798 9891 +44(0)20-7798 9891 gmeur@saudiairlines.com; icripps@saudiairlines.com; ssheikh@saudiairlines.com www.saudiairlines.com Contact: Mr Rashed M Alajmi, GM Pasenger Sales & Services -Europe

Saville & Co One Carey Lane LONDON EC2V 8AE +44(0)20-7920 0000 +44(0)20-7920 0088 rsaville@savillenotaries.com www.savillenotaries.com Contact: Mr Richard Saville, Proprietor

Sawa London 4 Maddox Street Mayfair LONDON W1B 2QD +44(0)20-3189 1227 zaindhareeja@sawalondon.com www.sawalondon.com Contact: Mr Zain Dhareeja, Managing Director

SBG (UK) Limited 19 Berkeley Street LONDON W1J 8ED +44(0)20-7629 3779 +44(0)20-7408 0863 aalmihdar@sbguk.com; a_almihdar@hotmail.com Contact: Mr Riyad Daud, Director

SDV Ltd 52-54 Peregrine Road Hainault ILFORD IG6 3SZ +44(0)20-8559 9911 +44(0)20-8559 9922

m.clemesha@sdv.com www.sdv.com Contact: Mr David Smith

SGS United Kingdom Ltd SGS House 217- 221 London Road CAMBERLEY GU15 3EY +44(0)1276-697865 +44(0)1276-697894 brendan.fitzgerald@sgs.com www.sgs.co.uk Contact: Mr Chris Kirk

Sharief Ibrahim Limited 16A Bowes Road WALTON ON THAMES KT12 3HS +44(0)790-032 3378 drshariefibrahim@gmail.com www.pdmclinic.com Contact: Dr Sharief Ibrahim, Consultant Physician, Managing Director

Sheikha AL-Thani for Underprivilege Children 1 Lumley Street LONDON W1K 6TT +44(0)755-499 3499 +44(0)20-7402 5989 sheikha.althani@satuc.org; meshkan.tawfik@yahoo.com www.satuc.org Contact: Sheikha Bint Hamad Al-Thani

Shell International Limited Shell Centre York Road LONDON SE1 7NA +44(0)20-7934 8347 +44(0)20-7934 7927 thomas.reilly@shell.com www.shell.com Contact: Mr Thomas Reilly, Head of Government Relations, UK

Sotra Ltd Suite 3, Chapter House 33 London Road REIGATE RH2 9HZ +44(0)1737-230160 +44(0)1737-230169 michael.wijsmuller@sotra.co.uk www.sotra.co.uk Contact: Mr Michael Wijsmuller, Director & CEO

Sport Structures Limited Albion Court 18-20 Frederick Street BIRMINGHAM B1 3HE +44(0)845-241 6195 info@sportstrictires.com www.sportstructures.com

SSB International Limited P.O.Box 9237 Suq-Al Juma Tripoli

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS Technology Partners Limited

LIBYA +218 21 340 9349 +218 21 462 7082/340 ssblibya@yahoo.com; ssbil.libya@gmail.com Contact: Mr Pradeep Singh Sethi, Director-Operations

UB6 8UH +44(0)20-8575 3700 +44(0)20-8575 9900 sunil@sunmark.co.uk www.sunmark.co.uk Contact: Dr Rami Ranger, MBE, MD

Stage Technologies Limited

Sunny Gardens Limited

9 Falcon Park Neasden Lane LONDON NW10 1RZ +44(0)20-8208 6000 +44(0)20-8208 6006 nikki.scott@stagetech.com; alistair.bell@stagetech.com;martha.gall@stagetech.com www.stagetech.com Contact: Mr Mark Ager

536 Lordship Lane Woodgreen LONDON N22 5BY +44(0)20-8889 5511 +44(0)20-8889 5533 lexi.huile@gnet.tn www.huilerie-loued.com Contact: Mr Abdessalem Loued, Managing Director

Stak (UK) Limited

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

49 Berkeley Court Marylebone Road LONDON NW1 5NB +44(0)1895-822 205 antoine@stak-uk.com www.stak-uk.com Contact: Mr Antoine Kohler, Managing Director

Unit 14a Monument Way East WOKING GU21 5LY +44(0)1483-735540 +44(0)1483-756754 info@surrey-chambers.co.uk www.surrey-chambers.co.uk Contact: Ms Amanda Hutchison, Membership Support Executive

Streathers Solicitors LLP 128 Wigmore Street LONDON W1U 3SA +44(0)20-7034 4207 mlindley@streathers.co.uk www.streathers.co.uk Contact: Mr Michael Lindley, Partner

Strongfield Technologies Limited Strongfield House Unit 2 89 Manor Farm Road WEMBLEY HA0 1BA +44(0)20-8799 8909 +44(0)20-8799 8901 vmongia@strongfieldtech.com www.strongfieldtech.com Contact: Mr Vik Mongia, Business Development Director

Stroudstar Limited INC 28 Elmehdewi Street P O Box 10 Benghazi LIBYA +218 91 209 0980/ +218 92 assubihi@hotmail.co.uk; assubihi37@gmail.com Contact: Mr Saleh Assubaihi, Managing Director

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Felaw Maltings South Klin 42 Felaw Street IPSWICH IP2 8SZ +44(0)1473-680600 +44(0)1473-603888 info@suffolkchamber.co.uk www.suffolknetwork.co.uk Contact: Mr John Dugmore, Chief Executive

Sun Mark Limited 428 Long Drive GREENFORD

T & L Sugars Limited Factory Road Silver Town LONDON E16 2EW +44(0)20-7540 6636 +44 (0)20-3364 5811 Gary.Copeland@tateandlylesugars.com; ema.borovickova@asr-group.com www.tateandlylesugars.com Contact: Mr Ian Bacon, President

10 Progress Business Centre Whittle Parkway SLOUGH SL1 6DQ +44(0)162-855 9339 +44(0)162-8666 853 zajaib@technologypartners.co.uk www.technologypartners.co.uk Contact: Mr Zaff Ajaib, Managing Director

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce 150 Edinburgh Avenue SLOUGH SL1 4SS +44(0)1753-870500 +44(0)1753-870587 info@thamesvalleychamber.co.uk www.thamesvalleychamber.co.uk Contact: Ms Christina Howell, Head of External Affairs

The Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon 1 rue Justinien Sanayeh, P O Box 11-1801 Beirut 2100 LEBANON +961 1 745288 +961 1 341328 president@ccib.org.lb www.ccib.org.lb Contact: Mr Mohamed Choucair, President

The Collection LLP

Tarik A Abu Samra Engineering, Contracting & Trading Office 31 Ennismore Mews LONDON SW7 1AP +44(0)20-7584 2142 +44(0)20-7581 4891 tarikabusamra@hotmail.com Contact: Mr Tarik Abu Samra, Chairman and Managing Director

TCD Limited MWB Business Exchange 5th Floor 26-28 Hammersmith Grove LONDON W6 7BA +44(0)20-8834 1075 +44(0)20-8834 1176 pf@tcd.uk.net www.tcd.uk.net Mr.Paul Frazer, Manager

17 Grosvenor Hill, Mayfair LONDON W1K 3QB Tel: +44 (0) 207 629 4200 Mob: +44 (0) 7810 448 736 Email: caroline.takla@thecollectionllp.com www.thecollectionllp.com Contact: Caroline Takla, Managing Partner

The Dorchester 53 Park Lane LONDON W1K 1QA +44(0)20-7319 7063 +44(0)20-7319 7115 Sandro.Volpato@dorchestercollection.com www.dorchestercollection.com Contact: Mr Sandro Volpato, Sales Manager

The European Union Youth Orchestra 6A Pont Street LONDON SW1X 9EL +44(0)20-3370 5462 +44(0)20-7235 7370 development@euyo.org.uk; charlotte@euyo.org.uk www.euyo.org.uk Contact: Mrs Charlotte Saldanha, Development and Communications Manager

Technobell Limited

The Glenside Group Limited

Talbot House 204-226 Imperial Drive HARROW HA2 7HH +44(0)20-8429 5163 +44(0)20-8868 6333 yogi.radia@technobell-ltd.com www.technobell.info Contact: Mr Bhaskar Radia, Company Secretary

9 Caputhall Road Deans Industrial Estate LIVINGSTON EH54 8AS +44(0)1506-420 950 +44(0)1506-420 959 enquiries@glensidegroup.com www.glensidegroup.com Contact: Ms Mary Revill, Administrator

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS The Kashket Group

TIGRISNET Limited

Firmin House 82-86 New Town Row BIRMINGHAM B6 4HU +44(0)121-380 0807 +44(0)121-359 3321 swalker@firmin.co.uk www.firminhouse.com Contact: Mr Tim Newnes

Sutton Business Centre Restmor Way WALLINGTON SM6 7AH +44(0)20-3582 1828 +44(0)20-8773 1223 info@tigrisnet.com www.tigrisnet.com Mr Raied Nasser

The Langham, London

Totus Capital

1c Portland Place Regent Street LONDON W1B 1JA Tel: +44 (0)20 7973 7535 Email: christopher.goodwin@langhamhotels.com Website: www.langhamhotels.com Contact: Christopher Goodwin, Diplomatic Consultant

50 Farringdon Road LONDON EC1M 3HE +44(0)800-542 6789 +44(0)870-746 2020 sabina.sultanova@totus.com www.totus.com Contact: Ms Sabina Sultanova, Client Relationship Manager

The London Clinic

TPP (The Phoenix Partnership)

20 Devonshire Place LONDON W1G 6BW Tel: +44(0)20-219 3266 Fax: +44(0)20-3219 3516 Email: internationaloffice@thelondonclinic.co.uk Website: www.thelondonclinic.co.uk

Mill House Troy Road Horsforth LEEDS LS18 5TN +44(0)113-2050083 +44(0)113-2050081 internationalenquiries@tpp-uk.com www.tpp-uk.com Contact: Ms Carien Ball, Director – Middle East

The Organisers Limited 166 Chiltern Drive SURBITON KT5 8LS +44(0)20-7078 7554 +44(0)20-8390 4313 katie.shapley@theorganisers.com www.theorganisers.com Contact: Ms Katie Shapley, CEO

The Ritz London 150 Piccadilly LONDON W1J 9BR +44(0)20-7493 8181 +44(0)20-7493 2687 jperry@theritzlondon.com www.theritzlondon.com Contact: Mr Joe Perry, International Sales Manager

The Savoy Hotel Limited The Strand LONDON WC2 0EU +44(0)20-7420 2587 +44(0)20-7420 2398 Ruba.Dayoub@Fairmont.com www.the-savoy.com Contact: Ms Kiaran Macdonald, General Manager

The White House Ltd Unit B36 Barwell Business Park Leatherhead Road CHESSINGTON KT9 2NY +44(0)20-8391 4030 +44(0)20-8391 9003 john@the-white-house.co.uk www.the-white-house.com Contact: Mr John Delliere, Managing Director

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Tradekey Company Saudi Arabia King Fahd Road Almas Centre, 3rd Floor Riyadh SAUDI ARABIA +966 11 201 0000 +966 11 201 3003 wsa@tradekey.com www.tradekey.com Contact: Mr Waleed S Abalkhail, Chairman & Managing Director

Training Systems Design Ltd 3 High Street Hindon SALISBURY SP3 6DJ +44(0)1747-820268 +44(0)1747-820268 davidlbudge@tsd-ltd.co.uk ; davidlbudge@hotmail.com www.tsd-ltd.co.uk Contact: Mr David L Budge, Director

Trak Microwave 1 Aquarius Court Viking Way Block 29 Dunsinane Avenue Rosyth Dundee DD2 3QF +44(0)138-3437 920 kevin.mullen@kaelus.com www.kaelus.com Contact: Mr.Kevin Mullen, Operations Manager

Trans Global Freight Management Limited Unit D1, Dolphin Industrial Estate Windmill Road

SUNBURY-ON-THAMES TW16 7HE +44(0)8453 3376580 graham.deane@tgfml.com www.tgfml.com Contact: Mr Graham Deane, Director Saudi Arabian Division

Transac International Ltd The Old School House Effingham Road REIGATE RH2 7JN +44(0)1737-222525 +44(0)1737-222626 d.edes@transacinternational.com www.transac.co.uk Contact: Mr P Troniseck, Chairman

Travel Arabia UK 68 Earlham Grove LONDON E7 9AW +44(0)20-3137 6540 mohammed@travelarabia.co.uk www.notjusttravel.co.uk Contact: Mr Stephen Witt MD/Founder

Triangle 8 Cavendish Square LONDON W1G 0PD +44(0)20-7495 8000/ +44(0)20-7495 8030 mward@triangle.co.uk www.trianglegroup.com Contact: Ms Maggie Ward, Head of Sales & Acquisitions

Trowers & Hamlins 3 Bunhill Row LONDON EC1Y 8YZ +44(0)20-7423 8000 / +44(0)20-7423 8001 mamison@trowers.com; VFitzgerald@trowers.com www.trowers.com Contact: Mr Martin Amison, Partner and Head of International Department

Tudor Rose International Ltd Kingfisher Business Park London Road STROUD GL5 2BY +44(0)1453-732880 +44(0)1453-732881 chriscouzins-short@tudor-rose.com www.tudor-rose.com Contact: Mr Chris Couzins-Short, Managing Director

Turner London Ltd 93 Baker Street 5th Floor, LONDON W1U 6QQ +44(0)20-7935 5490 Ext 12 +44(0)20-7935 3987 dps@turnerltd.com Contact: Mr D Shah, Accounts Manager

U A International Ltd Unit 20 Commercial Way Park Royal

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ABCC MEMBERS LISTINGS LONDON NW10 7XF +44(0)20-8965 5599 +44(0)20-8961 2445 gshawo@sbfpost.com www.sbfpost.com Contact: Mr Riyadh Khawam, Managing Director

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Aviareps House Gatwick Road CRAWLEY RH10 9RB +44(0)1293-596608 +44(0)1293-696658 valentina.sokolovska@aviareps-group.com www.flyuia.com Contact: Ms Valentina Sokolovska, Manager UIA UK & Ireland

Unipart Rail Limited Gresty Road CREWE CW2 6EH +44(0)127-084 7600 +44(0)127-084 7601 tom.maxwell@unipartrail.com www.unipartrail.com Contact: Mr Tom Maxwell, Marketing Manager

United Eastern Group Liberty Tower Sheikh Khalifa Street P O Box 7615 Abu Dhabi UAE +971 2 627 2737 +971 2 627 0048 alishorafa@ueg.ae www.ueg.com Contact: Mr Ali Mohamed Al Shorafa, Chairman

University of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education JBS Executive Education Limited Judge Business School Trumpington Street CAMBRIDGE CB2 1AG +44(0)1223-332 339 +44(0)1223-764 369 m.steiner@jbs.cam.ac.uk www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/execed/index.html Contact: Ms Mercedes Steiner, Programme Manager

University of Wolverhampton – Middle East Regional Office Knowledge Oasis KOM2 Office 02118, Muscat 124 Rusay OMAN +368 2 4448679 h.almasheri@wlv.ac.uk; alexandrina@ wlv.ac.uk www.wlv.ac.uk Contact: Mr Hilal Almasheri, Middle East Regional Manager

Upstream Technical Consultants Limited Ravensbourne Business Centre Westerham Road, KESTON BR2 6HE +44(0)1689-868040 +44(0)1689-868041 richard@upstream.uk.com www.upstream.uk.com Contact: Mr Richard Schembri, Director

Vanner Perez Notaries

+44(0)1895-639 022 taghlub@aol.com www.winzorpharmaceuticalsuk.com Contact: Mr Taghlub Al-Kass, Managing Director

6 Hay’s Lane LONDON SE1 SE1 2HB +44(0)20-3668 6626 james@vpnotaries.co.uk www.vpnotaries.co.uk Contact: Mr James Vanner, Senior Partner

Withers LLP 16 Old Bailey LONDON EC4M 7EG +44(0)20-7597 6000 caroline.gallagher@withersworldwide.com ; emma.copestake@ withersworldwide.com www.withersworldwide.com Contact: Ms Emma Copestake, Partner

Vita-Life (UK) 13 Queen Anne Street LONDON W1G 9JH +44(0)20-7323 0100 +44(0)20-7307 9609 info@vita-life.uk.com www.vita-life.uk.com Contact: Mrs Buki Adeniyi-Jones, CEO

Y International (UK) Limited Unit 3 Junction 6 Industrial Park 66 Electric Avenue WITTON BIRMINGHAM B6 7JJ +44(0)121-326 9050 noufalrahman@yinternational.uk.com www.yinternational.uk.com Mr Noufal Rahman, General Manager

Vtrade Worldwide Limited Unit 22 Henfield Business Park Shoreham Road HENFIELD BN5 9SL +44(0)127-349 7050 +44(0)127-349 5015 vanessa.adamson@vtradeuk.com; michael.foreman@vtradeuk.com www.vtradeuk.com Contact: Mr Michael Foreman, Director

Yanbu Cement Company PO Box 5330 Jeddah 21422 SAUDI ARABIA +966 1 2 653 1555 Ext 140 +966 1 2 653 1420 ycc@yanbucement.com; info@yanbucement.com; balu@yanbucement.com www.yanbucement.com Contact: Mr Abdul Raouf Abuzinadah, Executive Board Member

Ward Williams Limited Belgrave House 39-43 Monument Hill WEYBRIDGE KT13 8RN +44(0)1932-830 664 +44(0)1932-830 733 richard.hayward@wardwilliams.co.uk www.wardwilliams.co.uk Contact: Mr Richard Hayward, CEO

Yasser Bin Ali Binhomran Trading Establishment

Wembley National Stadium Limited PO Box 1966 WEMBLEY HA9 0WS +44(0)20-8795 9675 +44(0)770-292 jerome.golding@wembleystadium.com www.wembleystadium.com/clubwembley Contact: Mr Jerome Golding, Marketing Executive

Western Union Business Solutions 12 Appold Street LONDON EC2A 2AW Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 105 824 Email: adam.kasraoui@westernunion.com Website: www.business.westernunion.com Contact: Adam Kasraoui, Senior Business Development Manager

Mr Anthony Williams Penngrove House 38 Dudsbury Avenue FERNDOWN Dorset BH22 8DU +44(0)1202-897228 tony@wessexventures.com Contact: Anthony Williams

Bin Homran Tower Thaliaya Street PO Box 16002 Jeddah 21464 SAUDI ARABIA +966 1 2 266 40011 salkader@hotmail.com Contact: Mr Yasser Bin Homran, Managing Director

Zeefax Limited Zeefax House 320 King Street LONDON W6 0RR +44(0)20-8748 7808 +44(0)20-8748 7188 rbeyad@zeefax.com www.zeefax.com Contact: Mr Reza Beyad, International Sales Manager

Winzor Pharmaceuticals UK Limited The Warren Red Hill Denham UXBRIDGE UB9 4LE +44(0)1895-348 910

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EDITORIAL ALGERIA

COUNTRY PROFILE

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA REAL ESTATE MENA REAL ESTATE SEES FAST GROWTH

The Citi Research report showed real estate as leading

tourism sector, according to OBG. “Oman currently sees

the projects pipelines in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and

2.1 million tourists a year which is already a massive

Kuwait. Infrastructure projects dominated in Qatar

increase on what it has had historically. But that’s

and Egypt. The report identified Egypt as the country

pegged for much greater growth,” observed Oliver

with the fifth-largest value of projects at $143bn, after

Cornock, Middle East Managing Editor for OBG. Heavy

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, and Kuwait and ahead of

investment in Oman’s port infrastructure, which included

Oman’s $127bn.

the construction of new facilities at Sour and Duqm,

the region and in countries such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia

The analysts at Citi Research noted distorting factors

alongside expansion work at the older ports of Sohar and

and the UAE in particular.

that stem from differences between project timelines.

The construction and real estate sector in the Middle East and Africa is predicted to become the world’s fastest growing in 2016-2020, overtaking the Asia-Pacific region. This level of activity reflects the huge investment in infrastructure and buildings now taking place across

There are several factors that contribute towards the extraordinary growth in activity within the region’s construction and real estate sector: the growing need for housing as the population increases; the expansion in capacity of the tourism sector as visitor numbers rise; reconstruction programmes and ambitious plans for transport and infrastructure. The kinds of building

The report, using data from information provider Zawya Projects, pointed out that “the long-term nature” of mega real estate projects often leads to overstated

infrastructure being built around a huge capacity for import and export,” Cornock said. “Add to that a rapidly developing road system, airport expansion and the GCC-

any given year. Relatively short execution time frames of

wide rail network project, and it becomes clear that Oman

projects in infrastructure, on the other hand suggest “a

is ideally suited to the role of transhipment hub for all

relatively higher annual spend,” the report said.

manner of goods.” Oman’s ambitious plans for tourism,

PRESTIGE PROJECTS

reflects demand for mass housing as well as luxury

Prestige is an important factor in the high-end buildings that are being constructed. The region is noted for its

“The construction industry in the Middle East,

landmark buildings often designed by award-winning

particularly the GCC, is expected to witness the fastest

international architects. One such project is the Louvre

growth in the period between 2016 and 2020, thanks to

Abu Dhabi, which when completed, will be one of the

the huge infrastructure investment by Qatar, the UAE,

premier cultural institutions in the UAE. It will stand in

Saudi Arabia, among other countries and two major

the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District alongside other

global events to be hosted in the coming decades,

high-end projects such as the Zayed National Museum

Dubai’s Expo 2020 and the Fifa World Cup in 2022,” Dr

and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi - both also designed by

Mohamed bin Saleh Al Sada, Qatar’s Minister of Energy

world-renowned Pritzker-prize winning architects. The

and Industry, has stated.

Saadiyat Cultural District, described as “unprecedented

$2.5 TRILLION IN MEGADEALS

position at the tip of the Arabian peninsula. “We’re seeing

values when compared with the actual amount spent in

projects taking place are extremely varied which accommodation and landmark megaprojects.

Salalah, had set the scene for Oman to capitalise on its

in scale and scope”, is under development by the

which include boosting the industry’s contribution to GDP to 3% over the next six or seven years, is also expected to bring significant opportunities for investors. An important feature of Oman’s real estate sector growth has been the emphasis placed on building new integrated tourism complexes, which have been attracting foreign investment. These projects are designed to permit freehold ownership by foreign nationals in specially demarcated zones. The country’s first such project was The Wave launched in 2012, which as OBG explains, $3.5bn development consisting of 4000 residential units, luxury hotels, commercial and leisure space, on a 6km waterfront with a 400-berth marina.

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC). It

EGYPT

It is estimated that more than $1.4 trillion worth of mega

will be a centre for global culture in the UAE, attracting

projects are currently under execution in the MENA,

local, regional and international visitors with its unique

Egypt may soon have its own new landmark tower

according to a report by Citi Research, a unit of Citigroup.

exhibitions, permanent collections, productions and

Another $1.1tn worth of projects are either at very early

performances. Its iconic features are designed according

stages of development or are moving toward execution

to the finest standards of contemporary architecture.

phase, the report added. This translates into a total regional portfolio of projects worth $2.5 trillion in total. While the new projects are distributed across sectors and locations, the report confirms that the Gulf dominates - with 87% of the total project volume. Saudi Arabia represents by far the largest MENA market - with projects to a value of $784bn or 31.3% of the entire pipeline. Bahrain, where a major infrastructure overhaul is in progress, has the highest amount of investment relative to GDP, at 180%, the report finds, followed closely by the UAE. Meanwhile, three Maghreb countries, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, have the lowest ratio of project values to GDP, at below 20%.

HOTELS AND TOURISM According to an April 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the MENA hotel development pipeline

similar to the Eiffel Tower in Paris once the country’s Capital Cairo project is completed. The $45bn Capital Cairo project led by the Egyptian Ministry of Housing is to be developed by Capital City Partners, a private fund of global investors, and is expected to take between five and seven years to complete. It will be a mammoth development project spread over 700km2.

comprises 581 hotels totalling 137,799 rooms. This data

The new capital, planned to be the size of Singapore,

includes projects in the construction, final planning and

will house government buildings, diplomatic missions

planning stages, but not those at an unconfirmed stage.

and residential units in the area between Cairo, Suez

Among individual markets, the UAE reported the most

City and Ain Sokhna, Egypt’s housing minister Mostafa

rooms under construction with 16,762 rooms. Other

Madbouli said.

countries with a significant number of rooms under construction include Saudi Arabia (16,336 rooms); Qatar (5,757 rooms); Egypt (2,966 rooms); Morocco (2,466 rooms); and Jordan (2,438 rooms).

When completed, Capital Cairo will be home to five million people, and will include an airport nearly 1.3 times the size of Heathrow, and 90km2 of solar power fields, as part of a sustainable strategy. With easy access to the Suez,

Real estate construction projects in various categories,

OMAN

such as master-planned urban developments, mixed and

Oman’s construction industry has started to see benefits

residential mega projects, account for over $1tn of the

from the diversification policies instigated under the

pipeline. Transportation infrastructure developments,

Vision 2020 plan. As part of this around 54 new hotels

ranging from railroads, subways and roads to ports,

are currently being developed, in addition to the 23

airports and public transportation, follow with a total

in 2014. This expansion signals a huge increase in

Other major new infrastructure projects in Egypt

value of $512bn.

capacity, broadening the scope for services across the

include the Suez Canal expansion, a massive $8.5bn

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the project will create 1.1 million housing units and will include a theme park seven times bigger than Disneyland. A total of 40,000 hotel rooms, retail area of 4.2 million m2 and 663 healthcare facilities (including 18 regional hospitals) are also included in the development plans.

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undertaking scheduled to be completed by August 2015. The project, which will widen the canal and allow for a two-way passage of ships, was funded domestically through the sale of investment certificates. In addition to the waterway’s expansion, the Suez Canal Zone will turn 67,000 sq. km of land abutting the canal into an industrial zone. Construction is soon to begin on a long-awaited plan to develop one million new homes, which adds to infrastructure projects already under way across the country, OBG reported. The first phase of the estimated $40bn project was scheduled to commence in February with 120,000 homes to be built by UAE-based Arabtec Holding. The first homes are to be delivered in 2017. According to media reports, stakeholders of the project have already sub-contracted different phases of work on the project. Egypt’s formal housing market has always faced the need to keep up with a growing demand where the population of 88 million has been growing by 2.5% a year. The million affordable homes will be built across 10 governorates on 13 plots of land which currently belong to the Egyptian armed forces. It is one of many

MOROCCO Morocco launched a year-long survey of urban and rural households in July 2014 in order to address public housing needs as part of preparations for developing its housing policy. With strong urbanisation and a growing population, one challenge is to provide more affordable homes for residents in its major cities such as Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangiers. “Morocco continues to be a buyers’ market, and, on that basis, buyers are beginning to materialise thick and fast, especially under the 1.5m mark,” commented London estate agents Aylesford International. Of total real estate transactions in the country, apartments represent about 59% of total sales, houses 4.9%, villas 1.2% and urban land 27.2%. As this article has sought to highlight there are a huge number of ambitious projects taking place across the Arab world and many new projects emerging in coming years. This indicates that the MENA real estate market offers considerable opportunities for investors now and will continue to do so in the future.

where Gulf investors have a sizable stake.

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‘THE BEST FREE TRADE ZONE IN THE GCC 2014’

from London-based International Finance Magazine

‘THE BEST FREE ZONE MIDDLE EAST 2014’

from London-based Global Banking and Finance Review

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MENA FREE ZONES Free zones have emerged as a crucial tool to help boost

when one of the most famous free zones of all time was

pointed out, “ While 70% of today’s members are SMEs

economic development. They are noted for providing

set up at Shenzen. Today there are several hundred free

representing every sector ranging from Just Falafel - the

attractive incentives and unique opportunities to

zones around the world, and the MENA region has its

biggest falafel franchise in the world; to acdc - a LED

establish business in a tax free environment, with full

fair share of successes, from Dubai’s media and Internet

design and technology provider; to NSI Gulf - a fast

company ownership, exemptions from all the normal

cities that caught the early wave of the e-economy,

growing technology consultant firm and regional leader

commercial levies and the repatriation of capital and

through to Egypt’s Gulf of Suez all the way to the Tangier

in Salesforce implementation; through to Unisteel

profits. In an increasingly competitive global economy,

Free Zone in Morocco. Now even tiny Djibouti is held up

International - the global steel trader; the DMCC Free

free zones have become an important option for

as a significant developing free zone.

Zone is also home to multi-nationals such as American

governments all over the world as they seek to attract

DUBAI

Express, Diamdel (DeBeers), Glencore Xstrata, Harley

new businesses to their country. The MENA countries are no exception to this trend and new free zones have been emerging in the region’s diverse markets from as far afield as Dubai to Djibouti. Firms that choose to set up in one of the MENA free zones, find themselves operating within new, expanding markets where many people enjoy increasing disposable income – free zones provide an important bridge between businesses, customers and suppliers East and West. Historically, governments since the time of antiquity have provided traders and investors with special concessions offering respite from normal import-export tax regimes and customs regulations in return for a steady stream of much needed revenue to the public purse. Before the advent of the modern era, these zones were concentrated in the Mediterranean basin, at Delos in Greco-Roman times, and in Venice, Genoa and Marseilles during the Middle Ages. By the 19th century they had spread to Southeast Asia. It was not until the latter half of the 20th century, however, that what are now known as free zones made their mark as catalysts of economic development, most notably in China in 1979

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Some of the most well-established free zones are located in the Gulf. For example, the Dubai Multi Commodities

Davidson, Louis Dreyfus, LVMH, Nutricia Danone and Rio Tinto Alcan.”

Centre (DMCC) is the free zone authority for the JLT

HAMRIYAH FREE ZONE

Free Zone established in 2002. It now boasts over 85,000

One of the smaller emirates, Sharjah, plays a key role

people working and living within its jurisdiction. With an

as an industrial base within the UAE, capitalising on its

average of 200 companies choosing to join DMCC each

unique strategic location between three continents to

month and a 94% retention rate, DMCC has become the

serve a growing market of 1.5 billion people. Sharjah

UAE’s largest and fastest growing free zone with over

is the only one of the seven Emirates with ports on the

8,700 individual member companies.

Arabian Gulf’s west and east coasts with direct access

In 2014, DMCC was named as the Free Zone of the

to the Indian Ocean. Its well-developed infrastructure

Year for SMEs in the MENA region by the respected fDi

is geared to industry to serve Gulf, regional and

Magazine, part of the Financial Times. The attention

international markets.

given to SMEs by the free zone reflects the important role

Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone provides competitive

that SMEs play as a key driving force behind the growth of the economies of the UAE and the wider region. In making the award, fDi magazine stated that “The UAE sets the standard for free zones worldwide, so excelling in the world’s most competitive country for free zones takes dedication, excellence and a strategic vision as well an eye for detail and strong customer service.” Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC,

advantages and covers an area of approximately twenty two million square meters of prime industrial and commercial land and a 14m deep water port. It is divided into seven sub zones which comprises an Oil & Gas Zone; Petrochemicals Zone; Steel City; Construction World; Timber Land; Maritime City and Perfume Land complimented by E-office packages. HFZ’s innovative approach has successfully attracted hundreds of SMEs

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Dubai Airport Freezone Authority: Gateway to Business Excellence & Investment-Driven Development Health Authority, Dubai Police, and the Roads and Transport Authority. TYPES OF COMPANIES & LICENSES DAFZA offers two options for companies setting up operations at its premises: The Freezone Establishment (FZE) and the Branch Office.

BACKGROUND Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) was established in 1996 as part of the Dubai Government’s strategic plan to transform the emirate into an investment-driven economy. Its corporate mandate is to add value to the UAE economy by attracting regional and international investments through customercentric integrated business solutions. The freezone is strategically located in the heart of Dubai, within the boundaries of the Dubai International Airport. It covers 169,000 sqm of office space (13 office buildings) and 90,396 sqm of warehouse space (256 warehouses). DAFZA hosts more than 1,600 companies engaged in over 20 major industries ranging from IT, aviation and logistics to pharmaceuticals, engineering, and food and beverages – all supported by more than 14,000 employees. BENEFITS & INCENTIVES Among the benefits and incentives investors and entrepreneurs can avail of in the freezone are a strategic location in Dubai, the Middle East’s commercial hub;100 per cent tax exemption, 100 per cent foreign ownership, zero currency restrictions, and a very businessfriendly regulatory environment. DAFZA also offers a comprehensive range of ancillary services and facilities ranging from licensing and registration and employee sponsorship to banking and business support, among others. Moreover, DAFZA maintains Strategic Partnerships with a number of government and private entities to ensure the smooth flow of its operations and the provision of world-class services and facilities to its hosted companies. The freezone collaborates closely with Dubai Customs, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Emirates Post, Dubai

The Freezone Establishment (FZE) should have at least one shareholder and a maximum of 50 (an individual or a company). A minimum share capital of AED 1,000 (USD 272.25) is required, with each share equivalent to the said amount. The Branch Office of an existing company, on the other hand, refers to a foreign firm that sets up a branch of its existing company in the freezone. No share capital is required. DAFZA awards two types of licenses to its hosted companies: Trading and Service. The holders of Trading Licenses are authorized to import, export, distribute and store items specified on their license, while Service License holders can carry out services specified on their license. OFFICES, WAREHOUSES & ADDITIONAL AREAS Companies operating at the freezone can choose from two office solutions: the Executive Suites or the Business Desk. DAFZA offers Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Executive Suites Office Packages. Each package comes with a fully-furnished and operational office that is comprehensive and cost-effective. The office area ranges from 47 to 62 sqm, with inclusive monthly rents ranging from AED 11,200 (USD 3,049.15) up to AED 14,500 (USD 3,947.62). The Business Desk office package, on the other hand, is a cost-effective office setup solution that provides customers with a comfortable atmosphere to conduct business, providing adequate amenities and business support. The monthly rents of the package start from AED 4,000 (USD 1,088.98) .It will be priced at AED 45,000 (USD 12,251.23) per annum for clients that opt to make a one-time annual payment. Clients can also avail of DAFZA’s 256 warehouses. These thermally insulated spaces have offices on the ground and mezzanine floors. The minimum leased area is 340 sqm. DAFZA Square, a multi-purpose complex with

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contemporary architecture, is currently being built at the freezone and will be completed by Q2 2015. Conceptualized as a one-stopshop for all business needs, the two-structure Square will house state-of-the-art offices with best-in-class facilities; a food court with an allocated space of approximately 3,000 sqm across two floors; and a retail area for fine dining, international fast food brands, cafes, a health club, and an auditorium, among others. Additional Light Industrial Units (LIUs) are also being constructed just 5 kilometres away in close proximity to DAFZA. The (LIUs) will offer a premier distribution platform within the heart of the city upon their completion by July 2016. RECOGNITIONS DAFZA is the recipient of numerous regional and international awards and recognitions including the prestigious Dubai Quality Award (2013, 2014) and the titles of Global Free Zone of the Future (2012,2013); Top Middle East Free Zone of the Future (2013,2014) from Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) magazine; the Hamdan Bin Mohammed for Smart Government Award for ‘Best Service Center for 2014’; and the Hall of Fame 2014 Award from the Palladium Group. The freezone is renowned for its exceptional commitment to quality, safety and environmental responsibility as well. It has received a number of ISO certificates for Quality, Environment, Health & Safety, Information Security Management, and Complaints Handling. FUTURE PLANS In its constant pursuit of excellence, DAFZA plans on creating more value opportunities for its partners by expanding space, enhancing services, and improving the customer experience.

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from all over the globe. There is ample room for expansion

free zone in 2004 with JAFZA as its managing partner.

in the MENA, especially in the UAE. Trade has been

with opportunities for more companies to set up.

The country has one of the highest economic growth

revolutionised, allowing companies to explore new

rates in Africa – about 7% is forecast for this year –

markets in a convenient, secure and competitive

and has already drawn big investor interest. “We see

environment. The nature of FDI is transformed when

Located on the African side of the straits of Gibraltar,

Djibouti as a logistics and commercial hub for the whole

tax barriers are removed and incentives become an

just 14km from mainland Europe, the Moroccan port of

of East Africa. We already have the biggest port on the

attraction that is hard to resist. “Free zones have many

Tangier, is now successfully using the free zone concept

eastern coast, but the eastern side of the continent is

merits and have boosted investment in many MENA

to strengthen its reputation as a business hub for North

underserved. There are more ports on the western side

countries. More zones are in the pipeline and still more

Africa. As the OECD observes, “The Tangier Free Zone

for a smaller population,” the minister explained.

will emerge in the years ahead. However, bringing

TANGIER FREE ZONE

(TFZ) reflects the emerging trend of moving away from classical export-processing zone development towards zones with a multi-sectoral development approach.” The zone became operational in 2000. Located inland near the airport, it covers some 345 hectares and houses some 400 companies. In the first 10 years of its existence, the industrial users of the free zone invested some 500m in their facilities. Many thousands of jobs have been created and the economic activities in the zone are now adding significantly to Morocco’s exports.

The strategy is contained in the ambitious Djibouti 2035 plan, which is based in four pillars: good governance, private sector-led diversification, human development in terms of health and education, and leading regional

investments work to the benefit of the wider economy,” the OECD has concluded.

consideration include new port facilities, airports and free zones.

OMAN Sohar Free Zone in Oman is mainly tailored towards attracting larger corporate tenants, with occupancies

particularly in the auto-components industry. Major

ranging in size between 10 and 50 hectares. The zone

clients such as Yazaki, Sumitomo and Delphi now supply

is now home to a number of tenants operating on a

the automobile industry, and new demand is likely to

multinational basis, including Vale from Brazil and Jindal

rise, under the stimulus of investments by Renault.

from India, as well as a range of companies working with and servicing multinational corporations such as Middle

FURTHER INFORMATION DMCC www.dmcc.ae HFZ www.hfza.ae

East Tubular Services for Sumitomo in Japan, and Suhail

Djibouti is emerging as one of the most important

Bahwan for the automotive industry. The zone is seeking

gateways for trade to the African continent, offering

to improve its attractiveness to larger occupancies by

excellent port facilities for import, export and trans-

continuously working to upgrade its infrastructure,

shipment, and onward connections by road, rail, and air.

whether it is road, rail or sea connectivity, or utilities

Ilyas Dawaleh, the country’s minister of economy and

such as communications, water and power.

finance, is hoping to emulate the success of Dubai in

journey. The ultimate goal must be to make those

economic integration. New projects under way or under

TFZ is also a lever for boosting technological skills,

DJIBOUTI

in investment is only one, albeit vital, step in a long

developing this strategically positioned country on the

CONCLUSION

Horn of Africa. Djibouti sought to enhance its attractions

In no other region of the world has the development

as a destination for foreign investment by setting up a

of free zones been as swift or as comprehensive as

Tanger Free Zone www.tangerfreezone.com/en Sohar Port and Free Zone www.soharportandfreezone.com Djibouti Free Zone www.djiboutifz.com/en

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Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

NATURAL RESOURCES: Oil, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead and zinc

CAPITAL: Algiers

EXPORTS: Petroleum, natural gas, and petroleum products

LAND AREA: 2,381,741 km

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POPULATION: 39.9 million (2014) LANGUAGE: Arabic, Berber and French CURRENCY: Algerian Dinar (DZD) GDP: $215.7 billion (2013 est.) GDP GROWTH: 3.1% (2013)

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EXPORTS PARTNERS: Italy, US, Spain, France, Netherlands, Canada, UK and Brazil IMPORTS: Capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods IMPORTS PARTNERS: France, China, Italy, Spain and Germany

lgeria, or the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is located in North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia. It is the largest country in Africa and the largest Arab country in terms of land mass.

The country’s economy is expected to achieve growth of

Algeria is using its oil revenues as investment to

been approved for projects involving irrigation and the

4% in 2014 according to forecasts. “Economic activity

“develop a productive and diversified economy”, an

construction of new 12 new dams, water desalination

has picked up in 2014, with real GDP growth projected

official statement said. Expansion of non-oil businesses

plants and sewage networks, according to Arabic daily

to reach four per cent following 2.8% growth in 2013.

are expected to boost growth, the central bank governor

Al Fajr. Previous infrastructure investment plans have

The hydrocarbon sector is expected to expand for the

Mohammed Laksaci has told Reuters, 9 December

included projects such as a 1,200km motorway, water

first time in eight years, while non-hydrocarbon growth

2014. “We hope, expect above 4% growth next year. Our

desalination plants and thousands of state-subsidised

remains supportive—particularly the construction and

potential is really above 5%, but over 4% is realistic,” he

housing units.

services sectors,” the IMF commented. “Inflation has

stated. “Non-oil growth is good.”

Algeria, a major gas supplier to Europe, depends on

Laksaci added that the “private sector is borrowing

oil and gas for about 97% of its export earnings and

a lot including the SMEs (small and medium-sized

spends over $50bn per year on goods imports including

enterprises). This is the second consecutive year of

food and pharmaceutical products. Previously, a $200bn

credit growth.” Total bank credit is projected to expand

investment plan for the period 2005-2009 included

20% this year compared to 19% in 2013 and 15% in

a 1,200km motorway, water desalination plants and

2012, Laksaci said, predicting “good growth” for bank

thousands of state-subsidised housing units.

decelerated sharply to below two per cent, thanks in part to tighter monetary policy, but bears watching closely given the potential for new inflationary pressures to emerge,” said Zeine Zeidane mission chief at the IMF. The European Union maintained its position as Algeria’s main trade partner in 2014, but on an individual country basis, China remains its largest supplier for the second consecutive year, according to Customs figures, APS 15 February 2015. In 2014, the total trade of Algeria – both exports and imports - hit $121.28 billion, including $70.72bn with EU members, or 57.72% of total trade, the National Centre of Data Processing and Statistics of Customs (CNIS) told APS. “The bulk of Algeria’s foreign trade remains polarised on the traditional partners,” said the same source, noting that the EU countries are main partners, representing 50.56% of the Algerian imports and 64.36% of the Algerian exports. Algeria’s imports from the EU member countries reached $29.49bn in 2014, up 2.68% in comparison with 2013, while exports of Algeria to the region had amounted to $40.52bn, down 1.83%. Top suppliers also included France, with $6.34bn (10.89% of Algerian imports), Italy with $4.98bn (8.54%), Spain with $4.98bn (8.54%) and

profits in 2014. Laksaci said the country’s large foreign reserves which are estimated to be close to $200bn would cushion the effect of falling global oil prices. In response to falling oil prices, Algeria is taking measures to accelerate its efforts at diversification, particularly in labour-intensive sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing, OBG reported. It is pushing for economic reforms and a greater role for the private sector to help increase employment prospects, according to the National Office of Statistics (Office

OIL AND GAS Algeria has 20 trillion cubic meters of recoverable shale gas reserves, according to US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The country is the leading natural gas producer in Africa and holds the world’s tenthlargest amount of proved natural gas reserves and the third-largest technically recoverable shale gas resources, according to EIA. The country produced 78.6 bcm of natural gas in 2013.

National de la Statistique).

Algeria’s third largest gas field Salah is jointly operated

INVESTMENT PLAN

production capacity is 9 billion cubic meters (bcm) per

Algeria has announced a new five-year investment plan for the period 2015-2019 worth $262bn which aims to boost domestic production and move the economy away from reliance on oil and gas.

by Norway’s Statoil, BP and Sonatrach. The field’s year. Meanwhile, in Hassi Mouina, exploration carried out by Statoil led to the discovery of dry gas both in the Northern and Southern parts of the license area. These gas discoveries are being evaluated for possible development. Statoil and Shell also won a new license

Germany with $3.77bn (6.47%). Meanwhile, trade with

As part of the development plan, Algeria plans to invest

to explore for oil in the Illizi-Ghadames Basin onshore.

the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) increased by almost 8%

$17.8bn (1.5 trillion dinars) in water projects. “The plan

It was the first tender since Algeria revised in 2013 its

up from $3.67bn in 2013 to $3.96bn in 2014. In 2014, total

focuses on large projects to boost water resources and

hydrocarbons law to promote exploration and production

Algerian total exports reached $62.95bn against $58.33bn

bolster the country’s water supply,” commented Hussein

of unconventional oil and gas, including shale gas. The

imports, representing a trade surplus of nearly $4.6bn.

Naseeb, Minister of Water Resources. A budget has

license awarded on 30 September 2014 covers an area of

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2,730km2 in the south eastern part of the country.

of Algeria for business and encouraging leading

will produce the new Renault Symbol model. “A second

international brands to set up in the country, the minister

phase with an increase to 75,000 vehicles per year is

stated.

under consideration and will include closer integration of

Messaoud and Biskra. Algeria plans to double its

A dozen sectors have been identified for their

suppliers, as well as body and paint shops,” Renault said

petrol and diesel output when the new refineries start

potential, namely the car and mechanical industry,

in a statement following the plant’s inauguration. Algeria

production in 2018, the head of refining department at

pharmaceuticals, chemical and petrochemicals, water

is Renault’s tenth-largest market, where it is the biggest

state energy firm Sonatrach said. “We are currently

treatment and the environment, the food industry,

carmaker with a 25% share. Some 425,000 vehicles were

producing 9 million tonnes of diesel and 4 million tonnes

railways, textiles and construction. The minister stressed

sold in the country in 2013, making it the continent’s

of petrol per year,” the Sonatrach official, Zoubida

that the objective set by the Algeria is to achieve 7%

second-largest automotive market after South Africa.

Benmoufouk, said on state radio. “The three refineries

economic growth by 2019.

will produce 9 million tonnes of diesel and 4 million

Meanwhile, Qatar and Algeria are constructing a $1.2bn

tonnes of petrol,” Reuters 16 February 2015.

joint steel and iron plant in the industrial Bellara zone

The country is seeking to promote tourism as part of the

New Industrial Development

in the eastern Algerian Mediterranean port of Jijel.

efforts to diversify the economy and reduce dependency on energy revenues. The southern desert region has for

The Minister of Industry and Mining, Abdesselam

Production will start on schedule in 2017 with an initial production of two million tonnes of steel and iron

many years been one of most attractive destinations

per year, it was reported. “Informed sources said the

for both domestic and foreign tourists, providing a

execution of the project will begin in January 2015 and

lucrative source of revenue and employment for the local

the plant will start production on schedule in 2017,”

economy. Ahaggar natural reserve, Djanet, Timimoun

“modernise, harmonise and integrate the industrial

‘Sharq’ Arabic language daily said. The project follows a

and Ghardaia are some of the most popular destinations

fabric and raise it to international standards of

memorandum of understanding signed in Doha in 2013

in southern Algeria, attracting thousands of tourists each

excellence and competitiveness,” as APS quoted, 28

between Qatar Steel and Algeria’s national steel and iron

year from all over the world.

September 2014.

company Industrial Park Cedar.

The new approach focuses on the promotion of the

Renault opened its first car plant in Algeria in November

digital economy, the setting up of flexible and modern

2014 at a cost of 50m to boost its presence in the

The number of water purification plants, essential for

means of financing and the encouragement of excellence

market. The French group set an initial production target

the protection of the environment, water resources and

and innovation. The challenge consists of facilitating the

of 25,000 vehicles a year that could triple by 2019 for

dams, will be doubled to reach 200 by 2015, the director

creation of new companies, improving the attractiveness

the factory in Oued Tlelat, in the Oran region, which

general of the National Purification Office, Karim Hasni,

New refineries are under construction in Tiaret, west of Algiers, and in the southern provinces of Hassi

Bouchouareb, outlined a new strategy for industrial development before the World Economic Forum meeting in Istanbul. He explained that Algeria intended to

TOURISM

WATER

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Useful Contacts British Embassy 3 Chemin Capitaine Hocine Slimane (ex Chemin des Glycines) Hydra Algiers Email: trade.algeria@fco.gov.uk Tel enquiries: + 213 (0) 770 085 000 Website: www.gov.uk/government/world/ organisations/british-embassy-algiers People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria 1-3 Riding House Street W1W 7DR Tel: 020 7221 7800 Fax: 020 7221 0448 Email: info@algerianembassy.org.uk Website: www.algerianembassy.org.uk

said, APS, 4 September 2014. “The office employs

and the commercialisation phase during the first quarter

10,000 workers in the running of 102 operational water

of 2015. OBG reported that the growth in fertiliser

purification plants, while forty other plants are under

exports was the main reason behind a 31.7% rise year-

construction and will be put into operation in 2015,” he

on-year in revenue from non-hydrocarbon exports to

stated. According to the official, the National Purification

$2.05bn, although these still represented less than 5%

Office runs 350 pumping stations as well as 39,000 km

of total exports.

of purification system with the aim of recovering a total of 44,000km by extending its activity to new provinces.

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Concerning reuse of treated water, the official stressed

A reform of the financial system, aiming at increasing

the importance of treatment facilities in agricultural provinces.

FERTILISER PRODUCTION

sources of the financing of economic activity, will be launched by the end of 2014, Minister of Finance September 2014. On the sidelines of the 38th meeting of the Governors of Arab Central Banks in Algiers, Djellab

due to start early 2015. Exports of ammonia alone

unveiled new measures which aim to establish better

doubled year-on-year to reach $421.7m between January

governance in the management of banks. The reforms

and September 2014. The highest growth rate, however,

would expand representation on the Boards of Directors,

came from other mineral fertiliser products, primarily

currently only represented by bankers. “We’ll move

urea. Mineral fertiliser exports jumped more than tenfold

toward a broader representation in boards (banks) and

to $235.3m in the same period thanks to the addition of

break with a representation of employees,” he said.

firm involved in both upstream and downstream activity, has teamed up with Oman’s Suhail Bahwan Holding Group (SBGH) to create a third operator, Al Djazaïria Al Omania Lil Asmida (AOA). The new AOA plant is based in Arzew − a major centre

Algerian Embassy www.algerianembassy.org.uk

Mohamed Djellab announced in Algiers, APS, 14

part to two new major sites already online and a third

grow in 2015 now that Sonatrach, the state-owned energy

National Agency of Investment Development (ANDI) Route Nationale N°5 Cinq Maisons Mohammadia, Algiers Tel: 213 (0) 21 52 20 14/15 Fax: 213 (0) 21 52 20 17 Email: direction@andi.dz Website: www.andi.dz/index.php/en

professionalism in the banks and diversifying the

Fertiliser production is increasing in Algeria, thanks in

a second production plant, Sorfert. The sector is set to

Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Palais Consulaire, 6 bd Amilcar Cabral Place des Martyrs, BP 100 16003 Alger Email: infos@caci.dz Tel: +213 21 96 42 32 Fax: +213 21 96 42 32 Website: www.caci.dz

The IMF has welcomed Algeria’s continuous efforts to strengthen the stability of the financial sector, including steps to ensure risk-based supervision and capital requirements under Basel II and III. The IMF has emphasised the need to improve access to finance for small- and medium-sized enterprises.

for the petrochemical industry – with the plant built at a cost of $2.6bn. Sonatrach expects to launch production

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ALGERIA LISTINGS AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD & DRINK Asmidal 23,Rue Amara Korba BP 326 Annaba 23 000 Algérie Website: www.asmidal-dz.com Tel: +213 38 86 84 48 Agriculture

Cevital Ilot D, N° 6 ZHUN Garidi II Kouba 16005 Alger Tel: +213 (0) 23 56.38.02/ +213 (0) 23 56 38 86 Fax: +213 (0) 23 56 38 14 / +213 23 56 38 79 Email: contact@cevital.com Website: www.cevital.com Food processing and agri-industry

Numidis IIôt D N°06 Zhun Garidi II Kouba - Alger Tel: + 213 21 44 55 14 / 21 44 56 14 Fax: + 213 21 56 38 95 / 21 44 58 55 Website: www.numidis-dz.com/ Chain of supermarkets and hypermarkets

BANKING, FINANCE & LEGAL Al Salama Bank Algeria 233, Rue Ahmed Ouaked Dely Ibrahim, Alger 16320 Tel: (+213) (0)21 372 717 Fax: (+213) (0)21 910 425 Email: contact@alsalamalgeria.com Website: www.alsalamalgeria.com Financial services and investment

Arab Leasing Corporation 3, Rue Ahmed Ouaked Dely Ibrahim, Alger Tel: +213 (0)21 336 393 / 336 469 Fax: +213 (0)21 336 390 Email: contact@arableasing-dz.com Website: www.arableasing-dz.com Funding for construction, freight, medical and transport

Arcofina

Website: www.bancsabadell.com Market and local banking; guidance on multiple financial products, monitoring of operations

Website: www.cnepbanque.dz Savings, housing loans, services for companies and individual customers

Banque Al Baraka d’Algerie

Caisse Nationale de Mutualité Agricole

1, Villa Rocade Sud, Hai Bouteldja Houidef Ben Aknoun, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 916 450 to 455 Fax: (+213) (0)21 912 767 Email: dg@albaraka-bank.com Website: www.albaraka-bank.com Islamic banking products

24, Boulevard Victor Hugo Alger 16100 Tel: (+213) (0)21 743 328 Fax: (+213) (0)21 745 021/ 734 631 Website: www.cnma.dz Risk insurance for agricultural sector

CFAO Group

Banque d’Algerie

Lotissement Bensmaia 15 Chemin Cheikh Bachir El Ibrahim El Biar Tel: +213 21 79 06 82 Website: www.cfaogroup.com Diversified investments

Immeuble Joly 38, Rue Franklin Roosevelt Alger 16000 Tel: (+213) (0)21 230 023 / 206 / 439 Fax: (+213) (0)21 230 371 Email: ba@bank-of-algeria.dz Website: www.bank-of-algeria.dz Central Bank of Algeria

Citibank - Algeria 7 Avenue Larbi Alik Al Aurassi Sidra, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 547 820 Fax: (+213) (0)21 548 185 Website: www.citigroup.com Banking and general financial services

Banque de l’Agriculture et du Developpment Rural (BADR) Immeuble Rural 1, Rue Mustapha Bouhired Alger 16000 Tel: (+213) (0)21 634 922 Fax: (+213) (0)21 642 670 Email: contact@badr-bank.net Website: www.badr-bank.dz Development banking

El Djazair Istithmar

Banque de Developpement Local (BDL) 5, Rue Gaci Amar Staoueli, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 641 616 / 392 820 Fax: (+213) (0)21 393 757 Email: clientele@bdl.dz Website: www.bdl.dz Mortgages and other services

Fransabank El Djazair 45B, Lot Petit Province Boulevard Ben Youssef Ben Khadda Sidi Yehya, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 481 296 / 482 748 Fax: (+213) (0)21 606 606 / 481 243 Email: info@fransabank.dz Website: www.fransabank.com Consumer banking; SME services, corporate, investment and private banking

Banque Exterieure d’Algerie 48, Rue Freres Bouadou Bir Mourad Rais, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 637 170 / 638 584 Email: webmaster@bea.dz Website: www.bea.dz

Alger Business Centre Les Pins Maritimes El-Mohammedia Alger 16211 Tel: +213 (0)21 891 010 Fax: +213 (0)21 891 022 Email: contact@algermedina.com Website: www.arcofina.net Insurance services

Banque Nationale d’Algerie (BNA)

Bamic Bank

25, Rue des Pins Hydra, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 691 961 Website: www.bacb.co.uk Trade finance, lending, treasury and banking services

7, Rue Dubois Hydra, Alger Tel: + 213 21 69 45 43 Website: www.bamic-dz.com Finance

Tour El-Djaouhara Bt B El Hamma, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)23 511 492 Fax: (+213) (0)23 511 493 Email: dg@eldjazair-istithmar.dz Website: www.eldjazair-istithmar.dz Investment banking and fund management

8, Boulevard Ernesto Che Guevara Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 439 526 / 439 743 Fax: (+213) (0)21 439 494 Email: dg@bna.dz Website: www.bna.dz Banking services for companies and individuals

British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB)

Banco Sabadell

Caisse Nationale d’Épargne et de Prévoyance (CNEP)

Lotissement Piette 1, Rue nº10 Hydra, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 600 116

42, Rue Khalifa Boukhalifa DZ Alger 16000 Tel: (+213) (0)21 284 738 Fax: (+213) (0)21 284 735

Ghellal & Mekerba 7 Rue Doudou Mokhtar, Lot. 2 Ben Aknoun 16000 Alger Website: www.ghellal.com Tel: +213 21 91 42 30 Legal services

Gulf Bank Algeria (AGB) Villa 17, Rue Cheraga Dely Ibrahim, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 91 0031 / 6890 / 0308 Fax: (+213) (0)21 91 0237 / 0264 Email: agb@agb.dz Website: www.agb.dz Investment and banking services

Housing Bank for Trade and Finance 16, Rue Ahmed Ouaked Dely Ibrahim, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 918 785 / 918 888 Fax: (+213) (0)21 918 881 Website: www.housingbankdz.com Retail, commercial, investment and corporate banking services

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ALGERIA LISTINGS HSBC Algeria

ENAP Peintures

COSIDER PROMOTION

Alger Business Centre – Les Pins Maritimes El-Mohammadia, Alger 16212 Tel: (+213) (0)21 894 000 Fax: (+213) (0)21 894 004 Email: customer.algeria@hsbc.com Website: www.algeria.hsbc.com Banking and financial services

66 R.N n° 5 Lakhdaria Wilaya de Bouira 10200 Tel: +213 26 90 10 66 Website: www.enapdz.dz Retail

Chemin wilaya N°130 Saint Charle - Les Sources Bir Mourad Rais Alger Tel: +213 021 54 13 62 Fax: +213 021 56 19 07 Email: promotion@cosider-groupe.dz

Natixis Algerie

CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING & REAL ESTATE

62, Chemin Mohamed Drareny Hydra, Alger 16035 Tel: (+213) (0)21 549 015 / 549 020 Fax: (+213) (0)21 549 193 Email: nasr-eddine.bouharaoua@algerie.natixis.com Website: www.natixis.dz Investment banking, asset management and banking

Société de Garantie du Crédit Immobilier Cite 250 Logements Garidi I Kouba Hydra, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 68 83 84 Email: sgci@sgci.dz Website: www.sgci.dz Real estate credit

Sofinance Avenue Mohamed Belkacemi – Ravin de la Femme Sauvage Les Annassers, Alger Tel: (+213) (0)21 476 600 to 603 Fax: (+213) (0)21 476 630 Email: info@sofinance.dz Website: www.sofinance.dz Investment banking, asset management, investment firms and funds, general financial services

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS Baosem 125 Bois des Cars III Dely-Ibrahim Alger Tel: +213 (0) 21 33 60 92 Fax: +213 (0) 21 36 92 36 Website: www.baosem.com Source for tenders, advertising and information on upcoming projects in the energy and mining sector

BATICOMPOS BP 75 Béni Mançour Boudjellil Daira de tazmalt, wilaya de Béjaia 06026 Tel/Fax: +213 34 34 01 69 Website: www.baticompos.com.dz Manufacture of sandwich panels, false ceilings, veined metal sheets and shaped pieces

Clasvit Z.I. Oud Smar BP 59 16059 Alger Tel/Fax: + 213 21 51 62 94 Website: www.clasvit.com Schoolroom and office supplies

COSIDER GROUPE

Zone d’Activité, Lot 181 Dar El Beida Tel: +213 021 50 87 44 / 50 87 50 Fax: +213 021 50 87 66 Email: engineering@cosider-groupe.dz

Enterprise Metro D’Alger 170 B Rue Hassiba Ben Bouali Hamma, Alger Tel: +213 021 66 17 47/34 Website: http://www.metroalger-dz.com/ Infrastructure

COSIDER CANALISATIONS

Mediterranean Float Glass (MFG)

Route de la base aérienne - Chéraga Alger Tel: +213 023 36 04 64 Fax: +213 023 36 04 57 / 58 Email: canalisations@cosider-groupe.dz

29, Route de meftah – l’Arbâa – 09300 W Blida Tel: +213 21 448 644 Fax: +213 21 448 580 Email: commercial@mfg-dz.com Website: www.mfg-dz.com Producer of flat glass

COSIDER TRAVAUX PUBLICS Cité Clément-ville - Mohammadia Alger Tel: +213 021 82 63 69 / (021) 82 63 59 Fax: +213 021 82 62 61 Email: tp@cosider-groupe.dz

COSIDER CONSTRUCTION Zone industrielle BP20B Dar el beida Alger Tel: +213 021 50 76 70 Fax: +213 021 50 76 60 Email: construction@cosider-groupe.dz

COSIDER OUVRAGES D’ART

CLOTHING AND TEXTILES

Zone industrielle Zone c rouiba BP 67/B Alger Tel: +213 023 85 08 00 Fax: +213 023 85 08 01 Email: ouvrages.art@cosider-groupe.dz

Bijouxantri-Bouzar

COSIDER CARRIERES

02K Didouche Mourad Tel: + 213 21 63 72 69 Website: www.bijouxantri-bouzar.com/ Jewellery

Zone d’Activité de Dar El Beida BP 65F Dar El Beida Alger Tel: +213 023 83 31 75 / 83 31 80 / 83 31 79 Fax: +213 023 83 31 83 Email: carrieres@cosider-groupe.dz

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IMMOBIS

107, Rue des Aveugles Draria Alger Tel: +213 20 34 77 03 Website: www.batimatecexpo.com Mining

Résidence Châabani Bt 8B Entrée C1 Val d’Hydra Alger Website: www.enor.dz/ Mining

Zone industrielle de Rouiba voie c, lot n°3 BP 156 A Rouiba Alger Tel: +213 023 85 08 29/ 30 / 31 / 33/ 34 / 36 Fax: +213 023 85 08 26 / 023 85 08 35 Email: alrem@cosider-groupe.dz

Site SIDER -7, chemin du Paradou Hydra 16000 Alger Tel: +213 (023) 53 42 56/ +213 (023) 53 42 46 Fax: +213 023 53 42 57 Email: groupe@cosider-groupe.dz Website: www.cosider-groupe.dz/fr/cosider-groupe-contact

Batimatec

ENOR

COSIDER ALREM

Tel: + 213 (0)21 56 37 10/80 Fax: + 213 (0) 21 54 09 66 Website: www.cevital.com/en/immobis.html Immobis-SPA (Joint Stock Company) operates in real estate as project manager for construction projects in the industrial, housing and service sectors

Sierra Cevital Lotissement Mohamed Saidoun n°161 (au dessus du showroom Samsung) Hai El Badr - Kouba - Alger Tel: +213 (0) 21 29 78 03 Email: contact@sierracevital.com Website: www.sierracevital.com Joint venture established between the Cevital Group and Sonae Sierra that specialises in the development and management of shopping centres

ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL, IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS Dimension Data Algeria Business Centre 2nd Floor Pins Maritimes Mohamadia, Algiers Tel: +213 21 89 12 75 Website: www.dimensiondata.com ICT

Djezzy Rue Mouloud Feraoun

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Sonatrach

Ooredoo

Sonelgaz

66, Route de Ouled Fayet Chéréga Alger Tel: 05 50 000 333 Website: www.ooredoo.dz Telecommunications

02 Boulevard, Krim Beljacem Website: www.sonelgaz.dz/ Tel: +213 21723100 Energy - gas

SAMHA Home Appliance

Djenane El Malik Hydra Alger Website: www.sonatrach.com Tel: +213 21 54 80 11 Energy

SERVICE INDUSTRIES

Zone Industrielle Route de Batna BP 78 Sétif-19000 Tel: + 213 (0)36 62 51 41/ 036 62 52 21 Fax: + 213 (0) 36 62 51 77 Website: www.cevital.com/en/samha.html Representative of SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS for electrical household products; manufacturing household appliances and audio-visual devices

NLC Process and WaterServices Sarl

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS & MEDICAL

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Biopharm

ACTS (Associated Car & Truck Specialist)

12, rue Ali Boumendjel Alger Tel: +213 21713134 Website: www.biopharmdz.com Medical and pharmaceuticals

Amzira N°12 SI LAKHEDAR REGHAIA axe autouroute Boudouaou Reghaia Tel: +213 0770 250 282 / 0770 250 332 Website: www.actspecialist.com/ Marketing and maintenance of vehicles (commercial, industrial, public transportation and public works)

New Chlef Glassworks NOVER SpA BP 194, Zone Industrielle Oued-Sly Chlef Tel: +213 (0)27 71 05 63/+213 (0)27 71 07 06 Fax: +213 (0)27 71 05 66 Email: contact@nover-dz.com Website: www.nover-dz.com Manufacture glass bottles and pressed glass for the pharmaceuticals industry

LEISURE, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

Algiers, N°1 Coopérative RAHMA Dely Brahim 16302 Algiers Tel: + 213 21 33 50 56/57/58/59/78 Fax: + 213 2133 53 03 Website: www.nalco.com Global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services

Hyproc Shipping Company Zhun USTO BP 7200 Es-Seddikia Oran 31025 Tel: +213 41 42 62 62 Website: www.hyproc.dz Shipping and logistics

Numilog

1 Place Maurice, Audin Alger Algerie Tel: +213(0)21 63 36 46 Website: www.airalgerie.dz Airline

Illot D, N° 6 ZHUN Garidi II Kouba 16005 Alger Tel: +213 (0) 23 56.38.02/+213 (0) 23 56 38 86 Fax: +213 (0) 23 56 38 14/ +213 23 56 38 79 Email: numilog@cevital.com Website: www.cevital.com/en/numilog.html Key player in the logistic and supply chain

Groupe ABC Cuisine

Sahel Friorifique

Zone Industrielle BP 264 El-Kseur - Béjaia Website: www.groupe-abcuisine.com Tel: +213 034 25 26 02 Manufacturing

Micro Zone, d’activité n°28 S BP 72 B Staoueli Alger Website: www.sahelfrigo.com Tel: +213 23 20 91 31 Logistics

Air Algerie

OIL & GAS Gulf Keystone Petroleum 122 Lotissement Aissat Idir Chéraga Algiers Website: www.gulfkeystone.com Tel: +213 23 30 10 72 Oil

SGS Algeria Coopérative El BADR Villa n°4 Boulevard du 11 Décembre 1960 Alger, 16034 Tel: +213 (0) 21 79 20 20/79 11 00 Fax: +213 (0) 21 79 21 21 Website: www.sgs-algeria.com Certification, verification and export services

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Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: The Kingdom of Bahrain CAPITAL: Manama LAND AREA: 711.85km2 LANGUAGE: Arabic, English widely spoken especially in business POPULATION: 1,314,089 (2015)

MAIN IMPORTS: Crude oil, machinery and chemicals IMPORT PARTNERS: Saudi Arabia, US, China, Japan, India and France EXPORT PARTNERS: Saudi Arabia, India, UAE and South Korea

CURRENCY: Bahraini Dinar (BD) MAIN EXPORTS: Oil and petroleum products, aluminium and textiles

T

he Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago in the Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia. It occupies a strategic location through which much of the world’s petroleum must transit to reach the open ocean and international markets. The country’s natural resources are oil, associated and non-associated natural gas, fish and pearls.

Bahrain has achieved notable successes in its aim

GCC economies accelerated slightly in the second half

overhaul over the next five years in a bid to upgrade

to diversify its economy by creating highly developed

of 2013 and into 2014, driven by higher oil production

facilities and expand passenger capacity through an

communications and transport infrastructure making

and government spending, said the IMF in its World

airport modernisation programme. The work involves

the country home to numerous multinational firms with

Economic Outlook half-yearly report, October 2014.

a “comprehensive” redevelopment of the airport to

business interests around the Gulf. Bahrain implemented

Average growth for oil exporters was projected to edge up

boost passenger and cargo capacity at a cost estimated

a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US in August 2006,

from 2.2% in 2013 to 2.5% in 2014 and 3.9% in 2015.

at around $2 billion. The upgrade will boost capacity to

the first FTA between the US and a Gulf state. Despite

At the start of 2015, HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa

13.5m passengers a year and increase in cargo traffic.

bin Salman Al Khalifa outlined a roadmap for 2015-

Bahrain is also investing in other areas, including

2018 which envisages improved living standards and

housing and related infrastructure, which represent

upgrading educational, health, housing and social care

one of the Kingdom’s priorities, and is included in the

services. The plan also focuses on regulating the labour

$7.5 billion which was provided as part of the GCC

market and modernising infrastructure, as part of efforts

Development Fund. Bahrain aims to create 40,000 new

to boost economic growth and promote sustainable

housing units in a quick and efficient manner, along with

these efforts the economy continues to depend heavily on oil. In 2012, petroleum production and refining accounted for 77% of Bahrain’s export receipts, 87% of government revenues, and 19% of GDP. Other major economic activities include the production of aluminium, which is the second biggest export after oil, financial services and construction. Bahrain is also renowned as a worldwide centre for Islamic banking and continues to seek new natural gas supplies as feedstock to support its expanding petrochemicals and established aluminium industries.

management of resources. Bahrain plans to invest $22 billion in infrastructure over the next four years, Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and Acting Chief Executive of the Bahrain

Bahrain enjoys an investor-friendly environment for

Economic Development Board (EDB), said. New projects

major global businesses and welcomes new projects that

covering various sectors will help boost the national

add value to its national economy. Bahrain is committed

economy, provide opportunities for Bahrain’s citizens

to sparing no efforts in providing all the necessary

and strengthen competitiveness, he said.

facilities to raise productivity and assist Bahrainbased corporations in their expansion efforts in foreign markets. Such a goal was a top priority of the country’s Economic Vision 2030.

endorsed by the two countries in September 2014. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz endorsed the project to construct a second causeway during a meeting in Jeddah with HM King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa. The new terrestrial link is expected to consolidate economic, social and cultural relations and cooperation between the GCC countries.

Beach, investment projects in Durrat Al Bahrain, expansion of the Aluminum Bahrain (ALBA) smelter, and

the past year is expected to be supportive of growth in

Petroleum Company (Bapco).

which have cushioned the effects of lower oil prices.

to be called “King Hamad Causeway” was officially

modernisation project, the development of Al Jazair

the modernisation project being carried out by Bahrain

non-oil growth drivers and massive infrastructure plans

A new causeway connecting Bahrain with Saudi Arabia

Projects include the Bahrain International Airport

The strong performance of the GCC economies over Bahrain. GCC strength has been above all due to robust

investment in education facilities to support this growth.

Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have been connected by the 25km King Fahd Causeway since November 1986. There are also plans to build a causeway with between Bahrain and neighbouring Qatar. Negotiations on “Love Bridge”

“These are important investments that promise

began in 2009 but were suspended for a while only to be

opportunities to international investors as well as

resumed again in late 2013.

strengthening connectivity with the region. The

Besides oil and gas and aluminium, the other main

infrastructure projects are part of a wider effort by the

INDUSTRIAL ZONES

industrial sectors in Bahrain are petrochemicals and

Kingdom, which aim at diversifying the economy, as well

plastics, engineering, food processing, pharmaceuticals,

as drawing quality investment, in order to support long

In 2010, HRH King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa inaugurated

handicrafts and SMEs.

term sustainable growth, create quality job opportunities,

Bahrain’s GDP is seen growing at 3.3% during 2014-15, according to an assessment by the IMF. Activity in the

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and increase the standards of living,” the minister noted. Bahrain International Airport is undergoing a major

the Salman Industrial City designed to attract foreign direct investment. Today the city includes three separate industrial areas and a logistics centre, and has succeeded in attracting dozens of new businesses

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into the country. Located near to Al Hidd, the industrial

There are several major investment projects being

management company in Bahrain and a member of the

city has three main parts consisting of the Bahrain

undertaken in the oil sector. Bahrain is preparing a $5bn

Health Committee at the Chamber of Commerce and

International Investment Park (BIIP), the Bahrain

upgrade and expansion of Bahrain Petroleum Co refinery

Industry.

Investment Wharf (BIW) and the Al Hidd Industrial Zone.

for which a basic engineering study could be expected by

BIIP, which stretches for a total of 242 ha, has attracted

the end of 2016, according to the Energy Ministry. A new

BANKING AND FINANCE

crude pipeline between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia could

Bahrain has come under pressure due to its relatively low

see work start in the second half of 2015.

levels of reserves and high break-even prices, with oil

much investor interest. The zone is unique in that its mandate explicitly focuses on exports and quality value-added projects. Launched in 2005, it offers tenants 50-year leases with competitive rates on electricity

needing to return to $117 per barrel for Bahrain’s budget to

HEALTH SECTOR

balance this year, according to a report issued by Moody’s

and water costs. As of December 2014, the BIIP was

The health sector in Bahrain needs and ready for

Investors Service in December 2014. Standard & Poor’s

home to 63 operational companies employing more than

immediate investments worth $100 million for

(S&P) maintained its basic ratings for the kingdom but

4,500 people, according to Ministry of Industry and

construction of specialised hospitals, centres of

issued a note of caution suggesting that the downturn in

Commerce. After 30 new projects were approved in 2013,

alternative medicine, pharmacies and spas as well as

prices could expose weaknesses in the structure of public

the number of companies with commitments in the park

expanding the existing ones, according to an industry

finances due to 65% of Bahrain’s revenues coming from

reached 111, totalling $2bn in investment, of which 80%

expert, reported Trade Arabia, December 2014. This

oil receipts. However despite lower oil prices, Bahrain’s

comes from foreign firms. Once it is fully developed, the

would be in addition to activities associated with the

economy maintained strong growth towards the end of

industrial site is expected to generate an additional 5,500

sector, such as medical insurance and medical tourism

2014, with annualised GDP expansion of 5.1% in the third

jobs. Major tenants at the BIIP include Mondel e z, JBF

companies and others working in the health care

quarter. The construction industry proved to be the main

India, Saudi Arabia’s Saleh & Abdulaziz Abahsain and

sector in general, stated Ahmed Hujairi, chairman of

driving force for non-oil growth, growing by 12.3%, while

Singapore’s MTQ Corporation.

Work Smart, a specialised events development and

the financial sector rose by 3.5%.

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The banking sector, a cornerstone of the economy, also remained strong in 2014, with assets and deposits rising steadily over the 12 months ending June. A report issued by ratings agency Fitch at the beginning of December 2014 described the outlook of the five Bahraini banks it assessed as stable.

INSURANCE CBB Governor Rasheed Al Maraj has pledged to further develop the kingdom’s vibrant insurance sector in a meeting with top insurance executives, chaired by Bahrain Insurance Association (BIA) chief Younis Jamal Al Sayed, reported the Gulf Daily News. Al Maraj

Bahrain Bourse, meanwhile, is to launch a new initiative

highlighted the importance of the bank’s support for

targeted at companies looking for growth finance known

the insurance market by marshalling industry players

as Bahrain Investment Market. The implementation of

to propose initiatives that will enhance insurance

Basel III capital rules is set to limit ability of banks to

services and strengthen the position of Bahrain as

fund long term projects which has created an opportunity

a regional financial hub. The CBB is responsible for

for capital markets to fill this funding gap. Many small

monitoring and supervising the sector and develops

and medium size enterprises are reluctant to go through

initiatives particularly in key areas of training and skills

the capital markets route because of the very high

development.

cost involved in initial public offerings (IPOs). Bahrain Bourse is offering a solution to SMEs to list themselves on the bourse without having to go through an IPO. The bourse believes that investors such as venture capital funds and private equity firms looking for investment opportunities will easily identify opportunities through a new platform. As part of efforts to diversify its services, the Bahrain Bourse plans to launch a range of Islamic investment products, including a novel equity-based murabaha financing tool and Islamic real estate investment trusts (REITs). In addition, the exchange also aims to host sukuk trading, which currently takes place over the counter. The bourse is also working on creating a Bahrain Islamic prices index, expected to be introduced next year. The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) is working on facilitating the introduction of new Shariah-compliant products through the creation of a Central Sharia Board to help oversee Islamic finance products in the Kingdom, the Bahrain Economic Development Board reported,

Useful Contacts British Embassy 21 Government Avenue Manama 306 PO Box 114 Manama UK Trade & Investment Email: UKTIBahrain@fco.gov.uk Tel Enquiries: +973 17 574 100 Bahrain Embassy in London 30 Belgrave Square London, SW1X 8QB Tel: +44 207 201 9170 Fax: +44 207 201 9183 Email: information@bahrainembassy.co.uk Website: www.bahrain.gov.bh Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry PO Box 248 Tel: +973 17 380000 Fax: +973 17 380123 Email: bcci@bcci.bh Website: www.bcci.bh Bahrain Economic Development Board Seef Tower PO Box 11299 Manama Tel: +973 17 58 99 99 Fax: +973 17 58 99 00 Website: www.bahrainedb.com

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BAHRAIN LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE AND AUTOMOBILES Al Haddad Commercial Centre Co Mercedes Benz Service Centre Salman Highway, Salmabad PO Box 242 Manama Tel: +973 17-785999 Fax: +973 17-785533 Email: sales@alhaddadmercedesbenz.com Website: www.alhaddad-commercial.com Marketing and distribution of cars, commercial vehicles, lubricants and spare parts

YK Almoayyed & Sons PO Box 143 Tel: +973 17 211 211 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: almoayyed@almoayyed.com.bh Website: www.almoayyed.com Automobile dealers

A A Bin Hindi Group Bin Hindi Building, Sheikh Salem Street, Khamis, Manama Tel: +973 1740 8000 Fax: +973 17-785533 Email: mailbox@binhindi.com Website: www.binhindi.com Trading in light and heavy vehicles and construction and industrial equipment

A J M Kooheji and Sons Sheikh Salman Street Al Sahla Area Manama Tel: +973 1740 3304 Fax: +973 17-785533 Email: ho@ajmkooheji.com Website: www.koohejigroup.com Trading tyres and furniture and electronics and manufactures marine automotive engines

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD & DRINK Al Jazira Group Al Jazira Group B S C PO Box 26087 Manama Tel: +973 17 72 07000 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@aljaziragroup.com.bh Website: www.aljaziragroup.net Supermarket outlet and wholesalers

Awal Dairy Company PO Box 601 Manama Tel: +973 17 598598 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: business@awaldairy.com Website: www.awaldairy.com Production and distribution of dairy products

Tel: +973 17 73 9444 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: enquiries@bmmi.com.bh Website: www.bmmigroup.com Wholesaler and distributor of food and drink products

Fax: + 973 17 56 0445 Email: info@addaxbank.com Website: www.addaxbank.com Investment banking, private equity, real estate, corporate advisory and private placement

General Trading and Food Processing Company

Ahli United Bank

Building 42, Road 117 Mina Salman Industrial Area PO Box 20202 Manama Tel: +973 17 72 9000 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@trafco.com.bh Website: www.trafco.com Wholesaler and distributor of food and drink products

Building 2495 Road 2832 Al Seef District 428, PO Box 2424 Manama Tel: + 973 17 58 5858 Fax: + 973 17 58 0569 Email: info@ahliunited.com Website: www.ahliunited.com Retail banking, corporate and treasury, private banking and wealth management

Hassan and Habib

Al Ahlia Bahrain

PO Box 302 Manama Tel: +973 17 72 7300 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@hhm-group.com Website: www.hhm-group.com Food suppliers

Al Zamel Towers B2 3rd Floor, PO Box 10106 Manama Tel: + 973 17 207070 Fax: + 973 17 250800 Email: info@ahliabh.com Website: www.ahliabh.com Brokerage trading facilities and related services in regional and international markets

Mohammed Ali Zainal Abdulla- MAZA Maza Building, Office Gate 60, Mutanabi Avenue, PO Box 593 Manama Tel: +973 17 22 6616 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: enquiry@maza.com Web: www.maza.com Wholesaler of food and drink products

Al Ahlia Insurance Company Bab Al Bahrain Area PO Box 5282 Manama Tel: + 973 17 22 5860 Fax: + 973 17 22 4870 Email: alahlia@alahlia.com Website: www.alahlia.com All classes of insurance

BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL ABC Islamic Bank Arab Banking Corporation Tower Diplomatic Area PO Box 2808 Manama Tel: + 973 17 54 3471 / 54 3000 Fax: + 973 17 53 6379 / 53 3163 Email: webmaster@arabbanking.com Website: www.arabbanking.com Wholesale Islamic banking including corporate, financial institutions and individual services

A A Bin Hindi Group Real Estate & Investment Division Bin Hindi Building Sheikh Salman Street Khamis Area, PO Box 632 Manama Tel: + 973 17 408000 Fax: + 973 17 400761 Email: mailbox@binhindi.com Website: www.binhindi.com Purchase, sale and investment in shares, mutual bonds, treasuries in local markets as well as purchasing and renting of properties

Bahrain Maritime and Mercantile International

Addax Bank

Building 812 Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Subah Highway PO Box 828 Manama

1st Floor, Buliding 1006 Road 2813, Block 428 PO Box 11159 Manama Tel: + 973 17 56 0444

Al Baraka Banking Group PO Box 1882 Manama Tel: +973 17 541 122 Fax: +973 17 536 533 Email: baraka@batelco.com.bh Website: www.albaraka.bh Leading international Islamic banking group

Arab Banking Corporation ABC Tower Diplomatic Area, PO Box 5698 Manama Tel: 00 973 17 543 000 Fax: 00 973 17 533 163 Email:webmaster@arabbanking.com Website: www.arabbanking.com International universal bank headquartered in Manama offering commercial banking services, treasury products, investment banking, securities trading, underwriting and placement, protofolio management, advisory services, mergers and acquisitions and Islamic banking

Arab Financial Services Company (AFS) Tarfa Bin Al Abed Street Al Hourah, PO Box 2152 Manama Tel: 00 973 17 290 333 Fax: 00 973 17 291 323 Email: marketing@afs.com.bh Website: www.afs.com.bh Consumer finance services, card processing and project management

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BAHRAIN LISTINGS Arab Insurance Group (ARIG)

Bahrain Financial Exchange

Arig House Building 131 Road 1702 Diplomatic Area 317 PO Box 26992 Manama Tel: 00 973 17 544 444 Fax: 00 973 17 531 155 Email: info@arig.com.bh Website: www.arig.com.bh Insurance products and services; risk management, life and medical

West Tower King Faisal Highway Bahrain Financial Harbour PO Box 1936 Manama Tel: 00 973 16 511 511 Fax: 00 973 16 511 599 Email: info@bfx.bh Website: www.bfx.bh International financial exchange accessible to trade cash, derivatives, structured products and Shariah-compliant financial instruments

ARCAPITA Bank

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB)

Arcapita Building Bahrain Bay Area PO Box 1357 Manama Tel: 00 973 17 218 333 Fax: 00 973 17 217 555 Website: www.arcapita.com Global Shari’ah-compliant alternative investments firm: Private equity, real estate, infrastructure and venture capital

Building 722 Road 1708 Block 37 Diplomatic Area PO Box 5240 Manama Tel: 00 973 17 515 151 Fax: 00 973 17 535 808 Email: contactcentre@bisb.com Website: www.bisb.com Sharia’a compliant financial solutions, corporate and retail

Awal Bank Entrance 3, Level 1 The Manama Centre Government Avenue Manama PO Box 1735 Manama Tel: 00 973 17 203 333 Fax: 00 973 17 203 355 Email: info@awal-bank.com Website: www.awal-bank.com Equity, corporate banking and treasury

AXA Insurance (Gulf) 2nd Floor Kanoo Building Abu Obeidah Avenue, PO Box 45 Manama Tel: 00 973 17 210 778 Fax: 00 973 17 223 857 Email: Info.ro@axa-gulf.com Website: www.axa.com Business and individual insurance services

Bahrain Bourse Bahrain Financial Harbour Harbour Mall (4th Floor) PO Box 3203 Manama Tel: 00 973 17261260 Fax: 00 973 17256362 Email: info@bahrainbourse.com.bh Website: www.bahrainbourse.com.bh Securities markets

Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) Diplomatic Area Opposite Commercial Registration Office PO Box 20501 Manama Tel: 00 973 17 511 111 Fax: 00 973 17 530 116 Email: info@bdb-bh.com Website: www.bdb-bh.com Loans for projects finance, capital and equipment to developing industries, Islamic products, business advisory, training programmes, business valuation

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Bahrain Middle East Bank (BMB Investment) BMB Centre Building 135 Road 1702 Block 317 Diplomatic Area PO Box 797 Manama Tel: 00 973 17 532345 Fax: 00 973 17 530987 Email: requests@bmb.com.bh Website: www.bmb.com.bh Investment banking, asset management and funds distribution as well as proprietary trading and investment

BankMuscat International (BMI Bank) Bahrain World Trade Center PO Box 350 Manama Tel: + 973 17 508 080 Fax: + 973 17 226 641 Email: inquiry@bmibank.com.bh Website: www.bmibank.com.bh Retail banking, corporate banking, global trade services, Islamic financial services, private banking treasury, financial institutions group and structures finance, international operations, conventional and Islamic commercial banking services

BNP Paribas Bahrain West Tower King Faisal Highway Bahrain Financial Harbour Area PO Box 5253 Manama Tel: + 973 1786 6607 Fax: + 973 1786 6601 Email: souad.hindawi@bnpparibas.com Website: www.bnpparibas.bh Private banking, asset management and investment banking

Capinnova Investment Bank West Tower 38th Floor Bahrain Financial Harbour PO Box 5507

Manama Tel: + 973 17 101 010 Fax: + 973 17 100 131 / 100 141 Email: contactus@capinnoavebank.com Website: www.capinnovabank.com Shari’a compliant investment products; asset management, capital markets, corporate finance and private equity

Central Bank of Bahrain Building 96, Block 317 King Faisal Highway, Road 1702 Diplomatic Area King Faisal Highway PO Box 27 Manama Tel: + 973 17 547 777 Fax: + 973 17 530 399 Email: info@cbb.gov.bh Website: www.cbb.gov.bh Regulator of Bahrain’s financial sector, covering the full range of banking, insurance, investment business and capital markets

Citibank – Bahrain Citibank House Building 1133, Road 2819 Area 428 Al Seef District Manama Tel: + 973 17 588 588 Fax: + 973 17 214 448 Website: www.citibank.com/bahrain Consumer banking, personal accounts, investment and insurance

Crescent Global Insurance Services WLL Crescent Global House 373 Block 336 Road 3610, Adliya PO Box 1719 Manama Tel: + 973 17 713 838 Fax: + 973 17 717 166 Email: info@crescentglobal.com Website: www.crescentglobal.com General insurance, reinsurance and risk consulting services

EY Bahrain 14thFloor Bahrain Commercial Complex PO Box 140 Manama Tel: + 973 17 535 455 Fax: + 973 17 535 405 Email: manama@bh.ey.com Website: www.ey.com Tax, auditing, advisory, managing capital and transactions

Fakhro Insurance Services Abdulla Yousif Fakhro Group Building 277 Government Avenue Naim Area PO Box 39 Manama 303 Tel: + 973 17 240 600 Fax: + 973 17 275 679 Email: insure@fakhro.com Website: www.fakhro.com Health, life, property, marine, personal, travel and accident insurance

Global Banking Corporation GBCORP Tower, 21st Floor Building 1411

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BAHRAIN LISTINGS Road 4626 Bahrain Financial Harbour PO Box 1486 Manama Tel: + 973 17 200 200 Fax: + 973 17 200 300 Email: info@gbcorponline.com Website: www.gbcorponline.com Private equity, real estate & infrastructure, energy advisory services, asset and wealth management, corporate finance

Diplomatic Area 317 PO Box 5340 Manama Tel: +973 17 532 000 Fax: +973 17 530 816 Email: info@investcorp.com Website: www.investcorp.com Corporate investment, technology investment, real estate investment, asset management, investment placement and corporate support

Golden Cascade Consulting WLL

Ithmaar Bank

Avenue 50 Business Centre, P.O.Box 38765 Building 38, Third Floor Suite 216, Road 50, Block 426 Jidhafs - BAHRAIN Tel: +973 34 426 055 Email: sarfraz@goldencascade.com Website: www.goldencascade.com Corporate finance advisory, specialising in mergers and acquisitions) ABCC

Seef Towers, Building 2080 Road 2825 Seef District PO Box 2820 Manama Tel: 00 973 17 584 000 / 585 000 Fax: 00 973 17 584 017 / 585 151 Email: info@ithmaarbank.com Website: www.ithmaarbank.com Personal, business and investment banking

Gulf Finance House

JP Morgan Chase Bank

East Tower Bahrain Financial Harbour PO Box 10006 Manama Tel: + 973 17 53 8538 Fax: + 973 17 54 0006 Email: info@gfhouse.com Website: www.gfh.com Islamic investment bank

World Trade Centre, West Tower Government Avenue Manama Tel: 00 973 17 134 888 Fax: 00 973 17 134 889 Email: info@jpmorganchase.com Website: www.jpmorganchase.com Investment banking and asset management

Gulf Union Insurance and Reinsurance Co Gulf Union Insurance Building Building 331, Road 5616 Shaikh Salman Highway Manama 356 PO Box 10949 Tel: + 973 17 255 292 Fax: + 973 17 255 090 Email: info@gulfunion.com.bh Website: www.gulfunion.com.bh Non-life insurance services and reinsurance services

HSBC Bank Middle East Bahrain Building 2505 Road 2832 Seef Area PO Box 57 Manama 428 Tel: + 973 17 569 999 Fax: + 973 17 569 429 Website: www.bahrain.hsbc.com Personal and business banking, asset management and investment

International Investment Bank (IIB) Al Moayyed Tower, 37th Floor Al Seef District PO Box 11616 Manama Tel: +973 17 565 000 Fax: +973 17 565 050 Email: info@iib-bahrain.com Website: www.iib-bahrain.com Investment banking and asset management

Investcorp Bank Investcorp House 499 Street Number 1706

National Bank of Bahrain 120 Government Road, PO Box 106 Manama Tel: + 973 17 228 800 Fax: + 973 17 228 998 / 211 307 Email:nbb@nbbonline.com Website: www.nbbonline.com Commercial and retail banking, capital markets, treasury and investment services

Nomura Investment Banking (Middle East) BSC BMB Centre Diplomatic Area, PO Box 26893 Manama Tel: +973 17 530 531 Fax: +973 17 530 365 Website: www.nomura.com Investment banking, retail, wholesale, asset management and global research

Oasis Capital Bank

KPMG Fakhro 12th Floor, Fakhro Tower, PO Box 710 Manama Tel: + 973 17 224 807 Fax: + 973 17 227 443 Email: kpmgbh@kpmg.com Website: www.kpmg.com.bh General financial services, audit, tax, and advisory services

Legal and General Gulf Bahrain Regional Office Ahli United Bank Building Road 2832 Al Seef District PO Box 5832 Manama 428 Tel: + 973 17 589 800 Email: customer.service@landgulf.com Website: www.lggulf.com Life assurance, pensions, investments and general insurance plans

Medgulf Allianz Takaful BSC Al Raya Building 1025 Road 3621 Seef District 436, PO Box 31397 Manama Tel: + 973 17 568 222 Fax: +973 17 582 114 Email: info@allianz.com.bh Website: www.medgulfallianz.com.bh Insurance, reinsurance and risk management

West Tower, 20th Floor, Street 4626 Bahrain Financial Harbour Area PO Box 991 Manama Tel: +973 17 506 666 Fax: +973 17 506 799 Email: info@oasiscapitalbank.com Website: www.oasiscapitalbank.com Investment banking, asset management, private banking, property and infrastructure investment, private equity, treasury and financial institutions

PricewaterhouseCoopers Bahrain BMB Centre Building Diplomatic Area, PO Box 21144 Manama Tel: +973 17 118 800 Fax: +973 17 540 556 Email: pwc.bahrain@bh.pwc.com Website: www.pwc.com Assurance, audit, consultancy services and corporate finance services

Saudi Arabian Insurance Company Block 436, Building 852 Road 3618 Al Seef Area, PO Box 60139 Manama Tel: +973 17 562 500 Fax: +973 17 582 802 Email: saicome@saicoins.com Website: www.saicoins.com Insurance and reinsurance services

Saudi National Insurance Company (SNIC)

Merrill Lynch International – Bahrain Global Wealth Management Bahrain Middle East Bank Building PO Box 10399 Diplomatic Area Manama

Tel: + 973 17 530 260 Fax: + 973 17 530 245 / 530 345 Website: www.ml.com Full range of banking, investing, asset management, financial and risk management products and services

Flat 3204, Floor 32 Building 2504 Road 2832, Block 428, PO Box 31516 Manama Tel: +973 17 563 377 Fax: +973 17 564 243 Email: snic.bh@snic.com.bh Website: www.snic.com.bh Insurance products for corporates and individuals

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BAHRAIN LISTINGS SICO Investment Bank BMB Building Diplomatic Area PO Box 1331 Manama Tel: +973 17 515 000 / 516 060 Fax: +973 17 514 000 / 531 777 Email: info@sicobahrain.com Website: www.sicobahrain.com Securities and investment banking, asset management, brokers and traders

Standard Chartered Bank Bahrain Building 180 Government Street 383 Manama 315 Tel: +973 17 223 636 Fax: +973 17 225 001 Email: eservice.bahrain@standardchartered.com Website: www.standardchartered.com/bh/ SME, corporate and Islamic banking

Tadhamon Capital BSC GBCORP Tower Bahrain Financial Harbour PO Box 75511 Manama Tel: +973 17 103 444 Fax: +973 17 104 840 Email: contact@tadhamoncapital.com Website: www.tadhamoncapital.com Real estate, alternative investments, treasury and capital markets

TAIB Bank TAIB Tower Building Rd 1702 Diplomatic Area PO Box 20485 Manama Tel: +973 17 549 378 / 549 494 Fax: +973 17 533 174 Email: taib@taib.com Website: www.taib.com Private banking, asset management, private equity, real estate, financial and securities advisory and brokerage services

Takaful International Building 680 Road 2811 Seef District 428 PO Box 3230 Manama Tel: +973 17 565 656 Fax: +973 17 582 688 Email: takaful@takafulweb.com Website: www.takaful.bh Personal and corporate insurance

UBS Bahrain Bahrain World Trade Centre West Tower 1B 28th Floor PO Box 5560 Manama Tel: +973 17 517 777 Fax: +973 17 535 032 Website: www.ubs.com/bahrain Financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients; local branch of Swiss firm

United Gulf Bank (UGB) United Gulf Bank Tower

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Government Avenue Diplomatic Area PO Box 5964 Manama Tel: +973 17 533 233 Fax: +973 17 533 137 Email: info@ugbbah.com Website: www.ugbbh.com Asset and fund management, investment banking, private equity and corporate finance

United Gulf Investment Corporation BSC 32nd Floor, Al Moayyed Tower 3202 Street Seef District PO Box 10177 Manama Tel: +973 17 581 654 Fax: +973 17 581 644 Email: info@ugiccorp.com Website: www.ugiccorp.com Equity investment

CHEMICAL, MINING, METALS Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) Aluminium Bahrain Building King Hamad Highway PO Box 570 Manama Tel: +973 17 830 000 Fax: +973 17 785 533 Email: alba@alba.com.bh Website: www.albasmelter.com Manufacturing and distribution of aluminium products

Bahrain Aluminium Extrusion Company (Balexco) BALEXCO Building, Road 105 PO Box 1053 Manama Tel: +973 17 73 0073 Fax: +973 17 785 533 Email: blxsales@balexco.com.bh Website: www.balexco.com.bh Aluminium extrusion providing home and industry solutions

National Chemical Industries Corporation BCS (NACIC) PO Box 10249 Manama Tel: +973 17735757 Fax: +973 17-785533 Email: nacic1@batelco.com.bh Website: www.nacicbahrain.com Manufacturing sodium sulphate and white crystalline powder

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE A M Yateem Brothers Yateem Brothers Building Tijara Avenue PO Box 60 Manama Tel: +973 1722 5450 Fax: +973 17-785533 Email: yre1@batelco.com.bh Website: www.yateemcentre.com Real estate, sale of computers, gasoline and lubricants and supply of air conditioning equipment

AH Aldarazi & Sons Co WLL PO Box 697 Manama Tel: +973 17 564664 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@alderazi.com Website: www.alderazi.com Construction of housing and multi-storey buildings

Al Alawi Factories Building Number 2569 Al Istiqlal Highway Nuwaidrat Area PO Box 704 Manama Tel: +973 17 700 008 Fax: +973 17 785 533 Email: alalawib@batelco.com.bh Website: www.al-alawi.com Manufacturing of brakes; distribution of concrete and construction materials

Hasan Mansouri Group Building 302 Street 4306 Mina Salman Industrial Area PO Box 5185 Manama Tel: +973 17 728144 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: office@hasanmansouri.com Website: www.hasanmansouri.com Manufacture and distribution of prefabricated steel buildings, coatings, timber frames and pipe racks

Keller Grundbau PO Box 5452 Manama Tel: +973 17 226905 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: keller@batelco.com.bh Website: www.kellergrundbau.com Ground engineering including vibrocompaction, piling, drilling and grouting

AAJ Holdings National Bank of Bahrain Tower, 23rd Floor PO Box 10488 Manama Tel: +973 17 22 1522 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: ccd@aajholdings.com Website: www.aajholdings.com Real estate services from design to construction

Abdali Essa Al Nooh and Sons Co WLL Sheikh Hamad Avenue PO Box 320 Manama Tel: +973 17 25 3994 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@al-nooh.net Website: www.al-nooh.com Building supplies and services

Ahmed Mansoor Al A’ali Company Building 146 Ground Floor Sheikh Salman Highway, Al Salhiya Manama Tel: +973 17 25 0521 Fax: +973 17 785533

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BAHRAIN LISTINGS Email: ama@alaali.com Website: www.alaali.com Manufacturers building materials and supply of construction equipment

Airmech PO Box 20137 Manama Tel: +973 17 76 8200 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: airmech.bahrain@airmech.net Website: www.airmech.net Construction and manufacturing services

Al Areen Holding Company Khaleej Al Bahrain Street, Oum Jeder PO Box 18108 Manama Tel: +973 17 83 8666 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@alareenresort.com Website: www.alareenresort.com Real estate investment and developers

Almatrook Group 8th Floor, Almatrook Building Diplomatic Area PO Box 10181 Manama Tel: +973 17 53 3400 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@almatrook.biz Website: www.almatrook.bh Property management and development, trading, contracting and shipping

Almoayyed Contracting Group Almoayyed Contracting Group Building, Sheikh Salman Highway PO Box 32232, Tashan Tel: +973 17 40 4949 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: contracting@almoayyedcg.com Website: www.almoayyedcg.com Civil construction and maintenance contractors

Apex Real Estate Development Company

Tel: +973 17 25 3529 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: online@fakhroo.com Website: www.fakhroo.com Construction material distributors

Block 428 Manama Tel: +973 17 56 1222 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@edamah.com Website: www.edamah.com Property management and leasing Services

Mohammed Jalal & Sons WLL

BFG International PO Box 26197 Manama Tel: +973 17 72 7063 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: ideas@bfginternational.com Web: www.bfginternational.com Engineering and construction, architecture and interiors

Ramsis Engineering

Boyan International 31st Floor, Al Moayyed Tower, Seef District, PO Box 75221 Manama Tel: +973 17 56 6577 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@boyani.com Website: www.boyani.com Property services from real estate management to sales and marketing

Block 428, Building 2102 Road 2825 Seef District, PO Box 20084 Manama Tel: +973 17 58 2888 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: mailbox@seefproperties.com Website: www.seefproperties.com Real estate development and leasing

Seef Residence, Al Seef PO Box 20143 Manama Tel: +973 17 58 7575 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@dadabhai.com Website: www.dadabhai.com Construction services

IRIS WLL

Ali Bin Ebrahim Abdul Aal Holding Company

PO Box 10427 Manama Tel: +973 17 74 1858 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@iriswll.com Website: www.iriswll.com Real estate consulting and brokerage services

Abdul Aal Group Holdings Building Sheikh Salman Highway Bilad Al Kadeem, PO Box 76 Manama Tel: +973 17-404455 Fax: +973 17-785533 Email: info@abdul-aal.com Website: www.abdul-aal.com Holding company responsible for the activities of Ali Bin Ebrahim Abdul Aal Group

Landmark Bahrain

Bahrain Precast Concrete

Ma Maison Interiors

PO Box 20095, Manama Tel: +973 17 87 5600 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: bpc@bpc.bh Website: www.bpcgroup.biz Manufacturer of precast concrete products

Gate No 5, Al Aali Complex PO Box 5229 Manama - BAHRAIN Tel: +973 17 587787 / 703121 Fax: +973 17 580877/ 7030 Email: nassarts@batelco.com.bh; nassarts@gmail.com Website: www.nassthegroup.com.bh Construction and Engineering ABCC

Addax Tower The Seef District 4th Floor Building No. 1006, Road 2813

Palace 155, Palace Avenue Road 339 PO Box 20139 Manama Tel: +973 17 56 4600 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@landmarkbahrain.com Website: www.landmarkbahrain.com Real estate services

DESIGN, ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURE Alkomed Engineering Services Company

Mohammed Fakhroo and Brothers PO Box 439 Manama

Building 1305 Block 951 Avenue 5136, PO Box 28967 Riffa Tel: +973 17 83 0606 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: admin@ramsis.com.bh Website: www.ramsis.com Manufacturing, construction and engineering products

Seef Properties

Dadabhai Group

8th Floor Zamil Tower PO Box 75894 Manama Tel: +973 17 58 7795 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@apexbahrain.com Website: www.apexbahrain.com Project consultancy services from cost advise to construction monitoring

Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah)

PO Box 113 Manama - BAHRAIN Tel: +973 1753 3311 Fax: +973 1753 2335 Email: jmjalal@batelco.com.bh Website: www.jalal.com General trading and contractors ABCC

Building 432, Block 522, 2210 Barbar Street PO Box 5813 Tel: +973 17 69 8500 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: alkomed@batelco.com.bh Website: www.alkomed.net Electrical and mechanical engineering services

Bahrain Pipes PO Box 530 Manama Tel: +973 17 786 607 Fax: +973 17 786 616 Email: info@bahrainpipes.com Website: www.bahrainpipes.com Plastic pipe systems for a wide range of applications for hot and cold water, energy, gas, conduit, sewerage and other industrial applications; part of the Haji Hassan Group

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BAHRAIN LISTINGS ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL, IT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS Abdulla Yousif Fakhro Group Al Hokouma St, PO Box 39 Manama Tel: +973 17 27 5000 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: ayfc@fakhro.com Website: www.fakhro.com Distribution of automotive and industrial products and provides IT and data networking solutions

Aeradio Technical Services (ATS) Building 1605, Road 5141 Askar 951, PO Box 26803 Manama Tel: +973 17 706400 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: aeradio@batelco.com.bh Website: www.aeradio.com Marine electrical and IT products and services

Al Zayani Commercial Services WLL (AZCS) (Head Office & Showroom) Al A’amera Building Road No 3629, Block 336 Adliya Area, PO Box 21303 Manama Tel: +973 17 297676 Fax: +973 17 294800 Email: it@azcsbh.com Website: http://azcsbh.com State-of-the-art technologies

Almoayed Group WLL PO Box 933 Manama Tel: +973 17 82 8828 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@almoayedgroup.com Website: www.almoayedgroup.com IT and telecommunications solutions provider

Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX) Bahrain Financial Harbour (Main Office) 35th Floor, East Tower Office 3501/3502/3503 & 3504 Building 1398, Road 4626, Block 346 King Faisal Highway Manama , PO Box 18448 Tel: +973 17 568 888 Fax: +973 17 568 889 Email: e.secretary@bix.bh Website: www.bix.bh Internet service providers

Email: info@2connectbahrain.com Website: www.2connectbahrain.com Telecommunications service provider

HEALTH, PHARMACEUTICALS AND MEDICAL

MANUFACTURERS, SUPPLIERS AND RETAIL

Yousuf Mahmood Husain Co WLL

Al Rashid Group

Building Number 56 304 Tijjar Road, PO Box 23 Manama Tel: +973 17 225547 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@ymh.com.bh Website: www.ymh.com.bh Import and distribution of pharmaceuticals and toiletries; installation and maintenance of medical and hospital equipment

Al Saffar Building, 3rd Floor Street 3621, Seef District, PO Box 1088 Manama Tel: +973 17 564005 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: customer.service@arg.com.bh Website: www.arg.com.bh Ownership and operation of retail outlets and malls

LEISURE, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) Manama Tel: +973 1745 0000/1649 Fax: +973 1745 1111 Email: info@bic.com.bh Website: www.bahraingp.com International premier motorsport facility

Crowne Plaza Manama Diplomatic Area 317, PO Box 5831 Tel: +973 17 531122 Fax: +973 17 530154 Email: cp@cp-bahrain.com Website: http://www.crowneplaza.com Hotel business services

Gulf Hotels Group Tower Building, 3801 Street, Adliya, PO Box 580 Manama Tel: +973 17 746444 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: info@gulfhotelsgroup.com Website: www.gulfhotelsgroup.com Ownership and operation of hotels, luxurious residences and exhibition centres

Juffair Grand Hotel Near Grand Mosque Bldg 676 Road 4015, PO Box 15412 Manama 340 Tel: +973 17 827600 Fax: +973 17 827666 Email: reservation@thejuffairgrand.com Website: http://thejuffairgrand.com 4-star boutique and business hotel

Bahrain Telecommunications

Al Safir Hotel & Tower

Company (Batelco) Batelco Building, Hamala, PO Box 14 Manama Tel: +973 39611196 Fax: +973 17 919191 Email: biz@btc.com.bh Website: www.batelco.com Mobile network and internet services

Building 670, Road 2411, Block 324 PO Box 55222 Manama Tel: +973 17 827999 Fax: +973 17 785533 Email: aalsafirh@batelco.com.bh Website: www.alsafirhotel.com Hotel services

2Connect Middle East

Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa

12th Floor, NBB Tower, Government Ave Manama Tel: +973 1650 0110 Fax: +973 1650 0109

PO Box 11538 Manama Tel: +973 17 111 999 Fax: +973 17 111 998

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Email: info@rameegrandbahrain.com/reservation@ rameegrandbahrain.com Website: www.rameegrandbahrain.com Hotel, rooms, suites and fine dining

Bahrain Duty Free Complex Building 261, Bahrain International Airport, Al Shabab Avenue, Juffair, PO Box 1714 Manama Tel: +973 17 723100 Fax: +973 17 725511 Email: info@bdutyfree.com Website: www.bdutyfree.com Operation and management of duty-free shopping and related facilities within the Bahrain International Airport

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Alwardi Marine Services WLL PO Box 15376, Manama Tel: + 973 17 30626/17 731730 Fax: +973-17 731565 Email: wardibah@batelco.com.bh Website: www.alwardimarine.com Transport of cargo

SERVICES Bahrain British Business Forum PO Box 10051 Manama - BAHRAIN Tel: +973 1781 3488 Fax: +973 1781 3489 Email: bbbforum@batelco.com.bh Website: www.bbbforum.org Trade association promoting trade relations between UK and Bahrain ABCC

PRIME Instant Offices & Business Centre WLL PO Box 3214 Manama - BAHRAIN Tel: +973 17 570 400 Fax: +973 17 532 259 Email: contact@primeinstantoffices.com; munira@ primeinstantoffices.com Website: www.primeinstantoffices.com Law firm ABCC

Primedia International BSC PO Box 2738, Manama - BAHRAIN Tel: +973 1 749 0000 Fax: +973 1 749 0037 Email: mike.orlov@primediaintl.com Website: www.bahrainyp.com Media and publishing ABCC

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ALGERIA COUNTRY COMOROS PROFILE COUNTRY PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Union of the Comoros (or The Comoros)

EXPORTS: Vanilla, ylang-ylang (perfume essence), cloves, copra

GDP GROWTH: 3.5% (2015 estimate)

IMPORTS: Rice, foodstuffs, consumer goods, petroleum products, cement and transport equipment

POPULATION: 766,865 (July 2014 est) LANGUAGE: French, Arabic and Comorian, a blend of Arabic and Swahili AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS: Vanilla, cloves, ylangylang perfume essences, copra, coconuts, bananas KEY INDUSTRIES: Fishing, tourism, perfume distillation

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he Comoros is a small, low-income three island state in the Indian Ocean off Madagascar with limited natural resources and connectivity to the rest of the world. Its economic growth was 3.5% in 2013 but it is estimated to have eased to 3.3% in 2014, adversely affected by electricity disruptions and slower-than-expected implementation of the public investment programme. Inflation has remained subdued in the low single digits. The current account deficit is projected to narrow to 7.4% of GDP in 2014 from 11.3% in 2013, reflecting a contraction in imports that resulted from lower imports of investment goods and lower fuel import prices, as well as higher remittances.

Economic growth is expected to rise to 3.5% in 2015,

the economy which remains dominated by agriculture,

despite continuing headwinds from the electricity

forestry and fisheries, representing almost half of

sector and a tight fiscal situation, supported by faster

GDP, reports African Economic Outlook. The secondary

implementation of foreign-financed public investment

sector, including construction, has grown slightly since

and lower fuel prices. For the medium term, the IMF’s

2010, remaining above 12% of GDP. The services sector,

baseline assumption is that economic growth will

meanwhile, has declined since 2008 and now accounts

average around 4% per annum, provided that reforms

for less than 40% of GDP.

are implemented. For the medium term, the key challenges are to create fiscal space for infrastructure investment and social spending, accelerate inclusive growth and employment generation, and reduce poverty. The authorities

AFRICAN FREE TRADE ZONE While bilateral free trade agreements, as a means to further the market-opening and rule-making agenda, have been globally picking up steam, there have also been parallel efforts to usher in a plethora of regional trade agreements and economic unions. One such proposal is for an African Free Trade Zone.

As the world’s top producer of ylang-ylang essence, and its second-largest producer of vanilla, the Comoros is a leader in world perfume production to such an extent that it is often referred to as the “Perfumed Islands”.

Africa’s free trade zone is expected to be operational by the end of 2017. Merger talks between three regional blocs, namely the East African Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Central Africa, and Southern

With the country’s population growing at a rate of 2.1% a

African Development Community, could usher in a single

year, the level of economic growth needs to increase in real

trade area across the continent. This would embrace

to expand fiscal space and improve transparency.

per capita income in order to address poverty reduction

countries as far afield as Angola, Botswana, Burundi,

Weaknesses in the business environment, including

and youth unemployment. Poverty remains high, estimated

Comoros, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt,

inadequate infrastructure, especially in the energy

at 45.6% in 2012, well above the Millennium Development

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar,

sector, and difficulties in contract enforcement represent

Goal (MDG) target of 31.5% by 2015.

Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda,

important challenges.

For the medium term, the key challenges are to

Seychelles, Swaziland, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania,

“Real economic growth is estimated at 3.5% in 2013 and

create fiscal space for infrastructure investment

Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

is expected to be 3-3.5% in 2014. Inflation was 3.5% at

and social spending through greatly strengthened

In October 2014, they agreed to launch a tripartite FTA

end-2013 but had eased to 0.7% by August 2014. Both

revenue mobilisation, accelerate inclusive growth

as a way of contributing to economic growth of the

exports and imports grew strongly in volume terms in

and employment generation, while also strengthening

blocs and the entire continent. The tripartite FTA will

2013, the former from a very low base. While remittances

resilience against external shocks, including natural

encompass 26 member states from the three blocs with

also continued to increase, the current account deficit

disasters.

a combined population of 625 million people and a gross

Regarding the 2015 budget, the IMF emphasised the

domestic product of $1.2 trillion and will account for half

need to focus their efforts on strengthening revenue administration and public financial management

is estimated at above 10% in 2014 compared to 9.5% in 2013,” said Harry Trines, IMF Mission Chief for Comoros, in November 2014.

need to base spending plans on realistic expectations

of the membership of the African Union.

of resource availability. The results of increased efforts

The free trade area is expected to offer huge opportunities

Grants and programmes with the African Development

to strengthen revenue mobilisation are bound to take

Bank (AfDB), the World Bank and the European Union

for business and investment and will attract foreign

time. With the scope for financing constrained, current

direct investment into the tripartite region. The business

spending, particularly on wages and salaries, the largest

community is also expected to benefit from an improved

Nevertheless, the country’s economic impetus since

component of expenditure from domestic resources,

and harmonised trade regime in a 26-nation free trade

2011 has not led to any notable structural changes in

needs to be carefully controlled in the near term.

zone and enjoy the reduced cost of doing business.

have contributed towards a surplus.

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COMOROS COUNTRY PROFILE

Useful Contacts Comoros The nearest diplomatic representation for the country to the UK is in Paris Comoros Embassy 20, rue Marbeau 75116 Paris France Tel: (+33) 9 54 67 01 19 Fax: (+33) 9 59 67 01 19 Website: www.ambassade-comores.org UK There is no British diplomatic representation in Comoros but consular assistance is provided by the British High Commission in Mauritius.

TOURISM The Comoros Islands have great potential for tourism

establish a daily service to each island of the Union. It was agreed that there would be a five year exclusivity

because of its warm climate and landscape. The

rule for both itself and Comoros Telecom, All Africa

Dziancoundre Waterfall on Anjouan is a perfect stop

reported 5 December 2014. It was established as a

for a bit of relaxation and is widely considered to be

subsidiary of the Kuwaiti-funded Comoro Gulf Holding

one of the most beautiful and serene places on any

(CGH) which has other commercial interests in the

of the islands. Another natural attraction is Lac Sale,

islands including a Bank, a former hotel and a large

or the Salt Lake, which is reputed to be bottomless. Meanwhile, Dos du Dragon, or Dragon’s Back, is a series of rock formations near the Karthala Volcano on Grand Comore which are visually stunning and

area of seafront in Moroni that has been earmarked for development. The company however had no previous experience of running telecoms.

resemble the spikes of a dragon’s back.

In 2012 it was agreed that 51% of Comoros Telecom

Comorian carrier Inter Îles Air is to start jet operations

would be sold to a strategic investor, a further 15%

in March 2015 the several new African destinations. “We

would go to local investors and employees and the

plan to open several routes to Majunga, Dar-es-Salaam,

remaining 34% would stay in government hands.

Mauritius, Mombasa, and St. Pierre de la Réunion. To

A social plan was put in place that underwrote

meet this objective, we will lease a Boeing 737,” the airline’s managing director Ahmed Inzoudine told the Journal de Mayotte. “We want to be a major player in the

redeployment, retraining and retirement, all things that are important because Comoros Telecom is a

Comorian aviation market.” Founded in 2007, the airline

major employer. The international fibre assets of the

has up until now, primarily focussed on inter-island flights.

company - including the FLY/LION 3 connection to

TELECOMS

Mayotte and Madagascar - were to be transferred to a serious bidders came forward, including Telma, Telecom

yet to develop as successfully as its more competitive

Mauritius, Viettel and Portugal Telecom.

market and to privatise state-run monopoly Comoros Telecom have run into the sand. Liberalisation and privatisation in Comoros dates back to the early 2000s but proceeded hesitantly. In 2007 Twama

Chambre Nationale de Commerce d’Industrie et d’Agriculture des Comores BP 763 Moroni Comoros Email: uccia@comorestelecom.km Tel: +269 73 09 58 Comoros National Investment Promotion Agency (ANPI) Tel: (+269) 77 38 570 Email: contact@invest-comoros.com Website: www.invest-comoros.com

Comoros is only a small market but offers interest to investors because it is an unexplored market. As one observer told All Africa, “It has 35% mobile penetration where the GDP level would imply it should have 80%

Telecom was awarded a licence (without a competitive

penetration.” Greater liberalisation of the market and

bidding process) in exchange for commitments to four

anticipated issuing of additional licenses are expected to

leisure ports and the supply of three speedboats to

transform the services that are available

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FCO Travel Advice www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/comoros

JV and the buyer would get a shareholding in the JV. Five

Comoros is a tiny telecoms and Internet market but has neighbours in the Indian Ocean. Attempts to open the

British High Commission Port Louis 7th floor, Cascades Building Edith Cavell Street PO Box 1063 Port Louis Mauritius Email: bhc@intnet.mu Enquiries Tel: +230 2029400 Enquiries Fax: +230 2029408 Website: www.gov.uk/government/world/ organisations/british-high-commission-port-louis

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COMOROS LISTINGS Agence Comorienne de Presse (HZK-Presse)

Société Comorienne des Hydrocarbures (SCH)

BP 2216 Moroni Tel: +269 73 91 21 Mobile: +269 33 26 76 Email: hzk_presse2@yahoo.fr Website: comores-online.com/HZK-PRESSE/ Premiere news agency for Comoros

PO Box 28, Moroni Tel: +269 730 486 Fax: +269 731 883 Import and distribution of petroleum products

Banque Centrale des Comores Place de France, BP 405, Moroni Tel: 269 773 18 14 Fax: 269 773 03 49 Website: www.banque-comores.km Central bank

Vitogaz Comores Voidjou, PO Box 2562 98123 Moroni Tel: +269 773 44 88 Fax: +269 773 33 60 Wholesale trade in industrial gas, butane, propane

Banque de Développement des Comores (BDC) Place de France, BP 298, Moroni Tel: 269 773 08 18 Fax: 269 773 03 97 Banking

Banque pour l’Industrie et le Commerce Comores (BIC) Place de France, BP 175, Moroni Tel: 269 773 02 43 Fax: 269 773 12 29 Website: www.bnpparibas.com Banking

Comores Actualités Website: www.comores-actualites.com Information portal for Comoros

Comores-Infos Email: contact@comores.infos.net Website: www.comores-infos.net News about Comoros

Comorienne de l’Eau et de l’Electricité BP 1762, Moroni Tel: 269 773 31 30 Fax: 269 773 23 59 Production and distribution of electricity and water

Comores Telecom Société Nationale des Télécommunications SA Place de France, BP 7000, Moroni Tel: 269 774 43 00 Fax: 269 773 10 79 Website: www.comorestelecom.km Provision of telecommunications services

La Direction Nationale du Tourisme BP 97 Moroni Tel: 00 269 764 4254 Email: dgtourisme@comorestelecom.km Website: www.tourisme.gouv.km

Namuje Website: www.namuje.com Aromatic tea products made from Ylang-Ylang essential oil

Radio Comoros BP 250, Moroni Tel: 269 773 25 31 Fax: 269 773 03 03 Website: www.radiocomores.km/ Radio broadcasting

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ALGERIA COUNTRY PROFILE DJIBOUTI

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Djibouti TOTAL LAND: 23,200 sq km BORDER COUNTRIES: Eritrea 109km, Ethiopia 349km, Somalia 58km

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION GROWTH RATE: 8% (2013 est.) POPULATION: 810,179 (July 2014 est.) Currency: Djiboutian franc

INDUSTRIES: construction, agricultural processing AGRICULTURE - PRODUCTS: fruits, vegetables; goats, sheep, camels, animal hides

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jibouti is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Eritrea and Somalia, its borders the countries of Eritrea 125 km, Ethiopia 342 km, Somalia 61 km.

It enjoys a strategic geographical location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and trans-shipments between Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Djibouti has been identified as an important emerging trans-shipment hub in Africa, whose other hubs include Durban and Dar es Salaam. It is linked to Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa by rail. Almost 90% of Ethiopia’s exports and imports pass through Djibouti. The country has three ports: one for oil, a container terminal and a multi-purpose port. The free trade zone is a fourth element.

trade in oil and liquefied gas.

GROWTH

There has been an extensive growth of industries in

Djibouti’s economic growth in 2013 continued the

Djibouti since the late twentieth century with several

acceleration begun in 2012, driven by a huge investment

private companies from Europe and USA investing

programme and port activity. The rate of growth rose

more than 200 million dollars in Djibouti. The natural

from 4.5% to 5.5%. Its two traditional pillars remained

ECONOMY - OVERVIEW

such as solar and geothermal energy.

The country’s economy is based mainly on service activities connected with its strategic location and status as a free trade zone in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti’s economic wealth derives largely from the country’s proximity to the large Ethiopian market and on a large foreign expatriate community. Natural resources constitute a substantial amount of salt deposits and a few other natural resources such as perlite, gypsum, limestone, and energy deposits (geothermal and solar). Djibouti is highly dependent on international aid, with France as the largest donor, and a vast proportion of business activities and trade opportunities that are available with Djibouti are of a developmental nature. The government also receives significant subsidies from Arab oil producing countries for balance of payments support and development projects. Djibouti has few natural resources and little industry. GDP composed by sector of origin consists of: agriculture: 3%, industry: 17.3%, services: 79.7%. Djibouti is trying to transform itself into a regional trade, finance and telecommunications hub. The economy’s major focus is on maritime goods transport. Investment in new port facilities will strengthen this sector by taking advantage of specialised activity such as exporting salt, potash and livestock and

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resources that have contributed extensively in drawing the private sectors to invest in include energy resources

foreign direct investment (FDI) and port activity. FDI was a record $277 million, topping the figures between 2006 and 2008 during construction of the Doraleh container

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed

port, and accounted for 18.6% of GDP. This trend should

an MoU concerning the UAE’s grant to Djibouti, which

continue over the next few years, boosted by vast ongoing

is valued at Dh183.5 million, in implementation of the

investment, especially for infrastructure.

directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The signing was attended by Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, ADFD Director-General, and Osman Mousa Drar, Ambassador of Djibouti, WAM news agency reported, 18 February 2015. The grant will finance developmental projects to be identified and agreed upon in cooperation with the Djibouti, and will continue over the next five years, in the form of instalments, each worth Dh36.7 million a year. A high-level delegation of global and regional leaders paid an official visit to the Horn of Africa in late October 2014 headed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who described the region as possessing “huge untapped

The programme is a big turning point for Djibouti, whose leaders want to make the country a regional hub for trade, handling and financial services. Major investment is planned to strengthen the country’s comparative advantage in goods trading. The government has been trying in recent years to reduce the structural obstacles to adequate electricity and water supply that handicap growth of the private sector, and it raised funding in 2013 for several projects which aim to improve supplies. Djibouti’s government $6 billion programme includes building new ports, railways and roads, an aqueduct,

natural resources” and announced an $8bn development

a desalination plant and housing, and is funded

initiative for Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia,

mainly by Chinese investors and the international aid

South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. Apart from the UN,

community. Success depends on close monitoring of

the delegation involved the World Bank, European Union,

the government’s budget and the national debt. The

Islamic Development Bank, and African Development

country’s budget deficits in recent years have been

Bank. The initiative aims to boost economic growth,

around 2% of GDP despite projections of a balanced

reduce poverty and spur business activity across the

budget or even a surplus. Djibouti has a high risk of

region. A World Bank report stated that financing pledges

over-indebtedness and the infrastructure projects will

would serve to bolster regional development amid an

increase the government’s recurrent spending as well as

already dynamic and shifting economic landscape.

debt, through agreed guarantees.

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Useful Contacts British Consulate Djibouti PO Box 169, Rue de Djibouti, Djibouti alain.martinet-honcon@fconet.fco.gov.uk Tel: + 253 35 50 07 / 35 73 27 / 35 28 79 Fax: + 253 35 25 43 The French Consulate General is the representive of Djibouti in the UK Consulate of France in London, 21 Cromwell Road London, United Kingdom, SW7 2 EN Tel: +44-207-073-1200 Fax: +44-207-073-1201 UKTI Africa PSO Market, Team Co-ordinator Africa Desk Tel: +44 (0)20 7215 8032 Ministere des Affairs Etrangeres, Boite Postale 1.863 Djibouti-Cedex, Republique du Djibouti Tel: (253) 352471 Fax: (253) 355049

AGRICULTURE

FREE TRADE ZONE

Scant rainfall limits crop production to small quantities

In northeast Africa, Djibouti has become important as

of fruits and vegetables, and most food must be

a free trade zone. Djibouti Free Zone was created with

imported. Two-thirds of Djibouti’s inhabitants live in

one primary goal in mind - to bring about a sea-change

the capital city while the remainder are mostly nomadic

in the way Africa thinks and does business. No red tape,

herders.

ruthless efficiency and genuinely exhaustive services

As Djibouti is mostly barren, agricultural activities are less intense. The harsh climate, largely unskilled labor

- in essence, it offers the ideal conditions for trade and commerce to flourish.

force, and a limited number of natural resources further

As one of the single most important strategic port

aggravate the agriculture sector. The major part of the

and logistics operations to the COMESA countries

economy is dominated by the services sector, providing

and the US, Djibouti’s FTZ spurred the growth of

services as both a transit port for the region and as an

tremendous trade activities from Europe, Asia and the

international refuelling centre.

rest of Africa. It continues to leverage its locational and

SERVICE SECTOR Djibouti’s location on the Red Sea is the main economic asset of a country that is mostly barren. The capital, Djibouti city, handles Ethiopian imports and exports.

structural strengths in driving home economic growth of impressive volumes. Jafza, the zone managing partner and one of the world’s foremost authorities in the creation and development of free zones, has afforded the FTZ a strategic and financial advantage that very few free

Its transport facilities are used by several landlocked

zones can emulate.

African countries to fly in their goods for re-export. This

Djibouti Free Zone has become a flourishing area of

earns Djibouti much-needed transit taxes and harbour

economic activity, attracting corporations from across

fees. Imports, exports, and re-exports - primarily of

the globe. Djibouti FTZ investment, start up and work

coffee from Ethiopia - represent 70% of port activity at

policies, state-of-the-art logistics and communications

Djibouti’s container terminal.

infrastructure, a strategic location and exciting incentive

Djibouti’s President Guelleh in 2013 told international investors that the country’s development plan was to increase its prominence in financial and communication

Chamber of Commerce Chambre Internationale de Commerce et d’Industrie de Djibouti, BP 84, place Lagarde, Djibouti Tel: (253) 350826 / 351070 Fax: (253) 350096 / 350096 Email: cicid@intnet.dj Website: www.ccd.dj Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority (DPFZA) Djibouti Free Zone, PO Box 198, Djibouti Tel: 00 253 35 90 49 Fax: 00 253 35 90 39 Email: contact@dfz.dj Website: www.djiboutifz.com/en/about-us/ partners/dpfza.html National Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) Tel: 00 253 21 32 73 52 Email: contact@djiboutinvest.com Website: www.djiboutinvest.com

schemes for clients have made it one of the most attractive locations for large investors and business anywhere on the African continent.

sectors. Djibouti has been trying to capitalise on its strategic situation and wants to make its port the biggest trans-shipment hub for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) — a trade bloc grouping around 20 countries.

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DJIBOUTI LISTINGS FOOD & AGRICULTURE ABDOULBARI SAID MOKBEL Rue d’Athènes Tel: 82 45 59 Fruit juice

ABU-YASSER INTERNATIONAL BP 1999 Héron, Rue Abdoulkader Waberi Tel: 21 35 33 22 Livestock

IDEAL QUARANTINE COMPANY

Fax: 21 35 28 33 Hotel

Fax: 21 35 23 76 Car sales

HOTEL DJIBOUTI PALACE KEMPINSKI

Establissements Marill

BP 1960 Ilôt du Heron Tel: 21 32 55 55 Fax: 21 32 55 56 Website: www.kempinski.com/fr/djibouti/djibouti-palace/ welcome/ Hotel

8 Rue Marchand B P 57 Tel: +253 351150 Fax: +253 355623 Distributor of Toyota Automobiles

HOTEL IMPERIAL

BP 1032, Rue de Moscou Tel: 77 76 30 28/ 77 81 31 47 Fax: 21 34 53 00 Livestock

BP2056 Boul. Maréchal Lyautey – Plateau du Serpent Tel: 21 35 22 20 Fax: 21 35 40 72 Hotel

OKAR TRANSIT SERVICE

HOTEL RESIDENCE DE L’EUROPE

BP 3112 Avenue du Marechal Foch Tel: 21 35 10 19 / 21 35 30 75 Fax: 21 35 10 19/ 21 35 30 75 Livestock

BP 83 Place du 27 Juin Tel: 21 35 50 60 Fax: 21 35 61 08 Hotel

Design and Manufacturing

HOTEL SHERATON DJIBOUTI

ISOTHERMA BP 785 Zone Industrielle Sud Tel: 21 35 66 67 Fax: 21 35 87 07 Furniture and furnishing

BP 1924 Plateau du Serpent Tel: 21 32 87 00 Fax: 21 35 65 00 Website: www.sheraton.com Hotel

MEDIA HOME

RESTAURANT BLUE NILE

BP 3352 Zone Industrielle Sud Tel: 21 35 22 14 Fax: 21 35 06 21 Furniture and furnishing

BP 1838 Rue d’Ethiopie Tel: 21 35 63 92 / 77 82 62 77 Restaurant

Leisure & Tourism

BP: 3757 Tel: 21 35 70 02 Restaurant

DOLPHIN SERVICES Avenue de la République BP 4476 Tel/Fax: 21 35 03 13 Tourism services

FRANCOIS NAUTIC SARL BP 1218 Rond Point Port de Pêche Tel: 21 35 67 13 Fax: 21 35 02 74 Tourism services

HOTEL AFRICA Avenue 13 Tel: 21 34 11 44/ 77 86 04 70 Fax: 21 34 11 45 Hotel

HOTEL AUBERGE SABLE BLANC

RESTAURANT LA CHAUMIERE

RESTAURANT LE FIGARO BP 1869 Avenue Administrateur Bernard Tel: 21 35 38 41 Fax: 21 35 68 57 Restaurant

RESTAURANT LE SANTAL BP 691 Rue Brazzaville Tel: 21 35 37 91 Restaurant

SERVICES SECTOR BMMI Djibouti SARL

BP 1336 Zone Portuaire Sud Tel: 21 35 11 63 Hotel

PO Box 795 Tel: +253 320 605 Fax: +253 356 144 Email: enquiries@bmmi.com.bh Website: www.bmmigroup.com Retail, distribution, contract services and supply

HOTEL DE DJIBOUTI

DJIBOUTI CAR MARKETING AND TRADING

BP 6353 Avenue 13 Rond Point Einguella Tel: 21 35 64 15

BP 2459 Boulevard Cheick Osman Immeuble Belle-vue Tel: 21 35 23 75

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GROUP 4 SECURICOR BP 2478 Boulevard Marechal Foch Tel: 21 32 38 40/ 77 71 19 10 Fax: 21 34 17 01 Security

Inchape Shipping Services Maersk Shipping Agent Tel: +253 352012 Fax: +253 353294 Website: www.maerskline.com Shipping

Polyservices De Djibouti Rue De Geneve, B P 3493 Tel: +253 820447 Fax: +253 820447 Website: www.global.hyundai-motor.com Distributor of Hyundai Automobiles

TEMOCO BP 2645 Zone Industrielle Sud Tel: 21 35 10 65 Fax: 21 35 12 30 Car sales

TOOSAN TRANSLATION SERVICES BP 992 Rue Ras Makonnen Tel: 21 35 79 54 Fax: 21 35 79 55 Translations

MANUFACTURING CENTRE COMMERCIAL LIBAN BP 1794 Avenue 13 Tel: 21 35 73 96 Fax: 21 35 46 80 Construction materials

CENTRE DE MATERIAUX DE CONSTRUCTION - CENTRE D’ALIMENTATION GENERALE (CMC-CAG) BP 624 Rue Abdallah Gadid Tel: 21 35 00 18 Fax: 21 35 41 45 Building materials

ENTREPRISE DE CONSTRUCTION GENERAL WABERI BP 2464, Gabode 2 Tel: 21 35 75 58 Building materials

TOP ALUMINIUM Zone Industrielle Sud Tel: 77 88 50 42 / 77 86 38 46 Aluminium products

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Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Arab Republic of Egypt

MAIN INDUSTRIES: Textiles, food processing, agriculture, tourism, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals and light manufactures

CAPITAL: Cairo POPULATION: 86,895,099 (2014) LANGUAGE: Arabic and French

EXPORTS: Crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals, processed food

LAND AREA: 1,001,450km2 CURRENCY: Egyptian Pound

IMPORTS: Machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, wood products and fuel

GDP: £163.18 billion ($271.97bn) (2013) GDP GROWTH: 3.6% (2015 EST.)

F

ollowing a period of uncertainty and economic slowdown, Egypt is pursuing structural reforms, promoting investment, and developing measures to protect the vulnerable. Initial measures implemented, along with some recovery in confidence, are starting to produce a turnaround, the IMF observed, 11 February 2015. As Egypt implements policy initiatives, prospects for growth, employment, and macroeconomic stability will improve. Growth is projected to reach 3.8% in 2014-15 and to rise steadily to 5% over the medium term.

Moody’s ratings agency acknowledged the improving

investment certificates were provided by the National

particularly given the externalities, such as job creation,

conditions by upgrading Egypt’s outlook to “stable” in

Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr, Banque du Caire, and the

that the country’s construction sector provides.

October 2014. This was followed by a similar upgrade on

Suez Canal Bank.

five of Egypt’s largest banks. The IMF said that the banking system, starting from

After a sharp decline in real estate activity in 2011, the market bounced back and many companies were

INVESTMENT LAWS

a relatively strong position, had been resilient to the

The government has been looking at its investment

shocks of the recent period and maintained profitability,

laws to make the economy more attractive to investors.

low non-performing loans, and high liquidity. In another

According to Investment Minister Ashraf Salman, it was

indication that suggests Egypt has turned a corner the

a choice between enacting a new unified investment law

Egyptian Exchange (EGX) 30 rallied, not only recouping

and issuing amendments to existing legislation to remove

previous years’ losses but pushing past pre-2011 levels

any obstacles. “I’m currently working in two directions,”

by more than 20%, OBG reported.

Salman told Egypt Daily News, 27 October 2014. “The

Investment from the Gulf countries for reconstruction has provided a “fantastic” boost to the Egyptian

first is toward preparing the unified investment law, and the second is amending existing laws that pertain

expected to see full-year figures for 2014 return to pre-revolution levels. The residential market was the strongest-performing sector in the capital in the third quarter of 2014, with sales recovering ahead of rents in most locations as confidence returns.

“THE MAP OF THE FUTURE” Cairo is one of the most highly populated cities in the world, with almost 20 million people. The city also faces

to investments, trade and corporations.” The Minister

challenges of high pollution, traffic congestion and

added that the priority was to bring a ‘one-stop shop’

hundreds of haphazardly constructed buildings. As a

system into force, in a move to unite all procedures and

result Egypt is considering proposals to create a new

licensing processes under one law. The amendments

capital city to the east of Cairo. The new ‘administrative

would ensure there is no preferential treatment for

capital’ would aim to transfer government buildings,

capital city outside Cairo, the minister stated. At least

Egyptian investors or for one type of nationality over

ministries and foreign embassies from downtown Cairo

$30 billion in investment opportunities was expected to

another. Egypt hoped to attract direct foreign investments

to the new location. According to officials the new city

be showcased at an international conference to be held in

amounting to $10bn during fiscal year 2014/2015.

would be established on the Suez-Cairo-Ain Sokhna

Sharm El Sheikh in March 2015.

Construction and Real Estate

Egypt’s new constitution, ratified on 18 January 2014,

Despite downside risks, many observers believe that

stipulated increasing expenditure on the health sector

prospects for the country’s building industry are the

to 3% of GDP. Spending on the education sector and

brightest for decades. Continuation of new cities around

be in line with the economic and development policies

Cairo, complete with offices and shopping malls, plans

known as The Map of the Future announced when

for 1 million new affordable homes, the expansion of

President Al-Sisi assumed office. The plan involves

In February 2014, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)

the Suez Canal, the development of 75,000 sq km of

building new cities, making imaginative use of more

announced its initiative to allocate EGP10bn ($1.44bn) to

land on either side of the canal for industry and myriad

than 90% of the country’s territory that remains

finance low-income housing projects which would boost

other infrastructure schemes are turning the country

undeveloped and constructing new roads, railroads and

the construction and real estate sectors. On 1 September,

into a hive of activity. The ambition underpinning the

airports. The plan also envisages the use of renewable

meanwhile, Al-Sisi approved the Suez Canal investment

construction plans is certainly impressive, but project

energy (including solar and wind power) to provide a

certificate law, to fund the new Suez Canal project. The

delivery will be crucial in sustaining the momentum,

sustainable energy source for the future.

economy, HE Hany Kadry Dimian, Minister of Finance, told a conference in London, February 2015. Egypt was concentrating on restructuring its economy, attracting foreign investment and building several “megaprojects” such as the additional Suez Canal channel and a new

scientific research also increased to 4% and 1% of GDP, respectively, as per the constitution’s articles.

road. Preliminary studies suggest that the project could be completed within two years at a cost of EP1.5bn. The plan to build a new administrative city appears to

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TRANSPORT Egypt has adopted a national roads project which was launched by the president in July 2014. The proposals, whose total estimated cost is put at LE36bn, include 39 roads whose total length will be 4,400km. The project began in the 2014-2015 fiscal year with 14 roads totalling 1,200km at an investment of LE13bn. Public and private sector companies are working to complete the project, the Transport Ministry said. Among the roads planned are the 33km Ismailia-Banha road, the 180km Sohag-Red Sea road and the 134km Wadi al-Natrun-Alamein road.

ENERGY

provides an important source of revenue. Significant areas for developing the sector include the Nile Delta, the Mediterranean, Eastern and Western Desert, the Sinai, the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea. Refineries are distributed geographically among the regions in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Tanta and Sinai. As for pipelines, the AGP originates in Egypt and connects to Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon and the SUMED Pipeline (SuezMediterranean Pipeline), which connects Red Sea with the Mediterranean. Turning to LNG, Egypt has two LNG plants for converting gas into liquid for ease of export via shipping and a gas export pipeline: these plants are located in Damietta and

Securing financing for Egypt’s energy sector, which has

Idku, East of Alexandria.

seen an increase in foreign investment, formed a major

Meanwhile, the potential offered by renewables has

part of an international investment conference held at

been receiving attention with Egypt planning to establish

Sharm el-Sheikh in March 2015. Egypt’s willingness

a major $6.5bn solar plant project in the New Valley

to introduce fuel market reforms and to fulfil debt

governorate with financing from Saudi Arabia and others.

repayment plans led to the resurgence in oil and gas

The El Wadi El Gedid Solar Power Plant will help the

exploration and supply deals that were previously

country to diversify its electricity sources by boosting

delayed, Reuters reported, 17 February 2015. In January

production of electricity to overcome shortages of power

2015, Egypt signed 15 new exploration deals, amended

supply that have led to power cuts.

two more, and closed major tenders to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Algeria to Russia, opening up to global energy pricing norms as the government seeks to scrap subsidies by 2019.

TOURISM A mainstay of the economy, tourism has long been a ready source of foreign currency. Nevertheless, the

Egypt is one of the most significant oil producers in

14.7m international visitors seen in 2010 decreased

North Africa and a rapidly growing natural gas producer.

by more than a third to 9.1m by 2013. The Ministry

The sector is one of the pillars of the economy and

of Tourism’s successfully switched its emphasis to

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developing regional source markets to such a degree that by mid-2014 it was forecasting 2 million Arab visitors by the end of the year and an overall rise to 9.5m tourists. The country’s continued stability is the key to continued tourism growth.

MANUFACTURING The manufacturing industry is a central part of Egypt’s economic engine, producing goods for the huge domestic market and for export. Manufacturing accounted for 15.6% of GDP in the fiscal year 2013 (July 2012-June 2013). The sector was affected by the difficulties of the recent period, but as of 2014 its outlook seemed more positive. Recovery has been supported by a more favourable global economic climate, as well as by a return to greater stability in 2014. While the domestic market is the primary focus for many investors, Egypt’s relatively low costs, decades of experience in many sectors and skills base all make it an attractive location for production for export. Egypt has benefitted from particularly strong trade ties with Europe and the Middle East, but is now also turning its attention to Africa and Asia.

ICT Egypt aims to attract 4.5 million families to using broadband by the end of 2016, doubling the number to over 9 million families before the end of 2020. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology plans to provide broadband services to 90% of Internet users in the country by the end of 2020. According to

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Useful Contacts British Embassy 7 Ahmed Ragheb St Garden City Cairo Tel: + 2 (02) 2791 6000 Fax (trade & investment): +2 (02) 2791 6130 Email: commercial.cairo@fco.gov.uk Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt 26 South Street London W1K 1DN Tel: 020 7499 3304 Egypt Consulate General 2 Lowndes Street London SW1X 9ET Tel: 020 7235 9777 Website: www.egyptianconsulate.co.uk Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce 4 El Falaki Square, Downtown Bab El Louk Cairo Tel: +202 79 51 835/79 56 479 Fax: +202 79 45 872 Email: fedcoc@menanet.net General Authority of investment and Free Zones (GAFI) Tel: + (202) 24055452 Fax: + (202) 24055424 Email: gafi-info@gafinet.org Website: www.gafi.gov.eg a source the ministry planned to increase 3G coverage

density of 22,900 people per banking unit. Egypt’s

to 98% before the end of 2016 and to increase 4G/LTE

banking sector has shown an ability to thrive even in

coverage to over 90% by the end of 2020.

turbulent times by posting a growth in activity over the

BANKING SECTOR “The banking system has been resilient in the

past year, while maintaining profitability. Over 2015 it is likely that the question of regulatory compliance will continue to occupy banks’ management across the sector

face of economic stagnation in recent years,” the

as the central bank presses on with the Basel III Accord.

IMF commented in November 2014. “The CBE has

The period since 2011 has proven to be generally

appropriately reinforced the supervisory framework by

profitable for Egypt’s insurers, making it one of the few

strengthening regulations, further developing on-site

sectors to overcome the country’s economic downturn.

and off-site supervision, and advancing implementation

Insurance companies collected LE13bn ($1.85bn) in

of Basel II and III. We welcome the CBE’s commitment

premiums in the 2012-13 financial year, an increase of

to increase the timeliness and scope of disclosure of

18% from LE11bn ($1.56bn) in 2011-12. However, by

banking sector data.”

most measures, Egypt’s insurance market remains small

Egypt’s banks have succeeded in growing their assets and maintaining profitability over the past year. Their solid performance was facilitated by a process of reform that began a decade ago. The banking network

compared to those in the developed world and the public sector continues to dominate the market. The insurance sector anticipates that a period of stability will help to stimulate growth, expansion and profitability.

comprised 3,651 branches in 2013, an increase of 41 branches over the previous year, which resulted in a

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EGYPT LISTINGS AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD & DRINK AFG - Abou Farha Group Al Serag Mall, office no. 47, Nasr City Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 26717124 Fax: +202 26717127 Website: www.afg-holding.com Exporter of fruits and vegetables (general trading in spare parts and furniture)

Agricultural Projects Co - Agropro 104 Emtedad Ramsis 2, Nasr City Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20224045781 Fax: +20224045783 Website: www.agroproegypt.com Producer of agricultural seeds (cucumber, tomatoes, sweet and hot pepper (paprika), melon & water melon, etc)

Agro Alex Group Co for Agricultural Industrialization Import and Export 27B, Algeish Road, El Shatby Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +2 03 5932330 Fax: +2 03 5932320 Email: agroalex@agroalexgroup.com Website: www.agroalexgroup.com/ Exporter of fresh vegetables as well as a wide range of agricultural products

Al Magrabi Agriculture Company 13 Abdulkhalek Tharwat Street Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 22-578-1151 Fax: +20 22-574-2341 Email: info@magrabi-agriculture.com Website: www.magrabi-agriculture.com Production and export of fresh fruit and vegetable

AL MALEKA OLIVE & FOOD INDUSTRIES 7 El Gala St, Tanta Cairo - Egypt Mobile: +201 012 382 1734 Fax: +2 040 (340 9059) Website: www.almaleka-olives.net/ Olive and foods manufacturer

Arab Cotton Ginning Company Building 28, 8th Floor, Talaat Harb Street PO Box 11511 Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-2 2575 6012 Fax: +20-2 2773 0024 Email: arabcot@internetegypt.com Website: www.arabcot.com Production of cotton

Arab Dairy 15 Abd El-Hamid Badawi Street, PO Box 1519, Heliopolis Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-2 2624 1883 Fax: +20-2 2624 1884 Email: adairy@arabdairy.com Website: www.arabdairy.com Dairy produce

Arafa Trading 32 Adones, Ebrahimi Street Alexandria - EGYPT Tel: +201 0026 00070 Fax: +203 5914872

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Email: arafamohamed1@hotmail.com General trading/export – import of handmade furniture, Egyptian cotton linens, towels & agricultural products ABCC

BiscoMisr Biscomisr Building, 32 Al Sawah Street Al Ameriya, PO Box 1470 Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2-2286-6600 Fax: +20 2-2284-4132 Email: info@biscomisr.com Website: www.biscomisr.com Wholesaler for biscuits, wafers and seasonal products

Cairo Poultry Company Cairo Poultry Building, 32B and H, Mourad Street PO Box 42, Cairo Giza - Egypt Tel: + (202) 35714124 - 35719558 Fax: + (202) 3573 8548 Email: aalfi@cpg.com.eg Website: www.cpg.com.eg Poultry farming and distribution of chicken and feed

Delta Sugar Company Gawad Hosny Building, 2nd and 3rd Floor 14 Gawad Hosny Street, PO Box 79/12566 Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 38308212 Fax: +202 38311060 Email: deltasugar@deltasugar.com Website: www.deltasugar.com Producer and distributor of sugar

El Gazar Trading

Fargalla Group Faragalla Group Building, 36 Kafr Abdou Street, Rushdy Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +20-3 545 0200 Fax: +20-3 546 5200 Email: faragalla@faragalla.com Website: www.faragalla.com Food processing and distribution

Fruitxeller Building 5, block 15, Hosni Abd Elrahman St 10th District, PO Box 11311, Nasr city Cairo- Egypt Tel: +20 2247 13 582 / +20 112 2500 250 Email: info@fruitxeller.com Website: www.fruitxeller.com Export of fresh vegetables and fruits

Grand Egypt Agro for Import &Export 6 Gardinia city El Syouf Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +201012707807 Mobile: +201140845051 Email: info@grandegypt.info Website: grandegypt.info/ Exporting agriculture products

Harvest Foods 3rd Industrial Zone, Lot 65, 6th October City Giza - Egypt Tel: +20 2 38204528 /29/30/32/33 Fax: +20 2 38204531 Email: info@harvestfoodsegypt.com Website: www.harvestfoodsegypt.com Production and distribution of canned food products

295-296-297 Block 8, El-Obour Market Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 4477 1420 Mobile: +2 010 6666 4054 Fax: +202 4477 1075 Email: arafa@elgazargroup.com Website: www.elgazargroup.com Import/export of fruits

Jammy Juice Company

El Sharkeya Landscapes

Juhayna Food Industries

Osman Towers - No 10 Average - Corniche El Nile Cairo - Egypt Tel: +201141216349 Website: www.elsharkeya.com/ Landscape design services

6 October City, Industrial Zone Number 1 Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-2 3303 7074 Fax: +20-2 3346 1230 Email: contactus@juhayna.com Website: www.juhayna.com Dairy and fruit distribution

EL Shazly Import, Export and Processing of Natural Casings

63 Gizr Al Sewas, Al Salaam City Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-1 0179 6306 Fax: +20-1 0138 0656 Email: info@jammyjuice.com Website: www.jammyjuice.com Fruit juice producers and wholesalers

9 Ahmed Abd El Kreem off El Bassatin In front of Automatic Slaughter House, 11432 El Basateen Cairo - Egypt Tel: +2 02 29701200 Fax: +2 02 25181401 Email: info@elshazlycasings.com Website: www.elshazlycasings.com Meat processor

Mudga

El Wadi Export Company for Agricultural Products

North Cairo Flour Mills Company

17 Abdulsalam Aref Street Tel: +20-2 2395 1857 Cairo - Egypt Fax: +20-2 2392 0070 Email: elwadi@tedata.net.eg Website: www.elwadi.com Distributor of food and agricultural products

Agriculture & Food Products Suppliers 23 Anba yoanas St. camp chezar Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +201064692010 Email: sales@mudga.com Website: www.mudga.com Manufacturer & trader of food and agricultural products

24 El Sharabia Street, El Salam City PO Box 1016 Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-2 2281 7233 / 22817234 Fax: +20-2 2235 4679 /22802282 Email: marketing@northcairomills.com Website: www.northcairomills.com Milling, wheat and pasta producers

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EGYPT LISTINGS SEKEM Group 3 Cairo-Belbeis Desert Road, PO Box 2834, 11361 El-Horreya Cairo - Egypt Tel: +2 02 265 64 140 Website: www.sekem.com/ Organic clothes, Organic foodstuff and Organic pharmaceuticals

AUTOMOTIVE AAV 4.5 Suez Road, Km 4,5 Cairo- Suez Desert Road PO Box 1 Pos. Office Sakr factory, Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-2-2693200 /2692285 Fax: +20-2-2693562 /2692477 Website: www.aav.com.eg/ Specialises in American CJ-series Jeep vehicles, the descendants of world’s first four-wheel drive military vehicle

Aboul Fotouh - Daewoo Motors Othman Towers, Corniche El Nil, Maadi, Daewoo Motors Egypt Building Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 25262828 / 25260661 Website: www.speranzaegypt.com/ Manufacturing Daewoo motors in Egypt factory

PO Box 455 Giza 12311 Cairo – Egypt Tel: + 20 2 3748 1777 / 1222 Fax: + 20 2 3761 1437 / 1436 / 1453 Email: central@albaraka-bank.com.eg Website: www.albaraka-bank.com.eg Banking asset management

Sole importer of BMW and MINI in Egypt

Trans Misr Shipping Clearing & Trading SAE 8, Gamal El Din Yassin St El-Raml Station , PO Box 567 Alexandria Postal Code: 21563 Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +203 4870717/ +203 4808444 Fax: +203 4877111 Email: transmisr@transmisr.com Website: www.transmisr.com/ Shipping agency

Al Watani Bank of Egypt Ramdouh Building, 13Themar Street Mohandessin Cairo – Egypt Tel: + 20 2 3338 8816 / 8817 Fax: + 20 2 3337 9302 Email: service.quality@alwatany.net Website: www.alwatany.net Commercial, Islamic and investment banking

Wagih Abaza - Peugeot 4 Wady El Nil St, Mohandessin Giza - Egypt Tel: +20 2 33456668 / +20 2 33460677 Fax: +20 2 33034788 Website: www.peugeot-eg.com/ Automotive manufacturer

Alexandria National Company for Financial Investment

BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL Abou El Fadl, El Kassed & Partners Law

Area 1, Zone 10 A Katameya, Investment Zone Katameya Ring-Road, direction Maadi-Kattameya Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 27272241/9 Fax: +20 27272250 Website: www.bmw-eg.com/eg/en/ Import & agent of BMW passenger cars

13 El Themar Street Moustafa Mahmoud Square Mohandessin – Giza, Egypt Tel: +202 374 93 924 Fax: +202 374 93 932 Email: k.salem@ak-p-law.com Website: www.ak-p-law.com Professional Services (law firm) ABCC

Hyundai Egypt

African Export-Import Bank

Cairo Alexandria Desert Road km 28 Industrial Zome - Abo Rawash Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 335390760 Website: www.hyundai-egypt.net/ Hyundai Motors company agent

African Export-Import Bank Building 72 (B) El Maahad El Eshteraky St. Heliopolis Area, PO Box 613, 11757 Cairo – Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2456 4100 / 4101 / 4102 Fax: + 20 2 2456 4110 / 2451 5008 Email:info@afreximbank.com Website: www.afreximbank.com General financial services, investment services

Bavarian Auto Group

Int’l Automotive Manufacturing (Hashim Bus) Km 22 First of Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road 3059 El-Salam Cairo – Egypt Tel: +202 621 3434 - 3535 - 3636 - 3737 Fax: +20 2 621 3838 Email: hashimbus@hashimbus.com Website: www.hashimbus.com/ Specialised in manufacturing buses, minibuses, and microbuses with seating capacity from 14 to 50 seats

MCV - Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles Co SAE Km 24, MISR Ismaileya Desert Rd. El Salam City Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 226583371 / +20 226583192 Fax: +20 226583073 / +226583129 Website: www.mcv-eg.com Bus manufacturer

Mini Egypt BMW Bavarian Auto Center Area 1, Zone 10a Investment Zone Ring Road 11435 Maadi - Qattamia Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 2727 2241 Fax: +20 2 2727 2216 Website: www.mini-egypt.com/

Alexbank

Ahli United Bank (Egypt) 1191 Corniche El-Nile, World Trade Centre, 9th floor PO Box 1159 Cairo – Egypt Tel: +20-2-25801200 Fax: +20-2-25757052 Website: www.ahliunited.com Commercial and investment banking including offshore banking activities

Al Ahly for Development and Investment Maadi Royal Residence Tower, 4th Floor 37 Corniche Al Nil Street, Maadi Area Cairo – Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2578 0791/ 0792 Fax: + 20 2 2578 0793 Email: adi@adi-alahly.com Website: www.adi-alahly.com Asset management, investment banking, investment firms and funds

Al Baraka Bank Egypt Building Number 60 Mohieddine Abu Al Ezz Street Dokki Area

Building 73, 4th Floor, Al Hurryah Street 27 PO Box 578 Alexandria 21121 Alexandria - Egypt Tel: + 20 3 494 6099 / 392 4420 Fax: + 20 3 391 3354 Email: alexinv2008@yahoo.com Website: www.anffi.net/ Investment banking, asset management, investment firms and funds

Bank of Al Alexandria Building 49 Kasr Al Nil Street, Down Town Area Cairo 11511 Cairo – Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2399 2000 Fax: + 20 2 2390 7793 Email: customer_support@alexbank.com Website: www.alexbank.com Banking, asset management, investment banking

Arab African International Bank 5 Midan El Saray El Koubra Street Garden City Area, PO Box 60 Cairo 11516 Egypt Tel: + 20 2 792 2881 / 2883 / 2882 Fax: + 20 2 795 8493 Email: inquiry@aaib.com Website: www.aaib.com Corporate, retail and investment banking

Arab Banking Corporation Egypt Al Saleh Ayoub Street, Zamalek Area PO Box 64 Cairo Egypt Tel: + 20 2 736 2684 / 4254 Fax: + 20 2 736 3643 / 3614 Email: abcegypt@arabbanking.com.eg Website: www.arabbanking.com Investment, merchant and retail banking

Arab International Bank Arab International Bank Building Abdel khalek Sarwat Street 35 Down Town Area, PO Box 1563, Cairo 11511 Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2391 8794 / 6391 / 6492 Fax: + 20 2 2391 6233 / 2319 Email: aibweb@aib.com.eg Website: www.aib.com.eg Banking, asset management and investment banking

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EGYPT LISTINGS Arab Investment Bank Cairo Sky Building 8 Abdul khalek Tharwat Street PO Box 826 Cairo Egypt Tel: + 20 2 576 0031 / 577 0376 / 575 0421 Fax: + 20 2 577 0329 / 575 2761 Email: arinbank@mst1.mist.com.eg Website: www.aibegypt.com Commercial and investment banking services

Banque du Caire Banque du Caire Building 6 Dr Mustafa Bou Zahra Street Nasr City, Cairo Cairo - Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2264 7997 / 8401 Fax: + 20 2 2403 7288 Email: intl.division@bdc.com.eg Website: www.bdc.com.eg Commercial banking

Banque Misr Banque Misr Building 151 Mohammed Farid Street Cairo 11511 Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2391 2150 Fax: + 20 2 2594 1854 / 2393 1024 / 2391 9779 Email: info@banquemisr.com Website: www.banquemisr.com Banking, asset management, investment banking

Barclays Bank Egypt Building 12, Midan Al Sheikh Youssef Street Maglis Al Shaab, Garden City Area 110 Cairo - Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2366 2600 / 2529 6100 Fax: + 20 2 2366 2615 Email:yourvoice@barclays.com Website: www.barclays.com.eg Banking, investment banking

BNP Paribas Le Caire Plot 85 - Block G Building 90th Street, Fifth Settlement Road City Centre Sector A Area Cairo - Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2794 8324 / 8325 Fax: + 20 2 2795 2906 Email: bnppegypt@bnpparibas.com Website: www.egypt.bnpparibas.com Banking, asset management and investment banking

Central Bank of Egypt 54 El Gomhoreya Street Downtown Area Cairo 11511 Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2770 2770 / 1770 Fax: + 20 2 2391 7168 / 2392 8693 Email: info@cbe.org.eg Website: www.cbe.org.eg Central banking and monetary authorities

Citadel Capital Four Seasons Nile Plaza Office Building, 3rd Floor 1089 Corniche El Nil, Garden City Area Cairo 11519 Cairo - Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2791 4440 Fax: + 20 2 2791 4448

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Email: info@citadelcapital.com Website: www.citadelcapital.com Investment banking, asset management, investment firms and funds

Commercial International Bank

Tel: + 20 2 2529 8751 Fax: + 20 2 2529 8080 Email: ibcegypt@hsbc.com Website: www.hsbc.com.eg Banking, asset management, investment banking

Nile Tower Building, 21-23 Charles de Gaulle Street Giza Area, PO Box 2430 Cairo Egypt Tel: + 20 2 3747 2000 Fax: + 20 2 3570 3172 / 3632 Email:info@cibeg.com Website: www.cibeg.com Banking, asset management, investment banking, investment firm and funds, securities brokers and traders

Industrial Development & Workers Bank of Egypt

Crédit Agricole Egypt

Nasser Social Bank

Building Number 4, 1st - 3rd Floor, Hassan Sabri Street Zamalek Area, PO Box 1825, Cairo 11511 Egypt Tel: + 20 2 3332 9300 Fax: + 20 2 2738 0450 Website: www.ca-egypt.com Banking, asset management and investment banking

National Social Bank Building 35 Kasr Al Nil Street Cairo - Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2394 4484 / 2393 2113 / 2392 2126 Fax: + 20 2 2392 2126 Website: www.nsb.gov.eg Banking, industrial agricultural and commercial investment

Deutsche Bank AG Representative Office, Cairo

National Bank of Egypt

47th Building, 90 Street North 5th Settlement - New Cairo, 1st Floor, PO Box 2306 Cairo 11511 Egypt Tel: +202 24000950 Fax: +202 24000957 Website: www.db.com/mena/index.htm Investment banking and asset management

Egyptian Gulf Bank Ahmad Nasim Street, Al Orman, PO Box 56 Giza Cairo – Egypt Tel: + 20 2 3336 8357 / 8359 / Fax: + 20 2 3349 0002/ 3360 6512 Email: egb@egbbank.com.eg Website: www.egbbank.com.eg Banking, asset management, investment banking and investment firms and funds

Ernst and Young Egypt 10 A Building, Floor 6 and 7 Ring Road, 37 El Ahrar Street Kattamiya Area, PO Box 20 Cairo Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2726 0260 Fax: + 20 2 2726 0100 Email: cairo.office@eg.ey.com Website: www.ey.com Investment banking, general financial services, business services

Housing & Development Bank 12 Syria Street, Al Mohandessin Cairo – Egypt Tel: + 20 2 3749 2014 / 2015 Fax: + 20 2 3839 5292 Email:hdbank@hdb-egy.com Website: www.hdb-egy.com Housing and financial services, corporate and personal banking

HSBC Bank Egypt Building 306, Corniche Al Nil Street Maadi Area PO Box 124, Cairo Egypt

110 Al Galaa Street, Cairo - Egypt Tel: + 20 2 577 2468 / 1509 Fax: + 20 2 575 1227 / 2578 Email: rch@idbe-egypt.com Website: www.idbe-egypt.com Integrated banking services to industrial sectors and commercial activities

National Bank of Egypt Building Cornishe Al Nile Street, Cairo - Egypt Tel: + 20 2 2594 5000 Fax: + 20 2 2594 5137 Email: nbe@nbe.com.eg Website: www.nbe.com.eg Banking, asset management, investment banking and investment firms and funds

CHEMICALS, MINING AND METAL Al Dawlia 21 for producing coloring Aluminum profiles Factories: 6th of October 3rd Industrial Zone, Block E number 114 Cairo – Egypt Tel: +20122491986/ +202 38341810 Fax: +202 38326709 Email: info@dawlia-eg.com Website: www.dawlia-eg.com Selling and distributed all kinds of aluminium systems

Aluminium Company of Egypt P.O. Box: 331, Nag Hammady Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 -9 6658 6607 Fax: +202 -9 6658 8478 Email: info@egyptalum.com.eg Website: www.egyptalum.com.eg Production and export of aluminium and aluminium related products

Egyptian Copper Works Co Hagar El-Nowatia, Ramleh Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +20 (3) 5022939 Fax: +20 (3) 5012231 Website: www.copperworks.egypt.com Deals with steal, deals with steal, copper, aluminium metals and alloys

Metallurgical Industries Company 5 Etihad Al Mohamyeen Al Arab Street, Garden City Cairo - Egypt Tel: + 20-2 2795 4844 Fax: + 20-2 2795 6976

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EGYPT LISTINGS Email: micor1@micor.com.eg Website: www.micor.com.eg Holding company specialising in steel

Suez Steel Company Suez Steel Complex, 35th Al Abediya Road, Attaka Industrial Area PO Box 35 Cairo Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 -6 2323 0803 Fax: +20 -6 2323 0800 Email: info@suezsteel.com Website: www.suezsteel.com Steel holding company

CONSTRUCTION Al Dawlia 21 for Producing Colouring Aluminium Profiles 6th of October, 3rd Industrial Zone, Block E number 114 6th October Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20122491986 Fax: +202 38326709 Email: info@dawlia-eg.com Website: www.dawlia-eg.com/ Producing colouring aluminium

Al Maalim International Company (AIC) Building 115 – 2nd Floor, Smart Village PO Box 182, Giza, 12577 Giza - Egypt Tel: +202 35371070 Website: almaalim-eg.com/ Supplying and control system, work in access control, CCTV, automatic gates, glass and sliding doors, parking system and barriers

Aluminium Al Ahram Co SAE 35, El Bab El Akhdar St, El Sekka El Gedida, El Mansheya Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +203-487 42 52 / +203-302 00 00 Fax: +203-487 42 53 / +203-301 2888 Email: alahram@alumalahram.com.eg Website: www.alumalahram.com.eg/ Producer and exporter of aluminium and stainless steel cookware, aluminium discs, and bakalite handles

Egypt Intercontinental For Granite & Marble SAE Autostrad Road,Front of Omarat El Shorta Toura, Maadi Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-111-0118255 Website: salamastone.com/ Quarrying, manufacturing and exporting of Egyptian granite and marble

Egyptian Swiss Chemical Industries Co 106, El Nile Street Giza - Egypt Tel: +202 33363170/1 Fax: +202 37607212 Email info@swisschem.com Website: www.swisschem.com/ Producing polish and all types

Hammam Industries & Co 36 St, 1st Industrial Zone, Plot 315 PO Box 76, 6th October City Cairo – Egypt

Tel: +202 3820 1930 Fax: +202 3833 2847 Email: info@hammam-eg.com Website: www.hammam-eg.com/ Industrial manufacturer for HVAC equipment for air and climate control

Misr Raymond Fountations Co 20, Haroun Street, Dokki Giza - Egypt, PO Box 101 - Giza Tel: + (202) 37486 613 /37486 726/ 37489 727 Fax: + (202) 37487 167 Email: osmangroup@osman.net Website: www.osman.net Specialized in marine and land foundation

Orascom Construction Industries

Website: www.eps-egypt.com Consultancy and engineering services

Masreia Group 131 Albert El Awal, Smoha Alexandria - Egypt Tel: (+2 - 012) 2182689 Fax: (+2 -03) 4273437 Email: info@masreiagroup.com Website: www.masreiagroup.com Mechanical, electrical and instrumentation

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS Advanced Computer Technology

South Tower, Nile City Towers, Ramlet Boulaq 11221 Corniche El Nile, Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 2461 1111 Fax: +20 2 24619400 Website: www.orascom.com/ Cement producer and construction contractor

10 El Batal Medhat, Abd El Hamid St PO Box 12411, Mohandessein Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 (2) 3051801 Fax: +20 (2) 3440230 Website: www.act-eg.com Information technology consulting and outsourcing services

Spazio Group

Al Farouk ID Card Printer

52 Gamal Salem St - Dokki, Giza - Egypt Tel: + (202) 33382616 / +202 37614773 Fax: +202 33382616 Website: www.spazio-eg.com/ Architects and contractors

Ahmed Fouad St. - Nasr City Cairo - Egypt Tel: +201117303328 Email: alfarouk.idcard@gmail.com Website: www.alfarouk-cardprinting.webs.com ID card business

Suez Cement Group

Arkan Integrated Solutions

Nile City Office Building, Southern Tower, Floor 10, 2005A Corniche Al Nil Cairo - Egypt Tel: +2 25946 740 Fax: +2 02 25946 701 Email: a.abdelmoaty@suezcem.com Website: www.suezcement.com.eg/ENG Cement producer

Office 72, Al Alia Tower, 38 Corniche El Nil, Maadi Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 25288103 Website: www.arkan.com,eg VOIP products, servers, desktops, portables, networking devices, Microsoft Software, security products

The Aluminium Company of Egypt Egyptalum 50, Abd El Khalek Sarwat Street Cairo – Egypt Tel: +202 23904710 Fax: +202 23919623 Website: www.egyptalum.com.eg/ Producer, importer and exporter of all aluminium products

DESIGN ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING ASEC Engineering and Management 600A, Division 6, New Maadi, PO Box: 26, Cairo Postal Code: 11742 Egypt Tel: +202 2366 99 00 – 99 Fax: +202 2502 32 94 – 95 20-2 2502 3295 Email: asec@asec-engineering.com Website: www.asec-engineering.com Cement engineering and consultancy services

Egyptian Electrical Power Systems Engineering 7 Misr Leltaamir Building, Sheraton Heliopolis 8th Zone, Rawdat Al Sheraton Cairo - Egypt Tel: + 20-2 2266 9414 Fax: + 20-2 2266 1810 Email: eps@eps-egypt.com

Bell Canada Sutherland Global Services 9th Dr Bourgy St Kafr abdou, Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +20 3992000 Fax: +20 3992003 Website: www.sutherlandglobal.com/ Technical support specialist

CompuMe 17 Al-Ahram St. El-Korba - Heliopolis Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 –2419127 Fax: +202 -24186914 Website: www.compume.com Digital and Information Technology (D&IT) products and services for corporate and individual customers

Computek International 23 Amer Street - Dokki, Giza - Egypt Tel: +2 (02) 33355527 Fax: +2 (02) 37614576 Website: www.computek.com.eg Educational technology

Egyptian Advanced Systems & Technologies (EAST) 3, Obour Buildings, Salah Salem, Nasr City Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 –24023512 Fax: +202 – 24011161 Website: www.eastautomation.com Solution provider, software developer, system integration and measurement automation)

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EGYPT LISTINGS Egyptian Co Mobile Services 77 Misr – Helwan Agricultural Road, Maadi 11431 Cairo Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 2574-7000 Fax: +20 2 578-0459 Website: www.mobinil.com; www.mobinil.com/linkdsl Operating, maintenance and management of GSM mobile telecommunication services

Egyptian Electronics Technology Co 2nd Industrial Zone, Plot 13 C, 6th of October, Giza 12451 Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-2-38325430 Fax: +20-2-38325436 Email: info@eetc-egypt.com Website: www.eetc-egypt.com/ Develop, manufacture and sell electronic products

Egyptian Satellite Co (Nilesat) PO Box 72, PC 12568, 6th of October City Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-2-38400145 Fax: +20-2-38400402 Email: marketing@nilesat.com.eg Website: www.nilesat.com.eg/ Operation of satellites; television and radio broadcasting

Etisal International Misr Lel Seyaha Building, Floor C, Abbasseya Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 24887000 Website: www.etisal-int.com IT and telecoms

Fleet Information Technology 5 Samir Mokhtar St, Ard El Golf Heliopolis Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 – 24186455/56 Fax: +202 22900806 Tel: 202 – 24186455/56 Email: info@fitegypt.com Website: www.fitegypt.com Fleet management systems (solutions and services)

Grundfos Egypt Pumps 3 Gamaya Elhak Fi Alhaya Street Sheraton - Heliopolis, Cairo 11361 Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 26 96 56 76 Fax: +20 2 26 96 56 77 Website: www.grundfos.com.eg pump manufacturers

iCall Outsourcing 17 Al Taqa St, 11285 Nasr City Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 2475 4001 Email: info@icall.com.eg Website: icall.com.eg/ IT and telecoms

International Business Systems 272/273 2nd section, The Fifth Settlement New Cairo, 11835, Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 – 22755300 Fax: +202 – 26710342 www.ibs.com.eg Email: info@ibs.com Website: www.ibs.com.eg IT products and services

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Egyptian International Pharmaceutical Industries Co

3, Hassan Sabri Street, Zamalek Cairo Egypt Tel: +2-02 27382235 Fax: +2-02 27359081 Website: www.idp.com.eg Construction, harbours and industrial equipment

Industrial Area B1, PO Box 149, 10th of Ramadan City Sharkiya Governorate - EGYPT Tel: +20 15 361663 Fax: +20 15 364377 Email: eipico@eipico.com.eg Website: www.eipico.com.eg Healthcare and pharmaceuticals ABCC

Mantrac Distribution Egypt Amreya, Km. 28, Alex-Cairo Desert Road Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +20 3 4541000 Fax: +20 3 4481042 Website: www.mantracegypt.com Distributes and supports the full range of CAT construction equipment

Raya Contact Centre 26th July St, Touristic Zone, 6th of October, 12568 Cairo - Egypt Tel: + (202) 38276000 Fax: + (202) 38276001 E-mail: info@rayacorp.com Website: www.rayacorp.com IT services

Rieckermann Service (Egypt) Ltd 140, Tahrir Street, PO Box 20- Dokki Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202- 33388684 Fax: +202- 33388285 Email: cairo@rieckermann.com Website: www.rieckermann.com Marketing services for pharmaceutical machinery, food processing machinery, plastics and metal processing machinery

Sadko Trade & Distribution 1123, Cornich El Nile, Maspero Down Town Cairo Egypt Tel: +2-02 2579 46 47 Fax: +2-02 2574 82 28 Website: www.sadko-group.com Specialised in electrical home appliances

Systems & Projects Eng Co SPEC 132 Tahrir St, Dokki Giza Giza - Egypt Tel: +202 333 83901 Fax: +202 376 01230 Website: www.spec-egypt.com Communication, sound systems & CCTV surveillance

Xceed The Smart Village, KM28, Cairo/Alex Road Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 37763000 Fax: +202 3776 3001 Website: www.xceedcc.com It services

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS & MEDICAL Adwia Pharmaceuticals Co El-Oubor City_1st Industrial Area PO Box 59 El Oubor Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 4610 4444 Fax: +202 4610 0851 www.adwia.com/ Pharmaceuticals and research

Hikma Egypt 2nd Industrial Zone, Plot No. 1 , 6th of October City, Tel: +2 02 38331995/6/7 Fax: +2 02 38331791 Email: Egypt@hikma-egypt.com Scientific Office 12 Israa St, Mohandeseen Giza - Egypt Website: www.hikma.com/ Healthcare and pharmaceuticals

Novartis Pharma SAE El Sawah Street, 11511 Amiria, PO Box 1893 Cairo Egypt Tel: +20 2 2456 7200 Fax: +20 2 2452 0143 Website: www.novartis.com.eg/ Healthcare and pharmaceuticals

Pharco Pharmaceuticals 496 El Horreya Avenue, Boulkly, PO Box 12, Sidi Gaber Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +203 582 3745 / +203 583 9670 Mobile: +2010 162 8026 Fax: +203 583 0958 Email: contact@pharco.org Website: www.pharco.org/Home.aspx Healthcare and pharmaceuticals

Rameda 8 Geziret El Arab Street (23rd Floor), Mohandessin PO Box 12411 Giza, Giza - Egypt Tel: + (202) 376 130 46 / 58 / 74 Fax: + (202) 376 130 18 Email: info@rameda.com Website: www.ramedapharma.com/default.asp Healthcare and pharmaceuticals

UNI Pharma 7 Ezzat SalamaSt, from Abbas El-Akad St, Nasr City Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 22748492 – 22873976 Fax: +202 22748636 www.unipharma-eg.com/ Healthcare products and services for pharmaceutical and animal healthcare sectors

OIL & GAS BAPETCO - Badr Petroleum Co. 127 Abd El Aziz Fahmy Str, Heliopolis Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 22914946 Fax: +20 2 22917065 Website: www.oilegypt.com Exploration, production, refining, transport, marketing and distribution of Petroleum products

BP Exploration and Production & BP Egypt 14 Road 252, Digla, Maadi Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20 2 2519 9915

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EGYPT LISTINGS Fax: +20 2 2706 2460 Website: www.bp.com Exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas

Egyptian International Gas Technology Beside Down Town Mall – 5th Settlements – New Cairo Egypt Tel: + (202) 25034100 – 25034200 – 25034297 Fax: + (202) 25034277 – 25034287 Email: gastec@gastec-egypt.com Website: www.gastec-egypt.com Operator of compressed natural gas fuelling stations

Shell Corner St, 254 & 206 Degla, Maadi, 11742 Cairo Egypt Tel: +20 2 25225600 Fax: +20 2 2519 8817 /18 Website: www.shell.com Exploration, production, refining, transport, marketing and distribution of Petroleum products

The Petroleum Projects & Technical Consultations Co (Petrojet) Joseph Tito St, Haikstep, El-Nozha El-Gedida Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 6230740 - 10 Lines Fax: +202 6230788 Email: fax@petrojet.com.eg Website: www.petrojet.com.eg Engineering, procurement and construction services

REAL ESTATE Arab Foundations Company 2nd Floor, 5 Kasr Al Nil Street, Midan Al Tahrir Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 2574 0927 Fax: +202 2576 8733 Email: vibro@soficom.com.eg Website: www.vibro.com.eg Design

ARTOC group for Investment and Development 7 Hassan Al Akbar Street, Mokattem Area PO Box 185, Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 2505 5777 Fax: +20-2 2505 3222 Email: chairman@artoc.com Website: www.artoc.com Real estate developer (technical & engineering services)

Delta Construction and Rebuilding 1 Makram Ebied - Nasr City, Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-2 3303 4367 Fax: +20-2 3303 4379 Email: sales@deltaegypt.com Website: www.deltaegypt.com Real estate developer and property investment

Egypt Property Sales West Bank Office near Tutankhamen Restaurant Ramla Nile Front Luxor - Egypt Tel: +20-101 4000 530 Email: contact@egyptpropertysales.com Website: www.egyptpropertysales.com Real estate developer

Egypt Tel: +20-2 2274 4740 Fax: +20-2 2274 4748 Email: ecg@ecgsa.com Website: www.ecgsa.com Construction supervision

Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 24190271 Fax: +202 22919341 Email: info@cpas-egypt.com Website: www.cpas-egypt.com Engineering and consultation

National Company for Construction and Development

EgyPSa for Automatic Car Parking SAE

5th Floor, Sheraton Heliopolis Street PO Box 2919, Cairo Egypt Tel: + 20-2 2266 0952 Fax: + 20-2-22663160 Email: nccd@nccd-construction.com Website: www.nccd-construction.com Construction and real estate development services

Elmearag City, After Carrefour Maadi, Megawra no.6 Part no. 6055, 1st floor, flat 12, 1899 Cairo Egypt Tel: +2 01 024252020 Fax: +2 0 2-24470360 Mobile: (+2) 01015111174 Email: info@egypsaparking.com Website: www.egypsaparking.com/ Automatic car parking

Orascom Construction Industries

Egypt State Information Service (SIS)

South Tower, Nile City Towers, Ramlet Boulaq 11221 Corniche El Nile Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20-2 24611111 Fax: +20-2 24619400 Website: www.orascom.com/ Cement producer and construction contractor

3 Al Estad Al Bahary St Nasr City Cairo – Egypt Tel: +20 2 22617304 Website: www.sis.gov.eg Public relations agency

Samcrete Egypt Engineers and Contractors Samcrete Egypt Building, 8 Mansouria Street, PO Box 686, Giza Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 3389 1100 Fax: +202 3386 8686 Email: info@samcrete.com Website: www.samcrete.com Construction services and building materials

Sixth of October Development and Investment Company SODIC Building, Km 38, Alexandria Desert Road Sheikh Zayed City, Alexandria - Egypt Tel: +20-2 3857 0062 Fax: +20-2 3857 0060 Email: ir@sodic.com Website: www.sodic.com Investment and real estate development projects

SERVICE INDUSTRIES Allianz Egypt 8th Floor Saridar Building 92, Tahrir Street Dokki Cairo – Egypt Tel: +202 3760-5445 Fax: +202 37605355 Email: info@allianz.com.eg Website: www.allianz.com.eg General life insurance and financial investments

Arab Engineering & Distribution Co 2-6th Zone, 1st District, 5th Settlement PO Box 86 New Cairo Postal Code 11835, Cairo - Egypt Tel: +202 2618 3080 Fax: +202 2618 2650/1 Email: info@aedco.com Website: www.aedco.com Agents and representatives of foreign companies

Engineering Consultants Group

Centre for Planning & Architectural Studies (CPAS)

Building 2, Block 10, Nasr City Area PO Box 1167, Cairo 11511

14, El Sobky St., Manshiet El- Bakry Heliopolis Cairo

Egyptian Centre for Economic Studies Nile City Towers - 2005 Corniche El Nil, North Tower 8h Floor, 11221 Ramlet Boulaq, Cairo – Egypt Tel: +20 2 24619037 Fax: +20 2 24619045 / 46 Website: www.eces.org.eg Think tank promoting sound public and private policymaking

Global Relocation Consultants 19, Road 151 Maadi, Cairo - Egypt Tel: +20225255755 Fax: +20225255616 Mobile: +2010 555 9988 Email: monaradwan@link.net / info@grconsultants.org Website: www.grconsultants.org Support and relocation for expats and their families

Job Nile - Recruitment & HR Systems 33 Fawzy Moaaz St.- Smouha – Alexandria Borg El Arab Industrial Zone, Alexandria – Egypt Tel: +203 425 8131/ +2012 0000 1338/ +2012 0000 1339 Fax: +203428 3429 Email: target@targetdhr.com / cv@jobnile.com Website: www.jobnile.com Recruitment and human resources consultancy

Media Waves Marketing and Communications 35 El Obour Bldg 14th floor, Suite 1, Salah Salem Road Cairo Tel/Fax: +202 24055111/199 Mobile: +447 587 002752 Email: khabiry@mediawaves.net Website: www.mediawaves.net PR and communications

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IRAQ COUNTRY PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Iraq CAPITAL: Baghdad AREA: 438,317 km2

MAIN INDUSTRIES: Petroleum, chemicals, textiles, leather, construction materials, food processing, fertiliser, metal fabrication/processing

POPULATION: 32,585,692 (July 2014 est.)

MAIN EXPORTS: Crude Petroleum, Refined Petroleum, Tropical Fruits

LANGUAGE: Arabic is the official language but regional languages are spoken; English is widely spoken

MAIN IMPORT PARTNERS: Turkey, China, US and South Korea

CURRENCY: Iraqi Dinar (ID) GDP GROWTH: 4.2% (2014 est.) DIALLING CODE: +964 (00 964 from UK)

MAIN EXPORT PARTNERS: India, China, US and South Korea MAIN IMPORTS: Food, Medicine, Manufactured Goods

C

ontemporary Iraq traces its ancient origins to the cradle of human civilisation once known as Mesopotamia. The land of Iraq straddles the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and stretches from the Gulf to the Anti-Taurus Mountains, forming the eastern frontier of the Arab countries. Turkey is to the north, Iran to the east, Jordan, Syria and the Kingdom of Saudi to the west, and the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the south.

Iraq is very rich in its natural and human resources.

The International Monetary Fund in December 2014 said

for the Iraqi populace. Unemployment remains a problem

As for the natural resources, proven oil reserves, at

Iraq’s oil-dependent economy was expected to contract

throughout the country despite a bloated public sector.

approximately 143 billion barrels, are among the highest

much less than previously thought this year due to rising

Encouraging private enterprise through deregulation would

in the world, with extremely low oil extraction costs. The

oil production. However, the IMF on the effects of the

make it easier for Iraqi citizens and foreign investors

increase in oil production since 2003 has contributed to

country’s recent ISIS insurgency and the decline in oil

to start new businesses. Rooting out corruption and

a rise in GDP per capita from $1,300 in 2004 to $7,100 in

prices, lower its previous economic expectations, said:

implementing reforms - such as restructuring banks and

2013, according to the International Monetary Fund. The

“Iraq’s GDP is expected to contract by about 0.5 percent

developing the private sector - would be important steps

non-oil sector represents some 46% of the economy.

this year largely because of the economic effects of the

in this direction.

Non-oil activity, including services, construction,

ISIS insurgency, and the decreasing oil prices”.

transport, and agricultural sector, is highly dependent on government spending, given the limited direct spillovers from the oil sector, which is operated mostly by international oil companies.

For 2015, GDP growth was projected at about 2.0% as

AGRICULTURE

oil production and exports was expected to increase.

Iraq is largely an agricultural country. Rainfed agriculture

The IMF’s picture for the oil industry, and therefore the

is practiced in the northern parts where the mountains,

economy, was brighter, with most of the oil infrastructure

foothills, and Jazeera desert are located. These three

Iraq’s oil sector provides more than 90% of government

is in the south of the country, out of reach of the IS

regions supply a substantial part of the grain (wheat and

revenue and 80% of foreign exchange earnings. Following

insurgents. Together with output from the autonomous

barley) consumed in the country. Rangelands cover 75%

three decades of conflict and international sanctions, the

Kurdish region, Iraq’s oil production is expected to climb

of Iraq and contribute a large share to the national wealth

economy is set to become one of the fastest growing in the

to 3.3 million barrels per day in 2014, up from 3.1 million

of the country and provide a livelihood for millions of

world over the next 10 years. Its GDP growth rate for 2013

barrels a day in 2013.

people through grazing livestock.

The government of Iraq is eager to attract additional

Iraq’s farmland used to provide for a rich and diverse

foreign direct investment, but it faces a number of

range of agricultural products both for domestic

obstacles. Iraq’s contracts with major oil companies have

consumption and export. Today, agriculture’s share in

the potential to further expand oil exports and revenues.

Iraq’s economy has fallen dramatically, from 35-40% of

For this aim, Iraq is making a significant effort to upgrade

GDP and more than 50% of the country’s labour force in

its oil processing, pipeline, and export infrastructure to

the 1970s to 5-10% of GDP and 25% of the country labour

enable these deals to reach their economic potential.

force in 2004.

British companies are especially well placed to capitalize

Iraq continues to be dependent on food imports and the

on investment opportunities in Iraq, given the significant

agricultural sector continues to suffer huge problems

historical and cultural ties that exist between the UK and

and in need for serious investments. As of 2013, Iraq’s

Iraq, as well as the UK’s solid reputation for quality and

dependency on imports to satisfy its basic food demand

clean business practices. UK and Iraqi Governments are

was around 47%. However, vegetable and fruits remain

working together to address a number of the major barriers

almost entirely domestically produced.

is forecast for around 14% - largely fuelled by a rapidly developing hydrocarbons sector which already generates around $8bn a month in oil revenues. On the back of this sizeable wealth stream, Iraq’s import demand is projected to increase by 150% by 2020, with major opportunities in sectors including power generation, infrastructure, healthcare, education, financial and professional services, telecoms, security and ICT sector. In the last few years, with relatively better security and stability, Iraq continued to make progress in reconstruction, increasing its oil exports, and improving living conditions for its citizens. An improved security environment and an initial wave of foreign investment helped to spur economic activity, particularly in the energy, construction, and retail sectors. Iraq has also made significant progress in adopting

to trade, Iraq remains a challenging market in which to do business, especially for inexperienced exporters.

CONSTRUCTION

structural reforms, including pursuing a strategy to gain

Iraqi leaders remain hard pressed to translate

In October 2013, Business Monitor International projected

additional foreign investment.

macroeconomic gains into an improved standard of living

the Iraqi construction sector to grow by 8.1% annually in

new investment laws and implementing some important

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IRAQ COUNTRY PROFILE will likely lead to rapid earnings growth as that new capital is employed, as well as the potential for dividends. The banking system in Iraq is still modest in its structure and in the percentage of its contribution to GDP. Despite the fact that private banks dominate a large percentage of the banking system’s total capital, the public sector has a complete monopoly over government financial transactions. The CBI has been carrying series of reforms that aim to establish a banking system capable of mobilising and allocating financial resources and improving capacity to serve economic activity in order to achieve continual high economic growth rates. This reform modernises and strengthens banks by bringing about major changes in the nature of the industry and restructuring it to mobilise domestic savings, limit capital flight, and attract foreign investment flows.

real terms between 2013 and 2017. In the recent years Iraq

the construction of 650,000 units per year in order to

unveiled major projects to satisfy the increasing demands

accommodate an expected population of 38 million by

for real improvements of infrastructure and in housing

2018. The planned and ongoing projects including $31.6bn

specifically. New projects holding out new opportunities for

allocated to the strategic National Development Plan

construction firms range from refurbishing and building

2010-2014, on new housing development, $100bn long

electricity, water and sewerage plants, to the upgrading

term investment required for housing in the major urban

of the national network of ports, roads, airports, various

centres, and $10bn on 57 residential projects currently

public works, bridges, hospitals and schools.

being implemented by the Ministry of Reconstruction and

According to the Ministry of Construction and Housing,

Housing across Iraq’s provinces. It is worth noting that

Iraq plans to spend $9.5 billion on roads, bridges and

the Iraqi government recently exempted its citizens from

housing by the end of 2018, with an allocated budget of

paying interest on real estate loans.

$1bn for transport and communications in 2013. More foreign firms are becoming involved to redevelop or build

FINANCIAL SECTOR

airports and seaports, as well as constructing 2,000km of

Iraq was the first country in the region to establish banks,

rail track. There are number of ongoing projects including

in 1890-1 when first bank was formed. In 1922-1964, Iraq

$8bn in transportation projects, including airports,

established a series of privately and publicly owned banks.

railways, roads and ports, and $300 m on road plans,

Iraq’s Central Bank (CBI) is one of the oldest central

including a new six-lane express way to the Turkish border

banks in the region. It was founded in Baghdad in 1947

and 15 new bridges in Baghdad to improve the traffic flow

and has branches in Basra, Mosul, and later Erbil, and

across the city. The Ministry of Planning and Development

Sulaymaniyah.

has scheduled $250 – 275bn for spending on infrastructure projects and other investments over the next 5 years. The housing sector witnessing massive investment boom driven by a growing number of middle class families buying properties and a rising demand for housing units, Iraq’s real estate market witnessed a massive increase in size and value during the past few years. Iraqi officials

Banks in Iraq include 7 state-owned banks (which own 479 branches, 8 of which are located abroad), as well as 47 private banks, which are divided into 23 commercial banks, 12 Islamic banks, and 12 foreign banks. In total, they own 515 branches, 4 of which are located abroad. As part of an effort to liberalise the economy, in the first

have estimated that by 2015 the population could reach 39

three months of 2014, the CBI granted approval to 15 Arab

million for which an additional 1.9 million housing units

and international banks to open branches in Baghdad,

will be needed. The scale of need can be understood by

with additional branches expected. International banks

some regional examples. In Basra, for instance, a survey

are permitted to enter Iraq as branches, subsidiaries,

indicated that 44,700 new housing units are required, while

representative offices or through joint ventures with local

a further 9,000 units need upgrading. Najaf, meanwhile,

banks.

has drawn up plans worth £26.6bn for projects including

The private sector banking industry is particularly well

200,000 housing units.

Useful Contacts British Embassy in Baghdad International Zone Baghdad Iraq Tel: +964 7901 926 280 UK Trade & Investment Baghdad Email: baghdad.commercial@fco.gov.uk Enquiries: +964 (0)7901 927 915 Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in London 3 Elvaston Place London SW7 5QH Tel: +44 20 7594 0180 Fax: +44 20 7371 1652 Email: lonemb@iraqmofamail.net www.iraqembassy.org.uk Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce Sa’adoun St PO Box 3388 Baghdad Tel: +964 1 8888850 Email: Ficcbaghdad@hotmail.com Website: www.ficciraqbag.org National Investment Commission (NIC) Email: info@investpromo.gov.iq Website: http://investpromo.gov.iq

placed, as it will play a central role in this economic

According to the Construction and Housing Ministry and

resurgence and represents the largest segment of the Iraqi

Ministry of Planning’s data, Iraq suffers from a nationwide

Stock Exchange. Further, private banks will finish raising

deficit of nearly 4 million housing units, requiring

significant capital in the second half of the 2014, which

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IRAQ LISTINGS AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD & DRINK Al-Hazim Group Alhay Alaskary - House No 14, Dahuk – Iraq Tel: +9647481746605 Email: info@alhazimgroup.com Website: www.alhazimgroup.com/ Refrigerated stores and distributors

Alliba Food Company Baghdad - Iraq Tel: + +964 770 444 06 99 Mobile: ++964 790 264 31 35 Email: saja@allibafood.com Website: www.allibafood.com/index.html Wide range of food products

AL-Taid For General Contracting trading & Co ltd Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +9647901590647 Website: www.altaidco.com Food supplies services, transportations, maintenance services and spare parts supplies, kitchen equipment supplies

AUTOMOBILE ABILITY 12 Yazdandokht Street, Ainkawa District, Erbil – Iraq Tel: + 964 (0750) 747 5555 / + 964 (0750) 747 6666 Email: info@ability-cars.com Website: www.ability-cars.com/index.htm Armoured vehicles, hardened vehicles, pick-up trucks

Al-Kasid Group Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 770 44 44 406 Email: info@al-kasid.ae Website: www.al-kasid.com/Al-Kasid Exclusive distributor for the Hyundai Corporation

Auto Technology Centre (ATC) Tel: +964 700 145293 Email: sales@autotechnologycenter.com Website: tm@autotechnologycenter.com Website: www.autotechnologycenter.com/ Measurement equipment, technical engineering literature & education for the automotive industry

Qimma Co Baghdad-Sena’a St-Tuza Bulding- 2nd floor, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 7708 506 626 Email: info(@)qimmatech.com Website: www.topforwebs.com Construction and development of software solutions and design

BANKING & FINANCE Agricultural Cooperation Bank Al Rasheed, Al Senak St, Baghdad 8164768, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 8189081 Mobile: +964 07903593290 Website: www.agriculturalbank.gov.iq Personal and commercial accounts; cash deposits from institutions, companies and individuals; on-order deposits; financing commercial activities

Ashur International Bank for Investment Al Tufaha Furniture Building, Oqba Bin Nafeh Square, Qhusum Area, PO Box 3636 Baghdad, Iraq Tel: +964 714 3313339 Fax: +964 714 3320660

Email: info@ashurbank.com Website: www.ashurbank.com Retail, private, business, corporate, investment banking and real estate finance

Fax: +964 1 7174461 Email: info-isx@isx-iq.net website: www.isx-iq.net Securities markets

Babylon Bank

National Bank of Iraq

Building 22, 91 Al Saadoon Street, Mahla 101, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 717 3686 / 07901911374 Fax: +964 1 7191014 Email: info@babylonbank-iq.com Website: www.babylonbank-iq.com Commercial projects, trade finance and personal banking

National Bank of Iraq, Building 66 Al Saadoun Street, Saadoun Area, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 7902406607 Email: mainbranch@nbirq.com Website: www.nbirq.com Personal current and savings accounts, business accounts, trade finance, credit facilities, transfers, investment banking

Bank of Baghdad Karrada Kharej Street, Alwiya Area, PO Box 3192 Baghdad, Iraq Tel: +964 1 717 5007 Fax: +964 1 717 5006 Email: credit.info@bankofbaghdad.com Website: www.bankofbaghdad.com Personal and commercial accounts

Central Bank of Iraq Building

Rafidain Bank Rafidain Bank Building, Al Rasheed Street, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1-885-7183 Fax: +964 1-816-5035 Website: www.rafidain-bank.org Commercial banking services, consumer and government lending, trade and project finance

Rasheed Bank

Al Rashid Street, PO Box 64 Baghdad, Iraq Tel: +964 1 816 5172 Fax: +964 1 816 6802 Email: cbi@cbi.iq Website: www.cbi.iq Currency and supervision of banking sector

Commercial Bank of Iraq PSC Al-Sadoon Street, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 7405583 Fax: +964 1 7184312 Email: commerce_iraq@hotmail.com; cbiraq@yahoo.com Website: www.ahliunited.com Retail, corporate and private banking, wealth management and treasury

Rasheed Bank Building, Street 25, Area 110, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 8188921 / 8177976 Fax: +964 1 8826201 Email: rasheed@uruklink.net Website: rasheedbank.gov.iq/e-index.htm Personal and commercial accounts; cash deposits from institutions, companies, bureaus and individuals; financing commercial activities; bank intermediation

Real Estate Bank Karada Outside, Replaced-905 /Alley-5 Building 1, Baghdad - Iraq Website: www.reb-iraq.com Real estate loans, commercial banking and guarantee

Sumer Commercial Bank

Credit Bank of Iraq Al-Sadoun, Building Al-Alwea, Near Firdous Square Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964 1 718 2198 Fax: +964 1 717 0156 Email: cbi@nbk.com Website: www.creditbankofiraq.com Personal current and deposit accounts, foreign exchange, stock exchange, loans, financing projects, money transfers and credit

Dar Es Salaam Investment Bank Building 3, 41 Al Nidal Street, 103 Al Saadoun Area PO Box 3067 Baghdad, Iraq Tel: +964 1 7196488 Email: info@desiraq.com Website: www.desiraq.com Personal and corporate banking, account services, local and international payment services, trade services to support importers, financing business, share dealing services on the Iraqi stock exchange

Economy Bank for Investment & Finance House-180, Street 17, 14 Ramadan Hay Al-Andalus Area Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 543 9937 Fax: +964 1 543 9939 Email: info@economybankiraq.com Website: www.economybankiraq.com Personal and corporate banking, foreign exchange, letters of credit

Iraq Stock Exchange Iraq Stock Exchange Building, Al Alawiyah Area Baghdad - Iraq Tel: 07711211522 / 07270094594

Building 13, Street 16, Sec 908, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 7196472 Fax: +964 1 7193557 Email: sumerbank99@hotmail.com Website: www.sumerbankiq.com Personal and corporate banking, letters of guarantees, issuing bills of exchange and money transfers

Trade Bank of Iraq 608 Al-Yarmouk District, Street 1/Building 20, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 5433561 / 2 / 3 Fax: +964 1 5433560 Email: info@tbiraq.com Website: www.tbiraq.com Commercial projects and trade finance; personal banking

Warka Investment Bank for Investment and Finance Warka Bank for Investment and Finance Building 10th Floor, Khalani Square, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 7178444 / 2828 Email: main@warka-bank-iq.com Website: www.warka-bank.com/ Personal current and savings accounts, commercial banking and investment

COMPUTER HARDWARE AITC Al-Badri Information Technology Co Ltd Baghdad, Al Ihsan Building, Baghdad - Iraq Mobile: +964 (0) 7901914711 Email: marketing@aitc-iraq.com; faisal@aitc-iraq.com Website: www.aitc-iraq.com/index.php High quality products and services that meet the World Standards

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IRAQ LISTINGS AL-NABAA Information Technology LLC Al-Sina’a Street, Baghdad, Iraq Website: www.al-nabaa.net Wireless monitoring system for the purposes of signal transduction over wireless transmitters

Tel: +964 66 455124 Email: agreenco_2003@yahoo.com Construction and engineering (general trading) ABCC

ALFAYHA GROUP

Tel: +964 (0)1 776 3420 Fax: +964 (0)1 776 3420 Email: baghdad@dargroup.com Website: www.dargroup.com Consulting services

Basra – Iraq Tel: +964 781 16677989 Mobile: +964 781 1991921 Website: www.al-fayhagroup.com Piling, design, supply, transport and hammering; pre-cast concrete; bridge girders; marine steel structure; cladding installation

Tiller

Baghdad Sinaa Street, PO Box 35055 Baghdad, Iraq Tel: +964 01 7170118 / +964 01 7194336 Fax: +964 01 7170174 Mobile: +964 780 1424494 Website: www.al-nabaa.com Network Solutions (NNS)

Al-Mahara Trading FZCO

Almunshed Alarabi Construction Limited

ELECTRONICS & ELECTRICAL

Baghdad - Al-Sina’a Street, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 7182117 / +964 7400 190607 Email: info [a] al-mahara.com Website: www.al-mahara.com/ IT and Network Solutions; solutions and satellite media broadcasting

Street 71, East Karrada Area, District 903, Baghdad Baghdad - IRAQ Tel: + 964 17193438 Fax: +964 1-718-6321 Email: inquiries@almunshedalarabi.com Website: www.almunshedalarabi.com Civil and structural engineering

Al Nabaa Network Solutions

InterGlobe Enterprise Solutions Al-Slaik, Al-Tabaqchali Sq. Sec.318, H-70, St-29, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 (1) 4434151- 4421552 Fax: +964 (1) 4424822 Website: www.interglobenetworks.com/ IT and Network Solutions; solutions and satellite media broadcasting

Halabja Group

RiTS

Iraq Arrow Co

Al Arasat , Hai Babel, Baghdad - Iraq Mobile: +964790 1934353 / +964790 1941405 Email: info@rits-iraq.com Website: www.rits-iraq.com Network hardware and parts, IT system integrator, software and hardware provider, IT & management

Building 17, St.18, Dis 902, Al-Andalus Square, Al-Karada Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964-790-1907788 / +964-790-1999982 Website: www.iraqarrow.com Engineering, design and construction

Smart Solutions Al Bataween, Baghdad, Baghdad - Iraq Mobile: +964.7805-684-556 Email: info@iraq-smart.com ; sales@iraq-smart.com Website: www.iraq-smart.com/ Smart card company solutions offer integrated strategy implementing, systems integration services, and application hosting

Southrox Beradhyah - Basra Said Ameen Street – Beside Al Hadhdara Al Arabyah Schools Show Room: Al Jazaer – Beside Ibn Ghazwan Hospital Mobile: +964-7821066664, Basra - Iraq Baghdad Office Arasat – Al Masbah District Baghdad - Iraq Mobile: +964-7809766667 Website: www.southroxiraq.com Distributor for Xerox printing solutions

Sulaimany-Malik Mahmood street- Halabja group Bulding Halabja - Iraq Tel: +964 533310147 / +964 533310148 Email: info@halabjagroup.com Website: www.halabjagroup.com Material and Industrial supplier

Noor Al Nather for General Trading & Agencies Trading Al Mansour Street, Baghdad, Baghdad - IRAQ Tel: +964 (0)7721 096 969 Email: natheralbayaty@yahoo.com Heavy equipment and hydraulic system ABCC

Pan East General Contracting Co. Baghdad- Harithia- Al Mohameen Basra- Manawi Basah Basra – Iraq Tel: +964 79 01470301 Mobile: + 964 78 13035360 Baghdad Office: Al-Harthia - Hay Al Mohameen Mahale 213 - zoqaq 44 - dar 40, Baghdad - Iraq Email: Info@paneastltd.com Website: www.paneastltd.com Contracting, trading and communication

CONSULTING & SERVICES

Tigris Net Ltd

Ali Abdulkerim Office

Dar No.25, Zuqaq No.14, Mahalla 906 Sena ah Street, Hay Al-Wahda, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 (0) 7901359798 Email: iraq-south@tigrisnet.com Website: www.tigrisnet.com IT solutions

Basrah – Ashar, Basra - Iraq Email: Alikerim_t@yahoo.com Tel: +907801031900 / 07703238586 Website: aliabdulkerim.atspace.com/ Printing services, translation (legal and official documents), knowledge of the judicial terminology and all officials legal notary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CONSTRUCTION A Green Company Opposite Sheraton International Hotel, Erbil - IRAQ

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Dar Al-Handasah Shair and Partners Al Jadriah Quarter, District 913 Street 73, Distric 913, PO Box 2442, Baghdad, Iraq

House 8, Street 12, District 601, Al Mansour, Baghdad, Iraq Tel: +964 079 1921229 / +964 077 15756312 Mobile: +964 079 15756312 Website: www.tillerandco.com Tiller guiding clients through tax, compliance and immigration challenges in Iraq

Al Khairat Al Taiba Co Arasat al Hindiya -Al Alwan trading complex Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964 780 1099788 / +964 780 1099786 Fax: +964 177 62072 Website: www.alkhairat-iraq.com/ Trading in electronics and electrical equipment

Ebtikar Tech Co for Mechatronic & Automation Basrah - Baghdad Street, Iraq Tel: +964 74 01 001 001 Mobile: +964 78 1250 9000 Email: Info@Ebtikar-tech.com Website: www.ebtikar-tech.com Automation, robot design, PLC & Scada system, mechatronic , design and control system

Energy Sciences Group Bab Al Muadam, Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964 7804 724 537 / +964 7901 264 254 Email: ahilan@esg-iq.com ; uloom_altaqa.co60@yahoo.com Website: www.esg-iq.com/index.htm Distribution, supplier of electronics and electrical equipment

Enfinity Electronics Rajwan Bld. -Flat No.1, Zokak 73 Mahella 903, National Theater St. Karrada Baghdad- Iraq, PO Box 3054 Al-elwiyaa post, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964-(01) 7197586 Fax: +964-(01) 7187902 Tel: +964 740014366 Email: info@pgeco-iq.com Website: www.pgeco-iq.com Industrial equipment and technology

Golden Light Company Almaghrab street - Golden Light Building, Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964-1- 4228495 Mobile: +964 7706700053 Website: www.goldenlight-iraq.com General trading and contracting and commercial agencies

Saleem Al Tammimi Electrical Trading Co Najaf - Al Madeianah Street Al Najaf – Iraq Tel: +964 781 78163303 / +964 781 1868982 Mobile: +964 781 2868982 Website: www.saleemaltammimi.com Electrical equipment trading, supplies all kind of electrical items such as (lighting and cables and solar system security items)

Siba Alrafidain Contracting Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964 971 1603584 Mobile: +964 771 7777122

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IRAQ LISTINGS Website: www.sibaalrafidain.com/index.php Distributor of PHENIX (High Power Test Systems and Components)

Email: haitham@mec-iq.com www.mec-iq.com General contracting

Website: www.alhilal-iq.com/ Manufacture of air conditioning equipment, prefab houses, air-coolers and more

Siraj Naybur

Plan Company Ltd.

Al Mallah Group

Al-Abbassiya, Basrah, Iraq Tel: +964 78 11125188 Website: www.rm-electrical.com Distributors of electrical products

Shorsh 101, Street 42, Bldg. 22, Sulaymaniyah - Iraq Tel: +964 (0)53 330 0141 Mobile: +964(0)770 358 1010 Email: plan@plancompanyiraq.com ; tahsin.kader@ plancompanyiraq.com Website: www.plancompanyiraq.com Civil and electro-mechanical; contracting, water production and materials distribution

Al Karada, Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964-770-1606727 Fax: +964-1-7758875 Website: www.almallah.page.tl Building, construction, trade, processing, installation, plants, machinery and equipment

Technical Towers Co Aljadiriya-beside Babylon Hotel, Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964 0 7400144017 / +964 0 7902336190 Email : TTCrym@yahoo.com ; info@TTCiraq.com Website: www.ttciraq.com Engineering consultants

Al Nabaa Network Solutions

PO Box 2101, Baghdad, Iraq Website: www.scci-iq.com Construction supplies

PO Box 35055 Sinaa Street, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 01 7170118 / +964 01 7194336 Fax: +964 01 7170174 Mobile: +964 780 1424494 Website: www.al-nabaa.com Construction materials supplier

Al Mamoura Company for Real Estate Investment

Taha & Partners Group

Al Naser Group

House 5, Street 5, Al Karada Area, 901, PO Box 4377, Baghdad Iraq Tel: +964 1-719-6293 Email: al-sady@mamorairaq.com Website: www.mamorairaq.com Real estate investment, development and consultancy

Taha Building, Baghdad, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 (0) 7901 102 707 Mobile: +964 (0) 7901 947 787 Email: info@taha-partners.com Website: www.taha-partners.com Activities in construction, design, machinery, equipment and publishing

Palstian St, Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964 7901 909020 / +964 7702 505133 Fax: +964 1 7470784 Email: al_nasergroup@yahoo.com Website: www.alnasergroup.com Heavy construction material and industries equipment and machines

Al-Rahmani Group

Technical Resources Ltd

ALMURBAT

Harthiya, Alkindi Street, 213/26/ 6, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 7400 188 998 Fax: +964 7901 907 253 Website: www.alrahmanigroup.com Industrial, engineering, general contracting, construction, infrastructure and consultancy

Building 16, Street 34, Sector 915, Al - Jaderiah Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +962-6-585-2990 Fax: +962-6-585-1866 Email: haydar@trciraq.com Website: www.trcoiraq.com General contracting

101 Hay Dragh St. Third floor, Baghdad 10013 Mansoor, Iraq Tel: +964(0)7400214849 Mobile: +964 74 00214948 Fax: +962(6)5562310 Email: info@almurbat.com Website: www.almurbat.com Supplying and installing of environmental devices: nuclear measurements; nuclear protection; nuclear decommissioning; first alarm systems etc

ENGINEERING & REAL ESTATE

Diamond Group Holding

State Organisation for Construction Industries

Al-Jadriyah district, Baghdad University Main Street BLDG # 16 Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 79 01309294 Fax: +964 77 03900247 Email: enquiries@diamond-grp.com Website: www.diamond-grp.com Construction, supply of mechanical equipment

The Kufan Group

General ContrAnwar Sumer acting Co Ltd

URUK Furniture and Decor

Al-Masbah – Baghdad - Iraq - Near German Embassy Dist.929, St 2, Bldg No 2/46, PO Box 10193 – 12921 Baghdad Iraq Tel: +964-1-7172171 Mobile: +964- 7906960323 Fax: +964-1-7186318 Email: muthana_anwarsumer@yahoo.com Website: www.anwarsumer.com/index.php Municipal construction, civil, electrical and mechanical

Al-Mansour Main St, Opposite to Red Crescent, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 790 1915164 Mobile: (+964) 07704425965 Fax: +964 154 22547 Email: alialsarraj@urukfurniture.com Website: www.urukfurniture.com/ Furniture and decoration

Kadow Business Group Sadoun, District 101, Street 1 Building 1, Suite # 123, Baghdad, PO Box 10117, Al Karrada Baghdad, Iraq Tel: +964 (1) 8188639 / +964 (1) 8185502 Fax: +964 (1) 8153622 Email: kadow@kadowgroup.com Website: www.kadowgroup.com General contracting, supplies, marketing, promotion and drilling

Middle East Construction Company Baghdad-Jaderiyah- infront of Babil hotel Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964-790-1433330

Al Mansour Area, Baghdad, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1-542-5149 Fax: +964 1-542-5149 Email: info@kufan-group.com Website: www.kufan-group.com Project management, engineering, procurement, and construction management

EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY Al Badri Information Technology Centre Al Ihsan Building, Street 62, Baghdad, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 (1) 7189982 Fax: +964 (1) 7185278 Website: www.aitc-iraq.com Sale of computer equipment and peripherals

Al-Hilal Industrial & Co Company Building, Zaafaraniya Industrial Area, PO Box 2147, Baghdad, Iraq Tel: +964 1-773-3600 Fax: +964 1-773-768175 Email: info@alhilal-iq.com

Dalina Iraq Cranes PO Box 648, Al-Osra Neighbourhood, Karbala, Iraq Mobile: +964 (0) 7809180561 Tel: +964 (0) 7901200666 Fax: +964 (0) 7901200666 Email: info@dalinairaq-cranes.net Babylon Office: PO Box 648, Babylon Hillah-industrial zone -Aefar-1/72, Babel - Iraq Tel: +964 780 142 3434 Email: zeyad.majid@dalinairaq-cranes.net Website: dalinairaq-cranes.net/ Supplier of crane systems

House of Equipment –DIB ARASSAT MASBAH Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964 790 1470060 / 7703647225 Mobile: +964 770 5828548 Email: info@dib-dar.com Website: dib-dar.com Sale of construction and irrigation equipment

Iratrac Karada – Al- Jadria – Baghdad University St Al Bounia Building Baghdad – Iraq Tel: + 964 78 000 000 88 / +964-1-7783783 Fax: +964-1-7783589 Email: snagy@iratrac.iq ; mfadil@Iratrac.iq Website: www.iratrac.com/ Distributer of full range of CAT construction equipment

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IRAQ LISTINGS Mirza Group Int Co Basrah, Ashaar - Alistqlal St Basra – Iraq Tel: +964-40-413829 / +964-780-1416016 Fax: +964-40-611533 Website: www.mirzagroup.com Construction material suppler and importer

NFT Specialised in Tower Cranes LLC Tel: +964 750 3970579 Mobile: +964 750 3970579 Website: www.nftcrane.com Construction equipment

Southrox Basra - Beradhyah, Said Ameen Street Email: info@southroxiraq.com Mobile: +964-7821066664 Baghdad Office: Arasat – Al Masbah District Mobile: +964-7809766667 Website: www.southroxiraq.com Distributor for Xerox printing solutions

Steadvale Air Systems Ltd Al- Makateb Street Al- Jumhuriyah District Basra – Iraq Mobile: +964 780 100097 Email: Contact@iraq-uk-gateway.co.uk Website: www.iraq-uk-gateway.com/ Providers of air compressor /dryer, spare parts supply, servicing and allied activities

Zamzam Co ZAMZAM complexes near Imam Ali shrine PO Box 470 Najaf Iraq Tel: +964 7810036199 Mobile: +964 7901908175 Email: info@zamzam-group.com Baghdad Office: Baghdad - Iraq Mobile: +964 -7901908175 E-mail: info@zamzam-group.com Website: www.zamzam-group.com Construction material supplier and industrial equipment

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS & MEDICAL Alyara Co Karada Kharij Baghdad – Iraq Email: info@alyara.com Website: www.alyara.com Medical, lab and scientific systems marketing and services

Iraqi Biotechnology Company Ltd Al Harthia, next to Al Qubanchy Mosque Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964 07901171599 Email: sales@iraqbiotech.com Website: www.iraqbiotech.com Service to the scientific-research community and clinical laboratories

Pioneers Pharma Waziriah, Baghdad Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964-1-425 6664 & 425-6291 Mobile: +964-7901-375-226 Fax: +1-413-235-6909 (USA)

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Email: sk@pioneerspharma.com Website: www.pioneerspharma.com/ Licensed to distribute and promote pharma and medical products

Shams Anahar Co Hay Al- Wahda, Mahala 904, Zuqaq 36 - House 18 Baghdad - Iraq Mobile: +964 7901 399838 Tel: +964 171 89272\ 71 75505 Fax: +964 17177754 Website: www.gasgousgroup.com Distribution, medical industry, trading and consultation

State Company for Marketing Drugs and Medical Appliances Mansour City, PO Box 6138, Baghdad Iraq Tel: +1 914-360-6775 Fax: +1 240-255-4090 Email: dg@kimadia.com Website: www.kimadia-iraq.com Control and supervision for the trade of pharmaceutical products, medical supplies and equipment

IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS AsiaCell Communications Asiacell Building, Salem Street Kurdistan Region Sulaimaniya - Iraq Tel: +964 770-110-5241 / +9647701195859 Fax: +964 770-119-5950 Email: customercare@asiacell.com ; marketingdirector@asiacell.com Website: www.asiacell.com Operates and manages GSM mobile network

Basrah East Company BEC Building, Ashar Street, PO Box 2141, Baghdad Iraq Tel: +964 40-640691 Fax: +964 40-623919 Mobile: +964 780 1390180 Email: info@basraheast.com Website: www.basraheast.com Trade of industrial and power equipment

Delta Communications Al-mansour-opposite Ninewa Restaurant Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964-7506800900 Basra Office: Basra-14 tamooze Basra - Iraq Tel: +964-7508888953 Website: www.deltairaq.net Information and communication technology industry

GCCIT Ziyouna/ MAIn Street Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964-790-2272267 / +964-770-5320235 Email: info@masaratcom.com Website: www.gccitcom.com Information and communication technology industry

KFC Telecom Company KFC Telecommunication, Karada -Arasat Al-Hendia Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 7704 524 189 / +964 7801 930 625 Email: kfc@kfc-telecom.com

Website: www.kfc-telecom.com Specialist in turnkey GSM sites implementations

Korek Telecom 45 Kurdistan Street, Pirmam, Erbil – Iraq Tel: +964 750-440-0022 Mobile: +964 750 770 1999 Email: info@korektel.com Website: www.korektel.com Ownership, operation and Information and communication technology industry

ORINT Tel: +9647702222992 / +964-770-4363041 Email: info@orintinc.com Website: www.orintinc.com Voice and Data Networking, enterprise-wide IT integration and telecommunications

RiTS Al Arasat ,Hai Babel Baghdad - Iraq Mobile: +964790 1934353 / Mobile: +964790 1941405 Email: info@rits-iraq.com Website: www.rits-iraq.com IT system integrator, software and hardware provider, IT & management

LEISURE, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY Warwick Babylon Hotel Baghdad Karrada Street - Al-Jadria, Baghdad, Iraq Phone +964 7 505 223 333 Fax +964 1 717 1843 Email: info.babylon@warwickhotels.com Hotel, Tourism

LAW FIRMS Al Dohan & Associates Law Firm Al Mansour, Souk Al Markazi Street, Zukak 14 Mahalla No 603, Building No 41, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 5432455 Fax + 964 1 7197091 Email: info@dohanlawfirm.com Website: www.dohanlawfirm.com/index.htm Advocates and legal consultants

Al Rassim Law Firm Co Al Saadon St, Al-Saha Building, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1-7196325 / +964 79-6287875 Fax: +964-1-7191043 Mobile: +964 780 1162273 / +964 780 8813186 Website: www.rassimlawfirm.net Advocates and legal consultants

Alsaif Advocates & Legal Consultants Baghdad – Arassat, Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964-1-7764706 / +964-770087999 Email: info@saiflaw.com Website: www.saiflaw.com Arbitration, agreement drafting, property and real estate, legal, banking and finance, taxation and customs

Hussain Al-Azzaw ABU-NUAIS ST- NEAR BABIL HOTEL - St 67 PO Box 2699 ALJADREEA, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: + 964 7760165 Mobile: +964 07901345810 Email: info@azzawilaw.com

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IRAQ LISTINGS Website: www.azzawilaw.com/ Legal services, commercial and civil Law, taxation, intellectual property, business law and legal contracts

Khori Yasa Setaqan Qr. Faris Bawa Str. Building No 5, Erbil - Iraq Tel: +964 (0) 7504679918 Mobile: +964 750 4679918 Website: www.khoriyasa.com Legal services

MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS Advanced Foodstuff Industrials Co (AFICO) Ibrahimiya – Karbala city, Karbala – Iraq Tel: +9647801098520 / +96432321649 Email: info@aficoiraq.com Website: www.aficoiraq.com Production of soft drink, juices and bottled water

Wassit State Company for Textile Industries Wassit - Iraq Tel: +964-23-321706 Mobile: +964 7801429366 Email: info@wsctiiraq.com Website: www.wsctiiraq.com Textiles

Diala Diala Company for Electrical Industries The New Road Baghdad - Baquba/PO Box 1118, Waziria Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1-882-6051 Mobile: +964 7903404596 Email: info@dialacompany.com Website: www.dialacompany.com Machinery and equipment

Hanaya Mechanical & Construction Contracts Sabi’ Abkar, PO Box 4206 Baghdad, Iraq Tel: +964-790-1944127 Email: info@hanayaco.com civil@hanayaco.com Website: www.hanayaco.com Services for building, warehouses and galleries

Iraqi Rubber Company Waziria Industrial Area, District 303, Street 7, Building No 5 Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +9647901 775354 / +964 770 6281958 Email: iraqirubber@gmail.com Website: www.iraqirubber.com Rubber lining and epoxy lining for chemical plants

Iraqichalk Ave. 727 - Alley 18 Building No 17, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964-790-1351283 Mobile: +9641-7901351283 Email: info@iraqichalk.com hmad@iraqichalk.com Website: www.iraqichalk.com Manufacturer of multi-colour chalk

Middle East for Aluminum & Furniture Hai Al-Sagdone, Tounes St, Al-Nasr Square Mahal 101, 23rd St, House 29, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +9641 – 8867862 / +9641 – 8857292 / +9641 - 8166898 Fax: (+ 964) - 1-8854338 Email: midco@uruklink.net Website: www.mid-alco.com Aluminium and furniture

Southern Cement PO Box 5, Al Samawah, Al Muthana - Iraq Tel: +964 372-2961 Email: infor@southern-cement.com Website: www.southern-cement.com Manufacture and distribution of cement

Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 750 7 2222 16 Mobile: +964 77 0 77 11 454 Email: info@alawjmedia.com Website: www.alawjmedia.com Video and short film productions

OIL & GAS

Albasrah for Digital Printing

Al Mrooj Company for Oil Services Ltd Al-Mansour, Al-Amirat district, PO Box 50300 Al- Ma’amon Baghdad –Iraq Tel: +964 (1) 5412787 Fax: +964 (1) 5418155 Email: amir.ki@mroojoil.com Basrah Office: Al-Tahseenia , Al-Noor building, Basra – Iraq Tel: +964-4-620225 Email: basrah@mroojoil.com Website: www.mroojoil.com Oil exploration, drilling and logging

Al Qabas Gorup 14 Rammadhan Street, No. 26, M. 609, Z. 33, Al-Mansour PO Box 15033, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 5420954 Mobile: 00964 7901906291 Fax: +964 1 5412779 Email: info@alqabasgroup.com Website: www.alqabasgroup.com Service for oil and gas industry

Basrah East Co Ltd PO Box 2141 Basra, Basra - Iraq Baghdad Office: SAPCO Group, Al-Mansoor, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 1 5412787 / +964 1 5413516 Fax +964 1 1 5418155 Email: sapco_iraq@shammery.com Website: www.shammery.com/ Oil and gas power plant construction and rehabilitation

Integrated Inspection & Surveying Basra City – Al Abasyea, Al Jazaeer Street, Building #90 Basra - Iraq Tel: +964 750 144 4604 / +964 750 818 4945 Email: admin.ho@iisurveying.com Website: www.iisurveying.com Inspection and surveying of oilfield and services

State Gas Company Khor al Zabir Area, PO Box 1201, Basra - Iraq Tel: +96440642341 Fax: +96440642340 Email: sgco_office2009@sgciraq.com Website: www.sgciraq.com Exploration, production, transportation and storage

Technical United Oilfield Services & Supplies Co Ltd Al-Mansur, Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964-1-5411424 Fax: +964-1-5415498 Mobile: +964-7809124174 Website: www.tuossco.com/ Services and supplies for the oil and gas industry, petrochemical, power, and water treatments projects

PUBLISHING, MEDIA, FILM & DESIGN Al Awj Media 14 Ramadan St Locality 611, Street 18, building 118, g26 floor

Comeesh Street, Beside Shiraton Hotel 2nd Floot ShatAlarab Complex, PO Box 1035 Basra Basra - Iraq Mobile: +964 780 1256023 / +964 780 3451954 Website: www.Albasrah.de Printing and advertising

Diyaroutdoor Co Al Mansour, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: + 964 7901 90 90 90 Email: sales@diyaroutdoor.com Website: www.diyaroutdoor.com Advertising agency

Future Group for Multimedia Production and Services Zayona - Rubae’e Street, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964-1-7470033 Mobile: +9647901543961 – 750232924 hussam@magiccarpetltd.com Website: www.spacetooniraq.com/ Media production and distribution

IFP Iraq Al Mashraq Street, Villa #2Hadiab, Ankawa Erbil – Iraq Tel: +964 66 2567634 / +964 66 2645511 Fax: +44 20 71066688 Email: info@ifpiraq.com Website: www.ifpiraq.com Organizing international fairs

Se7eN Arts promotional solutions Basra - Iraq Tel: +964 770 717 2820 / +964 750 936 8908 Website: se7en-arts.com/ Graphic Design; online marketing and technical support

YD Universal Arasat, Baghdad, Baghdad - Iraq Tel: +964 (0) 781 781 57 57 Mobile: + 964 750 1047172 Email: hello@yduniversal.com Website: www.yduniversal.com/ Advertising agency

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISITICS & SUPPLIES AlMasar Al-Iraqi Co LLC Manawi Pasha Street PO Box 85885, Basra, Basra - Iraq Tel: +964-7712554677 / +964-7704926113 operation@iraqilogistic.com almasar@iraqilogistic.com Website: www.iraqilogistic.com Shipping and transport services

Dijla Group Dijla Group Complex, Nasir Square Tunis Street, Baghdad, Baghdad – Iraq Tel: +964-7504232427 Email: dijlaco@nol.com.jo Website: www.dijlagroup.com Freight forwarding services, information technology, construction

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ALGERIA COUNTRY JORDAN COUNTRY PROFILE PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan CAPITAL: Amman LAND AREA: 92,300km2 POPULATION: 7,930,491 (July 2014 est.)

MAIN INDUSTRIES: Clothing, fertilisers, potash, phosphate mining, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing and tourism

CURRENCY: Jordanian Dinar (JD)

EXPORTS: Clothing, fertilisers, potash, phosphates, vegetables and pharmaceuticals

LANGUAGES: Arabic is the official language, but English is widely spoken in business

IMPORTS: Crude oil, machinery, transport equipment, iron, cereals

GDP GROWTH: 3.8% (2015 est)

T

he economy of Jordan is picking up strength with forecasts for higher year-on-year growth in coming years, while lower oil prices should provide respite from the kingdom’s energy burden. According to the country’s Department of Statistics, real GDP growth stood at 3% in the first half of 2014 helped by strong performances in mining, utilities and construction.

Jordan’s growth is on the increase rising up to 3% for

have been protected to make the region a major tourist

linked tourism and religious sites. The two countries have

2014, up from around 2.8% in 2013, according to a

zone. Aqaba offered substantial incentives to attract

pledged to work closer together to develop joint tourism

central bank official speaking in early December. As the

investors and international partners were currently

and religious programmes aimed at encouraging Arab and

IMF stated, “the economic outlook is positive. Growth is

being sought to help complete new container terminals

foreign tourists to visit Islamic and religious holy sites

expected to increase to 3.8% in 2015 while the current

including facilities for LNG, and mega projects for resorts

located in both countries which are of prime importance to

account would further narrow to 5.9% of GDP. The

and major real estate expansion. These prestige projects

different faith communities all over the world.

economy is being helped by lower oil prices which will in

include the Marsa Zayed, Ayla Oasis and Saraya Aqaba.

particular lower in the next few years the import bill.”

Jordan is receiving support from the Kuwait Fund to

partnerships and investment. The country has built

The continued reduction in oil prices could substantially

implement much needed new water projects in the

a highly sophisticated healthcare system to achieve a

ease fiscal pressure for Jordan. A 20% drop in oil prices,

Kingdom. The new projects include the Ain Ghazal

high reputation across the MENA region and is able to

for example, brings savings of JD800m ($1.1bn) to the

waste water treatment plant in Amman and the Mujib

attract increased numbers of overseas patients from

kingdom’s JD4.08bn ($5.8bn) import bill, as well as

Dam water drawing project of 500 cubic meters/hour

neighbouring Arab countries.

reducing the budget deficit, the central bank governor

capacity, designed to supply water to 230,000 citizens in

said in October 2014. Growth is expected to accelerate to

the south of the country. A 19km-long pipeline project

The country has invested heavily to develop its

3.5-4% in 2015 on the back of cheaper energy, stronger

at a cost of JD10million provided by the Fund will be

external demand and a pick-up in economic activity.

launched to channel water from the Mujib Dam to Karak,

The construction sector constituted some 20% of Jordan’s GDP and there were 2,200 contractors registered to operate in the country, according to HE Eng Sami Halaseh, Jordan’s Minister of Public Works and Housing. He informed the Arab-British Economic Forum in October 2014 that Jordan had been successful in attracting financing from major international agencies such as the World Bank, USAID and the European Union and was implementing a series of new construction projects for

140km south of Amman.

TOURISM Tourism is one of the main sectors in the Jordanian economy since the country is home to numerous sits of great natural beauty and historic significance. Petra is a unique historical and archaeological city in the southern governorate of Ma’an which is world famous for its rockcut architecture and rightly has the protected status of a

Jordan’s healthcare sector is a key area for business

healthcare facilities over the years spending over 9% of its GDP on health and this investment has paid off. Patients were drawn to the advanced medical treatment available in the network of well-equipped modern hospitals run by Jordanian private companies. Treatment costs in Jordan are very competitive and on average 25% of the costs of similar treatment in Europe. The percentage of doctors per head of the population In Jordan was extremely good and thousands of the country’s physicians received their professional training in the UK. Jordan also excels in the production of pharmaceuticals with 80% of the products manufactured for export and

roads, public buildings, hospitals and schools.

UNESCO world heritage site.

The Aqaba region occupies a central place within the

The Dead Sea region has great potential for developing

countries worldwide. Close cooperation between the

as a location for well-being and health tourism. A

Jordanian and British medical sectors has long existed but

master plan aims to achieve economic growth and

there is more scope for deepening this cooperation.

Jordanian economy and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) is an important driving force that has enabled the region to attract around $20bn in investment over recent years. Such investment has helped transform Aqaba into a key strategic business hub

human development in the area which offered market opportunities in the expansion of winter sports facilities, luxury accommodation and business tourism.

such products are now exported to more than 60 different

As Dr Radwan Shaban, Chief Economist, Arab Bank, has said Jordan succeeded in rising to the economic challenges of low growth in the years following the global

and gateway to the Levant. Some $700mn are presently

In relation to the tourism sector, Jordan is keen to expand

financial crisis. The country continued to liberalise its

being spent on developing Aqaba port facilities, while at

its joint cooperation with Palestine, mainly in the tourism

economy, maintaining a fixed exchange rate, controlling

the same time the local natural environment and heritage

field, particularly given that both countries have many

inflation effectively and has established comfortable

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JORDAN COUNTRY PROFILE in November 2013. Although Jordan has already signed a number of PPP contracts, the field was subject to various legal ambiguities prior to the passage of the law, reducing Jordan’s ability to harness private capital for the development of public infrastructure. Measures contained in the law in addition to the clarification of PPP contracts include the creation of a council to approve all government contracts with the private sector. Jordan is increasingly keen to involve the private sector in infrastructure development as a fiscal deficit has constrained its capital investment budget. One avenue of support for the private sector is likely to come through increased European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) investments in infrastructure projects. These will help Jordan improve electricity production, as well as the water and energy sectors, which have been exacerbated by the growing influx of refugees from Syria.

foreign reserves. Meanwhile, in response to its energy

from the Jordanian Electricity Network. The MoU

challenge, Jordan adopted a diversification strategy to

included the study of the expansion of the linkage project

invest in alternative energy sources.

and the possibilities of building a joint plant to generate

Jordan had laid the basis for an open economy through

electricity using solar energy.

signing numerous free trade agreements with key

Jordan is taking measures to reduce its reliance on

partners in Europe and the US.

energy imports with a number of projects to boost

Its modern banking sector is one of Jordan’s strengths

renewable energy contributions underway. In March, the

and has been characterised as growing, well capitalised, liquid and profitable. Meanwhile, the country’s software industry has been a key success story in Jordan’s economic growth and its products were now exported to markets as far afield as the Gulf, the US and the UK. Jordan was becoming an important IT hub for the region and its success had created many jobs and new opportunities for investment. Energy imports, which account for 97% of national consumption, are one of the largest drains on the economy. According to official data, the cost of energy, including imported crude oil, oil products and natural

government concluded the first round of its three-stage renewable power projects scheme to boost energy generation. The government signed 12 projects, worth $570m and set to generate a total of 470 GWh a year of electricity in the first phase, while it is eyeing a further eight deals at later stages of the project. Jordan has issued a third round of requests for proposals for renewables projects under the scheme. All the projects under the three phases are due to come on stream by 2018 and the government aims to generate 10% of national energy consumption from renewable resources by 2020.

gas reached 17% of GDP in 2013. However the fall in the

Meanwhile, measures to offset costly diesel and fuel

price of oil to a five-year low in December 2014 should

bills are being implemented. A $65m liquefied natural

help spur economic growth in 2015.

gas terminal is being constructed at Aqaba, which will

Jordan’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Mohammed Hamid and the Head of the Palestinian Energy Authority concluded a Memorandum of

become operational mid-2015. In addition to diversifying supplies, the project is set to save the kingdom as much as $500m a year in energy costs.

Understanding (MoU) in February 2015 to promote

Increasing foreign direct investment is a priority for

cooperation in the field of energy and gas extraction.

achieving economic prosperity. November 2014 saw

The MoU also seeks to expand cooperation in the fields

the first meeting of the country’s Higher Investment

of electricity, energy and renewable energy, exploratory

Council, which is charged with drafting strategies to

drilling of oil and gas and exchange of expertise. The two

attract investment to the kingdom, cultivating a more

countries discussed the completion of the integration

investor-friendly environment and boosting private

process in the electricity power sector through linking

sector participation in the economy. The new council,

Jordanian and Palestinian networks via the Arab

which is made up of both public and private sector

electricity linkage project.

representatives, was created under the kingdom’s

According to Petra News, 16 February 2015, they also discussed Jordan’s intent to import natural gas from

Investment Law to unite under a single body all the previously disparate bodies concerned with investment.

Gaza shores as the Kingdom will continue providing the

In a bid to increase private sector participation, a

West Bank city of Jericho with its needs of electricity

public-private partnership (PPP) law came into force

Useful Contacts British Embassy Damascus Street Abdoun PO Box 87 Amman 11118 Tel: +962 6 590 9200 Fax: +962 6 590 9279 Email: Amman.enquiries@fco.gov.uk Website: www.ukinjordan.fco.gov.uk/en/ Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 6 Upper Phillimore Gardens Kensington London W8 7HA Tel: 020 7 937 3685 Fax: 020 7 937 8795 Email: london@fm.gov.jo Website: www.jordanembassyuk.gov.jo Jordan Investment Board PO Box 893 Amman 11821 Tel: +962 6 560 8400/9 Fax: +962 6 560 8416 Email: info@jib.com.jo Website: www.jordaninvestment.com Jordan Chamber of Commerce PO Box 7029 Amman 11118 Tel: +962 6 590 2040 Fax: +962 6 590 2051 Email: info@jocc.org.jo Website: www.jocc.org.jo

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Jordan Industrial Estates Company (JIEC) JORDAN AT A GLANCE Security & Political Stability Unique & Strategic Location Sound Macro Economy Qualified and Talented Workforce Modern Infrastructure and Globally Connected Country Favorable Business Environment Jordan Offers the Good Life WHY JORDAN INDUSTRIAL ESTATES COMPANY Jordan Industrial Estate Company is a semi government company .It provides incentives and exceptions for Industrial investments in Jordan to foreign and local investors. We provide a professional, trustful and friendly services for you in every step of your industrial investment, ensuring that you proceeds smoothly. What makes Jordan a unique environment to invest in is the following: ◆

100% foreign ownership

Low flat 5% corporate income tax

0% custom duties

0% social service and dividends tax

Free trade agreements to more than 50 countries (Access to approximately 1.5 billion customer worldwide)

WHAT WE OFFER We provide companies and factories that invest in any of our industrial Estates with an attractive incentives that helps reinforce their industrial activity. Developed land plots and standard factory buildings

State-of-the-art infrastructure, road networks and ancillary services

Competitive selling prices and rental rates in Jordan and in the region for both land & Standard Factory Buildings (SFBs)

Streamlined investment and business procedures through the investors’ one stop service shop

A reasonable cost for utilities; including electricity and water

Wastewater treatment plants

A large array of ancillary services

Access to international markets through several trade agreements

Investor’s choice of either owning or renting the property

Duty & quota free access to the U.S. markets

100% ownership

The foreign labor is permitted

Free transfer of shares & Full guarantees on rights and ownership

Low-cost, qualified and educated workforce

OPERATIONAL PROJECTS 1.

Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein Industrial Estate (AIE) / Abdullah II Development Zone – Sahab/Amman

2.

Al-Hassan Industrial Estate (HIE) / Al Hassan Development Zone / Irbid - QIZ

3.

Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II Industrial Estate (HUIE) / Al Hussein Development Zone / Karak - QIZ

4.

Al Muwaqar Industrial Estate/ Al Muwaqar Development Zone - Muwaqar

5.

Aqaba International Industrial Estate / Aqaba - QIZ

Jordan Industrial Estates Company (JIEC) www.jiec.com

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AQABA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (ADC) was launched in 2004 to be the central development arm for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ). ADC is a private shareholding company that is owned by the Government of Jordan and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), and is mandated to develop ASEZ, build new infrastructure and required superstructure, expand existing utilities, create necessary business enablers for ASEZ and manage/operate its key facilities.

assets and for key infrastructure and utilities. ADC strives to develop these assets and optimize private sector participation in their development and management so as to stimulate ASEZ’s economy and promote the overall economic growth and development of ASEZ and the Kingdom of Jordan. ADC managed to maximize the attraction of private sector developers/operators through the establishment of public private partnerships (PPPs).

ADC owns Aqaba ports assets, airport and strategic parcels of land, as well as the development/management rights for these

ADC has also the responsibility to implement ASEZ master plan in a manner that ensures integrated development.

Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC):

P.O Box:

Tel:

+962 3 2039100

2680 Aqaba, 77110 Jordan

Fax:

+962 3 2039110

Email:

Info@adc.jo

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JORDAN LISTINGS AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD AND DRINK Agricultural Polyethylene Co Jerash Street, 11183 Amman Tel: +962 6 4725003 Email: info@daoudco.jo Website: www.daoudco.jo Manufacturer of quality polyethylene films for agricultural and industrial uses

Al Nabil Co for Food Products King Abdullah ll Industrial Estate, Sahab, Amman Tel: +962 6 40 22 004 Fax: 962 6 40 22 693 Email: showroom@nabilfoodproducts.com Website: www.nabilfood.com Manufacture of a wide range of frozen and chilled products

Jabaly Agriculture Group PO Box 381, Amman 11592 Tel: +962 6 4129146 Fax: +962 6 4129138 Email: info@jabalyagri.com Website: www.jabalyagri.com Agricultural supplies

BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL Al Arabi Investment Group Company LLC Al-Rabieh, Abdullah Bin Rawaha Street Building No 1, PO Box 143156, Amman 11814 Tel: +962 6 5522239 Fax: +962 6 5519064 Email: info@ab-invest.net Website: www.ab-invest.net Investment banking, asset management, brokerage and advisory services

Alawneh Exchange 15 Abdul Hamid Shoman St, 2nd Floor, Shmeisani Amman Tel: +962 6 500 30 30 Fax: +962 6 568 34 84 Email: info@alawnehex.com Website: www.alawnehexchange.com Money exchange and remittances

Al-Nisr Insurance Shmeisani - Esam Ajlouni St, Building no 21, PO Box 9194 Amman 11191 Tel: +962 6 5685171 Fax: +962 6 5685890 Email: al-nisr@al-nisr.com Website: www.al-nisr.com Providers of life insurance, personal accidents and individual health insurance

Arab Jordanian Insurance Group (AJIG) Wadi Saqrah Street Oward Optical Signals of Rabia, PO Box 840657, Amman 11184 Tel: +962 6 5666219 Fax: +962 6 5669664 Email: insure@ajig.com Website: www.ajig.com Provision of all types of insurance products and services

Jordan Commercial Bank King Abdallah II Street, 8th Circle, Amman Tel: +962 6 5203000

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CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS Arab Potash Company

Izzat Marji Group (IMG) 10, Amer Bin Malek St, Um Sumaq, PO Box 1945, Amman 11821 Tel: +962 (6) 55 202 84 Fax: +962 (6) 55 202 94 Website: www.marji.jo Heating systems, air conditioning systems, sanitary supplies and plumbing materials

PO Box 1470, Amman - 11118 Tel: +962 6 5200520 Fax: +962 6 5200080 Email: info@arabpotash.com Website: www.arabpotash.com Production of potash

Jordan Industrial Estates Company (JIEC)

Arab Pesticides & Veterinary Drugs Co

DESIGN ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING

King Abdullah II St, Building No. 150 1st floor, Office 101-104, Amman Tel: +962 6 5354161/91/92 Fax: +962 6 5354949 Email: sales@mobedco.com Website: www.mobedco.com Formulation and production of agrochemicals (insecticides, acaricide, fungicides, herbicides, etc)

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Al Kurdi Group PO Box 851171, Amman11185 Tel: +962 6 5527948 Fax: +962 6 5527918 Email: info@kurdigroup.jo Website: www.kurdigroup.jo The group owns a group of different successful businesses, mostly shopping malls

Aqaba Development Corp Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC): 2680 Aqaba, 77110, Jordan Tel: +962 3 2039100 Fax: +962 3 2039110 Email: Info@adc.jo Website: www.adc.jo Development, Free Zone

Aqaba Container Terminal King Hussein bin Talal Street P.O. Box 1944 Aqaba, 77110 Jordan Tel: +962 (0)3 2091111 Fax:+962 (0)3 2039133 Email: customerservice@act.com.jo Webmaster: webmaster@act.com.jo Logistics Terminal

Farah Trading & Contracting Co Al-Sakhra Al-Mosharafa Street, In front of Safeway Aswaq Al Jomla, PO Box 510449, Amman 11151 Tel: +962 6 4776-001 Fax: +962 6 4744-660 Email: cbsc@farah.jo Website: www.farah.jo Electrical, electromechanical and civil engineering construction

HERMA Engineering Services 13 Ali Saraira St, Sweifieh Office No. 301, PO Box 850023 Amman 11185 Tel: +962 6 585 894 8 Fax: +962 6 585 894 7 Email: info@herma-jo.com Website: www.herma-jo.com Maintenance solutions provided for residential and commercial customers

P.O. Box 950278 Amman 11195 Jordan Tel : +962 6 5620055 Fax: +962 6 5620058 E-mail : info@jiec.com.jo Industrial estates in Jordan

Al-Qnadeel Engineering Constructing Co Wasfi Al-Tal Gardens, Amman Tel: +962 6 5678934 Fax: +962 6 5655902 Website: www.alqnadeel.com Specialising in metal works and steel structures

Ideal Solar Energy Co Ltd PO Box 2858, 26 Elia Abu Madi Street, Shmeisani, Amman 11181 Tel: +962 6 566 3355 Fax: +962 6 568 3777 Website: www.hanania.jo Manufacturer of Solar Thermal Systems

Khalifeh Group for Advanced Industries PO Box 212065, Amman 11121 Tel: +962 6 4888222 Fax: +962 6 4888223 Email: Info@kalboard.com Website: www.kalboard.com Manufacturing of educational and business aids

Negem Co for Engineering & Contracting PO Box 475, Amman 11953 Tel: +962 (6) 4706172, 4706171 Fax: +962 (6) 4706018 Email: office@negemco.com.jo Website: www.negemco.com Design, manufacture and supply of structural steel buildings, erection and engineering

Quds Paints Industry Ltd PO Box 176, Sahab 11512 Amman Tel: +962 6 402 9023 Fax: +962 6 402 0504 Email: info@qudspaints.com Website: www.qudspaints.com Paint manufacturer

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS Arbeel Engineering Industries Company PO Box 163 , 11592 Amman Tel: +962 6 4200510 Fax: +962 6 4200511 Email: enquiry@arbeel-electric.com Website: www.arbeel-electric.com Designers and manufacturers of electrical products

Based Software Solutions Sports City Circle Opposite of Shahid Building No. 65, 4th Floor Tel: +962 6 5161119

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JORDAN LISTINGS Fax: +962 6 5160119 Website: www.based-solutions.com Specializing in website design & development, web hosting, email hosting, domain registration

Echo Technology Amman-Wadi Saqra, PO Box 941603, Amman 11194 Tel: +962 6 4612095 Fax: +962 6 4612096 Email: Sales@echo-jo.com Website: www.echo.jo IT services ranging from custom made solutions, Software and IT Consultation

Heat for Engineering & Technology 3rd Floor, Marmarah Centre, Subhi Omari Street Sweifieh, PO Box 140306, Amman, 11814 Tel: +962 6 586 1914 Fax: +962 6 586 3725 Email: info@heat.com.jo Website: www.heat.com.jo Broadcasting and telecommunications

Jordan Engineering Systems Co Mithqal Al-Fayez, Jabal Amman, Amman Tel: +962 6 4601770 Fax: +962 79 5321000 Email: jes@jesjo.com Website: www.jesjo.com Contractor in electronics and communications

JValley Software Solutions Suite 4, 3rd Floor, Abu Dahab Building, 143 Mecca Street Amman 11941, PO Box 2482 Tel: +962 6 586 6707 Fax: +962 6 586 6706 Email:Info@JValley.net Website: www.jvalley.net Information Technology solutions

Philadelphia Solar Al Qastal Industrial Area 2, Airfreight Road PO Box 143808, 11814 Amman Tel: +962 6 471 6601 Fax: +962 6 471 6602 Email: info@philadelphia-solar.com Website: www.philadelphia-solar.com Solar module manufacturer

Rubicon Group Holding Limited Building 6, King Hussein Business Park, Amman, 11183 Tel: +962 6 582 4953 Fax: +962 6 582 5043 www.rubiconholding.com Global transmedia company

Zain Jordan PO Box 940821, Amman 11194 Tel: +962 7 97900900 Fax: +962 7 98510612 Email: info.jo@jo.zain.com Website: www.jo.zain.com Telecommunications

Website: www.ammaneyeclinic.com Pioneer in advanced eye diagnosis and surgery

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC

Website: www.yousefmousacranes.com Crane hire and crane certification for all types of cranes and tower cranes

OIL & GAS

Amman Gate, 17 Queen Zain Al Sharif Street Amman Email: business@hikma.com Website: www.hikma.com Pharmaceuticals

Dalil Engineering Systems

SANA Pharmaceutical Research Company 48 Arab Street Shafa Badran Opposite the Applied Science University, PO Box 710473 Amman 11171 Tel: +962 6 5233349 Fax: +962 6 5233349 Email: info@sana-pharma.com Website: www.sana-pharma.com Research company focused on the development of pharmaceutical products

TRANSPORT & SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Airman Express & Cargo Services Ground Floor/Blg # 6, Badr Shaker AlSyyab St Um Uthaina, Amman Tel: +962 7 89443002 Email: info@airman-express.com Website: www.airman-express.com Operates and handles cargo and dedicated logistics services

Naouri Group Um Uthaina, Sa’ad Bin Abi Waqqas St Building No. 30 Amman Tel: +962 6 5777901 Fax: +962 6 5777911 Email: info@naouri.com Website: www.naouri.com Shipping lines agents

PO Box 110070, Nitham Hewian Complex Hurrya St Mukabalain, Amman Tel: +962 6 4773495 Fax: +962 6 4773496 Email: nidal@dalilsys.com. Website: www.dalilsys.com Gas and power solution provider

Green Environment for Renewable Energy Tabarbour - Al-Shahid St, Building No.297 Amman Tel: +962 6 5054441 Fax: +962 6 5054442 Website: www.green-viro.com Energy consumption consultations, energy saving system designs, and energy saving products

Jordan Oil Shale Company BV (JOSCO) Siwar Bin Amara Street, Bayadir Industrial Area PO Box 140502, Amman 11814 Tel: +962 6 5806 333 Fax: +962 6 5806 444 Website: www.josco.jo Oil Shale exploration

Sahara Group

SERVICE INDUSTRIES

PO Box 18053 Amman 11195 Amman - JORDAN Tel: +962 6 582 1193 Fax: +962 6582 1149 Email: faiq@saharamea.com Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals ABCC

ID Technical Services

SERVICE INDUSTRIES

Khalda, Utbah Iben Ghazwan Street 25 Office 108, Amman Tel: +962 775 406263 Fax: +962 655 13933 Website: www.idtechnical.com Inspection and third party services providers

Al Heezbar Group PO Box 4747 Amman - JORDAN Tel: +962 6 566 2766 Fax: +962 6 566 2766 Email: heezbar@yahoo.com Trading and contracting agent ABCC

Mounir Hajjiri & Assoc PO Box 3110, Amman 11181 Tel: +962 6 5521930 Fax: +962 6 5536954 Website: www.hajjiri.com Architecture and interior design services

Jordan Chamber of Commerce

Najah Engineering Consultants LLC (NEC)

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS, MEDICAL

164 Wasfi Al-Tal Gardens, Amman Tel: +962 6 551 4948 Fax: +962 6 551 4686 Email: info@najahengineering.com Website: www.najahengineering.com Engineering training and consulting services for the power generation, manufacturing industry, and project management

Amman Eye Clinic

Yousef Mousa Crane Co

Jabal Amman 4th Circle, Ibn Khaldoun Street Aqayla Complex 34 Second Floor Tel: +962 6 4611371 Fax: +962 4 611371

PO Box 960364, Amman 11196 Tel: +962 79 5582028 Fax: +962 656 043 01 Email: ymcc@hotmail.com

Princess Bassma Street, PO Box 7029, Amman 11118 JORDAN Tel: +962 6 5902040 Fax: +962 6 5902051 Email: info@jocc.org.jo Website: www.jocc.org.jo Trade association ABCC

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ALGERIA COUNTRY KUWAIT COUNTRY PROFILE PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: State of Kuwait CAPITAL: Kuwait City LAND AREA: 17,820km2 POPULATION: 2,692,526, includes 1,291,354 nonnationals (July 2010 est) LANGUAGE: Arabic but English is widely spoken

MAIN INDUSTRIES: Petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing and construction materials EXPORTS: Oil and refined products, fertilisers IMPORTS: Food, construction materials, vehicles and parts, clothing

CURRENCY: Kuwaiti Dinar (KD)

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conomic activity in Kuwait picked up in 2014. Non-oil growth is projected at 3.5% driven by a combination of continued increase in domestic consumption and some pick-up in government capital spending and private investment, the IMF observed following a country visit in December 2014. Flat oil production would keep the overall real GDP growth positive at 1.3%. The average inflation rate is forecast to remain at about 3%. The current account and fiscal surpluses are expected to remain high. Kuwait accounts for approximately 6.1% of the world’s

monopoly, Kuwait’s telecommunications industry has

Project would include the expansion and modernising of

proven oil reserves, with hydrocarbons revenues

evolved over the past 15 years into one of the region’s

the Mina Al Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries, with

comprising more than 65% of the country’s GDP and

most mature, competitive and technologically advanced.

a focus on producing high-grade products such as diesel

95% of total exports in 2013.

The private sector has invested heavily in the latest

fuel and kerosene for exports. The new refinery, Al Zour,

The country’s banks are amply capitalised and liquid

mobile technology, including 4G, with these services

which is due to be completed in 2019, will be the largest

moving to replace the fixed-line market. Expanding

in the Middle East with a capacity of 615,000 barrels per

fibre-optic networks are expected to help the sector meet

day (bpd). Kuwait currently has three refineries with a

demand for more sophisticated internet services.

combined capacity of 930,000 bpd. The oldest, Shuaiba,

with stable profits. Banks have a combined capital adequacy ratio of 18.3%, falling gross non-performing loans (NPLs) of 3.5% (driven by a combination of lower NPLs in real estate and equity, a pick-up in loan

with a capacity of 200,000 bpd will be closed after Al

OIL SECTOR

Zour goes on stream.

provisioning ratio (general plus specific provisions) of

With new discoveries being made in the north of the

139%. Risks to the financial system from investment

country, and with the industry developing increasingly

companies are contained, although a few companies

sophisticated extraction technologies, Kuwait’s oil

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE

continue to make losses and deleverage and restructure

revenues should receive a new boost. The authorities

their balance sheets and operations.

are also seeking to develop the country’s natural gas

growth and continued write-offs of loans), and a growing

The medium-term economic outlook is favourable. Non-oil GDP growth is expected to pick up to 4%–5% in the medium term, supported by government investment in infrastructure and the oil sector, and by consumption. The fiscal and current account surpluses are projected

resources, as these could provide a valuable alternative for electricity generation. Although the kingdom had been ranked as the world’s sixth-largest oil producer in 2013, the government still has its eyes set on energy diversification, with solar energy being the most

to be significantly lower in the baseline scenario.

promising option.

The main downside risk to the outlook arises from a

The oil sector is overseen by the Supreme Petroleum

sustained decrease in world oil prices as well as slow

Council, which is headed by the prime minister and

implementation of the country’s public investment

composed of a rotating council of six ministers and six

programme embodied in the Development Plan.

private sector representatives who each serve three-

Seven decades of expanding oil production have led to

year terms. Policy implementation is overseen by the

Kuwait having one of the world’s highest GDP per-capita ratios. A generous welfare system guarantees free

Ministry of Oil, whose remit includes both upstream and downstream segments, while the Kuwait Petroleum

Driven by an expanding population and a slate of new infrastructure projects expected to enhance economic development and meet growing energy demands, Kuwait’s construction industry is set to grow impressively in 2014. Infrastructure projects in the pipeline will see an influx of public and private spending on road, airport and energy projects, while rising demand for housing and hotels has led to promising opportunities in the hospitality and residential real estate segments. The real estate has been one of the best-performing non-oil industries in Kuwait during recent years. A period of recovery in 2011 and 2012 following the 2008 global downturn led to real estate growth increasing significantly in 2013, driven by rising residential demand and strong performance in the investment and commercial segments, as well as the revision of

education, healthcare and housing to its citizens, while

Corporation (KPC) controls domestic and foreign oil

subsidised electricity, water and fuel prices are offered

investments through various subsidiaries.

to residents.

The Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) is planning to

to hit KD372 million ($1.27 billion) in September 2014

spend $40bn in the period to 2022 on projects including a

after experiencing slower activity during the summer

new refinery and a clean fuels project, its chief executive

months. The growth was supported by a strong

Mohammed Ghazi Al Mutairi has said. The Clean Fuels

performance in the investment sector which recovered

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financing laws as part of efforts to support new buyers. Real estate sales registered a 16% year-on-year growth

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KUWAIT COUNTRY PROFILE and address disparities in the labour market.

strongly from the slower summer months, stated the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) in a report.

Work started on the Sabah Al Salim (Al Shedadiya)

RETAIL SECTOR

University, a major project coming up on over six million

Kuwait is one of the world’s most affluent societies and

campus will comprise 11 faculties with 22 structures, as

sq m area, and is due for completion by 2019. The main

home to a growing and diversifying retail sector. With

well as 11 buildings for sports, reported Kuwait News

strong economic fundamentals and a steady increase

Agency, Kuna. The project is being executed on a fixed-

in consumer purchasing power, retail is on a sure

time schedule, the report quoted Qotaiba Al Erzouqi,

foundation. On the back of this, mall space is set to

the head of the construction programme at Kuwait

expand, as are food and beverages, driven by consumer

University, as saying. Project engineer Qais Al-Rayis said

prosperity and a younger generation that is boosting

the campus was the fourth largest construction project

spending and shopping online. According to Alpen

and the current biggest educational development in the

Capital investment bank, the size of wholesale and retail

world, said the report.

trade in Kuwait was $5.8bn in 2013, which is dwarfed by figures from retail hubs such as Dubai with sales growth

HEALTHCARE

in the UAE estimated at 7.6% year-on-year to $52.1bn in

A growing population and a rise in the incidence of

2013. The latest MasterCard consumer confidence index,

non-communicable diseases have been placing greater

published in November 2014, showed that sentiment

demands on health services, and, in response efforts

had eased slightly in Kuwait, but remained strong, with

are being made to boost capacity in Kuwait’s healthcare

the country scoring 92.6 out of 100, outperforming the

facilities. As some $3.2bn in projects are planned, the

Middle East region that recorded an aggregate score of 78.5. Previously, Kuwait notched up the strongest

private sector can look forward to a greater number

performance in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa

of partnerships with the government. Efforts to tackle

with a score of 96.8.

lifestyle diseases will intensify, especially as privatisation frees up new resources to be dedicated to Kuwaiti

Attempts to diversify the economy away from

nationals and as public awareness of the issue rises.

hydrocarbons have helped drive industrial development. Non-oil GDP saw 10% growth in 2012, and during the 2006-12 period, manufacturing made up an average of 6.4% of GDP a year. Land, transport and electricity prices are currently the main challenges in growing this sector, but efforts are being made to overcome these issues. In early 2013, Kuwait also announced a new $7bn fund to develop small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and help support further economic diversification. Sitting at the most populous and prosperous region in the Middle East, Kuwait is a logical transport centre for the northern Gulf and has committed itself to making investments towards attaining that goal. Expansion of

see the segment play a larger role in the banking sector. Half way through 2013, Kuwait housed more than $70bn in sharia-compliant banking assets, around 6% of the global total and a figure widely expected to grow in the coming years. Key drivers include a sector- wide focus on asset diversification, new opportunities in the sukuk market and the potential conversion of conventional lenders to sharia-compliant status.

the main airport is under way, while a new port is set to

While the insurance sector has posted steady growth

increase its capacity as a shipping hub. Kuwait is also

in recent years, in general it remains relatively small,

aiming to increase the use of public transport, with plans

with the energy sector underpinning a great deal

afoot to invest in more city buses and a metro system.

of the activity in the market. Insurance penetration

According to GCC ministerial sources in March 2015 it

was reported at 0.6% in 2012, which was the lowest

was stated that the first leg of the proposed GCC railway

penetration rate in the GCC at the time. However, there is

network would start from Kuwait connecting to Bahrain

optimism among locals as gross written premiums as a

via Saudi Arabia.

whole have continued to grow over the past decade, even

BANKING AND INSURANCE

as competition has remained tough.

Banking is regarded as the backbone of the non-oil

EDUCATION

economy. The banking industry has posted steady growth

Kuwait’s public education system now enrols some

since the global downturn and total assets of local banks

60% of the nation’s nearly 600,000 pupils, although

were $190.2bn at the end of the first quarter of 2014, up

private education continues to be popular. To address

from $181.1bn at the end of 2013 and $158.6bn at the

the demand pressures on tertiary institutions, a second

end of 2012. Banking and financial sector legislation

public university is set to open in 2015. Meanwhile,

that was enacted during 2009 has been helping improve stability in the sector.

public institutions are seeking to address the nation’s deficiencies in research and development, while at the

One of the foremost and earliest players in the global

same time ensuring that students are equipped with the

market for Islamic financial services, Kuwait could soon

skills needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century

Useful Contacts British Embassy Kuwait PO Box 2 13001 Safat Kuwait Tel: +965 2259 4320 Email: UKTI.Kuwait@fco.gov.uk Kuwait Embassy in London 2 Albert Gate London SW1X 7JU Tel: 020 7590 3400 Email: london@mofa.gov.kw Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry www.kcci.org.kw Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority PO Box 3690 Safat 13037 Sharq - Khalid bin alwaleed St City Tower Tel: +965 2224 0700 Fax: +965 2224 0735 Email: info@kdipa.gov.kw Website: www.kfib.com.kw

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KUWAIT LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE AND AUTOMOBILES Al Shaya & Al Sagar PO Box 48, Safat 13001 Tel: +965 2473 3334 Fax: +965 2472 2226 Email: mail@kaico.net Website: www.kaico.net General trading in automobiles

Al-Zayani Trading Company Al-Rai, 4th Ring Road, PO Box 41 Safat 13001 Tel: +965 1808010 Fax: +965 24765638 Website: www.al-zayani.com Trading in new and used automobiles

Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company Subhan Street, PO Box 1654, Kuwait City Safat 13017 Tel: +965 1835 000 Fax: +965 2382 8505 Email: airfuel@kafco.com Website: www.kafco.com Aircraft refuelling service

Mustafa Karam and Sons General Trading and Contracting Company Suzuki Showroom, Port Ring Road, Al Ray Area, PO Box 3128, Safat 13032 Tel: +965 2474-4360 Fax: +965 2473-1865 Email: mksuzuki@karamco.net Website: www.mustafakaram.com Distribution of cars, ATVs, motorcycles, boats engines and automotive spare parts

Royal Wings Aviation Services No.4, Tala Mall, PO Box 26636, Kuwait City Safat 13127 Tel: 965 2431 3628 Fax: 965 2433 2867 Email: info@royal-wings.net Website: www.royal-wings.net Flight support services provider, including handling services and air charters

Seas and Deserts Group Al Rai Group Building Street 20 Kuwait Tel: +965 182 2288 Fax: +965 247 533 30 Email: management@seadesert.com Website: www.seadesert.com Provider of land and marine equipment and boat chartering

Wataniya Airways Kuwait International Airport, Sheikh Saad Terminal, Subhan Tel: +965 24379999 Fax: +965 24379999 Website: www.wataniyaairways.com Privately Owned Airlines in Kuwait (Flight Services)

Building, P.O.Box 24090, Kuwait City Safat 13101 Tel: +965 2484 9007 Fax: +965 2484 2723 Website: www.ziraiya-kw.com Production and marketing of agricultural seeds

Al Bustan National Trading Company Towell Holding Company Building, 1st Floor, Ghazali Street, Al Rai, PO Box 4351, Kuwait City Safat 13044 Tel: +965 2474 5976 Fax: +965 2471 2765 Email: main@bustanational.com Website: www.bustanational.com Food distributor

Al Eid Food Company Building 100, Block 2, Al Ardiya Industrial Area, PO Box 41081, Kuwait City 85851 Tel: +965 2433 0828 Fax: +965 2433 8216 Email: aleidco@qualitynet.net Website: www.aleidfood.com Distribution, packaging and marketing of food products

Kuwait United Poultry Company Al Mutaheda Building, Jamal Abdulnaser Street, P.O.Box 1236, Kuwait City Safat 13013 Tel: +965 2481 0033 Fax: +965 2481 8864 Email: info@kupco.net Website: www.kupco.net Provides breeding and distribution of poultry and eggs

National Fishing Company National Fishing Company Building, Street 193, Shweikh Area, P.O.Box 27511, Kuwait City Safat 13136 Tel: +965 2482 1825 Fax: +965 2571 9748 Email: info@nfcq8.com Website: www.nfcq8.com Processing and distribution of fish and shrimps

United Agricultural Production Company PO Box 24089, Kuwait City Safat 13101 Tel: +965 2467 1126 Fax: +965 2467 1125 Email: united@uapco.com Website: www.uapco.com Production of fodder

United Beverage Company United Beverage Building, Block 1, Subhan Main Street, Subhan Industrial Area 137, PO Box 224, Kuwait City Safat 13003 Tel: +965 2476 9909 Fax: +965 2472 3445 Email: logmail@unibevkw.com Website: www.unibevkw.com Production and distribution of mineral water, soft drinks and juices

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD AND DRINK

BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL

Agricultural Food Products Company

Ahli United Bank - Kuwait

Agricultural Food Products Company

Joint Banking Complex, East Tower

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Mubarak Al Kabir Street Darwazat Abdulrazzak Commercial Area 9 PO Box 71 Kuwait Safat 12168 Tel: + 965 2231 2000 Email: aubkw@ahliunited.com Website: www.ahliunited.com.kw Banking, asset management, securities brokers and traders

Baker Tilly Kuwait PO Box 1486 Safat 13015 Tel: + 965 2 2442333 Fax: + 965 2 2461225 Email: info@bakertillykuwait.com Website: www.bakertillykuwait.com General financial services, audit, tax and consulting

Boubyan Bank Al Hamad Towers Building 3, Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Street Al Qibla Area, PO Box 25507 Kuwait Safat 13116 Tel: + 965 2 232 5000 Fax: + 965 2 245 4263 Email: info@bankboubyan.com Website: www.bankboubyan.com Asset management, investment banking, personal and corporate banking services, e-banking, travel insurance

Burgan Bank Burgan Tower, 32nd Floor, Abdullah Al Hamad Street Sharq Area, PO Box 5389 Kuwait Safat 12170 Tel: + 965 2298 8000 / 180 4080 Fax: + 965 2298 8463 / 8093 / 8091 Email: info@burgan.com Website: www.burgan.com All activities related to the commercial banking and investment sector

Central Bank of Kuwait Central Bank of Kuwait Building Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street Sharq Area, PO Box 526 Kuwait Safat 13006 Tel: + 965 2 244 9200 / 181 4444 Fax: + 965 2 244 0887 / 3354 Email: cbk@cbk.gov.kw Website: www.cbk.gov.kw Central bank and monetary authority; control of the banking system

Commercial Bank of Kuwait Mubarak Al Kabeer Street Souk Area, PO Box 2861 Kuwait Safat 13029 Tel: + 965 2 299 0000 / 188 8225 Fax: + 965 2 246 4870 / 2245 0150 / 2244 2934 Email: mail@cbk.com Website: www.cbk.com Retail and corporate banking services

Deloitte Consulting Company Dar Al-Awadi Complex Ahmed Al-Jaber Street, Sharq Area, PO Box 20174 Safat 13062 Tel: + 965 2 2408844 Fax: + 65 2 2408855 Email: kuwait@deloitte.com Website: www.deloitte.com Audit, consulting and financial advice

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KUWAIT LISTINGS Global Investment House Global Tower Al Shuhada Street Sharq Area PO Box 28807 Kuwait Safat 13149 Tel: + 965 2295 1000 Fax: + 965 2295 1005 Email: global@global.com.kw Website: www.globalinv.net Investment banking, asset management and securities brokers

KGL Investment Company Building 14-3 Block A Jahra and Ghazali Link Road Shuwaikh Industrial Area PO Box 24565 Kuwait Safat 13106 Tel: + 965 2 2246444 Fax: + 965 2 2246424 Email: info@kglinvest.com Website: www.kglinvest.com Investment banking services for fast growing asset based companies; corporate partnerships and industry consolidations; turnaround opportunities and investments; minority investments

Kuwait Finance and Investment Company Al Arabia Tower Building 21 Ahmad Al Jaber Street Block 5 Al Sharq Area PO Box 21521 Tel: + 965 1 88 9000 Fax: + 965 2 242 0174 Email: kfic@kfic-kw.com Website: www.kfic-kw.com Islamic banking services, including retail banking, consumer financing, leasing and mortgages, project finance, and corporate finance, real estate, contracting and trading services

Kuwait Finance House KFH Building Abdullah Al Mabarak Street Murqab Area PO Box 24989 Kuwait Safat 13110 Tel: + 965 2 445050 Fax: + 965 2 2469756 / 245 5135 / 2409414 Email: corp@kfh.com Website: www.kfh.com/en/ Banking, asset management, investment firms and funds

Kuwait International Bank Joint Banking Centre, West Tower Al Abdulrazzak Square PO Box 22822 Kuwait Safat 13089 Tel: + 965 2 2458177 Fax: + 965 2 2456638 Email: contact@kib.com.kw Website: www.kib.com.kw Real estate management, personal and commercial banking, Islamic finance, investments

Kuwait Stock Exchange Kuwait Stock Exchange Building Mubarak Al Kabir Street Safat 13083 Tel: + 965 2 2423130 / 3139 Fax: + 965 2 2413538

Email: webmaster@kuwaitse.com Website: www.kuwaitse.com Securities Markets

National Bank of Kuwait Abdullah Al Ahmadi Street, PO Box 95 Kuwait Safat 13001 Tel: + 965 2 242 2011 Fax: + 965 2 246 2469 Email: webmaster@nbk.com Website: www.nbk.com Commercial and investment banking activities

Strategia Investment Company Al Nassar Tower, 17th and 18th Floor Fahd Al Salam Street Qibla Area, PO Box 1346 Dasman 15464 Tel: + 965 2 225 1200 Fax: + 965 2 225 1204 Email: info@strategia.com.kw Website: www.strategia.com.kw Investment banking, asset management, diversified international and local investment funds, international and local managed portfolios

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS Al Kout Industrial Projects Al Abrar Tower, 2nd Floor, Fahad Salem Street, PO Box 10277, Kuwait, City Shuaibah 65453 Tel: +965 2242 3719 Fax: +965 2240 4695 Email: mktg@alkoutprojects.com.kw Website: www.alkoutprojects.com Production and professional distribution of salt and chlorine products

Al Sanea Chemical Products Al Sanea Chemical Products Building, Street 103, Sabhan Industrial Area, PO Box 5629, Kuwiat City Safat, 13057 Tel: +965 2473 4991 Fax: +965 2476 0678 Email: info@alsanea.com Website: www.alsanea.com Manufacturing of industrial chemical products

Automatic Home Company for General Trading and Contracting Building 68, Street 25, Block 6, South Sirca Al Salam, PO Box 43374, Hawalli 32048 Tel: +965 2482 4499 Fax: +965 2482 4229 Email: email@automatic-home.com Website: www.automatic-home.com Specializes in aluminium and steel fabrication for windows, doors, rolling shutters, iron cast for fences and gates

Kuwait Gypsum Manufacturing and Trading Company Block 3, Area 49, Shuaiba 65451 Tel: +965 2326 0421 Fax: +965 2326 1700 Email: info@kuwaitgypsum.com Website: www.kuwaitgypsum.com Production and trade of gypsum powder, gypsum boards and plaster boards

United Steel Industrial Company Dasman Complex, Hamad Mabara Street, Sharq Area, P.O. Box 1370,

Kuwait City Safat 13014 Tel: +965 2242 2200 Fax: +965 2243 5229 Email: unisteel@unisteelkuwait.com Website: www.unisteelkuwait.com Manufacturing steel bars and steel products

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Al Hani Construction and Trading Company Block C, 1st and 2nd Floor, Al Nugra Complex North, PO Box 3062, Kuwait City Safat 31031 Tel: +965 2263 7222 Fax: +965 2266 4241 Email: info@alhani.com Website: www.alhanikw.com Construction and trading

Al Khadda International General Trading and Contracting Company Al Khadda International General Trading and Contracting Building, Street 341, Sector 8, Ahmadi Area, P.O. Box 7178, Kuwait city 64002 Tel: +965 2398 7925 Fax: +965 2398 1049 Email: info@alkhadda.net Website: www.alkhadda.net General trading and contracting company with focus on pipeline construction

Al-Ahlia Chemical Company Al Ahlia Chemicals Company Building, Free Trade Zone, D19, P.O. Box 24297, Kuwait City Safat 13103 Tel: +965 183 3866 Fax: +965 2224 5220 Email: info@ahliachemicals.com Website: www.ahliachemicals.com Production and distribution of construction specialty materials

Alargan International Real Estate Company Plot 25, street 6, Shuwaikh Industrial Area, PO Box 8904, Kuwait City 22060 Tel: +965 2482 0440 Fax: +965 2482 3298 Email: alargan@alargan.com Website: www.alargan.com Real estate development and Investment

Al-Jal Real Estate Sharq, Ahmed Al-Jaber St, Al-Mousa Commercial Centre, PO Box: 21809, Safat 13079 Tel: +965 2427999 / 2461100 / 2457555 / 2450077 Fax: +965 2427888 Email: info@al-jal.com Website: www.al-jal.com Housing and office real estate

Alraya Group Company 10th Floor, Rakan Tower Fahed AlSalem Street Tel: +965 2290 1523 Fax: +965 2290 1525 Email: a.alhaddad@alrayagroup.net; chairman@alrayagroup.net Website: www.alrayagroup.net Property

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KUWAIT LISTINGS Copri - Construction Enterprises

Kuwaiti Engineering Group

W.L.L Aardiya Industrial Area, Block 1, St 1, Plot 90, PO Box: 4720, Safat 13048 Tel: +965 4319377 Fax: +965 4318875 Email: copri@copri.com Website: www.copri.com Construction of Roads and Buildings

PO Box 960 Safat 13010 Tel: +965 5326015 / 5326016 / 5326071 / 5326072 Fax: + 965 5326014 Email: keg@kegkuwait.com Website: www.kegkuwait.com Construction and engineering of houses, hotels and offices

Flex Resort and Real Estate Company

The British School of Kuwait

Flex Tower, Istikbal Street, Bneid Al Gar, PO Box 1373, Kuwait City Dasman 15464 Tel: +965 2252 2566 Fax: +965 2254 6772 Email: info@flexq8.com Website: www.flexq8.com Real estate development and resorts

Hayat Group for General Trading and Contracting Company Sun City Complex, Ground Floor, Canada Dry Street, Shuwaikh Industrial Area, PO Box 1668, Kuwait City Safat 13017 Tel: +965 2461 3136 Fax: +965 2461 0881 Email: Info@hayatcontracting.com Website: www.hayatcontracting.com Construction firm specializing in design-build construction, general contracting and construction

KMC Holding

EDUCATION TRAINING & HR

Salwa Area 1, Street 1, Block 214 PO Box 26922 Safat 13130 Tel: +965 2562 1701 Fax: +965 2562 4903 Website: www.bsk.edu.kw British education in Kuwait

LEISURE, TOURISM, HOSPITALITY Caesars Group Mabanee 1 Building, 2nd Floor, Salhiya Street, P.O.Box 5592, Kuwait City Safat 13056 Building: Mabanee 1 II Floor Block 1, Salhiya Street PO Box 5592, 13056 Safat Kuwait Tel: +965 22450504 Fax: +965 22421361 Email: caesars@caesarsgroup.net Website: www.caesarsgroup.net Operates a chain of restaurants and sweet shops

Shuwaikh PO Box 181 Safat 13002 Tel: +965 224 2000 Fax: +965 481 4842 Email: info@alshaya.com Website: www.alshaya.com Distribution of fashion clothes and branded accessories

Carpets Industry Company KSC Block Number 6, Street Number 104, Sabhan Industrial Area, PO Box 929, Hawalli 32010 Tel: +965 2471 9000 Fax: +965 2476 3669 Email: info@carpetskuwait.com Website: www.carpetskuwait.com Production of carpets

OIL & GAS Ali Al Ghanim and Sons Group of Companies Plot 98, Airport Road, Shuwaikh Industrial Area PO Box 21540 Safat 13076 Tel: +965 2482 2190 Fax: +965 2482 1669 Email: contracting@ ali-alghanim.net Website: www.ali-alghanim.net Automobiles, contracting, education, general trading, investment, real estate and manufacturing

Gulf Petroleum Investment Petrochemical Industries Company

Farwaniya, PO Box 18544, Kuwait City, 81006 Tel: +965 24742000 Fax: +965 24732020 Website: www.kuwait.crowneplaza.com Hotel operations

Building, South of Sabahia Area, PO Box 1084 Kuwait City Safat 13011 Tel: +965 2321-1000 Fax: +965 2321-1171 Email: media@pic.com.kw Website: www.pic.com.kw Manufactures and markets chemicals

DESIGN ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS

Petro Link Holding Company KSCC

ABJ Engineering and Contracting Company

Al Salhiya, PO Box 599 Safat 13006 Tel: +965 241 2730/241 2736/241 2738 Fax: +965 240 9795/242 4103 Email: albabtain@albabtaingroup.com.kw Website: www.albabtaingroup.com.kw General trading of consumer goods

Al-Rai Street No 22 Building No 1480 PO Box 22901 Safat – 13090 Tel: +965 222 55 955 Fax: +965 222 55 979/222 55 978 Website: kmcholding.com Investment in new projects and joint ventures

Plot No 20 Mina Abdulla Industrial Area PO Box 10331, Kuwait City Shuaiba 65454 Tel: +956 2225 9522 Fax: +965 2225 9523 Email: abj@abjengineering.com Website: www.abjengineering.com Pressure vessels, columns/towers, process equipment modules, modularized industrial structures, pipe racks, piping and valve skids

Al Ahleia Switchgear Co KSCC Plot 119, Block 3, Street 101, Sabhan Industrial Area, P.O. Box 25876, Kuwait City Safat 13119 Tel: +965 1822 600 Ext. 100 Fax: +965 2476 1963 Email: ahleia@ahleiasg.com Website: www.ahleiasg.com Manufacturer of switchgears and transformers

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Crowne Plaze Hotel

Al Bahar Group

11th Munabarak Al-Kabeer Tower Mubarak AL-Kabeer Street, Dasman PO.Box 903 Dmanas 15460 Tel: +965 224 62555 Fax: +965 2246 9166 Email: info@petrolinkholding.com Website: www.kglpet.com Investment in the oil and gas, non-conventional oil, and alternative energy

Al Bahar Tower 10th Floor, Sour Street PO Box 148 Safat 13002 Tel: +965 848848/243 3881 Fax: +965 242 5874 Email: enquiry@albahargroup.com Website: www.albahargroup.com Heavy equipment, shipping, travel, home appliances, consumer goods and general trading

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) Ali Al Salem Street, Al Deira Area PO Box 70, Safat 13001 Tel: +965 2398 9900 Fax: +965 2398 6188 Email: webmaster@kpmc.com.kw Website: www.knpc.com.kw Refining of crude oil and gas

Alshaya Group

Petrochemical Industries Company

Pepsi Cola Street Behind Mercedes-Benz Garage

PO Box 1084, Safat 13011 Tel: +965 2321-1000

Al Babtain Group of Companies

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KUWAIT LISTINGS Fax: +965 2321-1171 Email: media@pic.com.kw Website: www.pic.com.kw Production of petrochemical products

PUBLISHING MEDIA, FILM & DESIGN Dar Al Qabas Press Printing and Publishing PO Box 21800, Safat 13078 Tel: +965 2481-2819 Fax: +965 2481-0467 Email: info@alqabas.com.kw Website: www.alqabas.com.kw Printing and publishing of newspapers and magazines

Dar Al Seyassah Press Al Sahafa Street, PO Box 2270, Safat 13023 Tel: +965 2481-3566 Fax: +965 2483-3628 Email: alsyasah@qualitynet.net Website: www.al-seyassah.com Newspaper and magazine publisher

Kuwait National Cinema Company

Alghanim International Corporation Al Mubader Centre, Block No 2, Street No 4 Qurtoba District, PO Box 58 Safat 13001 Tel: +965 804499/887744 Fax: +965 533 3889 Email: aicamc@dyagroup.com Website: www.dyagroup.com Construction materials, oil industry, construction projects and supplies, representation for heavy engineering and petrochemicals, plastic pipes, civil and mechanical contracting, retail and wholesale

Eastern United Petroleum Services PO Box 9449 Ahmadi 61003 Tel: +965 2398-9993 Fax: +965 2398-9994 Email: info@easternutd.com Website: www.easternutd.com Maintenance installation and services

Environment Preservation Industrial Company (EPIC)

5th Floor, 360 Mall, South Surra, Kuwait Tel: +965 253-62440 Fax: +965 253-62430 Email: ask@cinescape.com.kw Website: www.cinescape.com.kw Ownership, operation and construction of cinemas

South west 7th ring road Rujm Khashman Beside Al Hegn Club Tel: +965 66377784/66377709 Fax: +965 66377782 Email: info@epickw.com Website: www.epickw.com Waste management and environmental protection

Kuwait News Agency

Gulf Franchising Company (GFC)

PO Box 24063, Safat 13101 Tel: +965 2482-2000 Fax: +965 2483-5344 Email: kuna@kuna.net.kw Website: www.kuna.net.kw/ News gathering and dissemination Service

SERVICE INDUSTRIES

Sharq, Ahmed Al Jaber St Al Diera Tower, PO Box 21839 Safat 13079 Tel: +965 240 5927 Fax: +965 244 9167 Email: info@gfc.com.kw Website: www.gfc.com.kw Engaged in owning and operating commercial franchises

Al Abraj Holding Company

Gulf Group Holding Company

Sultan Issa Building, Street No 7, South Al Farwaniya, Dajeej Area, P O Box 3066, Hawali 32031 Tel: +965 225 4241/225 2424 Fax: +965 434 4825 Email: info@alabrajholding.com Website: www.alabrajholding.com Holding company

Fozan Plaza, Street No 26 Shuwaikh Industrial Area, PO Box 144 Safat 13002 Tel: +965 802801/802803/802802 Fax: +965 467 6783/484 1035/483 6245/482 4114 Email: kuwait@gulfgroupco.com Website: www.gulfgroupco.com Trading of industrial equipment

Al Khonaini General Trading and Contracting Company Building 43B, 4th Floor, Suite 402, Street No 3, PO Box 593, Safat 13006 Tel: +965 483 1955/488 8600 Fax: +965 484 2986 Email: akckw@alkhonaini.net Website: www.alkhonaini.net General trading and contracting

Al Rashed Group for Projects Holding KSCC Fahed Al Salem St, PO Box 242 Safat 13003 Tel: +965 240 1400 Fax: +965 242 1774 Email: info@al-rashed.com Website: www.al-rashed.com Companies involved in providing oil and electricity contracting services and equipment

Al Kazemi International Commercial Group PO Box 403, Safat 13005 Tel: +965 246 3150/245 8414/244 7324 Fax: +965 245 8531/245 8532 Email: Gulfest@ncc.moc.kw Website: www.alkazemigroup.com Shipping and freight forwarding

Jazeera Airways Kuwait International Airport Airport Road, PO Box 29288 Safat 13153 Tel: +965 2433-3304 Fax: +965 2433-9432 Email: helpdesk@jazeeraairways.com Website: www.jazeeraairways.com Provides low cost scheduled air transportation services for passengers and cargo

KGL Shipping KSC PO Box 24565, Safat 13106 Tel: + 965 1888 700 Fax: +965 2484 5926 Email: info@kgl.com Website: www.kgl.com Shipping delivery services

Kuwait Airways Corporation Kuwait International Airport, PO Box 394 Safat 13004 Tel: +965 2434-5555 Fax: +965 2243-4905 Email: kwi@kuwaitairways.com Website: www.kuwait-airways.com Provide scheduled air transportation services for passengers and cargo

Kuwait Oil Tanker Co SAK Shuwaikh Administrative Sector Jamal Abdel Nasser St, PO Box 810 Safat 13009 Tel: +965 2462 5050 Fax: +965 2491 3597 Email: ho-email@kotc.com.kw Website: www.kotc.com.kw A Subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation; transport services for the oil sector

Kuwait Public Transport Company

Jassim Al Wazzan Sons General Trading Company Shuwaikh Industrial Area, PO Box 124 Safat 13002 Tel: +965 484 6433/484 3479/484 8345 Fax: +965 483 6162/483 9183 Email: cbo.jassim@wazzan.com Website: www.wazzan.com Retail, wholesale, processing and distribution

Transport Post Building, Al Shohadaa Street, PO Box 375 Safat 13004 Tel: +965 2246-9420 Fax: +965 2240-1265 Email: info@kptc.com.kw Website: www.kptc.com.kw Provide public, domestic and regional land transportation

Mubarrad Transport Company

Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry PO Box 775 Safat 13008, Safat - KUWAIT Tel: +965 1805580 Ext 446 Fax: +965 2240 4110 / 224 Email: hamad@kcci.org.kw Website: www.kcci.org.uk Trade association ABCC

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Plot B1, Shuwaikh, PO Box 42132 Kuwait City 70652 Tel: 965 2482 5511 Fax: 965 2482 3626 Email: info@mubarrad.com.kw Website: www.mubarrad.com.kw Transport and logistics services

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ALGERIA COUNTRY LEBANON COUNTRYPROFILE PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Lebanon

furniture products, oil refining, metal fabricating

LAND AREA: 10,452 km

EXPORTS: Jewellery, base metals, chemicals, miscellaneous consumer goods, fruit and vegetables, tobacco, construction minerals, electric power machinery and switchgear, textile fibres, paper

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POPULATION: 5,882,562 (July 2014 est.) OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Arabic with both English and French widely spoken CURRENCY: Lebanese Lira (LL) GDP GROWTH: 1.5% (2014) MAIN INDUSTRIES: Banking, tourism, food processing, wine, jewellery, cement, textiles, mineral and chemical products, wood and

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IMPORTS: Petroleum products, cars, medicinal products, clothing, meat and live animals, consumer goods, paper, textile fabrics, tobacco, electrical machinery and equipment and chemicals

ebanon is a regional and international hub for trade, finance, services, industry, culture and tourism. At the centre of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe. It enjoys a rich variety of climates and ecosystems.

Lebanon has a free-market economy and a strong

positive performance, recording further progress on

and since the start of the Arab Spring at the beginning of

commercial tradition. The economy is service-oriented;

several fronts of the sector during the 2014. The number

the year 2011.

main growth sectors include banking and tourism. The

of property sales rose by 4.1% year-on-year during

economy by sector contribution to GDP: agriculture

the first nine months of the year, moving the value of

4.6%; industry 20%; and services 75.4%. Its main

property sales transactions up by 10.6%, while newly

industries are banking, tourism, food processing,

issued construction permits reported an increase of

wine, jewellery, cement, textiles, mineral and chemical

10.7% year-on-year in the first eight months of 2014.

products, wood and furniture products, oil refining, metal fabricating

AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY

TRADE AND SERVICES Lebanon’s tertiary sector, which represents the largest share in the economy with circa 64% of GDP, was at the

Lebanon’s agricultural sector retreated with a its

image of economic performance since the beginning of

sluggish performance in 2014. Exports of the agricultural

the year. Most trade and service indicators have been

sector fell by 10.4% in the first nine months of 2014

on an upward pace relative to the same period last year

relative to the corresponding period of 2013, against a

though at a relatively low rate on the overall.

year-on-year expansion of 39.5% in the first nine months of 2013. The agricultural sector posted an improvement due to enhanced domestic conditions. Imports of agricultural products posted an increase of 11.9% in the first nine months of 2014 relative to the same period of last year, against a year-on-year expansion of 8.8% in the first nine months of 2013.

The latest figures released by the Ministry of Tourism showed that the tourism sector posted a 4.2% yearly increase in the number of tourists over the year 2014, to cross the 1 million mark during the year reached a total of 1,018,541 tourists, while the number of passengers at the Airport increased by 4.1% over the first nine months of the year to reach circa 5 million

In the 2014, the downward trend started to relatively ease as of the spring season months, bearing in mind that the notable contributors to the overall positive yearly performance when compared to the first nine months of 2013 consisted of tourists originating from Arab countries and the American continent. The number of Arab tourists increased by 9.7% in this year’s first nine months, after having dropped by 18.1% during last year’s similar period. Likewise, the number of tourists from the American continent increased by 8.1% in this year’s covered period, after a decline of 8.5% in the first nine months of 2013. As to the number of incomers from other parts of the world, mixed movements were registered. In fact, arrivals of tourists from Europe improved annually by a small 1.6% in the first nine months of 2014. On the other hand, the latest statistics released by the Port of Beirut showed that its activity growth eased down during the first nine months of the year. At the level of the quantity of goods, there was an increase of

INDUSTRIAL SECTOR

passengers.

As for Lebanon’s industrial sector, with the exclusion of

Lebanon’s tourism sector on the overall has had

nine months of 2014 following a much higher one of

fuel oil exports, industrial exports registered a year-on-

relatively more favorable months of June to September

15.7% reported in the corresponding period of 2013.

year decline of 12.6% during the first nine months of

of 2014. In fact, the summer season was positive with

Transshipments were higher by 26.0% year-on-year

2014, against a decline of 15.3% in the same period of

the number of tourists up by 2.6% in the third quarter,

to attain a total of 346,190 containers in the first nine

2013. Imports of industrial products fell by 2.5% year-

which helped o set some sluggishness earlier in the year

months of 2014, after a drop of 13.7% recorded in the

on-year in the first nine months of 2014. According to

and contribute to the overall 4.2% yearly rise over the

first nine months of 2013.

Lebanese Customs statistics, the main Lebanese-made

first nine-month period.

products exported were prepared foodstu s, machinery,

The first nine-month of 2014 performance compares to

FINANCIAL SECTOR

a 10.0% yearly drop in the number of tourists during

During the first nine months of 2014 Lebanon saw a

last year’s corresponding period, with conditions back

significant expansion in the Banque du Liban (BDL)’s

then less favorable. As a matter of fact, the Lebanese

foreign assets, higher year-on-year growth in money

touristic sector had not seen positive yearly variations in

supply in its broad sense and a sustained banking

the number of tourists over the first nine-month of 2014

appetite for LP Treasury bills, as reflected by higher

products of chemicals, metals, minerals, and precious stones. The Arab markets remained the main importers of those goods during 2014, most notably Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan, in addition to Turkey. Lebanon’s real estate market sustained its recent

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LEBANON COUNTRY PROFILE index went up by a mere 1.2% over the first nine months of 2014 to close at 106.58. At the level of the Eurobond market, Lebanese bonds reported declines in yields over the first nine months of 2014 despite heightened regional geopolitical concerns, given the attractiveness of Lebanese debt papers as compared to papers in other regional and emerging markets, the high level of foreign currency primary liquidity at commercial banks (US$ 38.7 billion at endSeptember 2014), S&P’s revision of Lebanon’s outlook from “Negative” to “Stable”, and the rise of Lebanon’s weighting in JP Morgan indices. Finally, with Lebanese capital markets remaining quite underdeveloped, Lebanon’s financial authorities see the need to develop those markets to help finance corporate growth and infrastructure development.

Useful Contacts British Embassy Serail Hill, embassy complex Beirut Central District, PO Box 11- 471, Beirut Tel: +961 (0)1 960800 Fax +961 (0)1 960855 Tom Fletcher/ British Ambassador to Lebanon chancery@cyberia.net.lb http://ukinlebanon.fco.gov.uk/en yearly subscriptions when excluding irregular long-term

with adequate bu ers to withstand potential pressures on

issues. The increased foreign assets provide the Central

their capital base.

Bank with a comfortable liquidity cushion, allowing it to defend the currency peg and satisfy potential demand for foreign currencies should any pressures arise.

Banks in Lebanon recorded aggregated net profits almost stagnated during the first nine months of 2014, reporting a tiny 0.5% annual decline as per BDL figures.

With regards to the banking activity, the Lebanese

This occurred within the context of persistent pressures

banking sector demonstrated some resilience to local

on banks’ core revenues in the current low interest rate

political tensions and occasional security drifts by

environment, which o set the positive quantity e ect

registering a positive activity growth in the first nine

favored by higher lending activity over the covered period.

months of 2014. Buoyed by rising financial inflows to the country, major balance sheet aggregates posted

EQUITY & BOND MARKETS

sound growth rates. Measured by total assets of banks

Lebanese capital markets witnessed upward price

operating in Lebanon, total sector activity grew by 4.0%

movements during the first nine months of 2014, with the

between December 2013 and September 2014 to reach

equity market registering small price increases despite

$171.3 billion.

local and regional uncertainties, and the fixed income

Banks operating in the market have sustained strong

market posting declines in yields amidst a decent local

asset quality. On the one hand, nonperforming loans accounted for 3.2% of total loans at end-September 2014, slightly improving from 3.4% at year-end 2013

and foreign bid that was mainly driven by the relative attractiveness of the Lebanese debt papers, while the five-year CDS spread contracted significantly, extending

and comparing to higher regional and international

the downward trajectory observed over the year 2013.

benchmarks. On the other hand, non-performing loans

The Beirut Stock Exchange managed to end the first

remain adequately provisioned for, with the coverage

nine months of the year 2014 on a positive note despite

ratio reaching 75.1% at end-September. In parallel,

downward price movements observed during the third

banks also display adequate capitalization ratios, with

quarter of the year amidst heightened local security

the total Basel II capital adequacy ratio at 14.0% as at

tensions, the Presidential vacuum, and lingering regional

end-June 2014 as per the most recent BDL figures, higher

uncertainties and concerns about spillover e ects on the

than the minimum requirement and thus providing banks

domestic environment. Within this context, the price

Lebanese Embassy in London 21 Palace Garden Mews, London W8 4RA Tel: +44 (020) 7229 7265 Fax: +44 (020) 7243 1699 Email: emb.leb@btinternet.com http://lebaneseembassyuk.org/ Federation of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon (FCCIAL) Sanayeh, Justinian street, CCIAB Bldg , 12th Floor PO Box 11-1801, Beirut Tel: + 961 1 744 702 Email: webmail@cci-fed.org.lb Website: www.cci-fed.org.lb Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) Lazarieh Tower 4th Floor, Emir Bechir Street Riad El-Solh, Beirut PO Box 113-7251 Tel: +961 1 983306/7/8 Fax: +961 1 983302/3 Email: invest@idal.com.lb Website: www.idal.com.lb

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LEBANON LISTINGS AUTOMOBILES AN Boukather SAL   Ground Floor, Bou khater Centre Jal el dib Highway Antelias Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 (1) 888.298 / +961 (1) 711.040 Fax: +961 (1) 888.297 Email: marketing@mazdalb.com Website: www.mazdalb.com Cars and vehicles

Boustany Trading and Services Corporation Dora Highway towards Beirut Dora Gate 858 Building Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1265345 Mobile: +961 1254959 Fax: +9611254959 Website: www.boustanytrading.com Cars and vehicles

Kfoury Motor Sport Ossaily Street Boulos Building Level -1 Bauchrieh, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 886053 Mobile: +961 3 606301 Website: www.kfourymotorsport.com Dedicated to automobile technology

Mechanical Supply Centre Ltd Ground Floor Dora Highway under the bridge Bourj Hamoud El-Maten, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 269 555/444 Mobile: +961 7169912900 / 961 71699129 Fax: +961 1 269 333 Website: www.jesanossian.com Service tools and equipment dealership

Saad and Trad Sal Fiat Bridge, Corniche El Nahr, PO Box 16-6072 1100 2806 Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1/613670 Fax: +961 1/426793 Email: info@saadtrad.com Website: www.saadtrad.com/ Cars and vehicles

T Gargour & Fils sal Dora Highway, Beirut Mercedes-Benz Building PO Box 110371 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1/255366 Fax: +961 1/255362 Email: info@mercedes-benz.com.lb Website: www.mercedes-benz.com.lb Cars and spare parts

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD & DRINK Adritec Lebanon khaldeh, Highway Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961-5-800264 Mobile: +9613212230 Fax: +9615804695 Website: www.adritec.com Farming, agriculture business activities

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Al Wadi Al Akhdar SAL Amaret Chalhoub, Zalka PO Box 11- 2652 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 898755 Fax: +961 1 898974 Email: info@alwadi-alakhdar.com Website: www.alwadi-alakhdar.com/ Halawa, Tahina, Turkish delight & jams, pickles & beverages

Avnan Agri Group Abbassieh, Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961-3-813013 Mobile: +9613813013 Fax: +961 7381100 Website: www.avnangroup.com Farming, agriculture business activities

Fax: +961 5/430725 Email: info@gandour.com Website: www.gandour.com Candies, chocolate, halawa, tahina, biscuits, juice and oil

Societe Etablissements – M Najjar SAL Georges Najjar Property, Industrial Zone, Fanar PO Box 90492 - Jdeideh Lebanon Tel: +961 1/884830 Fax: +961 1 884830 Email: maincn@cafenajjar.com Website: www.cafenajjar.com/ Branded coffee products

Société Moderne Libanaise pour le Commerce

Nakhle Hanna Building, Charles Malek Avenue Tabaris Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 200715 Fax: +961 1 200716 Email: info@ksara.com.lb Website: www.ksara.com.lb Manufacturer of wine and alcoholic drinks

Choueifat- Tiro Road Pepsi Building Tiro Road, PO Box 14-5116, Choueifat Lebanon Tel: +961 5 433900 Fax: +961 5 437750 Email: Info@smlc.com.lb Website: www.smlc.com.lb Manufacture of beverages, carbonated soft drinks, juices, sports and energy drinks

Exotica Lebanon

Sonaco

Zouk Mosbeh, Zouk Mikayel Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 9 21 33 23 / +961 9 21 333 Fax: +961 9211365 Website: www.exotica.com.lb Flower and plant production

Nasraoui and Karam Building, Haret Al Ballaneh PO Box 70070, Dbayeh Gherfine, Lebanon Tel: +961 9 623777 Fax: +961 9 623888 Email: Sonaco@alrabih.com.lb Website: www.alrabih.com.lb Tinned food products

Château Ksara sal

Joseph Tehini & Fils Mazraat Yachouh, Industrial Zone PO Box 166681 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 4/928178 / +961 4 926 564 Fax: +961 4/926140 Email: info@tehini.com Website: www.tehini.com Generators, agricultural and industrial equipment

Lebanon Fruit Juice co sal Bonjus Building, Raymond Serge Abu Halka Street PO Box 90 - 468 Fanar Lebanon Tel: +961 1 891200 Fax: +961 1 900746 Email: Bonjus@bonjus.com Website: www.bonjus.com Manufacture of Juice, dairy products, chocolate, biscuits and ice cream

M. Ezzat Jallad et Fils Zouk Mkayel, Tripoli Road, Lebanon PO Box 110 208, Postal Code 1107 2020 Riad Solh Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 9/212077 - 81 Fax: +961 9/212073 Email: jmgmnt@jallad.co.lb Website: www.jalladgroup.com/ Industrial and agricultural machinery

M.O Ghandour & Sons sal Gandour Building, Saida Old Road, Choueifat, Aley PO Box 494 Beirut Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 5/433500

BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL Ahli International Bank Ahli International Bank Building, Omar Daouk Street Bad Idris Beirut Central District Area PO Box 11-5556 Beirut Beirut 1107-2200 Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 970 920 Fax: + 961 1 970 939 Email: gm@ahli.com.lb Website: www.ahli.com.lb Commercial banking activities

Al Baraka Bank Lebanon Verdun 2000 Centre Rashid Karami Street PO Box 113-5683 Beirut Beirut, Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 808 008 Fax: + 961 1 806 499 Email: info@al-baraka.com Website: www.al-baraka.com Commercial banking in accordance to Islamic principles

Al Mawarid Bank Yared Building, Abdulaziz Street, PO Box 113-6260 Hamra Beirut 1103-2110 Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 734 040 / 340 140 Fax: + 961 1 734 041 Email: mail@almawarid.com Website: www.almawarid.com Commercial banking, risk management, private banking, corporate finance along with international banking

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LEBANON LISTINGS Arab Bank - Lebanon

Bank of Beirut

Commercial Buildings Company Building, Ground - 6th Floor Massaref Street, Riad Al Solh Area PO Box 11-1015 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 981 155 / 980 246 Fax: + 961 1 980 803 / 980 299 Email: info@arabbank.com.lb Website: www.arabbank.com.lb/ General banking services

Bank of Beirut Building Foch Street, Beirut Central District PO Box 11-7354 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 972 972 / 983 999 Fax: + 961 1 983 999 / 972 972 Email: contactus@bankofbeirut.com Website: www.bankofbeirut.com.lb Commercial banking, investment, retail, private and corporate banking, mortgage, Islamic and Sharia principles banking, asset management, capital markets and corporate finance

Arab Banking Corporation (No Branch in Lebanon) Berytus Parks, Block B, 2nd Floor Minet El Hosn, Solidere PO Box 11-5225 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 970770 / 970432 Fax: + 961 1 985809 Website: www.arabbanking.com Commercial banking services, treasury products, investment banking, securities trading, underwriting and placement, portfolio management, advisory services, mergers and acquisitions and Islamic banking

Audi Saradar Investment Bank Audi Saradar Investment Bank Sal PO Box 11-2416 Riad El-Solh 1107 2210 Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961-1-364881/7 +961-1-377800 961-1-364955/7/2 961-1-364885 Fax: +961-1-364927/540530/504503 Email: webmaster@diconline.or Website: www.diconline.org/default.aspx?language=en Investment banking services

Audi Saradar Private Bank Clover Building, Charles Malek Avenue Achrafieh Area PO Box 1107 2805 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 205 400 / 208 400 / 200 260 Fax: + 961 205 480 / 200 265 Email:contactus@audisaradarpb.com Website: www.audisaradarpb.com Private banking, bancassurance, internet banking, personalised banking, investment banking, real estate banking, portfolio management services and products

Bank Audi Bank Audi Plaza Building Omar Daouk Street, Bab Idriss Area PO Box 11-2560 20218102 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 994 4000 Fax: + 961 1 990 555 Email: contactus@banqueaudi.com Website: www.banqueaudi.com Commercial banking services

BankMed Head Office, 482 Clemenceau Street PO Box 11-0348 Riad El Solh Beirut - LEBANON Tel: +961 1 37 39 37 Fax: +961 1 36 27 06 -362 Email: tarrafc@bankmed.com.lb; chehabm@bankmed.com.lb Website: www.bankmed.com.lb Banking, finance and insurance ABCC

Bank of Beirut and Arab Countries (BBAC) BBAC Building, 250 Clemenceau Road Riad El Solh, PO Box 11-1536 Beirut 1107 2080 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 366630 / 360460 Fax: + 961 1 365201 / 365202 Email: contactus@bbac.com.lb Website: www.bbacbank.com Banking and investment banking

BankMed Centre 482 Clememceau Street PO Box 11-348 Riad El Solh Beirut, Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 373 937 Fax: + 961 1 362 806 Website: www.bankmed.com.lb Commercial banking, risk management, private banking, corporate finance, international banking along with economic research activities

Banque de L’Industrie et du Travail 89 Riad El Solh Street BIT Bank Building PO Box 11-3948 Beirut 1107-2150 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 985 680 Fax: + 961 1 985 681 Email: info@bitbank.com.lb Website: www.bitbank.com.lb Commercial retail, and private banking including deposits and loans

Banque de Syrie et du Liban Société Nouvelle de la Banque de Syrie et du Liban Building Bank’s Street, Riad Solh Area, PO Box 11-957 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 980 080 Fax: + 961 1 980 991 Email: info@bsl.com.lb Website: www.bsl.com.lb Commercial banking services including deposits and loans

BDL Building, Masref Lubnan Street Hamra Area, PO Box 11-5544 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 750 031/750 000 Fax: + 961 1 747 600 Email: bdlg0@bdl.gov.lb Website: www.bdl.gov.lb Monetary stability safeguarding services

Banque Libano-Francaise Riad El-Solh, Beirut, 1107 2060 Beirut Liberty Plaza, 5 Rue de Rome

Banque Misr Liban Banque Misr Liban Building Banks Street, Riad El Solh Area, PO Box 11-7 Beirut 1107-2010 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 987777 / 986666 Fax: + 961 1 980604 / 964296 Email: mail@bml.com.lb Website: www.bml.com.lb Banking and asset management

BLC Bank

BankMed

Banque du Liban

Hamra Area, PO Box 11-0808 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 791 332 / 340 350 Fax: + 961 1 791 332 Email: info@eblf.com Website: www.eblf.com Commercial, retail, investment and private banking services

BLC Bank Building Adlieh Square, PO Box 2064-5809, Beirut 11-1126 Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 387 000 / 1 429 000 Fax: + 961 1 616 984 Email: info@blcbank.com Website: www.blcbank.com Commercial corporate, private banking services and real estate services

BLOM Bank BLMO Bank Building, Rachid Karami Street Verdun Area, PO Box 11-1912 Beirut 1107 2807 - Beirut, Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 743 300/1 738 938 Fax: + 961 1 738 946 Email: blommai@blom.com.lb Website: www.blom.com.lb Commercial banking services including retail, corporate and treasury, internet banking and investment banking

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS Kassaa Paints Holding Kassaa Building Ground Floor, Museitbeh, PO Box 14-5592 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 303 414 Fax: +961 1 816 428 Email: info@kassaa.com Website: www.kassaa.com Paint manufacturer, retailer and wholesale

Sidem- Societe pour L’industrie des Metaux Sal, Nahr el Kaleb, Yassouh Malak Ascent, PO Box 1173 Jounieh Beirut – Lebanon Tel: +961 9/220163 Fax: +961 9/220175 Email: sidem@cyberia.net.lb Website: www.sidemalu.com/ Manufacture of aluminium profiles, tubes and sheets

Shar Metal Company (SMC) Shahrour Building Opp. Summer Land Hotel PO Box 11-9051, Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 823675 Fax: +961 1 823680 Email: sharmtl@dm.net.lb Website: www.sharmetal.com Export and process of recycled metal

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LEBANON LISTINGS The Coral Oil Company Ltd The Coral Oil Company Limited Amaret el Raoucheh 583 Avenue De Gaulle, PO Box 11-0030 Raoucheh Beirut – Lebanon Tel: +961 1/ 806100 Fax: +961 1/863455 / 241870 Email: coralbo@dm.net.lb Website: www.coraloil.com/ Fuel and lubricants

Tinol Paints International Company Jammal Trust Bank Building, Ground Floor, Verdun Street PO Box 11-4895 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 812345 Fax: +961 1 867071 Email: paints@tinol.com.lb Website: www.tinol.com.lb Manufacturing high quality paint and coating

Universal Paint & Chemical Industries - Chemipaint sarl Bizri Prop. Kobbeh, Facturies Street Choueifat, Lebanon Tel: +961 3/922211 Fax: +961 5/800915 Email: chemipaint@chemipaint.com Website: www.chemipaint.com/ Manufacture of paints, varnishes, silicon and sealant caulk

Zeenni Steel Industries and Trading Zeenni Complex, Main Street PO Box 14-5214, Bchamoun Lebanon Tel: +961 5 804222 Fax: +961 5 801788 Email: Zeennistee@hotmail.com Website: www.zeennisteel.com Trading in steel

Tel: +9611212888 (Ext. 2231) Beirut Souks Downtown Tel: +9611982139 www.adolfodominguez.com/uk/ Shoes and clothing

Tel: +961 4 961961 Fax: +961 4 961243 Email: brummana@dgjonesme.com Website: www.dgjones.com Construction consultants

Aishti

Farjallah Group

Zard Zard Building Jal Al Dib Highwat, PO Box 90-1140, Jeidt El Metn Lebanon Tel: +961 4 722227 Fax: +961 4 711945 Email: info@aishti.com Website: www.aishti.com Clothing store for luxury brands

Assaad Mrad & Joseph Hdaifeh, Property, Gouraud Street Lebanon, Beirut Tel: +961 1 493 000 Mob: + 961 3 03 59 599 Fax: +961 1 485 583 Email: info@farjallah.com Website: www.farjallah.com/ Wholesale and maintenance of air-conditioning and spare parts

Bata

Georges Khoury & Co

Fouad Chehab Street, PO Box 110-925 Sin El Fil Lebanon Tel: +961 1 489911 Fax: +961 1 487711 Email: contact@bata.co.th Website: www.bata-lebanon.com Footwear retailer

Ascent Libanaise Universite, Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1/873872 Fax: +961 1/902200 Email: info@gkhoury.com Website: www.gkhoury.com/ Wholesale of building materials and electrical appliances

Ets. Elie Saab Elie Saab Building Downtown Tel: +961 1/898805 Beirut – Lebanon Fax: +961 1/870128 Email: info@eliesaab.com Website: www.eliesaab.com/ Designing and sewing of clothes and wedding dresses

Porobello

Hayek Group S.A.R.L Saifi, Al-Arz Street, Kanafani Building, Suite 605, 6th Floor, Beirut Central District Lebanon PO Box 175-145 Beirut Post Code: 2029 7307 Beirut - Lebanon Tel: +961 1 566666 Fax: +961 1 566123 Email: info@hayekgroup.com Website: www.hayekgroup.com Real estate - housing and apartments

Riad El Solh Street, PO Box 62, El Mina Beirut – Lebanon Tel: +961 6 212040 Fax: +961 6 212040 Email: infos@potobello-fashion.com Website: www.portobello-fashion.com Fashion store

Horizon Development Holdings

Zakaria Amache Stores

Philippe Ayoub Saroufim

Najib Saab Property Facing ogero - Saab bldg. Corniche El Mazraa Beirut – Lebanon Tel: +961 1/315810 Fax: +961 1/305139 Email: jadovadechantal@jadovadechantal.com Website: www.jadovadechantal.com/ Ladies’ and children’s underwear and cosmetics

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE

Bureau D’Etude at D’Enterprises Techniques Philippe Sarouphim Kazanjian Building, Jibran Khalil Jibran Street PO Box 55444, Sin El Fil Lebanon Tel: +961 1 488092 Fax: +961 1 488062 Email: info@beet-contracting.com Website: www.beet-contracting.com Residential, commercial, industrial construction and construction management services

Coromo SARL

RED House Group

ABC Ashrafieh L2 Achrafieh Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +9611212888 Website: www.absorba.fr/ Child’s wear

9th floor, Cité Dora 3 Bldg Dora Highway, PO Box 11-3371 Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 266670/1 Fax: +961 1 266672 Email: info@coromogroup.com Website: www.coromogroup.com Building heavy civil, and industrial construction

Sin El Fil Main Street, Gedco Center, 3rd Floor, PO Box 6608-14, Beirut Beirut - Lebanon Tel: +961 1 488092 Fax: +961 1 488062 Email: info@redhouse-group.com Website: www.redhouse-group.com Real estate investment and development

Adolfo Dominguez

D G Jones and Partners Midle East

Wadih Jreissati & Sons Sal

Abc MallAchrafieh Beirut, Lebanon

D G Jones House, Sowani Street, PO Box 198, Brummana Lebanon

Jreissati Property, Daoud Amoun Street, Sin El Fil, PO Box 116-5053 Beirut

CLOTHING, APPAREL, TEXTILES & MACHINERY 7camicie City MallSea Side, Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +9611898371 Dunes Centre Verdun Tel: +9611786742 Website: www.7camicie.com/en/ A leading brand in the clothing market and a benchmark in fashion retail

7 For All Mankind Souk El Tawileh Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 991 111 - Ext: 560 Email: info@beirutsouks.com.lb Website: beirutsouks.com.lb/shop/7-all-mankind Branded fashion clothing

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Al Jawad Building, Allenby Street, PO Box 11432, Beirut Beirut - Lebanon Tel: +961 1 962200 Fax: +961 1 962299 Email: mailbox@horizon-dev.com Website: www.horizon-dev.com Land development, real estate development

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LEBANON LISTINGS Lebanon Tel: +961 1 492200/1/2 Mobile: +961 3 463900 Fax: +961 1/500600 Email: wadihjreissati@jreissati.com Website: www.jreissati.com Wholesale sanitary articles and engineering products

DESIGN ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING Dar Al Handasah Nazih Taleb and Partners Cyme Building, Bashir Kassar Street, Verdun, PO Box 11-8198, Beirut Beirut - Lebanon Tel: +961 1 866665 Fax: +961 1 863434 Email: info@daralhandasah.com Website: www.daralhandasah.com Architecture and engineering consultancy firm

Dar Al Masharih Dar El Masharih Buildingt, 1st Floor Antounieh Street 52, Beirut PC 2703 5207 – Mount Lebanon Lebanon Tel: +961 1 697975 Fax: +961 3 625577 Email: daralmasharih@daralmasharih.com Website: www.daralmasharih.com Engineering management consulting and services

Glassline Industries Sal Old Saida Road, Mallat Industrial Zone PO Box 30 – 95 Shoueifat Lebanon Tel: +961 5/432045 Fax: +961 5/432044 Email: info@glasslineindustries.com Website: www.glasslineindustries.com/ Processing of flat glass

Hayek Group Kanafani Building, suite 605, 6th Floor, Cedar Street PO Box 175- 145, Beirut, PC 2029 7307 Beirut - Lebanon Tel: +961 1 566666 Fax: +961 1 566123 Email: info@hayekgroup.com Website: www.hayekgroup.com General contracting and engineering services

Khatib and Alami Consolidated Engineering Company Akhtal Al Saghir Street, Jnah Area PO Box 14-6203, Beirut, Beirut 1105 2100 Lebanon Tel: +961 1 843843 Fax: +961 1 844400 Email: Beirut@khatibalami.com Website: www.khatibalami.com Multidisciplinary architectural and engineering consulting company

Laceco Architects and Engineers Sidani Street, Hamra Area, PO Box 15500, Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 340304/205 Fax: +961 1 736454 Email: laceco@laceco.net Website: www.Laceco.net Architecture and engineering design, urban planning, urban design and landscape

MAN Enterprise Sole Center, 6th 7th & 8th Floor Charles Malek Avenue, Achrafieh PO Box 165611 - 11002060, Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 215111 Fax: +961 1 336222 Email: contacts@manenterprise.com Website: www.manenterprise.com Provides civil contracting for buildings and infrastructure projects

MENA Capital STARCO Centre Omar Al Daouk Street Starco Centre 10th Floor Block C, PO Box 11-8678 Beirut Beirut - Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 370 222 Fax: + 961 1 370 225 Email: info@menacapital.com.lb Website: www.menacapital.com.lb Real estate development services

SETS Hamra Square, Block A, 2nd Floor Hamra Main Street, PO Box 113-7442, Beirut Beirut 2034 4605 Lebanon Tel: +961 1 755411 Fax: +961 1 755422 Email: info@setsintl.net Website: www.sets-lb.com Engineering consulting and design services

Email: Info@aust.edu.lb Website: www.aust.edu.lb Higher education

Haigazian University Rue Mexique, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon PO Box 11-1748, Riad el Solh 11072090 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 -349230/1 Fax: +961 1-353012 Email: info@haigazian.edu.lb Website: www.haigazian.edu.lb Higher Education

ICTN Jounieh, Adonis, St. 80, Building 11, Grd PO Box 103, Jounieh Lebanon Tel: +961 1 897353 +961 1 879231 | +961 3 585240 | +961 3 302026 Email: info@ictn.com Website: www.ictn.com Independent consulting and training

Lebanese American University Chouran, 1102 2801, PO Box 13-5053, Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1-786456 Fax: +961 1-867098 Email: registrar.beirut@lau.edu.lb Website: www.lau.edu.lb Higher learning programmes

Societe Industrielle Folda sal Firm Property- Industrial Zone Zouk Mosbeh, Kesro, PO Box 332-Zouk Mikael Beirut - Lebanon Tel: +961 9/217858 / + 961 9 219383 Fax: +961 9/217870 Email: folda@dm.net.lb Website: www.folda.com.lb/ Manufacture of profiles drawing and sliding doors

Zaidan House Sicome sal Sicome Zaidan Building, Nahr El Mot PO Box 90 324 Jdeidet El Metn, Metn 1202 2030 Lebanon Tel: +961 1/878716 Fax: +961 1/891644 Email: info@zaidan.com Website: www.zaidan.com/ Metal warehouses and scaffolding

Lebanese International University LIU Campus, Mazraa, PO Box 146404, Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 706881/2/3/4 Fax: +961 1 306044 Email: info@liu.edu.lb Website: www.liu.edu.lb Higher education

Morgan International Lebanon SAL

EDUCATION TRAINING & HR

Lazarieh building, Block 01, 7th Floor PO Box 11-1945 Beirut Central District Lebanon Tel: +961 1 999 201 - 2- 3 Fax: +961 1 999 204 Email: info@morganintl.com Website: www.morganintl.com Certified training services

American University of Beirut

Notre Dame University

Bliss Street, Riad El Solh 1107 2020 PO Box 11-0236, Beirut Riad El-Solh / Beirut 1107 2020 Beirut - Lebanon Tel: +961 1-350000 Fax: +961 1-351706 Email: information@aub.edu.lb Website: www.aub.edu.lb Higher education

Zouk Mikael, PO Box 72, Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 9 208000 / +961 9 218950 Fax: +961 9 225164 Email: admission@ndu.edu.lb Website: www.ndu.edu.lb Graduate and postgraduate degree courses

Rafik Hariri University

American University College of Science and Technology Alfred Naccash Avenue, Achrafieh, PO Box 16-6452, Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 218716 Fax: +961 1 339302

Meshref, Lebanon Tel: + 961 5 603090 PO Box 10 Damour-Chouf 2010 Beirut - Lebanon Fax: + 961 5 601830 E- Mail: info@rhu.edu.lb Website: www.rhu.edu.lb/ Higher education

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LEBANON LISTINGS The Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan (IoF) Institut des Finances Building Number 512 , Corniche Al Nahr Street PO Box 165870, Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1-425147/9 Fax: +961 1-426860 Email: contact@if.org.lb Website: www.if.org.lb Training and development of human resources

University of Balamand University Campus, Deir Al Balamand, Al Koura, PO Box 165870, Tripoli Lebanon Tel: +961 6-930250 Fax: +961 6-930278 Email: info@balamand.edu.lb Website: www.balamand.edu.lb Higher education

Université Saint Joseph Damas Road, BP 17-5208 - Mar Mikhaël Beirut - 1104 2020 Lebanon Tel: +961 4-426456 Fax: +961 (1) 421 005 Email: info@usj.edu.lb Website: www.usj.edu.lb Graduate and postgraduate degree courses

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS Cesar Debbas & Fils SAL Corniche An Nahr, PO Box 11-0125 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 585 000 Fax: +961 1 447 562 Email: CDF@debbas.com.lb Website: www.debbas.com.lb/ Lighting, electrical boards, buttons and buckles

Dana Agency Sarl 7th floor, Alma center, Camille Chamoun Street Dekouaneh (El Metn) Lebanon Tel: +961 01 692026 Fax: +961 1 691528 Email: info@danasagency.com Website: www.metsenergy.com/ Media services and web design services

George R. Fattouh SAL Fattouh Bldg. facing O-TV Industrial Zone / Dekwaneh PO Box 334 Mansourieh El Metn - Lebanon Tel: +961 1 694794 Fax: +961 1 697120 Email: info@gfattouh.com Website: www.gfattouh.com/ Import, distribution and export of ingredients and supplies to the food industries; tobacco ingredients, supplies and packaging materials

Liban Cables SAL CCIAB Building, Tenth Floor Justinian Street Sanayeh - Lebanon Tel: +961 1/350040

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Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 990456 Website: www.harbpharmacy.com/ Pharmacy

MATELEC GROUP

MALIA GROUP – CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Elias Doumet, Main Street, Ghirfine, Jbeil Lebanon Tel: +961 9/620920 Fax: +961 9 620 934/5 Email: matelec@matelecgroup.com Website: www.matelecgroup.com/ Manufacture of electrical equipment

Power Met Lebanon Sal Ghandour Mets building, Bchamoun Road, Kobbeh area PO Box 113/7354 Choueifate (Aley), PC 1103 2170 Lebanon Tel: + 961 5 801 401 Fax: + 961 5 801 337 Email: info@metsenergy.com Website: www.metsenergy.com/ Manufacturers and retailers of generating sets

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL ABC Laboratories Sassine Square, Next to Credit Libanais Bank Le Phoenix Bldg. 5th and 6th Floor Achrafieh – Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 325327 - 01 325328 - 78 885159 Email: careers@abclab.me Website: www.abclab.me/web/aboutus.aspx Advanced medical laboratory analysis

Sarraf Building - Amaret Chalhoub PO Box 90201 - Jdeidet-El-Metn Lebanon Tel: +961 1 888 306 / +961 3 888 306 Fax: +961 1 900 100 Email: cosmaline@maliaholding.com Website: www.maliaholding.com Manufacture of plastic bottles, shampoo, toothpaste, shaving cream and detergents

Prime Selected Products Sarl R. C. No. 21657 Baabda, Mkalless Lebanon Tel: +961 1 683230 / +961 1 683231 Fax: +961 1 687530 Email: sla@sla.com.lb Website: www.sla.com.lb/index.html Wholesalers and retailers of foam, mattresses, pillows and bedroom articles

Sanofi in Lebanon Omar Daouk Street, Starco building, 6th floor, Bloc A 1st Floor, Bloc B&C , PO Box 110697 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 374 555 Fax: + 961 1 374 999 Website: lb.sanofi.com/l/lb/en/index.jsp Therapeutic solutions

INSURANCE & EQUITY

Baadarani Nada Physiotherapy Center

Adonis Insurance and Reinsurance

Beirut Hamra Wardieh - Lebanon Near Najjar Hospital, 1st Floor Beirut - Lebanon Tel/Fax: +961 (1) 743 210 Mobile: +961 (3) 727 236 Fax: +961-1-743210 Website: www.nadabaadarani.com Techniques and treatments in physical therapy, personal training, acupuncture, osteopathy, quitting smoking, diet programmes

Aya Commercial Centre, 1st and 2nd Floor Dora Highway, PO Box 90-1446 El Metn - Lebanon Tel: + +961 1 256 290 / 291 / 292 Fax: +961 1 256 293 Email: adir@info.com.lb Website: www.adirinsurance.com General insurance services

Big Foot Orthopedics Azar Bldg, Adib Isshak St, Hotel Dieu 2064 – 4404 Beirut Lebanon Tel / Fax: +961-1-614 570 Mobile: +961-3-497 518 Email: mmoussa@bigfootorthopedics.com Website: www.bigfootorthopedics.com/ Orthotics, customised shoes, orthopaedic, orthopaedics

Flouty Trading Company Ltd - F.T. Com Industrial Valley Roumieh Nahr El-Mott, PO Box 16-5468 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961-1-898877 / 877160 Fax: + 961-1-878497 Email: www.solvochem.com/ Website: lebanon@solvochem.com Wholesalers of chemical raw materials

Harb Pharmacy Ground Floor, Municipality Building, Foch Street, Beirut Central District, Marfa’ sector

Al Aman Takaful Insurance Saab Building, 3rd Floor, Rachid Karam Street Verdun Area, PO Box 5010-114 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 749 444 Fax: +961 1 749 444 Email: info@ati.com.lb Website: www.ati.com.lb Islamic life and non-life insurance

Al Mashrek Insurance and Reinsurance Company Rabieh Main Street, Antelias Area, PO Box 166154 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 4 408666 Fax: + 961 4 417688 Email: almashrek@almashrek.com.lb Website: www.almashrek.com.lb Insurance services

Amana Capital Weavers Centre Clemenceau Street, Clemenceau Area Lebanon

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LEBANON LISTINGS Tel: + 961 1 360930 Fax: + 961 1 370930 Email: info@amanacapital.com Website: www.amanacapital.com General financial services and securities markets

American Life Insurance Company JM Plaza Building Concord Square Street, Verdun Area Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 753111 Fax: + 961 1 756300 Email: service-lebanon@metlifealico.com Website: www.metlifealico.com.lb Insurance

Arab Finance House Arab Finance House Tower Saeb Salam Boulevard Corniche El Mazraa Area, PO Box 11-273 Beirut 1107-2020 Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 706 680 / 309 777 Fax: + 961 1 706 684 Email: info@arabfinancehouse.com Website: www.arabfinancehouse.com Banking, asset management and investment banking

Arab Lebanese Insurance Group Hazmieh Area PO Box 11-1555 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 5 451777 ext. 821 Fax Motor: +961-5 451777 ext. 822 Fax Medical: +961-5 451777 ext. 823 Email: alig@alig.com.lb Website: www.alig.com.lb Non-life and life insurance services

Arab Reinsurance Company Maarad Street Beirut Central District PO Box 11-9060 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 989 500/ 983 931 / 983 932 Fax: + 961 1 985 154 / 985 155 Email: arabre@arabre.com.lb Website: www.arabre.com.lb General reinsurance services

Arope Insurance BLOM Bank Building Rachid Karami Street, AROPE Plaza Verdun Area, PO Box 113-5686 Beirut 1103-2060 Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 759 999 Fax: + 961 1 344 012 Email: arope@arope.com Website: www.arope.com Life and non-life insurance services

AXA Middle East Jal El Dib Highway Jal El Dib Area PO Box 11-550 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 4 716 555 Fax: + 961 4 716 563 Email: mail@axa-middleeast.com.lb Website: www.axa-middleeast.com.lb Life and non-life insurance services

Bankers Assurance

Website: www.algorithm-lb.com/en_Home Pharmaceutical manufacturers focusing mainly on the following therapeutic areas: cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, gynaecology and urology

Capitole Building, Emir Bachir Street Riad El Solh Square Central District Area, PO Box 11-4293 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 988 777/ 988 111 / 988 333 Fax: + 961 1 984 004 Email: mail@bankers-assurance.com Website: www.bankers-assurance.com All insurance and reinsurance services

Alpha-Tech Roumieh - AL Nozha Street- Beirut Beirut – Lebanon Tel: +961 900 051 Fax: +961 1 878 173 Email: info@alpha-tech.com.lb Website: www.alpha-tech.com.lb/about-us.html Laboratory supplies

Beirut Brokerage Corporation Diamond Building 8th Floor Verdun Street, Unesco Area PO Box 14/5771 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 789105/789 102 / 789 103 Fax: + 961 1 789 105 Email: admin@bbcorp.com.lb Website: www.bbcorp.com.lb Brokerage services

Cortas Canning and Refrigerating Co. Sal Dora Highway, Bouchrieh, El Metn Tripoli Street, Dora PO Box 11-0209 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1/257171 Fax: +961 1/257272 Email: cortas@cortas.com.lb Website: www.cortasfood.com/ Manufacture of jams, beverages & canned foodstuffs

BEMO Securitisation Park Avenue Building Park Avenue Street, Beirut Central District Minet El Hosn Area Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 997 998 Fax: + 961 1 994 801 Email: contact@bsec-sa.com Website: www.bsec-sa.com Investment banking services

Eastern Import ME SAL Nahr Street, PO Box 13-5073 Chouran, Beirut 1102 - 2010 Lebanon Tel : + 961 (1) 445 176-447 748 Fax : + 961 (1) 444 374 Email : info@easternimport.com Website: easternimport.com/ Supplier of kitchenware and tableware for food service industry

BLC Finance Building 812, 1st Floor Charles Malek Avenue, Tabaris Area, PO Box 11-1126 Beirut Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 217451 / 217452 / 217453 Fax: + 961 1 204821 Email: blcfinance@blcbank.com Website: www.blcbank.com/vision-mission Investment banking, asset management, securities brokers and traders

Mediaform SAL Mar Elias Street, Mkalles, El Metn, PO Box 11-8146 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 683 285 Fax: +961 1/683290 Email: info@mediaformsal.com Website: www.mediaformsal.com Full printing solutions

Burgan Insurance Company

Naggiar Trading Sal

BAC Centre, Justinien Street, Riad Al Soleh, Sanayeh Area Beirut 11072240 Lebanon Tel: + 961 1 751851 Fax: + 961 1 742569 Email: burgan@burgan-ins.com Website: www.burgan-ins.com Insurance

6 Hobeika Street, Saifi, Beirut 2029 6406 Lebanon Tel: +961 (0)1 56 26 52 Fax: +961 (0)1 44 83 91 Email: contact@naggiar.net Website: www.naggiar.net/ Representatives of major producers of metals, industrial equipment, packaging materials and architectural products

MANUFACTURES & SUPPLIES

Obegi Consumer Products Sal

ACT Aresco Centre 5th and 7th Floor Hamra 14-5918 Beirut – Lebanon Tel: +961 1 753100 | +961 1 742383 Fax: +961 1 753200 | +961 1 742384 Website: acts-int.com/ Importer, Exporter, Manufacturer, Developer, Trader

Algorithm Pharmaceutical manufacturers Algorithm Building – Sea Road Zouk Mosbeh – Lebanon PO Box 11 962 Beirut 1107 2060 – Lebanon Tel: + 961 9 222 050 Fax: + 961 9 222 141 Email info@algorithm-lb.com

Henkel Lebanon Building, Yasouh El-Malak Street Zouk Mousbeh - Lebanon Tel: +961 9 220361 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Fax: +961 9 223397 / 224364 Email: contact.us@ocph.com Website: www.ocph.com Foodstuffs, cosmetics, men and ladies clothes, sportwear, linen and babies food

Societe AGROMEC Sarl Sarba – Kaslik Street -Kaslik Plaza Centre – 1st Floor PO Box 462 Jounieh Lebanon Tel: +961 9 913870 / +961 3 980599 Fax: +961 9 913871 Website: www.agromec-international.com Agriculture supplies

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LEBANON LISTINGS Unipak Sal Main Street, Halate, Jbeil, PO Box 22 Jounieh Lebanon Tel: +961 9/478900+2 Fax: +961 9/478915 Email: info@unipaklb.com Website: www.unipaklb.com/ Manufacture of corrugated carton, boxes and toilet paper

Tel: +961 4 53 30 40 (Ext. 2111) Mobile: +961 3 63 62 08 Fax: +961 4 53 30 70 Email: info@matrixtrc.com Website: www.matrixtrc.com Training, research and consulting

NECG (NEAR EAST CONSULTING GROUP)

1 East Barnet Road, New Barnet Hertfordshire EN4 8RR Tel + 44 20 8447 4240 Email: export@polarint.com Website: www.polarint.com Exporter of paper and board for all printing and packaging applications

11002020 Achrafieh Sioufi Emile Lahoud Street Dib Building 1st Floor PO Box 165209 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 422 690 Fax: +961 1 422 692 Email: recruitment@necg.com.lb Website: necg.com.lb/ Family business, recruitment services and human resources consulting

SERVICES INDUSTRIES

RAFIK EL-KHOURY & Partners

PUBLISHING Polar Paper Company

BUSCUBE Ayoub Printing Offices, Azar Blgd, Dekwaneh Lebanon Tel: +961 70 50 10 22 Email: info@buscube.com Website: www.buscube.com Creative consultancy

ebiz Webmarketing Mar Roukoz, ESIB campus Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 4 53 30 40 ext.: 3105 Fax: +961 4 53 30 70 Email: info@ebiz-webmarketing.com Website: www.ebiz-webmarketing.com/ Web marketing agencies

Ets Nabil G Rizk Nabil Rizk Property, Main Street, Zouk Mosbeh PO Box 398 Jounieh Lebanon Tel: +961 9/217983/4 Fax: +961 9/217842 Email: sales@narizk.com Website: www.narizk.com/ Sawing of rocks and marble

G T Asseily & Co SAL Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building PO Box 113-5976, Beirut 1103-2090 LEBANON Tel: +961 1 744222 Fax: +961 1 753150 Email: gta@gtasseily.com Website: www.gtasseily.com Business and trade (general trading) ABCC

Lebanon Services Company Sarl 4th floor, Nassar Centre, Pepinianos Street, Rmeil sector Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 (1) 575 057 Fax: +961 (1) 577 599 Email: sales@cable-1.net Website: www.cable-1.net/ Data Service Provider (DSP) of wireless services in Lebanon

Matrix TRC SARL Berytech Pôle Technologique, Mar Roukos, Mkalles Beirut – Lebanon

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Solar Bldg. - Facing Bourj Hammoud Stadium Metn 2604 7601 PO Box 11-9256 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 493150 Fax: +961 1 493151 Email: contact@rafikelkhoury.com Website: www.rafikelkhoury.com Structural designs of delicate architectural projects

Prof Dr Moumtaze Nahas PO Box 214 Ellie Harb Building Beirut - LEBANON Tel: +961 5 922 380 Fax: +961 5 920 306 Email: prof.nahas@yahoo.ca; prof.nahas@yahoo.ca Website: www.prof-nahas.com General Trading (Import, export, industrial and tourism consultancy, renewable energy, Power plant) ABCC

SPECTRUM Engineering Consultants Tallet El Khayat, Chehab Bldg PO Box 114 / 5029 Beirut Tallet el Khayat, Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 817693, +961 1 309416 Fax: +961 1 817035 Email: info@spectrumlb.com Website: www.spectrumlb.com Engineering consultancy services

Website: www.zedergroup.com Recruitment, assessment, training development, employee engagement survey, compensation and benefits, human resource audit and human resource strategy

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY MANAGEMENT AL MOUSSAWI LAND TRANSPORT SARL Karantina, Modawar area Mina Tower - 1st floor Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 (1) 561 778 / +961 (1) 562 037 / +961 (3) 45 47 43 Email: a.moussawi@mlt-lb.com Website: www.mlt-lb.com/2013/index.html Land freight transportation, both domestic and international

MEA- Middle East Airline Airlines Airliban Sal International Airport, Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1/622888 Fax: +961 1/629279 Email: mea@mea.com.lb Website: www.mea.com.lb/english/home Airline

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (Lebanon) sarl MARINE TOWER - 10TH FLOOR, GEMAIZEH - SAINT FAMILLE STREET Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 583 620 Email: general@msclebanon.com.lb Website: www.msc.com/ Shipping services

SSC Shipping Dora, High Way Vatanian Centre, 6th floor PO Box 175-656 Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961 1 261000 Fax: +961 1 261111 Email: SCC@cyberia.net.lb Website: www.sscshipping.com/ Shipping services–

The Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon 1 rue Justinien, Sanayeh PO Box 11-1801, Beirut 2100 LEBANON Tel: +961 1 745288/353390/3533 Fax: +961 1 341328 Email: president@ccib.org.lb Website: www.ccib.org.lb Trade Association: Chamber of Commerce ABCC

Zeder Group Verdun, Ghali centre 10th floor Tel: +961 1 791 565 / 6 Mobile: +961 3 791 565 Fax: +961 1 791 611 Email: info@zedergroup.com

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ALGERIA COUNTRY LIBYA PROFILE COUNTRY PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: State of Libya CAPITAL: Tripoli

EXPORTS: Crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas and chemicals

POPULATION: 6,244,174 (2015 est)

AGRICULTURE PRODUCE: wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, soybeans; and cattle

LANGUAGE: Arabic, with English generally understood in major cities

IMPORTS: Machinery, semi-finished goods, food, transport equipment and consumer products

LAND AREA: 1.8 million km2

GDP: $70.92 billion (2013 est) GDP GROWTH: -5.1% (2013 est) CURRENCY: Libyan Dinar

L

ibya is located in North Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria. It enjoys an extensive coastline stretching some 1,770 km. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western part of the country while the other large city is Benghazi, which is located in the east.

The country is a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the holder of Africa’s largest proved crude oil reserves, and an important contributor to the global supply of light, sweet crude oil. According to the Oil & Gas Journal, Libya had proved crude oil reserves of 48 billion barrels as of January 2014—which accounts for 38% if Africa’s total and the ninth-largest amount globally. Aspirations of prosperity and a better life for future generations of Libyans drove an uprising that was to change the government in 2011. Four years later Libya is still moving along the path of reconstruction to build a stable environment where normal commercial and social activities can take place freely in relative security. Risks of doing business inside the country remain considerable, although work by established players and trading activities carries on, especially in the important oil sector. Restoration of hydrocarbon output has underpinned economic recovery, resulting in a doubling of real GDP in 2012. Consumer price inflation fell while fiscal and current account balances moved in to surplus. Since the summer of 2013, however, disruptions to oil production and export facilities have reduced output to a trickle, undoing the achievements of the previous year. In September 2014, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported of oil production of between 925,000 and 900,000bpd. Deepening hydrocarbon dependency, combined with growing current spending, exacerbate the impact of output disruptions on Libya’s economy. The decline of hydrocarbon output from 1.45 million bpd in 2012 to 1 million bpd in 2013 has reverberated throughout the economy. GDP contracted by over 9% with fiscal and current accounts registering 1% and 3% of GDP deficits respectively. Inflation remained subdued at 2.6% on average for 2013. Nevertheless, pressures

and bottlenecks arising from security constraints could increase inflation.

Venture Limited (MIVL), announced a successful

Internal disruptions reduced the forecast for 2014 hydrocarbon output to 0.6 million bpd, a decline of 40% from 2013. GDP is expected to contract further by 8% with a current account deficit of 17%. Government revenues could fall by 45% from the 2013 level, leading to a fiscal deficit in excess of 30% of GDP. Current spending, which grew from 40% of GDP in 2012 to 60% in 2013, is a major contributor to the fiscal outlook’s deterioration. Nevertheless, Libya retains significant reserves to help weather the crisis in the short term. At the end of 2013, combined international reserves at the Central Bank and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) were estimated at 180% of GDP. The drawdown of reserves is expected to accelerate from 1% of GDP in 2013 to 30% of GDP in 2014. Unemployment is likely to remain broadly unchanged, with limited public sector recruitment and stagnation in private sector hiring.

well was spudded on 23 May and drilled to a total depth

A restoration of security is a precondition for a growth in economic activity. For Libya to move away from dependency on oil to a sustainable path, it becomes necessary to create the conditions for diversified, private sector-led growth. This will require, among others, enhancing the business environment, upgrading the skills of the national workforce through better education and training, fostering financial services, and investing in physical, regulatory, and institutional infrastructure. Libya would benefit from a substantial increase in capacity building-assistance from the international community.

Minister of Economy, Mustafa Abufunas, called upon

Oil and gas exploration in the country continues generally unimpeded. Production has carried on despite confusion about the administration of the industry in recent years. In September 2014, Indonesia’s PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk, through its subsidiaries PT Medco E&P Indonesia (Medco E&P) and Medco International

discovery of oil and gas at the O2 well in Area 47. The O2 of 10,780 feet. Initial tests demonstrated the well flowing at 3,300 barrels of oil per day and 140,000 standard cubic feet per day of gas through a 48/64 inch choke in the Top Lower Akakus formation, the company stated. The Wall Street Journal, September 2014, reported that oil production had resumed at the Sharara oilfield, the country’s largest, following improvements in security at the Zawiya refinery, which it supplies. An official at the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said that the field was producing about 70,000 bpd, down from its usual 340,000 bpd. Meanwhile, the Waha Oil Company began producing around 91,000 bpd, a company spokesman told Reuters, 9 September 2014. The oil grade was exported through the Es Sider terminal, the country’s largest export terminal, which reopened after being closed for a year due to protests and maintenance. In 2014 Libya’s foreign companies to participate in Libya’s development.

BANKING SECTOR The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has embarked on a comprehensive reform of its operations. Speaking in January 2015, CBL Governor, Ali Salem Hibri, representing the country’s internationally recognised government and legislature currently based in eastern Libya, revealed that the CBL has prepared a comprehensive reform plan for its operations including decentralisation. The bank’s headquarters were transferred from Benghazi to Al-Beida, Libya Herald reported. Earlier in January Ali Salem Hibri paid a visit to Washington to meet IMF and World Bank officials. An economic report flagged up by Libya Herald forecast that real GDP growth in Libya could rise to 10.8% in 2015 and as high as 21.9% in 2016, after it had contracted by

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LIBYA COUNTRY PROFILE 18% in 2014. Libya has not prepared a budget for 2015. The price of not reaching an agreement is high, as oil production only one-fifth of its pre-crisis 1.6 million b/d. Falling oil prices have obliged Libya to dip into its large reserves which reached $100bn in August 2014. However, if Libya continues to rely on its reserves they could be depleted in four years, the IMF warned. With oil prices plunging and limits on oil exports from Libya due to lack of functioning the oil fields, the Libyan currency is coming under severe pressure. The value of the currency depreciated in the international market by more than 20% by January 2015 and pressures continue. Malta-based oil logistics firm Medserv stated that operations at its Misurata base would continue, but at a very low level. According to a report from Malta Independent, 2 September 2014, work also commenced on one of the two offshore contracts relating to drilling offshore Libya, and the other was due to start in the fourth quarter of 2014. Anthony Diacono, Chairman of Medserv, said: “The state of affairs in Libya at the moment has had little further impact on our business performance, due to the fact that our involvement with International Oil Companies operating in Libya is related to offshore activity. Offshore work continues and is important to Libya itself. We are currently supporting operations from Malta and are receiving all the support necessary from the Libyan Authorities when required.”

INFRASTRUCTURE New work continues on key infrastructure operators such as the country’s Water Authority which embarked on urgent maintenance work on its infrastructure and

IMPORTS Cargo imports saw a decline during the period of transition that Libya has been experiencing. It was by an estimated 75%, according to ship operators. For example, as Loris Trevisan, chief executive of Italian shipping company, Med Cross Lines, told The Loadstar, September 2014: “The volumes from Italy have declined some 75% during the last three months, mostly due to closure of banks in Libya.” This resulted in a lack of available funds affecting the ability of Libyan importers to make payments or open letters of credit. Meanwhile, Turkish firm Sana Lines, said that conflict

three water desalination plants in work funded by the

had resulted in serious delays at the port.

Libyan government. Libya and Turkey agreed to build

Libya approved the creation of a third border crossing

a 250-megawatt power station in the eastern city of

with Tunisia, according to reports. The new crossing

Tobruk. It was reported on 13 January 2015 that an

at Mashhad Salih is roughly half way between the

agreement had been signed between the chairman of the

two existing crossings of Ras Jedir, on the coast, and

crisis committee in the area, Idriss Ali Triki, and leaders

Dehiba-Wazin in the Jebel Nafusa mountains. Tunisian

of Turkish company, Karadeniz Holding. The agreement

authorities approved the crossing in principle in 2013.

was signed on Triki’s visit to Turkey.

NEW EASTERN FREE TRADE ZONE

Collaboration is taking place between Libya and foreign partners such as the UK within the higher

the eastern region in the Gulf of Bomba, which is located

education sector. One agreement was signed between

40km east of Derna and Tobruk. Among the advantages

the University of Huddersfield and Libya’s Misurata

of the area for a free trade zone are the presence of

University. Cooperation will take place between the

nearby Maturba airport, a sheltered bay would be ideal

two institutions in various fields such as health care

for constructing a good harbour, and the fact that it is

and microbiology, nursing and language training. The

just 285km from Crete. The country’s only currently-

University of Misurata, based in Libya’s third largest city,

functioning free trade zone is in Misrata.

was established in 1993 and has continuously topped the

According to news reports, the government in Beida is

Libyan university rankings. It has more than 18 faculties.

planning to turn an airbase south of Marj into a new

Development projects in the country are being run by

help ease congestion at Labraq, which now serves as the main international airport for much of the country. Its runway of just 1,400 metres, however, is too short to allow an Airbus 320 or a Boeing 737 with a full payload to

Please note that the British Embassy in Tripoli suspended operations on 4 August 2014 and these remain suspended at the time of going to press. British Embassy 24th Floor Tripoli Towers (formerly Bourj al-Fateh) Tripoli Tel: +44 207 008 0000 UK Trade & Investment Email: trade.libya@fco.gov.uk Libyan Embassy London 15 Knightsbridge London SW1X 7LY Tel: 020 7201 8280 Fax: 020 7245 0588

EDUCATION

Libya is considering plans for a new free trade zone on

international airport. Using the facility at Kheroba would

Useful Contacts

reported that cargo imports into the country had dropped

Libyan Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture 26 Bandong Street PO Box 12556 Tripoli Email: info@chambersunion.com Tel: +218 214 14 57 / 58 Fax: +218 21 20 461 Website: chambersunion.com

UNDP with opportunities emerging for international professionals, consultants and managers to deliver initiatives that are designed to improve manpower skills and infrastructure in Libya.

take off. Benghazi’s Benina airport, just 85km away, has been closed for some months due to security.

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LIBYA LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE AND AUTOMOBILES Alain Company Import and Export 11 June Street Souq Algumah Area Tripoli Tel: +218 21 480 9792 Fax: +218 21 462 8701 Mobile: +218 91 219 2019 Email: mahdi.elgihani@alain-co.com Website: www.alain-co.com Auto spare parts and lubricants

Email: info@technofarmlibya.com Website: www.technofarmlibya.com Consortium of agricultural companies developing and managing farms in Libya

TEL: + 218 21 478 0776 FAX: + 218 21 477 5076 Email: info@libyamotors.ly Website: www.libyamotors.ly Trading cars

Zaptia Agricultural & Nursery

Motors World Hai Damascus – Salah Al-Din Road Tripoli Tel: +218 21 712 5770 Fax: +218 21 712 5770 Website: www.motorsworld.ly SpecialiSed in importing cars and products to the Libyan market

Al Bahar Al Mutawaset Shipping

Trucks and Bus Company

Agency Libya Islamic Call Society Building 10th Floor Suit 1007 PO Box 13422 Benghazi Tel: +218 61 909 7538 Fax: +218 61 909 3686 Website: www.med-ship.com Marine industry

Tajoura Tarabulus Tel: +218 21 370 5034 Fax: +218 21 370 5036 Email: info@tbco-libya.com Website: www.tbco-libya.com Manufacture, assembly and marketing of trucks, buses and related spare parts

Almged Car Rental Libya, Bab Ben Ghashir Tripoli Tel: +218 91 214 7302 Fax: +218 21 360 2284 Email: info@almged.com Website: www.almged.com Car rental

Almumtaz Abu Hrida St, Al-Maged Athletic Club, 1st FlooR PO Box 91982 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 334 0178 Fax: +218 21 334 0229 Email: info@ALmumtaz-ly.com Website: www.almumtaz-ly.com Car rental

Bahar Asalam Marine Oil Services Company (BAMOS) Swani Road Tripoli Tel: +218 21 480 6091 Tel: +218 21 480 5369 Fax: +218 21 480 4800 Email: info@baharasalam.com Website: www.baharasalam.com Marine services company

Gasan Group Alibia Automotive Company Garyounes Road Benghazi Contact Person: Mr. Mohammed Darrat Tel: +218 91 379 6676 Email: automotive@gasanzammit.com Website: www.gasan.com Used cars, motorcycles and marine products

Libya Motors Company PO Box 80029 Yousef Ben Tashafen Street, Hai Alandalus Tripoli Libya

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD AND DRINK Advanced Technology Company 15/3 A Hadad Building, Omar El Muktar Street Tripoli Tel: +218 21 444 9236 Fax: +218 21 334 0495 Email: info@atc-ly.com Website: www.atc-ly.com Supplier of quality agricultural equipment

Company Al Nakel Al Thakil Street PO Box 2707 Tel: +218 51 272 3722 Fax: +218 51 272 1891 Email: info@alnaseemdairy.com Website: www.alnaseemdairy.com Production of dairy products including yogurt, milk and ice cream

Madina Food Industries 626, Tripoli Libya Tel: +218 21 351 1202 Email: info@madinaholding.com Website: www.madinaholding.com Import of branded goods in both the FMCG and healthcare industries

Tamah Food Industries Airport Way Tripoli Tel: +21 82 1562 3552/ +21 82 1360 8916 Fax: +21 82 1360 2982/+21 82 1562 3553 Email: info@tamahfood.ly Website: www.tamahfood.ly Factory for the manufacture of all kinds of cheeses and distributor of juice, fruits, vegetables and milk products

PO Box 9782 Tripoli Tel/Fax: +218 21 477 8292

BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL Alaman Bank for Commerce and Investment Zat Al Imad Compound 3rd Tower Ground Floor PO Box 91271 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 335 0216 / 333 0898 / 333 0899 Fax: +218 21 335 0387 / 0388 Email: info@abci-ly.com Website: www.abci-ly.com Provides commercial banking services including deposits, loans and credit cards

Almontaser Charered Public Accountants

Al Naseem Dairy Products

TechnoFarm International

PO Box 83510 KM 12, Swani-Kremia Road Swani-Kremia Tripoli Tel +218 21 491 0463 Fax +218 21 0491 0464 Emails: samizaptia@zaptia.com info@zaptia.com / s_zaptia@hotmail.com Website: www.zaptia.com Seed germinators and distributors of professional vegetable seeds and seedling plugs

Abulqasm Alshabi Street Ben Ashour Area PO Box 8535 Tel: +218 91 322 2685 UK Office: +44 7731 541 279 Email: info@almontaser.com Website: www.almontaser.com General financial services

Al-Wafa Bank PO Box 84212 Tel: + 218 21 481 5123 Fax: + 218 21 480 247 Email: info@alwafabank.com Website: www.alwafabank.com/ Banking for individuals and companies

Bank of Commerce and Development Bank of Commerce and Development Building Main Headquarter: Tripoli AlNaser Street- Bumishmasha Tripoli Tel: +218 21 444 7414 Fax: + 21 82 1444 2459 Benghazi Office: Abdulnaser Street El Berka Area PO Box 9045 Benghazi Al Jadida Tel: +218 61 908 0230 / +218 61 222 9630/ +21 86 1223 2638 Fax: +21 86 1909 7115 / +218 61 223 7020 Email: info@bcd.ly Website: www.bcd.ly Commercial banking services including current and saving accounts, personal loans, credit cards, children saving accounts, mobile, online, telephone and drive-in banking services

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LIBYA LISTINGS Bader Al-Hasse & Co

Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company

Tuareg Capital Building

201 Al-Madina Tower Kalifa Al-Zaidee Street PO Box 270 Tel: +218 21 444 5318 / +218 84 632 922 Fax: +218 444 5319 / +21 88 463 4239 Email: info@alhasse.com Website: www.alhasse.com General financial services

Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company Building Al Thawra Street, Gharyan Area, PO Box 4538 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 361 4881 Fax: +218 21 361 4883 Email: info@lafico.ly Website: www.lafico.ly Investment firms and funds

Hafsa Arrakunia Street Hay Al Andalus 2 PO Box 5521 Tripoli Email: info@tuaregcapital.com Website: www.tuaregcapital.com Investment firms and funds

Central Bank of Libya

Libya Insurance Company

Central Bank of Libya Building Al Jalaa Street PO Box 1103 Tripoli Tel: + 218 21 333 3591 / 333 3592 / 444 1481 Fax: + 218 21 444 1488 / 490 2148 Email: info@cbl.gov.ly Website: www.cbl.gov.ly Email: website.dept@cbl.gov.ly Central bank, supervisory authority regulating various financial institutions and the money markets

Sanaa Street Amaan Building No10.07.383, PO Box 2438 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 444 153 Fax: +218 21 4444 178 Email: infolt@libtamin.ly Website: www.libtamin.ly/ar Insurance services

Gumhouria Bank Gumhouria Bank Building Omar Al Mukhtar Avenue Giaddal Omer Al Moukhtar PO Box 685 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 333 2888 / +218 21 444 2544 / +218 21 333 4031 Fax: +218 21 333 0808 Email: info@gumhouria-bank.com.ly Website: www.jbank.ly Conventional and Islamic commercial banking services including deposits, loans and credit cards

Ibrahim Al Baruni and Company Public Accountants & Consultants Tax Advisers Ibrahim Al Baruni and Company Building Omar Bin Abdulaziz Street PO Box 1054 Tripoli Tel: + 218 21 333 2225 / +218 21 444 7346 Fax: + 218 21 333 2225 Email: baruni.ibrahim@baf.com.ly Website: www.baf.com.ly General financial and business, audit, tax accounting and management consultancy services

Karbal & Co Suite 163, 16th Floor Section No. 1, Tripoli Tower Tripoli Tel: +218 21 336 2536 Mobile: +218 91 713 7002 Email: libya@karbal.net Website: www.karbal.net International law firm with offices in Tripoli providing legal consultancy to the government and businesses in Libya

Libya Africa Investment Portfolio 17th Feb Street PO Box 91330 Tripoli Tel: + 218 21 333 7352 / 3086 Fax: + 218 21 333 7352 Email: info@lap.ly Website: www.lap.ly Investment firms and specialist funds for tourism, industry, agriculture, oil & gas, IT and mining sectors

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Libyan Foreign Bank (LFB) That Al Emad Complex Tower 2, PO Box 2542 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 335 0161 Fax: +218 21 361 3134 Email: info@lfbank.ly Website: www.lfbank.ly Provider of a wide range of financial products & services to corporate clients, commercial local banks and international institutions

Libyan Investment Authority Tripoli Tower, 22 Floor Borgaiba Street Tripoli Tel: +218 21 336 20 80 / 2085 Fax: +218 21 336 2084 Email: info@lia.ly Website: www.lia.ly Sovereign wealth fund; investment

Libyan Stock Market Head Quarter Hai Alandalus Road (Opposite to Hai Alandalus Post Office) Tripoli Tel: +218 21 4782600 Fax: +218 21 478 24 90 Email: info@lsm.gov.ly Website: www.lsm.ly Securities market

National Commercial Bank National Commercial Bank Building Al Ourouba Street, PO Box 543 Al Bayda Tel: +218 21 361 7977 / 2429 Fax: +218 21 361 0306 Email: ncbmtrp@ncb.ly Website: www.ncb.ly Current accounts, deposit accounts, letters of credit

Sahara Insurance Company Sahara Insurance Company Building Ahmad Al Suwaihli Street Abu Melyana Area, PO Box 2422 Tel: +218 21 713 1119 / 1115 / 1117 Fax: +218 21 444 4160 Email: headquarter@sic.ly Website: www.sic.ly Insurance services

United Insurance Company PO Box 91809 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 335 1140 Fax: +218 21 335 1150 Email: united@muttahida.com Website: www.muttahida.ly All classes of insurance

Wahda Bank Jamal Abdulnasser Street Al Berka PO Box 452 Benghazi Al Jadida Tel: +218 61 2224256 Fax: +218 61 2224122 Email: wahda@wahdabank.com Website: www.wahdabank.com Commercial banking activities including current and saving accounts, loans and credits, and consultation services

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS Al Madina Misurata Factory for Paints and Pastes Gargash Rd, Industrial Zone Tripoli Tel: +218 05 172 2405 Fax: +218 05 172 2404 Website: www.almadinamisurata.com Manufacture of paints and wood glue.

Al Taleea Steel Manufacturing Mahalla Shuhadaa Al Rumaila Misurata Tel: +218 51 2621560 Fax: +218 51 2621561 Email: info@altaleealibya.com Website: www.altaleealibya.com Company specialises in the manufacture of all kinds of steel products

Libyan Iron and Steel Co PO Box 17858 Misurata Tripoli Tel: +218 05 161 3778 Fax: +218 05 161 3777 Email: fmarketing@libyansteel.com Website: www.libyansteel.com Iron and steel plant, local steel mills, carbo steel, surface treatment, coil coating

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Alasala Crane Rental Albeefi (1 km) East on Highway (opposite service station) Tripoli Tel: +218 92 420 6856 Email: info@alasalarental.com Website: www.alasalarental.com Construction equipment rental and maintenance

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LIBYA LISTINGS Al Daleal Libya Al Fateh Tower, Tripoli Tel: +218 02 133 51652 Fax: +218 02 133 51653 Website: www.daleal.com Real Estate online sale and rental

Alemaad Consulting Engineers 1st floor, No. 3, Kewait Street Tripoli Tel: +218 21 333 1243 Fax: +218 21 333 9777 Email: info@alemaad.com Website: www.alemaad.com Construction and Engineering of buildings

Arcano/ KSB Ain Zara Tripoli Tel: +218 21 462 9871/72/74 Fax: +218 21 463 0923 Website: www.arcano-ie.com Arcano Pumps, Valves & Fittings Importation is the Sole agent of KSB pumps in Libya

Darh General Contractor & Real Estate Investment Regata Village Building, A84 Essayahia Road, PO Box 84520 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 483 3108 Fax: +218 21 4833 108 Email: info@darhtripoli.com Website: www.darhtripoli.com Engineering and construction facility management real estate investment

Elmasaar, Gergarish Street Hay Andaluds Tripoli Tel: +218 91 327 1913 Fax: +218 21 484 2918 Email: customerservice@elmasaar.com Website: www.elmasaar.com Full service building and property maintenance company

General Construction Company – Misurata Industrial Area - Arwiesat Misurata Tel: +218 51 2614705 Fax: +218 51 2614706 Email: info@ashgal.ly Website: www.ashgal.ly Contracting projects, importation of materials, machines and tools

Golden Star of Libya Mazran Street, Green Place, 0021, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 444 6490 Fax: +218 21 444 6018 Website: www.goldenstar.ly Construction and Engineering services

Immar-Tripoli Al Neufliyn (next to Sooq Al Neufliyn) Tripoli Tel: +218 21 340 7620 Fax: +218 21 340 7621 Email: info@immartripoli.com Website: www.immartripoli.com Construction, maintenance and implementation of general populace project

Libyan Saraya Construction Company Suani Road, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 481 4258\4814292 Fax: +218 21 481 4288 Email: info@libyansaraya.ly Website: www.libyansaraya.ly Residential development, project design, renovations, building additions, road construction and renovations

MEDCONS 27 Jamal Nasser Street, 1st Floor, PO Box 14 Benghazi, LIBYA Tel: +218 61 908 1655 Fax: +218 61 908 0483 Email: nagib@medconsly.com Web: www.medconsly.com Construction and Engineering (Architecture, civil engineering, software, infrastructure projects) ABCC

Mediterranean Sea Engineering Construction (MSEC) Head Office Sirte, Abu Hadi Road 15 km, PO Box 800 Sirte Tel: 0545260510/1/2/3 Fax: 0545265956 Email: pdsirte@msec.ly Website: www.msec.ly Sea engineering and construction contracting

RW Armstrong 4 Ahmed Swaihly Street, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 444 7312 Fax: +218 21 444 7331 Email: hsherif@rwa.com Website: www.rwarmstrong.com Global engineering consulting, planning, design, programme management and construction management services

STFA Essiyahiya, Tizi Uzu Street, PO Box 81458 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 483 2390 Fax: +218 21 483 2390 Email: stfa@stfa.com / libya@stfa.com Website: www.stfa.com Electrical and mechanical engineering contracting for the industrial and commercial sector

American Libyan Education Training Centre

Palm City Residences, Sidi Adul Galil, Janzour, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 487 3601 Email: info@palmcityresidences.com Website: www.palmcityresidences.com Real estate development

Rawasee Company Al Karama, PO Box 5083 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 480 8946 Fax: +218 21 480 8946 Website: www.rawasee.ly Import, Sale and maintenance of earthmoving, road building and construction equipment

Sahel Alkhums General Contracting Co Annofleyen, Behind Annofleyen Mall, PO Box 2315, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 340 2312 Fax: +218 21 340 2368 Website: www.skrc.ly General contracting cross sectors, multi-purpose projects in the public and private sector

SSB International Limited PO Box 9237 Suq-Al Juma, Tripoli - LIBYA Tel: +218 21 340 9349 Fax: +218 21 462 7082/340 Email: ssblibya@yahoo.com; ssbil.libya@gmail.com Construction and Engineering (maintenance of industrial plants) ABCC

Tripoli Tel: +218 91 83 46 824 Email: info@troyalu.com

DESIGN ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING

EDUCATION, TRAINING, HUMAN RESOURCES

Palm City Residences

Troy Aluminum Company

Website: www.troyalu.com Design and manufacturing of custom aluminium windows, doors, and curtain wall systems

Salah Aldeen Qaser Bin Ghashir Road Tripoli Tel: +218 91 829 6821 Website: www.aletc-libya.com/main2.htm Education and training services

Benghazi European School PO Box 300, Benghazi Tel: +218 61 223 3188 Email: euroschoolben@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.bes-edu.org Secondary school preparing for internationally accepted educational programmes

Canadian International School Libya (CISL) Al Serraj Elsurag, After the Thalagat Bridge and Beside the American School Tripoli Tel: +218 94 411 7101 Email: cislprincipal@hotmail.com Website: www.cisl.doomby.com International English speaking day school, Early Childhood Services (ECS), Junior Kindergarten (JK), and Senior Kindergarten (SK) programs

New Horizons Alfurnaj District, Alsabaa County, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 462 9007 Email: sanousi@newhorizons.com.ly Website: www.newhorizons.com IT training company

OPS Consultancy & Training Ltd Ahmed Al Tameemi Street, Tripoli Tel: + 218 21 477 1801 Tel: + 218 21 477 3897 Email: riaz_naeem@opslibya.com Website: www.opsint.com International NEBOSH Courses in Libya including General (IGC), Oil and Gas (IOGC) and Fire Safety (IFC) Certificates

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LIBYA LISTINGS ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, IT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS Al-Kayan PO Box 71045, Alsoor Road - Shara Alzzawya, Tripoli Tel: +218 92 501 2449 Email: info@alkayan-libyanconsulting.com Website: www.alkayan-libyanconsulting.com Services to companies within the construction, investment, oil and gas and engineering industries

Al Madar Telecommunications Sidi Al Masri, PO Box 83792, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 360 2203/4 Fax: +218 21 360 2202 Email: info@almadar.ly Website: www.almadar.ly Operates and manages GSM mobile telecommunications network

Alfadaia Electronic Technology PO Box 2275, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 715 6467 Fax: +218 21 361 2623 Email: hammuda.siala@alfadaia.com Website: www.alfadaia.com Importing and installing satellite TV reception systems

All Computers - Al Shamel for Information Technology, Zaki Banoon Baghdad Street 2252 Tripoli Tel: + 218 21 444 1996 Fax: +218 21 444 1996 Website: www.alshamel.ly IT services, web page design, web hosting, software development, hardware sales

Dolphin Telecom Solutions

Signal Telecom and IT Systems - STIS

United Libyan Company

Al Jamhourya Street, PO Box 81834, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 361 8770 Fax: +218 21 361 8779 Email: info@signal-tele.com Website: www.signal-tele.com Telecommunications and computer systems integration services

El Furnaj (in front of Tripoli Medical Center “TMC” behind Mohammed Addurra Mosque) Tripoli Tel: +218 21 462 1068 Fax: +218 21 462 0456 Email : info@ulc.ly Website: www.ulc.ly Medical equipment and healthcare

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS, MEDICAL ADA-ERA for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment 10-54-519 Mohamed Asokni Street, Anofleen Tripoli Tel: +218 21 340 5461 Fax: +218 21 340 5461 Email: info@ada-era.com.ly / sales@ada-era.com.ly Website: www.ada-era.com.ly Pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Al Hadaf for Pharmaceuticals, Medical Equipment and Sundries No. 10.34.418, Obaida Ebn Elhareth Street Off Ali Ebn Abi Taleb Street, Ben Ashour Area 12168 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 361 9323 Fax: +218 21 361 1358 Email: info@alhadafgroup.com Website: www.alhadafgroup.com Registration, technical assistance, logistics, marketing, promotion, purchasing, importation, sales and distribution of pharmaceuticals, laboratory consumables, consumer healthcare products and medical equipment.

Brack Medical Instruments Co

OIL & GAS Azzawiya Oil Refining Company Al Harsha Area PO Box 15715 Azzawiya Tel: +218 21 361 0539 Fax: +218 21 361 0538 Email: infoazzawiya@azzawiyaoil.com Website: www.arc.com.ly Refining and production of liquefied petroleum gas

EL MENSHIYA OIL Technical Services Co Jansour Tripoli Tel: +218 21 489 2564 Fax: +218 21 489 2490 Mob: +218 91 3127315 Email: info@motsco.com.ly Website: www.motsco.com.ly Oil and technical services, involving supply and installation of all the required equipment and devices

Ben ashur St, PO Box 81114 Tripoli Tel: + 218 21 360 8891 Fax: + 218 21 360 1649 Email: info@brackmed.com.ly Website: www.brackmed.com.ly Importation, promotion and sale of medical equipment and products

Harouge Oil Operations

Eklil Healthcare Ltd

Libya GeoMarkets (LIG)

PO Box 4789 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 463 0427 Fax: +218 21 463 0429 Email: info@eklil.com Website: www.eklil.com Pharmaceuticals and healthcare products

Schlumberger Oilfield, That El-Imad Tower 1, PO Box 91931 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 335 0060 Fax: +218 21 335 0064 Website: www.slb.com Oilfield services provider

Al-Marja Company for Medical Equipment

Mellitah Oil & Gas BV

Al Fateh Street, Abu Setta Area, PO Box 90071 Tarabulus Tel: +218 21 340 6555 Fax: +218 21 340 7143 Website: www.libyana.ly Operates and manages GSM mobile telecommunication network

Abu Bakr St. Almenshia Tripoli - libya Tel: +218 21 361 7678 Fax: +218 21 361 7678 Email: info@almarja.com / sales@almarja.com Website: www.almarja.com Sale and maintenance of medical equipment

Dat El Imad Complex Tower 1 PO Box 91651 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 335 0746 Fax: +218 21 335 0890 Website: www.mellitahog.ly Oil and gas exploration and management

Newman, Alandalus Gate Center

Fardous Clinic

Hai Alandalus Street, PO Box 10310 Tarabulus Tel: +218 218 725 4678 Fax: +218 218 725 4687 Email: nobel@it.ly Website: www.it.ly Provides web hosting solutions, software solutions and voice over Internet protocol services

Gurgi Road, First Left after Hay Alandalous Shopping Centre Tripoli Tel: +218 21 478 1962 Fax: +218 21 477 7420 Email: info@alfardous.com Website: www.alfardous.com Operation of hospital, clinic, pharmacy and laboratory

4, 3/F Omar El Mokhtar Complex Omar EL Moktar Street Tripoli Tel: +218 21 333 8418 Fax: +218 21 444 6071 Email: info@dolphintele.net Website: www.dolphintele.net Specialised in providing telecommunications solutions

Elmawrid Automation Centre No 29, 2nd floor Fateh Tower Tripoli Tel: +218 21 335 1231 Fax: +218 21 355 1232 Email: info@elmawrid.com Website: www.elmawrid.com Consultant Engineer / Computer systems design services

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Bashir Assdawi Street Janat Al Arief Tripoli Tel: +218 21 333 0081 Fax: +218 21 333 0081 Website: www.vebalibya.com Oilfield development and exploitation

National Oil Corporation Gazwat Alkhandag Square PO Box 2655 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 444 6181 Fax: +218 21 333 2951 Website: www.noc.ly Overseas all petroleum activities in Libya

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LIBYA LISTINGS OMV of Libya Limited

Statoil Hydro

High Seas Shipping Company

Tower 5, Zat El Imad Building, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 335 0367 Fax: +218 21 335 0370 Website: www.omv.com Oil exploration and drilling

10/F, Dat El Imad Tower 4, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 335 0344 Fax: +218 21 335 0343 Website: www.hydro.com Supplier of renewable resource of hydroelectric power

Mizran St, PO Box 91618 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 334 4365 Fax: +218 21 334 4366 Website: www.highseas.com.ly Ship agent, liner and tramp, chartering, containers, ship chandler, crew handling

Sahara Africa Abi Setta, Second Street, Behind Ghabba Samawiya Tripoli - LIBYA Tel: +218 21 3408 678 Fax: +218 21 3408 679 Email: k.jennings@compass-hq.com Web: www.compass-hq.com Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals (Oilfield equipment) ABCC

Sirte Oil Company Sirte Oil Company Building, Marsa Al Brega, PO Box 385, Tripoli Tel: +218 21 361 0376 Fax: +218 21 361 0604 Email: info@sirteoil.com.ly Website: www.sirteoil.com.ly/en Exploration and production of oil and gas

SERVICE INDUSTRIES

Stroudstar Limited INC 28 Elmehdewi Street P.O. Box: 10 Benghazi - LIBYA Tel: +218 91 209 0980/ +218 92 Email: assubihi@hotmail.co.uk; assubihi37@gmail.com General Trading (fashion; electrical accessories and mechanical equipment; pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, medicines, consumer items) ABCC

Libya for Shipping and Maritime Service

Transworld Engeneering

Libyan Arab Airline

PO Box 3542 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 444 6572 Fax: +218 21 480 9927 E-mail: info@transworld.com.ly Website: www. transworld.com.ly Multi-discipline engineering firm specialising in supplying professional services to a wide range of industrial clients

PO Box 2555, Shahrah Haiti Tripoli Tel: +218 21 478 1962 Fax: +218 21 333 6809 Website: www.libyanairlines.aero International airline services

Arabian Consulting Engineering and Services Company ACESCo

Zeglam Group Libya

Block No 6, Bindakheel, University District, PO Box 80980 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 360 0883 Fax: +218 21 360 5912 Website: www.acesco-ly.com Engineering services for power Generation

Sok Al-Tolata Al-Gaded St No 2, PO Box 82301 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 360 8040 Fax: +218 21 360 1409 Website: www.zeglam.com Importing & marketing building materials

General Electricity Corporation

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

GECOL, PO Box 668 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 444 5068 Fax: +218 21 444 7023 Website: www.gecol.ly Generation and distribution of electric power; desalination and distribution of water

Libya Market Research Company LMR Alkawait St, Fonon Bld, PO Box 3357 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 333 1546 Email: manager@lmr-ly.com Website: www.lmr-ly.com Collect, analyse and interpret data

Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company Al Tharwa Street Gharyan Area, PO Box 4538 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 361 4889 Fax: +281 21 361 4883 Email: info@lafico.ly Website: www.lafico.ly Invest in diversified sectors such as general trading and retailing

Mafza FZC Limited Misurata Free Zone, PO Box 84100 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 490 1255 Fax: +218 21 490 1254 Email: omar@mafaza.com Website: www.mafaza.com General trading, import-export, shipping

AAL Baltic Shipping Agency Al Jamma Elaali Bldg., Ap No 17, Misurata Tel: +218 05 162 0450 Fax: +218 05 162 2940 Website: www.libyamar.com Shipping agency

Head Office: Abu Seta Area (near Abokmisha Mosque), PO Box 4288 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 340 2528 Fax: +218 21 340 3496 Email:info@libyashipping.com Website: www.libyashipping.com Shipping and maritime agency

Manarat Almadina Shipping Agency PO Box 2059 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 490 7792 Fax: +218 21 490 7286 Website: www.masa-shipping.com Shipping lines in Libyan ports

Modern World Cargo MWC Tower 1, PO Box 91005 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 336 2104 Fax: +218 21 336 2105 Website: www.mwc.com.ly Air, sea, land and domestic freight, warehousing & distribution clearance

Rawa Maritime Services

Atlas Customs Clearing Agency Ankara Street, PO Box 1343, Benghazi Tel: +218 61 909 6298/6662 Fax: +218 61 909 4467 Email: salem@atlaslyb.com/essam@atlaslyb.com Website: www.atlaslyb.ly Shipping clearance (clearing agent); customs clearing; land transportation; shipping; airfreight

Delta International Shipping Libya Khalisa square, Bosaifi Street, No 16, PO Box 64 Benghazi Tel: +218 61 909 3893 Fax: +218 61 909 3893 Website: www.dis-libya.com Shipping agency, cargo consolidators, freight forwarders and charterers

Esterlab Shipping Agency Co. - “ELSAG Co” Wahat Centre - Suites 8 & 9, Hay Alandalus, PO Box 6250 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 478 0803 Email: shipping@esterlab.ly Website: www.msc.com/lby Container and cargo shipping

Benghazi Tel: +218 61 223 5894 Fax: +218 61 235 894 Website: www.rawmar.com Sea freight, air freight, trucking and road transportation

Reem Travels Ben Ashor, PO Box 4266 Tripoli Tel: +218 91 321 5228 Fax: +218 21 360 7983 Email: info@reemtravels.com Website: www.reemtravels.com Full range of facilities including aircraft and cargo handling

Universal Shipping Company Madina Building Omar Mohktar Street, PO Box 3703 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 444 4924 Fax: +218 21 444 8083 Email: info@unishipco.com Website: www.unishipco.com Shipping company with main branches situated in Tripoli, Misurata, and Benghazi

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ALGERIA COUNTRY MAURITANIA COUNTRY PROFILE PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Republique islamique de Mauritanie (Islamic Republic of Mauritania) CAPITAL CITY: Nouakchott POPULATION: 3,516,806 (July 2014 est.) AREA: 1.04 million km2 MAJOR LANGUAGES: Arabic and French CURRENCY: Ouguiya (not convertible) VISA REQUIREMENTS: Required INTERNET DOMAIN: .mr INTERNATIONAL DIALLING CODE: +222 GDP GROWTH: 6.4% (2014 IMF est) AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Dates, millet, sorghum,

rice, corn; cattle, sheep INDUSTRIES: Fish processing, oil production, mining of iron ore, gold, and copper, gypsum deposits (unexploited) KEY EXPORT PARTNERS: China, Italy, Japan, Cote d’Ivoire, Spain, Netherlands KEY IMPORT PARTNERS: France, Netherlands, China, Brazil, Belgium, Germany, Spain MAIN IMPORTS: Machinery and equipment, petroleum products, capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods MAIN EXPORTS: Iron ore, fish and fish products, gold, copper, petroleum

M

auritania is located to the south of Morocco in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara. A large, ethnically-diverse and resource-rich country, Mauritania bridges the gap between the Arab Maghreb and Western Sub-Saharan Africa. The country possesses a 700km Atlantic coastline and the country is approximately twice the size of France, although over half of the land mass is desert. OIL & MINERALS

Its two major cities, Nouakchott, the capital, and

met almost all the quantitative performance criteria.

Nouadhibou, are situated along the coastline.

Official reserves reached the equivalent of 7.3 months

Nouakchott, a former fishing settlement, has a

of imports at end-2013. In addition to good budgetary

population of 709,000 and Nouadhibou, infamous for

performance, Mauritania’s macroeconomic stability

being a key exit point for migrants fleeing the region

was supported by a prudent monetary policy aimed

in often desperate attempts to reach Europe, has a

at absorbing the inflationary pressures resulting from

population of 80,000.

excess bank liquidity.

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Strong growth seems to have created jobs, bringing

FINANCIAL SECTOR

unemployment down to 10.1% according to the national

Like many developing countries, Mauritania remains

survey on employment and the informal sector conducted

The banking sector is well capitalised and liquid, but

at risk of over-relying on commodity goods exposed

in 2012 and published in 2013.

to unpredictable external factors. Around 80% of its export earnings and 30% of its GDP come from natural resources.

AGRICULTURE & FISHING

Extensive mineral resources include iron ore, gold, copper, gypsum and phosphate rock. In addition, exploration is ongoing for uranium, crude oil, and natural gas. Extractive commodities make up 75% of total exports.

remains fragile to shocks, according to the IMF. High credit concentration, including credit to the public sector, foreign exchange risk exposures, and low profitability due to a constrained business model and higher competition

Mauritania’s economy is dominated by natural resources

exacerbate banking vulnerabilities. While the banking

Risks to Mauritania’s economy include its recurring

and agriculture. Half of the population still depends

system appears well capitalised overall, some banks

exposure to droughts, dependence on foreign aid and

on agriculture and livestock, even though many of the

are not meeting the minimum capital requirement and

investment, and insecurity in neighboring Mali, as well

nomads and subsistence farmers moved into the cities

are under-provisioned. Asset quality remains weak with

as significant shortages of infrastructure, institutional

following repeated droughts in the 1970s and 1980s.

nonperforming loans representing 20% of loans in the

capacity, and human capital.

Risks to the economy include its recurring exposure to

second quarter of 2014. In recent years the central bank,

droughts, dependence on foreign aid and investment,

BCM, has introduced reforms to the legal and regulatory

as well as significant shortages of infrastructure,

framework to modernise the financial sector and these

institutional capacity, and human capital.

stability efforts continued in 2014.

6.8% in 2013 and at 6.9% in 2014 and it is expected

Major agricultural products, produced chiefly near the

Opening bank branches outside Nouakchott and

to reach 7.3% in 2015. This favourable outlook relies

Senegal River on irrigated lands and in scattered oases,

Nouadhibou has been encouraged to increase the rate of

on a series of optimistic assumptions including that

are millet, dates, sorghum, and yams. Livestock such as

use of banking services. Audit and internal oversight in

new iron deposits are available to the mining sector,

sheep, goats, cattle, and camels are raised. Agriculture is

banks have been strengthened, and the foreign-exchange

good climate conditions persist and a positive impact

the largest employer in the country, accounting for nearly

market has been modernised. In addition, a strategy

of the country’s new fishing agreement with the

50% of all jobs. The sector has been liberalised to allow

developed with the World Bank aims to consolidate the

European Union (EU) signed in October 2013. In the

private operators to operate where once the state sector

stability of the banking sector and strengthen banking

long run, however, the economy remains vulnerable to

was dominant. One of the key measures of reform has

oversight by imposing higher standards for equity.

fluctuations in trade.

been the development of farm credit.

The year 2013 was marked by a satisfactory

The other major contributors to the economy are exports

well capitalised. All the basic principles of Basel are

implementation of the three-year programme supported

of iron ore and fishing. Mauritania’s coastal waters are

complied with, and the BCM makes sure that the Basel

by the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility. The programme

among the richest fishing areas in the world, and fishing

I equity requirements are enforced. The main concern

was completed in June 2013 when national authorities

accounts for 20% of budget revenues.

is poor asset quality, although the risks are mitigated by

The economic dynamism displayed by Mauritania in 2012 continued in 2013, fuelled by agriculture, mining and construction. Growth is estimated to have been at

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significant provisions, especially for legacy loans which

foreign and domestic investment. This new business

represent the majority of doubtful debts. The rate of

environment is still improving and Mauritania has

use of banking services is expected to increase thanks

actually ranked relatively high on the Index of Economic

to awareness-raising campaigns conducted by banks,

Freedom. The country is 67th in the world, first among

an increase in the number of branches throughout the

West African countries and fifth in sub-Saharan Africa,

country and the development of Islamic finance.

which makes it a good location for investment in Africa.

Growth of credit to the private sector has been estimated

An area with great potential investment in Mauritania

at 15.3% in 2013 compared with 14.6% in 2012. This

is mining, which initially focussed on iron development.

development was facilitated by a recovery in activity and

Among the many unexplored natural resources are gold,

by the easing of monetary policy.

diamonds, copper, gypsum and hydrocarbons. Deep

REGIONAL INTEGRATION & TRADE Mauritanian trade is characterised by high concentration, a liberalised export regime and an increase in the predictability of the tariff arrangements thanks to a reduction in the gap between consolidated and applied rates. The country had a trade deficit of 16% of GDP in 2013, but is expected slightly to 10.6% of GDP in 2015. The current-account deficit is expected to be brought down from 27.1% of GDP in 2014 to 26.7% in 2015, thus becoming more correlated with the evolution of the trade balance.

offshore petroleum exploration has already attracted major foreign companies. Information technology is booming and has attracted major private investment. Known in the Middle East as the “land of a thousand poets”, Mauritania offers huge potential for tourism. It contains vast cultural wealth and unique natural sites. UNESCO has selected as World Heritage sites the Ancient Ksour (ancient fortified cities located in the desert) and

Useful Contacts Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Carlyle House 235-237 Vauxhall Bridge Road London SW1V 1EJ Tel: 020 7233 6158 British Embassy Rabat (for Mauritania) 28 Avenue S.A.R. Sidi Mohammed Souissi 10105 (BP 45) Rabat Morocco Email: rabat.consular@fco.gov.uk Tel: +212 (0) 537 633 333 Fax: +212 (0) 537 758 709

the Banc d’Arguin National Park, with its sand dunes and small islands in shallow coastal waters. However, tourism development requires major investment, both in terms of accommodation infrastructure and various other specialised services.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Mauritania enjoys a strategic location at the crossroads

Mauritania is seeking to develop private enterprise in

of North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. It is also the

mining, hydrocarbons, agriculture/livestock, tourism

nearest tropical destination to Europe, an asset that

and fisheries. The private sector is seen as key to growth

foreign investors are increasingly recognising.

and poverty reduction. Mauritania offers several investment advantages, including political stability and good governance, a special economic zone and accessibility to the European and South African, Maghreb Arab and American markets.

Travel Advice For the latest FCO travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ mauritania Chambre de Commerce, d’Industrie et d’Agriculture de Mauritanie 303, Avenue de l’Independance BP 215 Nouakchott Tel: + 222 524 05 07 Fax: + 222 525 38 95 Email: ccia@mauritel.mr / info@cciam.mr Website: www.chambredecommerce.mr

Mauritania’s economy is very conducive to both

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MAURITANIA LISTINGS BANKING, FINANCE & LEGAL Banque Al Wava Mauritanienne Islamique SA (BAMIS) 758, rue 22-018, Avenue du Roi Fayçal BP 650 4944 Nouakchott Tel: +222 45 25 14 24 / 45 25 22 66 Fax: +222 45 25 16 21 Website: www.bamis.mr Provision of banking and investment services, following Islamic principles

Avenue du Roi Fayçal BP 291 Nouakchott Tel: +222 525 26 02 Fax: +222 525 33 97 Website: www.bnm.mr Provision of retail and commercial banking services

Banque pour le Commerce et l’Industrie (BCI)

BAMIS Tevragh-Zeina Avenue Charles de Gaulle Tel: +222 45 24 44 45 / 46 / 47 Fax: +222 45 24 42 82

Avenue Gamal Abdel Nasser BP 5050 Nouakchott Tel: +222 529 28 76 Fax: +222 529 28 77 Email: info@bci-banque.com Website: www.bci-banque.com Personal, retail, commercial and Islamic banking services

BAMIS Capitale

Société Générale de Mauritanie (SGM)

42-02 Avenue Gemal Abdel NASSER CARREFOUR BMD Tel: +222 45 25 06 01 Fax: +222 45 25 02 48

6 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, BP 5085 Nouakchott Tel: +222 529 70 00 Fax: +222 524 53 00 Website: www.societegenerale.com Provision of retail banking services

BAMIS Agencies and Branches

Nouadhibou BOULVARD MEDIAN BP: 205, NDB. Tel: +222 45 74 56 63 / 64 Fax: +222 45 74 56 65

Atar Zone administrative, A COTE DE LA WILAYA Tel: +222 45 26 51 07 / 09 Fax: +222 45 46 51 08

Rosso QUARTIER ESCALE, EN FACE MOSQUE PRINCIPALE Tel: +222 45 56 80 08 Fax: +222 45 56 80 07

Zouerate AVENUE PRINCIPALE, ROUTE DU GUELB Tel: +222 45 44 04 70 Fax: +222 45 44 04 73

Akjoujt Tel: +222 45 76 10 60 / 45 76 10 61 +222 45 76 10 62 / 45 76 10 63

Banque Centrale de Mauritanie

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS

Rue 24-053 Lot 125 Ksar, BP 4463 Nouakchott Tel: + 222 45 25 70 05 Fax: + 222 45 24 27 38 Email: egbrtpm@yahoo.fr Construction and civil engineering

FAAR BP 864 Nouakchott Tel: +222 525 96 41 Fax: +222 525 80 90 Email: faar@toptechnology.mr Civil engineering

23 Avenue Bourguiba, BP 40031 Nouakchott Tel: +222 525 56 56 Fax: +222 525 56 57 Email: contact@groupeazizi.com Website: www.groupeazizi.com Logistics, public works, building materials

CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING & REAL ESTATE

Mauritano-Français des Ciments (MAFCI)

Agrineq BP5282 Nouakschott Tel: +222 525 14 56 Fax: +222 529 68 95 Email: agrineq@agrineq.mr Website: www.agrineq.com Construction and civil engineering

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Groupe Azizi

Banque Mauritanienne pour le Commerce International (BMCI)

Head Office

BP 4429 Nouakschott Tel: +222 525 63 88 Fax: +222 525 58 58 Email: ceteg10@yahoo.fr Construction and civil engineering

BP42 Nouadhibou Tel: +222 574 51 74 Fax: +222 574 53 96 Email: contact@snim.com Website: www.snim.com Exploration, production and marketing of iron ore

ATTM

Banque Nationale de Mauritanie

Ceteg BTP

Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM)

Avenue de l’Indépendance (BCM) BP 623 Nouakchott Tel: +222 25 22 06 Fax: +222 525 27 59 Email: info@bcm.mr Website: www.bcm.mr Central bank

Avenue Gamel Abdel Nasser BP 622 Nouakchott Tel: +222 525 24 69 Fax: +222 525 20 45 Website: www.bmci.mr Commercial banking services

Email: bica@mauritel.mr Website: www.bica-consulting.com Civil engineering

BP 54 81 Nouakchott Tel: +222 45 25 11 77 Fax: +222 45 29 22 49 Email: attm@Snim.Com Website: www.attm.mr Construction and civil engineering

Port BP 5530 Nouakchott Industrial Zone Tel: +222 525 61 12 Website: www.vicat.com Grinding centre and concrete plant; part of Vicat Group

BICA BP 1521 Nouakchott Tel: +222 525 31 65 Fax: +222 529 05 76

Italcementi Group Mauritano-Francaise des Ciments Route de Rosso Zone Port 2 BP 5291 Nouakchott Tel: +222 525 82 55 Fax: +222 525 83 16 Website: www.cimfra.com Production of cement

Mauritanian Consulting Group (MCG) 1494, Nouakchott Tel: + 222 45 29 03 64 Fax: +222 45 29 4410 www.mcg-ingenierie.com Consultant engineering

Mosaique Ingenierie Ave De Gaulle Nouakchott Tel: +222 45 29 37 85 Fax: +216 70 94 41 27 Email mozaik.ing@planet.tn Website: www.mosaique-ingenierie.com Project management and consulting engineers

Rim Exploration Consult Zrb 321b Tevragh Zeina Nouakchott Tel: +222 45 24 08 32 Email: info@rimexploration.com Website: www.rimexploration.com

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MAURITANIA LISTINGS Societe Ciment de Mauritanie

Société Mauritanienne de Gaz (SOMAGAZ)

Immeuble Al Khaima 10 Rue Mamadou Konaté BP 40029 Nouakchott Tel: +222 525 10 11 Fax: +222 525 36 83 Website: www.ciment.mr Industrial manufacturer and supplier of cement

Ilôt K N°207 BP 5089 Nouakchott Tel: +222 525 18 71 Fax: +222 524 29 70 Email: somagazinfo@somagaz.com Website: www.somagaz.com Production and distribution of butane gas

ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL, IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

SERVICE INDUSTRIES

Chinguitel BP 3173 Nouakchott Tel: +222 500 00 00 Fax: +222 500 00 01 Website: www.chinguitel.mr Mobile and Internet services

La Mauritano-Tunisienne de Télécommunications 441 Avenue Charles de Gaulle Tavragh Zina BP 3668 Nouakchott Tel: +222 529 53 54/660 02 22 Fax: +222 529 81 03 Website: www.mattel.mr Provision of landline and mobile telephone services

Nouvelle Société Mauritanienne pour le Commerce et l’Industrie (NOSOMACI) 700 rue 62-64 El Mina BP 600 Nouakchott Tel: +222 45 25 18 96 Fax: +222 45 25 98 96 Email: nosomaci@nosomaci.com Website: nosomaci.com Internet service provider, IT equipment and telecommunications products

Société Mauritanienne des Télécommunications (MAURITEL) 563 Avenue du Roi Fayçal BP 7000 Nouakchott Tel: +222 4525 76 00 Fax: +222 4525 17 00 Email: webmaster@eljawal.mr Website: www.mauritel.mr Provision of fixed line and mobile telecommunications services

OIL & GAS Chariot Oil & Gas Investments (Mauritania) Ltd BP 5183 ZRC 318 Ilot C Nouakchott Website: www.chariotoilandgas.com Company acquired Block C-19 offshore Mauritania in June 2012

Agency for Development of Rural Electrification (ADER) BP2920 Nouakkchott Tel: +222 529 38 36 Email: ader@mauritel.mr Electricity

National Agency for Drinking Water and Sanitation (ANEPA) BP 727 Nouakschott Tel: +222 525 19 51 Fax: +222 529 41 94 Email: anepa@toptechnology.mr Water

Société Nationale d’Importation et d’Exportation (SONIMEX) BP 290 Nouakchott Tel: 222 525 22 24 Fax: 222 525 30 14 Email: web@sonimex.mr Website: www.sonimex.mr Importer of basic foodstuffs such as rice, sugar, tea, milk and vegetable oil

TRANSPORT & SHIPPING Mauritania Airlines International Nouakchott Tel: +222 45 25 67 47 Email: resa.tarifs@mauritaniaairlines.mr Website: www.mauritaniaairlines.mr Airline services

Mauritanienne de Transport Maritime SA (MTM) 446 rue 42-016 îlot K BP 1931 Nouakchott Tel: +222 529 53 40/ +222 529 53 41 Fax: +222 529 53 52 Website: www.mtm.mr Provision of maritime transport services, including cargo handling and warehousing

Maersk Mauritanie SA Nouadhibou Tel: +222 574 6711 Fax: +222 574 6271 Website: www.maerskline.com Container shipping services

Kosmos Energy Mauritania Immeuble Emel ZRA N°433 PO Box 5485 Nouakchott Website: www.kosmosenergy.com Oil and gas exploration

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MOROCCO ALGERIA COUNTRY COUNTRY PROFILE PROFILE

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Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Kingdom of Morocco CAPITAL: Rabat GDP GROWTH: 5.1% (2013) GDP: $103.8 billion (2013) LAND AREA: 446,550km2 POPULATION: 32.9 million (2014) CURRENCY: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

MAIN EXPORTS: Clothing and textiles, electric components, inorganic chemicals, transistors, crude minerals, fertilisers (including phosphates), petroleum products, citrus fruits, vegetables and fish Main Imports: Crude petroleum, textile fabric, telecommunications equipment, wheat, gas and electricity and plastics

LANGUAGES: Arabic, French and Berber

T

he Kingdom of Morocco has a unique strategic position with its 3,000km of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean and 550km on the Mediterranean Sea. It is a country with mountains, plains, desert, rivers and about 1,000,000 hectares of forests.

Growth is expected to rebound in 2015 to about 4.4% and

investment and expand capacity, as well as introduce

remain robust in the medium term as external demand

a new mining code. The formal retail industry remains

and domestic confidence strengthen. Inflation has

fairly limited, but it has been gathering steam over

CONSTRUCTION

remained low and the financial sector remains sound,

the past three years. A growing middle class and

Construction witnessed a significant slowdown in

the IMF reported, 23 February 2015. The 2014 current

urbanisation rate, as well as a modernisation of

2013 due to a confluence of factors, including regional

account deficit narrowed to an estimated 5.8% of GDP

consumer shopping habits bode well for the sector’s

instability and a shortage of access to financing. Cement

due to booming exports from newly developed sectors

future. Major international brands and franchises are

consumption, which is considered a key performance

and lower oil prices. International reserves increased to

increasingly entering and expanding into Morocco.

indicator, dropped from 15.87m tonnes in 2012 to 14.87m

above 5 months of imports. The 2014 fiscal deficit was

passengers are demanding better service quality.

tonnes in 2013. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Habitat and

also reduced to 4.9% of GDP.

TRANSPORT

After 2.7% growth in 2012, economic activity expanded

Morocco made a name for itself in the field of aviation

and provided strong financial incentives to real estate

much faster in 2013, increasing by 4.4% as GDP reached

as shown by the number of international aeronautic

developers to invest in social housing. The sector is

Dh864.6bn ( 76.8bn). This was driven in large part

and aerospace companies (no less than 100) opting

expected to rebound in the medium term, with growth of

by agriculture, which represents 15-20% of GDP, and

to invest in the market. The sector now represents

4% projected. In the longer run, it should see an uptick

contributes significantly to exports. Bloomberg has

5% of the country’s exports and seeing the number

in growth as European economies begin to improve.

ranked the kingdom ahead of Russia, Greece, and India

of employees rising to over 8,000 in 2013, a figure

Activity in the real estate sector has fallen, but stabilised,

as a promising emerging market and at the African

expected to reach 23,000 by 2020. The sector focuses

following an earlier boom between 2007 and 2008. In

level, Morocco was ranked 2nd just behind South Africa.

mainly on manufacturing plane components, aeronautic

2013, the sector remained stagnant, growing by 0.4%

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engineering and engine repair at present but Morocco is

y-o-y by the third quarter, with transaction volumes down

measures of the best investment climate, ranging from

hoping to build entire planes within the next ten years.

by 5.3%. The sector has been buoyed by a government-

forecasts of GDP growth for the next two years to the

The transport sector has made some great strides

sponsored incentives aimed at attracting real estate

ease of doing business.

in recent years, and projects across the spectrum

developers and builders to the mid-range segment,

are ongoing and set for delivery over the next year

where there is a housing deficit. The luxury segment

and a half, in line with the government’s medium-

has witnessed a sharp fall in demand and developers

With an increasing focus on value-added export

term infrastructure development plans. While recent

have refocused their activity away from rural areas and

industries in manufacturing, Morocco has become one

challenging events in the global, European and regional

smaller towns and towards bigger cities. Prices are

of Africa’s leading countries for industrial FDI. The

environment have impacted on passenger and cargo

expected to remain stable for the luxury segment, while

2009 strategic plan to bolster six designated segments

flows, investment plans have kept pace. As such, the

mid-range property is likely to see prices increase in

by investing billions of dirhams and facilitating new

first phase of SAAN, a multi-phased plan to upgrade and

2014. In 2014, activity will be driven by a number of

investments, has drawn in sizable injections of capital

extend Morocco’s road network, was completed in 2012

major mixed-use projects in Casablanca and Tangiers.

and seen an increase in manufactured production, due to

and involved the construction of 1000km of roads. Over

strong performance by the automotive and aeronautics

the next five years substantial public funding is set to

TOURISM

sectors. There has been a push to improve performance

revamp and expand road, rail, maritime and air traffic

Morocco’s tourism sector has undergone a major shift

in the mining sector, in part by encouraging upstream

infrastructure. This will consolidate Morocco’s position

in recent years driven by the implementation of the

and downstream activity in a variety of metals and

as a regional transit hub for both cargo and passenger

Moroccan National Tourism Office’s (ONMT) Vision 2020

minerals. The government rolled out a comprehensive

traffic, while also responding to growing demand

programme, which seeks to attract 20 million tourists by

strategy for the sector in 2013, which aims to boost

from the domestic market, where increasing travellers

2020. The programme also aims to raise the country’s

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Urban Planning continued to help drive sector activity

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PHOSPHATE

OCP: NEW MODE OF CALL FOR TENDERS ANNOUNCEMENT

As a global leader in the phosphate and phosphate derivatives markets, OCP has been a key player in the international market since its founding in 1920. The Group has exclusive access to Morocco’s phosphate rock reserves, the largest global reserve base according to the USGS. The Group is a cost-leading producer of phosphate rock, and has become a leading player across the whole phosphate value chain. The Group has 23,000 employees and generated $5.5 billion dollars of revenues in 2013. At present, OCP Group supplies 30% of the world’s imports of phosphate and phosphate-derived products. The Group plans to increase its capacity to meet the word’s demand, and to be a leader in a dynamic and competitive environment. OCP has ushered in a new industrial process era with a longterm investment program designed to expand phosphate and fertilizer production capacity, reach the best cost efficiencies, invest in R&D, and increase the Group’s international presence. To support this ambitious industrial development program, OCP has established global standard means to support its large-scale needs. This industrial development program will be subject to the best practices, good governance,

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ethical extraction and production, and will have for primary aim the development of the national and regional industrial ecosystem, in line with current laws and regulations. To optimize OCP’s purchasing procedures and make all of the group’s orders accessible to everyone, the group has developed a call for tenders system in order to publish all of its purchasing needs online and be available for consultation 24/7. The Group has already implemented the E-SUPPLY system last October 2013 as an important milestone of the OCP’s process re-engineering & digitization policy. E-SUPPLY’s Purchase platform has given to suppliers and partners access to an online solution with a fully digitized and optimized process. Following the same strategy and commitment to optimize the relationships with its current or potential suppliers and partners, the group announces that all suppliers have full access to all of the Group’s current or upcoming calls for tender via the link https://tenders.ocp.ma. The Call for tender system cover all of OCP’s purchasing needs and all suppliers will be able to check and express interests on orders of interest to them.

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Amina BENKHADRA ONHYM’s General Director

Interview Q

ONHYM is the Morocco’s mineral and hydrocarbons company. What is your organization’s history?

The National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM) was established on 17 August 2005 by the merger of the Bureau of Research and Mining Participations (BRPM) and the National Office for Research and Petroleum Explorations (ONAREP). Since their inception in 1928 for the BRPM and in 1981 for the ONAREP, these two organizations have been pioneers and leaders in Morocco in their respective fields and have benefited from a high reputation among international operators: expertise in research, production and processing of mineral substances and hydrocarbons, relationships and partnerships with operators and investors.

Q

We note in recent years a growing interest of oil companies for Morocco. What is the current situation of oil exploration in Morocco?

For nearly a decade, oil companies have a growing interest for our sedimentary basins due to its underexplored potential. This enthusiasm for exploration in our country has also been boosted by the attractive new hydrocarbons Code enacted in 2000.

ONHYM has signed several agreements with foreign companies. Today 34 international oil companies, including majors, independent and Super Independents, currently operating in different regions of Morocco both offshore and onshore. Thus, many studies of geophysical acquisition, analysis and geology studies were performed on several onshore as offshore basins of the Kingdom. The interpretation of these data has been evaluated the oil potential of these regions allowing further research investigations. The year 2014 will be marked by the realization of more than 15 drills and by a significant investment: 5 billion dirhams (In 2013, the partners have invested $ 2.3 billion dirhams).

Q

What is the current situation of the non- conventional hydrocarbons exploration?

Regarding non-conventional hydrocarbons, Morocco has a huge potential for oil shale. The two main deposits are located in Timahdit and Tarfaya. Other deposits are located in areas of the Rif, Middle Atlas, Souss, Tadla, Essaouira and Errachidia. With this potential, Morocco is ranked sixth after United States, Russia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Brazil and Italy.

ONHYM continues to make efforts to encourage and intensify oil exploration of sedimentary basins Moroccans.

ONHYM has signed agreements with oil companies to test processes: Timahdit and Tarfaya with San Leon Energy and Taqa.

International experts from companies operating in the Moroccan onshore and offshore agree to describe it as potential favorable region to the accumulation of Hydrocarbon.

For shale gas, our regional geology is extremely favorable for the exploration and development. ( Tadla/Hauts Plateaux/ Doukkala/Boudnib/Assa) – Negociations on way with Anadarko and REPSOL)

ONHYM’s Partners, based on the encouraging results of geological and geophysical evaluations undertaken on their licenses, both onshore than offshore, continue their programs. Today, the most advanced in terms of exploration areas will be wells.

Morocco has a prominent place in Africa regarding its potential with the Paleozoic sedimentary basins. The topic of shale gas opens up new prospects for hydrocarbon exploration in Morocco, in areas where research was traditionally oriented on conventional hydrocarbons.

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Q

What are the highlights of your Mining Policy?

ONHYM conducts strategic exploration in the whole kingdom by itself or through partnership. It has been involved in the discovery of almost all mines in Morocco With a mining history during which several important discoveries have been made and experience gained, ONHYM is open to all association or partnership with domestic and international operators to explore and/or develop economically exploitable mining businesses. ONHYM regularly relinquishes to the private sector, in the form of international invitation to tender, prospects that it highlights with a view to their development and their exploitation.

Q

Could you give us some examples of ongoing partnerships ?

Actually, about thirty national and international partners are operating in different projects MANAGEM (Morocco), TOLSA (Spain) on industrial minerals, and METALEX MAYA GOLD SILVER (Canada), respectively on the base metals and precious metals, the Australian Kasbah RESOURCES on gold and tin, Archean Group (gold), Newmont (copper, silver), Garrot Chaillac (manganese, fluorine) SANC (zircon).

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“sun and surf” profile, boosting annual revenues to

significant investor interest in recent years, and as a

overall value of exports and constitute a key source

Dh140bn ( 12.43bn), increasing hotel bed capacity to

result, an increasing number of players are addressing

of foreign exchange earnings. The value of imported

375,000 and creating 9,500 new jobs in the industry, all

opportunities in the upstream segment.

agricultural goods ranges between 14% and 24% of total

by 2020. Tourism is the second largest sector in the economy

AGRICULTURE

accounting for around 8% of GDP and employing some

Morocco’s strategy to promote agricultural development,

500,000 people. The government hopes to see the

Green Morocco Plan, aims at boosting output of rural

number of visitors rise to 20 million by 2022. Morocco

family and smallholder farming through providing better

welcomed 10.2 million tourists in 2014, a rise of 2.4%

technical support. The plan aims to open up hard to

compared to 2013, according to Tourism Minister Lahcen

reach mountainous areas to development and reduce

Haddad. “The number of tourists who visited Morocco in

poverty by increasing agricultural productivity. Officials

2014 reached 10,280,000 .

see the rural areas as at the heart of the Kingdom’s sustainable development efforts and initiatives that are

imports, and key imported products include wheat, sugar and powdered milk. As the country pursues its plans to modernise agriculture and increase support to producers and small-scale farmers, production should continue to expand. Nevertheless, output, notably in cereals and fruits and vegetables, remains vulnerable to changing weather conditions, and efforts to mitigate risks will be a determining factor in securing revenues for both farmers and agribusinesses.

HEALTHCARE

ENERGY

aimed at ensuring food security.

Morocco is seeking to achieve energy independence

Weather conditions and abundant rainfall in 2013

by reducing imports and making efforts to improve

allowed for higher domestic production, particularly

mortality rates. Costs, however, are likely to remain

domestic energy infrastructure, refinery capacity,

in the cereals segment, which produced 9.7m tonnes,

a major obstacle, with out-of-pocket expenditure

storage and power generation, and adopting more

up 89% compared to 2012. Morocco’s primary sector

accounting for approximately 53% of spending on health

efficient use of cleaner energy sources. According to the

still plays a significant role in terms of job creation,

care. A 2011 constitutional amendment enshrined access

Minister of Energy, Mines Water and Environment, total

trade, rural development and overall GDP. Agriculture

to health care as a basic right and the authorities are

expenditure on energy imports – dominated by crude

still contributes around 15% of GDP. In 2013 the sector

working to expand coverage. The Medical Assistance

and refined oil products – rose from 7% of GDP in 2009

accounted for 39.4% of total jobs and 72.7% of rural

Regime (Régime d’Assistance Médicale, RAMED), first

to 10.7% in 2011. Bold energy policies have attracted

jobs. Agricultural goods represent about 12% of the

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economic growth of 1.1% in 2014 and 1.5% in 2015

expressed interest in entering the Moroccan market

of end-2013, around seven million people had benefited

for the area) and Morocco establishing a number

once the laws are in place. The system is to be called

from RAMED coverage. Ongoing negotiations to extend

of partnerships with Middle Eastern, US and Asian

the Sharia Committee for Participatory Finance and will

insurance coverage will be a key factor to ensuring

partners, the country as a whole should benefit.

be composed of ten Islamic scholars and at least five

universal access to healthcare services. The expansion of rural healthcare, notably emergency services, should also contribute towards reducing gaps in service provision throughout the country.

Morocco’s insurance market has become more competitive in recent years and is now Africa’s secondlargest insurance market in terms of penetration after South Africa and the third-largest in the Middle East

The number of cell phone subscribers in the country

and North Africa after Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Total

has reached 44 million, while the number of internet

premiums in 2012 reached 2.3bn, up 8.9% on the

users reached 9.97 million. The increase in subscribers

previous year. Non-life premiums – thanks to automobile

was accompanied by lower prices for communications

coverage – continued to dominate, representing some

by cell phones and internet services, Morocco’s

66% of the market in 2012 at a value of Dh17.19bn

telecommunication regulator has revealed. Moroccans

( 1.5bn), compared to Dh8.84bn ( 785m) for life

spoke 48.2 billion minutes on their mobile phones and

premiums. Growth continued in 2013, with provisional

sent 19.7 billion text messages in 2014.

data indicating that premiums for the first six months of

BANKING AND FINANCE

Ulema Council in Morocco. Parliament approved the Islamic finance bill in November 2014, as the first step to establishing Islamic finance banks. The move should be popular among Moroccan consumers as a study conducted in June 2012 by the Islamic Finance Advisory and Assurance Services (IFAAS) found 94% of Moroccans to be in favour of the introduction of Islamic finance into the country.

in 2012. The insurance market is expected to continue to expand in the medium to long term, in line with

benefitting from cash injections from Bank Al Maghrib,

growth in sectors such as construction, real estate and

the central bank, and the industry is among the most

manufacturing. In the meantime, the industry will carry

sophisticated on the continent. Although liquidity is still

on developing new products and new ways to access

less than ideal and non-performing loans have inched

segments of the population that are still uninsured.

with capital adequacy requirements well above Basel III

ISLAMIC FINANCE

and deposits growing robustly.

King Mohammed VI issued a Royal decree on 17 February

In a local and a regional first, 2013 saw a private

2015 to permit the establishment of a sharia board to

Moroccan financial institution turn to the international

oversee the functioning of country’s Islamic finance

capital markets to float $300m worth of bonds. With

sector. This step is seen helping the market to attract

Europe’s economy slowly seeing a much-needed

more Gulf investors as Islamic banks from Kuwait,

improvement (the European Central Bank forecasts

Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates have already

Useful Contacts

Federation des Chambres de Commerce et d’Industrie et de services du Maroc (FCMCIS) 6 rue Erfoud Hassan Rabat BP 218 CP 10001 Rabat Tel: +212-37-76 70 51/ 76 70 78 Fax: +212-37-76 70 76/ 76 78 96 Email: fccism@menara.ma Website: www.fccism.cci.ma

British Embassy 28 Avenue S A R Sidi Mohammed Soussi 10105 (BP 45) Rabat Tel: +212 (0)537 63 33 33 Email: rabat.consular@fco.gov.uk

members will be chosen by the president of the Supreme

the year totalled 1.3bn, up 3.1% over the same period

The banking sector remained resilient in 2013,

upwards, indicators have been positive for the sector,

financial experts, according to an official notice. The

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco 49, Queen’s Gate Gardens London SW7 5NE Tel: 0207 581 5001 Fax: 0207 225 3862 Email: ambalondres@maec.gov.ma Website: www.moroccanembassylondon.org.uk Invest in Morocco Agence Marocaine de Développement des Investissements (AMDI) Tel: +212 5 37 22 64 86 Email: info@invest.gov.ma Website: www.invest.gov.ma

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MOROCCO LISTINGS AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD AND DRINK DARI COUSPATE Q.I. Ezzahra - Oulja SALE MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 37 80 87 21 Fax: +212 05 37 80 87 43 Email: info@couscousdari.com Website: www.couscousdari.com Couscous and pasta products

DELASSUS 9, Avenue Khalid Bnou Loualid, Aïn Sebaâ CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 35 55 55 Fax: +212 05 22 35 33 98 Email: kbs@delassus.com Website: www.delassus.com Fruit, vegatables and flowers

DIANA HOLDING Avenue Ahmed Balafrej, Lot Ibn Sina n° 1 Souissi CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 37 63 55 00 Fax: +212 05 37 75 22 00 Email: sorfi@dianaholding.ma Website: www.dianaholding.com/ Food and agricultural products

DOMAINE EL BOURA Domaine El Boura - BP 259 TAROUDANT MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 28 85 24 43 Fax: +212 05 28 85 23 06 Email: elboura@elboura.com Website: www.elboura.com Agricultural industry

GROUPE COSUMAR 8, Rue El Mouatamid ibnou abbad - 20300 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 29 02 83 83 Fax: +212 05 22 24 10 71 Email: h.hakimi@cosumar.co.ma Website: www.cosumar.co.ma Food and agricultural products

KOUTOUBIA HOLDING 22 lotissement la colline1, sidi maarouf CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 523319090 Fax: +212 523314966 Email: nborid@koutoubia.net Website: www.koutoubia.net Food and agricultural products

LES CAFES DU BRESIL 45 bis, Rue Soldat Taoufik Abdelkader ,20320 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 60 61 62 Fax: +212 05 22 61 10 45 Email: m.mekouar@cafesdubresil.ma Website: www.cafesdubresil.ma Agricultural industry

Les Celliers de Meknès & Thalvin Domaine des Ouled Thaleb 11 Rue Ibn Khaldoun MEKNES MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 35 52 03 60 Fax: +212 05 35 52 75 06 Email: export@lescelliersdemeknes.com Website: www.lescelliersdemeknes.com Beverages

LES EAUX MINERALES D’OULMES Z.I. de Bouskoura - 20180 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 33 47 42 Fax: +212 05 22 33 47 52 Email: mbensalahchaqroun@oulmes.ma Website: www.oulmes.ma Beverages

LES GRANDS MOULINS FASSIS Angle Rue Emile Brunet et Louis Ferre – 20300 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 62 18 43 Fax: +212 05 22 60 32 32 Email: mostafa.hamdi@gmf.ma Website: fassia.e-monsite.com/ Food and agricultural products

ARAB BANK MAROC 174 bd. Mohamed V BP 13810 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 22 31 52 Fax: +212 05 22 20 23 22 Email: samira.fakhari@arabbank.ma Website: www.arabbank.ma Financial services

Attijariwafa Bank 2, Boulevard Moulay Youssef Casablanca 20000 MOROCCO Tel: (+212) (0)5 22 29 88 88 Fax: (+212) (0)5 22 29 41 25 Email: contact@attijariwafa.com Website: www.attijariwafabank.com Commercial and investment banking, asset management

Bank Al-Maghrib 277, Avenue Mohammed V B.P. 445, Rabat 10000 MOROCCO Tel: (+212) (0)5 37 81 81 81 Fax: (+212) (0)5 37 56 78 24 Email: webmaster@bkam.gov.ma Website: www.bkam.ma Central bank of Morocco

BMCE Bank

MERVEILLES DES MERS SARL BP270 ZI Route tilemzoune TAN-TAN MOROCCO Tel: +212 0528 76 67 60 Fax: +212 0528 76 67 62 Email: direction@merveillesdesmers.com Website: www.merveillesdesmers.com Fish and seafood produce

140, Avenue Hassan II Casablanca 20001 MOROCCO Tel: (+212) (0)5 22 20 03 25 Fax: (+212) (0)5 22 26 46 55 Email: sgg@bmcebank.co.ma Website: www.bmcebank.ma Corporate and investment banking services: treasury, asset management, brokerage and advisory

PHILIP MORRIS SARL

Bourse de Casablanca

Angle Ali Abderrazak & Rue Bab Chelah Résidence D Champs d’Anfa Appt. Numéro 1, CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 06 61 93 89 70 Fax: +212 05 22 94 06 18 Email: meryem.mouathassime@pmi.com Website: www.pmi.com Tobacco and cigarettes

Angle, Avenue des Forces Armees Royales et rue Arrachid Mohamed Casablanca 20000 MOROCCO Tel: (+212) (0)5 22 45 26 26 / 27 Fax: (+212) (0)5 22 45 26 25 Email: contact@casablanca-bourse.com Website: www.casablanca-bourse.com Casablanca’s stock exchange; investor trading services

PRIM ROSE (SOCIETE CIVILE AGRICOLE LA CLEMENTINE) 9, Avenue Khalid Bnou Loualid, Aïn Sebaâ CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 35 74 74 Fax: +212 05 22 34 05 05 Email: mounia@primrose-flowers.com Website: www.primrose-flowers.com Agricultural industry

7, Rue Ibn Tofail, Quartier Palmier CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 25 50 50 Fax: +212 05 22 98 39 89 Email: w.bellasri@cfgmorocco.com Website: www.cfgmorocco.com Financial services

BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL Al-Amana Microfinance 40, Avenue Al-Fadilah C.Y.M, Rabat 10130 MOROCCO Tel: (+212) (0)5 37 28 95 00 Fax: (+212) (0)5 37 28 94 11 to 13 Email: alamana@alamana.org.ma Website: www.alamana.org.ma Credit for microfinance

C.F.G. GROUP

CITIBANK – Morocco Zenith Millennium, Lotissement Attaoufik Immeuble 1 MOROCCO Sidi Maarouf, Casablanca 20190 Tel: (+212) (0)5 22 48 96 00 Fax: (+212) (0)5 22 97 41 97 Website: www.citigroup.com Consumer, corporate and investment banking and insurance

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MOROCCO LISTINGS COFACE SERVICES MAGHREB

GRAS SAVOYE MAROC

AKZONOBEL COATINGS S.A.

13 Rue Ibnou Toufayl 4ème étage – Palmier CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 98 98 93 Fax: +212 05 22 99 06 40 Email: anne-laure_normandin@coface.com Website: www.coface.com Financial and administrative services

40, Bd. Moulay Youssef CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 88 95 95 Fax: +212 05 22 20 36 05 Email: grassavoye@iam.net.ma Website: www.grassavoye.ma/ Financial services

Route cotiére Mohamedia –Bd Annassif “ xb”Ain Sebaa-20250 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 67 87 87 Fax: +212 05 22 34 27 40 Email: khadija.zarrougui@akzonobel.com Website: www.akzonobel.com Chemical industries

CREDIT AGRICOLE DU MAROC

GROUPE AFMA

CIMENTS DU MAROC

22 Bd. Moulay Youssef 21000 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 42 80 00 Fax: +212 05 22 42 80 21 Email: nora.belhachemi@afmagroup.ma Website: www.afma.ma/ Financial services

621 Bd. Panoramique - 20150 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 85 94 50 Fax: +212 05 22 50 10 99 Email: info@cimar.co.ma Website: www.cimentsdumaroc.com/FR Mineral industry

HOLMARCOM S.A.

COLORADO

20, Rue Mostafa El Maani CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 31 07 01 Fax: +212 05 22 31 37 44 Email: m.azzouz@holmarcom.ma Website: www.holmarcom.ma Financial services

5, Allée des Orchidées Ain Sebaa CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 35 23 35 Fax: +212 05 22 35 41 54 Email: colorado@colorado.ma Website: www.colorado.ma Chemical industries

ISAAF MONDIAL ASSISTANCE

COMPTOIR METALLURGIQUE MAROCAIN

Lot de la Civim – Lot n° 131 Rte de l’Aéroport Q.I. Sidi Maarouf CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 95 93 00 Fax: +212 05 22 95 93 94 Email: mehdi.tazi@isaaf.ma Website: www.isaaf.ma Financial services

Zone Industrielle Sidi Maarouf Rte 1029 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 97 39 73 Fax: +212 05 22 97 34 64 Email: kbs@lecomptoir.ma Website: www.lecomptoir.ma Industrial and chemical equipment

Kapital Transak

COOPER PHARMA

37 Bd. Abdellatif Ben Kaddour – 20050 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 79 03 30 Fax: +212 05 22 39 74 94 Email: ouidad.aitbahiya@eulerhermes.com Website: www.eulerhermes.com Financial services

Villa 31, Rue Mohamed Bahi Quartier Palmier Casablanca 20000 MOROCCO Tel: (+212) (0)5 22 25 36 67 Fax: (+212) (0)5 22 98 20 32 Email: contact@kapitaltransak.com Website: www.kapitaltransak.com Corporate finance and advisory services

41 Rue Mohamed Diouri CASABLANCA MOROCCO Fax: +212 05 22 30 48 53 Email: cooper@cooperpharma.ma Website: www.cooperpharma.ma Chemical industries

Fidaroc Grant Thornton

KPMG MOROCCO

Centre Allal Ben Abdellah 47, Rue Allal Ben Abdellah, 5eme etage Casablanca 20000 MOROCCO Tel: (+212) (0)5 22 54 48 00 Fax: (+212) (0)5 22 29 66 70 Email: fidaroc@fidarocgt.ma Website: www.fidarocgt.com Audit, consulting, general financial services

11 avenue Bir Kacem Souissi RABAT MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 37 63 37 02 Fax: +212 05 37 63 37 11 Email: icherradi@kpmg.com Website: www.kpmg.com Financial services

Place des Alaouites - BP 49 RABAT MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 37 20 82 19 Fax: +212 05 22 44 50 63 Email: info@creditagricole.ma Website: www.creditagricole.ma Financial services

Crédit du Maroc 48-58, Boulevard Mohammed V Casablanca 20000 MOROCCO Tel: (+212) (0)5 22 47 75 28 Fax: (+212) (0)5 22 42 23 63 Email: info@ca-cdm.ma Website: www.cdm.co.ma Credit banking services

Ernst&Young – Morocco 37, Boulevard Abdellatif Ben Kaddour Casablanca 20050 MOROCCO Tel: (+212) (0)5 22 95 79 00 Fax: (+212) (0)5 22 39 02 26 Email: audit.ma@ma.ey.com Website: www.ey.com General financial services

EULER HERMES ACMAR

Global Exchange Maroc 31, Lotissement de La Colline Sidi Maarouf Casablanca 20190 MOROCCO Tel: (+212) (0)5 22 78 64 44 Fax: (+212) (0)5 22 78 69 52 Email: globalexchange@globalexchange.es Website: www.globalexchange.ma General financial services

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CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS AKWA GROUP & FILIALES Km 7 Route de Rabat, Ain Sebaâ CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 35 22 90 Fax: +212 05 22 66 67 18 Email: i.elbane@akwagroup.com Website: www.akwagroup.com Chemical industries

FACOP PEINTURES Km 11.5 Lahfaya Rte Mediouna Bouskoura CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 97 02 44 Fax: +212 05 22 97 05 04 Email: contact@facop.ma Website: www.facop.ma Chemical industries

GILMARFER Route Cotière 111 Km 11 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 35 63 95 Fax: +212 05 22 35 23 60 Email: info@gilmarfer.com Website: www.gilmarfer.com Iron and steel industry

GLAXOSMITHKLINE 42-44 Angle Rue Abou Hamed El Ghazali et Bd. Rachidi CASABLANCA

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MOROCCO LISTINGS MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 48 00 02 Fax: +212 05 22 48 00 87 Email: carole.a.labrach@gsk.com Website: www.gsk.com chemical industry

LABORATOIRES PHARMA 5 Z.I. Oulad Saleh Bouskoura CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 59 39 39 Fax: +212 05 22 59 39 40 Email: s-majdi@pharma5.ma Website: www.pharma5.ma Chemical industry

LAPROPHAN S.A.(LABORATOIRE DE PRODUITS PHARMACEUTIQUES D’AFRIQUE DU NORD)

CROWN PACKAGING MAROC

RABAT MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 37 57 80 00 Fax: +212 05 37 57 80 01 Email: salamgaz@salamgaz.ma Website: www.salamgaz.ma Chemical industry

SAMIR (SOCIETE ANONYME MAROCAINE DE L’INDUSTRIE DE RAFFINAGE) Route côtière - BP 101 MOHAMMEDIA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 23 32 74 80 Fax: +212 05 23 31 71 88 Email: a.abbazy@samir.ma Website: www.samir.ma/ Chemical industry

CEMA BOIS DE L’ATLAS Route de Bouskoura, Sidi Maarouf, BP N° 13 203 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 95 98 00 Fax: +212 05 22 33 51 32 Email: contact@cema-atlas.com Website: www.cema-atlas.com Wood manufacturing

SHELL AND VIVO LUBRICANTS

18 Bd Emile ZolaCASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 54 38 38 Fax: +212 05 22 44 43 97 Email: souad.mounji@beric.ma Website: www.beric.ma Chemical industry

Immeuble le Zénith II, lotissement Attaoufik Route de Nouaceur .Sidi Maarouf, CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: + 212 5 22 972727 Fax: + 212 5 22 972777 Email: p.kohli@shellvivolubricants.com Website: www.vivoenergy.com/ Chemical industry

MAFODER

WINXO (ex C.M.H. (COMPAGNIE MAROCAINE DES HYDROCARBURES)

Km 9 Route d’El Jadida - Lissasfa CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 91 46 50 Fax: +212 05 22 91 46 52 Email: mafoder@mafoder.co.ma Website: www.mafoder.com/ Iron and steel industry

MARBAR CHIMIE Route 110 - Bd Aïcha Bent Himoud Z.I. Sidi Bernoussi CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 35 42 00 Fax: +212 05 22 35 42 04 Email: k.benbrahim@marbar.co.ma Website: www.marbarchimie.ma Chemical industry

OCP Rue Al Abtal, Hay Erraha 20200 Casablanca Morocco Tel:+ 212 522 23 00 25 Fax: + 212 522 23 06 35Website: www.ocpgroup.ma world leading producer of all types of phosphates (rock, acid, fertilizer)

PHARMACEUTICAL INSTITUTE RS 203, Route Akreuch, Oum Azza, 11850 AIN EL AOUDA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 37 74 82 84 Fax: +212 05 37 74 86 39 Email: nadia.massioui@phi.ma Website: www.phi.ma Chemical industry

SALAM GAZ Résidence les jardins d’Irama, Rue Arroumane, Secteur 9 BP. 2016 Hay Riad

Route 110 - Km 10 - Quartier Industriel Bd. Chefchaouni, Aïn Sebaâ - Casablanca CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 66 75 30 Fax: +212 05 22 35 40 51 Email: mariam.traiki@eur.crowncork.com Website: www.crowncork.com Industrial packaging industry

Imm CMH, Rond-Point des Sports Bd Abdellatif Ben Kaddour CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 29 67 86 Fax: +212 05 22 29 75 96 Email: mtaibi@winxo.com Website: www.winxo.com Chemical industries

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE

DICAPA route 3010, Dr Ouled Sidi Messaoud Tit Mellil CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 51 01 18 Fax: +212 05 22 51 02 39 Email: info@dicapa-paper.com Website: www.dicapa-paper.com Paper manufacturing industry

ETS LOUIS GUILLAUD & CIE 31, Rue Pierre Parent - BP. 21000 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 30 59 71 Fax: +212 05 22 31 78 88 Email: elg@menara.ma Website: www.elg.telecontact.ma/ Industrial machinery and security equipements

GREIF PACKAGING MOROCCO

JET ALU MAROC Km 3, Z.I. Ain Atiq, TEMARA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 37 74 92 92 Fax: +212 05 37 74 92 30 Email: tadlaoui@jetalu.com Website: www.jetalu.com Building materials and energy related equipements

Allé des Cactus Ain Sebaâ BP 2586 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 35 59 70 Fax: +212 05 22 35 33 41 Email: abdnour.elmosor@greif.com Website: www.greif.com Industrial packaging industry

LAZRAK MANAGEMENT

RICHBOND S.A.

Zenith Millenium, Imm 2, Lot AttaoufikSidi Maarouf CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 87 94 00 Fax: +212 05 22 87 94 80 Email: rachid.lazrak@lazrak.ma Website: www.lazrak.ma Property development

265, Bd. Moulay Ismail, CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 24 49 72 Fax: +212 05 22 34 35 36 Email: ktazi@richbond.ma Website: www.richbond.ma Furniture manufactring

MANUFACTURING

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

BENSON SHOES

CBI

22 rue Catelet 20300 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 24 64 85 Fax: +212 05 22 24 86 67 Email: mail@benson-shoes.com Website: www.benson-shoes.com Textile -Clothing

29 Lot Attaoufik, Imm.CBI Sidi Maarouf CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 43 71 71 Fax: +212 05 22 43 71 87 Email: kamilbenjelloun@cbi.ma Website: www.cbi.ma IT equipment

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MOROCCO LISTINGS D.H.L. S.A.

SCAL S.A – AVIS Licensee

HOMEDEAL

114, La Colline Sidi Maarouf CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 32 15 31 Fax: +212 05 22 97 25 15 Email: zakia.Jouhar@dhl.com Website: www.dhl.com ICT services and equipements

« Les Alizés » - Lot n° 33 – La Colline 2 Sidi Maarouf CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 97 40 00 Fax: +212 05 22 97 55 66 Email: malika.chawane@avis.ma Website: www.avis.ma Car rental services

Groupe M, Rue 139, N+° 48 Oulfa CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 522980865 Email: homedeal@homedeal.biz Website: www.homedeal.biz Import export services

GREEN ELEC

TRAVEL AND LEISURE

12 Rue Annaba Résidence Chourouk Appt N° 4 Bourgogne CASABLANCA Tel: +212 05 22 67 23 68 Fax: +212 05 22 67 39 32 Email: green.elec@menara.ma Website: www.green-elec.com/ Electrical equipment industry

MAGHREBNET RTABI ET CIE 6 Rue Ibn Yasmine Av. de la victoire Agdal RABAT MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 37 68 22 33 Fax: +212 05 37 68 22 77 Email: info@maghrebnet.com Website: www.maghrebnet.com IT and security equipement

NEXANS MAROC Bd. Ahl Loghlam, sidi Moumen – 20400 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 76 63 00 Fax: +212 05 22 76 65 22 Email: amina.maftouh@nexans.com Website: www.nexans.com Electrical equipment distrubution and manufacturing

SEWS MAROC Lotissement Al Manzah, nouvelle zone Ind Bir Rami KENITRA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 30 77 40 00 Fax: +212 05 37 37 41 58 Email: kenitrareception@sews-e.com Website: www.sews-e.com Ellectrical equipment manufacturing

TAQA MOROCCO Centrale thermique Jorf Lasfar BP 99 –Sidi Bouzid EL JADIDA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 23 38 90 00 Fax: +212 05 23 345 375 Email: mbenzakour@jlec.ma Website: www.jlec.ma Production and distribution of eletricity

TRANSPORT & SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

OLIVE BRANCH TOURS 35 Rue Eloraibi Jilali - ex foucault 20000 agence vagonli en face. CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 22 03 54 Fax: +212 05 22 26 09 76 Email: info@olivebranchtours.com Website: www.olivebranchtours.com Travel and leisure industry

Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife State Line Road IN 47963 MOROCCO Tel: +219 285-2704 Website: Indianatraveler.com Travel and leisure industry

SERVICE INDUSTRIES CLIFFORD CHANCE MIDDLE EAST LLP 169 Bd Moulay Hassan 1er – 20000 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 20 13 20 80 Fax: +212 05 20 17 20 79 Email: mustapha.mourahib@cliffordchance.com Website: www.cliffordchance.com Legal services

DEFMAR (SOCIETE MAGHREBINE DE DEFENCE MARITIME) Place Paquet, Suite 506, Bd Mohamed V - 20000 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 45 25 25 Fax: +212 05 22 45 05 01 Email: somadef@defmar.com Website: www.defmar.com Administrative services

DIORH S.A. 14, Rue El Mourtada, Quartier Palmier CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 23 77 57 Fax: +212 05 22 23 78 01 Email: essaid@diorh.com Website: www.diorh.com Administrative services

JANISMAR International Logistics

HB LAW FIRM

Angle rues de Provins et de Bapaume 20300 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 44 62 44 Fax: +212 05 22 31 23 81 Email: chabani@janismar.com Website: www.janismar.com Logistics

6 RUE FARABI BD RACHIDI 2eme ETAGE RESIDENCE TOUBKAL CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 47 41 93 Fax: +212 05 22 47 10 82 Email: contact@hblaw.ma Website: www.hblaw.ma Administrative services

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LLOYD’S REGISTER EMEA 5 Bd Abdellatif Ben Kadour CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 39 98 63 Fax: +212 05 22 39 91 62 Email: casablanca@lr.org Website: www.lr.org Administrative services

OULAMINE LAW GROUP 2 Rue Abou Faid Al Masri Gauthier CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 22 82 85 Fax: +212 05 22 22 82 86 Email: reda@oulaminelegal.com Website: www.oulaminelegal.com Legal services

R.A.M. Aéroport Casa-Anfa CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 91 20 00 Fax: +212 05 22 91 29 89 Email: zbenjelloun@royalairmaroc.com Website: www.royalairmaroc.com Aerports and transportation services

REDAGRAPH S.A.R.L. Angle Rues Ezaïtoune et Nisrine Mers Sultan - 20000 CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 29 61 36 Fax: +212 05 22 29 61 35 Email: redagraph@redagraph.co.ma Website: www.redagraph.co.ma Printing industry

REGIE 3 37 Bd Abdellatif Ben Kaddour CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 95 02 80 Fax: +212 05 22 39 56 70 Email: a.moussaoui@regie3.ma Website: www.regie3.ma Advertising services

SAGA COMMUNICATION 15 Avenue Hassan Souktani CASABLANCA MOROCCO Tel: +212 05 22 47 05 05 Fax: +212 05 22 47 63 90 Email: a-barki@saga.ma Website: www.saga.ma Advertising services

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OMAN COUNTRY PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Sultanate of Oman

MAIN INDUSTRIES: Crude oil production and refining, natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG); construction, cement, copper, steel and chemicals

CAPITAL: Muscat LAND AREA: 309,500km2

KEY EXPORTS: Petroleum, re-export goods, fish, metals and textiles

POPULATION: 3,219,775 (2015) LANGUAGE: Arabic with English widely used in many areas CURRENCY: Omani Rial (OR)

KEY IMPORTS: Machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, livestock and lubricants

GDP: $81.95 billion (2013 est.) GDP GROWTH: 5% (2015 est.)

T

he Sultanate of Oman is located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula and is bordered by the UAE to its northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west and Yemen to the southwest.

Compared to its Gulf neighbours Oman’s oil reserves are relatively modest. It is a notably peaceful and stable country where the citizens enjoy high incomes. Administratively, Oman is divided into eleven governorates.

Oman has achieved successes in diversifying its

has achieved success in developing alternatives to avoid

Oman is well known for its UNESCO-recognised heritage

economy but continues to attract private foreign

relying on oil and gas revenues by investing heavily in

sites, beaches, mountains, old markets and royal opera

investors, especially in the industrial, IT, tourism

agricultural, industrial, fisheries, tourism and other

house in Muscat. In the south, it has Salalah, which

and higher education areas. Industrial development

sectors. The non-oil component of the economy recorded

draws tourists from around the GCC. Steps are being

plans focus on gas resources, metal manufacturing,

a solid growth rate in the first half of 2014 to reach 7.3%

taken to build new resorts to accommodate the rising

petrochemicals, and international transhipment ports.

against a modest contraction of the hydrocarbons sector

tourist numbers. Oman Tourism Development Company

It is expected that Oman’s real economic growth will

of 0.4%, according to data issued by the Central Bank

announced that 12 new tourism projects were under

reach 5% in 2015 reflecting a budgeted 5.5% growth in

of Oman in mid-December 2014. S&P stressed that

study including water parks, Omani castles and forts and

non-oil activities, which in turn reflects the increasing

investment in transport infrastructure, petrochemicals

building eco-tourism resorts.

need for infrastructure assets and utilities, for the

and development of the Khazzan gas field will help drive Oman’s economic activity over the next few years.

Oman is also keen to target the lucrative meetings and

growing population. Nominal GDP is projected at $75 billion and $82bn in 2015 and 2016, respectively, while

The company Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is

real per capita GDP is estimated at $18,231 and $19,124

the foremost exploration and production operator in the

for these two years, according to ratings agency Standard

Sultanate. It accounts for more than 70% of the country’s

& Poor’s.

crude oil production and nearly all of its natural gas

“We view the significant oil and gas reserves of the Gulf

supply. The company is owned by the Oman Government

countries as a key rating strength. However, as a result of low oil prices we expect the GCC hydrocarbon exporters (Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi

(which has a 60% interest), Royal Dutch Shell (34%), Total (4%) and Partex (2%).

incentives segment of the business tourism market. One response to this is a new convention and exhibition centre which is scheduled to open in 2016. The new centre is to be located close to Muscat airport.

POWER SECTOR A long-term power infrastructure master plan formulated by Oman’s electricity authorities envisages a roughly

TOURISM

15% share from renewables in the Sultanate’s energy

profiles, and government revenues from 2015 to 2018,”

The outlook for Oman’s tourism industry looked bright as

megawatts (MW) of generation capacity based on

S&P comments.

hotels and airport data show a significant increase in the

concentrated solar power, wind, and photovoltaic (PV)

Oman’s national budget for 2015 will ensure that critical

number of visitors this year. Visitors staying at Oman’s

energy resources, according to a study undertaken by

four and five-star hotels grew by 23.8% in for the first

Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC). The

four months of 2014, compared with the same period a

study – also dubbed the Oman Electricity Transmission

will continue to receive support. The budget includes

year ago, figures from the National Centre for Statistics

System Master Plan – articulates for the first time

continuing investment at Duqm, including a planned

and Information showed. Occupancy rates at the four

a well-defined target for harnessing the Sultanate’s

Fishery Industries Complex, and wider aquaculture

and five-star hotels reached 71.6% in April from 66.9%

prodigious but largely untapped renewable energy

projects, as well as commencement of the Sohar – Al

in 2013.

resources, chiefly solar and wind power, to help meet

Buraimi section of the national railway project, and

Meanwhile, passenger traffic through Muscat

the country’s galloping electricity demand, currently

several major road projects. The budget includes

International Airport was up 8% to 3.6 m passengers in

averaging 10% annually.

the first five months of the year, compared with 3.4 m a

Oman has great potential for developing renewable

year earlier. A new terminal, which is expected to open in

energy for electricity production in both on-grid and off-

Muscat this year, will have a capacity to handle 12 million

grid applications, said IRENA. The agency’s assessment

passengers a year.

study underlines the potential for utility-scale solar PV

Arabia) to experience weaker economic income, external

projects will remain on track and that projects intended to diversify the economy, and stimulate economic growth,

details of several significant tourism projects, including various hotel developments and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, in Muscat. With some 80% of income generated from oil, Oman

mix by the year 2030. This equates to around 3,000

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at the best sites in the north Oman and Salalah grids. Equally promising are wind farms connected to the Salalah System, as well as wind energy produced along the coast in relatively small capacities connected to nearby diesel generation plants in rural areas. Evidence of this potential is evident in a decision of the Rural Areas Electricity Co (RAECO) to set up a 50MW wind farm in Dhofar Governorate in partnership with Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. This $125 million project, featuring up to 25 wind turbines, is expected to generate enough clean electricity to power 16,000 homes. Construction work on this first ever facility is due to start before the end of this year.

INDUSTRIAL ESTATES Oman signed contracts worth over $150 million to develop two new industrial estates. Hilal bin Hamad al Hassani, CEO of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), said that the two contracts had been signed, one to develop Samayil Industrial Estate over an area exceeding 7 million sq m at a cost of more than $101 m and another to develop the seventh phase of Sohar Industrial Estate over an area of 8 million sq m at a cost of more than $49.3 m. Work was under way on

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issuing further tenders to develop additional space in the estates, the official was quoted as saying by Oman Daily Observer, 9 February 2015. Development operations will commence at Al Rusayl, Nizwa, Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) and Al Mazyounnah Free Zone, the report said. In addition, development of Phases Three to Six at Sohar Industrial Estate and the second phase of Al Mazyounnah Free Zone will also be completed.

projects, Dr Ahmed said his ministry will do its best

TRANSPORT PROJECTS

Muscat and Salalah airports, in addition to the data and

Oman is to start work on the first line of its ambitious railway project connecting Buraimi to Sohar and also set to award contracts for key road projects as part of its plans to boost the sultanate’s transport sector. A number of roads will be thrown open to public bidding, reported the Oman Observer, 10 February 2015, citing Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications. The ministry is to introduce the Road Management System to ensure proper and efficient maintenance of the major assets built over the past four decades. The minister said a new liquid material terminal will be opened in 2015, which will add value to the existing services at the Sohar Port. On the airport infrastructure

to see that 90% of the work was completed at Muscat International Airport by the end of the year, including, completion of the passenger terminal at the airport. 2015 is also to see the completion of the remainder packages of the airport projects, including the opening of Salalah Airport, the third package of the passenger terminal at Muscat Airport, the integrated IT network, connecting information centre, the ministry added.

SOHAR PORT & FREEZONE Sohar Free Zone has embarked on the development of the second phase of its sprawling special economic zone adjoining the industrial port on Oman’s Batinah coast. Phase II, covering an area of around 1,000 hectares, represents a two-fold increase over the roughly 500 hectares developed under the first phase — a rise that also underscores the strong local and international appetite for investment in Sohar, according to a senior port executive. “With majority of the sites having already been finalised or leased out, we anticipate that the first phase will be

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fully developed during 2015. In fact, a number of tenants

at a fraction of current costs, said Andre Toet, chief

have already commenced construction of their projects

executive officer of Sohar Port. “On top of not having

and these activities will continue this year. We have

to pay the additional costs of passing through the

also started our project to master plan the next phase

Strait of Hormuz, land and energy rates at Sohar are

targeting an additional 1,000 hectares of the free zone,”

very competitive when compared to other ports and

said Edwin Lammers, Executive Commercial Manager

distribution centres across the region,” reported Oman

— Sohar Port and Freezone, told Oman Observer, 27

Daily Observer, 4 February 2015. Oman’s Free Trade

January 2015.

Agreements (FTA) with the US and Singapore also offer

Sohar Port & Freezone is firming up plans to implement

potential costs savings that are not so readily available

a long-proposed reclamation project aimed at creating new land to host a world-scale chemicals venture proposed by a major Gulf-based investor. Negotiations have been progressing with an investor aimed at

in some other parts of the region, especially its FTA with the US, the executive concluded.

BANKING SECTOR

reaching agreement on the “multibillion dollar”

Credits disbursed by Oman’s commercial banks to

investment during the first quarter of 2015, according to

the private sector registered an increase of 10.9% to

a high-ranking representative of the strategic seaport on

RO14.7bn at the end of December 2014. The share of the

Oman’s Batinah coast.

non-financial corporate sector stood at 47.8%, closely

A firm deal will also kick off development of the Majees Reclamation Project — an initiative designed not only to improve marine protection to the industrial port’s seawater intake and outfall system, but also to reclaim land from the sea for new industrial investments. With almost all of the 2,000 hectares of land within the Sohar port area already committed under long-term leases to industrial tenants, terminal operators and service

followed by the household sector, mainly personal loans, at 45.4%, financial corporations at 4.9% and other sectors the remaining 1.9%. Of the total assets, credit disbursement accounted for 68% and increased by 11.3% during the same period to RO16.9bn. The total assets of commercial banks increased by 11.1% to reach RO 24.8bn in December 2014 from RO22.4bn in 2013, Oman Daily Observer, 4 March 2015, reported citing Apex Bank.

providers, Sohar Port & Freezone plans to move ahead with its ambitious Majees Reclamation Project to create suitable land for the new chemicals project. Sohar Port and Freezone has the potential to become an important transit route through which food

Useful Contacts British Embassy PO Box 185, 116, Mina Al Fahal, Oman Email: muscat.enquiries@fco.gov.uk Email commercial: UKTI.muscat@fco.gov.uk Tel: +968 2460 9000 Tel (commercial): +968 2460 9002 Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman 167 Queens Gate SW7 5HE Tel: 020 7225 0001 Fax: 020 7589 2505 Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) PO Box 1400, Postal Code 112, Ruwi Email: occi@chamberoman.com http://www.chamberoman.com/index.aspx Ithraa (Public Authority for Investment Promotion & Export Development) PO Box 25 Wadi Kabir 117 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24 62 33 00 Fax: +968 24 62 33 36 Email: info@ithraa.om Website: www.ithraa.om

manufacturers can reach booming Middle East markets

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OMAN LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE, AUTOMOBILES Oman Marketing and Services Company Al Nadha Street Wattayah Area 2734 Muscat, 112 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24-665700 Fax: +968 24-560372 Email: headoffice@omasco.com.om www.omasco.com Sole distributorship of Honda cars, motorcycles, marine engines and power products, in addition to electronics, watches, projects & engineering, industrial products, financial and other services

Muscat 116 Tel: + 968 24 577000 Fax: + 968 24 56 8003 Email: info@ahlibank-oman.com Website: www.ahlibank-oman.com Retail and commercial banking, trade finance, premium and asset management

Al Batinah Development and Investment Holding Company

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD & DRINK

Al Sahli Building Al Khuwair Area PO Box 68 Muscat 117 Tel: + 968 24 489677 / 47 8667 Fax: + 968 24 478448 Email: albatina@omantel.net.om Website: www.albatinah.com Investment and funds services

National Rice Mills (SAOG)

Bank Muscat

PO Box 137 Rusayl City Rusayl Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968-968 24446213 Fax: +968-968 24446213 Website: www.omanfoodsintl.com Rice importers processors and distributors

Building 120/4 Block 311 Street 62 Airport Heights Seeb Area PO Box 134 Ruwi 112 Tel: + 968 24 701769 Fax: + 968 24 702869 Email: bmnalert@bankmuscat.com Website: www.bankmuscat.com Retail, personal, SME and corporate banking, investment and asset management, treasury and project finance

Oman Fisheries Co SAOG PO Box 2900 Ruwi Postal Code 112 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 2450 9500 Fax: +968 2459 7804 Email: samak@omanfisheries.com www.omanfisheries.com Oman’s largest processor and exporter of seafood

Oman Flour Mills An Alyab Investments Group Company PO Box 566 Ruwi Post Code 112 Sultanate of Oman Tel: (+968) 24717200 Fax: (+968) 24714711 Email: info@atyabinvestments.com www.atyabinvestments.com Flour products

Protein Products International LLC PO Box 1668 Muttrah Post Code 114 Sultanate of Oman Tel: (968) 24815512 Fax: (968) 24814497 Email: ppi@omzest.com www.omzest.com Industrial fishing, fish processing and export marketing, international sourcing and re-exports

BANKING & FINANCE Ahli Bank Al Aasfoor Building Al Rumailah Street Mina Al Fahal Area PO Box 545

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Capital Market Authority-Oman (CMA) PO Box 3359 Ruwi 112 Tel: + 968 24 823100 Fax: + 968 24 816691 Email: info@cma.gov.com Website: www.cma.gov.om Transaction and trading services with regulation of transparency trading in Muscat securities market

Central Bank of Oman Commercial Centre Street Muttrah PO Box 1161 Ruwi 112 Tel: + 968 24 777777 Fax: + 968 24 788995 Email: CCR-Dept@cbo.gov.om Website: www.cbo-oman.org Central bank acts as the banking sector regulator

EFG Hermes Oman Hormuz Building 3rd Floor Ruwi 114 PO Box 1857 Tel: + 968 24 760076 Fax: + 968 24 797471 Website: www.efg-hermes.com Branch of Egyptian bank; securities brokerage, investment banking, asset management, private equity and research

HSBC Bank Oman SOAG Bait Al Falaj Street Financial District PO Box 240 Muscat Ruwi 112 Tel: + 968 24 762797 / 800 74 722

Fax: + 968 24 704241 Email: contact.oman@hsbc.com Website: www.hsbc.co.om Banking services and asset management

KPMG Oman HSBC Building 4th Floor Central Bank Street PO Box 641 Muscat Ruwi 112 Tel: + 968 24 70 9181 Fax: + 968 24 70 0839 Email: kpmgoman@kpmg.com Website: www.kpmg.com.om Audit, tax and advisory services

National Bank of Oman National Bank of Oman Building Commercial District Area PO Box 751 Ruwi 112 Tel: + 968 24 778000 Fax: + 968 24 778585 Email: ask@nbo.co.om Website: www.nbo.co.om Retail, SME and business banking services

Oman International Development and Investment Company (OMINVEST) 4th Floor Bank Al Markazi Street Muttrah Business District PO Box 3886 Muscat Ruwi 112 Tel: + 968 24 769500 Fax: + 968 24 70 7519 Email: info@ominvest.net Website: www.ominvest.net Private equity & corporate finance, industrial sector investments, real estate and capital markets

Oman Investment Corporation Al Thabat Building Airport Street Al Khuwair Area PO Box 299 Muscat 134 Tel: + 968 24 115200 Fax: + 968 24 511484 Email: info@omaninvcorp.com Website: www.omaninvcorp.com Private equity investment company

Oman Investment Fund (OIF) PO Box 329 Muscat PC 115 Tel: + 968 2464 3033 Fax: + 968 24 69 1344 Email: contact@oif.om Website: www.oif.om Sovereign wealth fund

PricewaterhouseCoopers Oman PO Box 3075 Ruwi Post Code 112 Tel: + 968 24 559110 Fax: + 968 24 564408 Email: oman.pwc@om.pwcglobal.com Website: www.pwc.com Assurance, audit and consulting

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OMAN LISTINGS Rasmala Investments Oman LLC Al Ghubrah Area PO Box 3233 Muscat Ruwi 112 Tel: + 968 24 115555 Fax: + 968 24 613444 Email: oman@rasmala.com Website: www.rasmala.com Investment banking, securities brokers and traders

Zubair Corporation PO Box 1127 Ruwi 112 Muscat Tel: + 968 24 527777 Fax: + 968 24 527788 Email: zubaircorp@zubaircorp.com Website: www.zubaircorp.com Diversified asset management

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS Al-Rawas Marble and Granite Co LLC Building Street 20 Rusayl Industrial Area 420 Seeb Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24-449500 Fax: +968 24-449502 Email: info@rmgoman.com Website: www.rmgoman.com Production and supply of marble

Al Felaij Trading & Contracting PO Box 2266 Ruwi Postal Code 112 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24814481 Email: receiption@al-felaij.com www.al-felaij.com Manufacturing high quality household and industrial plastic products

Oman Chromite Company (SAOG) PO Box 346 Post Code 321 AL-Tareef Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 268 45115 Fax: +968 268 45155 Email: chromite@omantel.net.om Website: www.omanchromite.com Mining chrome ore

Oman Methanol Company LLC PO Box 474 Post Code 322 Falaj Al Qabail Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 26865800 Fax: +968 26850540 Email: methanol@omanmethanol.com www.omanmethanol.com Methanol production

Polythene & Plastic Products Co LLC PO Box 2560, Post Code 112 Ruwi Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24817313

Fax: +968 24813190 / 24814018 www.polytheneplastics.com Manufacturing plastic related products catering for a diverse market, household, packaging, and the industrial sector

www.abuhatim.com Civil electro-mechanical construction and project management

Galfar Engineering and Contracting SAOG Building 760 Ghala Industrial Area PO Box 533 Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24525000 Fax +968 24591676 Website: www.galfar.com A multi-disciplined engineering, contracting and construction company

National Plastic Factory PO Box 371 Muttrah Post Code 114 Al Wadi Al Kabir Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968-24811689/24810492 Fax: +968-24810078 Email: info@nationalplasticoman.com www.nationalplasticoman.com Industrial and plastic packaging solutions

Oman Shapoorji Company LLC (OSCO)

INTERNATIONAL MARBLE CO LLC Post Box 1079 Postal Code 112 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24797122 Fax: +968 24797133 Email: imcoman@omantel.net.om Website: www.intmarbleco.com Production and supply of top quality marble products

Natural Stone Company LLC PO Box 272 Post Code 111 Seeb Sultanate of Oman Tel: + 968 24 590704 / 24 590743 Fax: + 968 24 591656 Email: natstone@omantel.net.om Website: www.naturalstonecollc.com Supplies and installs stone, marble and mosaics

PO Box 1347, Post Code 112 Ruwi Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24590297 Fax: + 968 24591421 Email: oscomct@omantel.net.om www.osco.com.om Construction

Shaksy Engineering Services PO Box 572, Post Code 112 Rusayl Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24446080 Fax: +968 24446086 Email: info@shaksygroup.com Website: www.shaksygroup.com Civil engineering on large scale projects in the construction sector

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Sohar International Urea & Chemical Industries SAOC (SIUCI)

University of Wolverhampton – Middle East Regional Office

PO Box 3352 Post Code 112 Ruwi Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24562631 Fax: +968 24562731 Email: intlurea@omantel.net.om www.suhailbahwangroup.com Chemical production

Knowledge Oasis, KOM2, Office 02118 124 Rusay Muscat - OMAN Tel: +368 2 4448679 Email: h.almasheri@wlv.ac.uk; alexandrina@ wlv.ac.uk Website: www.wlv.ac.uk Education and training ABCC

CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING & REAL ESTATE Al Batina International Engineering & Services LLC PO Box 105 Sohar Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968-22005778 Fax: - +968 22005779 Email: info@albatina.com www.albatina.com Construction and infrastructure company

Abu Hatim Co LLC PO Box 1256 Post Code 130 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24597711 Fax: +968 24597722 Email: abuhatim@abuhatim.com

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICITY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND IT Al Maha Petroleum Products Marketing Co SAOG PO Box 57 Post Code 116 Sultanate of Oman Tel: + 968 24610200 Fax: + 968 24610201 Email: almaha@almaha.com.om Website: www.www.almaha.com.om Distributor of petroleum products

Axis Engineering PO Box 1861, Post Code 133 Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24480024 Fax +968 24480027 Email info@axisoman.com Website: www.axisoman.com Electromechanical, civil engineering, integrated solutions

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OMAN LISTINGS Gulf Infotech LLC Coral Building 2-A3 Dohat Al Adab Street PO Box 1211 Muscat 133 Tel: + 968 22006677 Email: expert@gulfinfotech.com www.gulfinfotech.com Cloud solution provider

International Information Technology Co LLC (IITC) PO Box 889 Post Code 100 Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24609400 Fax: +968 24603608 Email: info@iitcoman.com www.iitcoman.com Technology solutions provider

Modern Centre Electrical & Sanitary LLC PO Box 1256 Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968-24-597722 Email: abuhatim@abuhatim.com www.abuhatim.com Electro-mechanical contracting company

Oman Fibre Optic Co SAOG Road 4C PO Box 5 Post Code 124 Al Rusayl Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 2444 1000 Fax: +968 2444 1099 Email: sales@omanfiber.com Website: www.omanfiber.com Manufacturers of world class optical fibre cable products

Oman Telecommunications Company (SAOG) PO Box 789 Post Code 112 Ruwi Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24 24 1999 Fax: +968 24 48 6823 Website: www.omantel.om Provider of the full spectrum of telecommunications solutions

Renaissance Services SAOG PO Box 1676 Post Code 114 Muttrah Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24796636 Fax: +968 24796639 www.renaissanceoman.com Multinational company involved in the oil and gas industry, marine offshore and contract services

Reem Batteries & Power Appliances Co SAOC PO Box 3 PC 124 Rusayl Industrial Area

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Sultanate of Oman Tel: + (968) 24445200 Fax: + (968) 24446190 Email:reembat@omzest.com Website: www.reembatteries.com One of the largest dry charged battery manufacturers in the Middle East

Software Systems LLC (SSL) Telecom House 87, Dohat Al Adab Street Al-Khuwair Post Code 114 Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24477555 Fax: +968 24483015 Email: info@ssloman.com Website: www.ssloman.com Specialist in business applications solutions

Sohar Power Company SAOG PO Box 147 Jawharat A’Shatti Post Code 134 Sultanate of Oman Tel: + 968 24 400 600 Fax: + 968 24 698 496 Email: info@soharpower.com Website: www.soharpower.com Operates the largest power generation and water desalination plant in Oman

United Power Company (SAOG) PO Box 147 Jawharat A’Shatti Post Code 134 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24698498/24400600 Fax: +968 24698496 Email: info@upcmanah.com Website: www.upcmanah.com Power generation

The Wave Muscat SAOC PO Box 87 , Post Code 118 Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24534400 Fax: +968 24534401 Email: sales@thewavemuscat.com. www.thewavemuscat.com World-class lifestyle and leisure destination

MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS Al Jazeera Steel Products Co SAOG PO Box 40, Post Code 327 Sohar Industrial Estate Sohar Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 26751763/4/5 Fax: +968 26751766 Email: marketing@jazeerasteel.com www.jazeerasteel.com Steel tube and structural products manufacturers

Composite Pipes Industry LLC 1st Floor, Office 104, Alasfoor Plaza Street 104, Al Qurum Area, 495 Muscat, 131 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24-568202 Fax: +968 24-568208 Email: cpiomanh@omantel.net.om Website: www.cpioman.com Manufacturer of glass reinforced plastic piping systems

Flexible Industrial Packages Company SAOC

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS & MEDICAL

Plot No: 225/226, Road No 21 Rusayl Industrial Estate, PO Box 60 Muscat Oman Tel: +968 24446121 Fax: +968 24446890 Email: info@fipco.net Website: www.fipco.net Production of all types of flexible laminates and pouches using the rotogravure printing technology

Oman Pharmaceutical Products Co LLC

National Cans & Packing Industry LLC

PO Box 1885 Post Code 111 Seeb Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24502415 Fax: +968 24502297 Email: info@omanpharma.com www.omanpharma.com Global pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, production and marketing of generic and OTC pharmaceuticals

PO Box 102, Post Code 124 Rusayl Industrial Estate Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24446650 Fax: +968 24446893 Email: info@ncpioman.com www.ncpioman.com Manufacturer of commercial cans

LEISURE, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

PO Box 129, Rusayl, Post Code 124 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 2444 6268 Fax: +968 2444 6227 Email: Sales@amancoglobal.com www.amancoglobal.com Security and safety related equipment under the brand name AMANCO

Hotels Management International Co SAOG Way No.3215 Street No.46 Al Khuwair Area, PO Box 964 Muscat 133 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24524422 Fax: +968 24496506 www.chedimuscat.com Oman-based company engaged in the hospitality and tourism sector

National Factory for Security & Safety Equipment LLC (NFSSE)

Oman Cement Company (SAOG) PO Box 560 Ruwi Postal Code 112

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OMAN LISTINGS Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24437070 Fax: +968 24437777 Email: admin@omancement.com www.omancement.com Cement manufacturing

Oman Textile Mills Co LLC Road No 14 Rusayl Industrial Estate PO Box No 39 Postal Code 124 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24 446129 Email: otm@omzest.com Website: www.omantextilemillsllc.en.ec21.com Specialists in the manufacture of a wide variety of textile fabrics

Poly Products LLC PO Box 2561 Post Code 112 Ruwi Sultanate of Oman Tel: 00 968 24448100 Fax: 00 968 24448101 Email: info@rahaoman.com Website: www.rahaoman.com Manufacturers of superior quality spring mattresses, beds, pillows, bed linen products, sofas and chairs, flexible foam & foam mattresses

W J Towell & Co LLC Towell Group Building Exhibition Road (Al Azaiba) Muscat, 112 Sultanate of Oman Tel: + 968 24526000 Fax: + 968 24526051 www.wjtowell.com Manufactures and distributors of consumer and industrial goods

OIL AND GAS Oman LNG LLC PO Box 3395 Post Code 111 Sultanate of Oman Tel: (+968) 24609999 Fax: (+968) 24609900 Email: info@omanlng.co.om www.omanlng.com Producing and selling Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and its byproduct, Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs)

Midwest Oilfield Services LLC PO Box 786 Mina Al Fahal 116 Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 2439 0800 Fax: +968 2439 0870 Email: info@midwestoman.com Website: www.midwestoman.com Performance drilling with mud motors, turbines, measurement and formation evaluation while drilling, mud-logging services, design and supply of drill bits, coring services, casing and cementing accessories and rig automation

Muscat Gases Company SAOG PO Box 11 Rusayl Post Code 124

Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24446030 Fax: +968 24446032 Email: info@mctgases.com Website: www.mctgases.com Serving Omani households for LPG and industry for medical & industrial gases and trading of special gases and refrigerants

National Gas Company SAOG (Oman)

Azaiba Post Code 130 Sultanate of Oman Tel: + (968) 24789450 Fax: + (968) 24789453 Email: info@alahliac.com Website: www.alahliac.com Converter of consumer products such as aluminium foil, food wraps and cling film

ALSAFA Environmental & Technical Services LLC (ALSAFA ETS)

ONEIC Building, 2nd floor, Next to Ibis Hotel Building No 2785 Plot No 689 Way No 3533 Al Khuwair Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968-2208 4900 Fax: +968-2208 4901 Email: info@nationalgasco.net Website: www.nationalgasco.net Energy company

18th November Street (Coastal Road) PO Box 3013 CPO Post Code 111 Azaibah Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 2449 9809 Fax: +968 2449 4750 Email: info@alsafaenv.com Website: www.alsafaenv.com Environmental consultants undertaking environmental, safety and firefighting services for virtually all sectors

Oman Oil Company SAOC PO Box 261 PC 118 Sultanate of Oman Muscat Qurum Area Opposite to Qurum City Centre Tel: + 968 - 2457 3100 Fax: + 968 - 2457 3101 Email: info@oman-oil.com www.oman-oil.com Investment opportunities in the energy sector both inside and outside Oman

Golden Global Logistics LLC

PetroTel LLC

PO BOX 3113 Ruwi Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24690040 / 24605530 Fax: +968 24607019 Email: info@mci-oman.com www.mci-oman.com Production a wide range of insulated structures such as freezers, cold stores etc

Office 52, Bait Al Reem Building (5th floor) Building 81, Way 2409 Al Thaqafa Road Al Khuwair Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968-24607751 Fax: +968-24607734 Email: oman@petrotel.com Website: www.oman.petrotel.com An industry leader in enhanced oil recovery, reservoir characterisation and simulation, coalbed methane, production, facilities and exploration technologies

VOLTAMP Energy SAOG PO Box 75 Postal Code 124 Rusayl Industrial Estate Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24441200 Fax: +968 24446371 Email: sales@voltampoman.com Website: www.voltampoman.com Manufacturing and marketing an extensive range of power and distribution transformers, low voltage switchgears and packaged sub-stations

SERVICE INDUSTRIES Al Ahlia Converting Industries Co SAOC (ACI) PO Box 262

PO Box 1038 Post Code 112 Ruwi Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24 619 601 Fax: +968 24 619 602 Email: sales@ggloman.com Website: www.ggloman.com Logistics provider

Modern Cold Industrialisation Co LLC

Mohsin Haider Darwish PO Box 880 Ruwi Muscat OMAN Tel: + 968 2473 2601 Fax: +968 2479 3553 Email; mhd@mhd.co.om; mdoff@mhd.co.om Website: www.mhd.com.om Wholesalers, importers, commission agents and manufacturers ABCC

Muscat Overseas Industrial & Marine Equipment Trading PO Box 1288 Muttrah Post Code 114 Sultanate of Oman Tel: + 968 24597950 / 24592708 Fax: + 968 24597934 Email: moimetco@muscatoverseas.com www.muscatoverseas.com A multi-franchise company catering to construction, industrial, power and marine businesses

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OMAN LISTINGS Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry PO Box 1400 Ruwi - OMAN Tel: +968 2476 3700 Fax: +968 2470 8497/2470 Email: occi@chamberoman.com Website: www.chamberoman.com Trade services ABCC

National Detergent Co SAOG PO Box 3104 Postal Code C 112 Ruwi Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24493824 Fax: +968 24492145 Email: ndcoman@omantel.net.om Website: www.ndcoman.com Manufactures and distributors of detergent powders, liquid detergents, toilet soaps, shampoos and other industrial cleaners

Oman Hygienic Products LLC PO Box 54 Muscat, Post Code 100 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24816635/6147 Fax: +968 24813952 Email: marketing@albahja.com www.albahja.com Manufacturing and marketing of hygienic and cleaning products for automotive and industrial purposes

Omar Zawawi Establishment LLC PO Box 879 Post Code 100 Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24719500 Fax: +968 24711882 Email: omzest@omzest.com www.omzest.com An industrial conglomerate, operates in financial service and investment, construction and contracting, manufacturing, service, trading and representation, and training and education fields

PAIPED in Oman (Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development)

Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24491244 Fax: +968 24491478 Email: mail@techniquellc.com Website: www.techniquellc.com A multi-product trading, engineering and service company

Zubair Corporation PO Box 1127 Post Code 112 Ruwi Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24 527 777 Fax: +968 24 527 788 Email: zubaircorp@zubaircorp.com www.zubaircorp.com Handling major projects in energy, logistics, engineering, construction and contracting, ICT, real estate and hospitality, financial services and manufacturing

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING & LOGISTICS Oman Shipping Company SAOC Dohat Al Adab Street Bldg A75 (OSC) Al Khuwair PO Box 104 Post Code 118 Al Harthy Complex Madinat Sultan Qaboos Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 2440 0900 Fax: +968 2440 0922 Email: info@omanship.co.om Website: www.omanship.co.om Shipping

Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC PO Box 19 Post Code 100 Greater Muttrah Muscat Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24 70 72 36 Fax: +968 24 79 65 45 Email: krshipping@kr.om Website: www.krshipping.com Comprehensive cargo movement by air, sea and road

Ithraa PO Box 25 Wadi Kabir, 117 Sultanate of Oman Telephone: +968 24 62 33 00 Fax: +968 24 62 33 36 Email: info@ithraa.com Web: www.ithraa.om Government Trade and Investment Board

Saud Bahwan Group PO Box 3168 Ruwi Post Code 112 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24578000 Fax: +968 24561631 Email: sbgroup@omantel.net.om www.saudbahwangroup.com Introduces world-class brands into Oman

Technique LLC PO Box 89 Post Code 111

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ALGERIA COUNTRY PALESTINE PROFILE COUNTRY PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: State of Palestine (West Bank and Gaza) CAPITAL: Ramallah and Gaza (locations of government institutions). East Jerusalem is the capital of a future independent Palestine

GDP GROWTH: 5.7% (2011 est.) AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE: Olives, fruit, vegetables, flowers; beef and dairy produce MAIN INDUSTRIES: Textiles, food processing, smallscale manufacturing, quarrying, soap and crafts

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Arabic is the main language but English is widely understood

EXPORTS: Stone, limestone, olives, olive oil, fruit, vegetables, strawberries, carnations

GAZA POPULATION: 1.8 million (2014)

IMPORTS: Food, consumer goods, construction materials, petroleum, chemicals

WEST BANK POPULATION: 2.7 million (2015) POPULATION: 4,420,549 (Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, 2013)

P

alestine is a geographical region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. A strategic location between Egypt, Syria and Arabia, Palestine is the birthplace of major world religions and has a long and tumultuous history as a crossroads for cultures, trade and commerce.

Palestinians are entrepreneurial and their market-based economy represents a unique business opportunity for local and foreign investors to establish successful projects with substantial returns. The Palestinian economy has a diversified structure where different vital economic sectors contribute to the overall GDP. The main sectors are IT and telecommunications, services, tourism, agriculture and fishing, energy, finance, infrastructure, manufacturing, mining and real estate development. The region has enormous potential for developing as a tourist venue because of it the natural beauty and historical background of the area. The West Bank, the larger of the two areas comprising the Palestinian territories, sustained a moderate rate of economic growth since 2008. Inflows of donor aid and government spending have driven most of the gains. Despite successful implementation of economic and security reforms and the easing of some movement and access restrictions imposed by Israel, security measures continue to disrupt labour and trade flows, industrial capacity, and basic commerce, eroding the productive capacity of the economy. The biggest impediments to economic improvements in the West Bank remain the inability to access land and resources, import and export restrictions, and a high-cost capital structure. Palestine is likely to continue to rely heavily on donor aid for its budgetary needs and stimulating economic activity. The commercial activities of Gaza, meanwhile, have suffered enormously from protracted conflict and restrictions, for example, on the import of a wide spectrum of goods deemed to be of “dual use”. In the energy sector, Palestine is working with the Kingdom of Jordan to build its capacity. Jordan’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Mohammed Hamid and the Head of the Palestinian Energy Authority concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in February 2015 to promote cooperation in the field

of energy and gas extraction. The MoU also seeks to expand cooperation in the fields of electricity, energy and renewable energy, exploratory drilling of oil and gas and exchange of expertise. The two countries discussed the completion of the integration process in the electricity power sector through linking Jordanian and Palestinian networks via the Arab electricity linkage project.

economic development. “Operation Protective Edge” in July 2014 destroyed Gaza’s only power plant, leaving its population of 1.8 million people in the dark and paralysing the water supply and sewage treatment pumps. Around 90% of Gaza’s water became undrinkable and 75% of its (partially treated or untreated) wastewater flows into the Mediterranean Sea.

According to Petra News, 16 February 2015, they also discussed Jordan’s intent to import natural gas from Gaza shores as the Kingdom will continue providing the West Bank city of Jericho with its needs of electricity from the Jordanian Electricity Network. The MoU included the study of the expansion of the linkage project and the possibilities of building a joint plant to generate electricity using solar energy. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah stressed that Jordan had considerable experience in renewable energy from which Palestinians could benefit.

The Palestinian government was working to “integrate Gaza back into the national economy” in order to restore it to its previous “significant share”, the minister said. “We will rebuild Gaza despite all the difficulties.” According to Turkish Daily News, 8 February 2015, the minister has also vowed to rebuild al-Quds, another name for Jerusalem, which, like Gaza, is facing a strict embargo. “Al-Quds is the capital of the Palestinian state. And its economy is the economy of the Palestinian state. Therefore, we will rebuild it just like we will Gaza,” Mustafa said.

The Palestinian economy needs to be improved through increased domestic production and not through donations alone, ministers insist. Following a Palestine Business Forum hosted in Istanbul on 7 February 2015, Palestinian National Economy Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad Mustafa spoke of the need to strengthen the country’s economy and increase the share of national industry from 13 to 25% of the economy. “There has been an increase in unemployment and a drop in national income since we are dependent on Israel. So we need to strengthen our national economy,” he said, adding that this must not be achieved through donations, but through domestic production.

Turkey’s Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci stated that, “The most important thing we must do for Palestine is this: ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’ That’s how we look at Palestine.” The minister said he would like to see Palestine “back on its feet,” and “reach a state where it can rebuild itself… I want people, especially young people, children and girls to have a future. If the young people [in Palestine] do not have a dream about the future, then there is only one thing left: violence,” he said.

Palestinians have been facing restrictions on imports, rationing of electricity supplies and the withholding of taxes owed to the Palestinian Authority, all of which considerably hampers economic growth. Observers such as the World Bank conclude that these restrictions are the single most significant impediment to Palestine’s

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited East Jerusalem and Ramallah in January 2015, to assess recent economic developments in the West Bank and Gaza and the financial situation of the Palestinian Authority. The mission met with Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa, Finance Minister Shukry Bishara, Governor Jihad Al Wazir, and other Palestinian officials. The IMF Mission head Christoph Duenwald issued the following statement:

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PALESTINE COUNTRY PROFILE establishment of the Palestinian National Authority, which, through the Palestine Monetary Authority, has assumed the role of licensing and overseeing banks since 1995. The beneficiaries of micro finance have expanded and the use of microfinance diffused throughout all Palestinian governorates. This, in turn, attracted the attention of donors given the role of micro financing as one of the key elements for development and the fight against poverty. This is especially true in light of the rising unemployment in the 1990s following limitation on the entry of Palestinian workers. The number of lending institutions, registered as NGOs or international organisations, increased remarkably. Concurrently, more financial services have been introduced and the type and size of loans available has expanded.

Useful Contacts Palestinian General Delegation to the UK Economic & Commercial Counsellor 5 Galena Road Hammersmith W6 0LT London Tel: 020 8563 0008 Fax: 020 8563 0058 Email: info@palestinianmissionuk.com

“Economic activity contracted in 2014, following the war

set to rise only modestly, with a pickup in Gaza from

in Gaza in the summer and mounting political tensions

a low base and a drop of nearly 2% in the West Bank,

in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The mission

although the sharp fall in oil prices provides some relief

estimates that real GDP fell by nearly one percent, the

to energy consumers. Medium-term growth will remain

first contraction since 2006, with GDP declining by about

modest, unless there is an improvement in the political

15% in Gaza but rising by 4.5% in the West Bank with

climate that would lead to a lifting of restrictions in the

a sharp slowdown in the third quarter. Unemployment

West Bank and the blockade in Gaza.

rates remain at high levels, reaching an estimated 41%

“Moves toward a more sustainable fiscal position should

in Gaza and 19% in the West Bank. Despite last year’s

be buttressed by renewed emphasis on fiscal structural

difficult economic and political situation, the Palestinian

reform, particularly in the areas of public financial

Authority maintained its efforts to keep the fiscal deficit

management and revenue administration, including by

in check, helped by strong revenue performance.

developing a simplified tax regime for small businesses.

The IMF continued, “A high degree of uncertainty and

“In this volatile environment, safeguarding financial

various headwinds will likely prevent a strong economic

stability will remain a priority. The Palestine Monetary

recovery in 2015. Most notable is the non-transfer to the

Authority has made considerable progress in risk-based

PA of clearance revenues collected by Israel on goods

supervision and enhancing crisis preparedness. While

imported into the West Bank and Gaza. These represent

the financial system is sound and well capitalized, the

about two-thirds of net revenues and are essential

high exposure of the banking system to the PA and

to the PA’s budget and to the Palestinian economy.

its employees calls for vigilance, especially given the

Reduced wage payments and other public spending cuts

clearance revenue suspension,” the IMF concluded.

necessitated by the suspension of clearance revenues in the presence of financing constraints will likely

MICROFINANCE

cause a sharp reduction in private consumption and

Microcredit was introduced into Palestine in the 1980s

investment. In addition, Gaza reconstruction after the

in response to the growing demand for financing from

war is proceeding more slowly than expected, reflecting

SMEs, the backbone of production and employment

insufficient progress on national reconciliation and

in the Palestinian economy. Micro-credit associations

unfulfilled donor pledges. Real GDP in 2015 is therefore

were almost the only source of funding prior to the

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British Consulate General 15 Nashashibi Street Sheikh Jarrah Quarter Jerusalem East Jerusalem 97200 PO Box 19690 The Occupied Palestinian Territories Email: britain.jerusalem@fco.gov.uk Tel: +972 (02) 541 4100 Fax: +972 (02) 532 2368 www.ukinjerusalem.fco.gov.uk Palestine Investment Promotion Agency Website: www.pipa.gov.ps Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Al-Ersal St, Ramallah PO Box 54107 Jerusalem 91191 Palestine Tel: +972 2 298 5556\7\8 Fax: +972 2 298 2757 Email: info@pal-chambers.org Website: www.pal-chambers.org

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PALESTINE LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE, AUTOMOBILES Palestine Automobile Company Ltd (Hyundai) PO Box 1919, Al –Irsal St. Opposite to Palestine Tower Ramallah Tel: +970 22980026 Website: www.hyundai.ps Distribution and servicing of Hyundai cars

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD Al-Jibrinie Dairy Company Hebron Ramah Tel: +970 2 259612 Fax: +970 2 291056 Email: info@al-jebrini.com Website: www.al-jebrini.com Dairy produce

Al-Juneidi Dairy & Food Products Ltd Al Salam St Hebron Tel: 972 2 2229011 Fax: 2220558 Email: info@aljuneidi.com Website: www.aljuneidi.com Dairy produce

Salah Commercial Co for Food Stuff Industry Hebron Tel: +972 2 2229960 Fax: +972 2 2224970 Email: info@salahchips.com Website: www.salahchips.com Production of foodstuffs, potato crisps and corn chips

National Beverage Company Coca-Cola Ramallah Industrial Zone, PO Box 1395 Tel: +970 2 2907020 Fax: +970 2 298 7558 Email: cocacola@nbc-pal.ps Website: www.nbc.pc Coca-cola, bottled water, fruit juice and soft drinks

Badri & Hania Co Gaza Tel: +972 8 2877810 Fax: +972 8 2877830 Email: info@bah.ps Website: www.bah.ps Coffee and spices production

Palestine Poultry Co (AZZIZA) PO Box 1835, Nablus Tel: +970 9 268 3177 Fax: +970 9 268 3180 Email: info@aziza-ppc.com Website: www.aziza-ppc.com Production of hatching eggs

Sinokrot PO Box 1410, Ramallah Industrial Zone Tel: 00 9702 2955701 Fax: 00 9702 2955702 Email: info@sinokrot.com Website: www.sinokrot.com Agricultural food produce, fresh herbs, trade and industrial supplies

Taybeh Brewing Co

National Aluminium & Profile Co (NAPCO)

Ramallah District, West Bank Tel: +972 2 289 8868 Fax: +972 2 289 8022 Email: taybeh@palnet.com Website: www.taybehbeer.com Brewers of beer

PO Box 178, Nablus Tel: +972 9 2347222 Fax: +972 9 2347616 Email: napco@napco.com.ps Website: www.napco.com.ps Doors, windows and kitchen units

BANKING, FINANCE, LEGAL

Palestine Plastics Industries Co (PPIC) PO Box 1949, Nablus Tel: +970 9 239 8716 Fax: +970 9 239 8715 Email: ppic@palnet.com Website: www.ppic-pal.com/ Production of plastic pipes, water and juice bottles of various shapes and sizes

PADICO Holding PO Box 1708 Ramallah Tel: +970 2 2948222 Fax: +970 2 2948223 Email: padico@padico.com Website: www.padico.com Investment in major projects

CLOTHING, APPAREL, TEXTILES & MACHINERY

PADICO Holding PO Box 316 Nablus Tel. +970 9 2384480 Fax: +970 9 2384355 Email: padico@padico.com Investment in major projects

Fleafel Company for Trading & Textile Industry

Palestine Real Estate Investment Co (PRICO) PO Box 3687, Al-Bireh Tel: +970 2 298 6505 Fax: +970 2 298 6506 Email: prico@prico.ps Website: www.prico.ps Investment in the real estate sector

Al Jarushiyah Tulkarem Tel (mobile): +972 9 2678048 Email: marketing@fleafel.ps Website: www.fleafel.com Sheets, covers, pillows

CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE Al-Anan Stone & Marble Company

Palestine Investment Fund (PIF) Ramallah, PO Box 413 Tel: +972 2 297 4971 Fax: +972 2 297 4976 Email: rsirhan@pif.ps Website: www.pif.ps Independent investment company

Hebron Tel: +972 2 2226091 Fax: +972 2 2223361 Email: info@alanan-marble.com Website: www.alanan-marble.com Marble and stone products

Siksik Thalathini St, Gaza, PO Box 5360 Tel: +970 8 2833374 Fax: +970 8 2864208 Email: pr@bashirsiksik.com Website: www.bashirsiksik.com Pipes, fittings and pumps, showers and swimming pools

Palestine Exchange (PEX) Trust Building 4th Floor, Amman Street, PO Box 128, Nablus Tel: +970 9 2390999 Fax: +970 9 2390998 Email: pex@pex.ps Website: www.pex.com Stock exchange

Osaily Trading Contracting Company

Sahem Trading & Investments Co 8 Khachaturian Street Sahem Villa, Al Masyoun PO Box 2187, Ramallah Tel: +972 2 296 5710 Fax: +972 2 296 5713 Email: info@sahem-inv.com Website: www.sahem-inv.com Integrated securities brokerage

City Centre 8th Floor, Iben Rushd Circle, Hebron Tel: +972 2 2229851 Fax: +972 2 2220873 Email: osaily@osaily.com Website: www.osaily.com Building and infrastructure

Royal Industrial Trading Co 258 Al-Rameh Suburb, Hebron, PO Box 51841 Jerusalem Tel: +970 2 2219800 Fax: +970 2 2220127 Email: info@royalplas.com Website: www.royalplas.com Bathroom, kitchen, home and garden furniture and products

CHEMICAL, MINING & METALS Nairoukh Scales & Metallic Furniture Company Hebron, PO Box 439 Tel: +970 2 2233265 Fax: +970 2 2233425 Email: info@nieroukh.ps Website: www.nierokh.ps Metallic office and home furniture, shelving and stands

DESIGN, ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURE Al Shark Electrodes Co 180 Alsalam St, Hebron, PO Box 09 Tel: +972 2 2228874 Fax: +972 2 2229477 Email: info@alshark-co.com Website: www.alshark-co.com Electrodes products, steel nails and wire

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PALESTINE LISTINGS Eagleflex Abrasives Company (EFA) Qezoon St Hebron PO Box 176 Tel: +972 2 2225759 Fax: +972 2 2225597 Email: info@eagle-flex.com Website: www.eagle-flex.com Coated abrasives, grinding wheels, flab discs, Velcro discs, fibre discs and belts

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICAL, MEDICAL Al-Herbawi Trade & Manufacturing Company

Fax: + 972 2 6271574 Email: tours@dahertravel.com Website: www.dahertravel.com Travel agency for Holy Land tours

Ghasadaz Hotels (1994) Limited

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, IT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Al Rameh Suburb Hebron PO Box 626 Tel: +972 2 2228445 Fax: +972 2 2220122 Email: info@herbawi.com Website: www.herbawi.com/ Medical equipment, sofa beds, mattresses and pillows

ASAL Technologies

Jala Care

Al-Quds Street Masyoun Heights Ramallah PO Box 535 Tel: +970 (or 972) 2 2966 640 Fax: +970 (or 972) 2 2966 641 Email: info@asaltech.com Website: www.asaltech.com Software development and outsourcing company

PO Box 116 Beit Jala Palestine Tel: +972 2 274 8417 Fax: +972 2 274 7255 Email: issa@jalacare.com Website: www.jalacare.com Contact: Issa Mousa, Executive Director Marketing and distributing cosmetics and detergents

Hulul Business Solutions

Medical Supplies and Service (MSS)

Golden Gate Tours & Travel (GGTT)

PO Box 1909 Unipal Building Industrial Zone PO Box 1909 Tel: +972 2 295937/2/3/4 Fax: +972 2 2959375 Email: info@msspal.com Website: www.msspal.com Pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

280 Manger St PO Box 448 Bethlehem Palestine Contact: Richard Elias, General Manager Tel: +970 (0) 2 276 6044 Fax: +970 (0) 2 276 6045 Email: richardelias@goldengatetours.ps Website: www.goldengatetours.ps Tour operator for visits to the Holy Land

PO Box 4167, Al-Bireh Tel: +970 (02) 2410000 Fax: +970 (02) 2411111 Email: info@hulul.com Website: www.hulul.com IT solutions

InterTech Co. for Internet & Computer Services PO Box 328 Ramallah Tel: +970 2 2957270 Fax: +970 2 2955289 Email: info@intertech.ps Website: www.intertechpal.com Web development and online marketing

PALTEL GROUP PO Box 3999 Jawwal Building (Balou) Al-Bireh Tel: +970 2 294 4004 Fax: +970 2 235 0022 Email: ir@paltelgroup.ps Website: www.paltelgroup.ps Local and international fixed telephony services, internet, data communications, mobile services and next generation services

Safad Engineering & Electronics Ramallah, Al-Bireh Tel: +970 2 2957229 Fax: +970 2 2980142 Website: www.safad.com Supplier of IT hardware and support services

Sidata Information & Communication Systems 41/264 Lud Street, Remal, Gaza PO Box 4003 Tel: +970 8 2825131 Fax: +970 8 2824665 Email: info@sidata.ps Website: www.sidata.net Provide IT consultancy, web services, network solutions and hardware

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LEISURE, TOURISM, HOSPITALITY

53 Nablus Road PO Box 19818 Jerusalem - PALESTINE Tel: +972 2 626 3111 Fax: +972 2 626 0790 Email: gm@addar-hotel.com Web: www.addar-hotel.com Tourism, Travel and Hospitality ABCC

The Golden Walls Hotel Sultan Suleiman St, Damascus Gate Jerusalem Tel: +972 (0) 2 6272416 Fax: +972 (0) 2 6264658 Email: info@goldenwalls.com Website: www.goldenwalls.com Hotel accommodation

Addar Hotel

Jerusalem Orient Tourist Travel Ltd (JOTT)

53 Nablus Road PO Box 19818 Jerusalem Tel: +972 2 626 3111 Fax: +972 2 626 0790 Email: gm@addar-hotel.com Website: www.addar-hotel.com Exclusive family-run boutique hotel

14 Nur Eddin St. PO Box 19870 Jerusalem Tel: +972 2 628 8722 Fax: + 972 2 627 4589 Email: hamdi@jottweb.com Website: www.jottweb.com Bus tours in the Holy Land

Bethlehem Hotel

Jerusalem T&T

PO Box 1069, Bethlehem Tel: +970 2 2770702 Fax: +970 2 2770706 Email: info@bethlehemhotel.com Website: www.bethlehemhotel.com Hotel

Tel: +972 2 628 94 18 Fax: +972 2 628 9298 Email: jtt@bezeqint.net Website: www.jttours.com Tours to the holy sites

Capitol Hotel Salah Eddin St Jerusalem PO Box 19459 Tel: +972 2 6282561 Fax: +972 2 6264352 Email: info@jrscapitol.com Website: www.jrscapitol.com Hotel

Daher Travel Ltd 14 Azzahra St PO Box 19055 East Jerusalem Tel: + 972 2 6283235

Near East Tourist Agency (NET) Mt of Olive Road 17 , PO Box 19105 Jerusalem, 91190 Holy Land Email: jerusalem@netours.com Tel: +972 2 5328720 Fax: +972 2 5328701 Email: jerusalem@netours.com Website: www.netours.com Holy Land tours

St George Hotel 6 Amr Ibn Al Aas St Jerusalem 91544 PO Box 69272

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PALESTINE LISTINGS Tel: +972 6277232 Fax: +972 6277233 Email: info@stgeorgehoteljerusalem.com Website: www.hotelstgeorge-jer.com Hotel

MANUFACTURES & SUPPLIES Al-Ahlia Carton Manufacturing Company, Hebron Tel: +972 2225666 Fax: +972 2225659 Email: info@al-ahlia.ps Website: www.al-ahlia.ps Production of consumer goods

Al-Amir Group for Contracting & Investment Hebron Tel: +972 2224324 Fax: +972 2252561 Email: info@alamir-group.com Website: www.alamir-group.com Real estate and construction; ready-mixed concrete

Sharabaty Marble & Stone Industrial Zone, Hebron Tel: +970 2 2217141 Fax: +970 2 2217140 info@sm-marble.com Website: www.sm-marble.com Export of stone and marble

Taqaddom Scales Co Ltd Hebron, PO Box 408 Tel: +972 2 2259830 Fax: +972 2 2226827 Email: info@taqaddom.com Website: www.taqaddom.com Metal furniture, shelving and mechanical scales

Julani Furniture Ltd Bitunia Industrial Zone Tel: +972 2 2964250 Fax: +972 2 2964251 Email: joulanifurniture@yahoo.com Website: www.joulanifurniture.com Furniture for home and office

Unipal GTC

Paltel Group

PO Box 2190 Ramallah Industrial Zone Tel: +972 2 2981060 Fax: +972 2 2981065 Email: info@unipal.com Website: www.unipalgt.com Logistics services and supply chain management

PO Box 3999 Jawwal Building (Balou) Al-Bireh Tel: +970 2 294 4004 Fax: +970 2 235 0022 Email: ir@paltelgroup.ps Website: www.paltelgroup.ps Local and international fixed telephony services, internet, data communications, mobile services and next generation

Yaboos Stone Jerusalem Tel: +972 2 2345787 Fax: +972 2 2340873 Email: info@yaboosstone.com Website: www.yaboosstone.com Production of natural stone materials for interiors, buildings and floorings

OIL & GAS The Palestinian Mineral Lube Oil Company (Petropal) Beit Kahel St Hebron, West Bank, PO Box 484 Tel: +972 2 2255088 Fax: +972 2 2255090 Email: info@petropal.ps Website: www.petropal-co.com Manufacturer of diesel, gasoline, hydraulic and oil lubricants and greases

PUBLISHING, MEDIA, FILM & DESIGN Al Nasher Advertising Agency PO Box 3734 Al-Bireh Ramallah Tel: +970 2 2961911 Fax: +970 2 2961912 Email: info@enasher.com Website: www.enasher.com Full-service advertising, public relations and marketing agency

SERVICE INDUSTRIES

Yatta Hebron Tel: +972 56 8432111 Fax: +972 2 2273 132 Email: info@levantstone.com Website: www.levantstone.com Stone blocks, slabs, tiles and stone panels

Paper Industries Company

Nabel Shoes Industry & Trading

Hebron, PO Box 526 Tel: +972 2 2224237 Fax: +972 2 2224068 Email: Info@pic.ps Website: www.pic.ps Paper production

Al-Tollab Street Hebron Tel: +970 2 2256592 Fax: +970 2 2256521 Email: info@nabelshoes.ps Website: www.nabelshoes.com.ps Footwear specialist

Tamimi Ceramics 25 Alquds Street, PO Box 83, Hebron Tel: +970 2 2220358 Fax: +970 2 2229253 Email: info@tamimi.ps Website: www.tamimics.ps Ceramics manufacturers of decorative plates, bowls, tiles, mugs and teapots

Sehwail Building 22 Naji Ali Street Almasyoun, Ramallah Tel: +972 2 2970710 Fax: +972 2 2970711 Email: info@solutions.ps Website: www.solutions.ps Economic and private sector development consultancy services

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Dar Elkhebra Trade and Development Bank of Palestine Building, 9th Floor El Rimal, Gaza PO Box 1388 Tel: +972 8 2886534 Fax: +972 8 2842496 Email: consult@dar-elkhebra.com Website: www.dar-elkhebra.com Project management and logistics services

Palestinian Company for Distribution and Logistics (Wassel) The Castle Building, 1st floor, Edward Said St Ramallah PO Box 642 Tel: +970 2 241 5161 Fax: +970 2 295 9131/0 Email: Info@wassel.ps Website: www.wassel.ps Provider of logistics and delivery solutions

Jerusalem District Electricity Co Ltd (JDECO) 17 Salah El-Din St PO Box 19118 Jerusalem Tel: +970 2 6269333 Fax: +970 2 6282441 Email: info@jdeco.net Website: www.jdeco.net/ Electricity production

Levant Jerusalem Stone

Solutions for Development Consulting Co

Orastel Co for Office Furniture PO Box 370, Nablus Tel: +970 9 2349202 Fax: +970 9 2349201 Email: info@orastel.ps Website: www.orastel.com Office furniture and design consultants

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ALGERIA QATAR COUNTRY COUNTRY PROFILE PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: State of Qatar LAND AREA: 11,586 km2 CAPITAL: Doha GDP: $213.1 billion (2013 est.) GDP GROWTH: 6.3% (2014) CURRENCY: Qatari Riyal (QAR) LANGUAGE: Arabic with English widely used POPULATION: 2,123,160 (July 2014 est.) MAIN INDUSTRIES: liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilisers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement and commercial ship repair

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE: Fruit, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef and fish KEY EXPORTS: Liquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilisers and steel EXPORT PARTNERS: Japan, South Korea, Singapore and India KEY IMPORTS: Machinery and transport equipment, food and chemicals IMPORT PARTNERS: US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK, Japan, China, Germany, Italy and France

Q

atar’s major infrastructure plans depend on a larger role for private investment and public-private partnerships. As its economy expands, so does the need for enormous investment in infrastructure to support growth. From airports and seaports, power generation and energy projects to hospitals, transport, schools, financial services, telecommunications and property development, Qatar offers a stream of investment and development opportunities. As an emerging economic power in the MENA region, with key infrastructure developing at a rapid pace, Qatar is an ideal place for businesses to invest.

Qatar’s economy maintained a steady expansion

gas (LNG), Qatar may feel less impact from falling oil

Airport, resulted in a 18.5% year-on-year expansion

throughout 2014 and is expected to achieve even more

prices than other major producers due to its focus on

in construction activity which was the fastest growing

robust growth in 2015, fuelled by its non-hydrocarbon

gas over oil in terms of export commodities, according

sector.

sector. Qatar estimates the non-hydrocarbons share of

to OBG’s review. With much of its LNG exports locked in

GDP will overtake that of oil and gas in 2015. According

by long-term contracts, it is less vulnerable to market

to official figures, GDP is forecast to grow by 7.7% in

fluctuations. Also most of Qatar’s LNG output is shipped

2015, compared with a projected 6.3% in 2014. The

to growing economies in Asia, which are expected to

Minister of Finance, H E Ali Sherif Al Emadi has stated

maintain their demand for energy.

that GDP was forecast to reach 7% in 2015 with a stable

In addition, transportation and communication increased by 10.5% year-on-year, predominantly owing to increased passenger flows through the new airport. Financial, real estate, and business services also grew robustly (13.7% year-on-year in Q3 2014) as banking

annual inflation rate of 3%. Furthermore, in future years,

SOLAR ENERGY

intermediation accelerated and real estate services were

real GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 7.5% in

Qatar is fast entering a new era of solar energy

2016 and 7.9% in 2017, according to QNB Group.

hotels and restaurants also grew strongly on the back of

technology and the number of companies operating in

the growing population and increased tourist activity.

The Qatar Ministry of Development Planning and

the country’s solar sector increased rapidly in the past

Statistics said that the overall fiscal balance is expected to stay in surplus in 2015, though it is set to narrow as public spending gathers pace. Domestic risks to the economy are centred on the scale and complexity of Qatar’s planned infrastructure projects in preparation for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the ministry said. The country’s economy is ranked the 30th freest in the world in the 2014 Index produced by Washington think tank, the Heritage Foundation. The country ranked third out of 15 countries in the MENA region, and its overall score comes above the world average. Since Qatar was first graded in the 1999 Index it has advanced its economic freedom score by over 9 points, reaching its second highest score ever in the 2014 Index. Qatar’s scores for eight of the 10 categories of economic freedom improved. Market openness advanced significantly, and gains in business and monetary freedom have improved overall regulatory efficiency, the think tank concluded. As the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural

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few years. In 2014 Qatar opened one of the largest vertically integrated PV module production facilities in the MENA region. The 300 MW facility, located in the Doha industrial zone of Qatar, is the first significant

boosted by the rising demand for housing. Finally, trade,

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), such as hotels, education, medical services, retail and restaurants are expected to flourish in order to cater to the growth of the population.

development of the Qatar National Vision 2030, which

Projects valued at over $30bn are expected to be awarded

aims to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels in

in 2015 including the Al-Karaana petrochemical complex

favour of more renewable energy sources.

and the Doha Metro, said a report from Meed Projects, an online projects tracker. Recent project awards include

NON-OIL SECTOR

Ashghal’s Expressway and Local Roads & Drainage

The non-hydrocarbon sector now accounts for over

Programmes as well as significant investment in real

half of the Qatar GDP. Huge investments in major infrastructure projects and fast growing population will further spur non-hydrocarbon sector, the QNB Group said. GDP figures for 2014 confirm Qatar’s rapid process of economic diversification away from its traditional role as an oil and gas exporter towards a manufacturing and services hub. Major infrastructure projects, notably

estate and transport projects such as Lusail and the New Port Project. The year will be further boosted by the likely awarding of the $5bn Al-Karaana petrochemical complex contract, the $2bn rolling stock and systems contract on the Doha Metro, and five main multi-billiondollar packages on the mega water reservoirs main packages.

the new Doha metro, major real estate projects such

In fact, 2015 is expected to be a “positive year” for the

as Musheireb in the centre of old Doha and Lusail

private sector, according to Qatar Chamber of Commerce

to the north, as well as new roads, highways and the

whose CEO Remy Rowhani provided an optimistic

further expansion of the new Hamad International

forecast for the country’s SMEs. “I know I may sound

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too optimistic and too positive, but this is exactly what

IT, energy, logistics, construction, transportation and

the price of land, which was 73% higher year-on-year

is happening on the factory floor. Their capabilities are

other sectors, with an aim to achieve sustainable and

as of October 2014. Construction costs in Qatar have

growing higher and higher by the day because these

diversified economic development in the energy-rich

remained high according to a report from consultants EC

companies now realise that they have no other choice

economy. The project is being developed by Manateq, a

Harris. “Qatar is less impacted by fluctuations in global

but to move forward,” Rowhani told Gulf Times, 31

public entity specifically created in 2011 to provide the

currencies as market constraints are driving inflation and

December 2014. Rowhani described 2014 as a “jumpstart

necessary infrastructure, policies, and services required

price movements,” said Terry Tommason, partner, EC

year” for many private sector firms, whose morale

by SMEs. The initiative is consistent with the principles

Harris. “Investment on social infrastructure, economic

received a boost after HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin

espoused by the Qatar National Vision 2030.

diversification investment and event-driven construction

Hamad al-Thani focused on “building the homeland” at

are three key trends positively influencing construction

the first Shura Council address in 2013. “The government

INFRASTRUCTURE

has started to empower the private sector all the more,

Continued investment in the country’s infrastructure is

which is why we have no other choice but to work

providing significant stimulus to growth. Many projects

towards empowering ourselves and to build and develop

are related to hosting the 2022 World Cup, while others

our capabilities,” he noted.

are being driven by increased spending on transport

SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES

spend in the region.”

and logistics. Just under $27bn worth of large-scale infrastructure projects were awarded in 2014, according

Qatar is developing three Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

to a Standard Chartered report, a figure that is set to

to achieve economic diversification. Ras Bufontas, Abu

rise to around $34bn in 2015, as Qatar moves to meet its

Nakhla and Um Alhoul SEZs will serve as the base of a

expanding social and economic needs.

home-grown private sector that comprises a complex

A long-distance rail transport service planned by the

yet harmonious web of successful SMEs, reported The

GCC could have far-reaching effects on local economies

Peninsula, 25 November 2014.

and the regional tourism industry, say experts. Total

The Ras Bufontas project, unveiled in November 2014,

investment in the new Gulf rail projects has been

will be able to offer land plots for the first and second phases of the development to investors in the first

Real estate transactions witnessed a 24% increase in 2014 year-on-year. The combined value of transactions hit QR55.4bn during the year, Al Sharq reported. The month of December witnessed a record jump when the value of total transactions hit QR7.8bn compared to QR3bn during the same month in 2013.

FINANCE SECTOR A Morgan Stanley report forecast that private loan growth

estimated at $200bn, according to MEED. Completion of the network is expected to give a boost to regional trade

would continue at a strong pace, in the 10-20% range, with corporate credit demand remaining elevated. As of December 2014, almost 60% of domestic loans held by Qatari banks were taken out by the private sector, up from 55% the year before. In early 2015 it was announced that QNB, the leading financial institution in Qatar’s banking

quarter of 2016. The ambitious project, strategically

as the transport of freight accelerates.

located near the Hamad International Airport, is being

While these investments will support growth in the

the Middle East and Africa, according to an annual survey

developed in an area of over 4.1sqkm. The zone will

construction sector, the growing pace of development

carried out by Brand Finance and published by The Banker

be specialised in companies from communications,

is putting upward pressure on both building costs and

Magazine, of the Financial Times stable.

sector, had been ranked as the leading banking brand in

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INVESTMENT FUNDS The Qatari bourse, Qatar Exchange, indicated that it was ready to list four planned investment funds. “We are just waiting for the necessary approval from the authorities concerned to list the fund,” the bourse’s CEO, said. Rashid Al Mansoori told Al Sharq, 18 February 2015, the approval process for listing the second fund was also on. “The remaining two proposed funds are under study,” he said. One of the four funds is Al Rayan Islamic, while another one will be invested primarily in bonds and other debt instruments. Details of the four

British Shell for $11bn. Qatar also bought shares in Siemens for $5bn and German Deutsche Bank for $2.4bn. Its investment in Shard London was $1.5bn and HSBC Bank Tower in Canary Wharf $1.3bn. The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) ranked second in the world in terms of asset growth in 2014 and with a 50% growth rate, Qatar has been ranked as one of the fastest growing Sovereign Wealth Funds in the world. Qatar Airways indicated that it would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia in the future and may invest in other well-run airlines, its chief

funds were awaited but Al Mansoori has said several

executive said, Reuters 5 March 2015.

new companies would be listed on the QE in 2015 and a

Qatar Airways bought a 9.99% stake in International

number of companies have applied for listing and their

Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) in January 2015,

requests are being looked into by the regulator, according

aiming to forge closer ties to a company with two major

to The Peninsula.

European hubs and strong transatlantic networks. The

OVERSEAS INVESTMENT

Useful Contacts

airline intends to keep investing in other well-managed carriers to diversify its income.

Qatar invested an estimated QR477bn overseas over the past five years, The Peninsula reported 4 February 2015. The country’s foreign investments amounted to about $36.5bn in 2014, up from $21.5bn in 2013, the report said. Qatar’s foreign investments touched nearly $45bn in 2012, compared with $13bn in 2011 and $15bn in 2010. A country breakdown of Qatar’s foreign investment destination shows the UK and France attracted maximum share of these investments. London alone attracted nearly $45bn, while investments in Paris stood at $30bn.

British Embassy Doha West Bay Off Wahda St near Rainbow Roundabout PO Box 3 Doha Email embassy.qatar@fco.gov.uk Tel: +974 4496 2000 Fax: +974 4496 2086 UK Trade & Investment Email enquiries: UKTI.Doha@fco.gov.uk Embassy of the State of Qatar 1 South Audley Street London W1K 1NB Tel: 020 7493 2200 Fax: 020 7493 2661 Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry Tel: +974 44559111 Email:info@qcci.org www.qatarchamber.com Qatar Investment Authority Tel: +974 44995900/+974 44995859 Fax: +974 4995991 www.qia.qa/QIA/contact.html

The most high-profile deals include the acquisition of Harrods in London for $2.3bn and 3% stake in Dutch

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QATAR LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE, AUTOMOBILES

BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL

Alfardan Group - Qatar Alfardan Centre, Grand Hamad Street Financial District, PO Box 9948 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 440 8408 Fax: +974 442 7623 Email: webmaster@alfardan.com.qa Website: www.alfardan.com.qa Automobiles, jewellery, exchange / trading, real estate, marine services

Suhaim Bin Hamad Street Al Sadd Area, PO Box 2309 Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4423 2556 Fax: 00 974 4413 0992 Email: info@ahlibank.com.qa Website: www.ahlibank.com.qa Commercial banking and brokerage, treasury, services and retail banking services, corporate banking, credit cards and projects finance

Almana Group

Al Jazeera Finance

Almana Tower, Airport Road, P O Box 491 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 462 1222 Fax: +974 462 2420 Email: almanagp@qatar.net.qa Website: www.almanagroup.com Automobile sales and renting, real estate development, engineering and construction contracting

Qatar First Investment Bank Building Ground Floor Suhaim Bin Hamad Street Al Saad Area, PO Box 22310 Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4405 0444 Fax: 00 974 4405 0489 Email: info@aljazeera.com.qa Website: www.aljazeera.com.qa Investment banking, general financial services

Manco International General Contracting Company Airport Road, PO Box 5102 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 462 1374 Fax: +974 462 1415 Email: manco@qatar.net.qa Website: www.almanagroup.com Sale and rent of automobiles and real estate developer

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD AND DRINK

Ahli Bank

Alijarah Holding Alijarah Holding Building D Ring Road, Al Hilal Area Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4410 0400 Fax: 00 974 4432 2243 Email: info@alijarah.com Website: www.alijarah.com General financial services

Al Khalij Commercial Bank

PO Box 2666 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 442 4550/442 4546 Fax: +974 443 7041 Email: admin@al-shaabgroup.com Website: www.al-shaabgroup.com General trade and service in food and beverage products

Lulu Group

Al Rayan Investment LLC

Lulu Group International, P.O. Box 9763, Doha Qatar Tel : 44667780 Fax : 4466779 Imports & Exports, Trading, Shipping, IT, Travel & Tourism and Education

Masraf Al Rayan Building Grand Hamad Street PO Box 28888 Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4423 5920 Fax: 00 974 4425 5929 Email: ari.info@alrayan.com Website: www.alrayan.com Investment banking, asset management, investment firms and funds

Qatar National Import and Export Company Qatar National Import and Export Building, Old Airport Road, PO Box 490 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 456 2222/465 1154/465 1629/465 1829 Fax: +974 465 3493/456 2299 Email: info@qnie.com Website: www.qnie.com Importing and exporting food products

Transind Company W.L.L. PO Box 1772, Doha- Qatar Tel: + 974 4417935 Fax: +974 4421043 Email: contactus@transindgroup.com Website: www.transindgroup.com Distributors of international brands of dry and frozen food

Alfardan Exchange and Finance Company Al Fardan Centre Grand Hamad St, PO Box 9948 Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4440 8408 Fax: 00 974 4420 8840 Email: afx@alfardan.com.qa Website: www.alfardan.com.qa Money transfer facilities and exchange services

Al-Zaman Exchange Souq Najada Building Souq Najada Area PO Box 23497

Amwal Amwal Tower Al Wahda Street West Bay Area, PO Box 494 Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4452 7777 Fax: 00 974 4411 7426 Email: amwal@amwalqa.com Website: www.amwalqa.com Investment banking, asset management, investment firms and funds

Aon Qatar Aon Qatar LLC 2nd Floor Al Jaidah Square 63 Airport Road, PO Box 16456 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 44-083444 Fax: +974 44-213111 Email: aon@qatar.net.qa Website: www.aon.com Insurance broker, intermediary, wholesale and retail services

Arab Jordan Investment Bank Qatar

Al Jazi Towers, Asia Street 60 West Bay Area, PO Box 28000 Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4494 0000 Fax: 00 974 4494 0808 Email: info@alkhaliji.com Website: www.alkhaliji.com Commercial banking activities, investment banking; Islamic banking activities

Al Shaab Group

Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4444 1448 Fax: 00 974 4432 5110 Email: ho@alzaman.com.qa Website: www.alzamanexchange.com General financial services

Qatar Financial Tower Al Wehda Street West Bay Area, PO Box 37563 Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4496 7338 Fax: 00 974 4496 7348 Email: ajibq@ajib.com Website: www.ajib.com Banking, asset management and investment banking

Arabian Exchange Company Mercure Grand Hotel Complex Mushaireb Street Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4443 8300 Fax: 00 974 4441 9910 Email: aex@arabianex.com Website: www.arabianex.com General financial services

AXA Investment Managers Qatar Financial Centre Tower West Bay Diplomatic Area, PO Box 22415 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 4496-7200 Fax: +974 4496-7205 Email: webmaster-COM@axa-im.com Website: www.axa-im.com.qa Asset management

Bank Audi - Qatar QFC Tower, 18th Floor, Officer 1801 Diplomatic Area West Bay, PO Box 23370 Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4496 7365 Fax: 00 974 4496 7373 Email: contactus.qatar@banqueaudi.com Website: www.banqueaudi.com Banking, asset management

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QATAR LISTINGS Barwa Bank Barwa Bank Building Grand Hamad Street, PO Box 27778 Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4410 0888 Fax: 00 974 4448 8889 Email: info@barwabank.com Website: www.barwabank.com Assets managemnet, investment banking services

BLOM Bank Qatar LLC NBK (Amwal) Tower, 11th Floor, Office 1110 Al Wahda Street, West Bay Area Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4499 2999 Fax: 00 974 4499 2990 Email: blommail@blombankqatar.com Website: www.blombank.com Corporate and private banking services

Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 477 3400 Fax: +974 443 0740 Email: ibrahim@qafac.com.qa Website: www.qafac.com.qa Produces methanol

Qatar Petrochemical Company Ltd Toyota Building, 5th Floor, Airport Road Mesaieed Industrial Area, PO Box 756 Doha Tel: +974 424 2444 Fax: +974 432 4700 Email: information@qapco.com.qa Website: www.qapco.com Produces fertilisers, steel, refined petroleum products and natural gas liquids

Qatar Vinyl Company

Al Wakra Tower, 1st Floor, Office 014 Old Salata Area, PO Box 19828 Doha- Qatar Tel: 00 974 4407 4800 / 4888 Fax: 00 974 4407 4848 Website: www.bmi.com.qa Corporate, wholesale and E-banking

Qatar Vinyl Company Building Messaieed Industrial Area, PO Box 24440 Messaieed Qatar Tel: +974 476 5888 Fax: +974 476 5777 Email: qvc@qvc.com.qa Website: www.qatarvinyl.com Vinyl (VCM), EDC and Sodium Hydroxide production

Eisa Alderbasti Accounting & Auditing

CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE

BMI Bank - Qatar

Grand Hamad Street (Bank Street), P.O. Box : 37919 Doha - Qatar Tel. +974 4442 0707 ax. +974 4442 0606 E-Mail. admin@alderbasti.com Web. www.alderbasti.com Accounting services

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS Qatar Steel Industries Factory PO Box 11182 Doha Tel: +974 4355577 / 4351369 Fax: +974 4352735 Email: info@qatarsteelfactory.com Website: www.qatarsteelfactory.com Manufacturing MS steel

Qatar Aluminium Limited (Qatalum) C Ring Road, Between Iberdrola and Q-Soft, Near Qatar Navigation Plaza, P O Box 23086 Doha Tel: +974 499 9333 Fax: +974 443 5187 Email: info@qatalum.com Website: www.qatalum.com Steel production

Qatar Fertiliser Company Qatar Fertiliser Company Complex Messaieed Industrial Area, PO Box 50001, Messaieed Qatar Tel: +974 477 9779 Fax: +974 477 0347 Email: admin@qatar.com.qa Website: www.qafco.com Fertiliser production (ammonia and urea)

Qatar Fuel Additives Company Abdulghani Tower Airport Road, PO Box 22700

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Kassem Darwish Fakhroo & Sons Kassem Darwish Fakhroo Building MIDMAC Street, PO Box 350 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 442 2781/442 3463 Fax: +974 441 7599/442 6378 Email: kdsgroup@qatar.net.qa Website: www.darwish-group.com Civil contracting

Al Sraiya Holding Group Al Sraiya Holding Group Building Ibn Sina Street, PO Box 3082 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 441 1800/444 0224/444 0264 Fax: +974 444 2264 Email: sraiya@qatar.qa Website: www.alsraiyagroup.com Construction supplies and services

Al Waha Contracting and Trading Company Al Waha Building, Mansoura Street, Abha PO Box 1486 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 441 5977/441 6306/442 8167 Fax: +974 441 1075 Email: info@alwahaqatar.com Website: www.alwaha-qatar.com Building projects including resevoirs, water and sewage works, electrical and telephone cable installation

Construction Development Company Al Fardan Plaza 4th Floor, Al Sadd Street P O Box 8388 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 432 6767/436 1541 Fax: +974 432 3060/435 5219 Email: cdc@qatar.net.qa Website: www.cdc-qatar.com Project development in engineering and construction

HBK Group HBK Building Grand Hamad Avenue PO Box 1362 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 443 3644/443 3645 Fax: +974 443 8729 Email: hbk@hbkholding.com Website: www.hbkholding.com Undertakes construction projects and the supply of construction, plant, machinery and vehicles

Madina Group Street 44-45 Salwa Industrial Area PO Box 20459 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 460 0818 Fax: +974 460 3143 Email: madinagroup@qatar.net.qa Website: www.madinagroup.com.qa Mechanical engineering project management and construction

MIDMAC Contracting Company Salwa Road, Al Assiri Interchange PO Box 1758 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 442 5125 Fax: +974 444 0864 Email: midmac@midmac.net Website: www.midmac.net Construction

Mohammed Hamad Al Mana Group Mohammed H Al Mana Building Salwa Road, Ain Khaled Area PO Box 1391 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 468 9083/468 9085 Fax: +974 468 2764 Email: info@mhalmanagroup.com Website: www.mhalmanagroup.com Holding company: interests in real estate, building materials and automobiles

Qatar Building Company QBC Building, Airport Road PO Box 1985 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 462 5556/462 5555 Fax: +974 462 5522/462 5544 Email: qbc@qbcqatar.net.qa Website: www.qatarbuildingcompany.com Construction

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company Lusail PO Box 23175 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 497 4444 Fax: +974 485 4333 Email: info@qataridiar.com Website: www.qataridiar.com Real estate

Rumaillah Group Holding NBK Commercial Complex Salwa Street PO Box 2 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 450 8888

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QATAR LISTINGS Fax: +974 450 8887/450 8886 Email: rs@rumaillagroup.com Website: www.rumaillahgroup.com Construction and equipment, project management, freight forwarding and logistics services

Fax: +974 468 2549/460 1066 Email: dopet@qatar.net.qa Website: www.dopet.com Mobilization of petroleum plant equipment, electrical installation, manufacturing of pipes

Salam International Investment

Medgulf Construction Company WLL

Al Salam Tower, Corniche West Bay Area PO Box 15224 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 483 3542 Fax: +974 483 3576 Email: alsalam@qatar.net.qa Website: www.salaminternational.com Construction, real estate, supply of oilfield equipment and chemicals

Jaidah Tower, 3rd Floor PO Box 3603 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 443 1516/443 1517/443 1518 Fax: +974 443 3586 Email: medgulf@qatar.net.qa Website: www.medgulfconstruction.com Executes civil engineering projects, fabrication of pipes and steel

Qatar National Cement Co (SAQ) PO Box 1333 Doha- Qatar Tel: + 974 469 3800 Fax: + 974 469 3900 Email: qatarcement@qatar.net.qa Website: www.qatarcement.com Producers of ordinary Portland cement, sulphate-resistant cement, hydrated lime and calcined lime

The Pearl Qatar The Oyster, the Pearl PO Box 7256 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 4446 3444 Fax: +974 4495 3889 Email: info@thepearlqatar.com Website: www.thepearlqatar.com Real estate investment and development

DESIGN ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING Aljaber Group - Qatar Aljaber Tower, 6th Floor Qatar Museum Street PO Box 1120 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 437 2551/437 5940 Fax: +974 437 3907 Email: info@aljaberqatar.com Website: www.aljaberqatar.com Engineering, trading and contracting

Arabian Construction Engineering Company Jassim Bin Jaber Building, 18 Jaber Bin Mohammed Street PO Box 1277 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 441 4862 Fax: +974 443 0112 Email: acemain@acecgroup.com Website: www.acecgroup.com Turbo machinery, drilling equipment, pipes and pipe fittings and valves

Doha Petroleum Construction Company Doha Petroleum Construction Building, Street 25, Salwa Industrial Area, P O Box 1744 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 460 0350/550 2396

Petroserv Group PO Box 7098 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 443 5175 Fax: +974 441 8249 Email: info@petroserv-limited.com Website: www.petroserv-limited.com Involved in business development and mechanical, civil and electrical engineering

Qatar Quarry Company Building 218, 1st Floor Airport Wakra Road PO Box 5007 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 465 3070/466 1720 Fax: +974 465 1534 Email: qquarry@qatar.net.qa Website: www.qqbmc.com.qa/ Electro-mechanical contractors, engineering services, shipbuilding and repair, pipeline and shipping

Ras Laffan Industrial City Ras Laffan PO Box 22247 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 473 3438 Fax: +974 473 3339 Email: rlc@qp.com.qa Website: www.raslaffan.com Provides industrial facilities and support services for industrial projects

Voltage Engineering Ltd 55 Rawdat Hubaira Street PO Box 6743, 727, Abu Sidra (Maither) Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 469 1646/469 4210 Fax: + 974 469 4401 / 468 3746 Email: voltage@qatar.net.qa Website: www.voltageqatar.com Electrical engineering service

ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICALS, IT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS Qatar Telecom Qtel Towers, Corniche Street West Bay Area, PO Box 217 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 440 0400 Fax: +974 447 6231 Email: info@qtel.com.qa Website: www.qtel.com.qa Internet, cable TV and mobile and landline services

Consolidated Gulf Company Pearl Tower, 2nd Floor, Al Sadd District PO Box 1231 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 442 6091/444 1947/444 1941 Fax: +974 444 1942 Email: info@cgulfc.com Website: www.cgulfc.com IT and telecommunications equipment

Qtel Q.S.C PO Box 217, Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 44400400 Fax: +974 44476231/ +974 44475273 Email: ebarnfield@qtel.com.qa Website: www.qtel.qa Internet service provider

Nasir Bin Abdullah and Sons Group PO Box 329, Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 442 4249/441 7575 Fax: +974 444 0203 Email: nams@qatar.net.qa Website: www.ncc-qatar.com Distribution of consumer electronics, home appliances and cars

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS, MEDICAL Al Emadi Hospital PO Box 5804 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 4666009 Fax: +974 4678340 Email: info@alemadihospital.com.qa Website: www.alemadihospital.com.qa Medical hospital

Ebn Sina Medical Company

EDUCATION, TRAINING, HUMAN RESOURCES

AL Baladiya Street Area 18 Street Regency Business Centre, Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 4417953 Fax: +974 4353617 Email: info@ebnsina.com Website: www.ebnsina.com Distributing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, hospital sundries

LEISURE, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

Qatar Foundation Education City PO Box 5825 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 492 7000 Fax: +974 480 1971 Email: info@qf.org.qa Website: www.qf.edu.qa Involved in education programs and scientific research and development

Regency Group Regency Group Building Suhaim Bin Hamad Street, PO Box 9012, Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 434 4444 Fax: +974 442 2880 Email: rqadmin@qatar.net.qa Website: www.regencygroupq.com Hospitality services, real estate and development, travel and tours

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QATAR LISTINGS Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

OIL & GAS

City Tower, West Bay PO Box 22466 Doha, Qatar Tel: 00 974 44223848 Fax: 00 974 44223808 Email: artic@artic.com.qa Website: www.artic.com.qa/ Hospitality services, real estate and development, travel and tours

Gulf Drilling International

MANUFACTURES & SUPPLIES

Manweir

Ali Bin Ali Establishment Ali Bin Ali Building Abdullah Bin Thani Street PO Box 75 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 446 9888 Fax: +974 436 9911 Email: agencies@alibinali.com Website: www.alibinali.com Luxury retail, beverages, IT solutions, travel services, medical equipment and supplies, real estate

Aluminium Technology Auxiliary Industries (Alutec) Aluminium Technology Auxiliary Industries Building, Street 31 Industrial Area PO Box 40625 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 460 2334 Fax: +974 460 2842 Email: info@alutecqatar.com Website: www.alutecqatar.com Provision of aluminium and glazing products

Industries Qatar Al Saad Plaza Building, 4th Floor West Bay PO Box 3212 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 430 8684/430 8666 Fax: +974 480 8628 Website: www.iq.com.qa Manufactures plastics and steel

Qatar Chemical Company Ltd Omar Al Mukhtar St Al Dafna PO Box 24646 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 484 7111 Fax: +974 483 7379 Email: info@qchem.com Website: www.qchem.com.qa Supplies, packages and shipping of Polyethylene and Normal Alpha Olefins

Qatar Fuel Company Qatar Industrial Development Bank Building 3rd and 4th Floors Grand Hamad Street PO Box 7777 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 430 8888 Fax: +974 443 5222 Email: info@woqod.com.qa Website: www.woqod.com.qa Fuel and gas supplier

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Building No 4718, Main Airport Road PO Box 9072 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 463 7333 Fax: +974 463 7222 Email: info@gdi.com.qa Website: www.gdi.com.qa Oil and gas drilling

Industrial Area PO Box 4038 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 460 1721/460 2701/460 0200 Fax: +974 460 1883 Email: manweir@mannai.com.qa Website: www.manweir.com Manufacturing and repair services to oil, gas, petrochemical and energy industries National Petroleum Services Company - Qatar

National Petroleum Services Company Steeling Road PO Box 586 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 467 7005/467 7001/499 1666 Fax: +974 467 1008 Email: info@npsintl.com Website: www.npsintl.com Services and solutions in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry

Qatar Engineering and Construction Company Gate 27, Street 48, Salwa Industrial Area PO Box 24491 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 458 7200 Fax: +974 458 7201 Email: qcon@qcon.com.qa Website: www.qcon.com.qa Industrial engineering and construction specializing in oil and gas industries

Qatar Oilfield Supply Centre WLL PO Box 15795, Street 48, Gate 59 Industrial Area Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 4606547 Fax: +974 4694863 Email: qosc@qatar.net.qa Website: www.qataroilfield.com Suppliers of oil and gas field products to the industrial establishments

Qatar Petroleum Qatar Petroleum Building Al Dafna Area PO Box 3212 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 449 1491/449 1449/440 2000 Fax: +974 483 1125 Email: webmaster@qp.com.qa Website: www.qp.com.qa Production and transport of crude oil, liquefied natural gas, refined products, petrochemicals and fertilizers

Qatargas Operating Company Salam Tower, 12th Floor Corniche Road, West Bay Area PO Box 22666

Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 473 6000 Fax: +974 473 6666 Email: infos@qatargas.com.qa Website: www.qatargas.com Production and supply of natural gas

SERVICE INDUSTRIES Mannai Corporation Salwa Road, Ramada Junction PO Box 76 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 455 8888 Fax: +974 455 8880 Email: info@mannai.com.qa Website: www.mannai.com Trading in oil and gas, automobiles and IT

Middle East Dredging Company Gridco Building 1, 3rd Floor C Ring Road, Al Muntazah Area PO Box 24745 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 442 6762 Fax: +974 442 6752 Email: info@medcodredging.com Website: www.medcodredging.com Dredging and reclamation

Qatar Electricity and Water Company Qimco Building, West Bay PO Box 22046 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 485 8585 Fax: +974 483 1116 Email: welcome@qewc.com Website: www.qewc.com Operates a network of power generation and water desalination stations

Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry PO Box 402 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 455 9111/455 9115/466 1768 Fax: +974 466 1739 Email: info@qcci.org; saeed@qcci.org Website: www.qcci.org Chamber of commerce ABCC

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT BMMI Contract Supply PO Box 24003 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 4406 1700 Fax: +974 4436 1905 Email: enquiries@bmmi.com.bh Website: www.bmmigroup.com Contract-based procurement, international logistics

Gulf Helicopters Al Areesh Street, Ras Abu Abboud Road P O Box 811 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 433 3888 Fax: +974 441 1004 Email: enquiries@gulfhelicopters.com Website: www.gulfhelicopters.com Provider of helicopter transportation

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QATAR LISTINGS Gulf Warehousing Company Al Khaleej Insurance Building 1st Floor, Grand Hamad Avenue PO Box 24434 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 433 2111/483 8494 Fax: +974 433 2100 Email: info@gulfwarehousing.com Website: www.gulfwarehousing.com Storage and warehousing facility and freight forwarding

Qatar Airways Qatar Airways Building Airport Road PO Box 22550, Doha Tel: +974 449 6000 Fax: +974 462 1533 Email: infodesk@qatarairways.com.qa Website: www.qatarairways.com Cargo transport and commercial flight

Qatar International Trading Company C Ring Road PO Box 9920 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 466 7782 Fax: +974 466 7783 Email: info@qit-qatar.com Website: www.qitworldwide.com Logistics, catering and power generation

Qatar Shipping Company Al Khaleej Insurance Building 1st Floor, Grand Hamad Street PO Box 22180 Doha- Qatar Tel: +974 499 1781 Fax: +974 431 5595/431 5565 Email: qshipops@qship.com Website: www.qship.com Shipping cargo

Western Gulf Agency Western Gulf Agency, 21 Souk Khalid Airport Road PO Box 5283 Doha- Qatar Tel: (+974) 44412881 Fax: (+974) 44445166 Email: wga@qatar.net.qa Website: www.westerngulf.com International freight forwarding

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Dates are well known and considered to be nature’s candy. They are popular for their nutritional health benefits. They contain essential nutrients for general well being and boost energy levels that will rejuvenate the body instantly. Date palms grow in hot and dry climates making the naturally dried food essential for human survival in these areas. Date paste is made by pitting then grinding dates into a pulp. Date paste can be eaten directly or used as an ingredient in many different foods. Date Paste is a wonderful natural sweetener and alternative to regular table sugar and even agave due to its fiber content and other nutritional values. Date paste is an alluring sweetener with all the qualities of sugar without any loss of flavor. You can use date paste as a sweetener in baking or a number of dishes. Please visit our website, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages to see the array of recipes that we share to demonstrate how date paste can be used. You can also follow us on Pinterest to see what others have made with date paste. We have used it to make barbecue sauce, raw cookies, smoothies, as a spread, in cakes, and much more. Date Middle East exports ready to use date paste. Our packages come in different sizes that range from 1 kilo packs to 15 kilo cartons packed into 40 foot containers. Our date paste is premium quality, it is all natural, preservative free, and has no sugar added. It is very soft and smooth made only from fresh dates. We export from Saudi Arabia, and we are currently working on expanding our product line to include extra virgin olive oil and raw honey. Our mission is to attractively package our products and share healthy recipes and proverbs on kindness to encourage global peace and harmony.

Middle East enjoys an abundance of dates, you will find dishes that include the date ranging from desserts to rice dishes. We want to bring that range to the western world and make available our healthy date paste so that even moms would be comfortable to put a few date balls into their kids lunch boxes. Date Paste is sweet, wholesome, and was brought into this world with all the goodness you would want from a sweetener including fiber, calcium, and iron.. In our world where sugar is overused and over-processed, date paste is the perfect replacement for sugar and alternative sweeteners. You can substitute 1 tablespoon of date paste for every teaspoon of table sugar that you would have used. The list of harmful effects of refined sugar or sweeteners is long. Keep in mind that white refined sugar is void of any nutritional value whatso-ever. To compound the issue, it robs you of valuable nutrients just so the body can process it. Our vision for Date Middle East is to make date paste available and accessible to the entire world while spreading the concept of peace and harmony. Date paste nutrition facts: Serving size 58g, calories per serving 190, calories from fat 0, dietary fiber 4g, sugars 38g, protein 2g.

Our target market is the western communities and those who appreciate the new healthy perspectives on clean eating. We aim to sell to bakeries, ice-cream/ gelato makers, nutrition bar manufactures, barbecue and other sauce developers, gourmet groceries, restaurants and whole food markets. Our customers are individuals who appreciate healthy eating, the vegan or vegetarian diet, and those who adhere to gluten free and/or low glycemic index diets. Our favorite customers are those who appreciate raw foods and eat our date paste straight out of the box. The

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ALGERIA SAUDI COUNTRY ARABIA PROFILE COUNTRY PROFILE

Fact File Official Name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Language: Arabic

Key industries: Crude oil production, petroleum refining, basic petrochemicals, ammonia, industrial gases, sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), cement, fertiliser, plastics, metals, commercial ship repair, commercial aircraft repair and construction

Land Area: 2,149,690 km2

Main Exports: Petroleum and petroleum products

Currency: Riyal

Export Partners: US, China, Japan, South Korea, India and Singapore

Capital: Riyadh Population: 29,195,895

GDP: $927.8 billion (2013 est.) GDP Growth: 3.6% (2014) Main natural resources: Oil, natural gas, iron ore, gold and copper

Main Imports: Machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, motor vehicles and textiles Imports Partners: US, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea and India

S

audi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the second largest Arab state after Algeria and comprises the majority of the Arabian Peninsula. Jordan and Iraq are on its north border; Kuwait on its northeast; Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE to the east; Yemen to its south; Oman to its southeast; and the Gulf and the Red Sea to its east. Saudi Arabia remains a mainly oil-based economy

2015. The report calculated that since 2010, the GCC

majority of Eastern Province’s projects were awarded

although it is making strategic investment to diversify

market had doubled its total private wealth from $1.1

in the oil & gas sector while numerous infrastructure

and develop new sectors. The Kingdom possesses about

trillion to $2.2 trillion for an overall compound annual

related contracts were awarded in Riyadh with particular

16% of the world’s proven oil reserves, ranks as the

growth rate (CAGR) of 17.5%.

emphasis on urban development, water and government

Diversification is a key priority of the Kingdom’s

sectors. The Madinah region, meanwhile, saw two large

largest oil exporter, and plays a leading role in OPEC. The oil sector accounts for roughly 80% of budget revenues, 45% of GDP, and 90% of export earnings.

economic strategy. Spending for 2015 is projected at SR860 billion ($229.3bn), an increase of 0.6%

contracts awarded within the urban development and mixed-use real estate sectors. In Asir and Al-Jouf, two contracts were awarded in the healthcare sector relating

Saudi Arabia entered 2015 with its economy having

compared to 2014. According to Oxford Business Group,

outperformed many in the region. The economy grew

policy remains expansionary, supported by substantial

strongly by 4% in 2013, owing to robust growth in the

reserves with analysts forecasting spending to remain

non-oil private sector, the IMF observed. The economy

in place over the next few years to keep growth of the

was not adversely affected by global financial market

non-oil sector at about 4%. Much of the infrastructure

volatility, and its banking system is well-capitalised and

development being carried out is aimed at diversifying

Investors in Saudi Arabia enjoy increasingly well-

profitable. External surpluses and international reserves

the economy away from oil and boosting job creation in

developed business clusters and value chains that set

have increased. Large scale infrastructure projects and

other sectors. Spending on transport systems, logistics,

the nation apart from its neighbours and from other

spending on housing will continue to support non-oil

utilities, manufacturing and downstream industry has all

emerging economies, SAGIA states. The World Economic

sector growth, the IMF noted. Inflation is expected to

been stepped up in recent years as the Kingdom drives

Forum ranked the Kingdom 26th for both Value Chain

remain subdued.

forward towards a broader-based economy.

Breadth and Production Process Sophistication. The

Saudi Arabia has been one of the best performing G-20

Fitch Ratings affirmed Saudi Arabia’s AA rating and

economies in recent years, and has supported the global

stable economic outlook. The ratings agency also

economy through its stabilising role in the global oil

expected the Kingdom’s sovereign net foreign assets

market. Generous financial assistance has also been

to be above 100% of GDP at end-2016, Reuters, 27

provided to countries in the Middle East region and

February.

NON-OIL SECTOR

The value of awarded contracts in Saudi Arabia reached

Growth in the Kingdom’s nonoil private sector

beyond. The Saudi Arabian population is young and increasingly

SR220.8 bn in 2014, described as a strong performance,

well-educated, and as it continues to enter its

according to a report by the National Commercial

working-age years, there is tremendous opportunity

Bank (NCB). The main contributing sectors were oil

to boost growth and raise living standards. Against

& gas (SR48bn), power (SR33bn) and transportation

this background, government policies are focused on

(SR20bn). The sectors earmarked for expenditure by

increasing private sector employment of nationals,

the government as part of its 2014 budget were also

addressing housing needs, strengthening transportation

well represented such as healthcare (SR15bn), urban

infrastructure, and diversifying the economy.

development (SR15bn), roads (SR15bn) and education

Saudi Arabia holds 44% of private wealth in the GCC,

(SR10bn), Arab News reported 8 March 2015.

to the King Faisal Medical City in Abha and the Prince Mohammed Medical City in Al-Jouf.

INVESTMENT

Kingdom’s well established domestic industries in sectors from energy and chemicals to transportation provide industrial projects with exceptional opportunities.

accelerated to a four-month high in February 2015, according to a report from Saudi British Bank (SABB) and HSBC. Commerce and Industry Minister, Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, told an industrial opportunities forum in Riyadh that over SR2 trillion have been invested in 6,871 industries across the Kingdom. He emphasised Saudi Arabia’s determination to increase its industrial exports and also expected a growth rate of 2 to 6% for the sector during the next five years, Customs Today, 4 March 2015.

according to a study by management consultancy

The Eastern Province and Riyadh captured nearly equal

The minister stated that the Saudi Industrial Property

Strategy&, formerly Booz & Co, released in February

the value of awarded contracts during Q4, 2014. A

Authority (Modon) has been making strenuous efforts

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to strengthen industrial progress and had developed new industrial areas in 20 cities. Modon was planning to develop industrial cities with integrated services including housing, hospitals and schools. The ministry also started issuing commercial registrations for firms within a single working day.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS In March 2015, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the leading telecommunications firm in Saudi Arabia, signalled its strategic cooperation with SK Telecom of South Korea, opening up potentially valuable opportunities for new digital and ICT-based growth businesses, including smart

M Al-Fuhaid, deputy minister for agriculture. He further stressed that “Saudi Arabia’s organic sector is currently undergoing transformation, which is primarily driven by the support extended by the Ministry of Agriculture and the initiative of private sector stakeholders,” Saudi Gazette reported 20 February 2015.

cities, healthcare and smart learning. STC has a total of

The total area of organic farms in the Kingdom stands at

160 million subscribers in the Middle East and South East

over 35,000 hectares, but a study predicted that organic

Jazan Economic City is part of Saudi Arabia’s vision to

Asia. With 70% of its shares owned by the government,

farms will account for around five percent of the farming

create economic bases across the Kingdom to achieve a

STC plays a pivotal role in the national economy. In the last

area by the year 2017.

diversified economy and balanced regional development.

few years, STC has gone beyond its local borders to the

Meanwhile, in order to preserve the country’s scarce

The City is expected to become a key contributor to the

international markets, forming a network of businesses

water resources, Al-Fuhaid said that Saudi Arabia had

national economy with its infrastructure providing a

and investments in a number of markets in the Gulf, Asia

plans to phase out the production of all water-intensive

solid base for new investments in heavy and secondary

and Africa, which has enabled STC to serve more global

crops. Such crops include wheat, soya beans and animal

industries, petrochemicals, mining and conversion

customers.

fodder. The Kingdom needs around 2.6 million tons of

JAZAN ECONOMIC CITY

industries, Khalid A. Al-Falih, president and CEO, Saudi

wheat annually, and the Saudi government has said that

Aramco told the Jazan Economic Forum in February 2015.

AGRICULTURE

Jazan’s rich endowment of mineral and agricultural

The Kingdom has indicated its support for farmers

resources makes it ideal for the region to prosper and

promoting organic produce and its further growth can be

HOUSING

thrive into a major economic city in the Kingdom, the

expected in coming years. “The total number of organic

Saudi Arabia’s population has quadrupled to around

Aramco president added.

farms in the Kingdom exceeds 130 today,” stated Khlaid

30m over the past four decades and is expected to reach

it would rely entirely on wheat imports by 2016.

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SAUDI ARABIA COUNTRY PROFILE and the supply of vehicles and equipment. The PTA is a public institution established to ease the transport problems in all parts of the Kingdom.

FINANCE The plan to open the stock exchange’s doors to foreign investors is seen as a bright spot for 2015. The Capital Market Authority announced in July 2014 that the Kingdom would allow direct foreign investment on the bourse. Under draft regulations, foreign investors with a minimum of SR18.8bn ($5bn) of assets under management and at least five years’ experience in the business will be eligible to trade Saudi stocks. As the largest equity market in the Middle East, with some 170 companies listed across a broad range of sectors and a capitalisation over $500bn, the opening up of the market is expected to attract strong interest from overseas, OBG commented. Although Saudi Arabia like other Gulf oil producers has significant buffers to survive falling oil prices, it is moving ahead with the pace of diversification.

Useful Contacts Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia 30 Charles Street, W1J 5DZ Tel: +44 (0)20 7917 3000 Commercial Section 15/16 Queens Street Mayfair W1J 5PQ Website: www.saudiembassy.org.uk

40m by 2025. The population growth rate was 2.7% in

will provide new opportunities and a comfortable

2013 according to the Central Department of Statistics

lifestyle for the country’s citizens.

and Information (CDSI). Only 30% of the population currently owns residential property, which, coupled with

TRANSPORT

a high urbanisation rate, will continue to sustain property

According to officials the Kingdom is in the process of

demand, OBG 22 December 2014. A report by real estate

introducing a new transport system, which includes

consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle puts Saudi Arabia’s

Metro rail, and enhanced road, maritime and air

housing shortfall at around 1m units. The firm calculated

networks. It has developed transport networks between

that the Kingdom needs to make at least 200,000 homes

the cities. To ease road travel, the Kingdom has signed

available annually to satisfy demand, before it starts

several agreements with neighbouring countries to

bridging the housing gap. The report, published in mid-

formalise custom regulations. Such projects including

October 2014, noted that while new units would augment

the new rail projects would generate new employment

stocks in the two main cities of Jeddah and Riyadh,

opportunities.

easing some of the pricing pressures, they would fall short of plugging supply shortfalls.

Abdulaziz Al-Ohaly, president of the Public Transport Authority (PTA), has signalled promising opportunities

With an emerging market in infrastructural projects

emerging in the transport sector in coming years. He

worth close to $957bn and formation of six new

called on investors to take advantage of the opportunities

economic cities, the Kingdom’s efforts to transform

in projects that will come into force soon in construction

the country and economy are ambitious in scope. The

and maintenance services, information technology,

creation of technologically advanced sustainable cities

advertising and media consulting, support services

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British Embassy PO Box 94351 11693 Riyadh Email: commercial.riyadh@fco.gov.uk Tel: +966 (0) 11 4819 100 Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) Tel: +966 11 203 5555 Email: Info@sagia.gov.sa Website: www.sagia.gov.sa/en/

Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry Al-Dabad St PO Box 16683 11474 Riyadh Tel: 96612182404 Fax: +9661-402 4747 Email: coscc@zajil.net Website: www.saudichambers.org.sa

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SAUDI ARABIA LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE AND AUTOMOBILES Abdul Latif Jameel Co Ltd PO Box 248, Jeddah 21411 KSA Tel: + 966 12 693 0000/628 4444 Fax: + 966 12 693 1131 Email: contact@alj.com Web: http://www.alj.com Sale and distribution of Toyota, Lexus and Daihatsu cars and spare parts

Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) PO Box 90916, King Khalid International Airport Industrial Estate, Riyadh 11623 KSA Tel: +966 11 2201350 Fax: +966 11 2201355 Email: Info@aecl.com Web: www.aecl.com Innovation and development of advanced electronics, serving the military, telecom and industrial sectors

Alissa Automobile Company (AACO) Olaya Street - Against Saudi Airlines Office 2nd Floor, Riyadh KSA Tel: +966 1200 3366 Fax: +966 1200 3355 http://www.alissa-group.com Automotive sales, service, financing & leasing within the Kingdom

Bakhashab Group Old Makkah Road, Kilo 5, Jeddah KSA Tel: +961 12 687 8888 Email: info@bakhashab.com Web: www.bakhashab.com Authorised dealer of ISUZU commercial and leisure vehicles in the Eastern and Western province of Saudi Arabia

Gulf Power & Marine Al Khobar, PO Box 3892 Al-Khobar 31952 Aziziah Street, KSA Tel: +966 13 8945809 Fax: +966 13 8980154 Email: info@gulfpowermarine.com Web: http://www.gulfpowermarine.com Caters to the Marine and Offshore industry, with substantial products engineering and technical services

Al-Dabbagh Group Holding Company

ASTRACHEM

PO Box 1039, Jeddah 21431 KSA Tel: +966 12 669 7220 Fax: +966 12 669 6184 Email: info@dabbagh.com Web: www.dabbagh.com Food, petroleum and auto services, housing and packaging

PO Box 30447, Al-Khobar 31952 2nd Dammam Industrial City, KSA Tel: + 966 11 477 2346 Fax: + 966 11 478 2102 Email: info@astrachem.net Web: www.astrachem.net Member of Astra Industrial Group (AIG); agrochemicals, fertilisers, seeds and pesticides

Al Faisaliah Group Holding PO Box 16460, Riyadh 11464 KSA Tel: +966 11 243 9000 Fax: +966 11 243 9952 Email: ashehri@alfaisaliah.com Web: www.faisaliah.com www.alfaisaliah.com Food & beverage, consumer electronics, medical, technical infrastructure, petrochemicals and business development

Al Faris Food Industries Ltd (AFFI) Second Industry City, Riyadh 11474 KSA Tel: + 966 11 2653443 Web: www.alfarisfoods.com Quality condiments and sauces

Alkaramah Dough Production Co Ltd PO Box 25275, Riyadh 11466 KSA Tel: +966 11 265 0831 Fax: +966 11 265 1919 Email: Abdullah@alkaramah.com.sa Web: www.alkaramah.com.sa Vegetables, pastries and ready meals

Al Madinah Dates Co PO Box 5090, Al Madinah Al Munawarah 41422, KSA Tel: +966 14 845 7777 Email: info@tomoor.com Web: www.tomoor.com Manufacturer and exporter of dates, date paste and date gift products

ALRAI Food Industries PO Box 232, Hofuf – Al-Hasa 31982, KSA Tel: +966 13 5975444 Fax: +966 13 5975504 Web: www.alrai.com.sa Fruit juices and dairy products

Amal Al Khair Dates Company

Bafarat Industrial Group LLC PO Box 19340, Western Jeddah 21435 KSA Tel: +966 12 4225221 Fax: +966 12 4222845 Web: www.ranafood.com Bottled sauces, pickles and tomato paste

The Bahrawi Trading Company Bahrawi Building, Off Thahlia Street, Al Azzizia District PO Box 48, Jeddah 21411 KSA Tel: +966 12 665 2441 Fax: +966 12 665 2464 Email: enquiry@bahrawi.com Web: www.bahrawi.com Canned vegetables and fruits, quality pasta and sauces for both household and catering, sweets and chocolates; soap, bath products, skin, hair and dental care products and catering equipment

Baja Food Industries Co PO Box 18994, Riyadh 11425 KSA Tel. +966 12 705415 Fax: +966 12 705955 Email: info@baja.com.sa Web: www.baja.com.sa Nuts and coffee

Fakieh Group PO Box 2621, 14220 Jeddah KSA Tel: +966 12 606 3993 Fax: +966 12 606 6433 Email: info@fakiehgroup.com Web: www.fakiehgroup.com Poultry farms, restaurants, schools and tourism

Grain Silos and Flour Mills Organisation (GSFMO)

Holding Group, PO Box 124264, Alkharj Road, Riyadh 11761 KSA Tel: +966 5005 98349 Email: export@amalalkhair.com Web: www.amalalkhair.com Date products

PO Box 3402, Riyadh 11471 KSA Tel: +966 11 210 3333 Fax: +966 11 210 4444 Email: gsfmo@gsfmo.gov.sa Web: www.gsfmo.gov.sa Grain storage, flour production and animal feed factories

Anaam International Holding Group

Gulf Union Food Company

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD AND DRINK

PO Box 6352, Al Mahjar Street Jeddah 21442 KSA Tel: +966 12 635 7007 Fax: +966 12 635 7006 Email: info@anaamgroup.com Web: www.anaamgroup.com/en Food, agriculture and real estate development

PO Box 365, Riyadh 11383 KSA Tel: +966 11 2652855 Fax: +966 11 2652779 Email: info@gulf-union.com Web: www.gulf-union.com Juices and beverages

AJWA Group for Food Industries

Astra Food Company

PO Box 16645 Jeddah 21474 KSA Tel: + 966 12 642 0552 Fax: + 966 12 644 0047 Email: info@ajwa.com Web: http://www.ajwa.com Ajwa Grain operates facilities at Jeddah, Yanbu and Dammam ports

PO Box 254 Tabuk 11481 KSA Tel: +966 14 422 6661 Fax: +966 14 422 3172 Email: PublicRelations@astrafood.com.sa Web: www.astrafood.com Production and retailing of packaged products, food products, clothes, household supplies and kitchen utensils

Saudi Aerospace Company (SAC) Olaya St. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Tel: +966 11 269 3524 Fax: +966 11 269 3725 Email: info@sac-mig.com Web: http://sac-mig.com/eng/ Communication and Security; Operations and Maintenance; Training Services; Support Services; Transportation and Logistics; Manufacturing

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Halwani Bros PO Box 821, Jeddah 21421 KSA Tel: +966 12 6366667 Fax: +966 12 6366668 Web: http://halwani.com Food products

Luna (National Food Industries Company Limited) PO Box 32040, Jeddah 21428 KSA

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SAUDI ARABIA LISTINGS Tel: +966 12 608 1515 Fax: +966 12 636 7938 Email: zehai@nfic.com.sa Web: http://luna.com.sa Company and factory for the processing and packaging of wide variety of canned products, such as dairy produce, soups, tomato paste

National Factory for Foodstuff Production (NFFP) PO Box 4130 , Riyadh 11491 Riyadh 2nd Industrial City KSA Tel: +966 11 265 1525 Fax: +966 11 265 1489 Web: http://nffp.com.sa All kinds of long-life juices and tomato paste

Palace of Spices PO Box 826, Riyadh 11421 KSA Tel: +966 11 475 8866 Fax: +966 11 475 0888 Email: p.spices@hotmail.com Web: www.palaceofspices.com.sa Spices, condiments and coffee beans

Saudi Chocolate Factory (SCF) PO Box 3918, Al-Hasa 31982, Hofuf KSA Tel: +966 13 5870080 Fax: +966 13 5867812 Email: sales@choco.com.sa Web: http://www.choco.com.sa Chocolates

Saudi International Trading & Marketing Limited (SITML) Al-Ahsa St, PO Box 88267, Riyadh 11662 KSA Tel: +966 11 2576999 Fax: +966 11 4915046 Email: sitml@sitml.com Web: www.sitml.com Social & urban development, agriculture, manufacturing, trading, real estate, sales and marketing and contracting

Wahet Albadia Company PO Box 127375, Jeddah 21352 KSA Tel: +966 12 236 4500 Fax: +966 12 236 4511 Email: exe.mgr@w-albadia.com; minfo@w-albadia.com www.w-albadia.com Palm dates and Arabic coffee

Zulal Water Factory Company PO Box 257, Riyadh 11383 KSA Tel: +966 11 265 1061 Fax: +966 11 265 1062 Email: sales@sehtak.com www.sehtakjuice.com Natural juices

BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL Al Ghazzawi Professional Association PO Box 7346, Jeddah Commercial Centre, 3rd Floor Al Maady Street, Corniche Al Hamra Jeddah 21462 KSA Tel: +966 12 653 1576 Fax: +966 12 653 2612 Email: enquiries@ghazzawilawfirm.com Web: www.ghazzawilawfirm.com One of the Kingdom’s largest law firms covering corporate, competition, investment law, dispute resolution, mergers, IP, insurance, employment and tax

Al-Masader Al-Dualiyah for Environment and Quality Systems Co Emirates NBD Capital Building, 2nd Floor Prince Mohammed Bin AbdulAziz Steet PO Box 300297, Olaya District 11372, Riyadh - KSA Tel: +966 1 462 2926 Fax: +966 1 465 3560 Email: peter.smith@ri-global.com; ibrahim.shabib@ri-global.com Web: www.ri-global.com Professional Services: Saudi-British joint venture trade ABCC

Almihdar Law Firm Sary Street, PO Box 1180 Jeddah 21431 Jeddah - SAUDI ARABIA Tel: +966 1 2 697 3311 Fax: +966 1 2 697 7301 Email: aaalf@almihdarlawfirm.com; zaid@almihdarlawfirm.com Web: http://www.almihdarlawfirm.net/ Professional Services: Law firm ABCC

Al-Rajhi Bank Aakaria 3 Building, 7th Floor, Olaya Street, Riyadh 11411 KSA Tel: +966 11 460 3333 / 3344 Fax: +966 11 460 3351 Email: contactcenter1@alrajhibank.com.sa Web: http://www.alrajhibank.com.sa Sharia compliant banking solutions, current and saving accounts, credit cards and financing, investment services and products, asset management, investment banking

Alsabhan & Alajaji Law Firm PO Box 11584, Riyadh 57684 KSA Tel: +966 11 200 0577 Fax: +966 11 200 0575 Web: www.saajlaw.com Corporate law, disputes, M&A and foreign investment

Arab National Bank (ANB) PO Box 56921, King Faysal Street, Al Mouraba Area Riyadh 11564 KSA Tel: +966 11 402 9000 Fax: +966 11 402 7747 Email: info@anb.com.sa Web: http://www.anb.com.sa Commercial and Islamic products and services, consultancy and investment

Bank Al Jazira PO Box 6277, King Abdulaziz Road, Jeddah 21442 KSA Tel: +966 12 609 8888 Fax: +966 12 609 8881 Email: call_center_supervisor@baj.com.sa Web: http://www.baj.com.sa Corporate, personal, private and investment banking services

Bank AlBilad PO Box 140, Head Office, Al Malaz, Steen Street Riyadh 11411 KSA Tel: + 966 11 2918884 Fax: +966 11 479 8909 Web: www.bankalbilad.com.sa Personal and business banking services

Banque Saudi Fransi Maather Street PO Box 56006 Riyadh 11554 KSA Tel: +966 11 289 9999 Fax: +966 11 505 2311

Email: communications@alfransi.com.sa Web: http://www.alfransi.com.sa Commercial banking services including corporate, retail, private banking and investment services including investment in funds, Islamic banking, financial brokerage services

Bright Investment Company Limited PO Box 230514 Riyadh 11321, Riyadh - KSA Tel: +966 11 464 6006 Fax: +966 11 464 4077 Email: saud@bic.net.sa Web: www.bic.net.sa Professional Services; Business and government support services ABCC

Dallah Albaraka Group Western Region, Jeddah Dallah Street Dallah Tower PO Box 430, Jeddah 21411 KSA Tel: +966 12 671 0000 Fax: +966 12 671 3603 Email: prd@dallah.com Web: www.dallah.com Multi-sector group providing healthcare, real estate, food services, products and financial services

Dr Mohammad Al-Hezzani Centre 5th Floor, Building No. 841,Office No. 25 King Fahad Road, PO Box 8245 Riyadh 11482 Riyadh - KSA, 5th Floor, Building No. 841,Office No. 25 Tel: +966 1 4169436 Fax: +966 1 4169437 Email: dralhezzani@dralhezzanilawyer.com; dralhezzanilawyer@gmail.com Web: www.dralhezzanilawyer.com Legal consultant and law services ABCC

Fahad Al Suwaiket and Bader Al Busaies Attorney at Law Al Salah Tower, 3rd Floor, Suite 308 Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Street, PO Box: 7432 Al-Khobar 3195 Al-Khobar - KSA Tel: +966 1 3 887 7512 Fax: +966 3 887 7638 Email: sb@sb-lawyersweb.com; dr.bader@sb-lawyersweb.com; malik@sb-lawyersweb.com Web: www.sb-lawyersweb.com Law services; draft & reviewing Contract, Liquidation, Information technology, Intellectual Property, Taxes, Finance & Investment ABCC

Islamic Development Bank IDB Building, Qasr Khuzam Street, PO Box 5925 Jeddah 21432 KSA Tel: +966 12 636 1400 Fax: +966 12 636 6871 Email: idbarchives@isdb.org.sa Web: http://www.isdb.org Equity capital, project and enterprise lending, financial assistance for economic and social development, foreign trade development and technical assistance to member countries

Malath Instalments PO Box 62061 Riyadh 11585, Riyadh - KSA Tel: +44(0)750-8208506 Email: mazen@malathmoney.com Web: http://www.malath.com.sa Banking, Finance and Insurance ABCC

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SAUDI ARABIA LISTINGS National Commercial Bank (NCB) or Al-Ahli Bank PO Box 51266, King Abdulaziz St, Jeddah 21481 KSA Tel: + 966 12 646 4999 Fax: +966 12 610 7666 Web: www.alahli.com Comprehensive range of financial services

National Instalment Company PO Box 55928, 60 Street, Al Malaz Area, Riyadh 11544 KSA Tel: +966 11 477 7711 Fax: +966 11 4769098 Email: info@takseet.com.sa Web: http://www.takseet.com/ Provider of financial services for the purchase of goods, commodities and services through instalment programmes

Riyad Bank King Abdulaziz Street, PO Box 22622, Al Murabbaa Riyadh 11416 KSA Tel: +966 11 401 3030 Fax: +966 11 404 2707 Email: fid@riyadbank.com Web: http://www.riyadbank.com Full commercial, corporate and Islamic banking products and services, private banking and mutual funds

The Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) PO Box 3533, Riyadh 11481 KSA Tel: +966 11 478 6000 Fax: +966 11 477 6781 Email: info@saib.com.sa Web: www.saib.com.sa Islamic, corporate, small business, investment banking, treasury & e-banking services

SEDCO Capital PO Box 4384, Red Sea Mall, South Tower, 2nd Floor King Abdulaziz Road, Al-Morjan District, Jeddah 21491 KSA Tel: +966 12 215 1500 Fax: +966 12 215 1500 Email: info@sedcocapital.com Web: http://www.sedcocapital.com Investment banking and asset management

Siraj Capital PO Box 8054, Jeddah 21482 KSA Tel: +966 12 652 7710 Fax: +966 12 652 5864 Email: info@sirajcapital.com Web: www.sirajcapital.com Islamic and conventional private equity investments in various sectors including real estate and hospitality

BRC Industrial (Saudia) Ltd

Al Fozan Group

PO Box 5489, Industrial Area, Jeddah 21422 KSA Tel: +966 12 635 5666 Fax: +966 12 637 5474 Email: brcsales@brc.com.sa Web: www.brc.com.sa Manufacturer of steel-welded wire mesh, cut and bend, reinforcement products

PO Box 38, Al Fozan Tower, Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz St Corniche Road, Al Khobar 31952 KSA Tel: +966 13 894 0909 Fax: +966 13 898 4848 Email: ccd@alfozan.com Web: www.alfozan.com Conglomerate with activities in retail, manufacturing, real estate and trading

National Metal Manufacturing & Casting Company (Maadaniyah)

Al Harbi Trading & Contracting Co Ltd

PO Box 10882, Jubail Industrial City 31961 KSA Tel: +966 13 358 8000 Fax: +966 13 3583831 Email: info@maadaniyah.com Web: www.maadaniyah.com Manufacturer of metal engineering products and services

PO Box 11432, Riyadh 5750 KSA Tel: +966 11 4775252 Fax: +966 11 4775350 Email: info@alharbi.com.sa Web: http://www.alharbi.com.sa/ Innovative solutions to construction projects

Saudi Consulting Group

Almojel Group

PO Box 5400, Bin Homran Plaza, Suite 507A Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Jeddah 21422 KSA Tel: +966 12 660 8155 Fax: +966 12 660 4911 Email: scg@saudicg.net Website: www.saudicg.net Corporate financial advisory, asset restructuring, debt and equity financing, corporate training

Almojel Trading & Contracting Company, Riyadh, KSA Tel: +966 11 477 1145 Fax +966 11 4775719 Email: info@almojelgroup.com Web: www.almojelgroup.com Building materials, manufacturing, retail, education and training, consultancy, real estate

Zamil Group PO Box 9, Al Khobar 31952 KSA Tel: +966 13 8824888 Fax: +966 13 8822509 Email: info@zamil.com Web: www.zamil.com Air-conditioning manufacturing, plastics, steel fabrication, paints, cranes, heavy process equipment

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Abdul Rahman Saad Al Rashid and Sons Company (ARTAR) PO Box 9102, Riyadh 11413 KSA Tel: +966 11 464 6111 Fax: +966 11 416 6668 Email: artar@artar.com.sa Web: www.artar.ws Real estate property investment, agriculture and industry

Abdulla H Al Mutawa Sons Group (AMSG)

Alrabiah Consulting Engineers PO Box 9967 , Dammam 31423 KSA Tel: +966 13 827 9737 Fax: +966 13 827 9737 Email: are@alrabiah.com.sa Web: www.alrabiah.com.sa Project management, site supervision, industrial facilities, buildings, electrical and mechanical utilities

Al Sale Eastern Company Limited King Abdullah Street, PO BOX 885 , Al Khobar 31952 Al Khobar - KSA Tel: +966 3 896 2626 Web: +966 3 896 2323 Email: nadia@alsale.com Web: www.alsale.com Construction and Engineering ABCC

Al Zaid Engineering Consultants PO Box 20179, Riyadh 11455 KSA Tel: +966 11 463 3330 Fax: +966 11 464 3571 Email: info@zec.com.sa Web: www.zec.com.sa Consulting engineers

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS

PO Box 9278, Dammam 31413 KSA Tel: +966 13 856 1169 Fax: +966 13 850 2557 Email: ahmutawa@almutawa.com.sa Web: http://www.almutawa.com.sa/ Activities in industrial, construction, trading and IT

ATCO Group

Al Abdulkarim Holding Company (AKH)

PO Box 718, Dammam 31421 KSA Tel: +966 13 833 5588 Fax: +966 13 834 7693 Email: atco@atco.com.sa Web: www.atco.com.sa Integrated industrial and infrastructure group

PO Box 4, Dammam 31411, King Faisal Street, KSA Tel: +966 13 889 2105 Fax: +966 13 869 1244 Email: info@akh.com.sa Web: www.abdulkarimholding.com Electrical equipment and power products, industrial and oilfield, renewables, infrastructure, education and e-learning

PO Box 321, Riyadh 11411 KSA Tel: +966 11 477 9590 Fax: +966 11 478 0230 Email: info@acwaholding.com Web: www.acwaholding.com Fully-integrated infrastructure projects and services company with interests in power and water, manufacturing, utilities and services, construction and contracting, transportation and real estate development

Al Ajlan Global

Alfanar Company

23rd Floor, Borj Al Nakheel, King Fahad Street, Riyadh - KSA Tel: +966 5354 70399 Email: ahmed.f@alajlan-global.com Web: www.alajlan-global.com Conglomerate, Investment in health, construction etc. ABCC

Al-Nafl - Northern Ring Road – Between Exits 5 & 6 Near King Abdulaziz Centre for National Dialogue PO Box 301, Riyadh 11411 KSA Tel: +966 11 920 006111 Fax: +966 11 275 6699 Email: info@alfanar.com

Al Koshi Cleaning Chemicals PO Box 40848, Jeddah 21511 KSA Tel: +966 12 655 1902 Fax: +966 12 6551902 Email: info@alkoshichemicals.com Web: www.alkoshichemicals.com Chemical technology specialist, cleaning chemicals, sludge conditioning agents, condensate treatment chemicals

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SAUDI ARABIA LISTINGS Web: www.alfanar.com Construction, civil engineering and electrical construction products manufacturing

Alrabiah Consulting Engineers Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad Street Area Abdullah Fouad, PO Box 9967 Dammam 31423 Dammam - KSA Tel: +966 13 827 9737 Fax: +966 13 827 9738 Email: are@alrabiah.com.sa; businessdevelopment@alrabiah. com.sa; ehsan@alrabiah.co.sa Web: www.alrabiah.com.sa Construction and Engineering (expertise in the design of commercial, industrial and residential facilities, infrastructure, airport and various marine projects) ABCC

Al Suwaiket Trading & Contracting Group PO Box 691, Dhahran Airport 31932 KSA Tel: +966 13 857 9784 Fax: +966 13 857 2904 Email: ho@alsuwaiket.com Web: www.alsuwaiket.com Construction, oil & gas, real estate, agriculture, education, travel & tourism and trading divisions

Arabian Perfect Company Limited Eastern Province, Al Hassa City, King Fahad Street 31992 PO Box 81, Al Hassa - KSA Tel: +966 1 332 88883 Email: mohdowair@gmail.com General Trading & Marketing (import & export and general contracting) ABCC

Arabtec Saudi Arabia LLC Al-Naeem, Prince Sultan Road, Opposite Shaker Village PO Box 14009, Jeddah 21333 KSA Tel: +966 12 612 7735 Fax: +966 12 612 7731 Web: www.arabtecuae.com Branch of major UAE construction firm

ASYAD HOLDING GROUP Bin Homran Building Tahlia Street PO Box 14552, Jeddah 21434 KSA Tel: +9662 663 6128 Fax: +9662 668 7443 Email: info@asyadgroup.com Web: http://asyadgroup.com/ Construction & Investment ABCC

Bin Jarallah Group PO Box 7577, Riyadh 11472 KSA Tel: +966 11 278 0000 Fax: +966 11 277 1816 Email: info@binjarallah.com Web: www.binjarallah.com Buildings, roads, road maintenance, water and sewage, landscaping, airports and dams

El Seif Engineering & Contacting El Seif Engineering Contracting Co, Khalid Bin Al Waleed St Al Hamra Area, PO Box 2774 Riyadh 11461 KSA Tel.: +966 11 454 9191 Fax: +966 11 454 2759 Web: http://www.el-seif.com.sa/ Buildings, infrastructure, airports and defence

HAK Group PO Box 195, HAK Al Gahtani, Building, Dammam Highway Al Sharqiyah, Al Khobar 31952 KSA Tel: +966 13 882 0222 Fax: +966 13 882 2111 Email: info@hakgroup.com Web: www.hakgroup.com Conglomerate includes transport, food, education, real estate and construction companies

IDK Group

Web: www.samama.com Facilities management, construction, real estate development and investment ABCC

Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) KSA Email: info@sbg.com.sa Web: www.sbg.com.sa Diversified activities in the construction sector

PO Box 51889, Haramain High Way Road East of Air Base Bridge, Jeddah 21553 KSA Tel: +966 12 288 8341 Email: info@idkgroup.net Web: www.idkgroup.net General contracting, glass and metal works for buildings and manufacturing aluminium

Saudi Arabian Baytur Construction Co

Joatha Business Development Consultants (JC)

Saudi Oger

Suite 718, Tower E, Plaza Complex, Olaya Street PO Box 94711, Riyadh 11614 KSA Tel: +966 11 460 4244 Fax: +966 11 460 4442 Email: ihsan@joatha.com Web: www.joatha.com Business consulting, building cladding and technology

Malaz Capital

PO Box 30980 , Al-Khobar 31952 KSA Tel: +966 13 8930179 Fax: +966 13 8930148 Email: info@baytur.com.sa Web: www.baytur.com.sa Construction & engineering

PO Box 1449, Riyadh 11431 KSA Tel: + 966 11 477 3115 Fax: + 966 11 477 0079 Email: ccd@saudioger.com Web: www.saudioger.com Construction, engineering, facilities management and real estate development

Sultan for General Construction and Development Group

Granada Business Park, 4th Floor Tower A4 Riyadh KSA Tel: +966 11 511 7600 Fax: +966 11 511 7601 Email: info@malazcapital.com Web: www.malazcapital.com Management, advising, arranging and custody

PO Box 6378, Jeddah 21442 KSA Tel: +966 12 6833188 Fax: +966 12 6822373 Email: sgc_group@hotmail.com Web: www.sgcgroup.org Contracting, maintenance, agriculture, mining medical and pharmaceutical divisions

Mohammed A Al Faraj Est

1st Industrial City, PO Box 877, Dammam 31421, KSA Tel: +966 (13) 847 1840 Fax: +966 (13) 847 1291 zscorporate@zamilsteel.com http://www.zamilsteel.com Construction & engineering

Al Faraj Building, King Faisal Street P.O. Box: 402 Dammam 31411, Dammam - KSA Tel: +966 1 3 832 1240/832 356 Fax: +966 1 3 832 3601 Email: mohd.alfaraj@alfarajco.com.sa General trading; building materials; sanitary materials; foodstuffs; real estate; block factory ABCC

Nama Chemicals Company Al-Jubail Industrial City, Palm Centre, Entrance B1 2nd floor PO Box 11919, Jubail Industrial City 31961 KSA Tel: +966 13 347 8888 Fax: +966 13 347 8666 Email: info@nama.com.sa Web: www.nama.com.sa Manufacture of epoxy, caustic soda, epichlorohydrin, chlorine and hydrochloride acid

RTCC Al-Ma’athar St, Al-Rashid Tower, PO Box 307, Riyadh 11411 KSA Tel: +966 11 416 4111 Fax: +966 11 416 4222 Email: info@rtcc.com.sa Web: www.rtcc.com.sa Real estate projects and contracting

Samama Holding Group PO Box 2781, Unit 5 Alandalus Building, Olaya Road Riyadh 11461 KSA Tel: +966 11 464 2545 Fax: +966 11 464 2631 Email: info@samama.com

Zamil Steel Holding Co. Ltd.

Yanbu Cement Co PO Box 5330, Jeddah 21422 KSA Tel: +966 12 653 1555 Fax: +966 12 653 1420 Email: sales@yanbucement.com; materials@yanbucement.com Website: www.yanbucement.com Portland cement manufacturer ABCC

Yasser Bin Ali Binhomran Trading Establishment Bin Homran Tower, Thaliaya Street, PO Box 16002 Jeddah 21464 Jeddah - KSA Tel: +966 1 2 266 40011 salkader@hotmail.com Real estate development & Gold ABCC

DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURE AYTB Group PO Box 10270, Jubail Industrial City 31961 KSA Tel: +966 13 343 7700 Fax: +966 13 341 2044 Email: marketing@aytb.com Web: www.aytb.com Multidisciplinary industrial services firm with activities in construction, fabrication, industrial cleaning, housing, catering, oil & gas, steel and aluminium and desalination

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SAUDI ARABIA LISTINGS Fiore Boutique Almalek Road, Behind Stars Avenue Mall Jeddah 21413, Jeddah - KSA Tel: +966(0)555 1999 47 Email: fiore@fiore-boutique.com Web: www.omaymahazouzz.com Fashion Designer Textiles, Garments, Jewellery and Leather Goods (specialised in Arabic robes) ABCC

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) PO Box 7177, Al Sharqiyah, Dhahran 31261 KSA Tel: +966 13 860 0000 Fax: +966 13 891 4620 Email: info@kfupm.edu.sa Web: www.kfupm.edu.sa Institution of higher education offering graduate and doctoral programmes

Fugro-Suhaimi Limited

NAPCO Group

PO Box 2165, Dammam 31451 KSA Tel: +966 13 857 4200 Fax: +966 13 857 2035 Email: info@fugro-suhaimi.com Website: www.fugro-suhaimi.com Geotechnical engineering services, materials testing, nondestructive testing, inspection and welding support services

1st Industrial City, PO Box 538, Dammam 31421 KSA Tel: +966 13 847 2194 Email: info@napcogroup.com Website: www.napcogroup.com Paper, plastic and corrugated packaging

Jash Holding PO Box 173, Riyadh 11411 KSA Tel: +966 11 476 7780 Fax: +966 11 477 6662 Email: info@jash.com.sa Website: www.jash.com.sa The Jash Group of companies are involved in facilities and hospitality management, defence contracting, communication systems and supply chain management ABCC

Prince Sultan University PO Box 66833, Rafha Street, Riyadh 11586 KSA Tel: +966 11 494 8000 Fax: +966 11 454 8317 Email: info@psu.edu.sa Web: www.psu.edu.sa Higher education institution

Professionals for Human Resources Development

Email: Info@aecl.com Web: http://www.aecl.com/ Electronics manufacturing, system integration and repair and maintenance services

El-Ajou Group Trading Company Malaz Area, Central Region, PO Box 78 Riyadh 11411 KSA Tel: +966 11 404 1717 Fax: +966 11 404 2923 Email: info@elajougroup.com Web: www.elajougroup.com Integrated business solutions, digital imaging and printing, office furniture and management

BTC Networks Prince Majed Street, PO Box 6045, Jeddah 21442 KSA Tel: +966 12 691 8787 Fax: +966 12 691 8525 Email: info@btc-networks.com Web: www.btc-networks.com Telecommunications infrastructure development and broadband network

Tradekey Company Saudi Arabia King Fahd Road, Almas Centre, 3rd Floor, Riyadh - KSA King Fahd Road Tel: +966 11 201 0000 Fax: +966 11 201 3003 Email: wsa@tradekey.com Web: http://saudi.tradekey.com/ E-Commerce B2B Electronics market place ABCC

PO Box 7012, Dammam 31462 KSA Tel: +966 13 857 2205 Fax: +966 13 857 4733 Email: cwc@cwc.com.sa Web: www.cwc.com.sa Technology orientated engineering, construction, operation and maintenance Company

PO Box 9030, Prince Sultan Bin Salman Street Jeddah, 21413 KSA Tel: +966 12 605 5550 Fax: +966 12 607 3634 Email: info@professionals.edu.sa Web: www.professionals.edu.sa Corporate training, HR consulting and nurturing management talent

NAPCO Group

Riadaa Group

PO Box 538 Dammam 31421, Dammam - KSA Tel: +966 3 847 2194 Email: jalmoaibed@napcogroup.com Web: www.napcogroup.com Paper, Packaging and Printing Industries ABCC

6th Floor, North Tower – Al Nokba Centre, Hail Street Jeddah PO Box 24011, Jeddah 21446 KSA Tel: +966 12 652 9999 Fax: +966 12 650 0654 Web: www.riadaagroup.com Marketing services, construction maintenance, training and security

Prince Majid Street, Al-Safa 1, PO Box 15792, Jeddah 21454 KSA Tel: +966 12 628 5500 Fax: +966 12 608 4111 Email: zultec@zultec.com Web: www.zultec.com Industrial and retail supplies and manufacturing; food processing facilities; state of the art label generation to supplement marketing and sales; engineering and software solutions; and tracking and fleet management

Saudi Academy Riyadh

LEISURE, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

Civil Works Company Ltd (CWC)

EDUCATION, TRAINING & HR Al Yamamah University (YU) PO Box 45180, Riyadh 11512 KSA Tel: +966 11 2242222 Fax: +966 11 224 1111 Email: info@yu.edu.sa Web: www.alyamamah.edu.sa State-of-the-art facilities and innovative instructional designs and curricula

Dar Al-Hekma College PO Box 34801, Jeddah 21478, KSA Tel: +966 2 630-3333 Fax: +966 2 631 6270 Email: sabedin@dah.edu.sa; sraquib@dah.edu.sa Web: www.dah.edu.sa Education and Training ABCC

Dr Anna Rogowska Dar Al Hekma College, Legal Studies Saeed Al Adawi 6700, Jeddah – 22246, Jeddah - KSA Tel: +966 2 630 3333 Ext 189 Fax: +966 2 631 6270 Email: arogowska@dah.edu.sa; aarogowska@gmail.com Education and Training ABCC

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HQ Centre, 30 St Olaya, PO 56457, Riyadh 11554 KSA Tel: +966 11 465 7431 Fax: +966 11 466 4011 Email: info@saudiacademy.edu.sa Web: www.saudiacademy.edu.sa Full service training provider, English language, business and management courses, IT and computing

Ejadah Management Consultancy 3rd Floor, Olaya Avenue Building, King Fahd Road PO Box 341977, Riyadh 11333 KSA Tel: +966 11 45 377 42 Fax: +966 11 45 361 42 Email: info@ejadah-consult.com Website: www.ejadah-consult.com Human resources solutions and management consultancy services

ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL, IT AND COMMUNICATION Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) PO Box 90916, King Khalid International Airport Industrial Estate, Riyadh 11623 KSA Tel: +966 112201350 Fax: +966112201355

Zultec International Ltd

Al Hokair Group PO Box 57750, Prince Fahed Street, Hayeh Dera, Riyadh 11584 KSA Tel: + 966 11 413 4444 Fax: + 966 11 413 1111 Email: info@alhokair.com Web: www.alhokair.com Hotels, leisure resorts and furnished apartments

Elaf Group Al-Nakheel Centre, Madinah Road, PO Box 13541 Jeddah 21414 KSA Tel: +966 12 664 1233 Fax: +966 12 665 2830 Email: info@elafgroup.com Web: www.elafgroup.com Hotel, travel and tourism

Flynas 1st Floor, Al Salam Centre Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Street (Tahlia) Olaya, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, PO Box 305161 Riyadh 11361 KSA Web: http://www.flynas.com/ Pioneering Saudi airline

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SAUDI ARABIA LISTINGS Saudi Arabia Airlines ALMOROUJ OLAYA STREET Tel: +966 11 2683729 Web: http://www.saudiairlines.com Pioneering Saudi airline

MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS Abunayyan Group PO Box 321, Riyadh 11411 KSA Tel: +966 11 477 9111 Fax: +966 11 479 3312 Email: info@abunayyangroup.com Web: www.abunayyangroup.com Power generation and irrigation systems, automation and landscaping, water management and efficiency products, power generation and irrigation

Abdallah Mohammed Baroom Sons Group (Baroom) PO Box 1346, Al Baroom Commercial Centre, 14th Floor, Hail Street, Jeddah 21431 KSA Tel: + 966 12 651 2222 Fax: + 966 12 651 9181 Email: info@baroom.com Web: www.baroom.com Supplier of building materials, real estate investment and steel reinforcement

Abunayyan Holding

Web: www.al-saghyir.net Contracting, industry and trading activities

Al Abdulkader Furniture Co Ltd PO Box 2468, Riyadh 11451 KSA Tel: +966 11 465 7929 Fax: +966 11 463 0456 Email: info@alabdulkader.com Web: www.akfc.com.sa Manufacturer of home and office furniture

Saptex Insulation Products

Basic Chemical Industries (BCI) BCI/CMDC/SWTC Head Office & BCI Plant PO Box 1053, Dammam 31431 KSA Tel: +966 13 821 7777 Fax: +966 13 847 2648 Email: sales@cmdc.com.sa Web: www.bci.com.sa BCI Group consists of these companies: Chemical marketing and distribution; Producer of sulphuric and battery acid

Binladin Industrial Company (BIC) PO Box 17296, Jeddah 21484 KSA Tel: +966 12 636 9920 Fax: +966 12 636 5986 Email: info@bic-sa.com Web: www.bic-sa.com Galvanising, fabrication and plastics divisions

King Abdulaziz Road, Building No 8915, PO Box 321 Riyadh 11411 KSA Tel: +966 11 477 9111 Fax: +966 11 479 3312 Email: info@abunayyangroup.com Web: http://www.abunayyanholding.com/en Activities range from power generation, irrigation systems to automation and landscaping

HAWA Electric Panel Board Factory

AGGAD Investment Company (AICO)

Juffali Air Conditioning Mechanical and Electrical Company (JAMED)

PO Box 2256, Riyadh 11451 KSA Tel: +966 11 476 7911 Fax: +966 11 476 7895 Email: info@aico.com.sa Web: www.aico.com.sa Holding company with interests in automotive, communications, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and consumer goods

Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Bros Co PO Box 106, Hamad Algosaibi Street, Al Sharqiyah Al Khobar 31952 KSA Tel: +966 13 882 2666 Fax: +966 13 882 2470 Email: mailbox@ahalgosaibi.com Web: www.ahalgosaibi.com Holding company involved in construction, energy & power, manufacturing, tourism and transport

Al Wabel Group PO Box 1969, Al Sharqiyah, Dammam 31441 KSA Tel: +966 13 833 1974 Fax: +966 13 833 7537 Email: info@alwabelgroup.com Web: www.alwabelgroup.com Trading of electrical machinery, engineering, marine and cleaning equipment, motors, generators and bolts

Alsaghyir Trading and Contracting Co Al-Malaz - Omar bin Abdul Aziz Road, Riyadh 11467 KSA Tel: +966 11 474 1111 Fax: +966 11 476 5405 Email: info@alsaghyir.net

1st industrial City, PO Box 1684, Dammam 31441 KSA Tel: +966 13 847 2061 Fax: +966 13 847 2056 Email: info@hawaepbf.com Web: www.hawaepbf.com Manufacturer of electrical panel boards for residential, commercial and industrial uses

PO Box 5090, Juffali Building, Madina Road Makkah, Jeddah 21422 KSA Tel: +966 12 692 0304 Fax: +966 12 692 0330 Email: info@juffalijamed.com Web: www.juffalijamed.com Commercial, industrial and residential construction activities; electrical and mechanical including engineering design, value engineering, construction management, erection, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance

Napco Group 1st Industrial City, PO Box 538, Dammam 31421 KSA Tel: +966 13 847 2288 Email: info@napcogroup.com Web: www.napcogroup.com Manufacturing and distribution of packaging products, plastic crates, paper bags, cement bags and tissue for industry

Pan Gulf Holding PO Box 2473, Al Khobar 31952 KSA Tel: +966 13 867 0444 Fax: +966 13 896 2497 Email: info@pghco.com Web: www.pangulfholding.com Manufacturing industry, technology, food and investment

Red Sea Cable Company (RESCAB) PO Box 859, Riyadh 11421 KSA Tel: +966 11 288 6303 Fax: +966 11 288 6302

Email: info@rescab.com Web: www.rescab.com Manufacturing and distribution of building wires and low voltage power cables

PO Box 40042, Riyadh 11499 KSA Tel: +966 11 448 2644 Fax: +966 11 446 1454 Email: info@saptex.com Web: www.saptex.com Manufacturer of insulation materials for roofs, walls, floors, pipes and ducts

Saudi International Trading and Marketing Ltd (SITML) PO Box 50417, Jeddah 21523 KSA Tel: +966 12 652 6222 Fax: +966 12 657 3303 Email: sitml@sitml.com Web: www.sitml.com Turnkey projects, management, operation and maintenance, equipment and furniture, educational and medical facilities, real estate development, investment and joint partnerships

Saudi Plastic Products Company (SAPPCO) 1st Dammam Industrial City, 42nd Street PO Box 4916, Dammam 31412 KSA Tel: +966 13 847 3323 Fax: +966 13 847 1969 Email: sapdam@sappco.com.sa Web: www.sappco-dammam.com

Plastic pipe producer Specialised Medical Centre Hospital (SMC) PO Box 66548, Riyadh 11586 KSA Tel: +966 11 434 3800 Fax: +966 11 416 0300 Email: info@smc.com.sa Web: www.smc.com.sa Primary healthcare services and medical checkups

OIL & GAS Al Najim Saudi International Co Ltd PO Box 1017, Al Khobar 31431 KSA Tel: +966 13 1882 2299 Fax: +966 13 882 7027 Email: nasico@alnajim.com Web: www.alnajim.com Engineered products, mechanical, electrical engineering services to the oil, gas, petrochemical, power generation, transmission, water desalination and other core sector industries

Alujain Corporation 8345 Essa Al Adawi St, Al Baghdadyyah Al Gharbyya Unit No 2, Jeddah 22231 – 3746, KSA Tel: +966 12 652 9919 Fax: +966 12 652 9949 Email: alujaincorp@alujaincorp.com Web: www.alujaincorporation.com Development and investment in petrochemicals, mining, metals and energy sectors

Bakri International Energy Co Ltd PO Box 3757, Al Bakri Building, Al-Maadi Street Al-Ruwais District Area, Jeddah 2148 KSA Tel: +966 12 651 6666 Fax: +966 12 651 2908 Email: info@bakrienergy.com Web: www.bakrienergy.com Sourcing, transporting, storage, process, supply, distribute and marketing crude oil, petroleum, gas and chemical-related products

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Al Hoty Group

PO Box 14188 , Riyadh 11424, KSA Web: http://www.saudimakamin.com/ Oil & Gas services; R&D and technology

PO Box 31729 Al Khobar 31952 KSA Tel: +966 13 894 8020 Fax: +966 13 894 3980 Email: ahemain@al-hoty.com Web: www.al-hoty.com Materials testing, contracting, pest control and calibration services

Rezayat Company Limited PO Box 90, Al Khobar 31952 KSA Tel: +966 13 882 5700 Fax: +966 13 882 6244 Email: hqk@rezayat.net Website: www.rezayat.com Group of companies in trading, engineering, construction, finance, industrial services, logistics, manufacturing, marine services and IT & telecoms ABCC

Saudi Aramco PO Box 5000, Dhahran 31311 KSA Tel: +966 13 872 0115 Fax: +966 13 873 8190 Email: ithelpdesk@aramco.com Web: www.saudiaramco.com Global energy supplier, refining, oilfields and gas development

Saudi Petro Gas Co PO Box 38547 Naf Mall - Dana Area Dhahran 31942 KSA Tel: +966 13 891 4000 Fax: +966 13 891 1588 Email: info@saudipetrogas.com Web: www.saudipetrogas.com Oilfield products and services for advanced engineering & construction, telecommunication & IT and related professional expertise, project management and security training services

Sipchem Jubail 31961 PO Box 12021 KSA Tel: +966 (13) 359 9789 Fax: +966¬ (1¬3) ¬358 ¬8139 Email: srm@sipchem.com Web: http://www.sipchem.com/ Chemical manufacturing company with environmental responsibility

Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab) PO Box 31396 Yanbu Industrial City 51000 KSA Tel: +966 4 325 - 9000 Fax: +966 4 325 9502 Email: shares@yansab.sabic.com Web: http://www.yansab.com.sa/en/ Manufacturing of petrochemical products (ethylene, ethylene glycol, high density polyethylene, low linear density polyethylene, polypropylene, butene 1, butene 2, MTBE and BTX)

SERVICE INDUSTRIES Abdulla Fouad Co Ltd PO Box 257 Dammam 31411 KSA Tel: +966 13 92001 2100 Fax: +966 13 810 2100 Email: info@abdulla-fouad.com Website: www.abdulla-fouad.com Beginning in construction, the group’s activities now include manufacturing, engineering, computing, services, real estate, investment and commercial trading

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Allied Cooperative Insurance Group (ACIG) P0 Box 40523 Riyadh 11511 KSA Tel: +966 11 485 2626 Fax: +966 11 485 2727 Email: csc@acig.com.sa Web: www.acig.com.sa Insurance packages

A K Saeed Group Phase II Industrial City PO Box 16302 Jeddah 21464 KSA Tel: +966 12 6688754 Fax: +966 12 6080190 Email: info@aksaeed-group.com.sa Website: www.aksaeedgroup.net Pharmaceuticals, foods, retail, wood, glass products, real estate and malls

Astra Industries Group (AIG) PO Box 1560 Riyadh 11441 KSA Tel: +966 11 475 2002 Fax: +966 11 475 2001 Email: info@aig.sa Web: www.astraindustrial.com.sa AIG activities are concentrated in key industrial segments of pharmaceuticals, steel construction, specialty chemicals and mining

Cooperative Insurance and Reinsurance (MEDGULF) Al Mustaqbal Tower Al Ma’ather Street PO Box 2302 Riyadh 11451 KSA Tel: +966 11 4055550 Fax: +966 11 4030431 Email: info@medgulf.com Web: www.medgulf.com.sa Risk management and insurance

EMA Partners Saudi Arabia 3rd Floor, Olaya Avenue Building King Fahd Road Riyadh 11333 KSA Tel: +966 11 453 7742 Fax: +966 11 453 6142 Email: riyadh@ema-partners.com Website: www.ema-partners.com.sa Human resources, executive search, identifying talent

Web: http://www.albarrak-group.com/index1.html Shipping Agency; Ship Chartering; Port Stevedoring; Container Terminal Operations; Marine Services and Surveying

Arabco Logistic PO Box 17488, Riyadh 11484 Tel: +966114777360 Fax: +966 1 4776519 Email: info@arabcologistics.com Web: http://arabcologistics.com/ Air Cargo, warehouses and carriers

Crescent Transportation Company PO Box 1232 Dammam Port Road Al Sharqiyah Al Khobar 31952 KSA Tel: +966 13 838 0304 Fax: +966 13 814 0360 Email: info@crescent-transportation.com Web: http://www.crescent-transportation.com/company/ Freight and logistics services including, road haulage, contract hire vehicles

Hala Logistics PO Box 1663 Al-Khobar, 31952, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Tel: +966 92000 HALA (4252) Web: http://www.halagroup.com/ Transport Management

Logistics Saudi Arabia http://www.logisticssaudiarabia.com/ Logistics & Supply Chains; Logistics Management; 3rd party logistics services Freight forwarding; Packaging & Warehousing

Saudi Catering & Contracting Co Hanad Building, Exit No 9 Imam Saud Ibn Abdul Aziz Ibn Mohammad Road Near (Old) Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University PO Box 308 Riyadh 11411 KSA Tel: +966 11 4700370 Fax: +966 11 4709270 Email: admin@saudicatering.net Web: www.saudicatering.net Diversified catering and personnel support services

Zahid Group Holding http://www.zahid.com/en Diverse range of companies, offering comprehensive, customercentric solutions include construction; mining; oil & gas; agriculture; power, electricity & water generation; material handling; building materials; transportation & logistics; real estate development; travel & tourism; and hospitality

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ABSA Group PO Box 3682, Al-Barrak Buliding Dammam 31481 KSA Tel: +966-13-8333566 Fax: +966-13-8341182 Email: allabsa@albarrak.com

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ALGERIA COUNTRY SOMALIA PROFILE COUNTRY PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Somalia

KEY INDUSTRIES: Light industries, including sugar refining, textiles and wireless communication

CAPITAL CITY: Mogadishu POPULATION: 10,428,043 (June 2014 est.) LANGUAGES: Somali and Arabic; English is widely spoken CURRENCY: Somali Shilling GDP GROWTH: 2.6% (2010 est.) GDP – COMPOSITION (BY SECTOR): agriculture: 59.3%, services: 33.5% (2012 est.) AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Bananas, sorghum, corn, coconuts, rice, sugarcane, mangoes, sesame seeds, beans; cattle, sheep, goats and fish

EXPORTS: Livestock, bananas, hides, fish, charcoal, scrap metal EXPORT PARTNERS: UAE, Yemen and Saudi Arabia (2014) IMPORTS: Manufactures, petroleum products, foodstuffs and construction materials IMPORTS: Djibouti, India, Kenya, US, Oman, UAE and Yemen (2014)

S

omalia is located on the Horn of Africa, a peninsula on the eastern coast of Africa that separates the Gulf of Aden to the north and the Indian Ocean to the east and south. The country also shares borders with Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. With an area of about 637,657km2 (246,201 square miles), the country is divided into eighteen administrative regions. In the northwest, along the Gulf of Aden, the Republic

vital for fostering broad-based economic freedom based

as is much-needed infrastructure like roads and Internet.

of Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia

on consistent rules and regulations.

Money transfer firms kept cash flowing into Somalia for

in 1991. This claim of independence has yet to be recognised internationally, however. While Somaliland does have a functioning government of its own, it is still officially considered to be a part of Somalia.

Somalia has few light industries, including sugar refining, textiles, and wireless communication. Somalia’s small industrial sector, accounts for 10% of the country’s GDP, based on the processing of agricultural products,

Covering a land area of 637,657km2, the Republic of

has largely been destroyed and sold as scrap metal, but

Somalia has a long coastline on the Horn of Africa and to

the country’s service sector has been growing.

the north faces the Arabian Peninsula, where traditionally it

two decades of conflict when the nation’s formal financial system virtually collapsed, but these firms have been finding fewer banks abroad ready to do business with them as regulators around the world tighten procedures on fund transfers due to outstanding security concerns. Remittance services represent a large industry in Somalia. In the absence of a formal banking sector,

has had important commercial and trading ties. For many

AGRICULTURE

years the country has been riven by factional conflicts and

A partnership between the European Commission and

estimated $1.3 billion or more transferred each year

the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the

from Somalis abroad, often in small monthly payments

World Bank for the provision of support for Somalia’s

of $200 or $300 to keep families back home a fed and

agricultural sector led to the preparation of a longer term

schooled. “Somalia may live without a government but it

livestock strategy as a framework for further coordinated

cannot live without remittance companies,” Central Bank

work in the sector.

Governor Bashir Issa Ali told Reuters from Mogadishu

the lack of a functioning national administration which have acted as major breaks on inward investment and economic development. As a result few reliable up-to-date statistics are available about the Somali economy. Somalia joined the League of Arab States in 1974. In 1991, the northern region broke away unilaterally to form the unrecognised Somaliland based around the city of Hargeisa. A Transitional Federal Government (TFG) was formed in January 2005 with regional governments in Somaliland (NW) and Puntland (NE). This transitional government represents Somalia at the UN, the League of Arab States and the African Union. A

money exchange services have burgeoned with an

After livestock, bananas, grown on plantations along the Juba and Shebelle rivers, are the main exports. Over recent years, improved technologies have been introduced to increase production efficiency. Somalia began exports of bananas to countries of the European Union, but the trade has suffered from the protracted instability.

UN brokered peace agreement was unveiled in Djibouti

Other important crops grown in Somalia include sugar cane,

in the summer of 2008.

which the country has been seeking to develop for export. Production of seed cotton is another significant crop but

in February 2015. “We have to address the concerns of the international community,” he said of moves to draw up new regulations for Somali banks and transfer firms. “Our regulations begin things from scratch so it’s difficult to do.” The money transfer firms, many with fully regulated and licensed offices overseas claim to meet requirements for those markets and say they are ready to do more to keep channels open in consultation with regulators.

ECONOMY

the quantity is insufficient for export and is mostly used

Since the early 1990s, no bank notes have been printed

Despite lack of an effective central government, Somalia

in the small domestic textile industry. Maize and sorghum

officially and a large black market for currency emerged.

are produced as subsistence crops in the southern part of

Officially, Somalia’s shilling trades at around 1,200 to the

the country. Fishing was mainly a small-scale subsistence

US dollar, but it is about 15 times that rate on the black

and a growth in telecommunications. The extensive

activity until recently, but nowadays fish products like

market.

Somali community overseas helps sustain an economy

lobster, shark, tuna and sardines are caught for export.

Restoring the credibility of Somalia’s currency will also

has maintained a relatively healthy informal economy, largely based on livestock, money transfer companies,

weakened by years of strife and turmoil. This economic

be crucial to economic development. The Central Bank

growth has yet to expand outside of Mogadishu, and

BANKING SECTOR

within the city, security concerns dominate business.

Mogadishu and other major cities have benefited from

currency” for Somalia as one of its strategic goals for the

Establishment of government control and security will be

fiscal surges from diaspora. Foreign money is returning,

next five years. In mid-2013, the International Monetary

has identified “the introduction of new and unified

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Fund resumed relations with Somalia after 22 years. For now, it will not provide loans to the country, but it pledged to provide technical assistance and highlighted currency reform as a major priority. But the Central Bank is still to get fully established. The Central Bank is working with the World Bank, the IMF and others on regulations for the financial sector. The central bank has awarded six commercial banking licences, all to remittance firms seeking to formalise banking activities. Somalia wants to rebuild confidence and rehabilitate the banking industry to attract foreign banks. Tentative talks have been held with several banks

OIL & GAS There are massive reserves, and even before the collapse of government, large firms were exploring the possibility political wrangling at regional and national levels impede development in this sector. “There is currently growing hostility between the Federal Government of Somalia and regional administrations that have signed oil deals independently of the government, a UN Monitoring group on Somalia and Eritrea noted in a July 2013 letter to the Security Council.

from Kenya and one commercial bank from Turkey, a big

Some large firms, including BP, Chevron and

investor. With new buildings sprouting up and investors

ConocoPhillips still hold exploration rights dating back

slowly returning, the financial landscape is changing. In

to before the civil war and have held discussions with

October 2014, the Salaam Somali Bank opened the city’s

the central government. Soma Oil and Gas, a British

first ATM cash machine, which dispenses dollars, widely

firm founded earlier in 2013, signed an agreement with

used in Somalia.

Mogadishu to begin exploring oil – although the Puntland

TRADE RELATIONS Somalia is not a member of any regional economic blocs,

Useful Contacts

of mining oil and gas. But lack of legislation and

and Somaliland governments, have separate deals with other firms.

and it has few formal trade deals with other nations.

MINERAL RESOURCES

The US and the EU currently have no trade agreements

Somalia has deposits of gypsum, gold, silver, nickel,

with Somalia, and the country is not a member of the

copper, zinc, lead, salt, limestone, and uranium and iron

WTO, compounding the difficulties local firms face when

ore. Although most of these resources are small, some

competing regionally and internationally.

of the world’s largest deposits of gypsum can be found

In 2012, Somalia exported goods worth $693 million

near Berbera and significant iron ore deposits have been

( 509 million), according to data from the European

discovered in the Bur region. The mining sector is small

Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade. While this

and contributes less than 0.5% of GDP.

British High Commission Upper Hill Road, PO Box 30465-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Email Nairobi.Enquiries@fco.gov.uk Tel: +254 (20) 2844 000/ +254 (20) 2873 000 Fax +254 (20) 2844 088 DFID Kenya & Somalia Fax +254 (20) 2844 102 Airline Liaison Office Fax +254 (20) 2844 069 British Embassy Addis Ababa Comoros Street, Addis Ababa, 858, Ethiopia Britishembassy.addisababa@fco.gov.uk Addis.Consular@fco.gov.uk (Consular email) Tel: +251 11 6170100 Fax +251 11 6610588 There is no official Somali Embassy address in London at the present time.

represents a significant increase - in 2008, exports were less than half that number - the country still runs a large trade deficit. In 2012, its imports were valued at $1,818 billion ( 1,335 million).

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SOMALIA LISTINGS BANKING AND FINANCE Bakaal Office 307 Gargash Centre Deira Dubai, UAE Tel: + 971 4 2364308 Fax: + 971 4 2364309 Email: bakaal@eim.ae Website: bakaal.so Money transfer services for Somalia

Central Bank of Somalia (CBS) Mogadishu Email: info@somalbanca.org Website: www.somalbanca.org Country’s central bank managing government revenue and oversees domestic financial institutions; CBS reopened in 2009

Dahabshiil Group DAMAC Park Towers Level P7A, Office 11-12 Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) PO Box 506897 Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4359 8521 Fax: +971 4359 8522 Website: www.dahabshiil.com/ The largest Africa-based money transfer business with agent locations and branches in 126 countries worldwide; providing services for Somalia

Sahal Bakaara Market Mogadishu Somalia Tel: +2521-651334 /+252 61 6 136 000 Fax: +252 61 613 6000 Email: info@sahaltel.com Website: www.sahaltel.com ICT solutions for business and consumers

Somaphone Somafone Telecommunications Service Company SOMAFONE FZ LLC Shire Business Centre BN 03040 Mogadishu Somalia Tel: +252 60 223 000 Fax: +252 60 223-111 Website: www.somafone.com Mobile internet services; subsidiary of Somafone FZ LLC of Dubai Internet City

Somtel International Hargeisa Tel: +252 7 9888999 Email: business@somtelnetwork.net Website: somtelnetwork.net GSM network operations, mobile, tablet and home services

ENERGY SECTOR Somali Petroleum Co (SOPICO) The Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of Somalia Tel: + 252-615270058/62270058 Fax: + 2521-215219 Email: sopico1990@gmail.com Website: www.sopico.co Company aims to be a fully integrated, commercially competitive national oil company supplying at least 85% of Somalia’s liquid fuel needs by 2019

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Golis Telecom Biyo kulule Rd, Bosaso Puntland, Somalia Tel: +252-05-822001 Email: info@golistelecom.com Website: golistelecom.com Internet and landline services, money transfers

Hormuud Telecom Hormuud Tower Howlwadaag Street, Bakara Market Mogadishu, Somalia Tel: +2521-811200/+2521-657950 Email: info@hormuud.com Website: hormuud.com Landline, internet and SMS services

NationLink Telecom 307, City Bay Business Centre Near Abjar (Ramada) Hotel PB No 26310 Deira, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 265 5636 Fax: +971 4 265 5632 Website: nationlinktelecom.com Company provides telecommunications services across Somalia

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Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Sudan CAPITAL: Khartoum CURRENCY: Sudanese Pound (SDG) POPULATION: 35,482,233 (July 2014 est.) LANGUAGE: Arabic, Nubian, English and others

MAIN EXPORTS: Gold; oil and petroleum products; cotton, sesame, livestock, groundnuts, gum arabic, sugar

GDP GROWTH: 3.9% (2013 est.)

MAIN EXPORT PARTNERS: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia

AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS: Cotton, groundnuts (peanuts), sorghum, millet, wheat, gum arabic, sugarcane, cassava (tapioca), mangos, papaya, bananas, sweet potatoes, sesame; sheep, livestock

MAIN IMPORTS: Foodstuffs, manufactured goods, refinery and transport equipment, medicines and chemicals, textiles and wheat

KEY INDUSTRIES: Oil, cotton ginning, textiles, cement, edible oils, sugar, soap distilling, shoes,

S

petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, armaments, automobile/light truck assembly

MAIN IMPORT PARTNERS: Macau, India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE

udan is located in north-eastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea. Its natural resources consist of petroleum; small reserves of iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold and hydropower. The land is dominated by the River Nile and its tributaries.

Driven by agriculture, minerals, and oil, growth in

gap between those rates has declined considerably.

Implementation Panel. The recent agreement between

Sudan’s economy is expected to accelerate gradually

The current account deficit is estimated to have

Sudan and South Sudan to extend the “zero option” for

to about 4.7% in 2019, the IMF said. Sudan had an

narrowed to 6.5% of GDP on account of continued fiscal

another two years till October 2016 was seen by the IMF

estimated 6.8 billion barrels of oil reserves, but now

consolidation.

as a welcome step.

more than 75% of this belongs to independent South

Implementation of the adjustment programme should

The population of Sudan is projected to reach 39.7

improve growth prospects over the medium term. With

million by 2016, growing at a 2.8% rate per annum. With

prudent macroeconomic policies, inflation is expected

this rate of increase the population could double up in in

to fall to single digits by 2017. The external current

about 16 years.

Sudan. As the country’s main export, oil helped Sudan’s economy grow at more than 4% a year since 2010. Sudan also has abundant agricultural land, fresh water supply and livestock. Agriculture makes up a third of the country’s gross domestic product, employing 80% of the workforce. Energy, agriculture, food, textiles and leather, petrochemicals and metals are all sectors that are seen

account deficit is expected to gradually narrow toward sustainable levels. However, the external debt overhang and the large arrears, along with protracted political transition and unsettled regional civil conflicts will

The urban population constituted about 29.8% of the total 2008 which indicates that Sudan remains predominantly rural. The high rate of population increase, and the growing tendency towards population

as offering the best potential for investment.

continue to hinder access to external financing and weigh

Sudan continues to recover from the adjustment

on growth prospects.

necessitated by South Sudan’s secession in 2011,

On the Heritage Industry’s Index of Economic Freedom

heavy investments in infrastructure, housing and social

which saw the country lose three-quarters of its oil

Sudan is currently unrated due to a lack of reliable

services in these areas that are beyond the ability of

production, half of its fiscal revenues, and two-thirds

data. The aspects of economic freedom for which data

public authorities alone to satisfy.

of its international payments capacity. In March

are available have been individually scored and the

2014, Sudan reached understandings with the IMF

last time that Sudan was fully graded and ranked was

Many Sudanese towns face the threat of natural

on a staff-monitored programme (SMP) for 2014

in the 2000 Index. Conflict and unrest had undermined

consistent with an emergency three-year strategy aims

the development of a stable environment important for

to restore macroeconomic stability, strengthen social

sustained economic growth. Although the petroleum

safety nets, and create condition for sustainable and

sector provides economic stability and foreign exchange

inclusive growth. Macroeconomic adjustment has

earnings, other parts of the economy are underdeveloped

been complicated by structural weaknesses, a heavy

and require adjustment. Diversification of the economy

debt burden, external sanctions, and volatile domestic

needs to attract more investment which historically has

and regional environments, which had an impact on

largely been confined to the hydrocarbon sector.

confidence and the flows of investment.

concentration in large urban centres, constitutes one of the biggest challenges facing Sudan because it requires

disasters such as droughts, desertification and floods. As a result of climate change, desertification is a major obstacle hampering sustainable development and urbanisation in Sudan leading to a failure of rain-fed crops and the drying-up of pastures on which millions of rural households depend. This has forced millions of people to migrate from rural areas to the fringes of towns and cities where they live in makeshift homes. Sudan’s urban areas require substantial investment in order

Resolving the external debt is of paramount importance

to provide the necessary infrastructure to enable the

As a consequence the country’s economic performance

for the successful adjustment, implementation of

country to address the ramifications of climate and its

in 2014 had been mixed, the IMF observed with growth

poverty reduction policies, and for supporting inclusive

concomitant natural disasters.

remaining relatively low, and inflation high. The budget

growth. The key pillar of the requirements for debt relief

deficit narrowed compared with 2013 on account of

is normalisation of relations with external creditors,

ATTRACTING INVESTORS

improved revenue collection and tight expenditure

including the IMF, other multilateral institutions, and

Sudan’s investment minister, Mustafa Osman Ismail,

control. Growth in monetary aggregates has slowed

bilateral creditors. In this regard, it is critical for the

encouraged Saudi Arabian businessmen to invest in six

significantly from the end of 2013. Following a large

authorities to reach out to their external creditors,

free trade zones within the framework of a strategy to

appreciation of the parallel market exchange rate and

including under the framework of the Joint Approach

encourage wider Arab investment in the country. Ismail,

a small devaluation of the official exchange rate, the

with South Sudan and the African Union High-level

who met with the Saudi businessmen at the Council of

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Saudi Chambers of Commerce (CSCC) in Riyadh, pointed

of Khartoum, Mudathir Abdulghani Hassan, visited the

to the advantages of the six free zones including the

office of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, in

customs and tax exemptions and freedom to transfer

São Paulo in February 2015 where he met with Brazilian

capital and profits abroad.

food sector companies and associations. The minister

He said that investment offered an opportunity to

stated that Sudan offered good business opportunities

promote economic ties between the two countries,

to foreign investors and needs business partners to help

pointing to Sudan’s strategic location which allows

develop its local production and guarantee food security.

access to 500 million people in the Common Market

“We need machinery, technology, companies that own

for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). The six

equipment to guarantee the expansion of production

free zones give tax-free products access to COMESA

and the quality improvement of local products”, said

markets according to trade agreements signed between

the minister. Some of the priority sectors are poultry

those countries; in addition, the zones also offer various

production and the development of fish production

investment activities such as manufacturing, importing,

farms. The minister met with representatives of the

re-exporting, leasing and warehousing.

Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) and

Sudan’s new investment law addresses obstacles

companies making equipment for egg-laying, animal

which have hindered foreign investment in the country

protection and machines for animal feed. The minister

in the past while constitutional amendments have

stated that Sudan needed such technologies as vertical

given the president powers to grant land for investment

cages to accommodate chicken and support to develop

purposes. A special body for land granting, removing and

animal slaughter standards. Brazilian exports to Sudan

compensation, emphasising that decisions of this body

stood at $16.9m in 2014, a 68.4% drop in comparison to

are not subject to appeal. Disputes over land ownership

$53.6m in 2013. The main products sold by Brazil in 2014

have been a major hurdle to foreign investment in Sudan

were agricultural machines and beef.

and a special body had been established to consider

Meanwhile, Sudan and Korea are exploring the potential of

granting of land and compensation issues.

closer partnership in a range of sectors. The two countries

There are several advantages of the new investment

are to hold a fifth joint policy consultation on economic

law including simplification of procedures, tax and

cooperation in Khartoum later in 2015, the Sudanese

customs exemptions for production inputs, freedom to

Ambassador to Korea Mohamed Abdelaal has stated.

transfer profits abroad. The minister pointed out that the

Their joint foreign ministries held the fourth session of a

problems caused by fluctuations in the exchange rate will

consultation in Seoul, March 2014. “Korea’s successful

be resolved by allowing investors to transfer their money

development from the ashes of the Korean War (1950-53)

at the market rate at the time of deposit irrespective of

provides a great model of progress for Sudan,” Abdelaal

the value of the Sudanese pound.

said. “We appreciate Korea’s contribution in providing

Sudan and Saudi Arabia will continue to explore the

human resources, education and capacity-building.”

opportunities for new areas of cooperation, officials

Abdelaal was hopeful that Sudanese natural resources

and business representatives have pledged. The trade

could be combined with Korean capital and technology.

exchange between the two countries currently stands at

Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Hyundai Motors

more than $4bn.

are currently operating in Sudan and bilateral trade volume

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

Useful Contacts Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan 3 Cleveland Row St. James’s London SW1A 1DD Tel: 020 7839 8080 Fax: 020 7839 7560 www.sudan-embassy.co.uk British Embassy Khartoum off Sharia Al Baladia Khartoum East Khartoum (PO Box No 801) Email: information.khartoum@fco.gov.uk Tel: +249 (0)156 775500 Fax: +249 (0)156 775501 Union of Chambers of Commerce Gamhoria Street PO Box 81 1111 - Khartoum Email: chamber@sudanchamber.org Tel: +24 9 11 772 346 Fax: +24 9 11 780 748 www.sudanchamber.org

reached $300m in 2013.

Sudan wants to attract companies to invest in food production in the country in the next few years. To this end, the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

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SUDAN LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE & AUTOMOBILES Dal Motors Dolaymi Street, Industrial Area North Khartoum Tel: +249 183 216111 Fax: +249 183 231 766 Website: www.dalgroup.com Automobiles, sole agent for BMW and Land Rover

El Safwa Limousine Car Rental Bahri-Kafori-Alshifa Street Khartoum Tel: +249 912 425 825 Fax : +249 185 343 880 Email: info@elsafwa.com Website: www.vw-sudan.com Limousine and car rental

Giad Automotive Industry Co PO Box 444 Khartoum 2 Tel: +249 183 584 150 Fax: +249 183 585 090 Email: giadinfo@giadauto.com Website: www.giadauto.com Manufacture and assemble of vehicles and trucks

Sea Pride Enterprise Maritime Supply & Logistics, PO Box 76 Port Sudan Tel: +249 311 820 583 Fax: +249 311 825 220 Email: info@spesudan.com Website: www.spesudan.com Approved ship supplier

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD & DRINK Africorp International (ACI) No 1 Service Floor, First Tower Kuwaiti-Sudanese Business Centre, Nile St Khartoum Po Box 8080, P Code 12217 Tel: +249 183 788 480 Fax: +249 183 787 815 Mobile: +249 912 329 974 Email: info@africorp-sd.com Website: www.africorp-sd.com Export and import of agricultural products

DAL Agricultural Services

Arab Authority for Agricultural

No. 1/15 Block 4F Industrial Area Khartoum North Tel: +249 185 444 000 Email: dal.ag@dalgroup.com Website: www.dal-agriculture.com Developing and managing farms

Investment and Development AAAID Building Othman Digna Street Khartoum Tel: +249 183 780 777 Fax: +249 183 772 600 Email: info@aaaid.org Website: www.aaaid.org Investment firmfor agriculture sector

Ganal International Co PO Box 3567 Hag El Mobark Building Khartoum Tel: +249 183 761 229 Fax: +249 883 761 230 Email: info@ganaltrade.com Website: www.ganaltrade.com Suppliers of grain pulses, oil seeds

Hamza Farm Khartoum – North El Haj Yousif Tel: +249 183 730 013/4/5 Fax: +249 183 730 016/7 Email: info@zawayagroup.com Website: www.zawayagroup.com Agriculture and food production industries

SAYGA Khartoum North PO Box 807 Tel: +249 185 220 000 Fax: +249 185 314 671 Website: www.sayga.com Food producer for both retail and industrial food sectors

BANKING, FINANCE, LEGAL Al Baraka Bank Sudan Al Baraka Tower Qasr Avenue PO Box 3583 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 784 229 Fax: +249 183 778 948 Email: info@albaraka.com.sd Website: www.albaraka.com.sd Commercial banking and investment in accordance with Islamic principles

Al Salam Bank Sudan

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa Badea Building Saed Abdurrahman Street PO Box 2640 Khartoum 11111 Tel: +249 183 773 646 / 773 709 Fax: +249 183 770 498/ 770 600 Email: badea@badea.org Website: www.badea.org International institution with full international legal status and complete autonomy in administrative and financial matters

Bank of Khartoum Al Gamhouria Avenue, PO Box 1008 Khartoum Tel: +249 156 660 000 Fax: +249 156 798 382 Email: info@bok.sd Website: www.bok-sd.com Corporate and retail banking, asset management, treasury and investment

Blue Nile Mashreg Bank Al Nagoumi Street, PO Box 984 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 774 221 Fax: +249 183 782 562 Email:bnbsudan@yahoo.com Website: www.bluemashreg.com Commercial banking

Central Bank of Sudan Al Baladiyya Street Al Moghren Area, PO Box 313 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 774 419 / 778 064 / 783 425 Fax: +249 183 780 273 / 778 547 Email: publications@cbos.gov.sd Website: www.cbos.gov.sd Central banks and monetary authorities

PO Box 1751 Khartoum 11111 Tel: +249 11 775 411 Fax: +249 11 773 248 Email: info@albagair.com Website: www.albagair.net Quality wheat flour

Al Salam Bank Sudan Building Al Jumhouria Street PO Box 139 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 747 000 Fax: +249 183 747 007 / 747006 / 747008 Email:info@alsalam-bank.net Website: www.alsalam-bank.net Sharia compliant commercial and private banking services

Araak Group of Companies

Al Shamal Islamic Bank

Faisal Islamic Bank of Sudan

PO Box 732 Khartoum Tel: +249 13 316 647 Fax: +249 13 314 153 Email: info@araak.com Website: www.araak.com Bottling and distribution of carbonated soft drinks, still drinking water and natural juices

Al Sayed Abdel Rahman Street PO Box 10036 Khartoum 11111 Tel: +249 183 779 078 / 782 925 / 779 474 Fax: +249 183 772 661 / 782 586 / 773 585 Email:info@shamalbank.com Website: www.shamalbank.com Sharia compliant commercial banking and trade finance

Al Faihaa Commercial Centre, 7th Floor Ali Abdullatif Street, PO Box 10143 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 741 326 / 775 087 Fax: +249 183 780 193 / 771 714 / 781 848 Email: fibsudan@fibsudan.com Website: www.fibsudan.com Islamic banking

Albagair Flour Mills Co Ltd

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Export Development Bank - Sudan Saleh El Obeid Building, 7th floor Gamhouria Street, PO Box 3575 Khartoum 11111 Tel: +249 183 782 817 / 777 110 Fax: +249 183 773 952 / 764 312 Email: edb@edbank.sd Website: www.edbank.sd Real estate finance, microfinance and car finance

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SUDAN LISTINGS Farmer’s Commercial Bank Al Qasr Street, PO Box 11984 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 771 468 / 774 960 / 774 194 Fax: +249 183 779 907 Info: info@fcbsudan.com Website: www.fcbsudan.com Full commercial banking services with special focus on agricultural sector

Financial Investment Bank Al Manar Tower Al Sayed Abdulrahman Street, PO Box 12046 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 730 300 Fax: +249 183 778 161 / 730 304 Email: info@finvestbank.com Website: www.finvestbank.com Banking, asset management, investment banking, securities brokers and traders

Islamic Development Company PO Box 2718 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 774 232 Fax: +249 183 772 924 Email: idcomco@yahoo.com Website: www.idcosd.com Islamic investment

Islamic Insurance Company Limited Islamic Insurance Company Limited - Sudan Tower Ali Abdel Latif Street, West Khartoum Area Khartoum Tel: +249 183 771 751 Fax: +249 183 778 959 Email: marketing@islamicinsur.com Website: www.islamicinsur.com Insurance services

Omdurman National Bank Omdurman National Bank Building Al Qasr Street, PO Box 11522 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 770 400 / 777 158 Fax: +249 183 778 263 / 777 158 / 770 392 Email: omb@sudanmail.net Website: www.onb.com.sd Electronic, corporate and retail banking

Shiekan Insurance and Reinsurance Company Limited Elgame Elkaber Street, El Souk El Arabi Area Khartoum Tel: +249 183 784 469 Fax: +249 183 777 276 Email: shiekan@shiekanins.com Website: www.shiekanins.sd Insurance

Sudan Financial Services Company Khartoum Tel: +249 183 747 132 Fax: +249 183 784 937 Email: info@shahama-sd.com Website: www.shahama-sd.com Investment banking

Tadamon Islamic Bank of Sudan Baladia Avenue, PO Box 3154 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 771 505 / 407 / 845

Fax: +249 183 785 834 Email: info@tadamonbank-sd.com Sharia compliant commercial banking services

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS La Mancha Sudanese Mining Corner with Osman Digna Street, PO Box 2350 Khartoum Tel. +249 183 770 162 Website: www.lamancha.ca International gold producer with operations in Sudan

Sudanese Malaysian Steel Factory PO Box 44508 Khartoum Tel: +249 114 746 83 Fax: +249 11 4746 85 Email: smfsteel@smfsteel.com Website: www.smfsteel.com Steel mill agents and traders

Masarra Design PO Box 1327 Tel: +249 183 579 299 Fax: +249 183 579 499 Email: info@masarradsgn.com Website: www.masarradsgn.com Building materials, interior decorative items and other related products

Zawaya Bricks Omdurman - the new industrial area EL Markheyiat – Sheryian North St Huda City Tel.: +249 183 730 013/4/5 Fax: +249 183 730 016/7 Email: info@zawayagroup.com Website: www.zawayagroup.com Manufacturing building materials

PO Box 10369 Khartoum, 11111 Tel: +249 183 783 337 Fax: +249 183 774 607 Email: info@acommaseco.com Website: www.acommaseco.com Fire fighting, detection and security systems

Haj & Omra Building Al Qibla Centre Khartoum Tel: +249 183 401 960 Fax: +249 183 401 963 Email: support@canar.sd Website: www.canar.sd Provider of communications services

Sudatel Telecommunications Group Ltd PO Box 11155 Khartoum Tel: +249 120 120 120 Fax: +249 183 782 322 Email: info@sudatel.sd Website: www.sudatel.sd Internet and telephone service network

Amipharma Laboratories Limited North Khartoum Light Industrial Area, Plot No. 33 Block No. 7, Khartoum North PO Box 180 Khartoum 13311 Tel: +249 853 11 442 / 311 443 / 311 448 Fax: +249 853 14 721 / 314 722 Email: info@amipharma-labs.com Website: www.amipharma-labs.com Antibiotics

PO Box 11961 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 761 460 / 778 413 Fax: +249 183 761 460 / 778 334 Mob: +249 9 123 25 101 Email: voterex@albarajoub.com Website: www.albarajoub.com/voterex Earthmoving and construction

LEISURE, TOURISM, HOSPITALITY Regency Hotel

DESIGN, ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURE Albarajoub Engineering Co Ltd (BEC)

Amarat Street 35 PO Box 2531 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 479 348

Acommase Co Ltd

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS, MEDICAL

Voterex for Earth Moving

Karplen Consultants

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, IT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Canar Telecommunications Co Ltd

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE

Baladia Street Khartoum PO Box 11961 Tel: +249 183 778 413 Fax: +249 183 778 334 Email: info@albarajoub.com Website: www.albarajoub.com Engineering and construction

Fax: +249 183 479 351 Email: info@karplen.net Website: www.karplen.net Architects, planners, engineers and project managers

Qasr St PO Box 1716 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 775 971 Fax: +249 183 779 087 Email: info@khartoumregencyhotel.com Website: www.khartoumregencyhotel.com Accommodation

The Grand Holiday Villa Nile Avenue PO Box 316 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 774 039 Fax: +249 183 773 961 Email: reservation@grandholidayvillasudan.com Website: www.holidayvillakhartoum.com Hotel services

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SUDAN LISTINGS OIL & GAS Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company PO Box 12527 Khartoum Tel: + 249 187 037 000 Email: info@gnpoc.com Website: www.gnpoc.com Petroleum

Khartoum Refinery Kahrtoum East Ali Shati Area Tel: +249 183 269 134 Fax: +249 183 269 133 Email: kre@krcsd.com Website: www.krcsd.com Petroleum refinery

Nile Petroleum Co Mc Nimer Street PO Box 803 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 789 048 Fax: +249 183 781 158 Website: www.nilepetroleum.com Fuels, lubricants, cooking gas (LPG)

Petrodar Operating Company

Khartoum Tel: + 249 832 49 162 Fax: +249 832 49 163 Email: alghadier@sidgo.net / info@alghadier.com Website: www.alghadier.com Hydro - geophysical investigations

Diesel Generator Co P O Box 8078 Tel: +249 183 487 511 Fax: +249 183 487 515 Email: ahmed@updatetech.net Website: www.updatetech.net Power generation solutions

Gentle Care Services and Investments 34/A/12 Street 7, Amarat PO Box 2550 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 572 975 Fax: +249 183 572 972 Email: info@gentlecare.biz Website: www.gentlecare.biz Buildings and urban management service company

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Badr Airlines

Ima Logistics PO Box 1382 Port Sudan Khartoum Tel: +249 311 827 345 Fax: +249 311 827 320 Email: www.ima-sudan.com Website: www.ima-sudan.com Cargo

Independent Maritime Agencies Co Ltd Marine Logistics Building, Port Sudan, 1382 Tel: +249 912 341 119 Fax: +249 311 827 320 Email: sudan@ima-sudan.com Website: www.ima-sudan.com Cargo agents

Paw Freight and Shipping Ltd Building 01-Street 39-Block 8 PO Box 35 1112 Khartoum Airport Tel: +249 155 189 090 Fax: +249 83 580 283 Email: info@pawfreight.com Website: www.pawfreight.com Freight Forwarding

Building NBR 1 P O Box 6899 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 465 888 Fax: +249 183 473 128 Email: ops@badrairlines.com Website: www.badrairlines.com Airline, cargo

Skylink Aviation (SKK)

PO Box 11778 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 790 501 Fax: +249 183 790 550 Email: petrodar@petrodar.com Website: www.petrodar.com Exploration, development and production of oil

Sudan Petro Energy E&P Co Ltd

Darka for Trading & Services Co Ltd

Sudan Airways

P O Box 13473 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 460 921 Fax: +249 183 465 823 Email: webmaster@Petroenergy-ep.com Website: www.petroenergy-ep.com Oil & gas exploration, development, and production

Port Sudan Khartoum Tel: +249 311 830 444 Fax: +249 311 839 353 Email: info@darkasudan.com Website: www.darkasudan.com Cargo

Sudapet Company Limited

Emirates Sky Cargo

PO Box 253 10 Obied Khatim Street Khartoum Tel: +249 183 747 953 Fax: +249 183 747 978 Email: customerinfo@sudanair.com Website: www.sudanair.com Airline

Africa Street, Block 9/10 Resident No 22/1 PO Box 13188 11111 Khartoum Phone: +249 156 557 777 Fax: +249 156 557 799 Email: info@sudapet.com.sd Website: www.sudapet.sd Oil & gas exploration, development, and production

Khartoum Airport Khartoum Tel: +249 183 793 161/2 Fax: +249 183 793 163 Website: www.skycargo.com Freight forwarding

SERVICE INDUSTRIES Alfala Import & Export PO Box 811, 9-967 Kafoori Khartoum Tel: +249 185 330 777 Fax: +249 185 330 790 Email: info@alfala.com Website: www.alfala.com Distribute high quality products and technology, import & export

Alghadier Ground Water Resources Co Block 70, No 76, Ebied Khattim St El Mamoura

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New Extension Street 35 House no 27, Flat No 1 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 580 441 Fax: +249 183 580 442 Website: www.skylinkaviation.com Airline and cargo

Ethiopian Airlines PO Box 944 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 781 789 Fax: +249 183 777 171 Website: www.flyethiopian.com Airline

Global Sourcing and Supply Services Co Ltd PO Box 12947, Khartoum Tel: +249 183 231 976/7 - 102 Fax: +249 183 222 808 Email: gss@bmmi.com.bh Website: www.gss-contracting.com Catering and remote site management services to leading companies in the energy sector

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ALGERIA COUNTRY SYRIA PROFILE COUNTRY PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Syrian Arab Republic CAPITAL: Damascus LANGUAGES: Arabic, with both English and French widely spoken CURRENCY: Syrian Pound or Lira (SYP) POPULATION: 17,951,639 (July 2014 est.) GDP: $52.52 billion (2009 est) GDP - REAL GROWTH RATE: -2.3% (2011 est.)

MAIN INDUSTRIES: Petroleum, textiles, food processing, beverages, tobacco, phosphate rock mining, cement, oil seeds crushing and car assembly MAIN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: wheat, barley, cotton, lentils, chickpeas, olives, sugar beets; beef, mutton, eggs, poultry, milk LABOUR FORCE - BY OCCUPATION: agriculture: 17%, industry: 16%, services: 67% (2011 est.) KEY TRADE PARTNERS: Iraq, Lebanon, and Egypt

T

he Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Palestine to the southwest. Its capital Damascus is among the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world. The modern Syrian state was established after World War I as a French mandate, and represented the largest Arab state to emerge from the formerly Ottoman-ruled Arab Levant.

In English, the name “Syria” was formerly synonymous with the Levant (known in Arabic as al-Sham) while the modern state encompasses the sites of several ancient kingdoms and empires, including the Eblan civilisation of the 3rd millennium BC. In the Islamic era, Damascus was the seat of the Umayyad Caliphate and a provincial capital of the Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt.

have indicated that large sums of oil exist on the

dependence on oil and agriculture. The government

Mediterranean Sea bed between Syria and Cyprus. The

began to institute economic reforms aimed at liberalising

agriculture sector contributes to about 20% of GDP

most markets, but those reforms were slow and ad hoc,

and 20% of employment. Oil reserves are expected

and have been completely reversed recently. As of 2012,

to decrease in the coming years and Syria has already

the value of Syria’s overall exports has been slashed by

become a net oil importer. Since the civil war began,

two-thirds, from the figure of $12 billion in 2010 to only

the economy shrank by 35%, and the Syrian pound has

$4 billion in 2012. Syria’s GDP declined by over 3% in

Syria a country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, it is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including the Arab, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mhallami, Mandeans and Turks.

fallen to one-sixth of its prewar value. The government

2011, and is expected to further decline by 20% in 2012.

to the crisis and unrest, Syria’s economy continues

The Syrian agricultural sector was seen as a success

Most people live in the Euphrates River valley and along the coastal plain, a fertile strip between the coastal mountains and the desert. Overall population density in Syria is about 99 per km² (258 per square mile). According to the World Refugee Survey 2008, published by the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Syria hosted a population of refugees and asylum seekers numbering approximately 1,852,300. The vast majority of this population was from Iraq (1,300,000), but sizeable populations from the former Palestine (543,400) and

to deteriorate. The economy further contracted in

in the region, the country was food self-sufficient and

2013 because of international sanctions, widespread

a main exporter of some fresh and processed food that

infrastructure damage, reduced domestic consumption

made more than 20% of the country’s export earnings.

and production, and sharply rising inflation. The

Also, before 2011 the government in Syria had been

government has struggled to address the effects of

carrying out a comprehensive plan to boost its many

economic decline, which include dwindling foreign

competitive advantages such as its central location, its

exchange reserves, rising budget and trade deficits, and

inexpensive labour costs and its successful industrial

the decreasing value of the Syrian pound. The ongoing

cities. Syria’s latest five-year plan, the 11th in the

conflict and economic decline have created a humanitarian

country’s history, came into force at the start of 2011

crisis, prompting widespread need for international aid.

after it was approved by the cabinet on November 14,

Somalia (5,200) also lived in the country.

Prior to the unrest, Damascus began liberalising economic

2010. The plan was set to run to the end of 2015 and

policies, including cutting lending interest rates, opening

supposedly to provide a framework to set goals and

private banks, consolidating multiple exchange rates,

benchmark progress in the country’s adoption of a

raising prices on some subsidised items, and establishing

“social market” economy over the next five years.

Now and after the outbreak of the military conflict in 2011 in Syria, in what the UN has described as “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era”, about 9.5 million Syrians, half the population, have been displaced since its outbreak; 3 million are outside the country as refugees. At the onset of the conflict, Syria was classified by the World Bank as a “lower middle income country.” In 2014, Syria remained dependent solely on the agriculture sector as its income from oil had decreased dramatically (prior to the war constitutes 40% of Syria’s export earnings) as large part is controlled by ISIS and other armed terrorist groups. Proven offshore expeditions

increasingly relies on credit from Iran, Russia and China. Despite modest economic growth and reform prior

the Damascus Stock Exchange. The economy remains highly regulated by the government.

AGRICULTURE

PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

Long-run economic constraints include foreign trade

Syria has been seeking to diversify its economy away from

barriers, declining oil production, high unemployment,

oil and gas which forms the backbone of its economy.

rising budget deficits, increasing pressure on water

Natural gas has risen in importance over the past decade,

supplies caused by heavy use in agriculture.

and oil production has been on the decline. Remaining

Prior to 2011, the government hoped to attract new investment in the tourism, natural gas, and service sectors to diversify its economy and reduce its

reserves in the country in 2011 were estimated at 2.5 billion barrels and 286bn cu metres of gas. Syria’s petroleum industry has been subject to sharp

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decline. The country produced heavy-grade oil from

the period 2010-2030. The objectives are said to include

fields located in the northeast since the late 1960s. In the

the production of 1000-1500MW of wind power, 250 MW

early 1980s, light-grade, low-sulphur oil was discovered

of biomass-based plant power, 250 MW of photovoltaic

near Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria.

plant power and 1m tonnes of oil equivalent solar power

Syria’s rate of oil production has decreased dramatically from a peak close to 600,000 barrels per day (95,000 m3/d) (bpd) in 1995 down to less than 140,000 bbl/d (22,000 m3/d) in 2012. Previously more than 90% of Syrian oil exports were to EU countries, with the remainder going to Turkey. Oil and gas revenues constituted around 20% of total GDP and 25% of total government revenue. After three years of conflict, the deputy economy minister Salman Hayan stated that the two main oil refineries were operating at less than 10% capacity. Syria had an ambitious plan for its energy sector, where it was hoping to initiate large-scale exploration leading to new discoveries. Syria was seeking to make the best use of an estimated 37bn tonnes of oil shale deposits and

Useful Contacts

per year.

TOURISM

At present there are no diplomatic contacts between the UK and Syria.

As of 2012, Syria’s oil and tourism industries in particular have been devastated, with $5 billion lost to the ongoing conflict. Reconstruction is likely to cost as much as $10 billion. Sanctions have sapped the government’s finance with US and European Union bans on oil imports, which went into effect in 2012, estimated to cost Syria about $400 million a month. Revenues from tourism have dropped dramatically, with hotel occupancy rates falling from 90% to less than 15% in May 2012. Around 40% of all employees in the tourism sector have lost their jobs.

has been supporting the development of the International Oil Shale Council which also has support from Jordan,

British Embassy Damascus, main contact Any British nationals requiring urgent consular assistance can visit the Embassy of any EU Member State in Damascus, or in an emergency call the FCO in London on (+44) 20 7008 1500. Damascus Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic 8 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PH Tel: 020 7245 9012 Fax: 020 7235 4621 Website: www.syrianembassy.co.uk

Morocco, Turkey and Egypt. In November 2010, Syria opened up the energy sector to independent producers and public-private partnerships with the passing of Law 32/2010. This widening of the market is expected to encourage the growth of renewable energy sources. In fact, renewables have been part of Syrian energy policy since 2002, and the Syrian government accordingly had adopted a Masterplan for Energy Efficiency and

Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce Mousa ben Nusair St PO Box 5909 Damascus Email: ritsec@schamb.com.eg Tel: + 963-11-3311504 Fax: + 963-11-331127

Renewable Energies (MEERE) which has set targets for

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SYRIA LISTINGS AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD AND DRINK Al-Ahlia Vegetable Oil Company (AVOCO) Halab International Highway PO Box 535 Hama Tel: +963 33 252 4510 Fax: +963 33 241 9603 Email: avoco@scs-net.org Website: www.avoco-sy.com Vegetable oil, cotton linters, dehulled cotton seeds cake and some by-products

Art Chocolate PO Box 6210 Aleppo Tel: 963 21 22 61 220 Fax: 963 21 22 891 222 Email: art@art-chocolate.com Website: www.art-chocolate.com Chocolate products

East Mediterranean Olive Oil Company (EMOC) Bab Al-Hawa Road Idleb PO Box 220 Tel: +963 23 405 891/2 Fax: +963 23 405 893 Email: emoc@emocsyria.com Website: www.emocsyria.com Extracting, filtering, refining, packing and storing olive oil

Elegance Industrial Zone in Shaayef PO Box 7250 Aleppo Tel: +963 21 413 2100 Fax: +963 21 413 2300 Email: info@elegancesyria.com Website: www.elegancesyria.com Production of chocolate with various shapes and tastes

Fiorella Pasta Sabboura PO Box 55 Damascus Tel: +963 11 392 17 25 Fax: +963 11 392 17 32 Email: info@fiorellapasta.com Website: www.fiorellapasta.com Produces macaroni and foodstuff

Haseeb Coffee Ibn- Assaker Industrial Area No 10 Damascus Tel: +963 11 544 6536 / 1501 Fax: +963 11 544 98810 Email: info@haseebco.com Website: www.haseebco.com Roasting, grinding and packaging coffee and tea

Katakit Daraa Highway East Kesseweh, PO Box 10076 Damascus Tel: 963 11 691 3001 Fax: 963 11 6913007 Email: info@katakit.com Website: www.katakit.com Production of confectionary products

Lee Chocolate Al Mohafaza, Market St PO Box 5935 Aleppo Tel: +963 21 267 7667 Fax: +963 21 267 3053 Email: info@leechocolate.com Website: www.leechocolate.com Production of sweet, chocolate and pastry goods

Losol HKLevant Damascus Tel: +963 11 232 6922 Fax: +963 11 232 6977 Email: info@losol.net Website: www.losol.net Production of low sodium salt

Al-Shufi Investment Company Farouk Ouna Building 2nd Floor, Hananou Street PO Box 3048 Latakia Tel: +963 94 754757 Fax: +963 41 330044 Email: contact@al-shufiinvestments.com Website: www.al-shufiinvestments.com Investment and funds management

Arab Bank-Syria Abu Rabani Building Mahdi Bin Barakah Street Abu Remanah Area PO Box 38 Damascus Tel: +963 11 334 8124 / 8125 Fax: +963 11 334 9844 Email: info@arabbank-syria.com Website: www.arabbank-syria.com Provision of full commercial banking

Mountain Juice PO Box 16 Suayda Tel: +963 16 233 818 Fax: +963 16 232 756 Email: fmj.scs@net.sy Website: www.freshmountainjuice.com Production of fruit juice

Arab Union Reinsurance Company

Tala Foods Ashrafiat Sahnaya Al-Bardeh PO Box 31869 Damascus Tel: +963 11 881 2751 / 671 1061 Fax: +963 11 224 5411 Email: tala-foods@net.sy Website: www.tala-foods.com Production of a wide variety of conserves including vegetables, jams, tomato paste

BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL

Arab Union Reinsurance Building Shahid Fayez Al Mansour Street Al Mazzeh Area Qurtaja Avenue PO Box 5178 Damascus Tel: +963 11 613 2592 / 2593 Fax: +963 11 611 3400 / 2076 Email: financial@arabunionre.sy Website: www.arabunionre.sy Insurance services, reinsurance, marine and life

Arope Syria - Syrian International Insurance Company

29 April Street Damascus Tel: +963 11 232 5603 Fax: +963 11 231 8148 Email: aladhamjsc@gmail.com Website: www.aladhamex.com General financial services

Malki Building 18 Zuhair Bin Abi Salma Street Al Rawda Area PO Box 33015 Damascus Tel: +963 11 9279 Fax: +963 11 334 8144 Email: info@aropesyria.com Website: www.aropesyria.com Insurance services

Al-Aqeelah Takaful Insurance Company

Bank Al-Sharq

Sabbah Building Rushdi Al Shamaa Street Nejmeh Square Area PO Box 6345 Tel: +963 11 332 8544 / 8545 Fax: +963 11 332 8546 Email: info@al-aqeelahtakaful.com Website: www.al-aqeelahtakaful.com Islamic insurance

Bank Al-Sharq Building Hafez Ibrahim Street, Shaalan Area PO Box 7732 Damascus Tel: +963 11 6680 3000 Fax: +963 11 6680 3300 Email: info@bankalsharq.com Website: www.bankalsharq.com Banking, asset management, investment banking securities brokers and traders

Al Adham Exchange Company

Albaraka Bank Syria Albaraka Banking Group Al Shahbandar Street, PO Box 100 Damascus Tel: +963 11 332 1980 / 443 7821 / 443 7820 Fax: +963 11 332 1981 / 443 7810 Email: info@albarakasyria.com Website: www.albarakasyria.com Commercial banking services and products in accordance with Islamic principles

Beko Exchange Company Tajmeel Al Nahr Street Baghdad Station Area Aleppo Tel: +963 21 221 8555 Fax: +963 21 221 9777 Email: info@bekoco.com Website: www.bekoco.com General financial services

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SYRIA LISTINGS Cham Islamic Bank

Syrian International Islamic Bank (SIIB)

BetnaBetak

Cham Bank Building, Al Nejmah Square Area, PO Box 33979 Damascus Tel: +963 11 33919 Fax: +963 11 334 8731 Email: info@chambank.com Website: www.chambank.com Islamic banking services and investment firm

Main Highway Road, Al Mazzeh Area, PO Box 35494 Damascus Tel: +963 11 611 4690 Fax: +963 11 611 1245 Email: info@siib.sy Website: www.siib.sy Investment banking services

Damascus Tel: + 963 933 677 775 Email: info@betnabetak.com Website: www.betnabetak.com Buying and selling homes and lands

Commercial Bank of Syria

Syrian Islamic Insurance Company

Youssef Azmeh Square PO Box 933 Damascus Tel: +963 11 224 8666 Fax: +963 11 225 3334 Email: cbos@mail.sy Website: www.cbs-bank.sy Commercial banking, risk management, private banking, corporate finance, international banking and economic research

United Fly Building, Al Jalaa Street Abu Runmaneh Area, PO Box 12773 Damascus Tel: +963 11 335 3350 / 3351 Fax: +963 11 335 3487 Email: info@siic-insurance.com Website: www.siic-insurance.com Islamic insurance for fire, theft, accident, motoring, travel, health and life

Takla Building No. 15, Arnous Square, PO Box 2785 Damascus Tel: +963 11 441 6761 Fax: +963 11 442 1910 Email: contact@fouadtakla.com Website: www.fouadtakla.com Construction services, construction products and property development

International Bank for Trade and Finance (IBTF)

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS

International Bank for Trade and Finance Building Pakistan Street, PO Box 11058 Damascus Tel: +963 11 2388 0000 Fax: +963 11 232 5788 Email: info@ibtf.com.sy Website: www.ibtf.com.sy Retail, corporate and elcetronic banking services

J A Anhoury for Insurance Jallad Building Darwichie Street Al Hareeqa Area, PO Box 1248 Damascus Tel: +963 11 221 9714 Fax: +963 11 224 6509 Email: sales@anhoury.com Website: www.anhoury.com Insurance for engineering and energy sectors

Khattab law office Victoria al tal Building Office No.35, third floor Damascus - SYRIA Tel: +963 11 224 3002 /+963 11 Fax: +963 11 223 6402 Email: Omar.k@khattablawoffice.com Web: www.khattablawoffice.com Professional Services: Law firm ABCC

Real Estate Bank Syrian General Insurance Company Building Youssef Al Azmeh Square PO Box 2337 Damascus Tel: +963 11 221 8602 / 8603 Fax: +963 11 224 1848 Retail, commercial and corporate credit and finance services for housing and real estate sectors

Syria Gulf Bank 29 Ayyar Street PO Box 373 Damascus Tel: +963 11 232 6111 Fax: +963 11 232 6112 Email: info@sgbsy.com Website: www.sgbsy.com All forms of commercial banking products and services

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Steel Max Al-Vilat Street, Building No 14, Aleppo Tel: +963 21 460 72391 Fax: +963 21 460 72390 Email: info@steelmaxco.com Website: www.steelmaxco.com Steel manufacturing

CLOTHING, APPAREL, TEXTILES & MACHINERY Assia Men’s Fashion Damascus Tel: +963 11 624 0000 Fax: +963 11 624 0007 Email: info@assia.com Website: www.assia.com Production of men’s wear

Fouad Takla Construction and Development Company

Lafarge Cement Lafarge Cement Building Ashrafiyet, Sahnaya Area, PO Box 31602, Damascus Tel: +963 11 671 8844 Fax: +963 11 671 9884 Email: info.syria@lafarge.com Website: www.lafarge.com.sy Production of cement

Souria Holding Building 3, 1st & 4th, Misr Street, Abou Rummaneh, PO Box 3852 Damascus Tel: +963 11 332 9100 Fax: +963 11 331 6065 Email: info@souriaholding.com Website: www.souriaholding.com Investment in real estate, hospitality, retail, healthcare and infrastructure sector

DESIGN ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING

Lara Kids Wear

Commerce and Engineering Consultants (CEC)

PO Box 9405, Aleppo Tel: +963 21 464 4733 Fax: +963 21 464 1251 Email: lara@larakidswear.com Website: www.larakidswear.com Clothes manufacturing: from designing to cutting, sewing, and packaging

Techreen Sq - Yagghsi Building Damascus, West Malki, PO Box 6136, Damascus Tel: +963 11 373 3956 / 3730771 Fax: +963 11 373 3955 Email: cec.raslan@net.sy Website: www.cec-raslan.com Engineering services

Sabbagh Sharbati

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Al Belleramoun Street, PO Box 703, Aleppo Tel: +963 21 267 7710-11 Fax: +963 21 267 7715-16 Email: info@sabbagh-sharabati.com Website: www.sabbagh-sharabati.com Production of a range of textile products (denim, corduroy, shirting and stretch fabrics)

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Akar Development Syria Al Hamdanieh Touristic Villas Sector, Villa 210, PO Box 16263 Aleppo Tel: +963 21 5727740 Fax: 963 21 5725220 Email: mgm@akar.sy Website: www.akar.sy Building projects in education, commercial, residential and tourism sectors

MTN Mobile Company Al Mohandess Al Arabi Building, Mazzeh Highway, PO Box 34474 Damascus Tel: +963 11 9494 / (9) 222 222 Fax: +963 11 666 6094 Email: cscorporateaffairs@mtn.com.sy Website: www.mtn.com.sy Mobile services, offering cellular network access and business solutions

Syriatel SyriaTel Building, Daraa International Road Sahnaya, PO Box 2900, Damascus Tel: +963 11 2373 0000 Fax: +963 11 672 3006 Email: info@syriatel.com.sy Website: www.syriatel.sy Mobile services, offering cellular network access and business solutions

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SYRIA LISTINGS HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS, MEDICAL Al-Attar Attar Group Building, Abdul Aziz Street Abou Rummaneh Area, PO Box 2771 Damascus Tel: +963 11 321 9243 Fax: +963 11-321 9283 Email: info@al-attar.net Website: www.al-attar.net Researching, developing and producing products for medication through natural herbs and plants

Aleppo Pharmaceutical Industries (ALPHA) Baroun Street Aleppo Pharmaceutical Industries, PO Box 517 Aleppo Tel: +963 21 212 2424 Fax: +963 21 212 2626 Email: info@alpha-syria.com Website: www.alpha-syria.com Manufacturing, promoting and distributing of pharmaceutical products

Avenzor Sabbourah, Avenzor For Pharmaceuticals Industries PO Box 9365 /33110, Damascus Tel: +963 11 391 0790 / 1/ 2 Fax: +963 11 391 1055 Email: avenzorf@scs-net.org Website: www.avenzor.com Manufacturing pharmaceutical products

Ibn Hayyan Pharmaceuticals PO Box 3573, Homs Tel: +963 31 4571 471 - 4407471 Fax: +963 31 4571 572 - 4407472 Email: hayyan@net.sy Website: www.ibnhayyanpharm.com Production of medicines

Jamal Abaji & Co Escandaroon Street, Al-Jamilia Dirstirc 3rd Floor, Zallom Building, Aleppo - SYRIA Tel: +963 21 2283216 Fax: +963 21 2240042 Email: jamilia@net.sy; abajico@yahoo.com Web: www.abajico.com Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals: Medical equipment for hospitals and clinics ABCC

MPI (Mediterranean Pharmaceutical Industries) PO Box 12231, Damascus Tel: +963 11 5738 6833 / 838 Fax: +963 11 575 4868 Email: mpi@net.sy / mpi@mpi-sy.com Website: www.mpi-sy.com Manufacturer of medical products for domestic and export markets

Orient Pharma Dair Salman, Nashabia, PO Box 3345, Damascus Tel: +963 11 551 0888 Fax: +963 11 551 1929 Email: info@orientpharma.net Website: www.orientpharma.net Pharmaceutical products to treat a wide range of medical conditions and illnesses

Oubari & Co

Riz & Barakat Co

Oubari & Co, Al Zerbeh, PO Box 1 Aleppo Tel: +963 21 262 2130 Fax: +963 21 263 9166 Email: oubarico@scs-net.org Website: www.oubari.com Manufacturing pharmaceutical products

Sahnaya, Daraa Highway Damascus Tel: +963 11 221 0727 Fax: +963 11 672 99610 Email: rizkat@rizbarakat.com Website: www.rizbarakat.com Sewing machines manufacturer

Star Health Group

PUBLISHING, MEDIA, FILM & DESIGN

PO Box 9622 Damascus Tel: +963 11 331 9232 Fax: +963 11 332 0104 Email: info@starhealthgroup.com Website: www.starhealthgroup.com Pharmaceuticals marketing and distribution

Rahwanji Cards International

LEISURE, TOURISM, HOSPITALITY Beit Zaman Hotel Bab Touma (Madhat Basha St.), Building No 120 Damascus Tel: +963 11 543 5380 Fax: +963 11 541 1311 Mobile: +963-988- 020101 Email: info@beit-zaman.com Website: www.beit-zaman.com Hotel

Nahas Enterprises Group Nahas Building, Amin Rihani Street Baramki Area, PO Box 3050 Damascus Tel: +963 11 223 4000 / 3000 Fax: +963 11 222 8861 Email: info@nahas.sy Website: www.nahas-group.com Travel and tourism

Rahwanji Building, Bebla St, PO Box 30664 Damascus Tel: +963 11 223 0741 Fax: +963 11 224 3427 Email: syria@ir-cards.com Website: www.ir-cards.com Greeting, wedding, invitation and visiting cards and school’s printings

Nahas, Prof Moumtaze PO Box 2912, Damascus SYRIA Tel: +963 11 212 9182/212 7220 Fax: +963 11 212 4712 Email: mn-nahas@scs-net.org mn_nahas@yahoo.ca prof.nahas@net.sy; dr.nahas@net.sy Website: www.prof-nahas.com Import, export, industrial and tourism consultancy, renewable energy, Power plant and water treatment

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ARADOS BUREAU FOR SEA SERVICES

MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS International Commercial Company (ICG) Bldg no 36 Flat no 4 Al Rawda St Mhmed Mbubati Ave, PO Box 33322 Damascus Tel: +963 11 332 3481 / 334 9163 Fax: +963 11 335 00740 Email: i.c.g@mail.sy Website: www.icg-sy.com Producing fabric (shirts, trousers etc), yarns, interlinings, accessories and shoes

Joud Industries Motorway entrances PO Box 199 or 219 Lattakia Tel: +963 41 550 871/2/3/4/5/6 Fax: +963 41 444 622 Email: info-jda@joud.com Website: www.joudappliances.com Production of soft drinks, timber, steel and domestic appliances

Moussallati Group (Lenoco) Bel-Liramon Industrial Area, PO Box 16331, Aleppo Tel: +963 21 526 8681 / 2 / 3 Fax: +963 21 526 8650 Email: bags@lenoco.com Website: www.lenoco.com Manufacturing all sizes of synthetic (PP) woven bags for packaging goods

Al Souhada St. 3, Tartous Tel: +963 43 227 743 Fax: +963 43 215 214 Email: aradosa@scs-net.org Website: www.aradosbureau.com Ship registry, brokerage and management

ATLANTIS MARINE Almina Street Tartous Tel: +963 43 211 327 / 211 022 Fax: +963 43 211 022 Email: atlantis@scs-net.org Website: www.atlantismarinesyria.com Sea freight forwarders, ship sale and purchase

DHL Express Head Office: Syria Midan Opp to Teshreen newspapers Damascus Tel: +963 11 9289 Website: www.dhl.com.sy Freight forwarding and logistics

SyrTrans Damascus Free Zone, Baramkeh Inana Building, PO Box 60690 Tel: +963 11 211 1870 Fax: +963 11 212 8911 Email: syrtrans@syr-trans.com Website: www.syr-trans.com Shipping, clearing & forwarding, trucking, heavy lifting, cargo, airfreight & packing

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ALGERIA COUNTRY TUNISIA COUNTRY PROFILE PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: Tunisian Republic CAPITAL: Tunis LAND AREA: 163,610 km2 CURRENCY: Tunisian Dinar (TND) REAL GDP GROWTH: 2.8% (2013 est.) POPULATION: 10,937,521 (July 2014 est.) LANGUAGES: Arabic and French for commerce; English is becoming more widely spoken

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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Olives, olive oil, grain, tomatoes, citrus fruit, sugar beets, dates, almonds; beef and dairy products MAIN INDUSTRIES: Petroleum, mining of phosphate and iron ore, tourism, textiles, footwear, agribusiness and beverages KEY EXPORTS: Clothing, semi-finished goods and textiles, agricultural products, mechanical goods, phosphates and chemicals, hydrocarbons and electrical equipment

unisia, home of the ancient city of Carthage, was once an important player in the Mediterranean located at the centre of North Africa and close to vital shipping routes. In their time, the Romans, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and French realised its strategic significance, making it a hub for control over the region.

ECONOMY – OVERVIEW

apparel, food products, petroleum products, chemicals,

Tunisia is historically well integrated into global

and phosphates, with about 80% of exports bound

value chains (GVCs), notably in three industrial

for Tunisia’s main economic partner, the EU. The

sectors: textiles and clothing; agro-industry; and the

strategy, coupled with investments in education and

mechanical, electrical and electronics industries. The

infrastructure, fuelled decades of 4-5% annual GDP

greatest evolution took place in the last, thanks to the

growth and improving living standards.

development of automotive and aeronautics components,

unemployment up in recent years. Tunisia’s market-

Tunisia registered moderate growth of 2.6% in 2014 but

with exports progressing by an average 18% per year

oriented economy has long been cited as a success

it is likely to accelerate in 2015 in the calmer climate

story in Africa and the Middle East, but it faces an array

brought about by the adoption of a new constitution and

of challenges during the country’s ongoing political

the formation of a new government and adoption of a

transition.

new constitution, bringing an end to recession. Growth

Tunisia is more prosperous than its neighbours and has strong trade links with Europe. Agriculture employs a large part of the workforce, and dates and olives are cultivated in the drier areas. The diverse economy has grown steadily but the world recession has pushed

Tunisia’s service sector represents 59.4% of GDP and industry 31.2%. Agriculture is limited to 9.4% of GDP, but it maintains an important role in the country’s global performance given the export share of processed agricultural products, notably olive oil, in foreign trade by 10.5%. Tourism is a key sector but visitor numbers dropped following the 2011 uprising. Tunisia hopes to win back many of the Europeans who have traditionally flocked to its resorts every year. Following the 2011 events, unexpected resilience was shown by the key sectors of tourism (+2% in hard-currency revenues) and export industries (with growth of 6%), aided by the depreciation of the dinar (10% against the euro, 6.7% against the US dollar). The unemployment rate declined to 15.7% in the third quarter of 2013 from 17% in the same period a year earlier. Unemployment among young graduates nevertheless remains at a particularly high level by 34%, reflecting a widening gap between their abilities and the needs of business.

is expected to put an end to the current account deficit,

account for 75% of the country’s exporting firms, and more than 65% of jobs in industry. New activities like information and communication technologies have developed, but their integration into GVCs has been

through economic recovery and the revival of tourism.

limited to subcontracting links with limited added value,

MANUFACTURING SECTOR

coast. Tunisia’s integration into GVCs is stimulated by

In 2013, the manufacturing sector registered average growth of 2.5%. The growth was led mainly by textiles at 3.7%, the engineering and electrical sectors, which are strongly export oriented, as well as a good performance by the chemical industries of 4.2%. Nonetheless, the competitiveness of the industrial sector remains weak and dependent on the exchange rate of the Tunisian Dinar (TND). The expected 2014 upturn in the Eurozone should support a recovery, particularly in offshore manufacturing. Non-manufacturing sectors registered growth of only 2% as a result of a downturn in value added in the oil and gas sector by -1% and a decline of 36% in transit fees on the Tunisian portion of the pipeline transporting Algerian gas to Italy. But phosphate production is not expected to surpass an estimated 3.8 million tonnes in 2013, down from a production capacity of 8.1 million tonnes in 2010. According to Industry Ministry projections, production

Tunisia has embarked on a successful strategy

should reach 6 million tonnes in 2014, and increase to

focused on bolstering exports, foreign investment,

8 million tonnes in 2016 and 10 million tonnes in 2018,

and tourism. Key exports now include textiles and

thanks to the start of operations at new deposits.

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from 2000 to 2012. Tunisia’s three key industrial sectors

and they remain concentrated geographically along the free-trade agreements with the EU.

TRADE Tunisia began to open up its economy in the late 1960s. A preferential trade accord with Algeria took effect in late 2013 after five years of negotiation. Negotiations with the EU on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement will be continuing. At the same time, the authorities are seeking avenues for diversification by strengthening diplomatic and economic relations with non-traditional partners such as Turkey and India. The EU remains Tunisia’s top client by 71.3% of exports and chief supplier 55.5% of imports. The trade deficit expanded by 1.8% GDP compared to 2012 and is a burden on the current account deficit, which reached 8.2% at the end of 2013. The current account deficit, which had been expected to decrease to 7% of GDP in 2014, is likely to remain high due to the worsening of the trade deficit, despite a progressive revival of foreign direct investment (FDI) and tourism. As for logistics, Tunisia’s foreign trade performance is

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comparable to the MENA average. It takes 13-17 days to

is expected in 2014. The improvements nevertheless are

(and thus the growth of enterprises) is limited. The

export or import a container, compared to 20-24 days on

not sufficient at this stage to bring structural change.

growth diagnostic study carried out by the African

average in the MENA zone. The low productivity of port operations at the port of Radès, the country’s leading container terminal, handicaps the fluidity of import/ export operations. The persistence of corruption in customs is frequently criticised by users as a brake on the fluidity of trade operations and thus on the productivity of Tunisian industry.

Tunisia, which traditionally placed well in international rankings on the private sector, has appeared less attractive to investors since 2011. In 2013, foreign investments (FDI and portfolio investment) declined by 25% compared to 2012 (when there were exceptional portfolio investment operations) and by 19% compared

Development Bank (AfDB) identifies poor governance and inefficiency of the labour market as the main brakes on growth. Encouraged by technical and financial partners, the Tunisian administration and the private sector are seeking to identify new engines of growth for lasting and inclusive development.

to 2010, the year of reference.

FINANCIAL SECTOR

PRIVATE SECTOR

In the World Bank report Doing Business 2014, Tunisia slipped from 49th place to 51st. This decline is

The financial sector remains one of the main handicaps

Encouraged by international donors, the Tunisian authorities have committed to an in-depth revision of the

particularly acute in the areas of dealing with building

principal reasons for the downgrade of the country’s

regulatory environment of the private sector, such as the

permits, starting a business, and getting credit. The

sovereign rating.

Investment Incentive Code, the law on competition, or the

report also indicates that the increase in the cost of

law on public-private partnerships (PPP).

registering a company had a negative effect on the

The enactment in 2013 of the new law on PPP constitutes a major economic reform capable of reinforcing the role of the private sector in infrastructure development and financing. The law should also improve the conditions of competition thanks to the introduction of the notion of

business climate in 2013. Nevertheless, according to the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), Tunisia still ranks 14th out of the 52 countries rated. The Tunisian private sector is made up of small, medium-sized and very small enterprises.

of the Tunisian economy, and its fragility was one of the

Very fragmented and strongly dominated by state-owned banks (nearly 36% of total assets), the banking sector remains inefficient despite the density of the network and relatively high penetration of banking services. The structural vulnerabilities that already affected the sector before the revolution (undercapitalisation, weak bank supervision and inadequate risk management) persist

the most economically advantageous offer in place of the

Less than 0.2% of its enterprises employ more than 200

despite the introduction of reforms. A major reform

offer of the lowest bidder. The implementing legislation

people. The sector is not very productive and investment

programme could take shape in 2014.

Useful Contacts Embassy of Tunisia 29 Prince’s Gate London SW7 1QG Tel: 020 7584 8117 Fax: 020 7225 2884 www.tunisia.embassyhomepage.com/

British Embassy Rue du Lac Windermere, Les Berges du Lac Tunis 1053 BritishEmbassyTunis@fco.gov.uk Tel: +216 71 108 700 Fax: +216 71 108 749 Fax Consular: +216 71 108 779 Fax Commercial: +216 71 108 749 Tunisian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 31, Av de Paris - 1000, Tunis Tel: (+216) 71 247 322

Fax: (+216) 71 339 422 / 354 744 Email: ccitunis@planet.tn www.ccitunis.org.tn Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) London Office, 63-66 Hatton Garden London EC1N 8LE Tel.: (44-207) 430 13 15 Fax: (44-207) 430 14 00 Email: london@fipa.co.uk Website: www.investintunisia.tn/

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TUNISIA LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE & AUTOMOBILES Automobile Reseau Tunisien et Services

Fax: (+216) (0)71 860 921/ 835 Email: abc.tunis@arabbanking.com Website: www.arabbanking.com Corporate and retail services

Email: ste.provital@planet.tn Website: www.provital.com.tn Manufacture and supply of animal feed

39 Kheireddine Pacha Avenue PO Box 33 1002 Tunis Tel: +216 71 188 700 Fax: + 216 71 903 320 Email: commercial@artes-renault.com Website: www.artes-renault.com Agents and dealers of passenger cars and spare parts

SOCIÉTÉ D’EQUIPEMENTS

Cofat

Gazeuses, Industrial Zone, Grombalia Tel: +216 72-255807 Fax: +216 72-256205 Email: snbg@planet.tn Website: www.snbg.com.tn Production of non-alcoholic carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices

Résidence Palais du Golf Rue du Lac Malaren, Berge du Lac 1053 Tunis Tel: +216 71-591 000 Fax: +216 71-591 666 Email: cofat@cofat.com Website: www.cofat.com Manufacture of cables and accessories for the automobile industry

Huilerie Loued Les Berges Du Lac 2001 Prima A33 Tunis 1053 Tel: +216 71 860 136 Fax: +216 71 861 930 Email: lexi.huile@gnet.tn Website: www.huilerie-loued.com Extraction and production of olive oil

Société de Construction Industrielle et Navales (SCIN) NPK Road PO Box 23 3018 Sfax Tel: +216 74-225277 Fax: +216 74-226950 Email: scin@scin.com.tn Website: www.scin.com.tn Shipbuilding and repair

Société Industrielle d’Amortisseurs (SIA) Z.I Bir El Kassâa Rue de la Laine BP 164 2013 Ben Arous Tel: 00216 71 385 024 Fax: 00216 71 381 109 Email: info@sia-am.com/rh@sia-am.com Website: www.sia-am.com/fr/ Manufacture and distribution of automotive parts

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD & DRINK Horchani Dattes 11, Rue Ahmed Toulene, Menzah 1004 Tunis Tel: +216 71 23 82 83 / 71 23 01 33 Fax: +216 71 75 32 02 Email: info@horchani-dattes.com Website: www.horchani-dattes.com Production, packaging and export of all varieties of dates

Provital Rue de la Physique Z.I.Grombalia 8030 Tel: +216 72 255 674 Fax: +216 72 255 537

Arab Tunisian Bank

Boulevard de l’environnement 2097 BOUMHEL EL BASSATINE TUNISIE Tel: +216 71-115500 Fax: +216 71-809402 Equipment

Société Nouvelle des Boissons

Aromas Brahim Belkhiria 10, Rue 3 Août, 4000 Sousse Tel: +216 73 220 770 Fax: +216 73 226 190 Email: nejib.belkhiria@planet.tn Website: www.stelfair.com.tn Production and exporters of essential oils

Attijari Bank Immeuble 24 Centre Urbain Nord Tunis 1002 Tel: (+216) (0)71 141 400 Fax: (+216) (0)71 790 945 Email: courrier@attijaribank.com.tn Website: www.attijaribank.com.tn Commercial banking and investment banking services

Axis Gestion 67, Avenue Mohamed V Tunis 1002 Tel: (+216) (0)71 901250 Fax: (+216) (0)71 904522 Email: contact@axiscapital.com.tn Website: www.axiscapital.com.tn Asset management, financial consulting

Oleiva 14 Rue du Tissage, Z.I Ksar Said, CP 2086 Manouba Tel: +216 71 546 620 Fax: +216) 71 546 332 Website: www.oleiva.com.tn Olive oil production

Banque Centrale de Tunisie 25, Rue Hedi Nouira Tunis 1080 Tel: (+216) (0)71 122 000 Fax: (+216) (0)71 340 615 Email: boc@bct.gov.tn Website: www.bct.gov.tn Central bank and monetary authority

Patisseries Yasmina 2 Rue des Metaux La Soukra Tel: +216-71 71 96 85 Fax: +216-71 71 95 57 Email: yasmina@planet.tn Website: www.yasmina.planet.tn Tunisian specialty sweets

Banque de Tunisie 2, Rue de Turquie Tunis 1001 Tel: (+216) (0)70 025 050 Fax: (+216) (0)70 025 450 Email: finance@bt.com.tn Website: www.bt.com.tn Commercial banking; investment banking, investment firms and funds

RIDAT Lexury building, third floor office A4 Les Berges du Lac, Tunis 1053 TUNISIA Tel: +216 75 279 211/ +216 71 Fax: +216 75 279 025 /+21 Email: ridat@tunet.tn Website: www.ridat.tn Food exporters ABCC

Banque de Tunisie et des Emirats

BANKING, FINANCE & LEGAL Amen Bank Avenue Mohamed V, Tunis 1002 Tel: (+216) (0)71 148 000 Fax: (+216) (0)71 833 517 Email: amenbank@amenbank.com.tn Website: www.amenbank.com.tn All banking services to the commercial, industrial and real estate sectors

Arab Banking Corporation – Tunis Rue du Lac d’Annecy Les Berges du Lac, Tunis 1053 Tel: (+216) (0)71 861 861 / 110

9, Rue Hedi Nouira, Tunis 1001 Tel: (+216) (0)71 351 155 Fax: (+216) (0)71 342 852 Email: atbbank@atb.com.tn Website: www.atb.com.tn Commercial banking; current accounts, savings accounts, consumer credits, online banking, portfolio management services

5bis, Rue Mohamed Badra Tunis 1002 Tel: (+216) (0)71 783 600 Fax: (+216) (0)71 783 756 Email: bte@bte.com.tn Website: www.bte.com.tn Commercial and investment banking services

Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie 70-72, Avenue Habib Bourguiba Tunis 1080 Tel: (+216) (0)71 131 000 Fax: (+216) (0)71 342 820 Email: webmaster@biat.com.tn Website: www.biat.com.tn Banking, asset management, investment banking, investment firms and funds

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TUNISIA LISTINGS Banque Tuniso-Koweïtienne (BTK)

Fidelium Finance

10bis, Avenue Mohammed V Tunis 1001 Tel: (+216) (0)71 204 000 Fax: (+216) (0)71 253 182 Website: www.btknet.com Koweiti-Tunisian partnership; Investment accounts, certificates of deposit, lending, financial engineering

Immeuble Nour City, Bloc B, 1er etage B-1-1 Centre Urbain Du Nord Tunis 1083 Tel: (+216) (0)71 948 135 Fax: (+216) (0)71 948 136 Email: amel.ben.daly@fidelium-finance.com.tn Website: www.fidelium-finance.com.tn Investment finance

BEST Invest

FINACorp

Immeuble Millenium, Bloc A, 2eme Etage 45, Avenue du Japon, Montplaisir Tunis 1073 Tel: (+216) (0)71 905 831 / 951 726 Fax: (+216) (0)71 903 513 Email: contact@bestinvest.com.tn Website: www.bestinvest.com.tn Securities brokers and traders, stock exchange, data collection pertaining to the financial market

Rue Lac Loch Ness, Les Berges du Lac Tunis 1053 Tel: (+216) (0)71 656 122 Fax: (+216) (0)71 656 269 Email: direct@finacorp.net Website: www.finacorp.net Investment banking, asset management, securities brokers and traders, investment finance

BNA Capitaux Complexe Le Banquier, Avenue Tahar Haddad Les Berges Du Lac Tunis 1053 Tel: (+216) (0)71 139 500 Fax: (+216) (0)71 656 299 Email: bna.capitaux@planet.tn Website: www.bnacapitaux.com.tn Securities brokers and traders, asset management, investment banking

Bourse Des Valeurs Mobilieres de Tunis 34, Avenue de la Bourse, Les Bergers du Lac 2 Tunis 1053 Tel: (+216) (0)71 197 910 Fax: (+216) (0)71 197 903 Email: info@bvmt.com.tn Website: www.bvmt.com.tn Securities markets, stock exchange

C.A.R.T.E - Compagnie d’Assurances et de Réassurances Tuniso-Européenne Immeuble CARTE - Lot BC4, Centre Urbain Nord Tunis 1082 Tunis - TUNISIA Tel: +216 71 184 032 FaxL +216 71 947 482 Email: grpcarte@carte.com.tn; hassine.doghri@carte.com.tn Web: www.carte.com.tn Banking, Finance and Insurance ABCC

Citibank – Tunisia 55, Rue Jugurtha, Belvedere Tunis 1002 Tel: (+216) (0)71 113 300 Fax: (+216) (0)71 785 556 Email: info@citigroup.com Website: www.citigroup.com Corporate and Investment banking services, mortgages, local and regional cash management products and services

Compagnie Gestion et Finance 6, Rue Jamaleddine El-Afghani Tunis 1002 Tel: (+216) (0)71 788 870 Fax: (+216) (0)71 798 314 Email: contact@cfg.com.tn Website: www.cgf.com.tn Investment banking, asset management, securities brokers and traders

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Groupe des Assurances de Tunisie 92, Avenue Hedi Chaker Tunis 1002 Tel: (+216) (0)71 843 900 Fax: (+216) (0)71 783 607 Email: info@gat.com.tn Website: www.gat.com.tn Insurance products (life, non-life, re-insurance)

International Maghreb Merchant Bank (IMB) 87, Avenue Jugurtha, Mutuelleville Tunis 1082 Tel: (+216) (0)71 800 266 Fax: (+216) (0)71 800 410 Email: contact@immbank.org Website: www.immbank.com Investment banking, asset management

Fax: (+216) (0)71 950 840 Email: naib@naibank.com Website: www.naibbank.com Personal banking, corporate banking

Tunis International Bank 18, Avenue des Etats-Unis d’Amerique Belvedere, Tunis 1002 Tel: (+216) (0)71 782 411 Fax: (+216) (0)71 782 479 Email: info@tib.com.tn Website: www.tib.com.tn Offshore, commercial banking; trade finance, letters of credit, corporate finance, international bonds, private banking, portfolio management and savings accounts

Tunisian-Qatari Bank Investment Rue de la Cite des Sciences Tunis 1080 Tel: (+216) (0)71 713 555 Fax: (+216) (0)71 713 111 Email: etaengea@tqb.com.tn Website: www.tqb.com.tn Banking services for individuals and companies; credit, auto credit, housing finance

Tunis Re 7 Rue Borjine Montplaisir Tunis 1073 Tel: (+216) (0)71 904 911 Email: tunisre@tunisre.com.tn Website: www.tunisre.com.tn Insurance, reinsurance and asset management

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS

KPMG Tunisia

Etanchéité Tunisienne

Les Jardins du Lac, Rue Lac Echkel Tunis 1053 Tel: (+216) (0)71 194 344 Fax: (+216) (0)71 194 320 Email: tn-fmfmbz@kpmg.com Website: www.kpmg.com/tn General financial services

11, avenue de l’industrie 1111 Tunis Tel: +216 71 380 005 Fax: +216 79 307 444 Email: commercial@etancheite.com.tn Website: www.etancheite.com.tn/ Production of paints

Mena Capital Partners

Groupe Chimique Tunisien

Le Grand Boulevard du Lac, Les Berges du Lac Tunis 1053 Tel: (+216) (0)71 862 328 Fax: (+216) (0)71 961 486 Email: contact@menacp.com Website: www.menacp.com Investment banking, asset management, securities brokers and traders

Groupe Chimique Tunisien Building, 7 Rue du Royaume d’Arabie Saoudite Belvedere Area, 1002, Tunis Tel: +216 71-784 488 Fax: +216 71-783 495 Email: gct@gct.com.tn Website: www.gct.com.tn Manufacture of nitrogenous and phosphatic fertilizers

Maxula Bourse

Industries Chimiques du Fluor (ICF)

Rue du Lac Leman, Centre Nawrez Tunis 1053 Tel: (+216) (0)71 960 292 Fax: (+216) (0)71 960 565 Email: maxulabourse@topnet.tn Website: www.maxulabourse.com.tn Securities brokers and traders, asset management, investment firms and funds, financial engineering

4 bis Rue Amine El Abbassi 1002 Tunis Belvédère Tel: +216 71-789-733 Fax: +216 71-780-285 Email: icftunis@icf.ind.tn Website: www.icf.ind.tn Manufacture of inorganic chemicals including fluorine

North African International Bank

Société Tunisienne de Lubricants (SOTOLUB)

Avenue Kheireddine Pacha Cite Ennasim, Montplaisir Tunis 1002 Tel: (+216) (0)71 950 800

Les Berges du Lac Rue du Lac Malaren

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TUNISIA LISTINGS Tunis Tel: +216 71-860016 Fax: +216 71-861198 Email: sotulub.siege@planet.tn Website: www.sotulub.com Collection and regeneration of used mineral oils

CLOTHING, APPAREL, TEXTILES & MACHINERY Citeve Tunisie Immeuble charka excalier B, 1er, etage, 5000, Monastir Tel: +21673463207 Fax: +21673464382 Email: ismail.soussi@tunisia.citeve.com Website: www.citeve.pt Textiles

FG Group SPA Rue No 10, Zone industrielle sidi abdelahmid, 4061, Sousse Tel: +216 73321310 Fax: +216 73321312 Email: giuseppe@fggroupspa.com Website: www.fggroupspa.com Textiles

Nour Fashion Av Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Akouda, 4022 Sousse Tel: +21673256276 Fax: +21673256277 Email: nour.fasion@tunet.tn Website: www.nour-fashion.com Women’s wear

Scoop Tunisie Av.de l’environnement Kisbet Mediouni, 5031 Tel: +216 73550287 Fax: +216 73550286 Email: ana.rocha@scooptunisie.com Website: www.scooptunisie.com Textiles

Société Industrielle de Lingerie (SIL) Road Mohamed Hedi Khefacha 3000 Sfax Tel: +216 74 497 611 Fax: +216 774 497 566 Email: sil@gnet.tn Website: www.sil.com.tn Lingerie

CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING & REAL ESTATE Groupe Soroubat 34-36 Avenue de la Gare 2014 Mégrine Riadh Tunis Tel: +216 71 43 31 20 Fax: +216 71 43 30 74 Website: www.groupesoroubat.com Construction and real estate agency

Société Nationale Immobilière de Tunisie El Manar II 2092 Tunis Tel: +71 88 44 99

SACEM Industries

Fax: +71 88 65 77 Email: snit-dcom@snit.com.tn Website: www.snit.com.tn/ Housing and territory equipment

Agence Foncière Industrielle 9 et 13 Rue 8000, Montplaisir 1002 Belvédère, Tunis Tel: +216 71 906 795 Fax: +216 71 902 303 Email: afi@planet.tn Website: www.afi.nat.tn/ Creation and development of industrial areas equipped with modern infrastructure

Idéal Sanitaire Zone Industrielle, 1136 Naassen Tel: +216 71-398114 Fax: +216 71-398285 Email: ideal.sanitaire@planet.tn Website: www.ideal-sanitaire.com/ Manufacture of ceramic tiles and sanitary fixtures

Le Logement Ariana Center Esc A, Bureau 405 2080, Ariana Tel: +216 71-705588 Fax: +216 71-708506 Email: logement@planet.tn Website: www.logement.com.tn Real estate investment and development

Siège social tunisie Imm. Mak Crown, Appt. T3, 3ème étage Rue du Lac Tanganyika Les Berges du Lac 1053 Tunis Tel: + 216 71 966 986 /+ 216 71 963 159 Email: sacem.tn@planet.tn Website: sacemindustries.com/ Manufacture of electric transformers and water heaters

SACEM Industries Usine Tunisie, Zone industrielle Sidi Rézig Tinja 7050 Menzel Bourguiba Tel: + 216 71 966 986 Website: sacemindustries.com/ Manufacture and sale of various lines of electrical distribution transformers of various power levels as well as electrical and solar water heaters

Société Tunisienne d’Entreprises de Télécommunication (Sotetel) Rue des Entrepreneurs ZI Charguia II Ariana Tunis BP 640 1080 Tunis Tel: +216 71 941 100 Fax: +216 71 940 584 Email: contact@sotetel.tn Website: www.sotetel.com.tn Telecommunication systems, broadband integrator

Tunisie Télécom

DESIGN ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING PIRECO Petroleum & Industrial Realization Contractor

3 Avenue du Japon, Montplaisir, PO Box 1073 Tel: +216 71-901717 Fax: +216 71-800777 Email: dircom@ttnet.tn Website: www.tunisietelecom.tn Operates fixed and mobile networks

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS & MEDICAL

Immeuble Al Badr BP 143 1053 Les Berges du Lac Tel: + 216 71 860 066 / 71 860 588 Fax: +216 71 861 801 Email contact@pireco.com.tn Website: www.pireco.com.tn Engineering, procurement and construction

La Pharmacie Centrale de Tunisie 51 Avenue 10 Decembre 1948, Citi Mahrajane 1082 Tunis Tel: +216 71 783011 Fax: +216 71 784645 Email: pct@phct.com.tn Website: www.pct.com.tn Import of pharmaceuticals

TECI North Urban Centre PO Box 207 1080 Tunis Cedex Tel: +216 71 702 704 Fax: +216 71 702 745 Email: teci@teci.com.tn Website: www.teci.com.tn Multi-disciplines engineering company

LEISURE, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY Carthage Tours

ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL, IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

2, Rue Ali Bachhamba, 1001 Tunis Tel: +216 71 125 700 Fax: +216 71 125 735 Email: cebooking@carthagetours.net Website: www.carthage-tours.com Travel agency

Orascom Telecom Tunisie

Tunisian Travel Service (TTS)

Les Jardins du Lac 1053, Les Berges du Lac PO Box 641 1080 Tunis Tel: +216 22-120000 Fax: +216 22-121009 Website: www.ooredoo.tn Management and operation of a GSM mobile telecommunication network

14, Boulevard Habib Chrita, Cité Jardins 1002 Tunis Tel: +216 71 785.855 Fax: +216 71 780.682 Email: ttsgroup@tts.com Website: www.tts.com.tn Travel-related services, tour operations, charter airline and hotel reservation

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TUNISIA LISTINGS Tunisie Voyages 53 Rue des Minéraux 2035 La Charguia 1 Tel: + 216 71 805 805 Fax: +216 71 805 744 Email: resa@tunisie-voyages.com Website: www.tunisie-voyages.com/ Travel agents and tour operators

OIL & GAS Société de Recherche et d’Exploitation des Pétroles en Tunisie (Serept) Siège Social Tunis (Headquarters) 8 Rue Slimene ben Slimene BP 46-2092 EL MANANR II Tunis Tel: +216 71 886 011 Fax: +216 71 886 006/71 887 150

Serept Base Sfax / Tunisie Route Sidi Mansour km 4.5 BP 91 3099 EL BUSTAN Sfax Tel: +216 74 873 400 Fax: +216 74 874 102 Website: www.serept.com.tn Production of crude petroleum

Société Nationale de Distribution des Pétroles (AGIL) SA Av Mohamed Ali Akid Cité Olympique 1003 El Khadra BP 762 Tunis Tel: +216 71 707 222 / 71 703 222 Fax: +216 71 704 333 Email: boc@agil.com.tn Website: www.agil.com.tn Distribution and marketing of oil products and by-products

Total Tunisie PO Box 589 Tunis Tel: +216 71 718677 Fax: +216 71 717689 Website: www.tn.total.com Distribution of petroleum and petroleum products

PUBLISHING, MEDIA, FILM & DESIGN Société Nouvelle d’Impression de Presse et d’Edition 6 Ali Bach Hamba Street 1000 Tunis Tel: +216 71-341066 Fax: +216 71-349720 Website: www.lapresse.tn Printing and publishing of newspapers

SERVICE INDUSTRIES Société d’Etudes et de Réalisation Agricole et Hydraulique 3 rue Mahmoud El Matri 1002 Tunis Tel: +216 71 781 243 Fax: +216 71 783 315 Email: serah@serah.com.tn

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Website: www.serah.com.tn Management, economic and feasibility Studies

Website: www.sntri.com.tn Rural and suburban transport services

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Tunisiens

La Poste Tunisienne Hedi Nuira Street, PO Box 1023 Tunis Tel: +216 71 839000 Fax: +216 71 834833 Email: brc@poste.tn Website: www.poste.tn/ Postal services

Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation 5 Avenue Dag Hammarskjoeld 1001 Tunis Tel: +216 71-341777 Fax: +216 71-346540 Email: cotunav@ctn.com.tn Website: www.ctn.com.tn Chartering, shipping agents, travel agents and freight forwarding

Building 67 Farhat Rached Street Tunisia Train Station 1001 Tunis Tel: +216 71-334444 Fax: +216 71-348540 Email: sncft@sncft.com.tn Website: www.sncft.com.tn Operation of the Tunisian national rail network

TUNISAIR 7 November 1987 Street Carthage, 2035 Tunis Tel: +216 70 103 700/+216 70 101 310 Email: callcenter@tunisair.com.tn Website: www.tunisair.com Air transport for passengers and cargo

Karthago Airlines Maghrebia Building, Block A Third Floor Artisanat Street Charguia II Area, 2035, Carthage Tel: +216 71-940540 Fax: +216 71-941901 Email: ctrlg.kaj@karthago.com.tn Website: www.karthagoairlines.com Provides chartered and scheduled air transportation services for passengers

Sevenair Tunis Carthage Airport Tel: +216 71 701111 Fax: +216 71 700871 Website: www.sevenair.com.tn Provides scheduled domestic air transportation services for passengers

Société de Transport du Sahel Leopold Senghor Street, 4000, Sousse Tel: +216 73-221910 Fax: +216 73-227170 Email: sts@stsahel.com Website: www.stsahel.com Provision of public transport services

Société des Transports de Tunis PO Box 660, 1025 Tunis 13 Rue Borjine 1073 – Montplaisir Tel: +216 71 259422 Fax: +216 71 342727 Email: boc@mt.gov.tn Website: www.snt.com.tn Operation of passenger transport services within Tunis

Société Nationale de Transport Rural et Interurbain Avenue Med V, Zone de Montplaisir 1002 Tunis PO Box 40 Belvedere Tel: +216 71-784 433 Fax: +216 71-786 605

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ALGERIA COUNTRY UAE PROFILE COUNTRY PROFILE

Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: United Arab Emirates CAPITAL: Abu Dhabi LANGUAGES: Arabic (official), English (business) AREA: 83,600 km2

MAIN EXPORTS: Crude oil, natural gas, re-exports, dried fish and dates

POPULATION: 9.4 million (2014) GDP: $419 billion (2014)

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KEY INDUSTRIES: Petroleum and petrochemicals; fishing, aluminium, cement, fertilisers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, boat building, handicrafts and textiles

GDP GROWTH: 4-5%

MAIN IMPORTS: Machinery and transport equipment, chemicals and food

CURRENCY: Dirham (AED)

LANGUAGES: Arabic (official), English (business)

he United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Located in the Gulf between Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE has a coastline of 1,318km and is a vital transit point for world crude oil to world markets.

The UAE draft federal budget for 2015, adopted in

(HNWIs). With no taxes on individuals, straightforward

The UAE possesses the world’s seventh largest proved

October 2014, was set at Dh49.1 billion (approximating

administrative procedures and low processing costs,

reserves of both oil and natural gas, estimated at 97.8

to $13.36 billion), an increase of Dh2.9bn ($790mn)

political stability, excellent accessibility, good healthcare,

million barrels and 215 trillion cubic feet respectively.

over the 2014 figure. Approximately 49%, or Dh24bn

a sound education system and sunny weather throughout

Therefore it holds 4% of the world’s proven oil reserves

($6.53bn), has been allocated for service projects,

the year, the UAE is a very attractive option, as reported

and 3.5% of proven gas reserves. Most of these reserves

social development and social benefits, including

Khaleej Times 5 March 2015.

(95% of the nation’s oil reserves and about 94% of its

Infrastructure in the UAE is extremely well developed

gas reserves) are located in Abu Dhabi, both offshore

health, education and social services. Other projected expenditure in the 2015 budget includes Dh20bn

and spending continues to make further improvements

and onshore.

to meet the exacting demands of citizens. Education

Renewable energy is set for growth through to 2016,

and healthcare, tourist facilities, electricity and water

according to international firms, as more projects

generation, telecommunications, ports and airports

are launched. Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in

continue to receive a major injection of capital. New

particular has become cost-competitive compared to

Diversification is a priority for the UAE as it seeks

roads and bridges are being constructed and public

conventional energy derived from natural gas which

to reduce dependence on oil revenues. Abu Dhabi’s

transport systems installed. Business Monitor

accounts for 97% of the UAE’s power generation output.

Economic Vision 2030 and Dubai’s Strategic Plan 2015

International estimates that the UAE is investing

That ratio will change as more renewable projects come

are leading this drive towards diversification. The

Dh213bn ($58bn) on roads and bridges alone, including

online such as the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

strategy is to increase investment in industrial and

projects underway and in the planning stage.

solar park in Dubai. Firms are keen to expand into the

($5.44bn), or 41%, for government affairs, along with Dh1.8bn (3.7%) for infrastructure, Dh1.6bn (3.2%) for financial assets and another Dh1bn (2.1%) for other federal spending.

other export-oriented sectors, including heavy industry, transport, petrochemicals, tourism, information technology, telecommunications, renewable energy, aviation and space, and oil and gas services. Much has already been achieved in these fields, especially in satellite and telecommunications, the aviation sector and in renewable energy, and although short-term priorities have been altered to accommodate changing realities, the long-term strategy remains. The UAE’s economy is the most closely integrated into the global economic system of all the Arab economies and successful efforts continue to enhance its business friendly environment, both to facilitate trade and attract new foreign direct investment. According to the 2013 Global Investment Report published by UNCTAD, the UAE achieved inward FDI flows in 2013 of approximately $10.5bn.

At the federal level, the UAE is pursuing its 2021 Vision, which aims to place innovation, research, science and technology at the centre of a knowledge-based, highly productive and competitive economy by the time of the

UAE’s green sector such as Zurich-based ABB are keen to expand in the country’s green sector after winning a $55mn deal for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park.

federation’s golden jubilee in 2021. Significantly, the

The UAE’s sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), which are

jubilee year is also the target date for the launch of the

designed to secure and maintain the future welfare of

first Arab Islamic probe to Mars by the newly established

Emirati citizens, boast assets worth in excess of $733bn:

Emirates Space Agency.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia) is the second

Non-oil private sector business activity recorded a strong growth to hit a three-month high at the start of 2015 seemingly unaffected by the drop in oil prices. The seasonally adjusted HSBC UAE Purchasing Managers’ Index, which measures the manufacturing and services sectors, rose to 59.3 points in January from 58.4 in December 2014. The 50-point mark separates growth from contraction in the survey of 400 private sector

richest SWF in the world, investing in a wide range of assets, from equities and fixed-income securities to infrastructure. It also plays a leading role in the development and governance of the industry. Other SWFs that play a part in investment are Abu Dhabi Investment Council ($90bn), International Petroleum Investment Company ($68.4bn), Mubadala ($60.9bn) and Emirates Investment Authority ($15bn).

companies within the UAE. Experts said the data

Individual wealth among citizens within the UAE has

The UAE is increasingly attractive as a popular venue for

signalled a sharp increase in production in the UAE’s

increased significantly over recent years. A 2015 analysis

the relocation of the world’s High Net worth Individuals

non-oil private sector.

from the Strategy& study, formerly Booz & Company,

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Middle East Economic Growth Strengthens Arab-British Ties

The trade relationship between the United Kingdom and the Middle East has historic roots dating back centuries and, as the region has flourished economically, this strong bilateral bond continues to proffer mutual opportunities.

destination for multiple reasons, notably its geographical

In 2013, AED 218.07 billion (£ 36.9 billion) worth of goods were exchanged between the UK and Arab states, according to UK Government figures, representing a 28 per cent increase on 2012 volume.

highlighted recently by fDi Magazine, a Financial Times

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), in particular, is one of Great Britain’s biggest regional business partners, with bilateral trade topping the AED 60 billion (£10.6 billion) mark in 2012.

Last year, fDi ranked RAK FTZ as one of the best free zones

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy, set an ambitious target of increasing bilateral trade in goods and services to AED 70 billion (£12 billion) by 2015. This has already been surpassed, with the UK Office for National Statistics revealing a figure of AED 72 billion (£12.36 billion) at the tail end of 2013.

cost-effectiveness to ease of doing business,” Mr Jallad

“This is a scenario that is reflected in the growth of interest from UK companies looking for a strategically sited base in the region, with British-headquartered company registrations continuing to grow at Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ),” says Ramy Jallad, Chief Commercial Officer at RAK FTZ.

position as well as strong economic fundamentals and its reputation as a safe and secure environment.” Ras Al Khaimah’s investment-friendly environment was publication, which listed the emirate as one of the top 10 global small and medium-sized cities of the future, along with Belfast, Edinburgh, Zurich and Geneva. in the world for small to medium-sized businesses. “RAK FTZ enjoys a preferred free-zone status, which is supported by a raft of other added-value benefits, from says. The UK Business Secretary Vince Cable visited the UAE in early 2014. During his tour of the UAE, he highlighted commercial opportunities linked to Dubai’s successful Expo 2020 bid as a catalyst for a further flood of entrepreneurial UK investors. “The UK has agreed to the provision of an AED 2.1 billion (£350 million) Expo 2020 credit to support British companies looking to supply goods and services for the six month-long event, and many of these companies are already looking to establish a local base,” Mr Jallad says.

This extends to short and long-term leasing opportunities with tracts of available land located within the Industrial and Technology Parks for industrial, logistics and service industry purposes. Once again, accessibility is pivotal to the success of these two business parks, with both sites located less than an hour’s drive from Dubai on international superhighways, and minutes away from Ras Al Khaimah’s airport and seaports, customs department and government administration offices. The free zone’s business philosophy is to get companies

Currently, there are more than 530 active companies from the UK at RAK FTZ, all benefitting from the free zone’s freedom from taxation,100 per cent foreign ownership, high-quality facilities, award-winning services and low costs, allowing for higher returns on investment.

Ras Al Khaimah’s own established industrial and

Interest in establishing regional presence covers the gamut of industry sectors from energy, financial and professional services to education, healthcare and infrastructure, as well as aerospace. RAK FTZ’s reputation as a regional hub with access to key markets in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia has proven to be a formula for success.

“We have developed a number of specialised locations

to source labour and materials from around the world.

that serve the diverse needs of our clients, whether

“The business relationship that we enjoy with our more

“Location and market accessibility is the main driver for businesses choosing to expand into the Gulf and wider Middle East,” Mr Jallad says. “The UAE is an appealing

RAK FTZ’s specialised locations comprise three free

our facilities and operation, and this naturally involves

zone parks – a Business Park, an Industrial Park and a

opportunities to meet companies from across the free

Technology Park – in addition to an Academic Zone.

zone community,” explains Mr Jallad.

commercial base is spread across an A to Z of industries including pharmaceuticals, ceramics, plastic products, aluminium, steel, cement, construction materials, real estate, healthcare, and tourism.

they are service-led consultancies through to industrial manufacturers, and this is supported with tailor-made packages that encompass everything from flexible office space to the capacity to build local labour accommodation,” Mr Jallad says.

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up and running in the shortest time possible, and Mr Jallad ticks off the list of administrative advantages that include fast-track licensing and registration, speedy processing of investor and worker visas, guaranteed 100 per cent capital and profit repatriation, and the freedom

than 8,000 international clients is a two-way street. RAK FTZ has an interactive calendar of marketing-centric activities designed to support our own growth as well as that of our partners. For example, we regularly host senior delegations from around the region in order to showcase

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estimated that there were between 1.5 million and 1.6

of which 5.14 million were tourist visas, the General

for freight and passenger transport passing through

million wealthy households within the GCC as a whole

Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs of

its modern ports and airports. Capacity at the UAE’s

with total investable assets of around $ 2.2 trn. Most of

Dubai revealed. Nearly 3.5 million guests checked into

airports, which handled about 100 million passengers in

this private wealth resides in Saudi Arabia (44%), but the

Abu Dhabi’s hotels during 2014, according to official

2014, will increase to 250 million passengers by 2020.

UAE made notable gains with its share of GCC’s private

figures. The emirate currently has 160 hotels and

Dubai International Airport (home to Emirates Airline)

wealth increasing from 24% to 30% from 2009 to 2013.

hotel apartments with 28,374 rooms with nearly 8,000

Together, Saudi Arabia and the UAE control 74 percent of

became the world’s busiest airport in 2014, having

new hotel rooms expected to come online in the Abu

the region’s private wealth, up from 71% in 2009.

moved 70.4 million passengers, up 6.1% on 2013.

Dhabi market by the end of 2018, according to Sultan

The UAE’s two world-class airlines, Etihad and Emirates,

Al Dhaheri, acting executive director of tourism at the

as well as constant upgrading of aviation infrastructure,

Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA). The TCA is seeking

have played a major role in the advance of the tourist

to increase visitors from the GCC and India by 30% and

industry and are key contributors to the economy. Dubai, in

20% respectively in the coming year. Meanwhile, visitors

particular, expects that the aviation industry will contribute

from China are expected to grow by an impressive 40%,

32% to its GDP by 2020. The tourism sector plays an

and visitors from the UK and Australia are each set to

million passengers, primarily as a result of aggressive

important part in the success of economic diversification

grow by 20%, reported Gulf News, 17 February 2015.

expansion by Air Arabia, the region’s first budget airline.

and during 2014 the UAE continued to strengthen its

Notably, the UK provided the second largest number of

Mina (Port) Zayed in Abu Dhabi City, which was the

position as a top tourist destination. Abu Dhabi’s hotels

overseas visitors with 203,788 Britons checking into the

emirate’s main general cargo port for 40 years, has been

recorded their best year ever in terms of visitor numbers,

emirate’s hotels in 2014- a 25% increase on 2013. British

replaced by Khalifa Port, a massive new Dh26.5 billion,

whilst Dubai’s 634 also experienced a significant increase

arrivals accounted for 877,162 guest nights – 15% more than 2013 with an average length of stay of 4.3 nights,

417km2 port and industrial development at Al Taweelah,

in guests. Tourism is developing throughout the UAE and is not confined to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

down 8% from the 4.68 night peak of the previous year.

Dubai issued more than 12 million visas in 2014, out

The UAE is a recognised international and regional hub

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed a record 20 million passengers in 2014, up 20% on 2013. Cargo throughput also rose 12.8% year on year. Meanwhile, Sharjah International Airport reported a 11.76% increase in passenger traffic in 2014 based on a throughput of 9.5

east of the city. By 2030, Khalifa Port is expected to have capacity to handle 15 million TEUs and 35 million tons of general cargo.

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By that stage, it is estimated that Khalifa Port and the

central business district,” it says on the website of

economy and the chairman of the Insurance Authority.

surrounding industrial zone, Kizad, will contribute

project developer Mubadala Development. Sowwah

The new regulations aim to ensure the stability and

15% of the capital’s non-oil GDP. In 2014, Khalifa Port

Square’s current tenants include: the banks ADCB,

sustainability of the insurance industry by improving the

achieved 26% year-on-year growth in container volumes

BBVA, Société Générale, First Gulf Bank, Macquarie,

solvency of the 60 insurance companies operating in the

after it attracted more shipping lines.

JP Morgan, Santander and Royal Bank of Scotland; the

country of which 26 are foreign insurers.

Dubai Ports at Port Rashid in Dubai City and Jebel Ali south of the city play a pivotal role in trade in the UAE. Both are operated by DP World, the largest marine terminal and port operator in the Middle East. DP World also operates Port Hamriya and Fujairah Container Terminal and is a major international player, operating 60 terminals across six continents. Jebel Ali Port, which is complemented by Jebel Ali Free Zone, services more than 170 shipping lines and more than 90 plus weekly services connecting the port to over 100 ports worldwide. Meanwhile, Sharjah is the only emirate with a port on both UAE coasts and Khor Fakkan Container Terminal, the only natural deepwater port in the region, has a strategic geographical position on its east coast.

law firms Norton Rose, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Al Tamimi and Herbert Smith; the financial advisory firms Deloitte, Accenture, Investcorp and Perella Weinberg; the property companies Bloom and Farglory; and the energy companies Taqa, Dolphin and Mubadala Petroleum.

Finally, the UAE and UK enjoy a strong long-term relationship that has deepened over recent years. In terms of bilateral trade, this has increased from $7.5bn in 2009 to $12.34bn in 2013, exceeding the government target of £12bn by 2015. A UAE-UK Taskforce has been

INSURANCE

working successfully to strengthen links in key areas

In February 2015, long awaited insurance regulations

justice and other areas of mutual concern.

such as trade, investment, education, renewable energy,

were announced by the UAE Insurance Authority for both conventional and Islamic insurance (takaful) firms. The move is expected to boost the profitability and solvency of insurance firms and eventually lead to consolidation in the sector, according to analysts and officials, Gulf News, 15 February 2015. The new regulations set investment limits for the sector with a ceiling of 30% for overall exposures to real estate

FINANCIAL SERVICES Abu Dhabi has a newly named financial district in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Square on Al Maryah Island. As an international financial centre for local, regional and international institutions and home to

assets. For equity assets including units in mutual funds in listed and unlisted companies within the UAE, the overall ceiling is set at 30%; for equities outside the UAE the limit is 20%. The authority has also set a limit for exposure to cash and deposits at 5%.

more than 40 global blue chip companies, ADGM has

“The regulations put the UAE at the forefront of the

drawn comparisons with London’s Canary Wharf.

Middle East with regard to adopting the latest solvency

Sowwah Square is the commercial epicentre of Al

requirements similar to the European model,” said

Maryah Island, “Abu Dhabi’s dynamic mixed-use

Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, the UAE minister of the

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Useful Contacts Embassy of the United Arab Emirates 30 Princes Gate London SW7 1PT Tel: 020 7581 1281 Fax: 020 7581 9616 Visa Department: visasuk@mofa.gov.ae Legalisation Department: legalisationuk@mofa.gov.ae Website: www.uae-embassy.ae/uk British Embassy Abu Dhabi Khalid bin Al Waleed St (Street 22) PO Box 248 Tel Switchboard: +971 2 610 1100 Fax commercial: +971 2 610 1585 Email: consularenquiries.ad@fco.gov.uk; commercial.auh@fco.gov.uk Website: www.gov.uk/government/world/ organisations/british-embassy-abu-dhabi

British Embassy Dubai Al Seef Road, Bur Dubai Near to Dubai Creekside, PO Box 65 Dubai Tel: +971 4 309 4444 Fax: +971 4 309 4301 Email: consular.UAE@fco.gov.uk Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi Website: https://ded.abudhabi.ae/en Department of Economic Development Dubai Website: http://www.dubaided.gov.ae/en Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) Website: http://shurooq.gov.ae/contactus/ Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry PO Box 3014, Abu Dhabi Email: fcciauh@emirates.net.ae Tel: + (9712) 6214144 Fax: + (9712) 6339210 Website: www.fcci.gov.ae

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‘THE BEST FREE TRADE ZONE IN THE GCC 2014’

from London-based International Finance Magazine

‘THE BEST FREE ZONE MIDDLE EAST 2014’

from London-based Global Banking and Finance Review

When looking to establish a manufacturing plant and regional base, Vesuvius considered many potential locations within the GCC. Eventually, RAKIA in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE was chosen owing to good transport links, a good local infrastructure, competitive costs and a highly supportive local authority. The ability to retain 100% ownership whilst operating under the umbrella of a governmental organization gave the Vesuvius board of directors the confidence to proceed with the investment. GCC Country Manager & MD, Vesuvius RAK FZ-LLC Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA), one of the major business

RAKIA offers 100 per cent foreign ownership, 100 per cent income tax and

destinations in the GCC, offers innovative and world-class Free Zone and Non

corporate tax exemption, and 100 per cent capital and profit repatriation,

Free Zone facilities to companies and entrepreneurs looking for low operating

making it the most attractive and fastest growing free zone for many

costs and highly-competitive business solutions. At RAKIA, investors can get

aspiring entrepreneurs. In comparison with other Emirates of the UAE, the

everything from business licences to leasing options on land and office spaces

low business set-up costs, allowing companies to maximize profits, makes

to visas. RAKIA’s facilities and solutions cover a broad swath of client needs

RAKIA the preferred choice for companies setting up base in the region.

with warehouses, commercial and residential units.

RAKIA’s approach has earned the company a respectable reputation in the

Since its inception in 2005, RAKIA has moved far beyond the scope of developing and managing free zones and industrial zones. RAKIA’s scope of services is evidence of the company’s evolution and success. Positioning itself on the very elements of competitively low operating costs and the strategic geographical location, RAKIA offers attractive and competitive Free Zone and Non Free Zone facilities through its two industrial parks, spread over 25 million m², in Al Hamra and Al Ghail. Recently winning the ‘Best Free Trade Zone in the GCC 2014’ from London-based International Finance Magazine and ‘Best Free Zone Middle East 2014’ from London-based Global Banking

free zone world and a growing portfolio of investors across sectors. RAKIA’s parks are home to over 7,000 companies and manufacturers in various sectors, including metal, chemicals, food, plastics and automotives. Some of the major clients include UK’s Kelly Steel, Ahmad Tea, Novas Sealing, Vesuvius, USA’s Guardian Glass, Saudi’s Zamil Steel, UAE’s Falcon Technologies International, South Korea’s Posco, India’s Ashok Leyland, JBF, Dabur & Mahindra Motors, Germany’s Duscholux, and the French manufacturers Arc International and Saverglass.

and Finance Review, RAKIA already has an impressive 95 percent of the land

Heading into its tenth year, RAKIA is a complete business park offering end-

in Al Hamra Industrial Park leased out.

to-end business formation services and solutions, with the goal of being the undisputed choice among industrial zones in the region.

Easy access to the strategic markets, 3 billion customers in a 5-hour flying radius, proximity to 2 express highways, 3 seaports and 3 airports, a 45-minute

For more information, please contact RAKIA: Smail Abdelaziz

drive from the Dubai International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah’s geostrategic

Mobile: +971 (0)52 987 5275, Email:Smail.A@rakinvestmentauthority.com

location in the Persian Gulf are crucial factors for exports in the MENA and

www.rak-ia.com

Asia region. This makes RAKIA the preferred choice for setting up operations.

Tel: +971 (0)7 206 8666, Fax: +971 (0)7 243 4464

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UAE LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE & AUTOMOBILE A W Rostamani Holdings PO Box 22715, A W Rostamani Building, Al Ittihad Street, Deira Area Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 - 4 - 295 5036 Fax: +971 - 4 - 295 5036 Email: crm@awrostamani.com Website: www.awrostamani.com Holding company with interest in distribution of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, tires and spare parts

Al Fahim Group PO Box 279, Al Fahim Group Building, Musaffah Industrial Area Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: + 971 2-656-7000 Fax: + 971 2-656-7999 Email: info@alfahim.ae Website: www.alfahim.com Distribution and leasing of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and spare parts

Arab Heavy Industries PO Box 529, Arab Heavy Industries Building, Al Zohara Area Ajman, UAE Tel: + 971 6-526-3232 Fax: + 971 6-526-3233 Email: marketing@ahi-uae.com Website: www.ahi-uae.com Providing repair and maintenance services for ships, shipbuilding and manufacturing of marine steel products

Drydocks World PO Box 8988, Drydocks World Building, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai Dry Docks Yard Dubai, UAE Tel: + 971 4-345-0626 Fax: + 971 4-345-0116 Email: drydocks@drydocks.gov.ae Website: www.drydocks.gov.ae Holds companies involved in ship and boat building, ownership, management, repair and maintenance services

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd DIFC, The Gate District Building 4, Level 3 Dubai, UAE Tel: + 971 4-428-9600 Fax: +971 4 425 0385 Email: info@dubaiaerospace.com Website: www.dubaiaerospace.com Holding company involved in aircraft manufacturing and maintenance; airport development and management

Olive Group PO Box 502356 Dubai - UAE Tel: +971 4 360 0883 Email: cstgeorge@olivegroup.com Website: www.olivegroup.com Provider of innovative safety, security and technology solutions (Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Security) ABCC

RamJet Aviation Support 401A BC4 RAK Free Zone, PO Box 11487 Ras Al Khaima - UAE

Tel: +971 7 227 8808 Fax: +971 7 227 8848 Email: mervat@ramjet.aero Website: www.ramjet.aero Aviation (providing elite services for aviation market) ABCC

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD & DRINK A & H Investment Abdulla and Hamad Al Ghurair Investment PO Box 10223, K Building, 2nd Floor Airport Road, Rashideya Area Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-284-4622 Fax: +971 4-285-5877 Email: mail@ahinvestment.ae Website: www.ahinvestment.ae Holding company with activities ranging in distribution of food products

Abu Dhabi Vegetable Oil Company PO Box 7125, Abu Dhabi Vegetable Oil Factory, Mina Road, Mina Zayed Sea Port Area Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 (2) 6730400 Fax: +971 2-673-2401 Email: info@advoc-uae.ae Website: www.advocuae.com Manufacturing of edible oils and packaging products

Agthia Group Sky Tower 17th Floor Al Reem Island PO Box 37725 Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 596 0600 Fax: +971 2 672 6000 Email: info@agthia.com Website: www.agthia.com Production of mineral water, juice, flour, tomato paste, frozen vegetables and animal feed

Al Ahlia General Trading Co. (Pvt) Ltd Al Ahlia General Trading Company PO Box 4033, Obeid Faraj Al Maharibi Complex, Al Moroor Street Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2-641-9811 Fax: +971 2-641-9822 Email: info@alahliagroup.com; agtc2003@emirates.net.ae Website: www.alahliagroup.com Distribution of general food products and office equipments; bottling of soft drinks and mineral water

Al Ain Mineral Water Company PO Box 16020, Al Ain Mineral Water Building, Khattem Al Sheklah Street Khattem Al Sheklah Area Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 3-768-6500 Fax: +971 3-768-6515 Email: amwbf@emirates.net.ae Website: www.deltamarketingco.com/ Production of mineral water, juice and plastic bottles

Al Bayan Group of Companies 908, 9th Floor, Business Village - B

Clock Tower, Deira Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 2594808 Fax: +971 4 2594770 Email: info@albayangroupuae.com Website: www.albayangroupuae.com Bottling of mineral water; distribution of general food products

Al Ghurair Investment PO Box 5326, National Flour Mills Building, Al Ghubaibah Street, Bur Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-393-9633 Fax: +971 4-393-9191 Website: www.al-ghurair.com Holding company involved in the production of pastas, cereals, grains, edible oils and animal feed

Al Islami Foods Al Islami Foods Building Emirates Road Dubai Investment Park 3922 - UAE Tel: +971 4-885-3333 Fax: +971 4-885-2333 Email: reception@alislamifoods.com Website: www.alislamifoods.com Production of canned and frozen meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, dates and cheese

AL-KABEER GROUP ME Al Kabeer Foods PO Box 7329, Sahar Entreprise Building, Street 1, Al Qusais Industrial Area Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-267-1122 Fax: +971 4-267-1918 Email: alkabeer@emirates.net.ae; info@al-kabeer.com Website: www.al-kabeer.com Distribution of frozen vegetables and fruits, meat and poultry, sea food products and readymade meals

British American Tobacco Middle East 37th Floor, JBC 3 Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai - UAE Tel: +971 4 365 9500 Email: Sulaiman_Beydoun@bat.com Website: www.batme.com Food, drink and tobacco ABCC

National Food Products Company PO Box 2403, National Food Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 4-884-5588 Fax: +971 4-884-5587 Email: info@nfpcgroup.com Website: www.nfpcgroup.com Production of juices and dairy products including milk, yogurts and cheese

Unikai International PO Box 6424, Al Quoz Industrial Area United Kaipara Building, Sheikh, Zayed Road Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 5076800 Fax: +971 4 3383099 / 3392518 Email: info@unikaifoods.com Website: www.unikaifoods.com Suppliers of milk, juice, butter, cheese and other dairy products

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UAE LISTINGS BANKING, FINANCE AND LEGAL Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Al Salam Street PO Box 939 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: + 971 2 696 2084 Email: adcb_investor_relations@adcb.com Website: www.adcb.com Commercial banking services including retail banking as well as corporate private banking, wealth, treasury and funding

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Al Bateen Building Bainuna Street Al Bateen Area PO Box 313 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2610 0000 Fax: + 971 2665 6028 Email: adib@adib.co.ae Website: www.adib.ae Commercial banking services based on Islamic principles

Abu Dhabi National Islamic Finance Golden Beach Tower Building Corniche Street Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2410 4444 Fax: +971 2622 2597 Email: customercare@adnif.ae Website: www.adnif.ae General financial services

Ajman Bank A&F Towers Khalifa Street PO Box 7770 Ajman UAE Tel: + 971 6747 9999 Fax: + 971 6747 9990 Email: info@ajmanbank.ae Website: www.ajmanbank.ae Commercial banking services

Arab Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade Al Masraf Tower, Hamdan Street Tourist Club Area PO Box 46733 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: + 971 2672 1900 Fax: + 971 2677 7550 Email: info@almasraf.ae Website: www.almasraf.ae Commercial and investment banking

Bank of Sharjah Al Khan St PO Box 1394 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: + 971 6569 4411 Fax: + 971 6569 4422 Email: enquire@bankofsharjah.com Website: www.bankofsharjah.com Commercial, retail and private banking

BNP Paribas Abu Dhabi Al Bateen Area, Street 32 PO Box 2742 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: + 971 26 938 601

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Fax: + 971 26 938 849 Email: nada.khoury@bnpparibas.com Website: www.mea.bnpparibas.com Banking services, investment banking

Borse Dubai Limited The Gate District, Precinct Building 5, Level 7 Dubai International Financial Centre PO Box 506690 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4305 5000 Fax: +971 4331 4924 Email: info@borsedubai.com Website: www.borsedubai.ae Holding company for Dubai Financial Market and NASDAQ Dubai

Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates Bainunah Street, Al Bateen Area PO Box 854 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: + 971 2665 2220 Fax: + 971 2665 2504 Email: uaecb@cbuae.gov.ae Website: www.centralbank.ae Central monetary authority that focuses on the formulation and implementation of banking, credit and monetary policies

Citibank – Abu Dhabi Al Khyeli Building, Al Falah Street Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2494 3000 Fax: +971 2676 0024 Email: uaeservice@citi.com Website: www.citibank.com Banking and investment banking

Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) Al Ittihad Street, Port Saeed, PO Box 2668 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4211 2700 Fax: +971 4212 1012 Email: contact_center@cbd.ae Website: www.cbd.ae Loans, insurance and investment services

Commercial Bank International Al Riqqa Street, Deira Area, PO Box 4449 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4227 5265 Fax: +971 4227 9038 Email: ccc@cbi.ae Website: www.cbiuae.com Commercial services, including offshore banking and treasury

Credit Europe Bank (Dubai) Al Fattan Currency House Building 1 Dubai International Financial Centre Area Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 438 7101 Fax: +971 4 438 7175 Email: info@crediteurope.ae Website: www.crediteurope.nl Trade and commodity finance

DBS Bank – UAE Precinct Building 3, Dubai International Financial Centre Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4364 1800 Fax: +971 4364 1801 Website: www.dbs.com Banking, asset management, investment banking and securities brokers and traders

Deutsche Bank – UAE The Gate Village, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4361 1700 Email: dubai.reception@db.com Website: www.db.com Investment banking and asset management

Emirates Investment Bank Level 15, Festival Tower, Dubai Festival City P.O. Box: 5503 Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 4231 7777 Fax: +971 4221 7788 Email: info@eibank.com Website: www.eibank.com Client-focused, independent private and investment banking services

First Gulf Bank First Gulf Bank Building Zayed First Street, Al Khalidia Area, PO Box 6316 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2681 6666 Fax: +971 2681 3727 Email: customerservice@fgb.ae Website: www.fgb.ae Commercial banking services, corporate and retail banking, treasury and investment activities, brokerage, portfolio management, private banking, real estate services and Islamic banking

Habib Bank Limited Al Abbas Building, Khaled Bin Al Walid Street, Bur Dubai Area PO Box 888, Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 600 522 228 Fax: +971 4359 4172 Email: info@hbl.ae Website: www.hbl.ae Commercial banking services, corporate and retail banking

National Bank of Fujairah Hammad Bin Abdullah Street, PO Box 2979 Dubai, UAE Tel: +9714 397 1700 Fax: +9714 397 3922 Email: nbfho@nbf.ae Website: www.nbf.ae Commercial banking services

National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain King Faisal Street, P.O. Box: 800 Umm Al Quwain, UAE Tel: + 971 6706 6666 Fax: + 971 6745 7600 Email: info@nbq.ae Website: www.nbq.ae Conventional and Islamic commercial banking services

Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited Office 4, Level 3, Gate Village, PO Box 506789 Dubai Dubai - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Tel: +971 4 401 9670 Fax: +971 4 401 9666 Web: www.rb-dubai.com Professional services (Auditing Services and accounting practice) ABCC

CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation PO Box 4499, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2-698-8444 Fax: +971 2 6144445 Email: info@adbic.com

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UAE LISTINGS Website: www.adbic.com Holding company with interests in manufacture and distribution of reinforced steel bars, steel beams, wide rods and cables

AL NAHDA INTERNATIONAL CHEMICALS CO.LLC PO Box 37726, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 3473688/ 3472373 Fax: +971 4 3472399 Email: aniechme@emirates.net.ae Website: www.designdon.com/ Pioneer in the supply of industrial chemicals in the Middle East

Alam Steel PO Box 18123, Jebel Ali Free Zone Plot No. S-11107, South Zone – I Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-886-1200 Fax: +971 4-886-1199 Email: info@alamsteel.net Website: www.alamsteel.net Investments in building materials, reinforcement bars, cement, construction, engineering, and fabrication industries

Dubai Aluminium Company Limited PO Box 3627, Dubai Aluminium Company Limited Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Jebel Ali, Dubai - UAE Tel: +971 4-884-6666 Fax: +971 (0) 4 884 6919 Email: info@dubal.ae Website: www.dubal.ae Aluminium smelting; supply of aluminium foundry alloy, billets and high purity aluminium

DuPont Products SA Limitless Galleries Building # 2 7th Floor, Downtown Jebel Ali Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 428 5600/321 1536 Fax: + 971 4 4285601 Email: andy.holdsworth@dupont.com Website: www.dupont.com Positioned to address the rising demand for secure, environmentally sustainable, and affordable global energy solutions, as well as the need for worldwide energy conservation

Golden Harbour LLC DY6 (1&2), Al Jadaf Ship Docking Yard, Al Jadaf PO Box 13840 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 3241481 Fax: +971 4 3240325 Email: goldenh@eim.ae Website: www.goldenharbour.com Importers, distributors and suppliers of metal

Golden Harbour Technical Equipment Trading & Importing PO Box 25698 Showroom No. 9, ICAD Road, Mussafah 37 Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 5506844 Fax: +971 2 5506845 sales.adh@goldenharbour.ae www.goldenharbour.com/index.htm Importers, distributors and suppliers of metal

Gulf Metal Foundry (L.L.C) Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group PO Box 325 Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 3470 561

Fax: +971 4 3470 354 Email: mail@foundry.ae Website: www.foundry.ae Manufacturing steel, alloy steel, stainless steel

Reem Emirates Aluminum PO Box 36863, Reem Emirates Aluminum Building, Sector No M-41 Mussafah Industrial Area Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2-599-4200 Fax: +971 2-550-1812 Email: info@reemalum.com Website: www.reemalum.com Design, manufacture and instalment of aluminum curtain walls

Stevin Rock PO Box 559, Stevin Rock Building, Al Ghail Area, Ras Al-Khaimah UAE Tel: +971 7-258-8666 Fax: +971 7-258-8777 Email: stevin@eim.ae Website: www.stevinrock.ae Quarrying and supply of limestone, aggregate, sand and rock

Technical Metal Industrial Company PO Box 41558, Technical Metal Industrial Building, Street 26, Mussafah Area Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2-550-2025 Fax: +971 2-550—2024 Email: tmi@emirates.net.ae Website: www.tmi-co.com Manufacture and processing of metal mesh, metal roll forming, suspended ceiling, metal ladders

United Eastern Group

jewellery retail outlets

Al Moalemi Trading Est PO Box 1432 Dubai UAE Tel: +9712262842 Fax: +9712251376 Website: khbgroup@emirates.net.ae Clothes and underwear (wholesale)

Al Tayer Group PO Box 2623 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 2011111 Fax: +971 4 2824901 Website: www.altayer.com Leading, quality-focused businesses in automobile sales and service, luxury and lifestyle retail, perfumes and cosmetics distribution, engineering as well as interiors contracting

Bin Jabr Group PO Box 46711, Bin Jabr Building Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street Abu Dhabi - UAE Tel: +971 2-641-9660 Fax: +971 2-641-8800 Email: bje@binjabr.ae Website: www.binjabr.com Manufacturing of clothing and hygienic paper products

CAROLINA FABRICS LIMITED PO Box 16838 Dubai 721 St (near Junction 7), Jebel Ali Free Zone UAE Tel: +971 4 8811911 Fax: +971 4 8811912 Website: www.carolinafabricsltd.com/ Fabrics, cotton for clothing and household linen; manufacturing of textiles (excluding garments)

Liberty Tower, Sheikh Khalifa Street PO Box 7615 Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi - UAE Tel: +971 2 627 2737 Fax: +971 2 627 0048 Email: alishorafa@ueg.ae Website: www.ueg.com General trading (industry, agriculture, maintenance, communications, consultations, marketing and media) ABCC

Damas International

CLOTHING, APPAREL, TEXTILES & MACHINERY

MANEESH TEXTILES CENTER LLC

Adel Baali Jewellery No 4, 1st Floor, Zone A Gold Centre Building Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 226 6246 Fax: +971 4 225 5841 Email: baalijew@emirates.net.ae Website: www.baalijewellery.com/ Design of jewellery and watches; ownership and management of jewellery retail outlets

Al Masaood PO Box 322 Al Najdah Street Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 672 2 300 Fax: +971 2 677 0 840 Email: info@masaood.com Website: www.masaood.com/ Design of jewellery and watches; ownership and management of

PO Box 113355, Gate Village Building 4, Third Floor, office 36 The Gate Village DIFC, Dubai, UAE Tel: +9714 445 9553 Fax: +9714 445 9553 Email: golds@damasjewellery.com Website: www.damasjewellery.com Design of jewellery and watches; ownership and management of jewellery retail outlets

PO Box 51620 - Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4-3539111 / 04-3536364 Fax: +971 4-3530479 / 04-3539777 Email: jethani@maneeshtextiles.com / ektaa@emirates.net.ae Website: www.maneeshtextiles.com Importers, exporters & wholesalers, specialised in European fashion fabrics

CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE A A Al Moosa Enterprises PO Box 2622, Arenco Building, 3rd Floor, Zabeel Road, Karamah Area Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-337-0550 Fax: +971 4-337-8349 Email: arenco@emirates.net.ae Website: www.aaagroup.com Holding company with interests in engineering consultancy, architectural and interior design services

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UAE LISTINGS AAKAR Developers

Belbadi Group

Majid Al Futtaim Group

PO Box 121338, Indigo Icon Tower 32nd Floor, Office 8, Jumeirah Lake, Towers Area Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-447-3525 Fax: +971 4-447-3524 Email: info@aakar.biz Website: www.aakar.biz Real estate property investment & development

PO Box 27330, Al Masaoud Tower Hamdan Street Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 681 22 34 Fax: +971 2 681 44 90 Email: info@belbadi.co.ae Dubai Office: 507 City Tower 2 Sheikh Zayed Street Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 331 44 27 Fax: +971 4 331 44 28 Email: ebelbadi@belbadi.co.ae Website: www.belbadi.com Real estate property development and management; building contractors

Majid Al Futtaim, Tower, Deira City Center, PO Box 60811 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 294 2444 Fax: +971 4 294 2555 Email: inquiry@mafgroup.co.ae Website: www.majidalfuttaim.com Operation and development of shopping centers and hypermarkets, leisure and entertainment facilities

Abbasi Group PO Box 6637 Al Faheidi Street, Bur Dubai Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-353-9500 Fax: +971 4-353-0900 Email: abbasi@emirates.net .ae Website: www.abbasigroup.ae Holding company with interests in real estate property investment, development and management

Actco General Contracting Company PO Box 4694, Golf Park Offices Building, Ground Floor, Garhoud Road Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-282-0404 Fax: +971 4-286-9145 Email: actcouae@emirates.net.ae Website: www.actco.ae Abu Dhabi Office: PO Box 2361, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 681 2255 Fax: +971 2 681 5081 Email: actco@emirates.net.ae Civil contracting for industrial, infrastructure and buildings projects

Al Ain General Contracting Company PO Box 1017, Mazyad Companies Compound, Ground Floor, Mazyad Street Al Ain, UAE Tel: +971 3-782-5606 Fax: +971 3-782-5246 Email: info@algeco.net Website: www.algeco.net Civil and electromechanical contracting for buildings projects

Arabtec Construction Street No. 4, Al Quoz, Near Interchange 4, Shk. Zayed Rd Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 340 0700 Fax: +971 4 340 4004 Email: arabtec@arabtecuae.com Abu Dhabi Office: Arabtec Tower, Central Market District Al Markaziya, Hamdan Street Abu Dhabi, UAE Website: www.arabtecuae.com Construction industry specialized in offering commercial and industrial projects

Bawabat Al-Romaila (FZE) Q1-06-117/B, Saif Zone Sharjah Airport Sharjah - UAE Tel: +971 6 552 7914 Email: info@brg-dubai.com Website: www.brg-dubai.com Construction and Engineering ABCC

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Bin Zayed Group 17th floor, Emaar Boulevard 2, Downtown Dubai PO Box 11092, City Tower Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 373 9999 Fax: +971 4 332 8432 Email: reception@binzayed.ae Website: www.binzayed.com Civil and electromechanical contracting for building projects and engineering

Bonyan International Holding Llc PO Box 111505 Dubai - UAE Tel: +971 4-705-0100 Fax: +971 4-329-6695 Email: info@bonyanhld.com Website: bonyanhld.com/about.htm Real estate property investment, development and management

Emaar PO Box 9440, Building 3, Emaar Business Park, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 366 1688 Fax: +971 4 366 1600 Email: customercare@emaar.ae Website: www.emaar.com Property development, acquisition and management of commercial and residential property

Fujairah National Group PO Box 121, Fujairah National Group Building, Al Minaa Street Fujairah Port Fujairah, UAE Tel: +971 9-2010300 Fax: +971 9-2281717 Email: fng@fng.ae Website: www.fnguae.com/ Holding company with interests in civil and electromechanical contracting for buildings

JAJ Consultants LLC 703 Palace Towers Dubai Silicon Oasis, Emirates Road PO Box 341234 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 326 2233 Fax: +971 4 326 2233 Email: shahid@jajconsultants.com Website: www.jajconsultants.com Assets and property valuations, strategy and management consulting, asset advisory

Nakheel Nakheel Center, Al Sufouh Road, PO Box 17777 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 390 3333 Fax: +971 4 390 3314 Email: info@nakheel.com Website: www.nakheel.com Real estate, property development and specialised in island construction

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND HUMAN RESOURCES Bin Salem Holding PO Box 7969, khalidiya Marina Mall, Commercial Building, Corniche Road Abu Dhabi - UAE Tel: +971 2-412-2222 Fax: +971 2-412-2000 Email: info@binsalem.ae Website: binsalem.ae/ Offers education services for elementary and secondary schools

Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training, PO Box 5464, CERT Technology Park Abu Dhabi,UAE Tel: +971 2-404-8501 Fax: +971 2-446-2050 Email: info@certonline.com Website: www.certonline.com The commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology providing training, technology and applied research programmes

Emirates Driving Company PO Box 2943, Emirates Driving, Company Complex Street no. 17 Mussafah Area P2, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 600 588880 Fax: +971 2-551-0227 Email: info@edcad.ae Website: www.edcad.ae Establishes, operates and manages automobile driving institutes

Global Education Management Systems GEMS Education Bldg., Sheikh Zayed Rd Dubai, United Arab Emirates, PO Box 8607 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4-347-7770 Fax: +971 4-340-3390 Email: info@gemseducation.com Website: www.gemseducation.com Ownership and management of schools

Madaares PO Box 76691, C/O Taaleem Century Plaza, 1st Floor, Office 102 and 110 Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah Area, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-349-8806 Fax: +971 4-349-8807 Email: info@madaares.ac Website: www.madaares.com Holding company investing in the educational sector

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UAE LISTINGS Metamindz Jumeriah Lake Towers (Dubai) Tel: +971 4 368 5604 Website: www.metamindz.com/ A private tutoring learning centre for children and adults in Dubai and Bahrain

Taaleem PO Box 76691, Century Plaza, 1st Floor, Office 102 and 110, Jumeirah Beach Road Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-349-8806 Fax: +971 4-349- 8810 Email: info@taaleem.ae Website: www.taaleem.ae Ownership and management of early childhood, primary and secondary schools

Thumbay Group PO Box 4184, Gulf Medical University Building, Jurf Area Ajman, UAE Tel: +971 6-743-1333 Fax: +971 6 7431515 Email: gmcajman@eim.ae Website: www.thumbay.com Group of companies with interests in ownership of Gulf Medical University

Dubai Knowledge Village Block 8 Office G-01 PO Box 502919 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 390 2227 Fax: +971 4 366 4524 Email: info-uae@rearden-educational.com Website: www.rearden-educational.com/ Consultants in various aspects of the educational field

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, IT & TELECOMMUNICATION Al Yousuf Computer & Telecommunications LLC Al Shabib Building, Office nos. 1 & 2, Al Ramool, Rashidiya P.O. Box: 25, Zalfa Building, Al Garhoud Area Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 6090811 Fax: +971 4 2844993 Email: Helpdesk@alyousuf.com Website: www.alyousufcomputer.net Distributes computers and computer peripherals including printers, workstations and storage systems

Aptec - an Ingram Micro company PO Box 33550, Lulu Building, 1st Floor, Dubai Internet City Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-369-7111 Fax: +971 4-369-7110 Email: info@aptecme.com Website: www.aptecme.com Distributes information technology products including computers, servers and storage devices

Business Connection PO Box 55370, Al Murooj Plaza Mezanin Floor, Khaled Bin Waleed Road, Bur Dubai Dubai - UAE Tel: +971 4-393-8989 Fax: +971 4-393-9912

Email: sales@bcfargo.ae Website: www.bcfargo.ae Provides total management solutions and products including security, smart card solutions, card personalisation

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT.ADSM) Etisalat Building 3838, Abu Dhabi - UAE Tel: +971 2-628-3333 Fax: +971 2-633-4448 Website: www.etisalat.ae Telecommunications services, IT services and television

Thuraya PO Box 283333 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 4488888 Fax: +971 4 4488999 Email: Sales: sales@thuraya.com Website: www.thuraya.com/ A leading mobile satellite communications company that offer innovative, flexible and dependable technology

Oger Telecom The Gate District,Dubai International Financial Centre PO Box 506524 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 4284284 Fax: +971 4 4250170 Email: contactus@ogertelecom.com Website: www.ogertelecom.com/ A leading provider of telecommunications and technology services

Zener Electronics Services (Main Office) Al Sharafi Building Khalid Bin Walid Road, PO Box 389, Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 3522880 Fax: +971 4 3524410 Email: zener@emirates.net.ae Website: www.zener.ae/index.html Electrical and electronics companies in the Middle East

EQUITY, INSURANCE & INVESTMENT 3i Capital Group 12th Floor Indigo Icon Tower PO Box 309062 Jumeriah Lakes Towers Dubai - UAE Tel: +971 4 3654951/ 3697305 Email: info@3icgroup.com Website: www.3icgroup.com Corporate finance and fund management

IPIC Square, 22nd 23rd Floors Muroor (4th) Road, PO Box 7528, Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971-2-6336555 Fax: +971-2-6330111 Email: info@aabar.com Website: www.aabar.com Investing activities in various industries including infrastructure, aviation, real estate, automotive, commodities, energy and financial services

Aldar Headquarters, 7th Floor Behind Al Raha Mall, Abu Dhabi PO Box 107616 Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Holding (ADH) Al Ghaith Tower 11th Floor, Hamdan Street PO Box 5210 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2626 7000 Fax: +971 2627 7755 Email: info@adh.ae Website: www.adh.ae Innovative financial instruments, private equity funds, real estate funds and leasing to Islamic financing, brokerage and asset management

Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Building, 3rd Floor Bainuna Street, Al Bateen PO Box 35335 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2410 7700 Fax: +971 2410 7800 Website: www.takaful.ae Non-life insurance services provider

ADCB Macquarie Corporate Finance Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Building 18th Floor, Al Salam Street PO Box 939 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2697 3433 Fax: +971 2676 1433 Website: www.macquarie.com Investment banking services

ADS Securities Irena Tower, 8th floor, Corniche Street Al Khalidiya Area PO Box 93894, Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2657 2300 Fax: +971 2657 2323 Email: info@ads-securities.com Website: www.ads-securities.ae General financial services and securities markets

AFIA Insurance Brokerage Services

Aabar Investments

Abu Dhabi Finance (ADF)

UAE Tel: +9712 401 8555 Tel: 00 971 2401 8555 Fax: 00 971 2678 5510 Email: info@adf.ae Website: www.adf.ae Leading provider of mortgages in Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE

Kanoo Group Building Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-337-9987 Fax: +971 4-337-0184 Email: helpline@afiainf.ae Website: www.afia.ae Insurance

Alcazar Capital Limited Park Place, Level 9, Suite 904-905 Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai International Financial Centre PO Box 506672 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4706 0300 Fax: +971 4329 6967 Email: inquiries@alcazar-capital.com Website: www.alcazar-capital.com Private equity and advisory services

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UAE LISTINGS Alfardan Financial Services Company PO Box 125976 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4386 5720 Fax: +971 4386 5878 Email: info@alfardanfs.com Website: www.afsuae.com Financial broker on the Dubai and Abu Dhabi stock markets

Al Fujairah National Insurance Company Insurance Building 8th Floor Hamad Bin Abdullah Street PO Box 277 Fujairah UAE Tel: +971 9223 3355 Fax: +971 9222 4344 Email: ho@fujinsco.ae Website: www.afnic.ae Motor, aviation, energy, marine, property and health insurance services

Al Futtaim Capital Festival Tower, Level 28 Dubai Festival City PO Box 152 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4706 2222 Fax: +971 4706 2110 Email: info@alfuttaim.co.ae Website: www.al-futtaim.ae Private equity investments

Al Masah Capital Management Limited Level 9, Suite 906 & 907 ETA Star - Liberty House Dubai International Financial Centre PO Box 506838 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 4531500 Fax: +971 4 4534145 Website: www.almasahcapital.com Private equity, asset management and real estate investment

Al Khazna Insurance Company PSC Villa No 86, East of Al Nahyan camp Al R’Doum Street PO Box 73343 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2 696 9700 Fax: +971 2 641 7998 Email: khazna@emirates.net.ae Website: www.alkhazna.com Property, fire and home insurance

AL-PER Solutions Limited Currency House Building, DIFC Mezzanine Floor, Unit M03 PO Box 506651 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4325 9958 Fax: +971 4325 9959 Email: gberloni@alpersolutions.com Website: www.alpersolutions.com Asset management including fund management

Al Wifaq Finance Company Al Odaid Offices Tower, Airport Road PO Box 40448 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 02-4035600 Fax: +971 2 443 6046 Email: info@alwifaq.ae

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Website: www.alwifaq.ae Innovative Islamic financial products and services

Arqaam Capital Limited Level 4, Building GV05 The Gate Village Dubai International Financial Centre PO Box 506687 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4507 1700 Fax: +971 4507 1701 Email: info@arqaamcapital.com Website: www.arqaamcapital.com Corporate finance, equity and asset management

Aseel Finance Sheikha Fatma Complex 2 Al Bateen Street, Al Bateen Area PO Box 94669 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2635 4667 Fax: +971 2635 4711 Email: info@aseelfinance.ae Website: www.aseelfinance.ae Islamic finance and investments

Baker Tilly UAE Suite 1801-10, Cluster X Jumeirah Bay Tower X2, JLT Community PO Box 124600 Dubai UAE Tel: + 971 0 4335 4233 Fax: + 971 0 4335 1711 Email: info@btmkm.com Website: www.btmkm.com Audit and assurance, compliance audit procedures, accounting solutions and services, company set up services, IT, business advisory and specialised consulting services

Tel: +971 2-632-7600 Fax: +971 2 410 2311 Email: contact@seha.ae Website: www.seha.ae Ownership, operation and management of hospitals, clinics and medical centres

Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries PO Box 997, Julphar Complex Airport Road, Degdaga Area Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Tel: +971 7-246-1461 Fax: +971 7-246-2462 Email: info@julphar.net Website: www.julphar.net Manufactures of generic pharmaceuticals

Lunatus Marketing & Consulting PO Box 23630 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 3994755 Fax: +971 4 3994766 Email: marketing@lunatus-me.com Website: www.lunatus-me.com/ Healthcare companies and regional healthcare professionals, including general practitioners, primary health centres, hospitals and pharmacies in the Arabian Gulf and Middle East markets

Modern Pharmaceutical Company PO Box 1586, Building 71 Dubai Healthcare City Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4-383-4444 Fax: +971 4-357-2255 Email: mpc@mpchealthcare.com Website: www.modernpharma.com Distribution of pharmaceutical and para pharmaceutical products including cosmetics

Brokerage House Securities Company

Neopharma

Brokerage House Security Villa Al Khaleej Al Arabia Street Al Buteen Area PO Box 41288 Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2666 6774 Fax: +971 2665 1777 Email: info@bhsuae.ae Website: www.bhsuae.ae Brokerage services

PO Box 72900 Neopharma Building Abu Dhabi Industrial City Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2-550-1000 Fax: +971 2-550-1199 Email: neopharma@neopharma.ae Website: www.neopharma.ae Manufacturing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) The Gate Village Building 8 Level 3 and 4 Dubai International Financial Centre PO Box 504905 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 506 4400 Fax: +971 4 506 4600 Email: info@abraaj.com Website: www.abraaj.com Investing in the growing Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Das Tower, 14th Floor, Sultan Bin Zayed Street (32nd St) Corniche, Khalidiya PO Box 109090, Abu Dhabi Health Abu Dhabi - UAE

Zulekha Healthcare Group PO Box 457, Jamal Abdulnasser Street Sharjah, UAE Tel: +971 6-506-9200 Fax: +971 6-506-9200 Email: info@zulekhahospitals.com Website: www.zulekhahospitals.com Operation and management of hospitals and medical centres

LEISURE, TOURISM, HOSPITALITY Abu Dhabi National Hotels PO Box 46806 Abu Dhabi National Hotels Building Sheikh Rashed Al Maktoum Road Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2-444-7228 Fax: +971 2-444-8495 Email: adnh@adnh.com Website: www.adnh.com Ownership and management of hotels; catering and cleaning services

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UAE LISTINGS Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing PO Box 594, Al Fattan Plaza Tower Ground Floor, 8th and 9th Floor, Al Garhoud Street Air Port Area Dubai, UAE Tel: +9714 2821111 Fax: +9714 2821131 Email: info@dubaitourism.ae Website: www.dubaitourism.ae Dubai’s official tourism and commerce marketing body

Sharjah National Travel and Tourism Agency PO Box 17, Sharjah Tour Building, Al Arouba Street Sharjah, UAE Tel: +971 6-568-4411 Fax: +971 6-568-3535 Email: sntta@emirates.net.ae Website: www.sntta.com Travel agents; provides cargo handling and freight forwarding services

MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS Abdulla Nasser and Associates Suite 601, Liwa Tower Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, PO Box 46611 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971-2-5059200 Fax: +971 2-634-4150 Email: anassera@eim.ae Website: www.ana-uae.com Distribution of oil and gas machinery and equipment, valves, pipes, tubes, pressure vessels

Al Baddad International Group Albaddad industrial complex Dubai Free Zone, Techno Park PO Box 56162 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 802 9977 Fax: +971 4 802 9988 Email: info@albaddadintl.com Website: www.albaddadintl.com Manufacture, installation and leasing of prefabricated buildings and mobile halls

Al Bayader International P14th Floor, JBC4, Cluster N, Jumeirah Lake Towers PO Box 4932 – Dubai UAE Tel: + 971 4 2783100 Fax: + 971 4 4271127 Email: info.sharjah@albayader.com Website: www.albayader.com Manufacture of packaging products including plastic, microwavable and paper containers

EBCOM Limited A4-56, Saif Zone, P O Box 7950 Sharjah - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Tel: +971 6 557 1766 Fax: +971 6 557 1799 Email: ebcom@ebcomfzc.ae Web: www.ebcomfzc.com Business and Trade (General trading) ABCC

Kee Safety LLC Dubai Investment Park, Near Green Community PO Box 18448, Dubai

UAE Tel: +971 4 8859066 Fax: +971 4 8859065 Email: uaesales@keesafety.com Website: www.keesafety.ae Supplies a range of safety barrier systems in aluminium or steel; horizontal life line, roof top walkway or free standing guard rail for fall protection and steelwork connection clamps

OIL AND GAS Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. (ADCO) PO Box 270, Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2-6040000 Fax: +971 2-6669785 Website: www.adco.ae/ Onshore and in shallow coastal water of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)

Emdad PO Box 4118, Arab Monetary Fund Building, 8th Floor, Corniche Road Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2-634-9999 Fax: +971 2-631-8181 Email: info@emdad.ae Website: www.emdad.ae Provides oil and gas field services including cementing and logging services

Emirates Lube Oil Company PO Box 6700, ELCO Building 17 Mina Al Khaled Area, Sharjah, UAE Tel: +971 6-528-0335 Fax: +971 6-528-2533 Email: elco@emirates.net.ae Website: www.elco-uae.com Manufacturing of lubricants and greases for the automotive, industrial and marine sectors

Khalifa Street PO Box 665 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971-2-6037337 Fax: +971-2-6037414 Website: www.gasco.ae/ Extraction of Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) from associated and natural gas

Emirates National Oil Company Ltd (ENOC) LLC

Crescent Petroleum

RAK Petroleum Public Company Limited

Crescent Petroleum - United Arab Emirates Crescent Tower PO Box: 211, Corniche Al Buhaira Sharjah, UAE Tel: +971 (6) 572 7000 Fax: +971 (6) 572 6000 Email: mail@crescent.ae Website: www.crescentpetroleum.com/ Production, exploration and development of oil fields

PO Box 62042, Festival Tower, 23rd Floor Dubai Festival City Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 (4) 308 3800 Fax: +971 (4) 308 3801 Email: info@rakpetroleum.ae Website: www.rakpetroleum.ae Exploration, drilling and production of oil and natural gas; processing and blending

Dana Gas

Rampco International Technical Services

PO Box 2011 Sharjah, UAE Tel: +971 (0)6 5569444 Fax: +971 (0)6 556 6522 Email: mail@danagas.com Website: www.danagas.com/en Production, exploration and development of oil fields

PO Box 213389, No. 3502 Prism Tower Business Bay Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-321-0033 Fax: +971 4-321-0044 Email: rampco@emirates.net.ae / info@rampco.ae Website: rampcogroup.com/ Export and marketing of oil, gas and petrochemicals

Dolphin Energy

United Eastern Group

Dolphin Energy Limited Floors 19-22, Al Maqam Tower Sowwah Square, Al Maryah Island PO Box 33777 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2 6995500 Fax: +971 2 6446090 Email: info@dolphinenergy.com Website: www.dolphinenergy.com/en/ Production, exploration and development of oil fields

PO Box 7615, Liberty Tower, 4thFloor, Khalifa Street Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2-627-2737 Fax: +971 2-627-0048 Email: ueginfo@ueg.com Website: www.ueg.ae Holding company with activities in oil and gas including marketing

DubaiExporters

Al Nisr Publishing

M-50, Arabilla, Above Dubai Bank, Al Mamzar Deira Dubai PO Box 39619 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 2388667 Fax: +971 4 2388669 Website: www.dubaiexporters.com/ Automotive; food, kitchen and hotel supplies; building and interiors; consumer and household; medical and healthcare

PO Box 6519, Gulf News Building Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa Area Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-344-7100 Fax: +971 4-344-3108 Email: editor@gulfnews.com Website: www.gulfnews.com Printing, publishing and distribution of newspapers and magazines; radio broadcasting

ENOC Complex PO Box 6442 Dubai UAE Tel: +9714 3374400 Website: www.enoc.com/ Supply, trading and processing oil and gas

PUBLISHING, MEDIA, FILM, DESIGN

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UAE LISTINGS Al Yah Satellite Communications Company Al Falah City, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: +971 2 510 0000 Fax: +971 2 510 0001 Email: info@yahsat.ae Website: www.yahsat.ae Ownership, management and operation of satellites

UAE Tel: +971 2-505-5000 Fax: +971 2-575-8300 Email: info@adac.ae Website: www.adac.ae Owns, manages and maintains airports, free trade zones and car parking facilities

PHD Middle East

ADSO

Twofour54 – Media Zone Authority Eastern Ring Road – Salam Street Pink Building, no 2, 4th Floor PO Box 77805 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 4 457 4570 Fax: +971 4-368-8158 Email: infodubai@phdnetwork.com Website: www.phdnetwork.com Communications planning and media buying agency

Abu Dhabi Office: PO Box 746 Abu Dhabi Tel: +971 2-633-5567 Fax: +971 2-634-4886 Email: adso@emirates.net.ae Website: www.adsodxb.ae Clearing and forwarding services; warehousing; road transportation

SERVICE INDUSTRIES British Business Group (Dubai & Northern Emirates) British Embassy Compound l Seef Road, Bur Dubai PO Box 9333 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 397 0303 Fax: +971 4 397 0939 Email: info@britbiz-uae.com Website: www.britbiz-uae.com Association promoting trade between the UK and Dubai and the Northern Emirates ABCC

EBCOM Limited A4-56, Saif Zone, PO Box 7950 Sharjah UAE Tel: +971 6 557 1766 Fax: +971 6 557 1799 Email: ebcom@ebcomfzc.ae Website: www.ebcomfzc.com General trading ABCC

RAK Free Trade Zone Authority Government of Ras Al Khaimah PO Box 10055 Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Tel: +971 7 204 1111 Fax: +971 7 207 7120 Email: enquiry@rakftz.com; n.rinawi@rakftz.com Website: www.rakftz.com Free trade zone in the UAE

United Eastern Group Liberty Tower Sheikh Khalifa Street, PO Box 7615 Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +971 2 627 2737 Fax: +971 2 627 0048 Email: ueginfo@ueg.ae Website: www.ueg.com General trading, industry, agriculture, communications, marketing and media

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Aramex PO Box 95946, Plot 121-221, Office 5 Airport Road, Abdulrahim Al Zarooni Real Estate Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4-283-3944 Fax: +971 4-283-3945 Email: ir@aramex.com Website: www.aramex.com Provides freight forwarding services; international truck transportation; warehousing; messenger & courier services

Aries Marine and Engineering Services PO Box 24496, Al Mubarak Centre Tower 400, 20th Floor, Flat 415 Mina Road Sharjah, UAE Tel: +971 6-561-4166 Fax: +971 6-561-4167 Email: ariesmar@eim.ae Website: www.ariesmar.com Ship and design consulting firm; marine television broadcasting; marine tourism

UAE FREE ZONE Dubai Airport Freezone PO Box 491 Dubai UAE Tel: +97142995555 Fax : +97142995500 Email: sales@dafz.ae Website: www.dafz.ae Free Zone

RAK Free Trade Zone PO Box 10055, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Toll Free (UAE): 800 7111 Tel: +971 7 2041111 Fax: + 971 7 2077120 Email: inquiry@rakftz.com Free Zone

RAK Investment Authority P.O.Box 31291 Ras Al Khaimah, UAE RAKIA: Smail Abdelaziz Tel: +971 (0)7 206 8666 Mobile: +971 (0)52 987 5275 Fax: +971 (0)7 243 4464 Email:Smail.A@rakinvestmentauthority.com Website: www.rak-ia.com Free Zone and Non Free Zone facilities

Abu Dhabi Airports Company ADAC Building, Airport Road PO Box 94449 Abu Dhabi

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Fact File MAIN INDUSTRIES: crude oil production and petroleum refining; cotton textiles and leather goods; food processing; handicrafts; small aluminium products; cement; commercial ship repair; and natural gas production

OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Yemen CAPITAL: Sana’a POPULATION: 26,052,966 (July 2014 est) CURRENCY: Yemeni Riyal LANGUAGE: Arabic

EXPORTS: Crude oil, coffee, dried and salted fish and liquefied natural gas

AREA: 527,968 km2 GDP: $43.89 billion (2013 est)

IMPORTS: Food and live animals, machinery and equipment and chemicals

GDP GROWTH RATE: 3.8% (2013 est) MAIN AGRICULTURE: grain, fruits, vegetables, pulses, coffee, cotton; dairy products, livestock (sheep, goats, cattle, camels), poultry; and fish

Y

emen lies at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula and has frontiers with Saudi Arabia and Oman. It controls the strategic straits at the Southern entrance to the Red Sea (Bab al Mendab). The north of the country has three well-defined areas: a coastal strip along the Red Sea, the highlands inland and a desert area to the east. The south consists largely of mountains and desert. The people of Yemen are largely rural, but large-scale urbanisation in the last decade means that almost half of the population currently lives in towns. The capital Sana’a is also the main city for most businesses in Yemen. Aden, Taiz and Hodeidah each offers potential for businesses and several manufacturing plants are located in these cities. Yemen is highly dependent on declining oil resources for

January - August 2014, a decrease of $600m compared

Yemen’s macroeconomic situation was relatively

revenue. It accounts for roughly 25% of GDP and 63%

with the same period in 2013. Yemen has had to import

stable in 2013 and growth remained moderate, the IMF

of government revenue. Yemen is seeking to counter the

oil derivatives from abroad to meet the needs in the

commented in September 2014. Non-hydrocarbon

effects of its declining oil resources by diversifying its

domestic market with over $1.565bn during the past eight

growth was steady at about 4%, while hydrocarbon

economy through economic reforms first initiated in 2006

months of 2014, an increase of $113m from the same

growth picked up strongly, reversing part of the oil output

and designed to bolster non-oil sectors of the economy

period last year.

decline in the preceding two years. As a result, real GDP

and attract foreign investment.

Yemen exported its first liquefied natural gas as part

growth is estimated to have doubled to almost 5%. At

In January 2010, a Friends of Yemen group was set up

of its diversification effort in October 2009. The Balhaf

the same time, average inflation edged up slightly to

with the support of the world’s leading economies with

gas export terminal is run by France’s Total and has two

reach 11% (up from about 10% a year earlier), and the

the aim of supporting Yemen’s efforts toward economic

trains with a combined capacity to produce 6.7 million

exchange rate remained stable.

growth. In 2012, the Friends of Yemen pledged nearly

tons a year of liquefied natural gas, with most of it

Although grants declined by about 5% of GDP, the overall

$7 billion in assistance to the country. Yemen also

exported to Asia. The terminal delivers gas under long-

fiscal deficit deteriorated by only 0.6% of GDP to reach

endorsed a Mutual Accountability Framework to facilitate

term contracts to South Korea’s Kogas, Total and GDF

6.9%. This was achieved through a combination of

the efficient implementation of donor aid. Beset by

Suez. A planned major overhaul was carried out on train

expenditure restraint and an increase in non-hydrocarbon

challenges, Yemen’s GDP plunged almost 11% in 2011.

2 that should be completed in February, Yemen LNG said.

revenue. Subsidies and transfers were reduced by about

The availability of basic services, including electricity,

Other main sectors of the economy — tourism, agriculture

2.7% of GDP, mostly through limiting the supply of fuel

and fishing — require modernisation and investment.

products and shifting the schedule for payment of the

The long-term depletion of the country’s oil resources

subsidy bill by one month. Capital spending was reduced

has stimulated efforts to diversify the available sources of

by 1.3% of GDP.

public revenue. It reaffirmed its commitment to reforms

The decline in grants was mitigated by a healthy

water, and fuel, has improved in recent years, but progress toward achieving more sustainable economic stability has been slow and uneven. Yemen continues to face difficult long-term challenges, including declining water resources, high unemployment, food scarcity, and a high population growth rate.

in a plan detailing the country’s top ten development priorities. Despite ambitious plans, the country faces

growth in exports and in remittances. At the same time, capital outflows increased, reflecting large scheduled

Annual real GDP growth has averaged 3-4% since 2000.

difficult long term challenges, including declining water

Yemen has sought to counter the effects of declining

resources and a high population growth rate.

oil resources by diversifying its economy through an

The reserves of foreign exchange decreased to $5.18bn in

Arabian deposit of 2012. As a result, gross reserves

economic reform programme initiated in 2006 that is

August 2014, recording a decline of $67m compared with

declined by about $740m to reach $4.9bn, or 4.5 months

designed to bolster non-oil sectors and boost foreign

July, the IMF said. The country’s reserve fund increased by

of imports despite the sale to the central bank of pension

investment.

$430m in July after Saudi Arabia’s financial aid is added

funds’ foreign currency holdings of about $250m. On the

to the government account. According to a report issued

other hand, the real effective exchange rate appreciated

by the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY), the Bank covered the

by 6.5% due to relatively high domestic inflation and the

Oil and gas generate the majority of Yemen’s revenue

import bill of oil derivatives and basic foodstuffs during

nominal depreciation against the dollar of the currencies

but revenues from oil exports decreased to $1.2bn during

the same month with an amount equal to $163m.

of Yemen’s key trading partners.

OIL AND GAS

repatriation of past oil companies’ foreign direct investment and the non-recurrence of the large Saudi

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TOURISM Yemen has immense potential as a tourist centre and is seeking to revive its tourism industry. According to official estimates the tourism sector constitutes 3% of the GDP but Yemen is seeking to increase this proportion to reach 10% and 20%. A key attraction for both local and international visitors to the country is Socotra Island which lies some 240km east of the Horn of Africa and 380km south of the

has signed with different bodies to insure security and improve the quality of tourism in the Arab world.

BANKING AND FINANCE The country’s monetary policy continued to be generally prudent, the IMF observed, but fiscal dominance remained high. Broad money growth was slightly slower than the growth of nominal GDP, mostly reflecting the decline in net foreign assets. But net claims on central Private sector credit growth was also high at 39%, from

and a third of its plant life is unique to the location

a low base and after declining in the preceding two years.

island is among the top 10 islands in the world noted for unique and diverse flora and fauna. It is a highly scenic location measuring 132km in length and 49.7km in width.

British Embassy 938 Thahr Himyar Street East Ring Road, near Mövenpick Hotel, Sana’a Tel (for British nationals): +44 (0)20 7008 1500

government continued to grow rapidly at about 28%.

Arabian Peninsula. The island is extremely isolated and found nowhere else on the planet. In fact, the

Useful Contacts

The banking system remained stable, but vulnerabilities remain. Banks are profitable, and liquid and capital adequacy ratios are high, albeit in large part reflecting the large zero-risk-weighted government securities on banks’ balance sheet. Nonperforming loans remain high,

Yemen has expressed its intention to upgrade the

and so is asset concentration in government securities.

island’s airport into an international airport that would

Islamic banks have high exposure to the real estate

be able to receive tourists. Yemen tourism ministry

markets abroad. The banking sector remains small

officials have been seeking the help of the Arab Tourism

and underdeveloped, and financial markets and the

Organisation (ATO) to convince both tourists and

payment system are underdeveloped, limiting financial

investors to put their trust in the country.

intermediation and monetary policy transmission.

The understandable reluctance of international tourists to

Please note the Embassy temporarily suspended operations from 11 February 2015 Embassy of the Republic of Yemen 57 Cromwell Road, London SW7 2ED Tel: 020 7584 6607 Fax: 020 7589 3350 Email: Yemen.embassy@btconnect.com General Investment Authority (GIA) PO Box 19022 Tel: (+967) 1 434-312/13 Fax: (+967) 1 434-314 Email: info@giay.org www.investinyemen.org

visit the country during times of acute unrest has driven Yemen to focus more on local tourism and to convince Yemenis living abroad to visit their home country. The ATO signed an agreement with Yemen in December 2014 to help boost the struggling tourism sector. The agreement provides for training and workshops for Yemenis as well as seeking to convince investors to look to the country. It is expected that Yemen could

Federation of Yemen Chambers of Commerce and Industry Al-Qiyadah Road, PO Box 16992, Sanaa Email: fucci@y.net.ye Tel: +967 1 232 445 / +967 1 232 361 Fax: +967 1 221 765 / +967 2 251 551 Website: www.fycci.org.ye

also benefit from the over 80 agreements that the ATO

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YEMEN LISTINGS AEROSPACE, DEFENCE, MARINE, AUTOMOBILES Automotive & Machinery Trading Centre AMTC Building (Glass fronted building located between Royal School & Al Tayyeba Bakery) Nada Sultan Street (Iran Street), Haddah Sana’a - Republic of Yemen Tel: + 967 1 433260 Fax: + 967 1 433273 Email: amtc@amtc-yemen.com Website: www.toyotayemen.com Distribution of Toyota cars in Yemen and other core business

Al Rowaishan Motors PO Box 19199 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967-1-450110 Fax: +967-1-448926 Email: armotors@y.net.ye ; info@rgyemen.com Website: www.alrowaishangroup.com Distributor of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Vehicles

Natco Corporate 1187, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 (1) 441500 Fax: +967 (1) 441544 Email: info@natco.com.ye Website: www.natcoyemen.com/ Distribution agreements with a number of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, and essential spare parts supply, tires, and all forms of vehicle lubricants

National Trading Company Natco Building, 4th floor, Djibouti Street, Hadda Area, Diplomatic Zone PO Box 1187 Sanaa Republic of Yemen Tel: 967 1-441500 Fax: 967 1-441544 Email: info@natco.com.ye Website: www.natco.com.ye Diverse trading company

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, FOOD & DRINK Al-Gharasi Int’l Trading & Cold Stores Corp. Al-Gharasi Building, Zubeiry Street PO Box 1270 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 683179 / 683300 Fax: +967 1 683173 / 240104 Email: info@algharasi.com Website: www.algharasi.com/index.htm Manufacturing, export- import and distributing of various kinds of consumable and non-consumable goods

Al Saeed Trading Company Ahmad Hayel Saeed Building, Al Mowasalat Street PO Box 4274 Taizz

Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 (4) 232727 Fax: +967 (4) 223851 Email: info@alsaeedtrading.com Website: www.alsaeedtrading.com Produces a wide range of products, confectionery and stationery

Arwa Mineral Water Company Arwa Mineral Water Factory, Wadi Dhaher Road, Shamlan Area PO Box 883 Sana’a Yemen Republic Tel: +967-1-370-255/6/9 Fax: +967-1-370-257 Email: shamlan@y.net.ye Website: www.shamlan-water.com Produces pure mineral water

Taizz Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 4-247370 Fax: +967 4-247465 Email: ycgsi@y.net.ye Website: www.ycgsi.com Produces vegetable ghee, oils, margarine, detergent powder and soaps

Yemen Company for Industry and Commerce Sana’a Taiz Road, Al Hoban PO Box 5423 Taizz Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 4-218060 Fax: +967 4-218054 Email: ycic@ycic.com Website: www.ycic.com Manufacturing different kinds of chocolates and biscuits

Derhim Industrial Company Al Matrak Street, Al Marawa Industrial Area PO Box3667 Hoddeida Yemen Republic Tel: +967-3-311072 Fax: +967-3-311500 Email: info@dico-ye.com Website: www.dico-ye.com Manufactures carbonated beverages, fruit juice, energy drinks and water

BANKING & FINANCE

National Dairy and Food Company

CAC Bank

PO Box 5302 Taizz Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 4-218017 / 218011 / 12 Fax: +967 4-218016 Email: nadfood@y.net.ye Website: www.nadfood.com Produces food products, juice and concentrated milk

Alkiada Street - Sana’a Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1-220110 Fax: (+967) 1-220112 Email: cac.info@cacbank.com.ye Website: www.cacbank.com.ye Corporate banking, agricultural services

Tihama Tractors & Engineering Co Ltd

Central Bank of Yemen

Algeria Street, PO Box 49 Sana’a Yemen Republic Tel: +967-1-471 809 Fax: +967-1-472 007 Email: titra@y.net.ye Website: www.tihama-group.com Manufactures agricultural machinery, industrial products, machinery and equipment

Ali Abdul Mughini Street, PO Box 59 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 274318 / 314 Email: info@centralbank.gov.ye Website: www.centralbank.gov.ye Yemen’s central bank

Yemen Catering International Haddah Road, Al-Surmi St Building No. 17 Sana’a Yemen Republic Tel: +967 1 432 183 Fax: +967 1 426798 Email: info@ycicatnt.com Website: www.ycigroup.net Airline catering and support services; electromechanical; and camp services

Yemen Company for Ghee & Soap industry New Taiz Road PO Box 5273

Arab Bank Yemen PO Box 475 and 1301 Zubairi Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 276585/93 Fax: (+967) 1 276583 Email: info@arabbank.com.ye Website: www.arabbank.com Consumer banking, corporate and institutional banking

International Bank of Yemen 4444 Zubairy Street Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 407000 Fax: (+967) 1 407020 Email: info@ibyemen.com Website: www.ibyemen.com Commercial banking activities

National Bank of Yemen PO Box 5 Crater Aden Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 2 253753 Fax: (+967) 2 252325 Email: nby.ho@y.net.ye Website: www.nbyemen.com Commercial banking, asset management, risk insurance

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YEMEN LISTINGS Saba Islamic Bank Saif Bin Thi-Yazen Street Tahrir District PO Box 11054 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 286506 Fax: (+967) 1 286505 Email: info@sababank.com Website: www.sababank.com Sharia compatible commercial banking

Tadhamon International Islamic Bank Al Saeed Commercial Centre Building Al Zubairy Street, PO Box 2411 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 203270 Fax: (+967) 1 203271 Email: info@tiib.com Website: www.tiib.com Shari’a compliant banking solutions

Yemen Bank for Reconstruction and Development PO Box 541 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 14/295915 / +967-1-295915/14 Fax: (+967) 1271630 Email: ybrdo@y.net.ye Website: www.ybrdye.com Commercial banking; Investment in industrial and development projects

Yemen Commercial Bank Al Rowaishan Building Al Zubairy Street, PO Box 19845 Sana’a - Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 218591 Fax: (+967) 1 277289 Email: ycbho@y.net.ye Website: ycb.com.ye/ycb_new/ycb-en/Default.aspx Commercial banking, trade finance and investment

Yemen Gulf Bank Shawkani Street Safiya Area, PO Box 100 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 260823 Fax: (+967) 1 260824 Email: info@yg-bank.com Website: www.yg-bank.com Commercial banking services to private individuals and corporate entities

Yemen Kuwait Bank for Trade and Investment Al Zubairy Street, PO Box 987 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 209451 / 202190 / 202191 Fax: (+967) 1 535369 Email: sana@yk-bank.com Website: www.yk-bank.com Personal and corporate banking services

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CHEMICALS, MINING & METALS Sheibani Group Sheibani Group Building, Hosaib Street, Bir Bacha, PO Box 5726 Taizz Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 4 242401/3/10 Fax: +967 4 242386 Email: info@sheibanigroup.com Website: www.sheibani-group.com Manufactures a range of products

Yemen Pharma Co Tel: +967-4-402345 Fax: +967-4-414947 Mobile: +967-777444512 / +967-770830208 Email: sales@Yemenpharma.com Website: yemenpharma.com/en/index.htm Pharmaceutical, solutions, equip and medical equipment

CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING & REAL ESTATE Aden Free Zone Aden Free Zone, Khurmaksar Al-Mansoura, Kaltex, Aden, PO Box 6137 Khormaksar Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 - 2 -395596 Fax: +967 - 2- 395608 Email: adenfz@y.net.ye Website: www.adenfreezone.com Free trade zone

Alarabia United Company PO Box 18085, Hada Street Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 450 840 Fax: +967 1 450 844 Email: rad@auc.com.ye Website: auc.com.ye/English/en_index.html Development projects

Almadain Real Estate PO Box 7322, Aden Republic of Yemen Tel: +96700 2 275999 Fax: +96700 2 275888 Email: eamar@eamarco.com Website: www.madainaden.com/index.htm Real estate

Al-YEMEN AL-SAEED OFFICE For Contracting, Engineering & Trade PO Box 2369 Sana’a - Republic of Yemen Tel: +9671-446330 /441869 Fax: +9671-441868 Website: www.alyemen-alsaeed.com/ Construction and design

Al -Yoser Engineering Wadi Al Qadi Street, ALYOSR Building Tel: +967 4 250553 / 777271252

Sana’a Branch:, Sheraton Street Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 302407/ 770700405 Aden branch: ALsheikh Othman Aden Republic of Yemen Tel: + 967 7 77704121 Email: info@alyoser-eng.com Website: www.alyoser-eng.com Architecture, civil, water and highways engineering

Arabian Group of Companies Street No 22 Villa No 54, PO Box 19844 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Email: info@arabian-yemen.com

Dome Trading & Contracting Co. Ltd. Villa No. 18, Street #38, PO Box 16187 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 414051 / 023 Fax: +967 1 414044 Email: domeyemen@domeyemen.com Website: www.domeint.com Health, safety and environmental consultancy, construction, maintenance, project development and supply of equipment and services

Engicon PO Box 16350, Hada Street Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 430069 Fax +967 1 430068 Website: www.engicon.com/ Engineering & design

Mutahar Mukhtar Construction Company Mujahed Street - Sana’a, PO Box 1769 CR 1677 Republic of Yemen Tel: +967-1- 241578 Fax: +967-1-506777 / 265004 Email: mutaharmukhtar@y.net.ye ; info@mmccyemen.net Website: mmccyemen.net/index.html Experienced in design/build general contractor and professional construction services manager

Yemen International for Construction & Trading Co Ltd PO Box 5557, 60th Road Sana’a Yemen Tel: +967 1 684777 Fax: +967 1 684888 Email: info@yict.co Website: www.yict.co/en/ General contracting services, health, safety and environment projects

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS Griffin International Ltd PO Box 7292, Sana’a

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YEMEN LISTINGS Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 440625 Fax: +967 1 440622 Email: wp@griffin-ltd.com Website: www.griffin-ltd.com/international_profile.html IT security business activities and delivering solutions remote areas within West Asia

MTN Yemen Telecommunication Company MTN - Beirut Tower, Haddah, Beirut Street Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 7-3333-3333 Fax: +967 1-407-1761 Email: customer_service@mtn.com.ye Website: www.mtn.com.ye Telecommunications services

Public Electricity Corporation Ministry of Electricity and Energy Building Airport Street, Al Jaraf Area Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1-328141 Fax: +967 1-328150 Email: ypecnt@y.net.ye Website: www.pec.com.ye Generation, transmission and distribution of electric power

Public Telecommunication Corporation Madar Street, Al Hasaba, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1-331140 Fax: +967 1-331150 Email: ptc@yemen.net.ye Website: www.ptc.gov.ye Operation, management and maintenance of fixed telecommunication network

Telecommunication And Information Technology City General Telecomm.Institute (Gti) Alhasabah - Television Road, PO Box 25450, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967-1- 331199 Fax: +967-1-331293 Email: gti@yemen.net.ye Website: www.gti.edu.ye Telecommunications training

Y - Telecom Y Telecom Building, 50th Street, Haddah, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 7-0099-1000 Fax: +967 7-0099-1001 Email: internal-com@y-gsm.com Website: www.y-gsm.com Development, management and operations of GSM mobile telecommunication network

Yemen Company for Mobile Telephony SabaFon Blue Building,

Zubeiry Street PO Box 18550, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 711-111-000 Fax: +967 711-111-901 Email: website@sabafon.com Website: www.sabafon.com GSM mobile telecommunications network

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS & MEDICAL A’Alam Al-Dawa Group Limited

Yemen Computer Company Ltd 4 Mugadishu St, Hadda Road, PO Box 340 4 Mogadishu St, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967-1-208811/4 Fax: +967 1 209523 Email: ycc@yccnet.com Aden office: 3, Bin Mehri Bldg. Khormaksor, PO Box 381 Aden Republic of Yemen Tel: + 967-2-233857 Website: www.yccnet.com Computer hardware and software distributor and vendor

Yemen International Telecommunications Company 26 September Street, PO Box 168, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1-7522000 Fax: +967 1-270848 Email: teleyemen@y.net.ye Website: www.teleyemen.com.ye International telecommunications and internet services

Yemen Mobile Telecommunication Technology City Building, Television Street, Northern Area, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1-337555 Fax: +967 1-337111 Email: info@yemenmobile.com.ye Website: www.yemenmobile.com.ye Operates and manages a CDMA mobile telecommunication network

Yemen Trading & Construction Co PO Box 1092 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 264005 Fax: +967 1 240624 Website: www.toshiba-gulf.com/ Copiers, printers, faxes, scanners and E-solutions

Yemen Trading Corporation (YTC) PO Box 71, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 444881 Fax: 967 1 444883 Email: sales@yementrading.com Website: www.yementrading.com/index.html Construction and IT services

Al-Sheree St (Behind Plaza Hotel), PO Box 4242 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 271831 /278644 Fax: +967 1 272635 Mobile: + 967-711604299 Email: aal-dawa@y.net.ye / info@aaldawa.com Website: www.aaldawa.com/ Drug importing, distribution, general agencies, and investment

Aheel Trading Corporation Behind Sheba Hotel, PO Box 5077 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 297 727 Fax: +966 1 482 474 Email: info@atheelmedical.com Website: www.atheelmedical.com Medical equipment

Al Ghazali for Trade and Medicine 22 May Street, PO Box 2069 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1-675280 Fax: +967 1-675277 Email: f.ghazali@yemen.net.ye Website: www.ghazalipharma.com Marketing and distribution of pharmaceuticals

AL-MARWAN MEDICAL CORPORATION Horrya St, Beside Horrya Bridge Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel / Fax: +967 1 254 132 Mobile: +967 1 777 94 7575 Email: postmaster@yemenbusiness.net Website: www.yemenbusiness.net/ Distributor of medical & laboratory equipment, pharmaceuticals

Amir Al Din Company Limited Altahreer- 25’ Saif Ben Thi Yazen Street PO Box 8432 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 275395/ 271683 Fax: +967 1 273330 Email: info@amiraldinco.com Website: www.amiraldinco.com/ Importation, distribution and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical appliances

Modern Medical Technology Est Damascus St, Haddah, PO Box 16165 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 421525 Fax: +967 1 421575 Website: www.mmteyemen.com/ Distributor of medical equipment, medical disposables and supplies

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YEMEN LISTINGS Sam Medical Corporation

Yemen General Insurance Company

Al-Howban, Beside Hayel Saeed Factory Complex PO Box 6330 Taiz Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 4 218111 Fax: +967 4 218113 Email: info©sammedical-ye.com Website: www.sammedical-ye.com/ Working in field of medical equipment and consumables

25 Algiers Street, Sana’a , Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1442074 Fax: (+967) 1446394 Email: ygi@yginsurance.com Website: www.yginsurance.com Insurance products

INSURANCE & EQUITY Al-Amal Microfinance Bank Al-Amal Microfinance Bank Building, Bagdad Street Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 449731 Fax: (+967) 1 449721 Email: info@alamalbank.com Website: www.alamalbank.com Investment banking

Al-Kuraimi Islamic Microfinance Bank Haddah Building Alkuraimi PO Box 19357, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1269399 / +967 1503888 Fax: + 967 1 266202 Email: alkuraimi@alkuraimi.com Website: www.alkuraimi.com Exchange, savings and financing services

Aman Insurance Company Aman Insurance Company Building, Zubairy Street PO Box 21120, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 202105 / 214104 / 214093 Fax: (+967) 1 209452 Email: amaninsco@net.ye Website: www.amaninsco.com Insurance services for motor, property and reinsurance

Mareb Yemen Insurance Company Al Zuberi Street, PO Box 2284, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1 206126 Fax: (+967) 1 206118 Email: mareyinsco74@y.net.ye Website: www.marebyins.com Insurance services

United Insurance Company-Yemen Al-Saeed Commercial Building - 2nd Floor, Zubeiry PO Box 1883, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: (+967) 1555555 Fax: (+967) 1214012 Email: uicyemen@uicyemen.com Website: www.uicyemen.com Insurance and reinsurance products

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LEISURE, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY Al Kathiri Investment Group Arwa Building, Al Tawahi Crater, PO Box 1288 Aden Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 2 257411 / 2 204173 Fax: +967 2 257413 / 2 204172 Email: AKIgroup@y.net.ye Website: www.aki-groups.com Tourism and leisure services

Sofitel Taiz Al Domalah Mountain Al Hoban, PO Box 4740 Taizz Republic of Yemen Tel: 967 4-200311 Fax: 967 4-200312 Email: sofiteltaiz@accoryemen.com Website: www.sofitel.com Tourism and leisure services

Universal Group Universal Building, 60 Meters Road, PO Box 18226 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: 967 1-440305 / 440307 Fax: 967 1-440306 Email: info@universalyemen.com Website: www.universalyemen.com Tourism services

MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS Longulf Yemen PO Box 16431, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 539 705 Fax: +967 1 539 704 Mob: +967 737 007 007 Email: info@concordiaco.com Website: www.longulf.com/ Food and packaging manufacturers throughout the world specialising particularly in the Middle East markets

Mohammed Saif Thabet Group of Companies PO Box 7223, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 417032 Fax: +967 1 417039 Email: info@diamond-ye.com Website: www.diamond-ye.com Construction, money exchange, general trading, travel and tourism

The Thabet Group Kilo-7 Sana’a Street, PO Box 4422, Hodeidah Republic of Yemen

Tel: +967 3 228493 / +967 1 400269 Fax: +967 3 228385 Email: autosales@tehama.com.ye General trading, machinery, food and other supplies

OIL AND GAS Aden Refinery Company (ARC) Buriqa Area, Little Aden City, PO Box 3003 Aden Republic of Yemen Tel: 967 2-376214 / 376234 Fax: 967 2-376600 / 376601 Email: info@arc-ye.com Website: www.arc-ye.com Oil refinery

Calvalley Petroleum Ltd PO Box 7090 Hadda Area, Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +9671 41 5555 Fax: +9671 42 3580 Email: inquiries@calvalleypetroleum.com Website: www.calvalleypetroleum.com/ International oil and gas company

Tehama Hodeidah Office: PO Box 4422 Kilo-7, Sana’a Street, Hodeidah Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 3 228496 (8 lines) Fax: +967 3 228856/228386 Website: www.tehama.com.ye/ Oil & gas, power generation, land forming, road building, water and sanitation, communication, transportation, material handling, agriculture and irrigation, mining, construction and infrastructure, stevedoring and marine

Yemen LNG Company Ltd Hadda Area, Opposite Hadda Hotel Adhban Building, PO Box 15347 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 438000 / 439000 Email: pr@yemenlng.com Website: www.yemenlng.com Production and delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas

YICOM Aljzaeer Street, PO Box 11993 Sana’a Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 - 1 – 203925 /7 Fax: +967 - 1 - 203923 Email: yicom@yicom.net Website: www.yicom.net/ Oil and gas investor

SERVICE INDUSRIES Al Gharasi Group Zubeiry Street, PO Box 1270 Sana’a, Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 683179 / 683300 Fax: +967 1 683173 / 240104

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YEMEN LISTINGS Email: info@algharasi.com Website: www.algharasi.com Manufacturing, exporting, importing and distributing of consumable and non-consumable goods

Griffin Group PO Box 7292, Sanaa Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 1 440 625 Fax: +967 1 440 622 Email: hma@griffin-ltd.com Website: www.griffin-ltd.com/ Oilfield services, engineering and construction, security and border control, environmental monitoring and assessment, medical diagnostics products, shipping and logistics, travel and visas and advertising

Hodeidah Shipping & Transport Co SYC Kilo 7, Sanaa Street, PO Box 3337 Hodeidah Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 3 228543 / 228549 Fax: +967 3 228533 / 228542 Email: hodship@y.net.ye , agency@hodship.net Website: hodshipyemen.com/ Shipping and transport, expertise extends from ships agency and husbandry to stevedoring and container handling

Middle East Shipping Co ltd PO Box 3700, Al Hudaydah Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 3 - 203 977 Fax: +967 3 - 203 910/1/2 Email: mideast@mideastshipping.com Website: www.mideastshipping.com Shipping agency of all type of vessels, marketing, stevedoring, container logistics

Middle East Trading Company (Metco) Hayel Saeed Anam Building, 4th & 5th floor, Al Mugamma Street PO Box 5927, Taizz Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 4 - 215171/ 227524 Fax: +967 4-219869 Email: metco@metcotrading.com Website: www.metcotrading.com Exporting and importing consumer goods

TRANSPORT, SHIPPING & LOGISTICS Al Mansoob Commercial Group Al Mansoob Commercial, Ali Mohsen Street, PO Box 1439 Aden Republic of Yemen Tel: +967-2-201989 /202175/202910 Fax: 967-2-202559 Email: almansoob@y.net.ye ; MansoobCG@Hotmail.com Website: www.almansoob.com.ye Shipping agency services and general trading

Griffin Logistics Haddah Street - FedEx Building, PO Box 15079 Sana’a Tel: + 967 1 440 170 / +967 1 454 461 Fax: +967 1 440 162 Website: www.griffin-ltd.com/ Shipping, storage and clearance

GAC Yemen Gulf Agency Co (Yemen) Ltd Shopping Area 26 September Street Hodeidah Republic of Yemen Tel: +967 3 201 040 / +967 3 203 475 Fax: +967 3 203 477 Email: yemen@gac.com Website: www.gac.com/yemen Shipping and logistics services throughout the country

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Fact File OFFICIAL NAME: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland CAPITAL: London LAND AREA: 243,610 km2 POPULATION: 64.1 million (2013 Census, ONS) CURRENCY: Pound Sterling (GBP) GDP: 2.6% (2014)

KEY EXPORTS: Reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of distillation; vehicles and components; manufactured goods; food products; clothing; industrial supplies; and pharmaceuticals. EXPORT COUNTRIES: US, Germany, France, Netherlands and Irish Republic KEY IMPORTS: Manufactured goods, machinery, fuels and foodstuffs IMPORT COUNTRIES: Germany, US, China, Netherlands and Norway

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or much of 2014, the UK economy saw consistent growth which was in marked contrast to the fortunes of some neighbouring European economies and the wider world. The economy grew by 2.6% in 2014, the fastest pace since 2007 and up from 1.7% in 2013, official figures showed.

There are several reasons why the UK is retaining its

to 2.6% in 2014, the fastest in seven years. The BoE also

attractiveness to investors: it is a stable market; it

predicted that wages would start to grow faster.

has a talented and skilled labour force; a simple and

INFRASTRUCTURE Investment in infrastructure is seen as a vital means of

There was evidence of a slowing down going into 2015

stimulating business activity and achieving economic

with data on the construction, manufacturing and

regeneration. Overall £460bn worth of public and

services sectors suggests slower growth. Construction

private investment to the end of the decade and beyond

The UK is renowned for its innovative industries whose

output fell by more than first thought in the last three

is planned across key infrastructure sectors. The UK

success is encapsulated by the fact that the country

months of 2014, after the number of new homes being

government launched its latest National Infrastructure

built fell for the first time in almost two years. This is

Plan in December 2014 to highlight key projects and

a significant development because construction makes

assess the progress made since 2010 when the previous

up about 6% of the British economy. For 2014 as a

plan was launched. The plan aims to build the long-

The high-end property market has long been of interest

whole, construction output was up 7.4%, its fastest

term infrastructure to satisfy the UK’s growth needs

to investors from the Gulf and elsewhere but their

growth since 2010, but momentum has been slowing and

and ensure that it remains one of the world’s leading

interest has been concentrated on London until recently.

output in the month of December was only 5.5% higher

economies. The 2014 plan highlighted major projects that

The country’s trade deficit fell to its narrowest in over

compared with a year earlier, according to the Office for

need investment including £15bn for roads; £2.3bn flood

14 years in the three months to January 2015, helped

National Statistics.

defence; £38bn for national rail network; scoping for a

by rising exports and cheaper oil. This is seen as an

The BoE has held interest rates at a record low 0.5%

competitive tax regime; and a transparent regulatory system which makes it easier to do business.

accounts for 3.2% of global expenditure on research and development but has less than 1% of the world’s population, a point made by UKTI.

important sign of improvement in one of the economy’s weak spots. In January alone, the deficit in trade of goods and services shrank to £616 million ($923m), which was less than a third of its size in December, official data showed. It is good news for economic recovery which has relied heavily on domestic demand since the middle of 2013. The news shows that the UK has been making progress towards weaning the economy off its reliance on domestic consumers. The UK wants to double its exports to £1tn by 2020 and attract more inward investment in infrastructure projects. In 2015, the Bank of England announced that it expects stronger growth in the economy on the back of lower

for nearly six years, as of March 2015, but growing speculation of a possible increase prompted the British Chambers of Commerce to warn that raising them would pose a “huge risk” to the country’s economic recovery.

potential £1bn power-generating tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay; and targeted investment in science, ports, aviation, waste and social infrastructure. The UK government states that since it was elected in 2010 over 2500 different projects or schemes have been delivered including 55 major roads and transport schemes, over 500 flood and coastal erosion defence

Investment by businesses fell at its sharpest rate in

improvements, 20GW of new electricity generation

nearly six years in the last quarter of 2014, hit by lower

capacity created and 1.5 million homes provided with

investment in the petroleum sector as global oil prices

access to superfast broadband for the first time.

fell. British gross domestic product between October and December 2014 grew by a quarterly 0.5%, slowing from 0.7% in the third quarter, the ONS said. In year-on-year terms, growth was 2.7%, also unchanged from last month’s preliminary estimate by the ONS.

Commenting on the delivery process for implementing these ambitious plans, the professional body, RICs (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), called for the setting up of private sector-led “Olympic style” delivery partnerships for infrastructure projects.

global oil prices but saw little need to raise interest

Business investment fell by 1.4% in the fourth quarter

rates. The BoE forecast that the economy will grow by

from the previous three-month period after 1.2% fall in

FINANCE SECTOR

2.9% in 2015, which would represent its fastest growth

the third quarter. The quarterly fall in investment was

UK’s financial regulatory architecture was overhauled in

in nearly a decade, as the drop in oil prices puts more

the biggest drop since the second quarter of 2009 and

2013 with the establishment of the Prudential Regulation

money into the pockets of consumers and businesses.

contrasted with a forecast for an increase of 1.9% in a

Authority, Financial Conduct Authority, and Financial

This will continue the growth in the economy which rose

Reuters poll.

Policy Committee. Efforts are continuing to strengthen

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bank balance sheets and implement durable structural

games, publishing, museums and galleries, music,

return to pre-financial crisis levels by the first quarter of

reforms to the financial sector.

technology and television. These activities are an

2015 but still remained slightly below their peak before

important source of job creation for the UK and together

the May 2010 general election, a leading think tank

they accounted for 1.71m jobs in 2013 or 5.6% of total

said. The recovery in living standards during the current

sector at the start of 2015, but this comes against the

UK jobs.

recession had been far slower than following previous

background of a progressive decline in posts in high

The UK’s creative industries contributed a record

recessions in the 1980s and 1990s, observed the Institute

street banks. Jobs in financial services in London rose

£76.9bn to the economy in 2013, after growing by almost

17% in February 2015 compared to a year earlier, buoyed

10% year on year. Growth was higher than in any other

by strong equity markets around the globe and improving

UK industry and was three times the average increase in

and cuts to welfare benefits.

economic confidence. After subdued hiring activity in

the wider economy during the period.

A report from think tank, the Social Market Foundation,

A sign of a revival in financial services was seen in the rising number of new employment opportunities in the

January, 3,010 jobs were created in the City in February,

for Fiscal Studies. The slow recovery reflected weak wage growth, the effect of tax rises for higher earners

published 10 March 2015 warned that the wealth gap in

compared with 2,580 jobs in the same month in 2014,

PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE

according to data from financial services recruitment

The UK property market is a notably attractive

The research revealed that younger people and those on

proposition for Arab investors with London and regional

low incomes in the UK have substantially less savings

cities offering the potential for high returns. Gulf

and higher levels of debt than before the economic

investors account for the highest proportion of overseas

downturn. Their position stood in stark contrast to the

investors in the capital, but investors are turning to

top income group, whose financial wealth grew by almost

regional UK property markets. Despite lower oil prices,

two-thirds and whose debt levels declined sharply.

firm Astbury Marsden. In contrast, British banks have continued to reduce their staffing levels. For example, RBS announced a major downsizing of its investment bank that could result in the loss of up to 14,000 of 18,000 jobs, the Financial Times reported. Barclays, meanwhile, is in the process of reducing 7,000 jobs over a three year period. The general trend towards less clerical posts can be attributed to the introduction of new technology which is enabling consumers to access

investors from Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds injected nearly £2bn into London real estate in Q4 2014, according to figures from international real estate firm JLL.

the UK had widening dramatically over the past decade.

The report, Wealth in the downturn: Winners and losers, compares the levels of financial wealth (savings and investments) and debt (including loans, overdrafts and

A recent trend has seen investors from the UAE,

hire-purchase agreements but excluding mortgages) of

phone, tablet or laptop.

particularly Dubai, turn increasingly to the buy-to-let

individuals in 2012-13 (the latest available data) against

market in regional UK cities. 18% of buy-to-let property

individuals in 2005. The report also took a sample of

INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT

sales in UK regions now come from Emirati investors, as

individuals over time to see if they were better or worse

they look to capitalise on lower prices and strong rental

off before or after the crash.

banking services in new forms, such as on their smart

Industrial output fell by a monthly 0.1% in January 2015. The ONS said manufacturing output slid 0.5% in January

growth in areas outside of London.

An indication of the strength of the UK economy is the

from December 2014. The biggest drag came from the

From 6 April 2015, capital gains tax (CGT) will apply

number of people choosing to take up residence. ONS

computer, electronic and optical sector in which output

on capital gains realised in the sale or disposal of

figures show this has been rising significantly with

plunged by 9.5%, its biggest monthly fall since early

all residential property by non-resident individuals,

532,000 people migrating to the UK in the year ending

2002, the ONS said.

non-resident trustees, personal representatives of a

September 2014. The figure includes 60,000 more EU

non-resident deceased person and some non-resident

migrants and 25,000 migrants from the rest of the

companies.

world compared with a year previously. There were

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES The creative industries are an important and growing

more than 218,000 students. In fact foreign students are

part of the modern UK economy. The sector embraces

LIVING STANDARDS

advertising, architecture, theatre, crafts, design, film,

The living standards of British people had started to

now a major economic asset with higher education, the country’s eighth-biggest export industry, valued at £8bn.

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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is determined to support UK businesses on their journey to exporting. According to our research, almost half of UK firms have ambitions to grow internationally, so there is no doubt that there are substantial opportunities for growth with our Arab trading partners. By embracing new markets, firms can access a larger customer base and contribute to private-sector growth. The Arab nations are a vital market for UK businesses and provide attractive opportunities for growth in a range of sectors. The BCC is proud to be promoting international trade by working in partnership with UK Trade and Investment and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to develop and accredit British Chambers and business groups in 41 high-growth countries worldwide, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. This partnership is providing British companies with practical advice, support and new business connections each and every day in Arab nations. We are pleased to work closely with the ArabBritish Chamber of Commerce and look forward to developing this relationship in the future. I wish the A-BCC every success in the future. John Longworth Director General British Chambers of Commerce

standard of business support, and to connect them and regional business networks with their counterpart overseas Chambers and business networks so that UK business can benefit from one cohesive, global British business network for the first time. Through the initiative, UK businesses benefit from:

• • • THE ULTIMATE BUSINESS NETWORK The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is a dynamic, high-profile and independent business network with Chambers across the UK. Local Chambers sit at the heart of the community, working with businesses of all sizes, and representing all sectors. Our mission is to make the Chamber network an essential part of growing business; we do this by sharing opportunities, knowledge and expertise. We have been growing British business for more than 150 years, providing companies with practical support, useful connections and valuable access to new ideas and innovations. Even though we are not for profit, we are powerfully placed to help those who are. As a member of a local Chamber, firms can join a unique organisation with a strong campaigning voice for the interests of business in Westminster, Whitehall, town halls and Brussels, where we promote pro-growth policies and defend business priorities. Firms can also access a range of services, networking and support from their Chamber, to help them do business every day.

OVERSEAS BUSINESS NETWORKS The Overseas Business Networks (OBN) initiative aims to transform the support available for British companies seeking to do business overseas, starting in 41 highgrowth, hard-to-access markets across the world. It is a crucial part of the drive to double the UK’s annual exports to £1 trillion and to increase the number of UK exporters by 100,000 by 2020. The BCC has two core functions to help achieve this: to accredit the overseas network in line with the UK Chambers so that business can be confident in one global

Better practical information on business opportunities in new markets A wider range of overseas services, support and advice on the ground New services, such as British Business Centres, offering dynamic spaces for businesses to network, hot desk, set up in-market and engage with local business networks on the ground A global, connected British business support network, operating at home and overseas.

With investment from both the UK government and the private sector, this initiative has developed a strong and practical platform for UK exporting – focused directly on the needs of UK businesses seeking to succeed in markets across the globe.

EXPORT BRITAIN The Export Britain website provides qualified advice to SMEs that either want to begin exporting, or wish to grow their existing export business. The website showcases opportunities in key international markets and links UK exporters to support available from British Chambers and business groups both in the UK and around the world. It helps growing and prospective exporters navigate through the export journey by signposting the support available to them. Export Britain also provides information on export training and documentation, events and trade missions, and inspiring case studies featuring successful UK exporters. www.exportbritain.org.uk Contact details British Chambers of Commerce 65 Petty France St James Park London SW1H 9EU Tel: 020 7654 5800 Email: info@britishchambers.org.uk www.britishchambers.org.uk

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innovation in developing and producing jobs for our young people, and in creating our National “Invest in Youth” Business Panels. AND THERE IS MUCH MORE TO COME.

SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN A GLOBAL WORLD Our business leadership, insight and economic intelligence gives businesses the information and knowledge to determine where to invest in Scotland and how to support business growth. I know from our economic intelligence that Scottish businesses have a strong desire to explore business opportunities in the Arab marketplace. Our International Business Ambassadors, operating in key marketplaces around the world, play a vital role in supporting businesses to export and import. This direct business to business support is key in providing practical information on new markets and is creating a global, well connected Scottish business Network, operating right here in Scotland and across the world.

By business, for business defines the commitment and ambition of Scottish Chambers of Commerce to increase our trade across the world. Right now, business is “Great for Scotland” and as the nation’s largest, most influential and representing all sectors of our economy we are the first port of call for our international friends who want to identify and connect with “Business Scotland”. Driven by our own intelligence we recognise there is a strong desire to expand our business operations with our Arab trading partners coupled with an increasing demand from our wider international partners to invest here. This will be our lever to achieve increased exports, whilst sharing our rich heritage, learning and culture.

OUR INFLUENCE & SKILLED WORKFORCE

The time for doing business in Scotland is now – lets grasp this opportunity together. I look forward to working with the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce to increase our business partnerships and develop our trading links. Liz Cameron OBE Director & CEO Scottish Chambers of Commerce

SCOTLAND’S INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS TO BUSINESS NETWORK Scottish Chambers of Commerce is the largest and most influential B2B Connecting Network of its kind. We encompass all the key geographical regions and sectors in Scotland. Through our network of 26 chambers, we are connected immediately with all key business sectors, we are the private sector international access point to doing business with businesses in Scotland. Our local Chambers play a key role in providing strong, consistent business to business connections providing unparalleled opportunities to share knowledge, expertise, advice and support. We have been recognised world-wide for our outstanding Business Mentoring Programme – now having matched over 8,000 businesses with voluntary business leaders passing their knowledge and expertise to others; our

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Scotland’s workforce is a core part of our global competitive advantage. I have seen first-hand how skilled our workforce is and the difference this immense talent is contributing to our economic growth and opportunity. Our influence in shaping the future of business in Scotland and determining the requirements of our future workforce is unmatched. In order to drive growth in Scotland, we have provided real-time business intelligence to the Scottish, United Kingdom and European Parliaments. We have helped shape our devolved government in Scotland, whilst enjoying the wider benefits of being part of the United Kingdom. To our trading partners and friends – lets continue to develop our relationships to benefit all of us. Contact details 30 George Square Glasgow G2 1EQ Tel: 0141 204 8316 Email: admin@scottishchambers.org.uk www.scottishchambers.org.uk

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Largely as a result of its oil and gas activities, Aberdeen City & Shire is considered to be the most internationalised area in the UK. Export is critically important for the region to develop its economy and support its role as a global oil and gas hub. The Chamber has a strong international capability with a large staff to meet the needs of its members, especially important as the region is unusual with many of its exporters being small companies and many of its export destinations being remote from the UK, emerging economies often reflecting the centres of oil and gas operation. A key activity for the Chamber is to provide support to companies wishing to enter these markets. AGCC provides export intelligence to its members through a programme of events, seminars, conferences, articles in trade magazines and, most importantly, one-to-one meetings. The Chamber has traditionally been a major supplier of trade missions and learning journeys, normally running four to six per year to a wide range of destinations. We also provide seven different international trade training courses. Bob Collier Chief Executive Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

SERVICES

consultants for further consultancy work.

AGCC’s experienced International Business team can provide companies with business advice in support of market entry and export initiatives. Our comprehensive databases and co-operation with other support organisations enable us to tap into many resources and respond quickly to members’ requirements. Our network extends locally, nationally and internationally. The team can also be commissioned to perform bespoke projects such as the development of export strategies, production of export business plans, sales and marketing support and business development. Market research can be performed either in the form of desk research or in-market research.

CONSULTANCY AGCC has consultants at hand that can provide companies with paid-for consultancy in the following fields:

• • •

Market entry Export licensing Export documentation.

The international trade team leader can help them assess their exact needs through a one-to-one free consultation and guide them onto the most appropriate

BUSINESS MENTORING Business Mentoring is a service that is provided through the partnership of Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC), Scottish Enterprise (SE) and the European Social Fund (ESF). The strategic aims of the service are to contribute to the improved performance of Scottish businesses and the economy by assisting and encouraging more businesses that are seeking to develop and grow, both domestically and internationally.

EXPORT DOCUMENTATION Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce is ready to make the whole documentation process as straightforward as possible, and can ensure that goods travel with ease, providing our members with peace of mind.

INWARD TRADE MISSION AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AGCC arranges inward-bound trade missions to Aberdeen. These events generate significant new business opportunities for North-east companies with experience in the North Sea and in operating in hostile offshore environments.

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During visits to Aberdeen, delegations learn about the city’s history and experience as the acknowledged oil and gas capital of Europe, meet oil industry and key public sector officials, and gain a general overview of the region’s capabilities and expertise.

THE AFRICA BUSINESS CENTRE (ABC) The Africa Business Centre is an industry-led organisation run under the auspices of the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce. Established 15 years ago as the UK West Africa Action Group, ABC was launched in 2010 to broaden UK WAAG’s original West Africa brief to include all of Sub-Saharan Africa. ABC heightens awareness of opportunities in Africa’s growing energy sector, promotes the UK’s expertise and capabilities and assists its members in entering these difficult markets.

POLICY The policy team works on members’ behalf to highlight the issues that matter to businesses with government, politicians and civil servants. They have direct access to the key decision makers and can also give members the opportunity to have direct access with those making the decisions that affect their businesses. From employment rules to exporting, to access to finance, government policy has an impact on business activities, so it is important that North-east businesses have a team on their side to highlight what they need to drive a successful economy. Members have the opportunity to directly influence our policy positions by taking part in the regular policy

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events, participating in consultation preparations and letting the policy team know their views.

TAP INTO A GLOBAL NETWORK AGCC work very closely on international trade matters with multipliers such as UK Trade & Investment, Scottish Development International, the City & Shire Councils, China Britain Business Council and many other partner organisations. AGCC is also a member of the North East Scotland Export Partnership. This association has been formed in an effort for trade organisations in the region to work collaboratively and efficiently. It includes the main public and private sector stakeholders in the region’s international trade activity. Finally AGCC members can tap into the British Chambers of Commerce and Scottish Chambers of Commerce networks that extend globally.

economic agenda on behalf of our members and the business community.Founded in 1854 and incorporated in 1877, AGCC is an accredited member of both the British Chambers of Commerce and Scottish Chambers of Commerce and the only truly independent UK business support organisation which has local representation, credibility in the eyes of government and the media, and is consulted at all levels by the Scottish Government and Westminster. Contact details Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce The Hub Exploration Drive Aberdeen Energy Park Bridge of Don AB23 8GX Tel: 01224 343900 Email: info@agcc.co.uk www.agcc.co.uk

CHAMBER PROFILE Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) is North-east Scotland’s leading private sector, member-focused, business organisation. The Chamber represents more than 1,300 businesses with almost 130,000 employees in the private sector covering all industry sectors, ranging in size from sole traders to multi-national corporations. The Chamber works at local, national and international level to provide a comprehensive portfolio of business services, support and advocacy. It is a key player regionally and nationally in lobbying, service provision and in setting the business and

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BIRMINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

So that’s why the Chamber is here to help – we prove on a daily basis that the GBCC is regarded as THE ‘go-to’ organisation for business support and services. Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (BGCC) is continuing to evolve to meet the new business demands presented in the 21st century. It is vital that the Chamber is open for all because the well-being of the region depends on all businesses thriving and that they know they can come to us for help in many areas. We want every business person in the Greater Birmingham area and their employees to know that the GBCC is here to help. Our services include international expertise, translations, export documentation and training plus free legal, HR and auditing advice. Many of these services are aimed at helping boost exports from the region to all parts of the world, including increasingly important trade partners such as the Middle East. The West Midlands has seen the highest growth in international trade, with exports from the region nudging closer to the £28 billion mark in 2014. According to annual statistics from HM Revenue & Customs, the West Midlands is the top region for overseas growth, having the highest year-on-year percentage increase (19.2 per cent) in exports in England. The benefits of export include: Exports contribute about 60 per cent of GDP growth; One in four jobs in the UK is linked to overseas business; Up to 3.5m jobs are linked to our trade with the EU. Exporting makes companies more competitive, productive and resilient – but they can’t do it on their own.

We also have a great reputation for influencing decision-makers. It has been the GBCC’s lobbying service that has promoted and supported enterprises like the NEC, which would not have been established in Birmingham had it not been for our far-sightedness.

BUSINESS SUPPORT POINTING YOUR COMPANY IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR SUCCESS

The GBCC led the government in persuading it to prioritise New Street Station redevelopment. The extension of Birmingham Airport was only possible because the Chamber made a successful bid for £17.5 million Regional Growth Fund finance.

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce delivers a number of programmes designed to help businesses realise their growth aspirations. It can also help identify other schemes that may be applicable to your particular industry.

It was the GBCC that led the reshaping of the automotive sector through the £45 million Accelerate project, ensuring the supply chain to MG Rover survived the closure of the car company

The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme is a competition-based fund that will provide grant support between £10,000 to £100,000 to SMEs operating within the green sector or seeking to diversify into the green sector and located within the West Midlands Region.

We have also championed many other causes, including the HS2 project to link London, Birmingham and the North with high speed rail. Our support recognises that HS2 is vital for economic growth and wealth and job creation, not only for the Midlands but for the whole of the country. We have a strong track record of shaping and delivering results over our 200-year history, demonstrating that the GBCC is here for the longhaul no matter which political party is in power or what bodies different governments create to support business. The GBCC believes in the city region’s potential to be the best place in Europe to set-up and run a business. Jerry Blackett Chief Executive Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

GREEN BRIDGE SUPPLY CHAIN

This programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and runs until March 2015. The fund is designed to help eligible companies that have been trading for 12 months grow their business. Call Jeanette Peters on 0121 607 1930 Email j.peters@birmingham-chamber.com

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME The Business Development Programme offers comprehensive business support of £10,000 to £15,000 to SMEs to help them grow their business. This programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and runs until May 2015. To be eligible for the programme, SMEs must have been trading for more than six months and be based in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area. Other criteria will also apply. Call Sandra Cunningham on 0121 607 1874 Email s.cunningham@birmingham-chamber.com

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GROWTH VOUCHERS The Growth Vouchers programme offers up to £2,000 grant support to help small businesses grow and runs until March 2015. The programme will focus on small businesses accessing professional advice for the first time. This support can thoroughly increase productivity which will improve an organisation’s sales and profits. Growth Vouchers can help companies find expert advice in areas such as:Raising finance and managing cash flow

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Recruiting and developing staff Improving leadership and management skills Marketing, attracting and keeping customers Making the most of digital technology

In order to be eligible, you need to have been trading for more than one year with a turnover of less than 10m and have fewer than 49 full-time employees. Call Sandra Cunningham on 0121 607 1874 Email s.cunningham@birmingham-chamber.com

STOKE & STAFFORDSHIRE GROWTH HUB

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and the newly-named Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce will deliver the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub, which promotes economic growth by working with local businesses. The Growth Hub has been established to play a major role in the drive for strong, sustainable business growth across Staffordshire. It will act as the focal point for businesses that wish to grow, providing co-ordinated and cohesive growth programmes, business networks, growth groups and links to specialist information, advice and services. Call 0300 111 8002 Email growthhub@staffordshirechambers.co.uk Contact details Birmingham Chamber of Commerce 75 Harborne Road Birmingham B15 3DH Tel: 0121 454 6171 Email: info@birmingham-chamber.com www.birmingham-chamber.com

Chambers of Commerce in Greater Birmingham and Staffordshire have combined in a ground-breaking move to deliver part of a programme funded by the Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

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BLACK COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

I am delighted to announce that 2014 was another successful year for the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. Over the next twelve months the Chamber will be making some changes to reach our aim, which is to double the size of the Black Country economy by 2023. The gross value added figure for the Black Country in 2012 was £17bn and the projected figure for 2023 is £21bn. This would leave a shortfall of £13bn for us to reach the aim of doubling the size of the Black Country economy. Whilst this may seem like mission impossible, I believe that we can overcome this shortfall and achieve our aim through the implementation of radical reform. Looking forward to 2015 we have the general election coming up. This has created political uncertainty as we are unsure of how this will impact the governance of the Black Country and satisfying the need for radical reform in the region is another issue businesses face. The world is becoming an increasingly unpredictable place with geopolitical events making business planning difficult, and the development of technology means that things are always changing. Innovative ideas are now becoming a reality, including cars driving by themselves and watches capable of doing amazing things. In the Black Country, local authorities are now working closer than ever and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce is working across the region for local business success. Our aim is to help the local economy grow, and creating an environment where the Black Country works together as a collective has created a new set of initiatives for the Chamber. The Chamber is

building on the fantastic work that has already been done to build stronger relationships with the local authorities and continue to deepen our relationship with the local LEP. An example of our success is the doubling of The Platinum Group. This Group is comprised of some of the region’s largest manufacturers and the recognition of the value they add to the local economy helps us become one of the most respected Chambers in the country. We are always looking to find ways to keep our membership up-to-date and we use both traditional channels and new ones through technology to communicate with our members. In addition, we continue to provide market leading networking events and we are the only business network with a local footprint. Of one thing we can be certain: The Black Country Chamber of Commerce, recognised as a leading super brand, will continue to play its part in driving the business agenda forward. Please contact any of the Chamber team if you would like further information regarding any of your member benefits. The team can be contacted on 0845 002 1234. Ninder Johal President Black Country Chamber of Commerce

Black Country Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation that represents around 1,500 businesses who employ over 67,500 employees across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Owned by our members, we are passionate, focused and committed to our members’ success. Black Country Chamber of Commerce is 1 of 52 accredited Chambers of Commerce.

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Chamber members are well connected to members, potential suppliers, potential customers, business support, international markets and local and national government. Whether you are a sole trader or large firm, Black Country Chamber of Commerce can provide help, advice and a range of business support services that will help you to grow and succeed. Your company can therefore benefit from membership in a number of ways, including finding out how best to raise your profile locally, accessing our free and discounted services, finding relevant training and Apprenticeships, seeking appropriate funding and sourcing new suppliers. If it is new customers you are after or the right advice to keep your business growing, belonging to your local accredited Chamber of Commerce means you are well connected. Our team of relationship managers can find you quick answers and sign-post you to specialists to deal with most business matters saving you time so you can focus on running your business. Members of the Chamber will always have somewhere to turn when they are looking for a new supplier, searching for training or just want a quick answer to any business related query. Communicating regularly with the relationship managers ensures businesses get the support they need to flourish. Widen your network and promote your organisation Black Country Chamber offers a busy calendar of events from networking and trade shows to our prestigious

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BLACK COUNTRY CHAMBERPROFILE OF COMMERCE ALGERIA COUNTRY members and public sector leaders are brought together providing opportunities to have their say on the issues that matter locally as well as ensuring the views of businesses are at the top of the political agenda.

awards. Our events are a great way to raise your business profile, promote your business and meet new people. Our online directory of members is a perfect tool for finding local customers and suppliers to help grow your business. Members are also able to submit news articles for the news section on the Chamber website and for Prosper, the official Black Country Chamber magazine; this is a great way to promote your business and your latest activities, successful events, big wins and new adventures. We are often asked by regional and national media for comment on business-related matters and we are able to provide Chamber representatives to comment for newspapers, television, radio and websites. Black Country Chamber also has a presence on social media. We can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn which will keep you updated on the latest news, events, business opportunities and funding sources.

BUSINESS SUPPORT Black Country Chamber of Commerce is a business support organisation that provides many services to help your business grow and prosper.

Our Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK, the results of which are submitted to the Bank of England, HM Treasury, local authorities and other key decision makers. Our Bank of England Advisory Group informs the Bank of regional trading conditions enabling it to make the best decisions for Black Country businesses. Our responses to government consultations ensure that the views of Black Country businesses can influence the policy making process and our work with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) encourages local leaders to make the right decisions for local businesses.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE SUPPORT Businesses wishing to begin exporting or improve their export performance can obtain help from the Chamber’s dedicated international trade team. The team delivers advice and practical support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas. With 2,400 staff nationwide and a presence in 96 countries, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) can assist you on every step of your exporting journey. Whatever stage of development your business is at, UKTI can give you the support that you need to expand and prosper. Through a range of unique services, including participation at selected tradeshows, events, training and providing market intelligence research, UKTI can help you enter foreign markets and quickly understand overseas regulations and business practice. Chamber members could also receive up to 50% discount on mandatory export documents and discounts on Chamber export training programmes.

CHAMBER PATRON

Members are also kept updated on the latest news, events, funding schemes and opportunities via monthly email bulletins.

Becoming a Chamber patron is the most exclusive business opportunity our Chamber provides. It is designed for a group of organisations who have a strong association with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and also work in partnership with us to enhance their profile locally and to the benefit of our wider membership. It demonstrates their commitment to supporting local businesses and positions their company as a key Black Country Chamber of Commerce Partner.

HAVE YOUR SAY

THE PLATINUM GROUP

The Black Country Chamber is the voice of business across the region, representing the views of businesses to decision makers in local and national government and campaigning on their behalf. We have focused our activity on four policy areas; Competitiveness, Transport, Visitor Economy and Skills with groups chaired by local business people discussing the challenges facing the region and coordinating lobbying activity to assure positive change. One way we ensure members can have their say is through regular business forums where

The Platinum Group is a network of committed leaders from high value manufacturing and strategically important businesses in the Black Country, who look to address the issues they have within their own industry. Working with the Black Country Chamber, a tailored policy activity ensures the interests of The Platinum Group members are represented locally and nationally regarding the issues which matter.

Popular services include Legal Helpline, Online Employment and Commercial Documentation and Legal Expenses Insurance. Chamber members have access to a wide range of potential suppliers that can offer services including AA discount and a Childcare Voucher Scheme.

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Working in partnership with Vistage UK, the world’s foremost Chief Executive leadership organisation, The

group meets quarterly in a confidential peer to peer learning environment. Their Bi-Monthly Director Days also offer an insight into a range of indispensable management tools, quality improvement systems and best practice.

ALLIANCE 4 THE BLACK COUNTRY Alliance 4 the Black Country is an alliance of professionals working together to obtain recognition for the Black Country. The individuals who get involved in the Alliance benefit as well as their employer whilst helping to enhance the profile of the professional sector in the Black Country region. All Alliance 4 the Black Country events are chosen as a result of regular contact with Alliance members and working groups, which means members have the chance to communicate with us directly and tell us what they want from regular meetings. We also have three working groups within the Alliance, the skills group, the membership and collaboration group and the Black Country profile group. The working groups give members the opportunity to help manage the Alliance going forward, they are also a fantastic way for members to raise their own profile within the professional community.

BUSINESS PARKS The Business Park concept seeks to reverse the effect of urban decline and retain investment in the industrial heartlands, by forming strong working partnerships with a number of organisations and agencies including Local Authorities and the Police. The Business Park network consists of Town Wharf, Phoenix, Premier Business Parks and the Leamore Enterprise Park.

MANUFACTURING LINKS Manufacturing Links in the Black Country is a group which is designed to specifically meet the needs of members who are small to medium manufacturing companies. The events are held at SME manufacturer sites or at the venues of providers who support the sector. The format and agenda is decided by a steering group of manufacturers.

CHAMBER ENTERPRISE TEAM The Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Team offer advice, information and workshops to help individuals across the Black Country to become self-employed / start a business. Starting a business can be a difficult and challenging time for any aspiring entrepreneur. The enterprise team within the Chamber aim to help you through the process, guiding you along the way in starting a profitable and successful enterprise. Contact details Black Country Chamber of Commerce House Ward Street, Walsall WS1 2AG Tel: 0845 002 1234 www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk

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WEST AND NORTH YORKSHIRE CHAMBER SUPPORTING EXPORTS TO THE ARAB WORLD The merger between West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Bradford Chamber of Commerce in February 2014 created one of the biggest business support organisations in the UK. West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, which has more than 3,000 members, supports one of the largest, and most dynamic, business areas outside London, stretching from the textile and manufacturing heartland of the Aire Valley through to Leeds, one of Europe’s most important legal and financial centres, the agricultural and tourism areas of York and North Yorkshire and the East Coast. A not-for-profit organisation, governed by a board of directors and able to trace its routes back to Yorkshire’s industrial heyday in 1851, the enlarged chamber, which has offices in Leeds, Bradford and York, includes companies of all sizes from a range of sectors including household-name retailers, global manufacturers, internationally-renowned law firms and new-start enterprises. All of these can benefit from the broad spectrum of services we offer through seminars, workshops, one-to-one advice, a legal helpline, commercial insurance, HR guidance, access to finance and help with developing sales and business growth strategies. West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), an independent business network with around 52 chambers representing 5,000,000 employees and, as such, is playing an

active role in UK moves to rebalance the economy by encouraging more business to export to growing markets in the EU and fast-growing economies such as China, India, the Middle East and Brazil. Our work in supporting overseas trade is carried out through a specialist division, Chamber International, which provides a wide range of services including training, freight and logistics, lobbying and trade procedures and has contacts worldwide.

have developed with the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce in London. We look forward to developing this further in years to come for the benefit of both organisations, the businesses we support and their staff and customers throughout the world. Tim Bailey Director Chamber International

During the last two years the growing team at Chamber International has been appointed by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership to deliver the We Are International campaign designed to help increase exporting in 10 local authority areas. The initiative is supported by a network of ambassadors, chosen from some of the region’s most successful international trading businesses, who offer free-of-charge, hands-on support to novice exporters. The format of the events to deliver this campaign has been hugely successful and we have been helping with moves to replicate them in Saudi Arabia. The Arab markets are crucial to our mission to develop international trade and many businesses, including several from the textile and building materials sectors, have been helped with exporting there in recent months. We greatly value our relationships in the Arab world and the strong working relationship we

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CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL: WORKING TO SUPPORT OVERSEAS TRADE Greater awareness about the benefits of exporting among businesses, coupled with the growth of e-commerce, is driving expansion at overseas trade specialist Chamber International. Chamber International provides a wide range of international trade services for several chambers of commerce and direct to a wide range of other businesses across the industrial spectrum and throughout the UK. With a highly-experienced team and range of strategic alliances, networks and contacts in the UK and overseas to help experienced and novice exporters, Chamber International is widely recognised for its expertise and dynamism. Hundreds of exporters are regularly supported by Chamber International, including experienced, broadbased, multinational organisations and small businesses established solely to exploit niche opportunities overseas. In 2013 Chamber International, based in Bradford, which has a history of being one of the world’s great exporting cities, was chosen by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership to deliver the We are International Export Network across 10 local authority areas including substantial northern towns and cities such as Bradford, York, Huddersfield and Halifax. This growing support network puts companies wanting to trade overseas, or to break into new markets, increasingly beyond the Europe, in touch with experienced and often award-winning, exporters who provide free-of-charge, hands-on bespoke advice. The campaign also puts novice exporters in touch with the significant professional support available for guidance every step of accessing overseas trade. In 2013 Chamber International became one of the first organisations of its kind to create an official partnership

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with the British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (BCCS). Under the new partnership, part of the wider Overseas Business Network Initiative between UKTI and BCCS, businesses helped by Chamber International will be able to access a range of fast-track bespoke support in Singapore through the BCCS including being able to ‘hot-desk’ at their premises, meeting hand-picked local companies, attend trade shows and access local professional advisers. The Chamber International website also carries constantly updated details of trade opportunities throughout the world where innovative companies are seeking to trade with, or partner, UK companies. During 2014 Chamber International took responsibility for Enterprise Europe Network Yorkshire which researches and matches the needs of Yorkshire businesses to expertise and opportunities available within the Enterprise Europe Network. Among specialist services provided by Chamber International are

Access to new markets through the Overseas Business Networks initiative (OBNi). Launched in late 2012 by the Prime Minister, the OBNi is creating links with the global chamber network to transform the support available for British SMEs seeking to do business in high-growth, hard-toaccess markets across the world.

specialist back-office team to take care of logistics, cargo insurance and payment leaving them free to concentrate on running their business.

A lobbying service through which Chamber International uses its contacts around the world to help UK exporters resolve bureaucratic or regulatory difficulties overseas on the rare occasions that they arise. Through an exclusive partnership with London headquartered global testing organisation, Intertek, which has 36,000 staff in 1,000 locations in more than 100 countries, Chamber International can help exporters ensure that their products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world.

Contact details Bradford Chamber Devere House Vicar Lane Little Germany Bradford BD1 5AH Tel: 01274 772777 Email: info@chamber-international.com www.chamber-international

High-quality training. As an accredited member of the Chamber Skills Network, Chamber International offers a range of training courses at different venues throughout the UK including a low-cost programme that can be delivered in the workplace Close support for new and occasional exporters throughout the whole life-cycle of an order from first inquiry to final delivery. Hundreds of businesses rely on Chamber International’s

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BRISTOL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

local government, as well as Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), we support and challenge policy makers on these key topic areas.

As one of the most influential independent business leadership organisations in the UK, representing and working with over 18,000 businesses across the South West, we ensure that business issues are at the heart of decisions taken by government at a national, regional and local level. We have identified four other key topics essential to the economic development and business performance in the region, that we will be focusing our efforts on this year: ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS GROWTH By improving access to finance for SMEs and promoting export opportunities, we break down barriers to growth. We also promote resource efficiency to ensure local business engagement in energy, policy and sustainability issues. TRANSPORT AND CONNECTIVITY We’re dedicated to improving accessibility, connectivity and congestion across the South West, supporting the roll out of high speed broadband access for business. Planning and Development Through the promotion of planning reforms we support a positive approach to economic growth and the roll out of Enterprise Zones. EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS Our driving ambition is to help school leavers and young people to gain employability skills and increase employment opportunities for graduates. By forging strong relationships with national and

Operating from offices in Bristol and Swindon we currently employ over 200 staff and have a turnover of £20m. Profits are reinvested back into the business in order to achieve our mission to support the growth and prosperity of the South West economy. As the local access point for a whole host of business and export solutions, no other organisation is better placed to help support and grow your business in the UK and overseas. BUSINESS WEST SERVICES Business West offers support to businesses by: •

Connecting businesses through our Chambers of Commerce (Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire) with over 100 networking events per year.

Challenging Government about national and local business policy.

Providing business learning opportunities, from training courses to workshops from industry experts.

Providing serviced offices - easy-in, easy-out office space in Bristol, Swindon, Midsomer Norton and Wiltshire.

Offering conference facilities at Leigh Court, a Grade II* listed mansion house in Bristol

Supporting businesses to start-up, innovate and grow.

Enabling businesses to grow connecting businesses overseas with advice and practical support for both new and experienced exporters. Includes Bristol Chamber of Commerce’s unrivalled export documentation service, UK Trade &

Investment and Enterprise Europe Network. #GETEXPORTING This year we are focusing on international trade and have launched a ‘2020 by 2020’ initiative, with the aim of getting 2,020 businesses exporting more by 2020. The campaign entitled #GetExporting encourages ambitious companies to grow their business through exports and includes exciting exporting initiatives from competitions, top tips, newsletters, to export reports on culture and language from in-market experts, social media campaigns and much more… Statistics show that exporting businesses are 11% more likely to succeed than those which only serve domestic markets, which is why we really must get behind our exporters if we are to stand a chance of achieving the Prime Minister’s target of increasing exports to £1tn by 2020, and help businesses to seize valuable opportunities overseas. This is exactly what our #GetExporting campaign has been designed to do. Whatever the size or type of business you’re in, at some stage you will need expert advice and support to help your business grow. We can help. Phil Smith Managing Director Business West

Contact details Bristol Chamber of Commerce Trading as Business West Leigh Court Business Centre Abbots Leigh Bristol BS8 3RA Tel: 01275 373 373 Fax: 01275 370 722 www.businesswest.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/bw_businesswest LinkedIn: www.bwlinkedin.co.uk

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CAMBRIDGE OF COMMERCE ALGERIA CHAMBER COUNTRY PROFILE

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce is your gateway to international trade, providing innovative exporters across the region with a unique combination of expert knowledge and the business connections needed to capitalise on new market opportunities and succeed in our global marketplace. We recently launched a special membership package for our global members, bringing together exclusive benefits, discounted documentation services, access to knowledge and specialist networking opportunities for companies that trade overseas. All Chamber members are invited to attend expert seminars and workshops to help you evaluate new markets, access to expert advice each month at Cambridgeshire Export Club and take advantage of our free foreign exchange health check. We also offer discounted international trade training courses, discounted export documentation processed in person and online by our experience staff and significant discounts on our translation services. Finally, our members can take advantage of half price shipping across the world with our partners DHL.

businesses at all stages of their development to fulfil their potential – at home and abroad.

THE BENEFITS OF CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP

John Bridge OBE Chief Executive Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce

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Additional benefits for our global members include an invitation to our prestigious Global Leaders Lunch, access to our International Idea Exchange, exclusive online networking, 10 free rejections a year worth £50.00 (plus VAT), on-site documentation assistance and much more. All designed to help you make the most of opportunities overseas. Our members are at the heart of everything we do and we very much hope that your company will consider joining us as we continue to help

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We provide Chamber members with an extensive variety of opportunities to widen their network of business contacts - building connections, creating opportunities and maximising the benefits of being part of Cambridgeshire’s most vibrant business network.

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Opportunity to attend over 180 events a year Promote company news for free in our monthly CONNECTED magazine Publish company news and events for free on the Chamber website Be found by other Chamber members with a free listing in our member directory, online and offline Enhance your credibility by displaying our ‘member of’ logo on your website and business stationery

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CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GLOBAL REACH We’re your gateway to international trade, providing a unique combination of expert knowledge, essential documentation and the business connections needed to capitalise on new market opportunities overseas and succeed in a global marketplace.

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Links with national companies providing business services at exclusive rates to Chamber members Exclusive opportunities to sponsor events and reach your target market Discounted advertising rates in CONNECTED magazine.

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Eligibility to enter the Chamber Global Award Access to our exclusive LinkedIn networking group for Global Members, providing an opportunity to post queries, contribute to discussions and share new business opportunities.

Chamber membership provides access to key information, expert advice and legal protection, enabling you to stay informed, legally compliant and free to focus on what you do best - building your business.

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One hour of on-site documentation assistance and support each year from a member of the export team

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Access to the International Idea Exchange, linking members to share expertise and provide advice

Opportunity to display our ‘global member of’ logo on your website and business stationery

Access to dozens of expert seminars across Cambridgeshire each year

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Live webchats providing expert advice from our sector committees

Extend your knowledge and inspire other businesses to develop new skills by joining the Chamber Idea Exchange

FREE advice from our 24/7 legal helpline

FREE legal expenses insurance protecting against the threat of costly tax investigations plus many other benefits FREE HR advice line and online document library FREE health and safety business review

Opportunities to ‘Ask the Chamber’ and seek advice and expert opinion.

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Access to expert advice each month at Cambridgeshire Export Club Free Foreign Exchange health check Discounted international trade training courses Discounted export documentation processed in person and online by our experience staff Half price shipping across the world with our partners DHL Discounted translation services.

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10 free rejections per year – a saving of £50 (plus VAT) Additional discounts on export documentation processed in person and online Additional discounts on our translation services Subscription to our informative global e-newsletter.

THINKING ABOUT JOINING?

As a Chamber member you have the power to use our extensive contacts to influence key decision-makers and play a leading role in tackling the issues that are preventing your business from reaching its potential, while an experienced team of lobbyists represents your interests in Whitehall.

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Significantly discounted online health and safety training.

Expert seminars and workshops to help you evaluate new markets

Raise local issues affecting your business as a member of your local Chamber committee Contribute to national debates as a member of our policy forum Complete our national Quarterly Economic Survey to ensure your views are represented in the results each quarter Shape events relevant to your area of expertise as a member of a sector committee Use your membership to lobby local MPs on matters of local, regional and national economic interest Shape the vision of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership

Chamber membership provides excellent value for money, starting from just 60p a day. Invest in your company’s future and join today online at www. cambridgeshirechamber.co.uk. If you pay your annual subscription by credit or debit card, you can start experiencing the benefits of membership straight away. If you’d prefer to pay by annual or quarterly direct debit simply select this option when completing the application form online, download the direct debit form and return to us by post. If you’d like to know more, just give a member of our experience export team a call on 01223 237414 or email enquiries