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MEP Editor Rose Brooke rounds up 2017 with the most-read stories on the website month-by-month, as well as the most-clicked story for the year. more

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Manufacturing has become a major growth focus for the Gulf Cooperation Council as economies within the GCC look to stabilise their economic dependencies by relying less heavily on oil. more

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GPCA

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The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA) Plastics Excellence Awards 2017 is now accepting nominations. more

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Germany is a powerful plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing player and as the global economic centre of gravity shifts ever-eastwards, the focus on the GCC regions grows more intense. more

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A report by ICIS has suggested Iran will divert a significant amount of its polymer exports to Europe when sanctions are lifted, as uncertainty in the Chinese market spooks investors. more

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Dubai Investments Park

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436 new companies have made the Dubai Investments Park their home in the first five months of 2015, and the broad range of industries now represents a promising future for plastics in the UAE. more

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A 'super grid' electrical network commissioned to feed power to the GCC could be good news for the Middle Eastern manufacturing market, not least thanks to the environmental benefits the new electrical source will bring. more

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Abu Dhabi

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Leaders in global manufacturing from government and industry are set to gather in Abu Dhabi in 2016 for the first Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit. more

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Dubai

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PlastiCon and ANTEC are set to merge into one event following the partnership between SPE and GPCA. more

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The packaging industry in the Middle East is expected outpace global growth average, paving the way for a profitable Gulf Print & Pack show next week. more

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Plastivision Arabia 2016 will provide regional manufactures instant access to new machinery, technologies and materials, and insights into improving production and personnel efficiencies and reducing costs. more

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Take a look inside ArabPlast 2013 for a better idea of what to expect this January in this official promotional video. more

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Cairo

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A report on the growing economies of the MENA region has suggested North Africa could eventually overtake the burgeoning economies of the GCC. more

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