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“Bharat Petroleum of India to Raise $2.19bn for Green Energy Expansion”

RIYADH: State-owned oil marketing company Bharat Petroleum said on Wednesday it approved raising up to 180 billion rupees ($2.19 billion) through an issue of equity shares on a rights basis, underscoring India’s push to achieve net-zero emissions goals. The details of the issue, including the price, right entitlement and timing, will be intimated separately after the board approval, it said in an exchange filing. Last week, the company said the funds would be used to achieve “energy transition, net zero and energy security objectives.”

Women Cricketers Demand Better Pay and Equal Rights

It would be a surprise if any of the spectators at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, were not highly impressed by the quality of cricket played by the women chosen to represent England and Australia over five days between June 22 and 26. Women’s cricket has taken a long time to emerge from the shadows of the men’s game. After this match, any lingering doubts about its quality and appeal have surely been dispelled.

UAE’s ADNOC Distribution Signs Deal with India’s HPCL

RIYADH: In a bid to expand its lubricant and allied products business in India, UAE’s ADNOC Distribution has inked a deal with Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.   HPCL is one of the largest lubricant marketers and fuel retailing companies in India, and with this deal ADNOC Distribution aims to tap into Asia’s second-largest economy, which has an annual demand of 3 billion liters of lubricants.   The deal will also give ADNOC access to a vast network of over 28,000 retail stations in the country, news agency WAM reported.  

Baseball United CEO Shaikh: Abu Dhabi and Dubai Franchises Elevate Us to New Heights

For Kash Shaikh, November cannot come quickly enough. The Chairman and CEO of Baseball United, the first professional league dedicated to baseball in the Middle East and Asia, last week signed partnership with the Emirates Cricket Board ahead of the organization’s competitive launch in five months’ time. Things are steadily falling into place for the Dubai-based league. Baseball United’s first showcase will involve four franchises facing off in four games, before an eight-team league follows a year later.

“King Abdulaziz Port Achieves Record Container Throughput of 206,415 TEUs”

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s quest to ramp up trade volumes has seen one of its major ports registering an unprecedented growth in cargo volume. The King Abdulaziz Port set a new container throughput record of handling 206,145 twenty-foot equivalent units in May 2023, according to data released by the Saudi Ports Authority, also known as Mawani. The Dammam port surpassed its previous record of 199,609 TEUs in August 2022.

New Electrical Transmission Line Connects Afar, Saudi Arabia to Yusufiya, Iraq

DUBAI: Aiming to step up energy security and usher in a new era in regional cooperation, Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, the governor of the Eastern Province, inaugurated an electrical interconnection project between the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority and Iraq. Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said the connection was a dream turned reality, in an interview with Al-Arabiya. He said this landmark deal could achieve tangible economic benefits and enhance energy security.

Saudi Arabia’s Financial Market Ranks 3rd in G20 Competitiveness Indicators

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s financial market has advanced seven places to the third position in the competitiveness indicators among G20 nations this year, revealed Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development in its latest report. According to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook for 2023, the Kingdom’s performance epitomizes the ongoing efforts of the Capital Market Authority to implement global best practices. 


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