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Emirates firms up $8.8 billion order for 30 Boeing 787s at 2019 Dubai Airshow

Emirates firms up $8.8 billion order for 30 Boeing 787s at 2019 Dubai Airshow

    Dubai: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has signed a full purchase agreement for 30 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, worth $8.8 billion at list prices, at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Under its agreement with Boeing, Emirates has exercised its right to substitute the B777x with B787s, the company said. This deal includes Boeing 787 […]

South Korea to launch new naval frigate

South Korea to launch new naval frigate

Seoul: South Korea was to launch a new frigate on Monday featuring advanced sonar and power systems to boost anti-submarine capabilities in coastal operations, the Navy said. The launch ceremony for the 2,800-ton FGG-II Seoul will take place later in the day at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.’s shipyard in the southeastern port city of Ulsan, […]

Need to invest in modern military technology to thwart terror threats: Experts

Need to invest in modern military technology to thwart terror threats: Experts

  By Habib Toumi Manama: The careful choice and procurement of arms remains a strategic necessity for investing in modern military technology to deal with the current threats despite the change in the nature of war and the receding risks of conventional warfare, an international conference in Bahrain has agreed. The participants in the five […]

Siemens, Chinese Company Harbin to build 900MW Power Plant in Pakistan  

Siemens, Chinese Company Harbin to build 900MW Power Plant in Pakistan  

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: K-Electric, a power utility that produces and supplies electricity to Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan and capital of Sindh province, has awarded the contracts to global technology powerhouse Siemens AG and Chinese construction contractor Harbin Electric for a 900MW Combined Cycle Power Plant and associated grids at Bin […]

New Zealand’s newest naval ship christened in South Korea

New Zealand’s newest naval ship christened in South Korea

Seoul: A cutting-edge New Zealand auxiliary naval vessel was officially named “Aotearoa” in South Korea, Seoul’s arms procurement agency said Saturday. The ceremony to officially name the tanker was held at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in the southeastern port city of Ulsan on Friday, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). […]

Renault begins export of South Korea-built EV Twizy

Renault begins export of South Korea-built EV Twizy

Seoul: Renault S.A on Thursday began to export the Twizy electric car produced in South Korea to help revive sales of its Korean unit. In October, Renault Samsung Motors Corp. started the Twizy’s production at its sole plant in Busan, and the first batch of 142 Twizys will be shipped to Europe this week, the […]

Samsung updates software of Galaxy S10, Note 10 over fingerprint flaw

Samsung updates software of Galaxy S10, Note 10 over fingerprint flaw

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it has released a software patch to fix a bug in the ultrasound-based fingerprint scanner on Galaxy S10 and Note 10 smartphones. Samsung has faced a backlash after some users discovered that anyone’s fingerprint could unlock S10 and Note 10 series devices covered with a silicone-based screen, raising security […]

Beijing Diary: China’s cashless transactions impressive

Beijing Diary: China’s cashless transactions impressive

By Amirul Mohd Sajadi Bernama reporter Amirul Mohd Sajadi is currently participating in a 10-month programme in Beijing organised by the China International Press Communications Centre. Beijing: Since my arrival in the Chinese capital in February, I have hardly ever carried cash in my wallet. Sometimes I even forget to take my wallet with me […]

Samsung’s global brand value exceeds $60 billion

Samsung’s global brand value exceeds $60 billion

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s leading maker of smartphones and chips, said Thursday that its global brand value has exceeded US$60 billion this year, citing an annual survey of brand management firm Interbrand. Samsung remained the sixth most-valuable global brand this year with a value of $61.1 billion, up 2 percent from last year’s $59.9 […]

99% of Bahrain residents use the Internet

99% of Bahrain residents use the Internet

Manama: The number of Internet users has reached 99% of the population in Bahrain, a Telecommunications Services Residential Market Survey report showed. The figure, the highest in the world, is a clear indication of the increasing affordability of Internet services in Bahrain, the report published by Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said. The results of […]

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