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Isle Of Man To Recruit Hundreds Of Accountants In 2020

With Isle of Man-based accountancy firms in a drive to recruit hundreds of accountants in 2020, the Isle of Man Department for Enterprise has launched a targeted multi-channel campaign highlighting the financial incentives and quality of life on offer for those looking to relocate. Located in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland, the Isle of Man is home to the offices of well-known global firms including Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, and E&Y as well as a number of other well-established accountancy firms and practices who all deal with accountancy, audit, bookkeeping, payroll, and taxation. The recently launched campaign will target both qualified and non-qualified accountants in the U ...

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UAE’s New Income-Based Family Sponsorship Law

New rules in the UAE allows foreign nationals to sponsor their families to join them in the country.  The new rule makes income, not profession the sole criteria for men and women to sponsor family members.   The new rule allows any UAE resident, male or female, to sponsor family members (spouse, under-18 sons and unmarried daughters), provided he/she earns a monthly salary of at least Dh4,000 (38 ...

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The Australasia Energy Sector – Market Outlook

What is the market outlook for the Australasia energy sector? Matt Underhill, MD of the Asia Pacific Region at energy recruitment firm NES Global Talent offers his view on the future outlook for vacancies and talent in the Australasia region.   Australian Energy Export Market The Australian energy export market endured a turbulent 3 years from the oil downturn in 2014 however the past 12 mont ...

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McDermott and BHGE bag Myanmar Gas Field Development work

McDermott and consortium partner Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), awarded phase two of the Shwe gas field development, offshore Western Myanmar. – Project scope includes subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF), subsea production systems (SPS) for an eight-well development and modifications to tie-back the new facilities to an existing platform – The award follows the completio ...

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Jacobs Secures Contract for Yasref Refinery Project

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. through its local subsidiary in Saudi Arabia, Jacobs ZATE, has been awarded a three-year, general engineering services (GES) contract from Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company Ltd. (YASREF) to help optimize the production at Yasref’s Yanbu Industrial City facilities in Saudi Arabia. Jacobs will provide a range of services, from basic engineering to Front End En ...

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Mace JV picked for $70m South African airport projects

MMQSMace, Mace’s joint venture cost consultancy business in South Africa, has been appointed as quantity surveyors for three aviation projects worth more than $70m by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). ACSA owns most of South Africa’s major airports, as well as a number of other aviation facilities across the globe, including in Sao Paolo and Mumbai. MMQSMace has been appointed to work on Johan ...

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SNC-Lavalin and Florexx sign UAE refinery EPC contract

SNC-Lavalin has signed an exclusive agreement with Florexx International Investments LLC for the extended basic engineering and subsequent design and delivery of an Advanced Topping Refinery in the UAE. Under the exclusive agreement, SNC-Lavalin will carry out the initial basic engineering, master planning, process technology evaluation and selection to support project financial investment decisio ...

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Nakheel awards $122m Deira Islands bridge contract Dubai

Master developer Nakheel has signed a contract worth AED66 million for a spectacular, choreographed fountain at The Pointe, its new, AED800 million waterfront dining and entertainment destination on Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah. The developer has appointed one of China’s largest fountain specialists, Beijing Water Design, to deliver and operate the fountain, which will cover a 12,000 square ...

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Saipem bags $1.3bn Middle East offshore pipeline contract

Saipem has been awarded a Pipeline Project in the E&C Offshore sector in the Middle East worth approximately 1.3 billion USD. The contract involves Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) activities associated to two 32-inch export pipelines, two 24-inch Corrosion-Resistant Alloy (CRA) intrafield pipelines, risers, spool pieces and subsea structures also entailing a shor ...

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Mitsubishi picked for Port Rehabilitation contract in Iraq

Mitsubishi Corporation has been awarded a contract for port construction in the Republic of Iraq. Extended by the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), the contract covers a port rehabilitation project in the country’s southern region of Basra, and is valued at approximately 110 million US dollars. The project is being funded through ODA loans provided by the Japan International Cooperation Ag ...

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