A North Tyneside manufacturer is creating 14 jobs after unveiling plans to expand into the Middle East and US markets. Barrier Ex Ltd - which designs and makes a range of products for use in hazardous areas - is planning to double its headcount to 28 workers over the next two years and increase its turnover to £6m. The growth has been triggered by the company’s plans to expand into the new overseas markets during 2019. The Wallsend-based business’ growth is being supported by the Scaleup North East programme, which is funded by the European Commission, the North East local Enterprise Partnership, and delivered by RTC North. Steven Lee, managing director at Barrier Ex, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen for the Scaleup North East programme after establishing ourselves as a growing business in the region. “The support provided from the programme will help us achieve our targets to expand internationally next year. It is a challenge starting off … [Read more...] about Barrier Ex to move into US and Middle East markets creating jobs
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Oh, the hypocrisy of it. The ignoble aims. The distraction. The outrageous lies and excuses. I'm not talking about America's tweet-from-the-hip President and his desire to escape from the cops' raid on his lawyer's office – there's a Russian connection all right. And I'm not talking about his latest sleaze. Life with Melania might not be great at the moment. More distracting to sit with the generals and ex-generals and talk tough about Russia and Syria. I'm not talking about Theresa May, who wants to step out of the Brexit ditch with any distractions of her own: Salisbury attacks, Douma, even Trump. So Trump telephoned Macron, when the poor lady thought she'd won his hand. What is this nonsense? Macron has now hitched his own wagon to the Saudis against Iranian “expansionism” – and no doubt arms sales to the Kingdom have something to do with it. But how sad that the desire of young French presidents to act like Napoleon (I can think of a few others) means that … [Read more...] about As Theresa May gears up for war in Syria, we should remember what hypocrites we are about chemical warfare in the Middle East
Global markets scrambled for safety as the West stood on the brink of conflict with Russia in the Middle East this evening sending oil prices to their highest level in three years. President Trump’s promise that US missiles “will be coming” to Syria caused the benchmark crude price to climb sharply above three year highs to almost $73 a barrel amid a volley of threats between the US and Russia and a separate air strike targeting oil titan Saudi Arabia. The global oil price rocketed by almost $2 in the space of an hour after the oil rich kingdom confirmed that it intercepted two Yemen rebel missiles above the capital Riyadh which suggest that the country’s major oil facilities could be a target. The Houthi attacks on the world’s largest oil producer spurred global oil markets up almost 9pc this week alone to the highest prices seen since December 2014. The threat of a US-led strike against Syria and its Russian allies also kindled the largest gold … [Read more...] about Global markets roiled as West stands on the brink of Middle East conflict
Ibiza is renowned for its hedonistic drink and drug-fuelled club nights, where revellers from all over the world come together to party into the early hours, and lose their inhibitions. The Middle East, on the other hand, could hardly be further from this way of life. And yet Ibiza club night, Paradise, has just held its first event in Dubai. This is a place where it's technically illegal to stay in the same room with your partner if you're not married, a place where women are encouraged to keep their skin covered despite the scorching heat, and a place where drug use can land you with a prison sentence or worse. How on earth do you take Ibiza's leading club night and make it work in this city? In fact, Dubai already has a developed and increasingly vibrant nightlife scene. In a city associated with wealth, extravagance and ridiculously ostentatious building design, it’s perhaps no surprise that global restaurant and club chains are taking note and moving in. The likes of Burger … [Read more...] about Dubai Paradise club night: How do you recreate the hedonism of Ibiza in the Middle East?
West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled at two-week highs while Brent crude futures hit their highest levels since 2014 as Wall Street grew increasingly concerned over possible military actions in the Middle East. Brent crude futures rose $2.56 to $71.21 a barrel, a 3.7 percent gain, by 3:12 p.m. EDT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose $2.09 to settle at $65.51 a barrel, a 3.3 percent gain, CNBC reports. Geopolitical concerns elevated crude prices on Tuesday after President Donald Trump canceled his scheduled trip to multiple South American countries to focus on the U.S. response to developments in Syria. The president met with military officials in the White House Monday to discuss the administration's response to an alleged chemical weapons attack carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government against its own people. But future U.S. involvement in the Middle East could interrupt crude supply chains and make it difficult for producers to ship … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionBrent crude prices jump to the highest since 2014 on rising Middle East tensions