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Posted: 02-08-2011
UAE. Classic brands are playing by different rules today to grow in the new markets of the East. But is the “New Look” worth it? The continued growth of emerging markets like the Middle East and China are “transforming the luxury industry”, said Claudio D’Arpizio, a Bain & Company partner and lead author of its ‘Spring 2011 Update: Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study’ upon the report’s release in May. “Luxury has made a brilliant return to the retail stage, but the script has been re-written” to suit both the escalating demand and the new consumer. The Chalhoub Group,
Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. Business Growth Fund (BGF) has taken a minority stake in Four, the UK’s sixth-largest independent agency and one of the largest independents in the Gulf, which employs more than 200 staff across its four offices.
Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. July data suggested that the UAE's non-oil private sector regained some of the growth momentum that was lost at the end of the second quarter; Output and new orders both rose at sharper rates, contributing to a robust overall improvement in business conditions.
Posted: August 4, 2015
EGYPT. Latest data painted a bleak picture; Business conditions worsened amid declines in output, new orders and employment, although the respective rates of contraction were only slight.
Posted: August 4, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Stronger growth of the sector as a whole was mainly driven by sharper expansions in both output and new orders, while purchasing activity also rose more quickly; However, data for employment bucked the general trend, as the rate of hiring eased to a 14-month low.
Posted: August 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Africa slipped 3.2 points to 57.4, on the back of a sharp drop in confidence in South Africa.
Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. Global ethical finance leaders to discuss the potential of environmental, social and governance (ESG) as a part of a global fiduciary standard.
Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. Residential sale prices have declined 1% quarter on quarter, signaling a slowdown in demand and market uncertainty.
Posted: August 4, 2015
EGYPT. All sectors exhibited positive performance and improved sentiment during Q2; More investment seen coming from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, since Sharm El-Sheikh conference.
Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. Regional decision makers to gather at biennial Offshore Marine & Work Boats conference as industry looks to future proof commercial potential.
Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. Performance due to the growth in recurring revenues, higher development margins and lower finance costs following significant refinancing and deleveraging efforts over the last 24 months.
Posted: August 3, 2015
UAE. According to MEED Projects, there are 197 individual energy projects either planned or under way in Iran, a number that could well double as sanctions are gradually lifted.
Posted: August 3, 2015
UAE. The pop up stores, which will be open at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 between August 1st and October 31st, will provide an unparalleled assortment of beauty products representing Sephora's own private label range "Made In Sephora".
Posted: August 3, 2015
UAE. Global platform to empower businesses in the field of Islamic digital economy and Arabic content.
Posted: August 3, 2015
BAHRAIN. The Saudi-based investment banking arm of Gulf International Bank (GIB), was recently granted three key awards by EMEA Finance magazine for their role in key transactions in 2014.
Posted: August 3, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. "There has been relatively little change in the real estate market in Riyadh in the second quarter of 2015 although recent changes to mortgage regulations have caused downward pressure in the residential sales market."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. July data suggested that the UAE's non-oil private sector regained some of the growth momentum that was lost at the end of the second quarter; Output and new orders both rose at sharper rates, contributing to a robust overall improvement in business conditions.
date:Posted: August 4, 2015
EGYPT. Latest data painted a bleak picture; Business conditions worsened amid declines in output, new orders and employment, although the respective rates of contraction were only slight.
date:Posted: August 4, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Stronger growth of the sector as a whole was mainly driven by sharper expansions in both output and new orders, while purchasing activity also rose more quickly; However, data for employment bucked the general trend, as the rate of hiring eased to a 14-month low.
UAE. July data suggested that the UAE's non-oil private sector regained some of the growth momentum that was lost at the end of the second quarter; Output and new orders both rose at sharper rates, contributing to a robust overall improvement in business conditions.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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