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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: December 18, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf announced that the government plans to fund "massive" development projects next year, focusing on health care, education, social services and security.
Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. New age of style and glamour unveiled with the arrival of Etihad Airways’ latest Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. As a gateway of opportunity for Asia, Dubai has a key role in driving growth momentum; Between 2010 and 2013, GCC-China trade grew faster than with any other significant trade partner.
Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. The DFM General Index increased 13%; Abu Dhabi's ADX General Index jumped 6.7%, the most since December 2009; Saudi Arabia's TASI surged 8.6%.
Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. Seminar provides an overview of the skills-based volunteering opportunities in capacity-building community projects.
Posted: December 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A new analysis presents the key trends that will transform the global market over the next decade and beyond.
Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. Trending in 2015 is SMAC - Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud technology. These technologies are set to revolutionize the industry globally.
Posted: December 18, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. "Modern Developments in Libraries, Aspirations and Leading Experience" is the first Conference of its kind to be held in Saudi Arabia, helping to meet demand from the country's educational institutions for world-class innovations in the library sector.
Posted: December 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Resumption of high-level political discussions focused on renewing formal diplomatic ties between the countries, which have been nonexistent since 1961.
Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. International tourism and a stronger middle class are shaping luxury trends, including luxury experiences and alternative luxury channels, with a focus on the consumer rather than geography.
Posted: December 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. No matter what your position, location, size of your operation, the following 15 trends starts to collide and open up amazing and instant opportunities.
Posted: December 18, 2014
QATAR. The seminar also explored practical issues faced by tax payers in Qatar, recent updates to the tax regime in the Qatar Financial Center, and international tax highlights.
Posted: December 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Their dependence on oil is their Achilles' heel, and a knife went through it when the price of oil started to fall. They're also hurt by the sanctions that make it difficult to finance debt.
Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. Experts say part of the solution to addressing water security is through the deployment of new technologies that increase desalination capacity, while reducing the energy needed to process seawater.
Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. The level of consumer trust in insurers is 52%, compared to 73% for supermarkets, and 71% for banks; 32% in UAE and 49% in KSA likely to switch insurers in the next 12 months.

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date:Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. As a gateway of opportunity for Asia, Dubai has a key role in driving growth momentum; Between 2010 and 2013, GCC-China trade grew faster than with any other significant trade partner.
date:Posted: December 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A new analysis presents the key trends that will transform the global market over the next decade and beyond.
date:Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. International tourism and a stronger middle class are shaping luxury trends, including luxury experiences and alternative luxury channels, with a focus on the consumer rather than geography.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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