FMCG Retail & Distribution

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Posted: 08-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Kraft's recent announcement to split its operations into two publicly traded companies outlines a plan to create two different trading entities with distinct priorities and strengths. This is intended to help the company achieve the next stage of its ongoing restructuring process, since its acquisition of Cadbury in January 2010. Kraft is now bundling and spinning off its US Beverages, Cheese, Convenient Meals and Grocery segments, the non-snack categories in Canada and its foodservice operations, which are worth an estimated US$16 billion in sales in total. The larger of t
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. The company will announce the hotel sale "in the next few months," Mohamed Alabbar said, less than seven hours after Emaar said it raised US$1.6 billion from the share sale of its malls unit.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Middle East's most anticipated Consumer IT and electronics retail show runs from 27th September - 4th October, and has a strong lineup of new and returning exhibitors.
Posted: September 23, 2014
UAE. "On the whole, the outlook for the region is a good one;" 35% of respondents claim job opportunities will increase; Concerns about rising cost of living.
Posted: September 22, 2014
OMAN. The Oman Animal & Plant Genetic Resources Center (OAPGRC) will host its monthly Science Café on 24th September 2014.
Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. New developments put country at the epicentre of retail revolution, says Prakash Menon, Executive Director of Thought Leaders Middle East and leading retail expert.
Posted: September 17, 2014
UAE. Retail construction will increase to meet demand and other GCC countries benefit from retail ripple effect, says new report.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. Investors will have a chance this month to own part of a dancing fountain, an underwater zoo and an ice-skating rink in Dubai.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. CEO Awards ME 2014 recognizes outstanding CEOs and business leaders across the Middle East.
Posted: September 10, 2014
UAE. Fall/Winter campaign to see celebrity superstar, glitzy runway shows, beauty-makeovers and exhibitions from October 15th-31st.
Posted: September 9, 2014
UAE. "InRetail Summit Dubai" serves as key platform to discuss how technology is empowering the country's vibrant retail industry.
Posted: September 8, 2014
UAE. Investment is fifth in the region; Al Jazeera is the only fully integrated poultry and chicken feed producer and distributor in Jordan.
Posted: September 5, 2014
OMAN. Announces Phase 2 of the mall's ongoing redevelopment; More than 10,000sqm -60 new shopping and dining concepts including debut flagship stores; Development to begin late-2014 for a 2015 completion date.
Posted: September 4, 2014
UAE. "This move is positive for existing Emaar investors as a spinning off and separate listing will most likely raise the value of the Emaar Malls Group."
Posted: September 4, 2014
UAE. New venture led by former Apple CEO and renowned tech investor John Sculley aims for rapid regional expansion, following India launch.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. Developer completes first new project post-restructuring.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. Country assessment ranked at A3 by Coface; 5% growth projected for 2014; Business climate favourable with the new companies' law improving transparency; Debt profile improves, financing needs of GREs continue.
date:Posted: September 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Stock market weakness, falling bond yields and the strong dollar, were some of the overall drivers, with geopolitical worries holding steady on the horizon.
date:Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. PMI data indicates that MENA has still the same leaders, and same laggards, according to the latest Crédit Agricole report; UAE August 2014 PMI set a new record at 58.4; Saudi Arabia headline PMI in August hit its highest level in over 3 years.
UAE. Country assessment ranked at A3 by Coface; 5% growth projected for 2014; Business climate favourable with the new companies' law improving transparency; Debt profile improves, financing needs of GREs continue.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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