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: October 31, 2014
UAE. UAE textile industry is undergoing major reorientation toward non-clothing applications; UAE export share ahead of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherland and China; World textile and apparel trade expected to reach US$805 billion by 2015.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Macy's will open its first namesake location outside the US in 2018, a four-level store slated to anchor a new shopping center in Al Maryah Island.
Posted: October 27, 2014
UAE. "Journey of a Dress" exhibition until October 31st.
Posted: October 23, 2014
UAE. The Middle East Council of shopping Centres (MECSC) recognizes Majid Al Futtaim for his contributions to the MENA region.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. Soaring population statistics and up to 90% reliance on imported products foster long term supply concerns; GCC government focus on strategic diversification and domestic initiatives for future sector sustainability.
Posted: October 8, 2014
UAE. Acquisition demonstrates Abraaj's continued commitment to execute proprietary African private equity investments, and continued focus on market-leading African businesses targeting the rising middle and consumer classes.
Posted: October 8, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Coty aims to strengthen its global leadership position in color cosmetics; CHANEL would become an important shareholder of COTY upon successful completion of the transaction.
Posted: October 7, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. EU anti-trust regulators have opened a probe into Internet shopping giant Amazon's tax arrangements with Luxembourg, which may amount to illegal state aid.
Posted: October 3, 2014
UAE. Exhibitors re-stock in anticipation of bumper weekend expected ahead of Eid Al Adha.
Posted: October 2, 2014
UAE. The unit of the UAE's biggest-listed developer, Emaar Properties, climbed to as high as 3.50 dirhams, and was trading at 3.29 dirhams at 12:51 p.m. local time.
Posted: October 2, 2014
UAE. Mohamed Alabbar participates in bell ringing ceremony at DFM; Emaar Malls is now trading under the ticker "EMAARMALLS".
Posted: October 1, 2014
BAHRAIN. Investment in new plant producing six brands including Oreo and Ritz is part of company's supply-chain reinvention plan.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In his latest interview with The Gold Report, the 321gold.com founder delivers a frank overview of U.S. international policy and lambasts commentators who look to their tea leaves in search of the next market moves.
date:Posted: October 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. If Russia's "pivot to Asia" results in Moscow and Beijing trading oil between them in a currency other than the dollar, that will represent a major change in how the global economy operates and a marked loss of power for the U.S. and its allies."
date:Posted: October 30, 2014
UAE. GCC corporate earnings strength intact; Regional bonds unaffected by global shocks; Central Banks support financial markets.
INTERNATIONAL. If Russia's "pivot to Asia" results in Moscow and Beijing trading oil between them in a currency other than the dollar, that will represent a major change in how the global economy operates and a marked loss of power for the U.S. and its allies."
INTERNATIONAL. In his latest interview with The Gold Report, the 321gold.com founder delivers a frank overview of U.S. international policy and lambasts commentators who look to their tea leaves in search of the next market moves.
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