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 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.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The problem with an export-based economy is that the exporter is the hostage of its customers. Germany's and China's well-being depend not only on how they manage their economies, but on how their customers manage their own economies.
date:Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. Middle East investment banking fees reached US$138.2 million during Q3 2014; debt issuance reached US$6.3 billion; The UAE was the most active nation accounting for 45% of the debt issuance activity.
date:Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. CIOs are faced with balancing the needs of workers to be more mobile and have more choice with the needs of the enterprise to protect its data regardless of the delivery channel.
UAE. Middle East investment banking fees reached US$138.2 million during Q3 2014; debt issuance reached US$6.3 billion; The UAE was the most active nation accounting for 45% of the debt issuance activity.
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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