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: August 25, 2014
UAE. With its oil wealth, population growth and strong demand for industrial and consumer goods, the MENA region is an attractive market. There are, however, potential pitfalls in doing business, particularly when it comes to appointing local agents to distribute products in the region.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. Dar Al-Handasah will undertake design, engineering and supervision services for the project, for which a construction tender will be released in Q1 2015. The mall is due to be completed in Q2 2017.
Posted: August 23, 2014
QATAR. QNB report expects the ECB, the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve to keep to record-low interest rates for an extended period of time. Qatar's policy rates are likely to follow suit.
Posted: August 21, 2014
UAE. Developer brings 84 townhouses and waterfront recreational facility to high-end Dubai community
Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. The catalogue will be launched simultaneously across the globe in over 46 countries and 345 stores. This will be the 25th edition of the catalogue for the UAE with over 1 million copies printed.
Posted: August 18, 2014
UAE. Located in Me'aisem, International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) in Dubai; 60 lifestyle and convenience-oriented outlets including a Carrefour Hypermarket , Magic Planet and community medical clinic; Phase 1 to open by Q3 2015.
Posted: August 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. African Leaders commit to end hunger by 2025 through investments in agriculture.
Posted: August 11, 2014
UAE. Each year, thousands of businesses are hacked over the Internet by criminals stealing credit cards processed through inadequately protected Point of Sale (POS) systems.
Posted: August 6, 2014
UAE. It is said that education is the best investment you can make for yourself and for your children. The affluent population in the Middle East appear to agree. They are also amongst the most digitally plugged-in in the world.
Posted: August 5, 2014
UAE. Eight renowned international designers chosen by Vogue Italia to showcase their collections; 20 emerging international designers selected, for the first time; The Middle East's largest fashion event takes place from Oct 30 to Nov 1, at The Dubai Mall.
Posted: August 5, 2014
UAE. Food Logistics Middle East, a specialised show within Gulfood Manufacturing, to highlight current trends and solutions for effective implementation in the Sector.
Posted: July 25, 2014
UAE. Royal Decree amending some of the provisions of the Oman Agencies Law comes into force; Marks a significant departure from the regime under the old law.
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. Overall group revenue up 14% year-on-year to AED 12.8 billion for H1 2014; Successful opening of the Mall of the Emirates Fashion District; Issued its first 10 year US$$500 million bond.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Yas Mall to house new shopping concept set to be the largest department store in the region comprising 200,000 square feet of prime retail space.
Posted: July 14, 2014
UAE. Dubai developer signs agreement with UNEC and Actco; Construction is expected to begin soon.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 19, 2014
KUWAIT. The global Islamic finance industry reached approx. US$1.9 trillion in assets as at end 1H2014; The report analyses the role of Islamic finance in supporting economic growth.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. We have entered a new chapter in the history of central banking. This paradigm shift changes the policy tools that have traditionally defined the sphere of macroeconomic decision-making; We have built an economy that is now so leveraged that it needs zero percent interest rates just to tread water.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. World Bank report spells out the repercussions of the political uncertainty and restrictions on movement and access and recommends remedial actions by all parties.
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia will need to keep cutting oil output to sustain prices above US$100 a barrel, according to BNP Paribas and Societe Generale; "We are swimming in crude, and they know that better than anyone because they are the biggest exporter."
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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