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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$16 billion in sales in total. The larger of t
Posted: December 15, 2015
UAE. Rapid urbanization, tourism and high per capita income along with diverse offerings boost regional markets.
Posted: December 11, 2015
UAE. SIAL 2015 World Summit discusses evolving consumer tastes and health habits as organic farming increases in size by 1,698% since 2007
Posted: December 11, 2015
UAE. A digital customer experience revolution will rejuvenate bricks-and-mortar retailing, but stores must start on the back foot, says Aruba.
Posted: December 2, 2015
EGYPT. Gozour to divest RIS assets in Sudan and El-Misrieen in Egypt for enterprise values of US$ 4.3 million and EGP 50 million respectively, as Qalaa continues to divest non-core units and focus on growth of proven winners.
Posted: December 1, 2015
UAE. Transaction value of US$50 million; Company's flagship customers include leading fast food chains and five star hotels.
Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. Answering consumer demands, with 60% of UAE residents ordering take-away at least once per week; DST Global leads US$100 million Series D investment.
Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. The summit will be addressed by more than 40 speakers, including scientists, ministers and academic experts from oldest universities in the world, during the three-day event.
Posted: November 24, 2015
UAE. Inaugural SIAL World Summit addresses innovation as GCC consumer food imports from US increase by 7% in 2014.
Posted: November 18, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. 31 major debt deals completed in 2015, excluding sovereign issuance; Largest deal was Aster DM Healthcare's acquisition of 57% stake in Sanad Hospital; Saudi debt deals, excluding sovereign issuance, totalled US$ 32.4bn in Q1-Q3.
Posted: November 17, 2015
UAE. The highly evolving retail market in UAE, not only has grown to be the first shopping destination in the region but it continues to attract shoppers and retailers alike from around the globe.
Posted: November 15, 2015
UAE. A digital customer experience revolution will rejuvenate bricks-and-mortar retailing, but stores must start on the back foot.
Posted: November 13, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Jeddah hosts Saudi International Sport & Fitness Exhibition in November.
Posted: November 12, 2015
UAE. Goal to increase women's representation at Board level across the GCC; A focus on the compelling economic and business case for gender balance; Support GCC public and private organisations to increase leadership participation by women.
Posted: November 12, 2015
UAE. Network International report based on credit and debit card transactions; Top three tourist spenders continue steady growth: US (15%), Saudi (29%) and UK (17%); Luxury takes a fall.
Posted: November 11, 2015
UAE. New York restaurant begins Gulf expansion in Dubai; Fast casual dining emerging as priority segment for the group.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 13, 2016
QATAR. The turmoil in financial markets at the beginning of this year has prompted some to question whether the US Federal Reserve should have increased interest rates in December.
date:Posted: February 13, 2016
KUWAIT. Kuwait has built up very large fiscal and external net asset positions over many years, which will continue to help it weather the current low oil price environment; The overall fiscal and external balance sheets will remain strong, backed by a significant stock of financial assets.
date:Posted: February 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A Syria in which the regime and IS, rather than other rebel groups, are the only real domestic players turns Bashar al-Assad into a pivotal cog in the fight against jihadism. That is something Saudi Arabia cannot allow to happen. To turn the tide, it needs a United States that is engaged and willing to do its bit.
KUWAIT. Kuwait has built up very large fiscal and external net asset positions over many years, which will continue to help it weather the current low oil price environment; The overall fiscal and external balance sheets will remain strong, backed by a significant stock of financial assets.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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