Growth of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers continues to grow in the region, saysthe organisers of the World of Perishables (WOP DUBAI) and International Plant Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI). Both trade shows, which hosted over 3,500 visitors last year, will take place side by side at the... Read more

DOMOTEX Middle East kicks off

News September 12, 2011 0

DOMOTEX Middle East, the region’s annual event dedicated to the floor covering industry has been inaugurated.The exhibition is taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12th to 14th September, 2011. The ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al Owais,UAE Minister of Culture,... Read more
Landmark Group, the  retail and hospitality conglomerate, has launched Candelite, a first-of-its-kind confectionery and savoury concept in the Middle East. Poised to expand its presence in the region with an investment of over USD 100 million, Candelite aims to open nearly 50 small and large format outlets in the... Read more
The inaugural Middle East Concrete (MEC) exhibition will be held alongside the industry leading Big 5 Show at Dubai’s World Trade Centre from 21st to 24th November, 2011. The event held at the Dubai World Trade Centre will also feature the live product demonstrations in a dedicated area, during the entire... Read more
With projects valued at over SAR 375 billion in the pipeline, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) infrastructure development program remains the biggest in the Gulf area. Infrastructure works are expected to post a 4 % growth in 2011 and increase at an average rate of 3.97 % annually through... Read more

Air traffic on the rise

News September 5, 2011 0

The latest air traffic statistics for the month of July 2011 have been published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), showing a rise in global air traffic of 5.9% compared to July 2010. The figures also show that the Middle East carriers experienced a rise in demand of... Read more
During the past few years, the media content and licensing industry had witnessed tremendous success on both national and international levels. The cartoon character industry has become a competitive industry that attracts companies and businesses from all over the world in a pursuit of investing and developing the characters... Read more
Dubai crowned as ‘Middle East City of the Future’
Dubai has been crowned once again as the ‘Middle East City of the Future 2010/11 by fDi Magazine underlining the Emirate’s premier status as a preferred foreign direct investment (FDI) destination. Dubai ranked exceptionally well across all categories achieving top positions in Economic Potential, Infrastructure and Business Friendliness. His... Read more
Middle East equity issues up 81% year on year, says Reuters
Thomson Reuters recently released its first half 2011 investment banking analysis for the Middle East region, which revealed equity capital markets (ECM) issuance reached US$8.3 billion during the first half of 2011, an 81% increase compared to the first half of 2010 when the volume reached US$4.6 billion. The... Read more
Middle East companies dont have robust crisis managment schemes, says expert
Many companies across the Middle East region do not have a robust disaster recovery or crisis management programme in place, putting their business at serious risk, according to an international expert in the field of business resilience. Natural disasters and economic turmoil have reached unprecedented levels across the globe... Read more