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The report expects that if Qatar loses its hosting right of the World Cup, the infrastructure spending will lose execution focus and face potential delays.
July 18, 2014 - 00:18 GMT
The nominal effect of the World Cup cancellation is credit positive, as capital spending would be lower and more efficient, according to the bank.

January 21, 2014

Mohammed Hilili, Lenovo Gulf General Manager
09:28 GMT
(press release)

Lenovo has become, and for the very first time, the number one PC vendor in the United Arab Emirates, according to latest Q4 2013 preliminary figures by the International Data Corporation (IDC).

09:12 GMT
(press release)

Canon Middle East announced that its parent company, Canon, again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2013.

Epson photo scanner
08:39 GMT
(press release)

Epson has announced the Middle East launch of its new photo scanner that allows users to scan and upload photos directly to social media, photo sharing websites and other cloud storage services.

January 20, 2014

“The ministry has a zero-tolerance policy towards the import and sale of Israeli products and if there are Israeli potatoes in the stores, there will be stringent action against those involved,” the sources said.
21:01 GMT

Kuwait’s commerce ministry has launched an investigation into reports that Israeli potatoes were being sold in cooperative societies.

11:55 GMT
(press release)

Jotun Paints is showcasing on January 20, 2014 its next generation heat reflective exterior paints during their participation at this year's edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2014).

09:05 GMT
(press release)

Emirates Aluminium has again expressed its corporate support for global environmental initiatives by supporting the annual Masdar-hosted World Future Energy Summit.

Dan Smith, Head of Integrated Marketing for the Middle East and Africa region of Xerox’s Developing Markets Operations
08:05 GMT
(press release)

Xerox DocuShare has expanded its enterprise content management offering, providing new and easy ways for employees to access and manage paper and digital content wherever they are.

During the event
07:35 GMT
(press release)

PepsiCo-Jordan announced that it has renewed its partnership with the General Union for Workers in Food Industry.

January 19, 2014

Khalid Buhumaid, Dubal Vice President: Corporate Relations & International Affairs
05:48 GMT
(press release)

The 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic Golf Tournament (“the Omega DDC”) coincides with the 25th anniversary of the inaugural event.

January 16, 2014

All jobs previously occupied by expats will be considered vacant until qualified Saudi citizens can fill them, the ministry said.
21:07 GMT

Saudi Arabia refused to renew the contracts of 9,267 expatriate employees working in its public sector and rejected around 2,607 new applications last year in a bid to boost employment among its locals, according to a senior official.

Jotun’s Travel In Style
07:14 GMT
(press release)

As the world leader in interior paint, every year Jotun produces the best Colour Collection in the market, made up of colour themes that reflect worldwide styles and the latest trend insights.

January 15, 2014

If consulting firms want to invest in new markets, they should invest in the GCC. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
12:06 GMT

Despite a shortage of local talent, the GCC consulting market, which grew by 20 percent to $1.9 billion last year, is expected to be the fastest growing consulting market in the world in 2014.

LG’s HomeChat service
08:36 GMT
(press release)

LG Electronics (LG) showcased its next generation of smart innovations and technologies that take advantage of Natural Language Processing (NLP).

January 13, 2014

UAE is set to become the world's leading consultancy hub in 2014 (Courtesy of UAE Interact)
10:00 GMT

UAE is set to become the world's fastest growing consulting market in 2014.

During the event
09:51 GMT
(press release)

This week saw representatives from PepsiCo and Americana Group come together to officially renew their partnership agreement and to celebrate 40 years of working together in the region.