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Bahrain gave the lowest salary increase projection at 4.5 per cent followed by the UAE at 4.8 per cent, Qatar at 5.2 per cent and Kuwait at 5.3 per cent.
September 14, 2014 - 20:55 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Oman based companies gave the highest salary increase projection among GCC countries.

February 20, 2014

During the event
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(press release)

LG Electronics signed a strategic agreement with Abdali Boulevard Company, to provide the Arjaan hotel serviced apartments at The Boulevard with 800 LED TVs.

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(press release)

Nestlé Professional, will showcase its new range of NESTLÉ Docello Dessert Mixes at this year’s Gulfood 2014, one of the largest annual trade events for the global Food & Beverage industry.

The expansion plan is also estimated to create 500 new jobs
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These projects are intended to gradually raise the production of phosphate by 50 per cent until 2018

February 18, 2014

KIPCO, a regional investment house with stakes in media, industrial, financial and real estate companies, said in June it was planning an initial public offering of OSN, which it said on Tuesday had nearly one million subscribers.
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Net profit in the three months to the end of December was 14 million Kuwaiti dinars ($49.7 million), compared to 8 million dinars in the same period last year, the group said in a statement.

The new online platform lets investors track gold prices round-the-clock and manage their metal investments (File Archive/Shutterstock)
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Qatar opened QGold, an online trade site for gold and silver this week.

Samsung Electronics
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(press release)

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, introduced new printing solutions that will push the boundaries of innovation in the printing industry at Samsung Forum held in Malaga, Spain.

February 16, 2014

Morocco's sugar industry is the third largest producer of the sweet cane in Africa (Shutterstock)
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Morocco's Royal Family decided to divest its extensive holdings in Cosumar, the country's sole sugar industry operator.

Mr. Choong Ro Lee, President of Samsung Middle East and North Africa
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(press release)

Samsung Electronics, demonstrated its leadership in the Middle East and North African market by showcasing a range of category-defining products in TVs, home appliances, printing and mobile devices.

February 12, 2014

Jotun’s ‘Urban Casual theme
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(press release)

As the world leader in 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.

February 11, 2014

Epson 3D home cinema projectors
08:56 GMT
(press release)

Epson has announced the Middle East launch of three new top-of-the-range 3D home cinema projectors with a high-end cinematic technology for movie lovers to enjoy immersive, big-screen experiences on a budget.

Workers in the Nile Delta city of Mahalla, with a long tradition of organised action, have led many strikes before and after the 25 January 2011 uprising.
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Strikes by Mahalla workers against ousted president Mubarak’s regime gained widespread popularity and are believed by many activists and analysts in Egypt to have significantly contributed to setting the stage for the outbreak of the 25 January revolution.

February 10, 2014

The value of exported handmade carpets across the world reached $1.35 billion last year, out of which the value of Iranian carpets amounted to $427 million.
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Sanctions against exports of Iranian carpet may be lifted in the second half of 2014, the director of the National Carpet Center director of announced on Sunday.

Oman plans to invest $1.3 billion in fisheries development up to 2020 (Courtesy of the BBC)
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Saudi Arabia and Oman are "on top of the wave" of the Gulf's aquaculture industry.

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Hybrid auto imports increased by nearly sixfold last year compared with 2012, according to official figures.

February 9, 2014

Yulia Gvozdeva, Global Product Manager, Jotun Powder Coatings
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(press release)

Jotun Powder Coatings has affirmed its continued support towards sustainable architecture trends through ‘The Cool Shades Collection,’.