Al Bawaba - Company News and Press Releases http://www.albawaba.com/business/%2A en NBAD MENA income and growth fund delivers 2.40% semi annual dividend http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/nbad-mena-income-growth-598217 <p>The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) distributed 2.40% dividend to NBAD MENA Income and Growth Fund investors with the option to reinvest the dividend in lieu of a cash payout.</p> <p>The distribution equals 2.40% of the Fund’s net asset value (NAV) as of August 7, 2014. All those investors who successfully subscribed to the Fund on or prior to August 5, 2014 would be eligible for dividend distribution.</p> <p>MIGF managers elected to offer investors the Dividend Reinvestment Option allowing investors the choice to convert their dividend to units in the Fund.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/nbad-mena-income-growth-598217" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/Saleem_Khokhar_the_Head_of_Equities_at_NBADs_Asset_Management_Group_new_size.JPG" alt="Saleem Khokhar, the Head of Equities at NBAD’s Asset Management Group" title="Saleem Khokhar, the Head of Equities at NBAD’s Asset Management Group" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/nbad-mena-income-growth-598217" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/nbad-mena-income-growth-598217#comments BUSINESS Banking & Finance Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:10:54 +0000 598217 at http://www.albawaba.com Etihad Airways’ new schedule provides more choice to and from South Africa http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/etihad-airways-south-africa-598213 <p>Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced changes to its schedule between Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg, effective 26 October 2014.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/etihad-airways-south-africa-598213" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/Etihad_Airways111.jpg" alt="Etihad Airways" title="Etihad Airways" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/four-communications">Four Communications</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/etihad-airways-south-africa-598213" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/etihad-airways-south-africa-598213#comments BUSINESS Transport & Shipping Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:06:18 +0000 598213 at http://www.albawaba.com LG G3 UX treatment to become standardized across mid- to entry-level smartphones and tablets http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/lg-g3-smartphones-tablets-598196 <p>From entry-level to premium, LG has been actively working to provide a consistent and uniform user experience (UX) across its entire mobile product lineup. Toward that end, LG Electronics (LG) will begin standardizing its proprietary UX features, first introduced in the new LG G3, across most of the company’s mid- to entry-level smartphones and tablets launched in the second half of this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/lg-g3-smartphones-tablets-598196" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/LG_G3_UX_TREATMENT_TO_BECOME_STANDARDIZED_ACROSS_MID-_TO_ENTRY-LEVEL_SMA.jpg" alt="LG G3 UX treatment" title="LG G3 UX treatment" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/lg-one">LG-One</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/lg-g3-smartphones-tablets-598196" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/lg-g3-smartphones-tablets-598196#comments BUSINESS IT & Telecom Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:36:33 +0000 598196 at http://www.albawaba.com Elaf reports 96 per cent occupancy during Holy Month of Ramadan http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/elaf-holy-month-ramadan-598189 <p>With the conclusion of this year’s celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Elaf Group of Companies is pleased to announce its latest achievement as a major travel and tourism company. The Elaf Hotel at the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah has successfully achieved a 96 per cent occupancy rate during Ramadan. The high occupancy rate went higher than its original sales target with the company’s offered packages being sold out for the Ramadan period.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/elaf-holy-month-ramadan-598189" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/Elaf_Group_new_size.JPG" alt="Elaf" title="Elaf" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/orient-planet-pr-marketing-communications">Orient Planet PR &amp; Marketing Communications</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/elaf-holy-month-ramadan-598189" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/elaf-holy-month-ramadan-598189#comments BUSINESS Retail & Services Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:05:19 +0000 598189 at http://www.albawaba.com CommVault introduces new simpana solution sets including automated cloud data management http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/commvault-automated-cloud-data--598186 <p><strong>CommVault</strong>&nbsp;today announced new Simpana cloud management capabilities and Simpana Solution Sets designed to transform how companies of all sizes protect, manage and maximize the value of business information amidst a rising tide of data and compliance requirements.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/commvault-automated-cloud-data--598186" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/9775161ae7af7ac6_org.jpg" alt="CommVault CEO Bob Hammer" title="CommVault CEO Bob Hammer" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/procre8">Procre8</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/commvault-automated-cloud-data--598186" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/commvault-automated-cloud-data--598186#comments BUSINESS IT & Telecom Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:55:10 +0000 598186 at http://www.albawaba.com ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller named PR Agency of the Year in the Middle East and Africa, collects a record ten International Business Awards http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/asasda%E2%80%99a-burson-marsteller-international-business-awards-598167 <p>ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, the region’s leading public relations consultancy, has won ten awards at the 11th Annual International Business Awards 2014, including the prestigious Public Relations Agency of the Year in the Middle East and Africa, for the fourth year. &nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/asasda%E2%80%99a-burson-marsteller-international-business-awards-598167" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/Stevies_logo.png" alt="Stevie award" title="Stevie award" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/asasda%E2%80%99a-burson-marsteller-international-business-awards-598167" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/asasda%E2%80%99a-burson-marsteller-international-business-awards-598167#comments BUSINESS Retail & Services Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:20:16 +0000 598167 at http://www.albawaba.com Dubai Properties celebrates the Middle East’s First Hosting of FIBA U17 World Championship http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/dubai-properties-celebrates-fiba-598160 <p>Dubai Properties (DP), the development company of Dubai Properties Group (DPG) and official sponsor of the third edition of FIBA, has concluded its sponsorship of the nine day event.&nbsp;</p> <p>The U17 World Championship for men was won by the USA team after scoring 99-92 in a thrilling final clash against the Australian team on Saturday after a series of 56 games were held from 8 to 19 August in Hamdan Sport Complex, Dubai.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/dubai-properties-celebrates-fiba-598160" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/DP_Celebrates_Middle_Easts_First_Hosting_of_FIBA_3.jpg" alt="DP celebrates Middle East&#039;s First hosting of FIBA" title="DP celebrates Middle East&#039;s First hosting of FIBA" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/weber-shandwick-public-relations">Weber Shandwick Public Relations</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/dubai-properties-celebrates-fiba-598160" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/dubai-properties-celebrates-fiba-598160#comments BUSINESS Economy & Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:06:16 +0000 598160 at http://www.albawaba.com Al-Futtaim Motors’ 5th Annual Blood Donation Campaign gets underway http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/al-futtaim-motors-blood-donation-598111 <p>Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino vehicles in the UAE, has launched its fifth annual blood donation campaign. The highly successful inaugural event was held at the flagship Toyota showroom in Abu Dhabi and attended by dozens of associates who donated enough blood to save up to 228 lives.</p> <p>Dubbed ‘My Blood for the UAE’ Al-Futtaim Motors’ blood donation drive is in support of the ‘My Blood for My Country’ initiative launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Executive Council.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/al-futtaim-motors-blood-donation-598111" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/5th_Annual_Blood_Donation_Campaign_1.JPG" alt="Al-Futtaim Motors Blood Donation Campaign" title="Al-Futtaim Motors Blood Donation Campaign" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gulf-marketing-and-services-company">Gulf Marketing and Services Company</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/al-futtaim-motors-blood-donation-598111" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/al-futtaim-motors-blood-donation-598111#comments BUSINESS Transport & Shipping Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:25:48 +0000 598111 at http://www.albawaba.com Standard Chartered Private Equity announces US$ 75 million equity investment in Topaz Energy and Marine http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/standard-chartered-private-equity-597988 <p>Standard Chartered Private Equity (“SCPE”) announced today the acquisition of a minority stake in Topaz Energy and Marine (Bermuda) (“Topaz”), one of the world’s leading offshore support vessel operators, through an equity investment of US$ 75 million. Topaz is headquartered in the UAE and operates a fleet of 99 offshore support vessels (OSVs) throughout the Middle East and the Caspian with an existing, growing presence in West Africa. Topaz’s parent company is Renaissance Services SAOG (“Renaissance”), an Omani company listed on the Muscat Securities Market.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/standard-chartered-private-equity-597988" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/standard_chartered_logo.jpg" alt="Standard Chartered Bank" title="Standard Chartered Bank" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/orient-planet-pr-marketing-communications">Orient Planet PR &amp; Marketing Communications</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/standard-chartered-private-equity-597988" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/standard-chartered-private-equity-597988#comments BUSINESS Banking & Finance Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:54:49 +0000 597988 at http://www.albawaba.com A behind the scenes glimpse into the making of Emirates’ 50th A380 aircraft http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/emirates-a380-aircraft-597965 <p>It takes 800 workers just 65 to 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380, the iconic double-decker aircraft that has been creating headlines and delighting travellers since it first entered Emirates service in 2008. &nbsp;</p> <p>Emirates operates the world’s largest fleet of&nbsp;A380 aircraft, with 50 of these graceful feats of modern engineering currently serving 29 global destinations. All of Emirates’&nbsp;A380s have been furnished and delivered&nbsp;via the Airbus facility in Hamburg.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/emirates-a380-aircraft-597965" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/A380_Take_Off_Ferry_flight_to_dubai.jpg" alt="The 50th Emirates A380 taking off for its ferry flight headed to Dubai" title="The 50th Emirates A380 taking off for its ferry flight headed to Dubai" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/emirates-a380-aircraft-597965" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/emirates-a380-aircraft-597965#comments BUSINESS Transport & Shipping Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:25:48 +0000 597965 at http://www.albawaba.com Ramada Downtown Dubai raises funds for cancer patients http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/ramada-downtown-dubai-cancer-patients-597956 <p>Ramada Downtown Dubai organized its first ever fundraising activity in support of cancer patients in the UAE. As part of its ongoing CSR efforts, the team at the hotel is selling shirts with the “Fight for Cancer” message to generate funds for organisation Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP).</p> <p>The fundraiser started in July and has so far generated more than AED 5,000. The hotel plans to carry out more activities and raise more funds for FOCP towards the end of 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/ramada-downtown-dubai-cancer-patients-597956" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/Ramada_Downtown_Dubai_2.JPG" alt="During the event" title="During the event" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/ramada-downtown-dubai-cancer-patients-597956" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/ramada-downtown-dubai-cancer-patients-597956#comments BUSINESS Tourism & Hospitality Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:36:49 +0000 597956 at http://www.albawaba.com Zenith Business Solutions in Kuwait joins Epicor Inspired Partner Network http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/zenith-business-solutions-epicor-597925 <p>Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in <a href="http://www.epicor.com/Solutions/Pages/Enterprise-Business-Software.aspx" target="_blank">business software solutions</a> for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, announced that Zenith Business Solutions, a leading provider of information, communication and technology (ICT) services and solutions in Kuwait, is the latest value-added reseller (VAR) to join its Inspired Partner Network in the Middle East.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/zenith-business-solutions-epicor-597925" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/Jawad_Squalli.jpg" alt="Jawad Squalli, regional vice president for Epicor in the Middle East" title="Jawad Squalli, regional vice president for Epicor in the Middle East" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/orient-planet-pr-marketing-communications">Orient Planet PR &amp; Marketing Communications</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/zenith-business-solutions-epicor-597925" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/zenith-business-solutions-epicor-597925#comments BUSINESS Retail & Services Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:33:23 +0000 597925 at http://www.albawaba.com LG to unveil world’s first 21:9 curved IPS Ultrawide monitor at IFA 2014 http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/lg-curved-ips-ultrawide-monitor-597882 <p>LG Electronics (LG) will be unveiling its newest IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor (model 34UC97) and other compelling monitor offerings at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The world’s first monitor to incorporate a curved IPS screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio, the eye-catching 34-inch monitor provides remarkable picture quality and a range of convenient connectivity options.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/lg-curved-ips-ultrawide-monitor-597882" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/LG_TO_UNVEIL_WORLDS_FIRST_219_CURVED_IPS_ULTRAWIDE_MONITOR_AT_IFA_2014_-_1024_x_653.jpg" alt="LG IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor" title="LG IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/lg-one">LG-One</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/lg-curved-ips-ultrawide-monitor-597882" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/lg-curved-ips-ultrawide-monitor-597882#comments BUSINESS Industry Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:39:46 +0000 597882 at http://www.albawaba.com Land Rover previews new discovery sport interior http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/land-rover-sport-interior-597855 <p>Land Rover has revealed a first look inside Discovery Sport with the release of a short film showing glimpses of the cabin design. The bold new premium, compact SUV is the first member of the new Discovery family. Inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept, it features versatile 5+2 seating.</p> <p>In the film, viewers are shown around the new Discovery Sport’s interior as the camera glides through the cabin. The footage reveals details of the highly flexible first-in-class seating layout and shows desirable features including a full panoramic roof.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/land-rover-sport-interior-597855" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/Land_Rover_Previews_New_Discovery_Sport_Interior_2.jpg" alt="Land Rover sport interior" title="Land Rover sport interior" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/weber-shandwick-public-relations">Weber Shandwick Public Relations</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/land-rover-sport-interior-597855" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/land-rover-sport-interior-597855#comments BUSINESS Transport & Shipping Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:47:12 +0000 597855 at http://www.albawaba.com DAMAC Properties introduce ‘AKOYA Oxygen’ http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/damac-properties-akoya-oxygen-597848 <p>Following the success of AKOYA by DAMAC launched last year, DAMAC Properties announced today the introduction of a second master development in Dubailand, set to be the largest in the area.</p> <p>AKOYA Oxygen, spread over 55 million sq ft, will showcase the greenest living spaces in Dubai with parklands, green open spaces and private gardens. The development, located off the Umm Suqueim road extension and approximately 10 minutes from AKOYA by DAMAC, will include various residential home options surrounding a championship golf course designed by a well known international golfing star.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/damac-properties-akoya-oxygen-597848" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/AKOYA_OXYGEN_Image.jpg" alt="AKOYA Oxygen" title="AKOYA Oxygen" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/trans-arabian-creative-communications">Trans-Arabian Creative Communications</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/damac-properties-akoya-oxygen-597848" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/damac-properties-akoya-oxygen-597848#comments BUSINESS Construction & Real Estate Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:11:50 +0000 597848 at http://www.albawaba.com Smart Living City – Dubai 2014 to highlight role of ‘Big Data’ on integrated ‘Smart City’ development http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/smart-city-tasweek-597846 <p>The role of advanced ‘smart’ concepts such as ‘Big Data’ and ‘Cloud Computing’ in the development of genuinely ‘smart cities’ will be extensively covered through discussions and exhibitions at the Smart Living City – Dubai 2014 expo taking place from September 15 to 16, 2014 at Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Dubai. To be held under the patronage of H.H.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/smart-city-tasweek-597846" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/Masood_Al_Awar_CEO_of_TASWEEK_Real_Estate_Marketing_and_Development.jpg" alt="Masood Al Awar, CEO, TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing" title="Masood Al Awar, CEO, TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/orient-planet-pr-marketing-communications">Orient Planet PR &amp; Marketing Communications</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/smart-city-tasweek-597846" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/smart-city-tasweek-597846#comments BUSINESS Construction & Real Estate Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:55:07 +0000 597846 at http://www.albawaba.com FGB announces Head of Corporate Finance Advisory appointment http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/fgb-corporate-finance-advisory-597698 <p>FGB, one of the leading banks in the UAE, has announced the appointment of corporate finance specialist, Michael Aissaoui. In his new role as Head of Corporate Finance Advisory within FGB’s Wholesale Banking Group, Michael will oversee the expansion of the bank’s advisory activities for clients, in support of plans to further strengthen its position both regionally and globally.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/fgb-corporate-finance-advisory-597698" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/FGBs_new_Head_of_Corporate_Finance_Advisory_Michael_Aissaoui.jpg" alt="FGB&#039;s new Head of Corporate Finance Advisory, Michael Aissaoui" title="FGB&#039;s new Head of Corporate Finance Advisory, Michael Aissaoui" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/weber-shandwick-public-relations">Weber Shandwick Public Relations</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/fgb-corporate-finance-advisory-597698" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/fgb-corporate-finance-advisory-597698#comments BUSINESS Banking & Finance Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:44:19 +0000 597698 at http://www.albawaba.com Etihad Airways appoints Matthew Jennings Senior Manager of Public Affairs for the U.S. http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/etihad-airways-manager-public-affairs-597691 <p>Etihad Airways today announced the appointment of Matthew Jennings, a seasoned federal and international government affairs leader with more than a decade of experience, to the newly-created Senior Manager of Public Affairs post, based in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>Mr. Jennings will be responsible for engaging with key stakeholders, including U.S. policymakers, about Etihad Airways and the benefits the carrier’s growing presence brings to the U.S. economy and American consumers. He reports to Vice President of International and Public Affairs, Vijay Poonoosamy<strong>. &nbsp;</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/etihad-airways-manager-public-affairs-597691" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/Etihad_Airways_-_US_Public_Affairs_Appointment_Photo.jpg" alt="Matthew Jennings, Etihad Airways Senior Manager of Public Affairs post, based in Washington, D.C" title="Matthew Jennings, Etihad Airways Senior Manager of Public Affairs post, based in Washington, D.C" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/four-communications">Four Communications</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/etihad-airways-manager-public-affairs-597691" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/etihad-airways-manager-public-affairs-597691#comments BUSINESS Transport & Shipping Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:25:25 +0000 597691 at http://www.albawaba.com Emirates NBD wins big at Global Brand Excellence Awards 2014 http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/emirates-nbd-global-brand-excellence-597671 <p>Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, was honoured at the Global Brand Excellence Awards 2014 with five coveted awards across branding, marketing and customer experience categories. At the awards ceremony, Emirates NBD walked away with prestigious titles, including Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best Use of Social Media, Brand Excellence in Financial Services, Effective Use of Marketing Communications, and Marketing Professional of the Year.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/emirates-nbd-global-brand-excellence-597671" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/Shayne_Nelson_Group_CEO_Emirates_NBD.JPG" alt="Shayne Nelson, Group CEO, Emirates NBD" title="Shayne Nelson, Group CEO, Emirates NBD" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-pr-agency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/asdaa-burson-marsteller">ASDA&#039;A Burson-Marsteller</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/emirates-nbd-global-brand-excellence-597671" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/emirates-nbd-global-brand-excellence-597671#comments BUSINESS Banking & Finance Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:31:21 +0000 597671 at http://www.albawaba.com Acer Expands Liquid smartphone sales in Pan America http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/acer-pan-america-liquid-smartphone-597665 <p>Acer has expanded its presence in Pan America with the arrival of its Liquid smartphones in Mexico. The company has surpassed the goal of expanding its smartphones into 25 markets this year by already reaching 31 markets worldwide.</p> <p>Five Liquid Android-based smartphones (Liquid Z3, Z5, S1, Z4 and E3) plus Acer’s first smart wearable, the Liquid Leap, will be sold through one of Mexico’s leading retailers, Office Depot, starting in Q2 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pr/acer-pan-america-liquid-smartphone-597665" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/pr_new/liquid_family.jpg" alt="Acer Liquid leap family" title="Acer Liquid leap family" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/acer-pan-america-liquid-smartphone-597665" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/acer-pan-america-liquid-smartphone-597665#comments BUSINESS IT & Telecom Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:18:30 +0000 597665 at http://www.albawaba.com