Friday 9 October 2015

Double dynamite deals for savvy shoppers at Gitex

Thousands of shoppers are in search of the latest consumer electronics products at this year's Gitex Shopper in Dubai, UAE.   Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the annual sales extravaganza extends to almost everything, from the latest smartphones, tablets,


Jarir Marketing Q3 profit up 7.6pc

Jarir Marketing, Saudi Arabia's largest retailer by market value, posted a 7.6 per cent rise in third-quarter net profit on Thursday, in line with analysts' forecasts. It made a profit of SR218.5 million ($58.3 million) in the three months to September 30, up from SR203 m


Amazon ‘considering online TV service’ Inc is considering the creation of a live online TV service and has reached out to networks such as CBS Corp and Comcast's NBCUniversal to express interest in carrying their channels, Bloomberg reported. The e-commerce giant's talks with the networks are in pre


Du to launch iPhone 6s series this weekend

UAE-based telecom group Du will offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones from Apple, beginning October 10. iPhone 6s 16GB and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB will be available from du starting at zero upfront fees and will benefit from 11GB of data and 300 flexible minut


UAE group to launch Swiss horological smartwatches

Frederique Constant, a Geneva-based luxury watch manufacturer of classical watches, and Alpina, a Swiss sports watch manufacturer, are set to launch the Horological Smartwatches capable of bi-directional communication with apps on smartphones.   More than 10 dif


Samsung sees Q3 profit topping $6 billion

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said it would post its first quarterly profit gain in two years, beating expectations as strong sales of chips and displays probably offset weakness in its smartphone division. The South Korean tech giant estimated its July-September operating pro


Bahrain's traders warned on price rises

Traders in Bahrain have been warned not to exploit the subsidies situation by increasing meat prices. Anyone caught profiteering will face tough penalties, Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Al Zayani vowed yesterday (October 6), said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN),


Sharjah show set to jumpstart jewellery sales

Exhibitors of a leading jewellery show, that got underway today (October 6) in Sharjah, UAE, are expected a surge in sales, given that demand was subdued during the summer months.   The MidEast Watch & Jewellery Show, which will conclude on October 10, is be


Oppo, Etisalat partner to launch flagship phone

Oppo, a top Chinese smartphone brand, is partnering with Etisalat, the UAE's primary telecom provider, in launching its new premium industrial design smartphone, the R7, to the country's consumer market. The new device, Oppo R7 has cutting edge technology such as VOOC fla


Gitex Shopper wins $19,000 worth gold

A 25-year old Gitex Shopper won Dh70,000 ($19,057) worth of gold, which is being given everyday during the eight-day event through the 'Sweet' app daily draw.   “I am delighted to be one of the eight lucky winners to win a half kilogram at Gitex Sh

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