Saturday 18 April 2015

Eros sells out first lot of Samsung Galaxy S6 in UAE

Eros Group, a major distributor of world-renowned brands in consumer electronics in the Middle East, achieved record breaking sales of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge within the first two days of its launch in the UAE. Eros Digital Home was the first retail chain to open pre-bo


Microsoft launches new Lumia device in Bahrain

Microsoft has launched the Lumia 640 XL - the latest device to join the Lumia portfolio - in Bahrain. It will offer more personal computing and increased productivity through integrated Microsoft Office experiences, OneDrive storage and fast 3G connectivity, said a statement.


Fujifilm launches new lens line-up

Fujifilm Corporation has launched three new additions to its unique X mount interchangeable lens range. The first of the three new lenses - XF 120mm f/2.8 telephoto macro lens provide a 1:1 magnification ratio. It is ideal for capturing portrait and macro photographs without havi


Apple likely to boost watch production quickly

Apple is likely to quickly ramp production of the Apple Watch after strong pre-orders outstripped limited supply in the first weekend following its launch, some Wall Street analysts said. Apple is widely expected to disclose weekend pre-order numbers at around 8:30 a.m. ET on Mon


Jawad raises $235m refinancing loan

Bahrain's Jawad Business Group, the franchise operator of clothing brand Mango and restaurant chains Papa Johns and Burger King in the Gulf, has raised a $235 million loan to refinance existing debt, two banking sources aware of the matter said. The firm has borrowed $215 mil


Jewellery show in Sharjah registers record visitor turnout

More than 49,000 jewellery lovers visited the region’s leading Mideast Watch and Jewellery Show, which concluded recently in Sharjah, UAE. The 38th edition of the five-day show featured nearly 500 exhibitors and brands from across the world, said a statement.


Marka completes Retailcorp acquisition

Marka, the UAE’s first public joint stock company focused on retail and hospitality sectors, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Retailcorp UAE, a subsidiary of Istithmar, a Dubai World company. The announcement follows the company’s December 2014


Growing Saudi retail demand focus for summit

Retail experts across Saudi Arabia will discuss how to handle the growing demand from in the kingdom for all types of merchandises and luxuries at the InRetail Summit opening tomorrow (April 13) in Jeddah. The two-day event will run at Park Hyatt Jeddah. Mohi&rsquo


Brand loyalty ‘hinges on app loading time’

More than two-thirds of consumers, who left a brand because of poor mobile application loading times, said a loading time of six or less seconds was acceptable, according to a global study. Slightly more than half of those respondents demand a load time of less than three seconds


Xerox appoints new Mideast GM

Xerox has appointed Chris Govier as the general manager for its Middle East operations. Govier is responsible for driving Xerox’s vision and supporting the company’s business direction in the Middle East - providing innovative and smart technology solutions, improving

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