Thursday 19 October 2017

SRMG buys key stake in Saudi financial news service Argaam

The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) has acquired a controlling stake in the Argaam Investment and Trading Company, which publishes an online financial news service.   SRMG secured a 51 percent stake for SR37.5 million ($10 million), according to a stat


Mideast AV market grows 75pc to hit $3bn

The market for AV products and services in the Middle East is currently worth almost $3 billion, having grown 76 percent from 2012 to 2016, said the organisers of the ongoing Prolight + Sound Middle East in Dubai, UAE. The three-day event, which is concluding tomorrow (October 19


DIFF to confer achievement award on Egyptian writer

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) said that this year’s Arab Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize the illustrious Egyptian writer Wahid Hamed, celebrating his achievements in screenwriting and contributions to the industry.  One of Egypt’s most ac


Expo 2020 launches search for 30,000 volunteers

Expo 2020 Dubai has launched its search for more than 30,000 volunteers who will be the ‘face’ of the largest global gathering ever to be staged in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Expo 2020 promises to be a transformative and lasting landmark in the history of


Eutelsat boosts ME presence with Noorsat acquisition

Eutelsat Communications, one of the world's leading satellite operators, has acquired Noorsat, a leading satellite service provider in the Middle East region, from Bahrain’s Orbit Holding Group. The acquisition of Noorsat fits with Eutelsat’s broader strategy of s


RAK signs e-communication deal with Fewa

Ras Al Khaimah Public Service Department said it has signed an agreement with the Federal Authority for Electricity and Water (FEWA) for developing a joint working strategy and a specific mechanism for cooperation and coordination related to electronic communication.  


EIPA seeks intellectual property rights protection

Emirates Intellectual Property Association said it has joined forces with Dubai Government Excellence Program to promote innovation and intellectual property rights protection in the UAE.   The duo has recommended creation of intellectual property departments ac


Palazzo Versace Dubai names new media partner

Palazzo Versace Dubai, a leading five-star hotel located on prime waterfront with views of the Dubai Creek, has signed up Z7 Communications as its media partner across the Middle East.   Set in the heart of Culture Village, Al Jaddaf, the hotel boasts 215 rooms and suites, 16


Abu Dhabi monitoring unit to deploy Cisco solutions

Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre (ADMCC) has signed an agreement with Cisco to deploy its data centre and security solutions across its operations. ADMCC was set up to manage and regulate the use of monitoring and control devices systems in public and private facilities an


UAE students win big at Gitex lab competition

Three innovative students from UAE have won a game-changing share of Dh120,000 ($32,664) at Gitex Technology Week 2017, in the final round of this year’s Student Lab Competition. Sponsored by Accenture, the competition was designed to discover the most creative and innovati

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