Friday 15 December 2017
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Construction & Real Estate

Big 5 to be back in 2018 with an expanded platform

The Big 5, the region's largest construction event, will be back next year in Dubai, UAE, with an expanded platform offering a new HVACR Expo, Urban Design & Landscaping Expo and the second edition of The Big 5 Solar.

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Retail & Wholesale

Majid Al Futtaim's Sharjah mall expansion 'on track'

Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall developer and retail pioneer, said the expansion work at its Matajer Al Juraina community mall in Sharjah, UAE, was progressing well and on track for completion early next year.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

CB&I wins Saudi Aramco Shell refinery deal

CB&I, a major player in the energy infrastructure sector, has been awarded a $95-million deal by Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services at its facility in Al Jubail city.

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Finance & Capital Market

Saudi Arabia approves $19.2bn stimulation plan

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a royal decree approving the private sector stimulation plan and allocating a total of SR72 billion ($19.2 billion) for the plan.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

Global security spending to top $96bn in 2018: Gartner

Worldwide security spending is expected rise to a total of $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 per cent from 2017, said a new report from Gartner, a leading research and advisory firm.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Bahri appoints new CEO

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), a leader in logistics and transportation, has appointed Abdullah Aldubaikhi as its new chief executive officer, effective January 1.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Four Seasons opens luxurious hotel in Tunisia

Just a short drive from the ancient Roman ruins of Carthage and the traditional village of Sidi Bou Said, a sanctuary of modern luxury has opened its doors on the Mediterranean shore of Tunisia's capital: the new Four Seasons Hotel Tunis.

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IT & Telecommunications

SAP unveils SAP SuccessFactors People Central Hub

SAP, an enterprise application software provider, has unveiled a new way for customers to simplify and speed the use of cloud-based people and organisational data across their businesses with the SAP SuccessFactors People Central Hub solution.

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Motoring

Gargash breaks ground on flagship Merc-Benz store

Gargash Enterprises, the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, recently laid the foundation for a world premier flagship store for the automotive brand in Dubai, UAE.

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Health & Environment

$1.2bn Kuwait hospital set for March opening

About 70 per cent of the work at the New Jahra Hospital, a $1.2-billion development taking shape on a 440,000-sq-m area in Kuwait, has been completed and the 1,171-bed facility is on track for completion by March next year.

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Media & Promotion

DIFF ends 14th edition with closing night gala

The Dubai International Film Festival marked the ending of its 14th edition yesterday (December 13) with a closing night gala after screening 140 films from globally acclaimed filmmakers and regional talent over eight days.

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Education, HR & Training

Ooredoo holds digital literacy programme

Ooredoo Oman, a top telecom provider, has partnered with Al Roya Press and Publishing to launch a digital literacy programme which will empower more than 900 women with essential IT skills.

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Miscellaneous

PepsiCo names new CEO for Asia, Mena

PepsiCo has announced that effective January 1, 2018, Mike Spanos, currently President, PepsiCo Greater China Region, will become Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Middle East and North Africa (Amena).

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