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Souq.com: 45; Amazon: 16

UAE residents prefer local shopping portals, reveals MasterCard’s most recent study

May 4, 2015 4:34
 
Increasing Price Of Oil

Oil rises back towards $55, outlook still fragile

Brent crude rose 83 cents to $54.99 a barrel by 10.16 GMT

February 5, 2015 4:34
 
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Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

Excluding food, where "halal" dietary restrictions must be followed, most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims are content to buy the bulk of their goods and services from conventional suppliers.

December 16, 2014 12:06
 
It’s not looking good: 2012 MENA Consumer confidence

It’s not looking good: 2012 MENA Consumer confidence

Only 25 percent think their country’s economy is getting better while about the same volume think their personal finance will get worse, according to a recently Consumer Confidence Index.

March 4, 2012 1:11
 

Casino grows in Middle East with Qatar hypermarket deal

Casino has signed a franchise deal with the Al Meera Consumer Goods Company to develop Geant hypermarkets in Qatar and Oman as part of the French retailer's bid to boost its presence in fast-growing regions.

December 15, 2011 3:33
 

Luxury goods will likely maintain rich returns

Given the recent and current global economic woes and a year of unusually extreme natural disasters, some would assume that luxury goods makers would be watching their products gather dust on shop shelves, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said in a report published Nov. 14, 2011, titled "Can Luxury Goods Continue To Deliver Rich Returns In An Era Of Austerity?."

November 16, 2011 1:02
 
Virtual office: you’re ready but your boss isn’t

Virtual office: you’re ready but your boss isn’t

The technology that enables us shatter the archaic office structure exists. But old thinking dies hard, and that's what's holding things back, says Precious de Leon.

October 25, 2011 3:12
 
No risk business: Paris Gallery’s measured expansion moves

No risk business: Paris Gallery’s measured expansion moves

As Paris Gallery seeks new homes elsewhere outside the MENA region, has the company had a deeper change of heart then it lets on, asks Precious de Leon

October 3, 2011 3:33
 
A Global Retail Invasion

A Global Retail Invasion

Unrest or not, the Middle East, global retailers forge on with regional expansion, hoping there won’t be any long-term impact on people’s desires to buy international.

April 17, 2011 1:05
 
Great Consumer Expectations

Great Consumer Expectations

Study says consumer confidence is rising and people are optimistic about the economy, but job prospects stay sombre and the cost of living remains high.

April 14, 2011 3:27
 
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