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Flying Shoppers: Dubai hopes airline passengers could ease its debt burden

Flying Shoppers: Dubai hopes airline passengers could ease its debt burden

With its bank credit scarce, Dubai is planning to raise at least $500 million by issuing bonds secured against future revenues of Dubai Duty Free. Will shopping save the day?

March 6, 2012 2:18
 
French retailer Auchan eyeing India JV

French retailer Auchan eyeing India JV

French retailer Auchan has held talks with Dubai-based Landmark Group for a possible joint venture in India, the Times of India reported on Monday.

February 13, 2012 2:14
 
Tesco signs Saudi franchise partner for F&F clothes

Tesco signs Saudi franchise partner for F&F clothes

Tesco, the world's No.3 retailer, announced a franchise deal with Fawaz Abdulaziz Al Hokair & Co, the largest owner of shopping malls in Saudi Arabia, as part of a drive to transform its F&F clothing range into an international fashion brand.

January 17, 2012 3:07
 

Saudi retailer Alhokair eyes acquisitions, may tap bond market

Company considering opportunities in US, CIS, Africa; Some smaller deals due to close before end-2011; Eyes various financing options to fund growth plans

November 21, 2011 1:23
 

Bahrain’s Investcorp buys US kitchenware retailer

Bahrain-based investment manager Investcorp said on Tuesday it had acquired US kitchenware retailer Sur La Table from the Behnke family and investment firm Freeman Spogli & Co.

September 20, 2011 2:57
 
The Amazing Shrinking Shops: is the Carrefour Market rebrand a sign of things to come?

The Amazing Shrinking Shops: is the Carrefour Market rebrand a sign of things to come?

After the Middle East’s superlative obsession, is big and anonymous finally being replaced with small, local and intimate? Precious de Leon ponders the possibilities.

June 26, 2011 3:04
 
The gift of giving: Is cutting the CSR fund the right move for retailers?

The gift of giving: Is cutting the CSR fund the right move for retailers?

The Kipp team have opposing views about the retailers’ decision to cut out CSR funds to maintain profits during the price control scheme. Which side are you on?

June 6, 2011 4:56
 

Mall initiates Retailer Incentive Programme

Mall of the Emirates launches Retailer Incentive Programme to increase sales figures.

May 14, 2011 5:01