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Dubai’s Arqaam Capital Eyes South Africa, Saudi Expansion

Dubai-based investment bank Arqaam Capital plans to expand into sub-Saharan Africa by the fourth quarter this year and may look…

May 15, 2013 5:59
 
Qatar's new stadium plans for FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 plans face the heat

Qatar is seen struggling to cope with challenges and match expectations in the run up to FIFA World Cup 2022. Will the country manage to change the game on the FIFA field or will it be played instead?

July 8, 2012 1:19
 
Dubai's Friendi eyes six markets after Virgin deal

Dubai’s Friendi eyes six markets after Virgin deal

Dubai group Friendi plans to expand into six more countries within four years after the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreed a strategic partnership with Richard Branson's Virgin Group, its chief executive told Reuters on Sunday.

June 10, 2012 5:51
 
Oger Telecom

Oger Telecom gives South Africa unit $180 million to boost network

Oger Telecom, 35-percent owned by Saudi Telecom, will inject $180 million into its South African subsidiary Cell C to improve the coverage and quality of the unit's network, the Dubai-based firm said.

May 28, 2012 5:44
 

Dubai’s Aramex acquires South Africa’s Berco Express

Dubai's Aramex has completed the acquisition of South Africa logistics and transportation company Berco Express Ltd., for an undisclosed amount, the company said in a statement on Monday.

December 12, 2011 1:22
 
Firms vie for Qatar’s $8.2B World Cup construction contract

Firms vie for Qatar’s $8.2B World Cup construction contract

Everyone wants a piece of the World Cup pie in Qatar. The country’s bullish growth is estimated to result in 5,000 employees by 2017 from the current 3,500.

October 18, 2011 2:18
 
Network of… Sepp Blatter

Network of… Sepp Blatter

A big believer in harnessing the global appeal and magnetism of football, Sepp Blatter says the sport can contribute to economic and social advancement.

June 24, 2010 4:55
 
All eyes on the World Cup

All eyes on the World Cup

Nowadays World Cup fans have a myriad of options when it comes to watching the games, and to avoid absenteeism businesses are feeling obliged to provide ways to watch the tournament.

June 21, 2010 5:20
 
Ambush marketing

Ambush marketing

Unlike most world cup teams, Bavaria couldn’t lose. Kipp takes a look at the daring Dutch marketing ploy – ethically dubious, or an effective business short cut?

June 20, 2010 11:56
 
Vuvuzelas are for the stadium, not for the office

Vuvuzelas are for the stadium, not for the office

It’s creating quite a stir for World Cup audiences both at home and in the stadium. But it should not be creating any stir at all at work, thinks Kipp.

June 16, 2010 5:33
 
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