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Rezidor clocks up 15 openings in two months

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Scandinavia chain continues its integrated brand expansion plans across the Middle East

Stampede to e-services portal

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Dubai eGovernment claimed the number of visitors to its portal shot up dramatically in 2005 — from 69,286 in January to 185,063 in December. The 167% rise in visitors to the www.dubai.ae site is due to increased public awareness, according to Salem Al Shair, e-services director at Dubai eGovernment.

BSB implements 3i’s Kastle treasury app

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Bahraini Saudi Bank (BSB) has automated its treasury operations using Kastle — 3i Infotech’s advanced treasury management solution.

US body claims software piracy rampant in Saudi

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Nine out of ten software packages used in government organisations in Saudi Arabia are pirated, a report from a US industry body warned last month.

Oracle joins search

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Oracle has taken the plunge into the search market, with the launch of a product designed to sift through corporate networks and find information from a range of sources.

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DFM website to be hosted by Datafort

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has switched the main hosting for its website from Etisalat’s eCompany business unit to managed hosting firm Datafort following an incident which left the site offline for part of a day’s trading.

FP7 boss seeks to raise agency’s creativity level

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Phil Lynagh has been promoted to managing director of Fortune Promoseven Dubai — and has said the agency will start producing “exceptional” creative rather than just “good” work.

LG advertising brief goes up for grabs

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Technology giant LG has put its advertising account for the Middle East out to pitch, Campaign has learnt.

Cost-cutting BA to review PR accounts

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

British Airways has launched a major review of its regional PR business in a bid to slash costs across the Middle East, Campaign can reveal.

Food war erupts between rival listings mags

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Time Out, published by ITP Consumer, has announced plans to hold its first restaurant awards in a head-to-head battle with Motivate Publishing’s What’s On Awards.

‘Publishers must join together’

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Publishers in the Middle East have been warned that their failure to come together as an association is holding back the industry.

Jordan Telecom to start sale talks

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

The government of Jordan’s financial advisers are to hold meetings with US, European and Gulf investors this week, as it prepares to offload its stake in the kingdom’s monopoly telco.

Sports City spends big on new stadium

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Dubai Sports City (DSC) has awarded the construction contract for the emirate’s US$80 million cricket stadium. The state-of-the-art facility, due for completion in early 2008, will be a joint venture between Alpine Bau Deutschland, and Belbadi Engineering (Alpine-Belbadi).

Kuwait reaps huge gas windfall

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

Kuwait has announced the discovery of more than 35 trillion cubic feet of untapped natural gas reserves.

Markets and Companies»

Falls could mark end to share boom

Sunday, 12 March 2006 4:00 AM

A leading investment bank has warned that Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul stock market must study recent drops in the UAE and Qatari exchanges, if it is to avoid falling foul of investors’ “irrational exuberance”, and itself suffer a dramatic correction.


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