Wednesday 21 February 2018

India group to launch RoohAfza drink in UAE

India-based Hamdard Laboratories, India, a top FMCG company, has launched its flagship and popular drink brand RoohAfza in the UAE market. The announcement, which was made at the recent Gulf Food expo in Dubai, marks the brand’s first outing in the UAE, with a promise to se


Dilmah looks to expand footprint in GCC

Dilmah, one of the world’s leading tea brands, is planning to enhance its sales in the Middle East by end of 2018 through tie-ups with five-star hotels, other regional airlines, and launching exclusive t-lounges. For the last three years, Dilmah and its group companies have


UAE tops nine global economic indices ranking

The UAE achieved top rankings across nine economic indices covering economic affairs in a series of recently released global competitiveness reports and indices for 2017 and 2018. The Ministry of Economy revealed that these achievements are part of its continuing efforts to achie


Dilmah showcases varieties of tea at Gulfood

Srilanka-based Dilmah Tea is participating in the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show – Gulfood - from February 18 – 22 at the Dubai World Trade Center. Dubai has a long-standing history with tea, being the largest exporter of the beverage in the wo


Global players vie for $1.5bn ME leather goods market

International players in the fine leather products sector will out in force at the upcoming Leatherworld Middle East 2018 expo in Dubai for a piece of the $1.5-billion regional luxury goods market, said a report. The 4th edition of Leatherworld Middle East will run from February


UAE Space Agency, South Australia sign cooperation deal

The UAE Space Agency signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of South Australia to set up a framework for joint cooperation in the exploration and utilisation of outer space and the exchange of information, expertise, scientific research and space technology.


Saudi announces death of Prince Abdulaziz

The Saudi Royal Court has announced the death of Prince Abdulaziz bin Bandar bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The funeral prayer was performed at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh after Asr prayers on Thursday, it added.


Top Bahraini businessman Mubarak Jassim Kanoo dies

Leading Bahraini businessman Mubarak Jassim Kanoo, the chairman of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, died today.  Born in 1930, Kanoo was a visionary and a pillar of the com


DMCC, CropData to develop digital agri marketplace in India

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a leading free zone for commodities trade and enterprise, has signed a strategic partnership with CropData Technology to develop a digital pan-India agri trading marketplace, as the UAE and India look to intensify economic cooperation. Under


PM Modi arrives in Oman on ME last leg tour

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Muscat, Oman on Sunday, on the last leg of his Middle East tour. The key visit comes in the framework of longstanding co-operation binding the two countries in all fields, said a report. Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime

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