Wednesday 3 September 2014

Audi R8 LMS Cup to debut in Abu Dhabi

The Audi R8 Le Mans Series Cup has announced Abu Dhabi as the location for the 2014 season finale. The Audi R8 LMS Cup is the first Audi one-make sprint race series in the world and has its home base in China, a statement said. Rounds 11 and 12, which conclude the sprint race


Hellofood expands service to hotels

‘Hellofood’, a leading food delivery marketplace, is expanding its services to hotels within the Middle East. The expansion by hellofood into the hotel sector has been made possible through the support from a significant investor, iMENA, and the $60 million investment


DSO to back Islamic economy start-ups

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body the integrated free zone technology park, has announced its plans to provide support to start-ups and seed ventures engaged in the Islamic Economy domain. The announcement is in line with DSOA’s commitment to support Dubai


$64,000 items destroyed in Bahrain workshop blaze

Items worth an estimated BD25,000 ($64,462.9) were destroyed in a fire at a carpentry workshop in Bahrain yesterday (September 1). It broke out at Abdulredha Carpentry Workshop, in Suq Waqif, Hamad Town, at around 7am and has been blamed on an electrical fault, said a report in t


Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August: UN

At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August as sectarian violence raged in the country's centre and north, the United Nations said on Monday. A further 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee as Islamic State militants, who have grabbed large areas


RAK free trade zone unveils new-look website

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) has launched a substantially upgraded website with interactive features that make it easier than ever for clients to set up profitable businesses in the free zone. One of the fastest-growing free trade zones in the UAE, the RAK FTZ has als


Starbucks ‘Branded Solutions’ comes to Mena

Starbucks, a premier coffee roaster and retailer, has announced the regional launch of its ‘Branded Solutions’ programme, where businesses can team-up with the global coffee company to bring its coffee to the workplace. Starbucks branded solutions can provide businesses wit


Japanese garden in Bahrain faces demolition

A Bahrain resident, who has spent tens of thousands of dinars from his own pocket to build a Japanese garden, claims he is being forced by authorities to demolish it. Steve Vlajic created the traditional garden three decades ago on land in Hajjiyat, East Riffa, that he alleged wa


Iran's SLAL tenders for feed barley, corn

Iran's state feed grain buyer SLAL has issued an international tender to purchase feed barley and corn, two traders said on Thursday. SLAL is seeking 180,000 tonnes of feed barley and 120,000 tonnes of corn for September/October shipment, the traders said. One


Tata appoints JWT as creative agency

Tata Sons, the principal investment holding company of the Tata Group, has appointed JWT as the creative agency for its global brand campaign. The campaign will seek to present three core messaging corridors about the Tata brand – Tata is global, Tata is trustworthy and Tata is a

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