Wednesday 19 September 2018

Mars plans $1bn investment in sustainability

Mars, a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands such as M&M's and  Snickers, is investing $1 billion over the next few years in its Sustainable in a Generation Plan. It comes after Mars CEO Grant F Reid last year warned that the "


Buses for new Riyadh transport network unveiled

Saudi Arabia’s Arriyadh Development Authority has unveiled the buses that will form the bus network of the Riyadh Public Transport Network.   This follows a meeting of the High Committee of King Abdul Aziz Public Transit Project chaired by HRH Prince Faisa


100 brands to showcase at Dubai franchise expo

Over 100 leading brands from 80 countries are expected to take part in the upcoming The Global Franchise Market Exhibition (TGFM), a top event for local, regional and international franchisors and brand owners, in Dubai, UAE. The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA), which aims


Two-day Ashoora holiday in Bahrain

Bahrain's ministries, directorates and public institutions will stay closed on September 19 and 20 marking the Ashoora anniversary.   His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahrain's Prime Minister, has issued a circular stipulating the


A’Saffa Foods wins top honour at AIWA Awards

A’Saffa Foods, a top poultry project in Oman, has won the “mid-cap” category, at the 8th AIWA Awards for Best Performing Companies, at an awards evening held at Hotel Sheraton, by Alam Al-Iktissad Wal-Amal (AIWA) magazine. The AIWA Awards felicitate the top perf


Boursa Kuwait launches new educational portal

Boursa Kuwait has announced the launch of a new, free of charge digital education portal, ‘Boursa Academy Online’, aimed to promote capital market literacy among new and professional retail investors.   The fully-digital education portal aims at prom


The Cohen Group to open Saudi Arabia Office

The Cohen Group, a global business advisory firm, has announced plans to launch a Saudi Arabia office.    Located in Riyadh, this new office will serve as the hub for the firm's operations in the region.   "Our decisi


Zalloum & Laswi ties up with top US law firm

Jordan-based prominent law firm Zalloum & Laswi has signed a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global, an international association of tax and law firms. Initially established in 1993 as a law office by managing partner Azzam Zalloum, Zalloum & Laswi later became a fu


Dubai Financial Services Authority names new CEO

Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) said its board of directors has appointed Bryan Stirewalt as the new chief executive with effect from October 1. He succeeds Ian Johnston, who in late 2017 had announced his intention to step down. During his tenure, Johnston made a signi


UAE gears up for top bike racing event

The Supreme Organising Committee is going full steam on the inaugural UAE Tour race date after a meeting at the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) earlier this week. The UAE Tour was established after the merger of the Abu Dhabi Tour and the Dubai Tour following a Memorandum of Unde

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