Tuesday 2 September 2014
 
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Dubai retailer Marka names CEO

Dubai's Marka has appointed Nick Peel as chief executive, the retailing and restaurants company said in a statement on Sunday. Peel joins the start-up firm having previously worked as an executive at British retailer McArthurGlen as well as soccer clubs Arsenal and Rangers.

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FMP releases new Galaxy S5 Duos in Saudi market

Future for Modern Products (FMP), a major distributor in Saudi Arabia of Samsung Electronics mobiles, and a subsidiary of United Matbouli Group (UMG), has introduced the new Galaxy S5 Duos into the Saudi market. Building on the success of Samsung’s Galaxy S Duos, the new Ga

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Omani products expo logs big visitor footfall

A major exhibition aimed at highlighting the capabilities of Omani products to compete locally and internationally ended yesterday (August 30) in Salalah after recording a significant turnout from the visitors. The six-day Omani Products Exhibition, held at Lulu Hypermarket, was

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Tesco issues new profit warning

Tesco will slash its dividend and investment spending to give its new boss more firepower to rebuild Britain's biggest retailer, after a second profit warning in two months showed the scale of the task it faces. The grocer said yesterday that as a result of its worsening perf

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HyperPanda opens renovated store in Dubai

Leading retailer HyperPanda has opened an upgraded store in Dubai, with innovative ways to display products and offer services, said a report. It features a new consumer electronics section with a large dedicated area, colourful general merchandise and textile sections, revamped

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Apple invites media to Sept 9 event; new iPhones likely

Apple has invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on September 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones. Apple's typically cryptic invitation read: "Wish we could say

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Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls

Samsung Electronics on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean firm's latest effort to find a new growth driver. The world's biggest smartphone maker has been pushing

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Grohe’s kitchen faucet wins ‘red dot’ award

Grohe, a leading manufacturer of design faucets and water fittings, has won the ‘red dot: Best of the Best’ award for its Minta Touch kitchen faucet, at the 2014 edition of the ‘red dot award: product design 2014’ which was held in Germany recently. The co

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Casio Mideast launches new Edifice models

Casio Middle East has unveiled its two new Edifice time pieces, across stores in the GCC. The ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2V, have been engineered with the ‘Twin Sensor’ technology, an auto neon illuminator and a 100-m water resistance, said a statement.

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Apple ‘planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015’

Apple is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying on Tuesday. The report comes as Apple struggles with declining sales of i

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