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60pc UAE online consumers shop from overseas

About 63 per cent of online consumers in the UAE have shopped online in the past 12 months, with 60 per cent purchasing from overseas, according to a recent report. The global study for PayPal revealed that over a third of online

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Declining oil prices a boon for consumers

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money a

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Most loyalty programmes ‘failing consumers’

Most consumers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia feel customised rewards would win their loyalty, but many brand loyalty programmes are failing to deliver on the things that matter most to customers, a report said. ‘Loyalty Chasm&

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UAE consumers 'prefer European-made medicine'

UAE consumers increasingly prefer European-produced imported medicine for their high quality and competitive price, according to a 2013 pharmaceutical industry report. The report from investment bank Alpen Capital stated that betw

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Thrifty spending habits persist even as economy lifts

Consumers are sticking to frugal shopping habits developed in the recession even as developed economies show signs of recovery, suggesting some behaviour changes could be permanent, industry executives say. With household budgets

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Ethical conduct of firms 'vital for consumers'

Ethical behaviour is the key component of corporate reputation for residents in Bahrain with 91 per cent of consumers influenced by a company's behaviour in making a purchase decision, a report said. That is one of the key con

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Higher feed costs to drive up world meat prices

  A surge in the cost of feed grain after the worst US drought in more than half a century has stripped many livestock farmers of profit and set off a chain of events that threatens to drive up world meat prices in 2013.

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Rainbow, Tetra Pak celebrate Milk Day

Rainbow Milk is celebrating World Milk Day with consumers in the Middle East with a host of activities targeted at better educating the public about the goodness of milk and eating healthy food. Tetra Pak is supporting this cause as a lead

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Dairy sector has 2.7bn new consumers says study

About 2.7 billion low-income consumers in developing countries are the dairy industry’s next big growth opportunity, according to a Tetra Pak research. The world’s leading food processing and packaging company said the opportunity arises f

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Global consumers downbeat; Saudi index surges

Global consumer confidence remained weak in the third quarter with more than 60 percent of consumers saying it was not a good time to spend, and one-in-three North Americans saying they have no spare cash, a survey showed on Sunday. The ec

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