Publication: Arabian Business

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UK's Atkins wins $135m Doha Metro design contract

UK-based design, engineering and consulting firm WS Atkins said on Wednesday that it has been awarded a £80 million ($135 million) contract linked to the multi-billion dollar Doha Metro project."We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the ... [Published Arabian Business - 1 hour ago]
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China investigates Microsoft's monopoly

A man walks past a Microsoft logo at a buliding in Beijing on July 29, 2014. China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said on July 29, as it took aim at the US software giant over business practices. ... [Published Arabian Business - 3 hours ago]
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Dubai prime property price growth almost halves in Q2

Annual growth in prime property prices in Dubai almost halved in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, Knight Frank said on Wednesday.Prime prices rose by 6.3 percent in the year to June, down from 11.7 percent in the last quarter, ... [Published Arabian Business - 1 hour ago]
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Do your homework

It’s the sad truth that not every great idea can become a great business.On top of the right service or product, you need to put together the right business model, the right marketing, the right pricing, the right support network, and the right number ... [Published Arabian Business - 1 hour ago]
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7 ways to engage your online community

If social media has taught us anything in the past decade, it is that it has exceeded its status as a trend and has evolved into an integrated and essential part of today’s marketing mix.Small and medium-sized enterprises find it a great tool to leverage ... [Published Arabian Business - 1 hour ago]
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The Daily Grind: Coffee Planet

It may come as little surprise that the Arab world is considered one of the fastest growing coffee markets in the world, with the UAE one of its most active centres.Caffeine devotees across the UAE drink nearly twice as much of the popular beverage as ... [Published Arabian Business - 1 hour ago]
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How to overcome language barriers

Doing business in a region that is home to more than 200 nationalities comes with its own unique challenges.It’s not unheard of to have people from up to 50 different cultures working on the same floor, and while a diverse workforce can bring a number ... [Published Arabian Business - 1 hour ago]
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Should I… Hire a CFO

Why would I need a CFO?First of all, you might not need one. Not every company does. Maybe you can handle the finances yourself, or maybe your business isn’t particularly dynamic. It might be easier to hire a freelance accountant now and again. However, ... [Published Arabian Business - 1 hour ago]
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Benefiting from the IPO window

With the General Index recording a 31 percent increase this year alone*, it is evident that investor confidence in the Middle East is improving. This bull run is underpinned by the sound economic performance of the UAE with GDP increasing by 4.5 percent ... [Published Arabian Business - 2 hours ago]
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A closer look at the BMW X4 sports activity coupé

Joining the ranks of BMW’s X1, X3, X5, X5 M, X6 and X6 M variants is the brand’s latest Sports Activity Vehicle, the all new BMW X4 Sports activity Coupé. ... [Published Arabian Business - 2 hours ago]
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Revealed: Most popular brands on social media during Ramadan

FoodSaudi by far generated the most mentions on almost all brands. In the food category, differences across the GCC are big as shown in the below graph. Sadia is most mentioned in UAE and Kraft in Kuwait. In Saudi Maggi received the highest percentage ... [Published Arabian Business - 2 hours ago]
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US Consumer Confidence Index rises sharply

Shoppers visit stores along a section of Michigan Avenue known as the Magnificent Mile on July 29, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. As the job market continues to show improvement, consumer confidence has reached the highest level in almost seven years according ... [Published Arabian Business - 3 hours ago]

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It said that despite currency headwinds, its Middle East unit "had enjoyed a strong start to the new financial year"
"We are closely monitoring the situation along with international agencies."
In his speech, the airline boss said that the Indian government should "rein in the private airport owners, restricting them from levying the strong charges which…IATA…has already raised several times with the authorities because it is untenable for airlines who already have very low margins to keep on paying such high airport charges.... which are unnecessary."
"Inspectors recorded 192 violations in total, most of them from outside work stations in Manama area - almost 70 percent" he told the paper

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7 ways to engage your online community [Published Arabian Business - 1 hour ago]
Do your homework [Published Arabian Business - 1 hour ago]
UK's Atkins wins $135m Doha Metro design contract [Published Arabian Business - 1 hour ago]
Benefiting from the IPO window [Published Arabian Business - 2 hours ago]
Revealed: Most popular brands on social media d... [Published Arabian Business - 2 hours ago]
A closer look at the BMW X4 sports activity coupé [Published Arabian Business - 2 hours ago]
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US Consumer Confidence Index rises sharply [Published Arabian Business - 3 hours ago]
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