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    Saudi government plans new food laws

    A new set of regulations to monitor food sales is to be established by the Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MMRA), in response to health issues within the kingdom.

    The programme will give practical …

    Read full article » Saudi Arabia: Monday, September 09 - 2013 @ 09:35
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    UAE maritime community holds talks on piracy

    The event is designed to demonstrate the UAE’s support for public and private sector co-ordination in the fight against maritime piracy, both on and off shore.

    This year’s conference has been titled ‘Countering Maritime Piracy: Continued …

    Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Sunday, September 08 - 2013 @ 15:20
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    Oman set to boost broadband coverage by 60%

    Government departments, universities and commercial complexes expect download speeds of 1GB per second, and 80 per cent of heavily populated areas could benefit from download speeds of between 20MB per second (MB/s) and 100MB/s, according …

    Read full article » Oman: Sunday, September 08 - 2013 @ 12:38
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    Qatar banks set to finance projects worth $100bn

    Qatar’s banking sector is braced for the challenge of financing the expected $100 billion boom in projects scheduled in the region until 2022.

    Leading global and regional experts on the projects and finance industries speaking at …

    Read full article » Qatar: Thursday, September 05 - 2013 @ 17:50
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    Standard Chartered: There is no Dubai ‘property bubble’

    Despite apartment prices soaring to 38 per cent over the past year, as well as Villa costs rising to 24 per cent, Dubai’s property market is not heading towards another crash, according to a report …

    Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Thursday, September 05 - 2013 @ 14:32
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    Kaspersky Lab finds malware risk with Google Cloud Messaging

    GCM is a service that allows application developers to send data from their server to their users’ Android-powered device and receive messages from devices on the same connection, as well as enabling them to communicate …

    Read full article » Middle East: Thursday, September 05 - 2013 @ 12:28
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    Google unwraps Android KitKat

    As Google’s Android operating system (OS) passed one billion activations earlier this week, the internet giant has joined hands with leading food and beverage company Nestlé to release its latest mobile operating system; ‘Android KitKat’.

    Many …

    Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, September 04 - 2013 @ 16:54
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    Middle East construction to grow by 19%

    Projects worth $64.5bn are due to be awarded in H2 of 2013, according to Aldes Middle East. Both predictions factor in Qatar, which sees continued investment in construction and real estate.

    Given the Gulf state’s …

    Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, September 04 - 2013 @ 15:23
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    Tablet market (DO NOT PUBLISH)

    The ICT market intelligence firm announced yesterday that tablet shipments for the quarter were up 208 per cent, year on year, reaching a total of 2.79 million units.

    The Android operating system was the major contributor …

    Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, September 04 - 2013 @ 12:58
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    UAE tops global smartphone penetration

    Looking at the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region as a whole, smartphone sales surpassed feature phones for the first time in Q2 this year.

    Despite India and China being considered to be the markets with …

    Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, September 04 - 2013 @ 12:58

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