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Abu Dhabi moves towards generic prescribing

Earlier this year, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi made an unprecedented move towards encouraging the use of generic drugs by forcing doctors throughout the emirate of Abu Dhabi to prescribe by molecular name. However, while intended to boost generic uptake, the law may simply see the decision to prescribe expensive branded drugs taken from doctors and given to pharmacists.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2009
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Antiviral sales boosted as UAE prepares for influenza A (H1N1)

The recent outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) infection, previously referred to as swine flu, has thrown the spotlight on governments around the world and their ability to manage a pandemic. In the UAE, customers are currently finding it difficult to source antivirals but, with Dubai seen as a hub for international travel, the government has stockpiles ready for distribution should an outbreak occur.

Published By Datamonitor
06 May 2009
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Credit Agricole to strengthen its presence in the Gulf and the Middle East

Oil wealth has already attracted many private banks to the Middle East, and the latest bank to announce that it is seeking to capitalize on the region's huge potential is Credit Agricole Suisse, which intends to increase its presence. Although competition in private banking is intense, Datamonitor believes that Credit Agricole's long established presence in the region gives it a competitive edge.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2012
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Credit cards in the UAE: green is the new black

FGB and renewable energy company Masdar have jointly launched the UAE's first green Visa card, targeting affluent and HNW individuals. Increasing demand for philanthropy services in the UAE means uptake of the card should be strong despite lower forecast demand for credit cards from the affluent.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jan 2013
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Dubai Logistics City: a global vision

Dubai is creating the world's first integrated logistics and multi-modal transport platform, consisting of a mixture of new and expanded facilities. With major freight forwarding players such as DHL showing an increased interest in the region, the success of the project is vital in alleviating the pressure on the area's existing logistics infrastructure.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2005
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EFG International: 2012 set to be a critical year

EFG International is undergoing a significant restructure following a review of the business at the behest of its recently appointed CEO. The Swiss bank has struggled in recent years due to troubled forays into non-private banking activities, as well as poor cost management. The restructure of the group has seen it close offices and divest operations, and more announcements are likely to follow.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2012
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European firms set to benefit from development of waste management strategies in the Middle East

As the economies of the Persian Gulf states continue to develop, the issue of sustainability is becoming more important. Effective waste management poses the biggest challenge, with 120 million tons of waste generated by the region every year. As the nations strive to address this environmental and economic problem, experienced European waste management companies will be well placed to benefit.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2011
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GCC healthcare: in pursuit of western standards

The healthcare sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries is currently undergoing a wave of reforms intended to achieve and sustain international standards of healthcare delivery. Datamonitor believes that the region has the potential to achieve these aims if it reforms healthcare insurance, develops a workforce of healthcare professionals, and accepts the use of generic pharmaceuticals.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Apr 2009
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MAF-Carrefour: considering new projects in Saudi Arabia

The MAF Group, in conjunction with anchor partner Carrefour, primarily develops and manages shopping malls and hypermarkets across Egypt and the Middle East. MAF is considering new development projects in Saudi Arabia following 15-20% falls in urban land values; expansion would improve MAF's positioning in Saudi, a market dominated by early-mover MAF competitors.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2009
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Marks & Spencer set to enter Egyptian retail market

As part of efforts to increase its global sales, Marks & Spencer is due to enter Egypt, with plans to open two stores in Cairo over the next two years in conjunction with the Al Futtaim Group. With growth forecast in the clothing sector and investment in shopping centers increasing, Egypt is a solid destination for the retailer.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2010

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