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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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Mashreq's innovative boost to mobile banking

In the UAE Mashreq Bank has made it even more attractive for customers to use mobile banking by offering a desirable incentive and removing some of the friction.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2014
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Middle Eastern multimillionaires to increase by 45%

Middle Eastern wealth markets, driven by stubbornly high oil prices and the stabilization of the world economy, are expected to continue booming. As a result, the number of individuals with $10m+ will increase by 45% between 2013 and 2017.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2014
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New food review: watermelons shaping up to provide a refreshing alternative

Some unusual fruit products have been noted by Productscan this month, such as carbon dioxide injected fresh fruit, square watermelons and sausages filled with goji berries, a so-called super-fruit. The release of these products highlights the growing consumer interest in healthier food options, with manufacturers seeking innovative ways to present their offerings to appeal to this growing trend.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2006
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RBC Wealth Management seeks to double its AUM in emerging markets

RBC intends to increase its AUM in emerging countries from $20bn to $50bn by the end of 2015. As recently announced, Dubai will play an important role in the wealth manager's expansion plans as the bank seeks to double its staff in the emirate during the same period. However, RBC's growth targets are ambitious given the fierce competition and its plan to mainly grow organically.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2012
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South Africa sees its wealth market growth prospects undermined by eurozone crisis

The South African wealth market is the largest in the Middle East and Africa, accounting for nearly 36% of the region's total value of liquid assets held by affluent individuals in 2011. South Africa is, however, forecasted to have the lowest growth prospects in the region, and will see its market value rise to only $265bn by 2015.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Mar 2012
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Syrian economy: liberalization offers new retail opportunities

Until last year, the Syrian retail sector lacked big malls and associated hypermarket chains because the importation of foreign consumer goods and electronic items was banned. However, the Syrian government has gradually liberalized import restrictions and many foreign goods have been removed from the list of banned items, leading a number of Gulf retail groups to consider entering the country.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2009
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UAE investors hold 45% of their wealth offshore

Due to the underdevelopment of the local investment market, Emirati HNW investors offshore almost half of their wealth, the most significant proportion globally. This means that international wealth managers are best placed to service their needs.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2013
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UAE stepping into the 'green zone'

The global drive to improve the environmental profile of energy production continues, and the UAE has the potential to be a leader in this area, partly due to its natural geographical advantages. While no immediate changes can be expected, it is likely that nuclear and renewable power will play a significantly greater role in the federation's energy production activities over the longer term.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2010
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UAE: hub for HNW entrepreneurs

Due to the success of the Emirati government in attracting entrepreneurs, wealth managers in the UAE need to provide specialized support to expats arriving to set up new enterprises.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Nov 2013

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