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    Expo Centre Sharjah posts strong performance in first halfSeptember 1, 2014

    After reporting an extraordinary growth in the first half of the year, Expo Centre Sharjah is gearing up for a busy second half, presenting some of the most sought-after consumer and trade exhibitions in the region.

    Expo Centre had a phenomenal start to 2014, when the first show in its events calendar, SteelFab 2014, added 50 per cent more exhibition space to accommodate a 25 per cent rise in the number of exhibitors. The increase in visitor turnout too saw a significant surge of 25 per cent, an unprecedented rise in the 10-year history of"...

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    UAE online purchase intentions doubled for e-books, event ticketsSeptember 1, 2014

    The online market for buying groceries and other consumable products is starting to show promise.

    Online purchase intentions in UAE have doubled since 2011 for many durable and entertainment-related categories including e-books and event tickets, according to a new study conducted online by Nielsen.

    About half of UAE respondents intend to make an online purchase in the next six months in high-prominence categories including airline tickets (57 per cent), hotel reservations (48 per cent) and event tickets (43 per cent).


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    Ericsson determines three main requirements for developing telecommunication sector in region

    Ericsson, the world leading company in communications technology and services has defined three main requirements for developing the telecommunication sector in the Arab region.

    With the expanding mobile ecosystem coupled with demand for high-bandwidth applications and services will pressure the industry to increase the availability and quality of broadband connectivity. Realizing such measured delivery, it requires collaboration and commitment from all concerned aspects.


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    Dubai International Airport remains strong

    Passenger traffic at Dubai International remained above the five million mark for the 19th straight month in July despite the closure of its two runways for maintenance and upgrading for a period of 80 days.

    The airport maintained its growth trend for the year so far as passenger numbers rose by 4.9 per cent to 39.83 million during the January-to-July 2014 period, up from 37.97 million passengers recorded in the same period last year.


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    Tawasul Telecom signs agreement with Equinix IBX to maximize its network deliverables

    Tawasul Telecom, the leading provider of MPLS networking services in the Middle East and the Gulf region has extended its roots in the GCC by signing an agreement with Equinix to have a second Point of Presence (PoP) in the United Arab Emirates hosted by Equinix IBX DX1 data center in Dubai.

    Through this agreement, Tawasul Telecom has diversified its international Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) gateway to the Middle East by opening up new data routes to Dubai, and simultaneously offering regional businesses a greater range of solutions tailored to meet their connectivity"...

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    Emaar planning to sell 15 per cent of malls unit in IPO

    Developer Emaar is to sell at least 15 per cent of its retail subsidiary, Emaar Malls Group, or EMG, in an initial public offering on the Dubai Financial Market in a move that would result in its shareholders getting Dh9 billion in dividend, the company confirmed on Sunday.

    Emaar — the developer of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping malls — said 30 per cent of the IPO would be made available to individual investors while 70 per cent would be set aside"...

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