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Coca-Cola Middle East FMCG Sector Deal

The recent formation of two beverage companies in Saudi Arabia, Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company and Rani Refreshments, seals the largest ever investment made by a multinational firm in the Middle...

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Baby Steps For NBN Project

The ongoing saga of Jordan's National Broadband Network (NBN) has taken a step forward, with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) reporting six companies interested in...

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Bahri’s Net Profit Up 75.1% In 2012

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) registered a 75.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase in net profit to SAR504mn (US$134.37mn) in 2012, compared with SAR287.8mn (US$76.73mn) in 2011.

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Passing The Mantle

BMI View: Recent leadership changes at the top of echelons of government in Saudi Arabia suggest that the reins of power are increasingly shifting towards a younger generation. However, the February...

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Affordable Housing On The Forefront

In the backdrop of the Arab Spring, the lack of affordable housing as a major social issue has risen to the forefront. Despite the significant hydrocarbon wealth in the region, a mismatch between...

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