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Visa Opens Technology Center in Bangalore; Accelerates Digital Commerce Globally
Business & Money | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 11:28 am
Company announces launch plans for new mobile payment service called mVisa Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has opened a new technology development center in Bangalore, India, that will play a central role in the company’s efforts to accelerate digital commerce globally. As part of the opening...
WWE LIVE™ RETURNS TO SAUDI ARABIA
Sports | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 10:48 am
  WWE LIVE will return to Saudi Arabia with three events at King Abdullah Sports City Sports Hall (AlJawhara Stadium) in Jeddah on Thursday 8 October, Friday 9 October and Saturday 10 October marking the first time WWE LIVE has been to Jeddah. Tickets will be available on Monday 10...
Middle East interest in European football continues to grow
Business & Money | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 10:07 am
Five of the top eight revenue generating clubs in the world have Middle East based shirt sponsors and the involvement of Middle East sponsors is a key part in driving the commercial growth at many of Europe’s biggest clubs. Considering the prominent role the Middle East region plays in the...
Doha Film Institute announces co-financing partnership on Hany Abu-Assad’s The Idol
Business & Money | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 8:15 am
Strengthening its ongoing commitment to international film production, the Doha Film Institute today announced its latest co-financing partnership on Hany Abu-Assad’s ‘The Idol’ (Ya Tayr El Tayr).   ‘The Idol’, directed by Academy Award-nominated Palestinian ...
Saudi Arabia and Egypt continue strong IPO performance in H1 2015
Business & Money | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 7:58 am
H1 2015 saw 11 IPOs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, raising capital of over US$2.4b, according to EY’s MENA IPO Eye – H1 2015. Deal volume decreased by 31% and proceeds raised decreased by 1% in H1 2015, compared with H1 2014. Egypt and Saudi Arabia witnessed the...
300,000 e-visas issued to foreign Haj pilgrims
Government | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 5:28 am
The Haj Ministry, in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry, has issued more than 300,000 Haj visas electronically to Haj pilgrims from abroad, local media said on Tuesday.  Issa Rowaas, Haj Ministry director-general and supervisor of the electronic portal, was quoted as saying that the...
Surveillance cameras to monitor new mosques
Government | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 5:23 am
All new and larger mosques in Jeddah must install internal and external surveillance cameras under new directives announced by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. These measures will allow the ministry to monitor all activities and ensure no extremist speeches and sermons are being delivered,...
Jobs boost as HRDF signs deals with 23 universities
Business & Money | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 5:21 am
The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has signed agreements with 23 universities in the Kingdom to help graduates find jobs in the local market, thanks to the initiative by the Ministries of Labor and Education.  Ibrahim Al-Moaiqel, director general of HRDF, signed the accords with...
Coca-Cola takes to YouTube with Derby Al Riyadh video to fuel new friendships
Sports | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 4:01 am
The Coca-Cola Company recently extended its award winning ‘Share a Coke’ campaign with a spin off entitled “Derby Al Riyadh” in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Launching the campaign on social media, Coca-Cola released a video on YouTube featuring two iconic Saudi football...
Panasonic Announces Sponsorship of Brazilian Athletes and Sugarloaf Mountain
Sports | Wednesday 12 August, 2015 3:48 am
With the countdown now to one year until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Panasonic Brazil (PANABRAS) has announced that Panasonic Corporation and PANABRAS have signed an agreement to be the official technology partner for Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain. As part of the agreement, Panasonic is ...
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