Gulf Business http://gulfbusiness.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Top Tips To Develop Loyalty Programmes For Retail Banks http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/top-tips-develop-loyalty-programmes-retail-banks/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/top-tips-develop-loyalty-programmes-retail-banks/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:42 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56648 James Berry, e-commerce director from reward and ancillary revenue programme provider Collinson Latitude shares his top tips for developing personalised customer reward programmes for retail banks.

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Saudi Cement Posts Near-Flat Q3 Profit, Beats Forecasts http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudi-cement-posts-near-flat-q3-profit-beats-forecasts/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudi-cement-posts-near-flat-q3-profit-beats-forecasts/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:38:57 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56646 The company made a net profit of SAR232 million ($61.8 million) in the third quarter, up from SAR229 million in the corresponding period of 2013, according to a bourse filing.

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Saudi Samba Q3 Profit Up 9% As Operating Income Rises http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudi-samba-q3-profit-9-operating-income-rises/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudi-samba-q3-profit-9-operating-income-rises/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:36:30 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56643 The bank said it made a profit of SAR1.28 billion ($341.2 million) in the three months to Sept. 30, up from SAR1.17 billion in the same period a year earlier.

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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Shared Zone Tensions Underlie Oilfield Closure http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudi-arabia-kuwait-shared-zone-tensions-underlie-oilfield-closure/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudi-arabia-kuwait-shared-zone-tensions-underlie-oilfield-closure/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:44:25 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56641 Crude output from their jointly-run offshore Khafji oilfield has been halted temporarily to comply with environmental rules.

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Oman Studying Ways To Limit Spending After Oil Price Plunge http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/oman-studying-ways-limit-spending-oil-price-plunge/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/oman-studying-ways-limit-spending-oil-price-plunge/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:42:20 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56638 Oman needs a relatively high oil price to balance its budget, so its state finances are more vulnerable than most to the drop of Brent crude oil to around $85 a barrel.

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Qatar Insurance To List Subsidiary Focused On Foreign Markets http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/qatar-insurance-list-subsidiary-focused-foreign-markets/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/qatar-insurance-list-subsidiary-focused-foreign-markets/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:30:44 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56636 This will be the second initial public offering (IPO) in Qatar after a long period.

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EU Targets Ministers, UAE Firm In Latest Syria Sanctions http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/eu-targets-ministers-uae-firm-latest-syria-sanctions/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/eu-targets-ministers-uae-firm-latest-syria-sanctions/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:27:36 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56633 The moves were part of a gradual tightening of EU sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Saudi Arabia Slams Critics Over Worst Airport Claims http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudi-arabia-slams-critics-worst-airport-claims/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudi-arabia-slams-critics-worst-airport-claims/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:13:43 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56627 King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah was rated the world’s second worst airport by a travel website based on an online poll.

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Qatar’s Doha Bank 9-Month Net Profit Gains 10% http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/qatars-doha-bank-9-month-net-profit-gains-10/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/qatars-doha-bank-9-month-net-profit-gains-10/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:16:40 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56622 The lender made QAR1.1 billion in the year-to-September 30, compared to QAR1 billion in the year earlier period, a bourse statement said.

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Saudi Fransi Capital Says Three Big IPOs In Pipeline As Market Booms http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudi-fransi-capital-says-three-big-ipos-pipeline-market-booms/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudi-fransi-capital-says-three-big-ipos-pipeline-market-booms/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:14:21 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56615 Each of the three big IPOs currently in Saudi Fransi's pipeline is larger than SAR1 billion ($267 million), the company's chief executive said.

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Kuwait’s Agility Sees Revenue Rebound On Emerging Markets http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/kuwaits-agility-sees-revenue-rebound-emerging-markets/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/kuwaits-agility-sees-revenue-rebound-emerging-markets/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:07:19 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56610 The company's logistics and freight forwarding businesses, which account for most of its revenue, have been hit by instability in the global economy over the last few years.

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Accenture Ranked As GCC’s Top Consulting Firm http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/accenture-ranked-gccs-top-consulting-firm/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/accenture-ranked-gccs-top-consulting-firm/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:26:29 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56606 EY ranked first in terms of the volume of published material while Deloitte produced almost a third of consulting thought leadership material, a new report finds.

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China-Backed Hackers May Have Infiltrated Apple’s iCloud http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/china-backed-hackers-may-infiltrated-apples-icloud/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/china-backed-hackers-may-infiltrated-apples-icloud/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:16:50 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56600 The hackers potentially gained access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org said.

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IKEA To Open Middle East’s Largest Distribution Centre In Dubai http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/ikea-open-middle-easts-largest-distribution-centre-dubai/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/ikea-open-middle-easts-largest-distribution-centre-dubai/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:59:00 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56596 The distribution centre is also IKEA Group’s first direct investment in the region and is scheduled for completion in September 2015.

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Oman Oil In Talks With US-Based Occidental Petroleum To Buy Its Local Assets http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/oman-oil-in-talks-with-us-based-occidental-petroleum-to-buy-its-local-assets/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/oman-oil-in-talks-with-us-based-occidental-petroleum-to-buy-its-local-assets/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:40:50 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56593 Oxy had said in October 2013 that it planned to sell a minority stake in its MENA operations as part of a restructuring programme.

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Abu Dhabi Reports Progress In Louvre Museum Construction http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/abu-dhabi-reports-progress-louvre-museum-construction/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/abu-dhabi-reports-progress-louvre-museum-construction/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:29:29 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56589 A huge dome structure weighing 7,000 tonnes has been installed as part of the museum project.

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Stock News: Qatar Edges Up On Q3 Results, UAE Bourses Mixed http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/stock-news-qatar-edges-q3-results-uae-bourses-mixed/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/stock-news-qatar-edges-q3-results-uae-bourses-mixed/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:16:23 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56587 Dubai's benchmark edged down 0.4 per cent as shares in builder Arabtec Holding fell 2.6 per cent and Emaar Properties lost 0.6 per cent.

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Etihad, Alitalia Unveil New Aircraft For Expo 2015 http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/etihad-alitalia-unveil-new-aircraft-expo-2015/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/etihad-alitalia-unveil-new-aircraft-expo-2015/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:53:49 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56581 The airlines will fly two Airbus A330-200 aircraft with the Expo livery starting from October 21 between Rome and Abu Dhabi.

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Saudi’s Sipchem Blames Plant Shutdowns For Q3 Net Profit Drop http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudis-sipchem-blames-plant-shutdowns-q3-net-profit-drop/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/saudis-sipchem-blames-plant-shutdowns-q3-net-profit-drop/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:03:18 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56575 Saudi International Petrochemical Co reported a 13.3 per cent drop in third-quarter net profit.

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Abu Dhabi’s Waha Capital Gets Regulatory Nod For Share Buyback http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/abu-dhabis-waha-capital-gets-regulatory-nod-share-buyback/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/10/abu-dhabis-waha-capital-gets-regulatory-nod-share-buyback/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:56:12 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=56573 Waha Capital has secured regulatory approval to buy back up to 10 per cent of its outstanding shares.

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