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July 12, 2020: The new High Jewelry collection by Cartier reveals a nature that is more real than nature itself, freed from reality's constraints. The starting point for this collection reveals. a creative path linking figuration with abstraction: Water, flora and fauna as part of the supernatural.. On one side, water, plants and an... ... Read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 12 July 2020: NCB Capital, the Financial Advisor, Lead Manager, Bookrunner and Underwriter of Amlak Internationals IPO announced the completion of the allocation of shares for individual (retail) subscribers. NCB Capital said that after closing the subscription period for the retail tranche, all receiving banks co... ... Read more
I would have never attempted a record if I didnt move to Dubai, says the Indian national9July 2020 A total of 101 hops over a stationery ruler brought Soham Mukherjee, a 17-year old from New Delhi, a Guinness World Records title. The Dubai-based Indian national managed to break the previous title of 96 for M... ... Read more
July 08, 2020: Hey beauty lovers, we have big news for you! THE SEPHORA SQUAD IS HERE!We are proud to announce the official launch of the SEPHORA SQUAD program. The most anticipated moment for everyone who lives for beauty (us included). 18 of the most authentic voices in the region, inspiring beauty content creators and trendsetters, w... ... Read more
● LIXIL EMENA has set itself the goal of creating plastic-free product packaging for its GROHE brand by 2021● Thanks to the initiative, approx.10 million plastic packaging could already be saved until today● Cooperation with Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) supports common vision to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste&... ... Read more
Total retail coverage at 2,690% Institutional book build achieved coverage of 498% Successful IPO demonstrates investor confidence in Company fundamentals and long-term attractiveness of Saudi capital marketRiyadh, Saudi Arabia: 7th July 2020: NCB Capital, Financial Advisor, Lead Manager, Bookrunner, and Underwr... ... Read more
Webex Adds More Capacity, Even More Security and Intelligent Insights and Simplifies TelehealthNews Summary: Webex platform sees unprecedented demand and more than triples its normal volume. As the foremost trusted business continuity provider, Cisco invests in the resilience of Webex through continued expansion of glo... ... Read more
July 04, 2020: Millie Bobby Brown can now add jewellery codesigner to an already impressive list of titles, which includes being the face of and ambassador for Pandora Me, when the latest range of jewellery launches globally on 2 July.Brown collaborated with Pandoras designers and creative directors to codesign four dangle charms... ... Read more
Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion. . . July 2, 2020 Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has d... ... Read more
July 02, 2020: As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of peoples concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their h... ... Read more
Aspiring comedians from Saudi Arabia and beyond can participate in the Comedy Jameel competition and win weekly prize money of up to SAR 5,000 A monthly grand prize of SAR 25,000 is awarded for the top-rated video First episode will be broadcast live on Monday July 6, 2020Jeddah, Saudi Arabia |... ... Read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 2 July 2020: NCB Capital, Financial Advisor, Lead Manager, Bookrunner and Underwriter for Amlak Internationals IPO, announced that the individuals (retail) subscription period for 2,718,000 shares offered for IPO at a price of SAR 16 per share will start today 11/11/1441H (2 July 2020G). The subscription per... ... Read more
Business leaders looking to IT to meet todays social distancing requirements in the workplace New solutions to maintain seamless and secure productivity for a remote workforce New offerings to support Healthcare and Education as they transform to new business modelsAl Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1 July 1, 2020 ... ... Read more
Business leaders looking to IT to meet todays social distancing requirements in the workplace New solutions to maintain seamless and secure productivity for a remote workforce New offerings to support Healthcare and Education as they transform to new business modelsAl Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1 July 1, 2020 ... ... Read more
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July 12, 2020:   The new High Jewelry collection by Cartier reveals a nature that is more real than nature itself, freed from reality's constraints. The starting point for this collection reveals a creative path linking figuration with abstraction: Water, flora and fauna as part of the supernatural. On one side, water, plants and animals. On the other, creations, which emanate from these sources but retain only their spirit, stylizing this primary energy in a multitude of details. The roundness of a plant form bursting with flavor, colored spots coming together to form an unreal animal coat or a series of glistening ice crystals.   As with every High Jewel ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 12 July 2020:  NCB Capital, the Financial Advisor, Lead Manager, Bookrunner and Underwriter of Amlak International’s IPO announced the completion of the allocation of shares for individual (retail) subscribers. NCB Capital said that after closing the subscription period for the retail tranche, all receiving banks completed the settlement and auditing process on Sunday evening, 14/11/1441H corresponding to 5 July 2020G, in accordance with the closing date of the subscription process. The coverage ratio for the retail offer was 26.90x of the total shares offered to individual subscribers, which amounted to 2,718,000 shares, representing 10% of the total shares ......read more

Mandatory mask wearing will protect travellers and workers People need to learn to live with COVID-19 until a vaccine is widely available July 11, 2020:  The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon all travellers to don protective face masks to show they ‘wear to care’ in the new normal of travelling. As countries transition from lockdowns to reopening their borders, the wearing of face masks helps signal the return of safer travels, while also providing personal protection for users as well as those around them. The advice from WTTC in favour of mandatory mask wearing comes from evidence that countries which are recovering faster and avoid se ......read more

“I would have never attempted a record if I didn’t move to Dubai,” says the Indian national   9 July 2020 – A total of 101 hops over a stationery ruler brought Soham Mukherjee, a 17-year old from New Delhi, a Guinness World Records title. The Dubai-based Indian national managed to break the previous title of 96 for Most side to side hops in 30 seconds.  In a video taken in his bedroom, Mukherjee completed 110 hops in total with 9 deemed invalid according to the global authority on record breaking, recording the same with two phone cameras. “The record was measured by a close-up slow-motion video, so that the line object and my feet are cl ......read more

July 08, 2020:   Hey beauty lovers, we have big news for you! THE SEPHORA SQUAD IS HERE! We are proud to announce the official launch of the SEPHORA SQUAD program. The most anticipated moment for everyone who lives for beauty (us included). 18 of the most authentic voices in the region, inspiring beauty content creators and trendsetters, who will share their passion for beauty and give you their favorite tips and tricks in makeup, skincare and fragrances. Meet the SEPHORA SQUAD and get to know their top 3 beauty picks from SEPHORA. We promise you this is just the beginning of an amazing journey of beauty.         Asya Shah - @aaqsha:  D ......read more

● LIXIL EMENA has set itself the goal of creating plastic-free product packaging for its GROHE brand by 2021 ● Thanks to the initiative, approx.10 million plastic packaging could already be saved until today ● Cooperation with Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) supports common vision to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste   7 July 2020 -  In 2018, GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, launched its initiative to replace plastic in product packaging with more sustainable alternatives. Until today, approximately 10 million items of product packaging made from plastic could be eliminated; by 2021 ......read more

Global Business Group Lays Out Plan for Addressing Resurgence from Pandemic and Issues Call to Action for Collaboration      July , 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia --- B20 Saudi Arabia, the official voice of business to the G20, today announced a six-point plan designed to combat the current global pandemic and lay a foundation to address future resurgences of the disease, including a potential “second wave” of the virus in the coming months. The warning comes in concert with the launch of a new special report by B20, which was developed in collaboration with business leaders and leading multilateral organizations around the world.    B20 wanted ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 7, 2020:  Webedia Arabia Group, a leading media and technology company developing strategic, insight-driven, culturally-led and creative content for Arab Consumers, announces Netflix’s licensing of the popular Saudi drama series, Takki, which is now available for viewing on the platform.   Produced by UTURN which is part of Webedia Arabia Group, the dramatic series follows the story of a young Saudi film director following his dream of what was once a ban of cinemas in the Kingdom and several other social issues such as women not being able to drive at one point in time. It reflects facets of the Saudi society and the social challenge ......read more

• Total retail coverage at 2,690% • Institutional book build achieved coverage of 498% • Successful IPO demonstrates investor confidence in Company fundamentals and long-term attractiveness of Saudi capital market     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 7th July 2020:  NCB Capital, Financial Advisor, Lead Manager, Bookrunner, and Underwriter for the IPO of Amlak International has announced that the offering of the Company’s shares was completed on Sunday 14/11/1441H (5 July 2020G), after finalising the retail subscription tranche, with coverage by individuals at a ratio of 26.90x. The total number of retail subscribers was 266,821, subscribing to invest S ......read more

Webex Adds More Capacity, Even More Security and Intelligent Insights and Simplifies Telehealth   News Summary:    • Webex platform sees unprecedented demand and more than triples its normal volume. • As the foremost trusted business continuity provider, Cisco invests in the resilience of Webex through continued expansion of global capacity.   • To ensure customers can easily and securely collaborate from anywhere, Cisco increases Webex security capabilities and adds new integration with Box. • Webex Control Hub’s intelligent and actionable insights help IT manage an enlarged remote workforce and a return to office.  ......read more

July 04, 2020:   Millie Bobby Brown can now add jewellery codesigner to an already impressive list of titles, which includes being the face of and ambassador for Pandora Me, when the latest range of jewellery launches globally on 2 July. Brown collaborated with Pandora’s designers and creative directors to codesign four dangle charms and an earring sold as a single stud as part of the range of new Pandora Me jewellery, inspired by Brown’s vision of summer. A star-fish, pineapple, flamingo, ocean wave and sea turtle are the symbols Brown chose to bring to life in her co-creations. Brown said she loved the process of co-creating the bold and colourful charms for the ......read more

Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion       July 2, 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has digitally transformed its financial management, payment systems, and financial planning with Infor Treasury Management.     This solution allows vast improvements to Nahdi Medical’s financial management and planning capabilities, placing the company in a strong position to expand its operations in line with Saudi Arabia’ ......read more

July 02, 2020:  As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of people’s concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their health and wellbeing will be a top priority.   Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, has been working to alleviate such concerns, making the most of the lockdown period by investing an extra €1 million into speeding up the development of health and wellbeing mobility initiatives.     ......read more

• Aspiring comedians from Saudi Arabia and beyond can participate in the Comedy Jameel competition and win weekly prize money of up to SAR 5,000  • A monthly grand prize of SAR 25,000 is awarded for the top-rated video  • First episode will be broadcast live on Monday July 6, 2020        Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | July 2, 2020:   Comedy Jameel, a competition to support and inspire comedians in Saudi Arabia and beyond, was launched by Bab Rizq Jameel, an initiative of Community Jameel, in collaboration with Al Comedy Club. The competition is open to performers of all levels and will be broadcast live, hosted by the Saudi con ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 2 July 2020:  NCB Capital, Financial Advisor, Lead Manager, Bookrunner and Underwriter for Amlak International’s IPO, announced that the individuals (retail) subscription period for 2,718,000 shares offered for IPO at a price of SAR 16  per share will start today 11/11/1441H (2 July 2020G). The subscription period will last for four (4) days, including the last day for closing the subscription, which is Sunday 14/11/1441H (5 July 2020G).   The receiving agents (Saudi Investment Bank, National Commercial Bank, Al Rajhi Bank and Bank Al Jazira) will provide the platforms needed by investors within the receiving agents’ branches and electro ......read more

• Business leaders looking to IT to meet today’s social distancing requirements in the workplace • New solutions to maintain seamless and secure productivity for a remote workforce  • New offerings to support Healthcare and Education as they transform to new business models    Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1 July 1, 2020 –  At CiscoLive! Digital, the virtual event attended by over 100,000 customers, partners and members of the public, Cisco announced a new portfolio of solutions focused on business resiliency. In this uncertain world, keeping businesses up and running has become a major focus for business leaders. According to CFO&rs ......read more

July 01, 2020:  A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new Selfwinding date, hour, minute and second references and five new Selfwinding Chronograph models. Adorned with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours, these novelties offer a new contemporary twist to this timeless round watch.   Rising to a new challenge, Audemars Piguet craftspeople have affirmed their creative vision via new smoked lacquered dials with sunburst pattern in hues of blue, burgundy, purple, as well as light and dark grey. The dials’ artistry is enhanced by the watch’s extra-thin bezel and double curved glareproofed sapphi ......read more

“Saudi’s construction sector to see faster recovery with the utilisation of drones in the ‘new normal’ - FEDS CEO”, for immediate publication.                                                                                                                                  Highlights:   • A recent report released by the Kin ......read more

• Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series • In the latest episode, Amanda Stretton talks to Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director James Barclay and Race Director Craig Wilson about Jaguar’s entry into Formula E, adapting to new ways of working and the latest announcement that ABB FIA Formula E will conclude season six in Berlin       28 June 2020:  Jaguar Racing has released the latest episode of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the new video podcast series. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts this episode features Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director, ......read more

By Omer Saleem, director and deputy CEO of Proven SA June 28, 2020:   The past months have shifted the business world dramatically, and central hubs of business have been leading the world through the strategic actions necessary to overcome these extreme situations. Remote work adoption is at an all-time high as a matter of necessity and with new guidelines, while business service providers began re-tailoring their services to fit changing business models. Saudi Arabia has led the response for COVID-19 emergency, and the Kingdom continues to update its policies in response to the ramifications of the pandemic as well as other global events. Recent news revealed updates on ......read more

• Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.   By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)   June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.   However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure this recovery becomes a reality as their strong Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will pay a vital role i ......read more

>Lincoln’s in-vehicle communications and entertainment system with voice control is continuously developed and updated to increase your productivity and connectivity >SYNC’s voice command recognises commands in different languages and accents thanks to its language model and decoder software >User-generated data from SYNC 3’s over-the-air diagnostics and analytics help engineers tailor updates on streamlining the operation of voice command    Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 28, 2020 – When the intuitive SYNC® infotainment system launched 13 years ago, voice-controlled features revolutionised the way we interacted with our vehicles. Tod ......read more

New Cloud-Driven Solutions from Cisco Make Buying, Installation & Maintenance Easy   • New dedicated online destination for small businesses on Cisco.com.  • New “Buy Now” button on Cisco.com, providing faster access to Cisco & partner expertise  • New technology and offers in the Cisco ‘Designed for Business’ portfolio built for simplicity and security    Riyadh, KSA– June 27, 2020 – Today, Cisco is accelerating its focus on serving small businesses by announcing new offers tailored to the small business buyer. In November 2019, Cisco introduced the new Cisco ‘Designed for Business&rs ......read more

• Track-only limited edition hypercar world premire is scheduled for summer 2020 • The engine is the most powerful V12 from Lamborghini to date • Aerodynamic efficiency and higher downforce levels than a GT3 car      June 23, 2020 -  Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s track-only hypercar, the Lamborghini SCV12, has completed its development programme and is now ready to hit the track for its world premire, scheduled for summer 2020. Fitted with the most powerful V12 naturally aspirated engine from Lamborghini to date, the SCV12 – designed by the in-house Lamborghini Centro Stile – is capable of exceeding 830 hp thanks to aerod ......read more

New measures help to rebuild confidence for travellers   Latest phases of protocols aid the reopening of Travel & Tourism sector   June 23, 2020:    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its third phase of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return of Safe Travels.   The latest protocols for the global Travel & Tourism sector focus on measures to ensure the reopening of global attractions, drive business to car hire companies and enable short-term rentals to begin welcoming guest.   WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, held de ......read more

Saxo Rewards is a transparent, highly personalized scheme powered by AI and big data   June 23, 2020:   Saxo Bank, the leading fintech and regtech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment, has introduced Saxo Rewards, a new, highly personalized loyalty program that offers traders and investors the opportunity to qualify for account upgrades by collecting reward points.  The scheme, now available to clients across the MENA region, is an interactive and progressive program across all major asset classes including CFDs, FX, Stocks and Bonds. Clients earn reward points for every qualifying trade made, as well as a variety of other activities. Accumula ......read more

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, June 22, 2020:  SEDCO Capital, a global Shariah compliant asset manager, has successfully exited German-based ABC West, a multi-let office property, realizing an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 30% for its investors.  SEDCO Capital sold the property for €52.9 million compared to a purchase price of €29.4 million in 2017. ABC West is a 13,723 sqm of office space located in Frankfurt and was managed by GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH, a European real estate asset manager.  With more than €485 million of investments made in European real estate, SEDCO Capital’s International Real Estate team actively manages a diverse portfolio of p ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21st June 2020:   Shaker Group (“Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker Co.”, the “Company” or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s leading importer, manufacturer and distributor of Air Conditioners and Home Appliances, has announced its financial results for the 3-month period ended 31 March 2020.  Revenue of SAR 221 million improved by 12% from Q1 2019 and 20% from Q4 2019. The Group recorded a first quarter net loss of SAR 3.3 million, decreasing by 88.5% year-on-year. The Group’s operating loss for the quarter was SAR 3.9 million, improving by 80.1% compared to a loss of SAR 19.6 million in Q1 2019.    O ......read more

Oxford Business Group launches new Covid-19 Response Report  Riyadh, 21 June 2020:   The key part that sustained investments in Saudi Arabia’s digital infrastructure have played in helping to successfully contain the spread of the coronavirus and keep the Kingdom’s economic diversification plans on track is analysed in a new ICT-focused Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) by Oxford Business Group.   The global research and advisory company’s report gives details of the measures implemented by the country’s telecoms sector, led by stc, which ensured business continuity throughout lockdown, facilitating the implementation of seamless work-from-home and ......read more

Share price range is set between SAR 15 and SAR 17 21st June 2020:  Amlak International and NCB Capital (“NCBC”), Financial Advisor, Bookrunner, Underwriter and Lead Manager for Amlak international’s IPO, announced that the price range of Amlak International’s offer shares has been set between SAR 15 and SAR 17. The book building process will start Monday 01/11/1441H (22 June 2020G) aiming at offering Amlak International’s shares for public subscription and will continue until Monday 8/11/1441H (29 June 2020G).  NCB Capital advised that the final share price will be set after the end of Amlak International’s IPO book building process, ......read more

• Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY – the world’s first all-electric touring car race series returns to the streets of Berlin on 5 August 2020 • The German city will see seven eTROPHY races take place throughout a nine-day period including the finale on 13 August where the season two champions will be crowned • Srgio Jimenez is currently leading the series • Super Sunday – 9 August will feature two eTROPHY races including a ‘Reverse Grid’ round 8 race  • Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY races will be streamed live and free via on https://www.youtube.com/jaguarcars direct to smart TVs   18 June 2020: Jaguar Racing has confirmed that ......read more

18th June 2020:  A stack of three eggs on the top of each other was recognised by Guinness World Records (GWR) as a new world record when Mohammed Muqbel, a 20-year old Yemeni national living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, successfully stack them into a tower. Balanced upright, one at a time on top of each other in a single tower ensemble got the global recognition as the ‘Largest stack of eggs’. According to GWR, all the eggs had to be stacked simultaneously for at least five seconds, using fresh hen’s eggs, with a perfect, unbroken shell condition.  Mohammed Abelhameed was able to identify the centre of mass of each egg and stack them exactly so that the combi ......read more

June 15, 2020:   Welcome the advent of the Blessed Month of Ramadan this year, with the world’s first Islamic Calendar wristwatch, and mark the significant periods of this special time with authenticity. Parmigiani Fleurier, specialists in innovative, ingenious and cutting-edge luxury Swiss timepieces, made haute horological history with the launch of their Islamic Perpetual Calendar wristwatch recently. The response to this piece of fine engineering adaptation from fine watchlovers and luxury timepiece aficionados has been tremendous. "At Parmigiani Fleurier we specialize in achieving the impossible and our master craftsmen and fine watch designers have outdone th ......read more

Feel it!   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2020:   A flawless physique and looks that can drive others to distraction. The new Rado Captain Cook in bronze and high-tech ceramic lives up to its billing. This is a strong look in a muscular watch, created by combining the oldest man-made material with a modern materials marvel. This is where our passion lies, where we do our best work – and you can feel it! The Captain Cook’s striking good looks come from the lush green and earthy bronze tones. These are colours from nature that bring out the best in each other and make each other ‘pop’. It’s a winning combination that is designed to s ......read more

>Corsair features nimble performance with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with Auto Start-Stop technology, making 245 horsepower and 373 Nm of torque mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission  >Spacious interior includes plush, hand-selected materials, available Revel™ audio system and multiple sound dampening technologies to ensure a tranquil cabin >Intuitive technologies and signature Lincoln features – including Lincoln Co Pilot360™ Plus and Lincoln drive modes – create a personalised experience in the brand’s all-new, two-row SUV offering in its growing portfolio    Jeddah, KSA, June 15, 2020:    Express ......read more

June 14, 2020:   Amlak International for Real Estate Finance (“Amlak”, “Amlak International” or “the Company”), Saudi Arabia’s leading non-bank real estate finance company, announces its intention to proceed with an Initial Public Offering (the “IPO” or the “Offering”) on the Main Market of the Saudi Stock Exchange (“Tadawul”). The Offering will comprise 27,180,000 Ordinary Shares. The Offer Shares represent 30% of the Company’s Share Capital, and the Net Proceeds of the Offering will be paid to the Selling Shareholders on a pro-rata basis. The Capital Market Authority (“CMA”) issued its ......read more

• KSB Pumps Arabia becomes first organization in the Middle East to receive the ‘Fire Pump, Driver and Assemblies Certified as to Rating Compatibility’ UL certification   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:   UL, a global independent safety science company, has awarded the first ‘Fire Pump, Driver and Assemblies Certified as to Rating Compatibility’ certification in the region to KSB Pumps Arabia Limited in recognition for complying with the safety standards of its fire pump assemblies.   KSB Pumps Arabia, based in Riyadh, becomes the first organization in the Middle East and UL customer to receive this unique certification ......read more

Binyah carrying out the excavation, backfilling, and earthworks for Phase I of Triple Bay masterplan    Saudi Arabian Parsons providing construction supervision services   Chief Executive Officer of AMAALA, Nicholas Naples, with Chief Executive Officer of Binyah, Fahad Almesfir Managing Director of Saudi Arabian Parsons Ltd, Ken Murray with Chief Executive Officer of AMAALA, Nicholas Naples     RIYADH – 09 JUNE 2020 – AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coast, appointed Binyah, a Saudi Real Estate Infrastructure Company, to carry out the excavation, backfilling, and earthworks required ......read more

Intra-Middle East travel demand as a region expected to perform best, with The Maldives ranked as number 1 standalone destination for expected demand   09, June 2020 – In a survey conducted by AVIAREPS of 94 of the Gulf Countries (G.C.C.) leading outbound travel agencies, demand for outbound travel from the G.C.C. is expected to return from August/September 2020, with a majority of travel agencies to commence promoting their travel offerings from July through to September 2020. Most promotional offerings will take the form of full travel packages that include air, accommodation and tour components, with intra-Middle East packages to be most popular, followed by packages ......read more

Upgraded HONOR smartphone is the all-rounder for extraordinary user experience   Riyadh, KSA, June 9, 2020 – Performance is at the heart of every HONOR device, which is why the HONOR 9X PRO packs only the most relevant hardware and software upgrades that answers to users’ smartphone habits, challenging the smartphone industry with its latest technology.   Featuring the 48MP Triple Camera, 6.59” HONOR FullView Display and the state-of-the-art 7nm Kirin 810 AI Chipset, the all-inclusive smartphone embodies the dynamic and ambitious spirit of HONOR’s youthful users, further extending the mysterious and vigorous “X” ethos of the series. ......read more

Left: Neutra Dome Ring w/Malachite by Terzihan in 18K Rose Gold, White Diamonds and Malachite ($2,800). Middle: Neutra Dome Ring w/Lapis Lazuli by Terzihan in 18K Rose Gold, White Diamonds and Lapis Lazuli ($2,800). Right: Neutra Dome Ring w/White Agate by Terzihan in 18K Rose Gold, White Diamonds and White Agate ($2,800)   June 08, 2020:   'Neutra', the latest collection by Turkish fine jewellery designers Terzihan, is inspired by the raw beauty and unfettered forms of natural stones. In 'Neutra', the bountiful colours and proportions of natural stones are juxtaposed with textures inspired by ancient cultures of Europe and South America. Malachite, Agate, an ......read more

Fans of the Lebanese singer in the Kingdom can watch the exclusive interview through the HUAWEI Music smartphone app and be in with a chance of winning various devices   Riyadh, KSA, 7 June 2020:  Huawei is offering music fans across Saudi Arabia the chance to win a wide range of prizes by logging onto the HUAWEI Music app on their smartphone and watching an exclusive interview with YARA. The Lebanese singer has won a huge following with her brand of music and now her fans in the Kingdom can learn more about her by watching an exclusive interview on the HUAWEI Music app.  As her legion of fans is aware YARA is stuck at home like everybody else. So, Huawei Music dec ......read more

Samsung and Google Continue to Bring More Innovative Experiences to Galaxy Users   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 6 June 2020:   Galaxy users have long enjoyed integration for Google’s app ecosystem, and now that optimization is coming to YouTube and the Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung and Google reached a new level in their collaborative efforts to bring a fresh user experience design that fits the innovative form factor of the Galaxy Z Flip. It’s the latest development to come out of a long and fruitful relationship between the two companies.  "For the past 10 years, the Samsung-Google partnership has been the driving force behind so many of this industry& ......read more

June 04, 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that demand for air services is beginning to recover after hitting bottom in April. Passenger demand in April (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), plunged 94.3% compared to April 2019, as the COVID-19-related travel restrictions virtually shut down domestic and international air travel. This is a rate of decline never seen in the history of IATA’s traffic series, which dates back to 1990.  More recently, figures show that daily flight totals rose 30% between the low point on 21 April and 27 May. This is primarily in domestic operations and off of a very low base (5.7% of 2019 demand ......read more

• New facility will form part of Honeywell’s alignment to Saudi Vision 2030 and localization commitments, supporting economic diversification • Honeywell becomes the first international company to produce industrial gas detectors in Saudi Arabia     June 02, 2020 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a global technology leader, has today announced it will open a new facility for the production of gas detection devices in Saudi Arabia. The factory underscores Honeywell’s commitment to the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program.   Established to accelerate Saudization, IKTVA’s aim is to achieve 70% localization of production and jobs by 2021 ......read more

2 June 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to quickly implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines for restoring air connectivity.    Today, the ICAO Council approved Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis (Takeoff). This is an authoritative and comprehensive framework of risk-based temporary measures for air transport operations during the COVID-19 crisis.  “The universal implementation of global standards has made aviation safe. A similar approach is critical in this crisis so that we can safely restore air connectivity as border ......read more

 AMAALA Corporate Internship Programme, in partnership with MiSK, kicked off earlier this year to identify and nurture future industry leaders The first group of interns from the MiSK/AMAALA Corporate Internship Programme with Chief Shared Services Officer & Chief of Staff Pete Wu.     RIYADH – 01 JUNE 2020 ¬– AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coast, launched its youth empowerment programme to develop young Saudi talent by providing on-the-job training to boost skills and expertise. The initiative reflects Saudi Arabia’s ongoing drive to nurture and prepare local talent to step into le ......read more

Celebrated with a brand new Limited Edition timepiece   May 31, 2020:   Dating back to 1851, the America’s Cup is renowned as the oldest trophy in international sport and has become the source of fierce international rivalries and spectacular sailing duels. Now, as the 36th edition of the “Auld Mug” approaches, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA is announcing its role as the event’s Official Timekeeper. This will mark the third time in history that OMEGA has served in the prestigious sailing role, ever since the brand begun its partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand in 1995. Returning to New Zealand in 2021, OMEGA’s timekeeping excellence and ......read more

All nationwide golf courses are scheduled to resume play again this Sunday 31st May  30 May, 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:   Following government guidance, the Saudi Golf Federation (SGF) has confirmed that all of the country’s domestic golf courses will reopen this week, starting from Sunday 31st May. After more than two months of controlled movement and closures, the Saudi government this week set out a specific timetable to lift current restrictions in three phases.   All golf clubs were included in the first phase of the government’s plans and have been given official permission to allow their members to return. However, there are strict healt ......read more

HONOR’s new sleek and lightweight laptop comes with a powerfully compact package   MAY 27, 2020:  Global technology brand HONOR continues to strengthen its 1+8+n IoT strategy by bringing the HONOR MagicBook series to the Middle East. An ecosystem that integrates one smartphone, eight categories of additional connected products and a wide range of third-party linked devices, the launch of HONOR MagicBook Series in UAE is a milestone to reinforce the brand’s commitment to creating an all-scenario intelligence.    Catered to young people on-the-go, the aesthetically designed HONOR MagicBook 14 is equipped with up to 10-hour of battery life, FullView ......read more

May 23, 2020:  Celebrate the strength and spirituality of all your loved ones this Eid with an oasis of gifts that lift the mind, body and soul. ...read more

23 May 2020; Saudi Arabia, Al Khobar:  KSA-founded Arabian Geophysical & Surveying Company (ARGAS), the largest seismic acquisition company in MENA, is to expand its business internationally, further building on a strong track record which has made it a leading regional success story in the oil and gas field services industry.  Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA) and Paris-based CGG have today jointly announced the signing of a new agreement that will allow the company to expand its offering in integrated marine and land seismic solutions to Oil & Gas industry customers all over the world, giving ARGAS the ability to access potential multi-bill ......read more

Counterfeits of door hinges are found in the KSA Concesio, Italy - (EMAILWIRE.COM) - The following is a notification from ICSA Serrature Srl that the door hinge identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark.  The door hinge has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if they comply with any safety requirements.   Although the door hinges are marked ICSASRL, the door hinges were not manufactured or labeled by ICSA Serrature Srl.   Name of Product: Ball Bearing Hinge   Remedy: ICSA Serrature Srl recommends that these products be immediately removed from service and be replaced with UL Certified doo ......read more

21 May 2020 - Saudi Arabia, Al Khobar:  KSA-founded Arabian Geophysical & Surveying Company (ARGAS), the largest seismic acquisition company in MENA, is to expand its business internationally, further building on a strong track record which has made it a leading regional success story in the oil and gas field services industry.  Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA) and Paris-based CGG have today jointly announced the signing of a new agreement that will allow the company to expand its offering in integrated marine and land seismic solutions to Oil & Gas industry customers all over the world, giving ARGAS the ability to access potential multi-billion ......read more

21 May 2020: KPMG recently released its fifth edition of the ‘GCC listed banks’ results’ report, which analyzes the published results of listed commercial banks across the region for the year ended 31 December 2019. The report, titled ‘New Age Banking’, demonstrates that the UAE’s top ten banks reported positive results in 2019, with an average 13.9 percent growth in net profit, the highest among GCC countries, driven by an increase in the overall loan book and inorganic growth.  The local banking sector continues to show strength and resilience as top UAE banks reported the region’s highest growth in their asset base of 19.5 percent. ......read more

May 20, 2020:   For the Autumn-Winter 2020 collection, Kristina Fidelskaya draws inspiration from a poetic world where past, present and future combine. A nostalgic modernist view of the future. The 2020 AW collection is named “DREAM” to evoke the feelings of Happiness, Hope and Belief. This collection is inspired by having a dream, working on your dream and making your dream a reality. It’s about energy and inspiration, to do all you do in the best possible way. The storyline for this season takes place between Paris and Florence in the 70’s & 80’s, where we are inspired by Bobby Deerfield and Lilian Morelli’s journey. Together they tr ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:   The Maillon de Cartier watch is first and foremost a style. Not too much, not too little, just the perfect centrepiece of a poised wardrobe that plays on the classic codes of the chain-link bracelet whilst reinventing today’s attitudes. The Maillon de Cartier watch is firstly a gold jewel, but one designed by the Cartier watchmaking studios. A precious watch that resides in the creative watchmaking repertoire of the Maison. A bracelet whose chain-links are offset and aligned on the bias by Cartier. Well-rounded and opulent, they move in time with the ultra-feminine elegance of the Maillon de Cartier watch. It all lies in t ......read more

REBOOT FOUNDATION   #REBOOTBYMAKEUPFOREVER     May 19, 2020:  24 Hour Benefits – Weightless Satin Finish – Buildable Light to Medium Coverage   REBOOT your skincare with MAKE UP FOR EVER! Launched this April, the latest in skincare revolution. A complexion product with a dual-action benefit. Created by makeup artists for you.   REBOOT combines skincare and foundation in one bottle and instantly corrects the five visual effects of skin fatigue, thanks to an exclusive combination of makeup and skincare making your morning routine easier than ever! Tired, dull and dehydrated skin is a thing of the past with REBOOT as the activ ......read more

Need a fresh look? Olay has you covered with its game changing Hydrating gel   May 17, 2020:   Packed with skincare heavyweights including Niacinamide / Vitamin B3 and hyaluronic acid as well as natural favourites, Witch Hazel and Cucumber Extract Enjoy 24 hours of non-stop hydration for a wide-awake look Keep in the fridge for added, cooling relief For eyes that needed added TLC, Olay Hydrating Eye Gel can be popped in the fridge for the ultimate cooling reward. Using skincare heavyweight ingredients like hyaluronic acid and niacimamide / vitamin B3, the turquoise coloured treasure delivers powerful results to the area women worry about the most - the del ......read more

New Earth Polo shirts made from recycled plastic bottles and dyed with a waterless process; underscores the goal to use 170 million recycled plastic bottles in our products and packaging by 2025     May 17, 2020:    Amid the extremely difficult circumstances the globe is experiencing with COVID-19, it is becoming apparent in real time how dramatic human impact has been on the Earth and how quickly a change needs to be made for the better. This reinforces  Ralph   Lauren’s  aim   to   contribute   to  protecting  the environment  by  committing  to    use 170  million&nbs ......read more

DUALCOOL ACs Deliver Superior Performance and Reliability   May 17, 2020:   With the weather heating up and AC usage in full swing, there has never been a more crucial time for homeowners to evaluate the efficiency of their air conditioners.  Across the Gulf region and around the world, people are spending more time at home, putting increasing pressure on residential ACs to deliver round-the-clock comfort. It is therefore no surprise that repair shops are seeing a spike in AC maintenance requests during this time and especially in the summer months.  To address demand for more durable and reliable air solutions, LG Electronics (LG) created its advanced ra ......read more

May 16, 2020:    Occasionally your car needs a bit of pampering to keep it's finish fine and overall looking great. Whether you take a Friday afternoon to do it yourself or a trip to the local service centre, keeping your car well maintained and looking its best will draw better resale prices down the road – a fact any vehicle owner can appreciate. Here are a few tips that will help you in keep the exterior of your car in tip-top condition. From garage grunge to showroom finish, getting your paint back to showroom condition involves a four-step process: washing, cleaning, polishing and protecting. The Bath The most critical step in keeping your car's finish ......read more

• Global trade values fell 3% in the first quarter of 2020 • An estimated quarter-on-quarter decline of 27% is expected in the second quarter • Commodity prices fell by a record 20% in March, driven by steep drops in oil prices    13 May 2020:  The coronavirus pandemic cut global trade values by 3% in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest UNCTAD data published in a joint report by 36 international organizations.   The downturn is expected to accelerate in the second quarter, with global trade projected to record a quarter-on-quarter decline of 27%, according to the report by the Committee for the Coordination of Statistic ......read more

13 May 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Saudi market will fall by $7.2 billion in 2020, 35% below 2019 levels. That puts at risk nearly 287,500 Saudi jobs and $17.9 billion of Saudi’s GDP, which is generated by aviation directly and aviation-related tourism. In response to the impact of COVID-19, the Saudi government has introduced broad economic relief measures in excess of $32 billio ......read more

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 6, 2020:   Though the ability to getaway might escape us in the current climate, you’ll be pleased to know you can still find sanctuary; a repose from restless children, a break from lonely lockdown. The cabin of your car might not be the most obvious choice for a chance to defuse cabin-fever, but you’d be surprised how entirely calming a place it can be. Any car can, of course, become a stationary sanctuary – a place to retreat, relax, and recline with your favourite book or concerto – but not every cabin has the luxury touchpoints of a Lincoln. Afford yourself the time some night this week to shut out the world and seek ......read more

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, APRIL 29, 2020:   Global smartphone brand HONOR, today confirmed the upcoming launch of HONOR 9X Lite in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The stylish and affordable smartphone that promises to deliver intelligent experiences for today’s sophisticated and digital-first consumers, will be the newest addition to the company’s popular 9X series and follows the recent launch of the HONOR 9X PRO earlier this year.  The powerful X-series smartphones, well known for its iconic X-shaped 3D gradient glass back design, features an ultimate Full-View display, and a 48MP rear camera with outstanding photography capability for night photography. The HON ......read more

• Q1 revenues of SAR 1,343.3 million grew 9.4% and decreased by 4.4% on the previous quarter • Group’s total capacity stands at 1,913 beds and 1,371 clinics as at 31 March 2020, through which an integrated system of general and specialized services is provided  • Ramp-up of electronic services and remote medical consultations; delivery of medicines and other medical services to serve customers at home     29 April 2020:  Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (“HMG”, or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s largest private medical services provider, has announced its financial results for the 3-month period ended 31 Ma ......read more

In light of the ongoing pandemic, UD Trucks has put in place a series of support measures in line with the company’s commitment to go the extra mile for its customers in the MEENA region     April 29, 2020:  UD Trucks has announced a 60 day warranty extension for customers in the Middle East, East and North Africa whose vehicles’ warranties end during the COVID-19 lockdown period.   This iniative aims to support its customers who are not able to carry out services due to the varying levels of social distancing measures mandated by individual governments.    UD Trucks hopes to alleviate any concern from customers who have vehicle ......read more

April 27, 2020:   As the curtain rises on the holy month of Ramadan, a new spell of celebration, generous hospitality and prosperity will come with the new moon. It is also that time of the year around which the gift giving begins!  The fashionable collection highlights designs, techniques, and materials that imbue sophistication with fineness. Adhering to different tastes and budgets, you are sure to find something for everyone in these beautifully curated gift ideas. Meticulously crafted to reflect the essence of the season, the latest edition of opulence from AIGNER displays the superior fineness of German precision with contemporary strokes of Tuscan craftsmanshi ......read more

April 25, 2020:    The Saudi Dental Society has conducted the first and largest virtual  Dental Conference around the world, with senior lecturers from the most prestigious universities in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia were contacted to give continuous lectures for 11 hours a day for three days event. This conference came with the aim of motivating the members and colleagues in the dental society considering the social divergence the world is witnessing today. This conference witnessed the registration of more than 16 thousand dentists from around the world, and more than one hundred thousand views through social media. Dr. ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 25, 2020:    Deloitte has launched its innovative BrightStart apprenticeship program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, offering a unique opportunity for growth to recent Saudi national high school graduates in their first year in university.  BrightStart allows students to continue their university education while simultaneously launching their training and professional careers at the Deloitte Digital Center in Saudi Arabia. The program provides an excellent opportunity to serve the KSA Vision 2030 by meaningfully driving the development of a digitally skilled workforce. The Deloitte BrightStart program is an open invitation to ambitious young peop ......read more

While in-person gathering is expected to decrease amidst COVID-19, socializing online is likely to increase as residents ready themselves for Ramadan at home   April 23, 2020:  As is the case in most of the world at present, Covid-19 response in most countries globally has included restrictions on movement of residents with calls to stay at home and practice social distancing. This has extended to full day or partial lockdowns in many of these countries and KSA and UAE are no different. What will differ this year is how residents in these countries experience Ramadan in 2020. Group gatherings like early morning sahour (pre-dawn meal) and iftars (post-sunset fast-breaking ......read more

April 19, 2020:   We are almost there! The #SephoraSquadME applications are now closed and our top 54 applicants announced as semi-finalists! Stay tuned for more updates!  Let the fun begin! We have a panel of amazing partners to help us find the finalists for the #SephoraSquad Middle East. Judging will be based on quality of content, beauty knowledge, interaction, engagement across all social platforms, and the testimonials they have received.    Meet Our Partners:        Laila Mourad Laila is a beauty, lifestyle, fitness and travel content creator. She believes that beauty isn’t about changing who you are to be somethi ......read more

In addition to this, most residents think the pandemic will incur a long lasting damage to their respective economies   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:   The latest data from YouGov’s survey run between 8th- 15th April shows an increasing number of people in the UAE and KSA are concerned about the loss of job or salary due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The proportion of respondents who said this has increased from 44% to 51% this week. Notably, UAE residents are much more worried about this outcome as compared to people in KSA (64% vs 38%). In both the countries, concern over job loss was seen more among expats than locals. In the UAE, Western (7 ......read more

Travel Agency online solution to run business from home Before I explain anything, people who used to think technology makes business complex must have understood how right technology solution helped travel agents to work from home during this Pandemic. In this troubled time, everyone is looking for alternative ways; most of our customers arefully operating their business with the help of our flexible online travel solutions. We can help you to optimize your operational Workflows and reduce your costs. We offer a solution which can create the most flexible and reward full homeworking opportunity for your employees. Your staff doesn’t need any computer OR laptop to operate fr ......read more

Historic Ladies European Tour event, the first-ever professional women’s golf tournament in the Kingdom, finds new date from 8-11 October    14 April 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  The inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund, the first female professional golf tournament to be played in Saudi Arabia, has been rearranged for 8-11 October, 2020, following its postponement last month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.   A new date for the $1 million event at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club was agreed by tournament promoters and owners, Golf Saudi, and the Ladies European Tour (LET), which will see some of the wor ......read more

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