Largest Chain of Stretching Studios Globally TOPSTRETCHING Drives Massive Expansion in the Gulf and MENA Using a Franchising Business Model

Largest Chain of Stretching Studios Globally TOPSTRETCHING Drives Massive Expansion in the Gulf and MENA Using a Franchising Business Model

DUBAI — TOPSTRETCHING, the leading chain of stretching and HIIT fitness studios, remarkable for being the first of its kind ‘for women only’, has announced plans for an impressive scale-up and expansion to 1,000 franchises globally. TOPSTRETCHING’s dominant social media presence of over 3 million followers combined and 1 billion organic impressions, positions it both as the largest commercial fitness presence in this space as well as massively supporting its franchisees marketing efforts. “Our goal is to be the top fitness business and solution globally,” commented Managing Partner, German Gussakovskiy.…

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upGrad Closes Investment Round of USD 210 Million

upGrad Closes Investment Round of USD 210 Million

MUMBAI, India — upGrad, Asia’s higher edtech major, has announced a fresh round of fundraise from marquee investors and Family Offices who join the company cap-table. This round has witnessed participation from ETS Global (world’s largest TOEFL & GRE Test Leader), Bodhi Tree (a JV of James Murdoch & Uday Shankar), Singapore’s Kaizen Management Advisors Pvt. Ltd, Family office of Bharti Airtel, Narotam Sekhsaria Family Office (Ambuja Cements and ACC), and Artian Investments along with existing investors Temasek, IFC and IIFL. Founder Group also invested USD 12.5 million in this…

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IC Markets becomes Official Global Partner for Rugby World Cup Sevens

IC Markets becomes Official Global Partner for Rugby World Cup Sevens

SYDNEY — IC Markets, one of the world’s largest Forex CFD brokers, has announced today that it is an Official Global Partner for the Rugby World Cup Sevens, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa from 9- 11 September 2022. Rugby World Cup Sevens will be played over three days in iconic Cape Town and feature 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams from around the world. IC Markets joins DHL, Castle Lite, FNB and TUDOR as a Global Partner. An estimated 165,000 fans are expected to travel to South Africa…

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Sharjah steps up emergency response efforts against extreme weather conditions

Sharjah steps up emergency response efforts against extreme weather conditions

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates — Following the exceptional two-day adverse weather conditions, which resulted in flooding in many areas in the emirate of Sharjah, officials praised the efficient response and competence of emergency teams mobilized to safeguard lives and property against the severe impacts of the heavy rainfall. The emirate had braced up to address this anticipated summer deluge, by monitoring potential risks and reviewing federal response plans, to ensure the readiness of emergency crews and mechanisms, and spread awareness and safety tips. More than 3,400 rescue and evacuation operations…

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Fresh Del Monte Partners with CAFÉ NAJJAR to Distribute High-Quality Coffee Products

Fresh Del Monte Partners with CAFÉ NAJJAR to Distribute High-Quality Coffee Products

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, distributors, and marketers of fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, partnered with Lebanese coffee giant, CAFÉ NAJJAR to introduce NAJJAR GOURMET COFFEE’s wide variety of freshly ground, high-quality coffee beans and products that are tailor-made for the true coffee enthusiasts in the MENA region. As part of the partnership, Fresh Del Monte will be distributing the freshly ground and vacuum coffee products in the hotel, restaurant, and catering channel. HORECA attendees will…

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Netcetera Advances Seamless Payments with PayTabs

Netcetera Advances Seamless Payments with PayTabs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Swiss software expert Netcetera is enabling secure payments in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region with their 3DS acquiring server solution for PayTabs. The 3DS server is an important piece in the puzzle for PayTabs, an award winning payment processing powerhouse, offering social commerce, digital and next-generation payment solutions across the MEASA region. PayTabs has been a formidable player in the payment ecosystem for almost a decade, offering freelancers, SMEs, banks and super merchants enhanced payment processing services and technology to process and…

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Capital City Sharjah’s New “Traffic Flow Project” with Kapsch TrafficCom

VIENNA & SHARJAH —Sharjah, the capital city of the Emirate of Sharjah, is actively developing the next level of intelligent traffic management capabilities together with Kapsch TrafficCom. The 1.5 million city Sharjah is the third-most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new, centralized control system will help with providing improved traffic flow and shorter travel times to drivers across the majority of the city and increase the safety of citizens. Additionally, a state-of-the-art traffic control center will enable the city with the ability to manage traffic in…

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Hikma’s diversified business delivers resilient H1 performance

London, United Kingdom — Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (‘Hikma’ or ‘Group’), the multinational pharmaceutical company, today reports its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022. During the first half of 2022, core group revenue was flat at $1.213 billion (compared to H1 2021: $1.216 billion) as the strong performance from our Injectables and Branded businesses offset the impact of weaker pricing in Generics. Core operating profit was down 4% to $296 million reflecting lower profit in Generics. Good cashflow from operating activities of $169 million was maintained, in…

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TACKLING CHORES MADE EASIER WITH LG VIVACE WASHER & DRYER

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Tackling household chores can be time and effort-consuming, especially when it comes to laundry as people have to consider multiple factors such as, fabric protection and water and electricity consumption. Understanding these needs, LG Electronics (LG) offers a seamless way to get laundry done with LG Vivace Washer and Dryer that delivers complete clothing care and ultimate user convenience with reduced energy usage. Intelligent Fabric Care LG Vivace Washer&Dryer is equipped with Artificial Intelligence Direct Drive (AI DD™) technology that delivers customized performance and reduce…

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UAE Summer Road Accident Patterns – Insurance Claims Data Analysis

Dubai, United Arab Emirates —The UAE summer is in full swing and with it the challenging summer driving conditions. Road users are potentially dehydrated, the roads are marked with tyre debris more than usual, vehicle maintenance is of key importance and the climatic conditions can pose further challenges. Tokio Marine, one of the largest UAE auto insurers teamed up with RoadSafetyUAE to analyze their 2021 July-September (Q3) motor insurance claims data to come up with meaningful insights aimed at raising awareness and protecting UAE motorists. Takako Matsuo, Head of Direct…

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