Archive for the ‘e-commerce’ Category


Screenshot The Education for Employment Foundation Egypt (EFE Egypt) and Souq.com have teamed up to launch Egypt’s first dedicated e-commerce training program, designed to identify needed skillsets in today’s modern workplace and develop tailor-made programs that build this capability among Egyptian male and female graduate students.  The e-Commerce As...
Screenshot Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud , led a consortium of investors advised by QInvest LLC, Qatar's leading investment bank, for the acquisition of a strategic stake in 360buy Jingdong Inc. for the value of $400 Million. The investment by KHC in this deal was approximately $125 Million. Th...
Screenshot In the first part of this series on online marketing, I talked about some of the basics of online marketing that can be used to create an improved website. Like I said in first article the Online Ecosystem is an increasingly complex place to be. It is also a relatively new business medium, especially in the Arab world, that is ever changing and gr...
Screenshot The Online Ecosystem is an increasingly complex place to be, for any company, whether it's an online enterprise or a brick and mortar company. It is also a relatively new business medium, especially in the Arab world, that is ever-changing and growing. Each new day brings new changes and developments, new technologies and new competitors. So if you...
Screenshot Monday, January 28, 2013 – Amman, Aiming at building a comprehensive banking system, SSS Process has successfully developed the e-payment system, ‘e-Tasdeed,’ which seeks to link together banks, government institutions, and national companies through a secure interface, enabling citizens to pay liabilities and settle their regular monthly...
Screenshot Creating a new e-commerce business is simple. All it takes is finding a niche with demand, such as weight loss; skin care; or car parts, then securing a relationship with a supplier and setting up an online store with one of the many popular e-commerce solution platforms. Get some traffic and you’re good to go. Creating an e-commerce bu...
Screenshot Wamli.com, a Dubai based startup, has launched an online social hub for shoppers and collectors to source design oriented items sourced from around the world. The e-commerce startup a global portal that ships internationally within three to ten days. The site, which went live on 12.12.2012, offers a social centric platform based on a one-of-...
Screenshot In a case against Valitor, formerly VISA Iceland, Reykjavík District Court just ruled the company had violated contract laws by blocking credit card donations to Wikileaks. After WikiLeaks' publications revealing U.S. war crimes and statecraft in 2010, U.S. financial institutions, including VISA, MasterCard, Bank of America, erected a banking bloc...
Screenshot Following the news last April that Zawya is expected to be sold in a multi million dollar deal, Thomson Reuters announced today that it has acquired Arab world business portal and financial information service provider Zawya. This news means that Saffar Holdings, a Dubai investment company that holds a 60 per cent stake in Zawya has successful...
Screenshot E-commerce was often a neglected sector in the Arab region by both investors and entrepreneurs, as factors such as payment systems were not a match to those in the west while others cited that the Arab user is not ready for e-commerce yet. But the success and acquisition of group buying website GoNabit by LivingSocial has proved that the sector i...
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