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Business

Mali Targets 800,000 T Cotton Per Year by 2018

The country plans to produce 800,000 tonnes of unginned cotton per year by 2018 after output surged by more than a quarter in the 2014/15 season.

– January 22, 2015

Beauty

Qatar Deems a Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Offensive

Authorities in Qatar removed bottles of one of the company’s fragrances, Strawberries and Champagne, from retail shelves in the Landmark Mall in Doha.

– January 13, 2015

Fashion

Isaac Dabah Named Business Leader of the Year

The title was given by Calcalist, the Israeli business newspaper, in its annual rankings of ceos of 50 companies traded on the Israeli Stock Exchange.

– January 7, 2015

Retail

Site Aims to Spur E-commerce in Africa

Mall for Africa, which was started in 2011, is now being rolled out to help retailers cope with issues expanding on the continent.

– January 7, 2015

The Markets

Nilit's Innergy Keeps It Cool

A nylon yarn containing a mineral that turns body heat into infrared light is showing promise for improving the athletic performance and comfort of its wearer.

– December 30, 2014

Retail

Qatar's New Airport Offers Luxury Hub

The Hamad International Airport here is lavish and vast, although not as big as the nearby Dubai International Airport.

– December 29, 2014

Retail

Nairobi Sees String of New Malls Opening

Construction of several huge new malls is on target, and several major retail stores that are there are rapidly expanding.

– December 29, 2014

Business

Dubai Investments Plans $2.7 Billion of Property Projects

Dubai Investments PJSC plans $2.7 billion of real estate projects in the next five years as it seeks to benefit from resurgent property demand.

– December 29, 2014

Fashion

Fashion Moments of 2014

Looking back on the year.

– December 19, 2014

Fashion

They Are Wearing: Dubai

The city's growing urban culture was on full display at a recent festival held at the construction site of the Dubai Design District.

– December 16, 2014

Business

USTR Adds Two to AGOA List

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office has determined that Madagascar and Guinea have adopted effective visa systems.

– December 15, 2014

Retail

Qatari Shoppers Fuel Pre-Christmas Spending in Britain

Shops in the UK are awash with Qatari money, according to Global Blue.

– December 10, 2014

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