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Global Growth Outlook Stabilized; What’s ahead in 2020?

Global financial conditions have improved across the world, although rising debt levels pose a future threat. An uneasy cessation of trade hostilities between...

Consumer Spending in Islamic Economy Sectors Totals US$2.2 Trillion

Islamic economy registers 5.2 per cent growth over previous year UAE ranks first across five of seven Islamic economy sectors Investments in Islamic...

Love is in the Details: UAE Consumers Plan Ahead for Valentine’s...

Annual study from Mastercard indicates the majority of gift purchases take place three days before February 14, and highlights a growing preference for...

Consumers Plan to Spend 4.1% More During This Holiday Season

Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the holiday season this year, up 4.1 percent from the $967.13 they said they...

UAE Loves to Say It with Flowers on Valentine’s Day

Overall spend on flowers in the UAE has increased by 146% vs. 2015 with the number of transactions increasing by 158% Consumers in the UAE...

Amazon Prime Hits 90 Million; Online Holiday Spending To Surpass In-store

Deloitte is predicting that this year, people expect to do 51% of their holiday spending online, making it the first time it may surpass...

UAE Consumer Confidence Rose to 110 – Highest Regionally

United Arab Emirates (UAE) posted a consumer confidence increase of two points in the second quarter, reaching an index score of 110 -- the...

Online shopping set to make holiday history

Retailers could see record web traffic this year, according to Deloitte’s 31st annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends. Among the findings...

Spend on Consumer Packaged Goods Slowing in Key GCC Markets

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), key markets in the GCC region, have undergone significant change in the last...

Tough times for UAE retailers; Consumers spend on out-of-home dining

The retail sector in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi saw no noticeable growth during first half of 2016, according to Knight Frank. Demand remained subdued...

2016 Ramadan Consumer Behaviour

Price offs and discounts to attract 78% of consumers in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia to spend more on food and drink...

End-user spending on devices to decline in 2016

Businesses Will Adopt Windows 10 Faster Than Previous Windows Upgrades; PC Market to Increase 4 Percent in 2017 By End of 2016, 82 Percent of...

Consumers Behavior towards Digital Downloads Revealed

While the gap between digital and physical sales has closed on the global markets, there are still countries where consumers prefer to invest in...

2015 to Be Slow for Global Consumer Tech Spending

Consumer electronics have been increasingly successful at least until 2015, which will be slow, according to a prediction by the Consumer Electronics Association. Amidst...

Black Friday Online Spending Jumps 26% to $1.5 Billion in 2014

Black Friday Online Spending Surpassed $1 Billion in Desktop Spending Alone Black Friday Jumps 26% to $1.5 Billion Pushing Season-to-Date Growth Rate to 15% For the...

Indians and Chinese willing to pay more for designer brands

In many growing markets, discretionary income is rising and consumption is expanding beyond the everyday basics. New findings from a Nielsen Global Survey of...

MENA is the fastest growing e-commerce region

Visa announced the launch of an in-depth study of the rapidly-growing e-commerce market across the Middle East and North Africa region. The comprehensive study,...

Retail industry in times of still struggling economies

The retail industry mechanism involves obtaining goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and then reselling the products in smaller quantities to...