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March 25, 2014

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is attending the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (Dimdex 2014), which opens today.

At the three-day event, the company will showcase its state-of-the-art AESA radars for surveillance and defence as well as other key technologies relevant to requirements in the Gulf region.



Volasertib, Boehringer Ingelheim´s investigational treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia, is granted ‘orphan drug designation’ in the EU and the US
April 17, 2014
  • An orphan drug is a medicine that treats a rare disease
  • Although a rare disease, acute myeloid leukaemia is one of the most common adult leukaemias1
  • EMA & FDA recognise volasertib’s promise as a potential new treatment for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia who are not eligible for intensive treatment
  • Currently %40% of AML patients are unlikely to benefit from intensive therapy options2

A Landmark 15th Year for Mindtree: Revenue Crosses Half a Billion Dollars, Recommends Special Dividend and 1:1 Issue of Bonus Shares
April 17, 2014

Mindtree, a global information technology services company, announced its results today for the fourth quarter and year ended March 31, 2014, as approved by its Board of Directors.

“FY14 has been a momentous year for Mindtree. We crossed half a billion"...

Qatar to establish five bodies to push exports
April 17, 2014
Qatar will set up five sectoral commissions to support local companies to facilitate exports and participate in international trade and investments.

“We have decided to establish five commissions in different sectors which included energy, trade, banking, arbitration and company’s social responsibility (CSR),” Remy Rowhani, Director General of Qatar Chamber"...
April 17, 2014
Qatar’s hotel industry opened the year 2014 on a positive note with its rooms’ yield growing in double-digits on robust occupancy and average room rate, according to Ernst and Young (EY).

In comparison, the hospitality industry in most of the neighbouring countries witnessed slower gains in rooms’ yield year-on-year in January, EY said in its Middle East Hotel Benchmark survey.

Doha’s hotels, whose occupancy surged 9% to 70%, saw their room’s yield (RevPAR) expand"...

April 17, 2014
Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the second largest duty free operator in the Middle East, has won the ‘Travel Retailer of The Year’ at the 2014 Duty Free News International (DFNI) Global Awards for Travel Retail Excellence. This is the third time QDF has won the award.

“We are delighted to receive this award for the third time, and for the second year in a row,” said Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways.

“It demonstrates QDF’s commitment to being a retail operation of the highest"...