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Saudi retail confidence

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With strong consumer confidence and a sound economic outlook for the immediate future, Saudi Arabia’s retail sector appears set for a good year of trading. A series of surveys in recent months have shown that consumer sentiment in Saudi Arabia has remained strong and is in deed improving. In May market research from Nielsen reported that the consumer confidence index in the Kingdom had increased by six points during the first quarter of 2012 to reach 119. The makes Saudi Arabia the second-most-optimistic market behind India.

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AFTER THE ARAB SPRING by John Bradley

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan IsbN 9780230338197

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“DAME” ZAHA HADID

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Hadid’s award winning projects include the London Aquatics centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, the Sheikh Zayad Bridge (pictured above) and performing arts centre on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the modern art museum in Rome (MAXXI) and the Opera house in Guanzhou, China. The world renowned British based architect’s up-and-coming projects include the Rabat Theatre in Morocco and the Central Bank of Iraq in Baghdad.

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THE ARABS ARE ALIVE by Critical Muslim

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Published by hurst publishers

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THE MEDINA Edited by Marcello Balbo

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Published by I. b. Tauris

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SECRET AFFAIRS By Mark Curtis

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Published by serpent’s Tail/Profile books IsbN 9781846687631

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THE ROAD TO TAHRIR Front line images by six young Egyptian photographers

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Sherif Assaf, Omar Attia, Rehab K El Dalil, Timothy Kaldas, Zee Mo, Monir El Shazly

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THE VOICES OF ARABIA edited by Abdulaziz Al Sebail and Anthony Calderback

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THE SHORT STORIES – AN ANTHOLOGY FROM SAUDI ARABIA

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QATAR TOPS THE ARAB LEVEL OF GLOBAL PEACE INDEX

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Qatar ranked first at the Arab level in the

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BOOKS IN BRIEF

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Lebanon offers extraordinary diversity. We look at the latest Bradt travel guide

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