Middle East

Jobzella to expand to Qatar, Kuwait with new capital

Jobzella.com, the online social, professional network and career site, announced plans to expand to Qatar and Kuwait by 2016. News of the expansion plans broke in the wake of the site’s expansion to the Saudi Arabian market last year. Jobzella’s head office will also move to Dubai UAE next year, to help the company, which operates from Egypt, to focus on the entire GCC area. Other...

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Imena to tackle North Africa, then list

The management of Imena Group announced recently that it’ll raise funds for expansion into North Africa, by selling a minority stake in the company to international investors. The company hopes to raise about $100 million U.S. with the sale of the stake. More than half of this amount will be used to develop new businesses, including more classified ad sites, health care and education...

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UAE warms to recommerce auto sites

Auto sites that help people sell their vehicles fast and hassle-free, are fast becoming the most popular channel for selling used autos in the UAE. These c-to-b sites buy used vehicles from consumers who want to avoid the hassle and risk of listing and selling their vehicles on vertical auto sites.  A leading player is SellAnyCar.com, which was founded in Sept. 2013 by CEO Saygin Yalcin, a...

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Bezaat.com plans to expand in GCC region

The horizontal, Arabic-only, classifieds platform Bezaat.com recently launched a new, and improved site for the countries in the GCC region with the highest Internet, mobile device and payment card penetration. With the relaunch new services were added, including a services directory (a guide to restaurants, stores, suppliers). Bezaat.com was founded in 2009. It is based in Saudi Arabia and owned...

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Gulftalent.com gets modern site on 10th birthday

Jobs site GulfTalent.com celebrated its tenth birthday with a new, modern-looking site, with improved navigation and an extended search. New features were added, including an events section (listing upcoming conferences and exhibitions in the Middle East) and a directory of training courses on offer in the region. A new CV-building tool, and the ability to set up job alerts were also...

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Bayut.com to expand in GCC in 2015

Haider Ali Khan, CEO of real estate site Bayut.com, announced Bayut.com will launch a CRM software service for real estate agencies soon. This CRM software will be offered in collaboration with an independent company. Also, the CEO announced that during 2015 Bayut.com will expand to new FCC countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. Bayut.com offers users flexibility when searching....

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