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Aheda Zanetti Burqini swim suits.

The Markets

Muslim Fashion Industry Reacts to France’s Burkini Ban

The Islamic fashion industry is puzzled over the burkini ban in France.

– August 23, 2016

Regent Street, London

Retail

Brexit Vote Boosts Foreign Tourist Spend in U.K.

Spending climbed 7 percent in July on weaker pound.

– August 22, 2016

Interior of a DSW store.

Accessories

DSW Links with Apparel Group as Exclusive Partner in the Gulf Coast

The agreement will expand DSW into Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Oman with 40 stores across the territory.

– August 17, 2016

On the streets of Beirut.

Retail

Once-Busy Beirut Reels From Terrorism, Political and Economic Turmoil

The city nicknamed “the Paris of the Middle East” is on the verge of collapse from political paralysis, terrorist attacks and a stalled economy.

– August 15, 2016

Anya Hindmarch's "Yalla" sticker to mark the opening of her first store in Saudi Arabia

Fashion

Anya Hindmarch Set to Open First Store in Saudi Arabia

Designer will open her first store in Riyadh later this week.

– August 11, 2016

Retail

Dubai Malls Expand Space, Services

Dubai retail is home to the second-greatest number of international brands behind London.

– August 11, 2016

Saudi Arabia, long an underserved market in retail, will see many new projects come online in the next five years.

Business

Malls Rising in the Saudi Arabian Desert

Saudi Arabia, long an underserved market in retail, will see many new projects come online in the next five years.

– August 11, 2016

Business

Qatar Sees Construction Boom Ahead of 2022 World Cup

As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, more than $200 million is being spent on infrastructure projects across the country.

– August 11, 2016

As sanctions have eased and brands look to enter Iran, real estate developers hasten to create the right retail infrastructure.

Business

Iran’s Burgeoning Retail Opportunity

As sanctions have eased and brands look to enter Iran, real estate developers hasten to create the right retail infrastructure.

– August 11, 2016

Business

Saudi Arabia: Open for Business — But Tread Carefully

In June, Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approved measures to open its retail sector to direct investment by foreigners, allowing companies doing trade in the kingdom to wholly own their businesses.

– August 11, 2016

Cairo’s first superregional mall ushers in a new era of retail in Egypt.

Retail

Cairo’s Mall of Egypt Ushers in New Era of Retail

Come September, the ancient pyramids of Giza will be getting a new neighbor: the country’s largest shopping center, Mall of Egypt.

– August 11, 2016

When the first Macy’s outside of the U.S. opens in Abu Dhabi next year, it promises to be a distinctly different venture.

Retail

The Abu Dhabi Retail Experience

When the first Macy’s outside of the U.S. opens in Abu Dhabi next year, it promises to be a distinctly different venture.

– August 11, 2016