Nineveh – The Investment Commission in Nineveh province announced on Sunday a project to build 5,800 residential units costing about 350 billion Iraqi Dinars (nearly US $350m) in Mosul city. The project, designated Dream Land, which consists of 5,000 houses and 800 apartments is expected to be implemented in Mosul city’s Basateen area, 405 km north of Baghdad, as early as […]
Around $39.56 billion is “missing” from a post-Gulf War fund that Iraq maintains to protect from foreign claims. “There is missing money, we do not know where it has gone,” Osama al-Nujaifi said at a news conference in Baghdad. “The money is around $39.56 billion in total.” “It may have been spent somewhere, but it does not appear in our accounts, […]
Iraq recognizes the balance of 2011 valued at 82.6 billion dollars Iraq’s parliament voted Sunday, the draft general budget for the year 2011 after more than two months of discussions. Parliament passed the most votes of those present (240 deputies) in the thirty-sixth meeting at about half past seven in the evening on Sunday, the Federal Assembly on the budget for […]
An al-Iraqiya deputy said on Wednesday that MPs from Karbala proposed two infrastructure projects worth a total of $86 million [100 billion Iraqi dinars] during the 33rd parliamentary session. Abdul Mahdi al-Khafaji told AKnews that the deputies proposed the reconstruction of two roads and the entrances to the holy city of Karbala which receives millions of visitors each year. “The project […]
Iraq aims to have another round of oil and gas licensing auctions during the fourth quarter of 2011, an Iraqi oil official said from Baghdad. Iraq has had three rounds of oil and gas auctions since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Increasing production at some of the fields, however, could mean overcoming some major technological hurdles in the war-torn country. Energy […]
Expected Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a tough year in Iraq, to be improved after the economic conditions in general. Maliki said during the celebration of 55 anniversary of the founding of the Islamic Dawa Party, said that citizens should reap the fruits of the democratic process in the country if only passed this tough year economically for the country. Al-Maliki added […]
Baghdad (news) .. A source at the Ministry of Electricity to the Syrian side told us that he will finish in early March next power line link with Iraq. He (the sons of the News Agency) on Saturday: “Iraq will be linked to the system Abbarsoeria Arabic, early next month after the completion of the project.” He said: “Iraq will be […]
Representatives will discuss with the fixed manner in Kuwait Iraq balancing. Baghdad, The head of the House of Representatives on Saturday, that the Council will not tolerate the late submission of the final accounts of the public budget by the government and ministries in the coming years, especially since the budget needs to set new standards for construction, indicating that a […]
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki accused Muslim Scholars Association, the Baath Party and Al Qaeda of inciting riot in their statements following the latest protests in Waset. In a press conference, Al Maliki announced the arrest of 20 suspects involved in setting Waset provincial council ablaze. Al Maliki affirmed without naming that certain external parties are responsible for these incidents. […]
One young woman found a way to make music again in the turmoil that followed the toppling of Saddam Hussein. She established the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq, which she now runs from her home in Glasgow. What follows is her remarkable story… LAST summer a group of children from orphanages and nursery schools in the Kurdish city of Ebril attended […]
The official visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki to Kuwait ended successfully. Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Mohammed Sabah Al Salem said in a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Hosheyar Zebari accompanying Al Maliki in his visit that the issue of Iraq due debts to Kuwait will be passed to the National Assembly for discussions. A Kuwaiti delegation meanwhile […]
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s train network is to suspend all operations from Monday because of a cut in state aid needed to pay staff, an Iraqi National Railway Company spokesman said. INRC “will cease to operate from Monday following a decision taken on February 10 by the finance ministry to stop loaning us money as of this month, which prevents us from […]
SYDNEY -(Dow Jones)- WorleyParsons Ltd. (WOR.AU) said Friday that it has been awarded a design and early-stage engineering contract for the development of the giant Rumaila oil field in Iraq. Worleyparsons said the contract, awarded by BP PLC (BP.LN) and its partners PetroChina and Iraq’s State Oil Market Organization, will generate initial revenue of US$100 million. Rumaila will become the world’s […]
The 15 000 Iraqi Dinar compensation for ration cards has spurred the anger of Iraqis who considered this initiative as demeaning. The reaction of Arbil citizens to the compensation was not eased up as well. People urged the government on the other hand to reconsider the huge income difference between citizens and officials. Kurdish politicians believe that the government underestimated the […]
Are you waiting for the Iraqi Dinar to revalue so you can become rich off of your investing. Well I am too but I am questioning whether it will revalue or not. Chances are it will eventually, but I don’t want to spend my hard earned money for no reason. So why not get it for free! Well that is an […]
Announced by the Commission services in the province of Diyala on Wednesday, on the allocation of five billion Iraqi dinars from the budget of the development of regions in 2011 to back the file cleaning and lifting waste, indicating that the amount will be divided on the municipal districts under the population density per administrative unit, whether hand or the judiciary. […]
The Directorate of Municipality of Governorate of Kirkuk, on Wednesday, for the immediate rehabilitation by the entrance of Kirkuk – Baghdad – Sulaymaniyah at a cost of about 27 billion Iraqi dinars within the provisions of the draft to maintain petrodollar. The project officer in the municipality of Kirkuk, Sardar Ali in an interview with “Alsumaria News”, “The municipality has started […]
Protesters in southern Iraq storm government offices demanding better services, jobs. About 2,000 demonstrators attacked government offices in a southern Iraqi province, ripping up pavement stones to hurl at a regional council headquarters in a protest over shoddy public services, a provincial spokeswoman said. The demonstration was among the most dramatic since Iraqis began venting their anger about dysfunctional government at […]
Divisions between secularists and Islamists represent a major fault line in Iraqi society in the post-Saddam Hussein years. Indeed, ideological conflict is enshrined in Iraq’s new constitution, adopted in 2005: while several clauses guarantee personal freedoms and gender equality, Article 2 specifies Islam as the official religion of the state and a basic source of legislation. It also states that “no […]
Sharing in one another’s moments of happiness, comforting friends and family during hard times, congratulating friends and colleagues on achievements and other notable occasions – these are an essential part of what makes us a well-knit, caring society. In today’s commercialised world, there is a greeting card for each and every occasion. In fact, the greeting card industry, despite the growing […]
World Demand for Greeting Cards to Be Worth $30.4 Billion by 2015
Sharing in one another’s moments of happiness, comforting friends and family during hard times, congratulating friends and colleagues on achievements and other notable occasions – these are an essential part of what makes us a well-knit, caring society.
In today’s commercialised world, there is a greeting card for each and every occasion. In fact, the greeting card industry, despite the growing popularity of social networking sites and other online communities, continues to be on the upsurge with recent research indicating that the global sales of greeting cards is set to exceed a whopping $30.4bn by 2015.*
While the US is currently the largest market for greeting cards in the world, EU countries form the second largest pool of consumers. It is the Asia-Pacific region that is growing in significance however, with this rapidly growing part of the world’s appetite for greeting cards expected to grow at over 4% annually until 2015.
“Greeting cards are an essential part of all our lives,” said Mr. Michael Dehn, Group Exhibitions Director of German trade fair and conference organiser, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, who is launching Paperworld Middle East in Dubai in March.
“Greeting cards play a vital part in conveying our feelings, emotions, condolences or good wishes on occasions that matter to our near and dear ones.”
“The Middle East region is no different with a large inclination for cards of all kinds meaning the demand in this region is also on the upsurge. We are glad to have greeting card major Hallmark joining hands with us at Paperworld as Launch Partner and look forward to the products they will introduce to the region through the exhibition,” Dehn added.
Hallmark, who is the market leader in the greeting cards field, will also display paper party supplies, gifts and wrapping paper, picture frames, albums, scrapbooks and ornaments for the home at Paperworld Middle East. In business for over 100 years, Hallmark products can be found in 100 countries. As the exclusive representative for Hallmark in the GCC, Gulf Greetings General Trading LLC has operated for over 25 years and currently retails from over 50 stores in the region.
Designed as a trade platform of choice for the office and paper products industry, Paperworld Middle East will feature a range of greeting cards, picture calendars and gift articles by the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers.
Paperworld Middle East will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 7th to 9th, 2011 and will be co-located with Playworld Middle East. Also featuring at the show will be office supplies, school articles, office paper and films, wrapping paper, household paper and stationery products.
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