Logistics provider Aramex yesterday announced the full resumption of its Egypt operations, following their temporary suspension due to civil unrest. As a precautionary measure, Aramex's Egypt operations were suspended temporarily in order to ensure the safety of its employees in the country. Having closely monitored the situation Aramex was able to resume full operations on Saturday. Samer Gharaibeh, Aramex Chief Executive Officer in Africa, said: "The safety of our employees has been our number one priority throughout the current period in Egypt. After a short suspension, our operations in the country have resumed. We will continue to closely monitor developments in Egypt to ensure we are able to meet the needs of our customers while ensuring the safety of our employees."


Mashreq bank announced yesterday the launch of a newly enhanced online banking platform. This upgraded system will equip customers with additional banking functionality, improved security measures and financial freedom, the bank said.

First Gulf Bank

First Gulf Bank announced its new scheme for 2011 during its yearly Emirati Al Awwal Grand Draw yesterday. The yearly grand draw, which was supervised by a representative of the Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi, has randomly selected 141 Emirati winners. One grand prize of Dh5 million was won by Afra Al Memari, and one winner stands to win Dh100,000.


The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) said yesterday it has lined up top dignitaries, renowned speakers and crucial decision-makers for its Third Annual Global Financial Markets Forum (GFMF) to kick off on March 2. "For the third year in a row, National Bank of Abu Dhabi has organised an impressive programme for Global Financial Markets Workshop to serve our investors and clients," Mahmoud Al Aradi, Senior Executive Vice-President of NBAD's Financial Market Division, said.

Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD announced yesterday that it will once again be partnering with Omega Dubai Desert Classic, as the official bank and caddy bib sponsor of the 2011 professional golfing tournament. The event which began yesterday will continue until February 13 at the Emirates Golf Club, Dubai.


Arab Orient Insurance Company announced yesterday that its annual general meeting will be held on February 28.


Gulfa Mineral Water has changed the date for its board of directors meeting from February 15 to 22.

Oman Insurance

Oman Insurance Co will hold its annual general meeting on March 1, the company said yesterday.


National General Insurance disclosed its preliminary results for 2010 yesterday. Net profit for the period was Dh53.83 million after Dh33.35 million in 2009.

RAK Properties

RAK Properties said its board of directors meeting will be held on February 10.

RAK Bank

The National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah will hold its annual general meeting on February 27.


International Fish Farm Holding (Asmak) said yesterday its board of directors meeting has been postponed to February 14.


Union National Bank's board of directors meeting is scheduled for February 13.


Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co has set the date for its board of directors meeting for February 13.