New-look takes a bow, a market-leading portal for business information and trade news covering the Gulf and Middle East, has today been relaunched with a more user-friendly and interactive design, enriched business content, and a range of useful value-added tools.

Among the new features of the revamped site are a cleaner and more reader-friendly design which, coupled with an enhanced regional and international news service drawing upon the extensive reach and reputation of both the TradeArabia News and Reuters networks, offers an unrivalled product serving businesses and individuals in the Middle East and beyond.

An array of new tools and data are also now available on This includes the renowned ZagTrader, which offers the very latest MENA-specific market and financial data, from an indices watchlist to price ticker, symbol information and news, company profiles and company financials.

For jobs seekers and employers, a dedicated section – powered by, the Middle East’s number one online job site – provides a one-stop jobs search and career development resource.

Other new features introduced on the new-look include a bigger range of social media tools, customisable newsletters delivered ‘on demand’ to the user, and improved search functionalities.

The relaunch of TradeArabia is the latest in a line of continual improvements and innovations made since it was launched in 2001. Over the last eleven years the portal has steadily grown to become one of the leading business news/information portals in the region, with more than five million viewers per month and 14 million page views. Closely linked to other sites in the TradeArabia network, it enjoys unrivalled access to information across a broad range of sectors in the region.

Ronnie Middleton, managing director of TradeArabia’s parent company Al Hilal Group, one of the Middle East’s leading publishers, said: “This is yet another important milestone in the history of, which is an integral part of the organisation’s objective to deliver the best and most relevant Middle East trade and business information to the market.

Rana Lababidi, Director of Online Services & Agency Relations Network & TradeArabia Web Services and Al Hilal Group, said: “The relaunch of is the result of our commitment to continually setting new standards of excellence and refining the way in which we serve our visitors. The result is stunning, and is the culmination of many months of collaboration between designers, editors and third-parties.”

Source: Tradearabia.Com – Press Release – 12 September 2012

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