For 2004-05 Emirates will pay an increased dividend
of Dhs 368 million ($100 million) to its owner, the Government of
Dubai, vs Dhs 329 million ($90 million) last year. In total, the
ownership will have received Dhs 1.1 billion ($291 million) from
Emirates since dividends started being paid six years ago.
Once again, the Group's sharp sales growth and
record returns rode on customers' increasing preference for its
products, as illustrated by the 2.1 million more passengers who flew
Emirates in the latest financial year, for a new record total of 12.5
ABN AMRO'S CHAIRMAN COMMITMENT TO PAKISTAN
Rijkman Groenink, Chairman of the Managing Board,
ABN Amro Bank on a recent visit to Pakistan has reaffirmed ABN Amro's
commitment to Pakistan during his meetings with President Pervez
Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.
Groenink said, "I am delighted to see the
immense growth in Pakistan as a whole, and the banking sector in
Pakistan. We are particularly excited to have associated with the
country's development in the last 55 years and are impressed with the
fast expanding Pakistan economy."
Rijkman Groenink's visit comes at a time when ABN
Amro Bank is expanding its commitment to Pakistan, which includes
aggressive marketing, launch of new products, increase in the number
of branches, and moving operations into more cities.
Naseem Javed, author of "Naming for
Power" and "Domain" Wars is recognized as a world
authority on corporate image and global name identities. He introduced
"The Laws of Corporate Naming" in the 80's and also founded
ABC Namebank International, a consultancy established in New York and
Toronto a quarter century ago. He is invited to lecture in the world's
top conferences and has been profiled in hundreds of magazines
worldwide. He advises CEOs of Fortune 500 on global cyber name
identity issues. Today, his cuffing edge research and ideas are
published just about each and every day in world media.
About a quarter century ago, Naseem, started a
small name identity consultancy, ABC Namebank International in New
York and in Toronto. During this time, he wrote several books and
created brand new identities for major global corporations such as
Telus, Celestica, Vincor, Gennvm, Intria, Zarlink Omni-TV, Agricore,
Duplium and Pollara. His talks are very serious and very provocative,
though equally engaging and entertaining.
Naseem has advised on name identity and image
issues to companies tike IBM, General Motors, Texaco, Honeywell, Bell
Canada, KPMG, BellSouth, Paramount, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and
CIBC. He has developed a series of very refined ideas on image and
visibly and established some key solutions on how to build icons and
name identities that will attract a large number of customers. He
strongly believes in building images of quality, trust, and
respectability, and also proper business name identities are the only
keys to mobilize global cyber marketing and generate growth.