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UAE. Nada al Qassimi was the head of media and marketing at the Dubai Health Authority when the company hired to run the campaign on diabetes botched the job. Having seen too many companies, especially foreign ones, run bad campaigns because of the lack of understanding of the local culture, she decided to open her own company, Two 12, in the midst of the recession in March 2008, to provide better marketing and advertising services to organisations in the UAE. Over in Abu Dhabi, Ziad al Khaja and Abboud al Braiki of Visual Advertising created the city’s first roadside recycling bins that g
Posted: March 24, 2017
UAE. New research by DMCC reveals that just under half (42%) of UK businesses have more appetite for overseas expansion in the post-Brexit and Trump administration era.
Posted: March 23, 2017
UAE. New report discusses the growth prospects for private sector players across six focus sectors, including agriculture, the social sector (includes health & education), manufacturing, retail, financial services and connectivity (covering transport & communication).
Posted: March 22, 2017
UAE. Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Dubai being the leading destination for regional HQs by far.
Posted: March 21, 2017
UAE. The UAE provides startups with a business-friendly environment with low taxes and relatively favourable regulations, says report released by the US.-UAE Business Council and the Trade and Commercial Office of the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC.
Posted: March 20, 2017
UAE. The Private equity industry continues to post strong returns and attract investors, but a new article by The Boston Consulting Group argues that PE firms will need to take decisive actions to capitalize on this golden age.
Posted: March 20, 2017
UAE. Four out of the eight major indexes ended the week on a positive note with Bahrain coming on top with an increase of 1.6%, followed by Kuwait, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia each rising by 1.5%, 1.0% and 0.1% respectively.
Posted: March 16, 2017
UAE. Since 2012, Dubai apartments have experienced superior growth rates (2x) to those of Abu Dhabi; in the villa segment, capital gains in both cities have mirrored each other; In the rental space both cities have followed the same trajectory.
Posted: March 15, 2017
UAE. Study reveals most organizations take additional precautions to secure IIoT.
Posted: March 14, 2017
UAE. The industry continues to blur the boundaries of innovation, and reshape how operators, media players and tech companies collaborate and interact in an increasingly integrated market place.
Posted: March 13, 2017
UAE. Intel Security, CSIS Survey: Only half of IT staff agree with executives that their cybersecurity strategies have been implemented.
Posted: March 11, 2017
UAE. Cityscape Abu Dhabi Conference speakers discuss new investment opportunities; As the UAE market grows and matures the volatility of the sector will decline, making returns more stable and predictable, which in itself will attract more investors.
Posted: March 10, 2017
UAE. Global entertainment and media market expected to hit US$2.14 trillion by 2020; 23rd edition of CABSAT will focus on disruptive innovation and monetisation opportunities.
Posted: March 9, 2017
UAE. The world of work has tipped the balance in favour of flexibility, reveals latest research commissioned by Regus; When asked where they carried out their remote working, only 42% said they mostly work from home.
Posted: March 8, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. M&A deal volumes set to recover in 2017 following two challenging years; "Wait-and-see" approach to deal-making replaced by focussed and targeted execution; Foreign and private equity investors driving Saudi M&A activity.
Posted: March 6, 2017
UAE. Millennials are concerned about a world that presents numerous threats and want multinational businesses to do more to alleviate society's biggest challenges.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: March 24, 2017
UAE. New research by DMCC reveals that just under half (42%) of UK businesses have more appetite for overseas expansion in the post-Brexit and Trump administration era.
date:Posted: March 23, 2017
UAE. New report discusses the growth prospects for private sector players across six focus sectors, including agriculture, the social sector (includes health & education), manufacturing, retail, financial services and connectivity (covering transport & communication).
date:Posted: March 22, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Aurecon's latest Just Imagine blog post by Continuous Improvement Leader, Darren Tan explains how authenticity will be the key differential in a futuristic and highly competitive market.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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