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Posted: 01-08-2011
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: January 11, 2018
UAE. Recent press reports talk about a newly discovered form of security threat that involves attackers exploiting common features of microprocessors that power computers tablets, smartphones, and other gadgets.
Posted: January 10, 2018
UAE. This unique partnership will create worldwide talent networks through which U21 students can have exposure to new global work opportunities and where they can communicate their specialist knowledge, skills and talents to potential employers.
Posted: January 10, 2018
UAE. Driven by rapid technological development, manufacturers are having to work smarter: Need for flexibility; Industry 4.0 comes of age; Customer experience is king; AI-driven future.
Posted: January 9, 2018
UAE. The Internet of things and hyper connectivity will fundamentally disrupt traditional security safeguards; Network security will ultimately be driven by Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
Posted: January 9, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. With insights from players at the frontlines, the report identifies the main challenges of providing insurance to lower income populations, as well as the solutions companies are using to overcome them.
Posted: January 8, 2018
UAE. A transactional activity analysis by market share of developers reveals that in the ready space the two most popular developers, Emaar and Nakheel, account for 33% of value and sales in 2017.
Posted: January 7, 2018
UAE. There is a pressing need for private equity houses to keep up with rapid digital change; 80% of PE houses believe that digitisation is critical for making their portfolio companies "future ready".
Posted: January 7, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. "We expect headline GDP growth to be close to zero in 2017 as substantial oil production cuts will offset the expansion in the non-oil sectors of the economy. We are more optimistic about growth prospects in 2018 however."
Posted: January 5, 2018
UAE. The growth is largely due to a strong rise in output and new orders. It is likely that the introduction of VAT in January has spurred activity and purchasing in Q4 2017.
Posted: January 5, 2018
SINGAPORE. Firm urges ports operators to plan ahead for global industry changes; Shifting economic trends, trade flows and global demographic patterns are creating the conditions for what could be a defining year for the global ports industry.
Posted: January 4, 2018
UAE. IDC; The GCC mobile phone market is already going through many significant challenges outside of VAT, due to various ongoing social, political, and economic developments, and VAT will only compound this dire situation.
Posted: January 3, 2018
SINGAPORE. Hosted by MIT Technology Review, EmTech Asia focuses on emerging technologies to global developers.
Posted: January 2, 2018
UAE. Combined value of 1,424 active transport projects in the GCC region crossed US$392.2 billion by the end of 2017; As many as 60 transport projects with a combined estimated value of US$6.64 billion were completed in Q3; Fifteen new transport projects, worth US$2.08 billion were announced in Q3.
Posted: January 1, 2018
UAE. Rana Ghandour Salhab was named as the number one global champion of women in business by Financial Times and HERoes in their inaugural 2017 Global Champions of Women in Business list.
Posted: December 21, 2017
UAE. We project some job creation in new sectors such as Privatisation, Digital banking, Fintech and Blockchain particularly in Dubai; The outlook for the economy, new jobs, and salaries in Saudi Arabia is improving, and market sentiment looks reasonably positive.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 21, 2018
UAE. The risk landscape in the Middle East is changing rapidly. Every day brings new challenges that considerably alter how companies respond to and manage risk; Organisations can remain strong and resilient by proactively adapting to these trends.
date:Posted: January 20, 2018
LONDON. The impact of machine learning applications - from machine vision to voice recognition - will be massively enhanced via the deployment of 800,000 machine learning centric chips in data centres this year, roughly quadruple the volume in 2016.
date:Posted: January 20, 2018
UAE. A large youth population, fast- improving mobile connectivity and a flood of new streaming platforms into the market will drive growth.
UAE. The risk landscape in the Middle East is changing rapidly. Every day brings new challenges that considerably alter how companies respond to and manage risk; Organisations can remain strong and resilient by proactively adapting to these trends.
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