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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: August 2, 2017
UAE. Cybersecurity is considered the top risk to businesses; Executives are changing their business strategies in response to a shifting global landscape; The fallout from Brexit will intensify over the next year with global implications including for the Middle East.
Posted: August 2, 2017
UAE. Growing automation and connectivity require buildings to be cybersmart; Cybersecurity needs to be considered a business enabler, not just an IT issue or scare tactic.
Posted: August 1, 2017
UAE. A closer look into 2016 shows signs of the Abu Dhabi economy revitalizing itself. Housing Starts which in a leading indicator of the economy's health, reveals that in 2016 new building permits have spiked by 50% year-on-year.
Posted: July 31, 2017
UAE. MENA region is vibrant and diverse and attracts many young job seekers; New job section for students and fresh graduates to be launched on Bayt.com.
Posted: July 31, 2017
UAE. Number of powerhouses on Oxford Business Group's subscriber list continues to rise; Emerging markets' expansion has accelerated markedly over the past two decades, buoyed by favourable tax environments and other competitive advantages.
Posted: July 31, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. JLL releases its Makkah H1 marketplace report showing signs of positivity as quotas are lifted on Hajj pilgrims; Expected increase in visitors will benefit the retail sector.
Posted: July 28, 2017
UAE. The accountancy and finance body says the UAE has a more favourable economic outlook because it is the most diversified economy in the GCC.
Posted: July 26, 2017
UAE. The publication explores the efforts of 64 countries to promote boardroom diversity; Reveals 15% of all board seats are filled by women globally; Representation of women on boards remains very low across the region with women holding no more than 2% of board seats in the GCC region.
Posted: July 25, 2017
UAE. The number of active residential and commercial building projects exceeds 7,488 in June 2017, according to BNC Network.
Posted: July 25, 2017
UAE. New report shows that while more men use seed crowdfunding than women, women are more successful in reaching their finance goals; This is also true for the Middle East where women were also found to be more successful in achieving their finance targets (10% vs 6%).
Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Confidence is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS);The sharp fall in confidence mirrors the oil price.
Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Region emerges as one of the largest renewable energy markets in the world; New report from MEED analyses the rapidly growing renewable energy market in the Middle East and North Africa.
Posted: July 21, 2017
UAE. Countries ranked on Enterprise, Government, People and Civil Society capabilities; UAE most prepared among other countries in MENA.
Posted: July 20, 2017
LEBANON: "The overall decline in the level of household sentiment in the second quarter of 2017 was due to consumers' widespread disappointment by the misplaced priorities of the government."
Posted: July 19, 2017
UAE. A closer look into land prices and transactional volumes reveals the correlation strength increases substantially with a lag; A two-dimensional analysis reveals that when there is no lag the correlation is neutral, but however with a 6 month lag it increases to +0.45.

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date:Posted: August 17, 2017
UAE. Inaugural Global Interconnection Index finds interconnection becoming an essential building block of the global digital economy.
date:Posted: August 16, 2017
UAE. Jeff Youssef, Partner at Oliver Wyman and co-author of "Leveraging the Private Sector to Improve Airport Infrastructure", comments on airport privatisation in the region.
date:Posted: August 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. 2017 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle garners insight from more than 2,000 technologies.
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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