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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: June 4, 2018
UAE. With future attacks on personal data almost certain, it's time to add a new layer of security analytics and monitoring.
Posted: June 4, 2018
UAE. If oil prices remains buoyant, as seems likely, and regional investment flows are boosted by IPOs and a rise in foreign inflows, non-oil GDP growth in 2018 should be slightly stronger than in 2017 which, combined with flat (rather than reduced) oil production, should result in stronger overall growth for the year.
Posted: June 4, 2018
UAE. The program, available for the first time in the MENA region, is focused on mentoring the CEOs of established businesses looking to scale operations.
Posted: June 1, 2018
UAE. Forty-eight percent of Middle East respondents cited fraud and corruption as the greatest risk to their company, followed by cyberattacks (38%), according to the 15th EY Global Fraud Survey.
Posted: May 31, 2018
UAE. Many countries across the Middle East have also committed to introduce BEPS recommendations in domestic legislation, which is likely to further sharpen the focus on transfer pricing in the region.
Posted: May 30, 2018
UAE. Millennials and Gen Z show less loyalty to and less confidence in business; Distrustful of companies' motivation and ethics, respondents call for business leaders to positively impact the broader world.
Posted: May 25, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. AI is creating jobs, yet 80% of respondents say there is a lack of talent to fill positions; More than 50% of respondents use AI to improve products and increase efficiency; C-suite support and performance metrics are needed to scale AI strategies.
Posted: May 24, 2018
UAE. 10% of the total real estate debt market could come from private providers within the next decade; Report outlines how diversified debt sources and alternative financing structures will boost lending competition and in turn inject new capital into the real estate market.
Posted: May 23, 2018
UAE. Transformational reform is playing its part in stimulating the deal market across the region according to PwC Middle East's new report "TransAct ME - Deals trends and outlook for the Middle East" published today.
Posted: May 22, 2018
UAE. Cyber-criminals are turning their attention to the supply chain as a new means to exploit business data.
Posted: May 21, 2018
UAE. A new defence is being developed that will allow companies to tackle the latest threats as soon as they appear on the network; Machine learning enables AI to detect patterns in all sorts of data sources and create behaviours based on recognized patterns.
Posted: May 17, 2018
UAE. The report states that 50% of SME funding applications are rejected by banks and that alternative trade finance, powered by FinTech and Blockchain, is on the rise.
Posted: May 17, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. New research shows trust in organizations is diminished as consumers believe businesses don't know how to protect their data.
Posted: May 16, 2018
UAE. Steady recovery of oil prices and the prospect of public and private-sector investment provide grounds for cautious optimism, says study by global professional services firm, Turner & Townsend.
Posted: May 15, 2018
UAE. While analysts figure out new methodologies for analyzing malware and users begin to understand how all this works, cybercriminals are seeking new ways to hide in phones and compromise devices.

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date:Posted: June 22, 2018
Bain & Company's spring luxury update highlights four trends shaping the personal luxury goods market in 2018 and beyond.
date:Posted: June 21, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Private sector can be an important partner in meeting US$320 billion in oil and gas investment, Crescent Petroleum CEO tells OPEC seminar.
date:Posted: June 18, 2018
UAE. 24% of Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are motivated by social impact and view it as their top priority as a business owner; 66% are undertaking angel investing.
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