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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: 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.
Posted: March 3, 2017
UAE. Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) Annual Economic Report 2016 highlights importance of Middle East to superyacht world; The propensity of UHNWIs in MENA to buy superyachts built within the last 15 years is 20%.
Posted: March 2, 2017
UAE. Aging population and chronic disease among drivers of increasing demand and spending; Cost, care delivery, and innovation among top considerations for stakeholders
Posted: March 1, 2017
UAE. Blockchain-related interest and investment have reached critical mass, PwC expert says ahead of the World Blockchain Forum 2017 in Dubai; Is more resilient to cyberattacks, a major area of concern for Middle East. firms
Posted: March 1, 2017
UAE. The four most commonly reported types of economic crime are asset misappropriation, cybercrime, bribery and corruption and procurement fraud; 65% of respondents cited opportunity as the biggest factor driving crimes committed by employees.
Posted: February 28, 2017
UAE. Just as challenges have come to characterize the region's business landscape, so too have a wealth of technological advances that are rapidly changing the regional retail sector.
Posted: February 28, 2017
UAE. Middle East utility companies have yet to realize the upsides from global mergers and acquisitions; Privatization plans specifically in Saudi Arabia in power and water offer huge opportunities for international investors over the coming years.
Posted: February 27, 2017
UAE. Significant engagement gaps found in key areas, including mentorship, appreciation, and cooperation with colleagues, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group.
Posted: February 24, 2017
UAE. Bond yields in the region likely to increase; Healthcare to receive highest volume of investments amongst non-oil sectors; the Trump administration's energy agenda will have biggest impact on the region.
Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. Dubai strongly positioned as financial, retail, construction, and transportation services hub for the region, according to latest report from A. T. Kearney.
Posted: December 30, 2016
UAE. Booz Allen Hamilton forecasts energy trends in 2017; In the oil and gas industry, as well as in electric power, major internal and external forces are driving change, requiring industry leaders to revisit strategies.
Posted: December 29, 2016
UAE. Consumers now expect omnichannel interactions with luxury brands; Already, six out of ten luxury sales are digitally influenced, says The Boston Consulting Group
Posted: December 22, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Deloitte holds annual seminar in Saudi Arabia on income tax and zakat along with other updates relating to the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting concept currently being discussed by the OECD for development of country-by-country reporting frameworks.
Posted: December 21, 2016
UAE. PwC Middle East releases report on the Middle East's shopping habits; Online retail, rise of millennial shoppers and social media are disrupting the face of Middle Eastern retail.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. PwC issues new report jointly with the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit; The report outlines a roadmap for CIOs to manage the transformation of industrial companies to successfully adopt IIoT; Devising a digital strategy is key for manufacturers
date:Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. The strongest growth rate for 2014-2015 in the region was led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to a new report from The Boston Consulting Group.
date:Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. As banks seek to be more competitive and enhance customer experiences, many look to transform their old legacy banking systems with more efficient new core solutions.
UAE. PwC issues new report jointly with the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit; The report outlines a roadmap for CIOs to manage the transformation of industrial companies to successfully adopt IIoT; Devising a digital strategy is key for manufacturers
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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