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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 18, 2017
UAE. As many as 292 tenders with an estimated value of US$9.5 billion were awarded in Q2, while the total value of urban construction project awards set to reach US$50.9 billion in 2017, according to BNC Network.
Posted: August 17, 2017
UAE. Inaugural Global Interconnection Index finds interconnection becoming an essential building block of the global digital economy.
Posted: August 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. 2017 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle garners insight from more than 2,000 technologies.
Posted: August 15, 2017
UAE. Working Capital metrics have weakened each quarter since the oil price decline in fourth quarter 2014, leading to additional strain on liquidity, according to PwC's latest study
Posted: August 15, 2017
UAE. Dubai Chamber analysis predicts a CAGR of 7.5% in UAE consumer spending over the next 5 years; Among GCC countries, consumer spending per household in the UAE was highest during 2016 at US$103,000.
Posted: August 14, 2017
UAE. Saudi Arabia hosted the only three IPOs of this quarter; they were allocated between Saudi Stock Exchange primary market (Tadawul) and the parallel market (NOMU).
Posted: August 12, 2017
UAE. Topics discussed in the summer 2017 issue of Deloitte's quarterly publication, Middle East Point of View: 5G technology, risk management in the Middle East construction market, non-performing loans, and GCC family businesses.
Posted: August 10, 2017
UAE. Dubai recorded the highest H1 2017 RevPAR at US$209; Softer global and regional market economic conditions made the first six months of 2017 challenging for the hospitality industry, which is expected to continue the rest of the year.
Posted: August 10, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Faster growth in output and new orders helped the headline PMI in Saudi Arabia rise in July; Firms were more optimistic, and this likely contributed to increased buying activity and inventory accumulation.
Posted: August 9, 2017
LEBANON. Low interest rates on mortgages and relative political stability are factors that have supported the near-term plans of potential buyers; Increase in taxes or transactions fees would delay recovery in demand.
Posted: August 9, 2017
UAE. Survey sponsored by Emirates NBD and produced by IHS Markit; In response to greater output requirements, firms scaled up inventories and employment.
Posted: August 8, 2017
UAE. Exuding self-confidence is not equally rewarded for men and women in the workplace, according to a new research paper by Natalia Karelaia, INSEAD Associate Professor of Decision Sciences.
Posted: August 8, 2017
UAE. Dubai South, formerly known as Dubai World Central, is designed to the be the world's largest aerotropolis. The community is an economic zone that is centered around Al-Maktoum International Airport.
Posted: August 7, 2017
UAE. Understanding the cyber risks present along the M&A process is the first step toward mitigating the risk. While each process will have its own nuances, all tend to follow five general stages.
Posted: August 7, 2017
UAE. New research which examined how organisations are evolving to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy.

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date:Posted: August 18, 2017
UAE. As many as 292 tenders with an estimated value of US$9.5 billion were awarded in Q2, while the total value of urban construction project awards set to reach US$50.9 billion in 2017, according to BNC Network.
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.
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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