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UAE. Emirates, Dubai's flagship carrier, said the European Union's planned carbon emission scheme may cost it as much as US$1 billion over 10 years, as it joined others airlines in objecting to the tax. From January, airlines flying to or from Europe will have to buy permits from the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) for 15% of the carbon emissions produced during the entire flight. "It (the scheme) will have a very significant impact on Emirates," Andrew Parker, Emirates' senior vice president for industry and environmental affairs, said at a conference in Dubai. "It's safe to assume som
Posted: February 26, 2015
UAE. According to latest figures from ISC Research, there are now 1,329 English-medium international schools throughout the Middle East teaching 1.17million students.
Posted: February 26, 2015
Developed by A.T. Kearney, the study aims to provide a baseline for workforce evolution, share best practices and support the industry in shaping workplaces that take full advantage of gender diversity.
Posted: February 26, 2015
UAE. Global I.T. gurus to unravel dangers of cybercrimes at the 3rd Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference 2015; Middle East cybersecurity market to be worth USD9.56 billion by 2019.
Posted: February 26, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. SWIFT RMB Tracker shows RMB's activity share for documentary credit transactions increased to 9.43% in January 2015.
Posted: February 26, 2015
BAHRAIN. Rating decision reflects S&P's opinion that there is an almost certain likelihood that the company would receive timely and sufficient extraordinary support from the Bahraini government if needed.
Posted: February 26, 2015
UAE. IDEX this year saw more than 100,000 visitors and 159 delegates participating in the event and the conferences.
Posted: February 26, 2015
UAE. EMEA Finance recognises the breadth of debt, equity and M&A transactions in the UAE over the past 12 months.
Posted: February 26, 2015
UAE. Newly launched platform will allow SMEs in the healthcare sector access to affordable financing in one of the fastest growing sectors in the UAE.
Posted: February 26, 2015
UAE. Global energy group Total will blend and market an original brand of oil products targeting the construction machinery sector across the Middle East.
Posted: February 25, 2015
UAE. New investments to improve learning outcomes in the developing world; New literacy project seeks to improve literacy rates.
Posted: February 25, 2015
UAE. Experts agree attacks can have a "strong" negative impact on the UAE's businesses in new survey; F5 Networks: "The priority is to safeguard applications, services and the network without compromising legitimate traffic".
Posted: February 24, 2015
UAE. "ICE" app to create public awareness about the first response in case of emergency situations; Features include easy access to emergency guidelines, SOS distress messages and first aid hotline numbers.
Posted: February 24, 2015
Unmanned technology was the central focus of the third day of IDEX as a flying demonstration by many of the world's most sophisticated unmanned vehicles took to the skies.
Posted: February 24, 2015
UAE. ACCA and the IMA are encouraging the young UAE Emiratis to pursue ambitious and fulfilling careers, rather than just focusing on getting a job.
Posted: February 24, 2015
UAE. New smartphone brand co-founded by veteran marketer and former Apple CEO John Sculley; Six months since its Middle East launch, Obi Mobiles rises to 7th spot in smartphones sales in the UAE.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 27, 2015
UAE. In S&P's view, the sharp drop in oil prices since mid-2014 is likely to lead to weakening economic, external, and fiscal profiles for the region, particularly for the GCC.
date:Posted: February 26, 2015
UAE. Collinson Latitude report calls for travel brands to reinvent loyalty schemes as they unveil a new breed of traveller who demand more choice and flexibility.
date:Posted: February 26, 2015
UAE. New report's findings are based on Deloitte Global's review of data from a Facebook-commissioned global survey of 10,500 people who use social media.
BAHRAIN. During an interview with Euromoney Conferences, John Sfakianakis the GCC Regional Director at Ashmore Group, said the milestone decision to liberalise the Saudi Tadawul Index is extremely significant as investors will be able to gain exposure to a formidable oil economy by investing in its market.
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