Healthcare & Education

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Posted: 28-07-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Rising health care costs, coupled with the current state of the economy, have prompted many consumers across the globe to delay care, alter household spending and worry about their ability to pay for future health care costs according to the 4th annual Deloitte Center for Health Solutions “2011 Survey of Health Care Consumers.” “We have been examining consumers’ interactions with the health care system since 2008. A new trend has emerged this year suggesting that economic uncertainty has clearly altered spending habits with many consumers reporting an impact
Posted: August 21, 2014
UAE. Transformation achieved in P2P practices led SEHA to significant savings and helped establish a basis for further enhancement and automation.
Posted: August 21, 2014
UAE. Employers worldwide step up investments in workers' wellness; 78% report strong priority to create a culture of health.
Posted: August 21, 2014
UAE. "In theory, patients can be quickly identified and isolated, but under fragile healthcare systems, and failing infrastructure, protection is not that simple. But there are ways to rebuff it."
Posted: August 14, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Gulf nations should work together to "respond to any emergency situation" and organize "preventive and precautionary measures including travel bans and refusal of entry visas and work permits."
Posted: August 12, 2014
UAE. "The benefits of customer-funding are far more than just the freedom from heavy loans and interfering investors. Entrepreneurs must realise that their top priority - at least during the early days - is to find paying customers, not to raise capital."
Posted: August 8, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. West Africa's raging epidemic of Ebola virus is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
Posted: August 7, 2014
UAE. The meticulously developed QIAL program focuses on internal audit leadership skills, organisational abilities, ethics, innovation and change; KPMG is investing in innovation and training to enhance client servicing and adapt to market needs.
Posted: August 7, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. White paper published by MBA graduates of Harvard Business School in collaboration with Growthgate Capital, suggests that many of the beliefs surrounding the impact of PE firms, such as job destruction and an excessive focus on short-term profitability, do not hold.
Posted: August 6, 2014
UAE. It is said that education is the best investment you can make for yourself and for your children. The affluent population in the Middle East appear to agree. They are also amongst the most digitally plugged-in in the world.
Posted: August 6, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. A Saudi Arabian man suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus during a recent business trip to Sierra Leone died early on Wednesday in Jeddah, the Health Ministry said.
Posted: August 6, 2014
UAE. Registration opens for information security training event hosting four six-day courses focusing on security essentials, auditing, testing and detection of threats and intrusion.
Posted: August 5, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. GE revenues exceed US$5.2 billion across 30 African countries in 2013; Africa has emerged as the most promising growth region for GE
Posted: August 4, 2014
UAE. Consolidated total income increased by AED 500 million (US$136.2) as compared to H1 2013.
Posted: August 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Long-term infrastructure debt poses a significant pricing challenge with no market prices, private cash flow data scattered amongst originators, and covenant structures creating "embedded options" that are not taken into account in standard valuation models.
Posted: July 28, 2014
UAE. For every dirham spent, four dirhams could be gained on reduced absenteeism and increased productivity.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. By 2040, Africa will experience faster economic growth than any other region and is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world; By 2030 Dar es Salaam and Luanda could have bigger populations than London has now.
date:Posted: August 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The report found there are 15 million middle-class households in 11 of sub-Saharan Africa's top economies this year, up from 4.6 million in 2000 and 2.4 million in 1990, an increase of 230% over 14 years.
date:Posted: August 21, 2014
UAE. "The establishment of QIFs aimed at sophisticated, high-net worth investors is a welcome development which reflects the fact that a one size fits all approach to regulation is not appropriate."
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia set out draft proposals on foreign-shareholder limits as one of the world's most restricted stock markets prepares to open its doors for the first time to investors outside the region.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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