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: April 3, 2014
UAE. Industry leaders speaking at a London Business School thought leadership forum say the UAE retail sector could see an e-commerce explosion within the next few years; Euromonitor and Goldman Sachs estimate that 19% of total apparel retail in the MENA region will be online by 2030.
Posted: March 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. London Business School sees signs of unprecedented mobility; A startling 59% of respondents said they would have four or more careers, with two-fifths of those expecting to shift at least seven times.
Posted: March 25, 2014
UAE. New survey at GIBTM reveals that on average only 55% of regional meeting planners ranked price as the key driver when choosing a venue.
Posted: March 25, 2014
BAHRAIN. PineBridge brings growth capital and access to new markets to Romatem; Romatem to expand in growing physical therapy and rehabilitation sector.
Posted: March 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "In recent weeks, several high-profile appointments have been made. Yet, whilst progress is being made, women in the GCC represent one if its greatest untapped talent pools."
Posted: March 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The initiative involves the pursuit of fundamental research on risk allocation and goals-based wealth management.
Posted: March 19, 2014
UAE. Deloitte launches the 2014 Middle East Technology, Media and Telecommunications predictions report; Expected 15-20% hike in sports rights in the Middle East; 10 million Arabian "Massive Open Online Courses".
Posted: March 19, 2014
UAE. Only 61% of Dubai companies intended any increase to be for all employees, whereas 85% in Abu Dhabi said rises would be across the board.
Posted: March 19, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. According to an EY study presented at the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) 2014, GCC employers do not believe that the local education system prepares young people with the requisite skills, training and attitudes for the workplace.
Posted: March 18, 2014
QATAR. "We must not only educate and graduate students, we must also create the next generation of researchers, entrepreneurs, leaders and problem solvers."
Posted: March 17, 2014
UAE. Global Education Forum hears education must embrace demands of modern, global economy.
Posted: March 15, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Ministry of Health has allocated US$100 billion to a five year healthcare programme, with the intention of drawing on international best-practice to help provide top class, universal healthcare to its population.
Posted: March 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. New report details impact of Syrian refugees on growing water crisis, recommends urgent and coordinated infrastructure investments.
Posted: March 11, 2014
UAE. Global poll of senior academics recognises research reputation.
Posted: March 6, 2014
UAE. Dubai will require its residents and visitors to have compulsory health insurance from their employers or sponsors. Abu Dhabi has it already.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. "Adapt to Survive", a global study by PwC, commissioned by LinkedIn, reveals the economic impact of not having the right people in the right jobs.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
KUWAIT. For much of the past decade, international companies operating in the major projects sector have found Kuwait a challenging market in which to do business. However, there are good reasons to believe this year will be different.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The infrastructure bottlenecks need to be resolved urgently if the U.S as a whole is set to reap the benefits of the shale boom in the form of cheap and widely available gas.
INTERNATIONAL. Oman's plan to build a US$1 billion natural-gas pipeline from Iran is the latest sign that Saudi Arabia is failing to bind its smaller Gulf neighbours into a tighter bloc united in hostility to the Islamic Republic.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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