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: 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.
Posted: March 4, 2014
UAE. Healthcare delivery the Middle East dominated by public sector; Growing and aging population coupled with increasing total healthcare expenditures per capita boosting industry growth.
Posted: February 27, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. BMJ the publisher of the British Medical Journal will improve healthcare outcomes in Kingdom with its award-winning online educational resources.
Posted: February 26, 2014
UAE. Nine UAE Universities amongst regional finalists who will pitch social enterprise startups in quest of US$1 million start-up funding at world's biggest social entrepreneurship event.
Posted: February 24, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Roundtable chaired by keynote speaker Dr. Benoit Leleux, a professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at IMD Business School in Switzerland.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 17, 2014
KUWAIT. According to a newly released report by Kuwait Finance House Research, the global sukuk market saw a modest volume of US$31.14 billion in new sukuk issuances in 1Q2014. This volume represents a drop of 9.82% compared to US$34.53 billion worth of issuances in 1Q13.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. "A similar drop to 2013 is unlikely. Those who wanted to get out of gold did, and the rest of 2014 will probably be a year of sideways trading."
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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