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: July 4, 2014
UAE. New book by Professors Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine provides a transformative framework to spur strategic growth and disrupt industries.
Posted: July 3, 2014
UAE. Growth driven by population growth, increasing number of expatriates, the rising importance of high-quality education in the society and an acknowledgement by governments for the need for an education system capable of producing industry-ready graduates.
Posted: July 1, 2014
UAE. Dubai Expo 2020 and the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar will see employers in the region demanding particular skill sets, according to Experts speaking at London Business School event.
Posted: July 1, 2014
OMAN. Organized by OAPGRC in partnership with Dhofar University and the Indian Ocean Rim Association's Regional Centre for Science and Technology Transfer, the Salalah Declaration aims to enhance regional medicinal plant co-operation through high-profile events and annual joint activities.
Posted: June 30, 2014
QATAR. Known as Simlead, the Thales Leadership Simulator is an innovative training environment developed on the basis of the Thales helicopter flight simulator.
Posted: June 30, 2014
BAHRAIN. "We are delighted with the very positive returns we have generated from our investment in the business, benefiting investors in the Arcapita Ventures I fund."
Posted: June 30, 2014
UAE. "Such devices do not really address the emotional and intellectual development of the child, but simply provide a temporary form of distraction over the real cause of their stress."
Posted: June 27, 2014
UAE. The Group will continue to hold 34% equity in Globalpharma. This transaction yielded a healthy IRR of 26% over a 10-year period for DI.
Posted: June 20, 2014
EGYPT. Abraaj to acquire stake in Egypt's largest K-12 private schools group with a focus on the provision of affordable high quality education; Growth capital investment will help CIRA's expansion in the tertiary education sector in Egypt.
Posted: June 19, 2014
EGYPT. Abraaj to acquire Cairo Medical Center, a leading 177 bed hospital in East Cairo; Plan to upgrade facilities and invest in medical technology and staff training to meet increasing demand for quality healthcare.
Posted: June 19, 2014
UAE. Combined revenues for the top 500 stand at US$383.67 billion, while net profits reach US$71.68 billion; Industrials sector records the highest volume of companies with 107 entries.
Posted: June 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. It has become increasingly apparent that a portfolio that seems to be well-balanced in terms of dollar contributions can be extremely concentrated in terms of risk contributions.
Posted: June 15, 2014
TUNISIA. University governance is particularly relevant in the MENA region where youth unemployment rates are higher than in any other region in the world - 21% in the Middle East and 25% in North Africa.
Posted: June 14, 2014
UAE. The projected growth of manpower demand within the UAE's retail sector results from exponential growth across the industry as a whole; The UAE is the most mature retail market in the GCC.
Posted: June 12, 2014
UAE. A sudden rise in the cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is now causing concern across the rest of the world. The number of cases has doubled in just one month, and around 30% of those infected by the virus have died.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 29, 2014
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
date:Posted: August 28, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Arabian index is the region's most diverse capital market due to its size and maturity; Jadwa Investment views the opening up of the Tadawul as an overall positive but believes a cautious and considered path to reform is the best way forward, much like the Chinese example.
date:Posted: August 28, 2014
LEBANON. The results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index show a marginal improvement in January and February, picking up pace in March and April, and regressing in May and June 2014.
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
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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