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: 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.
Posted: February 24, 2014
JORDAN. Jordanian University students translate popular software education tool into Arabic; The project, which took four months to complete, was managed by the Oracle Academy and Carnegie Mellon University.
Posted: February 22, 2014
UAE. Masdar Institute has become one of only a few academic institutions worldwide providing cutting-edge semiconductor designs for manufacturing, what is known in the industry as a "tape-out", with support from GLOBALFOUNDRIES.
Posted: February 19, 2014
UAE. "Start-up 100 Winners" from London Business School's enterprise "Incubator" buck regional trend with plans for Middle East online expansion.
Posted: February 18, 2014
UAE. "To attract and retain talent, business needs to show Millennials it is innovative and in tune with their world view," says Rana Ghandour Salhab, Deloitte Middle East.
Posted: February 13, 2014
UAE. Moody's believes that whilst the law will encourage the acceleration of premium expansion, strict regulations could impair this business line's potential to increase insurers' profits.
Posted: February 12, 2014
UAE. Team from Hult International Business School will represent the UAE in the International Case Competition being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Posted: February 10, 2014
UAE. 8.5 million children remain excluded - many of them girls from poor communities or children affected by conflict; More than half of primary school age children not learning while in school.
Posted: February 7, 2014
MOROCCO. Abdelaziz Adnane has tried to clean up a public health system - which he has run since 2006 - by taking on fraud and finding ways to lower the prices of medicine.
Posted: February 3, 2014
UAE. While devastating conflict in Syria enters a third year and unrest escalates from Egypt to Iraq, the tremors of crisis are being felt across the Arab world. And as normal life halts, schooling is abandoned.
Posted: January 29, 2014
UAE. MOU signed for Joint Venture development with Dubai Healthcare City at Arab Health expo to develop approximately one million square feet mixed-use project at an estimated cost of around AED 800 million.
Posted: January 27, 2014
UAE. Findings of the paper will be presented at Arab Health Exhibition & Congress; Overeating now causes more health issues than hunger, with chronic diseases such as diabetes rising due to high blood pressure, poor diet, smoking and lack of physical activity.
Posted: January 27, 2014
UAE. Record breaking visitor numbers expected at Arab Health Exhibition & Congress as 400 additional exhibitors are showcased in the new hall.
Posted: January 27, 2014
UAE. As part of the Emiratization plan, the UAE introduced rules in 2005 that required banks and insurance companies to increase their Emirati workforce every year, by as much as 5%. Many employers meet the quota by granting "scholarships" to students who are then listed as employees.
Posted: January 23, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The consolidated net income for twelve months ended December 31, 2013 was US$198 million, compared to the net income of US$188.5 million for the same period in 2012, representing an increase of 5.0%.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 19, 2014
UAE. Key sectors driving growth in the housing market are the tourism, hospitality, education and healthcare sectors, which is translating into robust population growth and demand.
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.
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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