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UAE. Nada al Qassimi was the head of media and marketing at the Dubai Health Authority when the company hired to run the campaign on diabetes botched the job. Having seen too many companies, especially foreign ones, run bad campaigns because of the lack of understanding of the local culture, she decided to open her own company, Two 12, in the midst of the recession in March 2008, to provide better marketing and advertising services to organisations in the UAE. Over in Abu Dhabi, Ziad al Khaja and Abboud al Braiki of Visual Advertising created the city’s first roadside recycling bins that g
Posted: September 27, 2016
UAE. The report predicts that residential sale prices will decline further in Dubai for the balance of 2016, but that this rate of decline will slow, as value and affordability returns to the market.
Posted: September 26, 2016
UAE. According to The Boston Consulting Group, today, 7% of all FinTech companies in the Middle East and Africa are concentrated in the GCC.
Posted: September 26, 2016
UAE. The two main markets of the UAE continued to lure investors with relatively affordable prices and attractive rental returns on investment, with Dubai recording real estate transactions worth an impressive $43 billion by the end of August 2016.
Posted: September 21, 2016
QATAR. QNB Group publishes its Qatar Economic Insight September 2016 report; The report examines the outlook for the Qatari economy as it continues its strong growth based on non-hydrocarbon investment spending.
Posted: September 21, 2016
UAE. The current state of the Dubai market is in flux implying that we have reached an inflection point - a strong indicator of change in the market cycles and sentiment.
Posted: September 20, 2016
UAE. CIMA members and students in the UAE are confident about their career progression; Average monthly earning among qualified members in the UAE reach US$9,200.
Posted: September 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. New A.M. Best report notes that the majority of markets are open with few restrictions on operations, with continued market liberalisation and the gradual removal of sanctions from Iran expected to yield further opportunities for reinsurers.
Posted: September 20, 2016
UAE. The study finds that while women continue to make progress within investment management, much more needs to be done to ease the global bottleneck that is preventing their full and equitable advancement within the profession.
Posted: September 19, 2016
UAE. Supply chain risk across the MENA region climbed to 4.406 from 4.371 during the second quarter of 2016, according to the CIPS Risk Index report; Global risk climbed to 80.8, a level not seen since 2013.
Posted: September 19, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Both Riyadh and Jeddah are ranked lower quartile in this year's Sustainable Cities Index report from Arcadis finishing in 76th and 81st place respectively.
Posted: September 17, 2016
UAE. According to a new YouGov survey, 91% of UAE residents are aware of the location-based reality game Pokémon GO, but will Pokémon fever catch on in the Emirates?
Posted: September 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Digital disruption should support future economic growth in Africa, but the reach and benefits of growth need to be more evenly spread; The sharing economy can enable home-grown entrepreneurs to expand their businesses.
Posted: September 16, 2016
UAE. Dubai the most sustainable city in the Middle East, although no GCC city finishes in top half; Study indicates significant disparities across region and all cities struggle with environmental issues.
Posted: September 15, 2016
UAE. Dubai positioned itself as the frontrunner of creativity and innovation in the region. Government support in the form of funding resulted in a favourable environment for artists and entrepreneurs.
Posted: September 14, 2016
UAE. HolidayMe survey: Family vacations top choice followed by couples- and friends-only holidays with a maximum per person spend of US$680 (85.3%).

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date:Posted: September 27, 2016
UAE. The report predicts that residential sale prices will decline further in Dubai for the balance of 2016, but that this rate of decline will slow, as value and affordability returns to the market.
date:Posted: September 26, 2016
UAE. According to The Boston Consulting Group, today, 7% of all FinTech companies in the Middle East and Africa are concentrated in the GCC.
date:Posted: September 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The switch to renewable energy has already been flicked. Smart utilities willing to drive change will prosper - but it's going to take the turning off of a lot of old paradigms to do so.
UAE. The report predicts that residential sale prices will decline further in Dubai for the balance of 2016, but that this rate of decline will slow, as value and affordability returns to the market.
INTERNATIONAL. Jost Thöne, Stradivari expert and co-owner of VIOLIN ASSETS, offers input on this subject. The company makes high-quality historical and modern string instruments accessible as investments.
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