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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: June 28, 2017
UAE. Global defence subsector grew by 2.1% to US$351.3 billion as military spending increases; European commercial aerospace grew by 6.7%, outpacing the US which only grew marginally by 1.3%, for second consecutive year.
Posted: June 27, 2017
UAE. NOMU is an alternative equity market to the Tadawul, aimed at smaller cap companies although provides the possibility for companies to transition to the main market after a period of time.
Posted: June 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Almost every day, there are constant reminders of the increasing scarcity of water and the importance of managing this essential natural resource in the face of ever increasing demands and degrading environmental conditions.
Posted: June 23, 2017
UAE. Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness; Dubai rises to Top 20; Abu Dhabi (23rd) and Riyadh (52nd) also rise in the ranking, though modestly.
Posted: June 22, 2017
OMAN. Landmark agreement to redevelop Oman's Port Sultan Qaboos into an integrated tourist port and lifestyle destination that includes hotels, residences, as well as a dining, retail and leisure offering.
Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. US exit from COP21 won't impact climate protection efforts; UAE opportunity to lead Middle East in growing renewable energy infrastructure.
Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. Lack of investor understanding is the biggest challenge to the growth of REITs in the country and region, according to latest CFA Society Emirates survey.
Posted: June 20, 2017
UAE. Retail Disruption - what's the outlook for the Middle East? Mobile, social customer engagement, secure platforms, loyalty and showroom experience cited as key investment themes for retailers this year.
Posted: June 19, 2017
UAE. Private wealth in the UAE is poised to reach almost US$0.8 trillion in the next five years; wealth held by ultra-high-net-worth households in the Emirates is expected to increase by 9.4 percent in the same period, BCG report reveals.
Posted: June 18, 2017
UAE. Private sector key to a fundamental restructuring of Saudi Arabia economy; US$1 trillion of projects planned or underway in the region's biggest projects market.
Posted: June 14, 2017
UAE. Startups took on average 7 years to exit from founding; E-commerce, Media and F&B were the hottest making up 55% of exits; 45% of startups exited to MENA based acquirers.
Posted: June 14, 2017
UAE. The premium for freehold communities is synonymous with gated communities; where freehold buildings have come up in leasehold areas, rental and price rates have gone up.
Posted: June 13, 2017
UAE. The positions of different authorities is evolving and shipping companies do not yet have a complete picture on which to base their contingency planning, but they should all take care to distinguish between official and unofficial news.
Posted: June 13, 2017
UAE. Digital government imperatives of the UAE: 92% of Emirati respondents believe online government services have improved since 2014.
Posted: June 12, 2017
UAE. What the financial sector can learn from the Wcry fallout is the importance of investing in a sound risk management framework that involves technology change management as well as updated software.

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date:Posted: June 28, 2017
UAE. Global defence subsector grew by 2.1% to US$351.3 billion as military spending increases; European commercial aerospace grew by 6.7%, outpacing the US which only grew marginally by 1.3%, for second consecutive year.
date:Posted: June 27, 2017
UAE. 38% of patients have trust in the system; 78% eager to use new technologies to make healthcare decisions.
date:Posted: June 27, 2017
UAE. NOMU is an alternative equity market to the Tadawul, aimed at smaller cap companies although provides the possibility for companies to transition to the main market after a period of time.
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