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Posted: 01-08-2011
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: July 26, 2016
UAE. New report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank Group seeks to unlock private sector potential by addressing constraints.
Posted: July 25, 2016
UAE. Latest research by Regus shows that workers crave flexibility and the well-being it brings them; access to locations closer to work mean more time with families.
Posted: July 25, 2016
UAE. After 18 months of relatively stable conditions with the lack of demand growth being matched by minimal growth in supply, the market is now starting to show initial signs of declining performance, according to JLL
Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The botched coup was nothing but, as he put it, "a gift from God" to purge what is left of Turkey's democracy and cleanse the army and judiciary in order to ensure the total subordination of all institutions to his whims.
Posted: July 22, 2016
EGYPT. Although rental values have continued to remain volatile, the demand for rental units especially in New Cairo is surging, according to JLL's latest report.
Posted: July 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. PwC's real GDP growth projections for the UK revised down; Potential loss of passporting a challenge for London.
Posted: July 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Robust global M&A despite market volatility and geopolitical uncertainty; Digital to drive future deals as 67% of executives plan to buy new capabilities, according to new EY study.
Posted: July 20, 2016
UAE. The Middle East is catching up with the rest of the world in terms of data growth and digitization, according to Deloitte's latest report.
Posted: July 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Geopolitics has become less about ideology and more about supply and demand, with policies shaped by the highest bidder. In such a world, the West must do more than pontificate about values. It has to get its act together, argues Parag Khanna.
Posted: July 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. New BT and KPMG report warns of emerging threats from profit-orientated and highly organised cyber-criminal enterprises; 47% admit that they don't have a strategy in place to prevent it.
Posted: July 19, 2016
UAE. Key digital solutions - including sales and service transformation, mobile payments, analytics, video advice, and cybersecurity - drive more than 90% of the value for retail banks.
Posted: July 18, 2016
UAE. "Overall there is a slight probability of British investors being negatively impacted by the devaluation of the British Pound following Britain's decision to exit the European Union," according to JLL
Posted: July 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Bloomberg Commodity Index retains its ytd 10% gain; Softness creeps in to energy commodities; Rallies in oil and natural gas ran out of steam; Gold trading lower for the first time in seven weeks.
Posted: July 15, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Stock markets received a welcome boost following the Bank of England's decision not to change interest rates; China's better than expected GDP results alleviated concerns over slowing economic growth in the world's second largest economy.
Posted: July 13, 2016
UAE. Deloitte and IRTI launch new Islamic Finance insights series; Implementing change strategies to reinvent the value proposition of the Islamic financial services industry is high on the agenda.

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date:Posted: July 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. For leaders who seek to create lasting peace, there is a solution known in military circles as Invincible Defense Technology (IDT); It comes from the fields of social sciences and quantum unified field theory.
date:Posted: July 26, 2016
UAE. KPMG survey reveals that companies who want to keep in front of change and secure competitive advantage are transforming themselves into fully integrated omni businesses.
date:Posted: July 26, 2016
UAE. New report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank Group seeks to unlock private sector potential by addressing constraints.
INTERNATIONAL. As smart devices are becoming autonomous, chief information security officers are being required to adopt new mechanisms and approaches to trust.
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