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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: June 29, 2016
UAE. With the end of the school year imminent, this article explores some of the issues relating to termination of employment in the education sector, both by the education institution and by the employee.
Posted: June 28, 2016
UAE. Acknowledged as a generational disruptive force, blockchain can protect and enable Smart City development and digital transaction systems; Plays important role in incubating regional start-ups ecosystem; Provides support for industries such as healthcare, transport, finance.
Posted: June 28, 2016
UAE. Private wealth in the UAE is projected to post a compound annual growth rate of 14.1% to reach almost $1 trillion in 2020; over the next five years, private wealth held by ultra-high-net-worth households in the Emirates is also expected to increase by a staggering 20%.
Posted: June 27, 2016
UAE. Global mobile usage intensifies, fueled by increased device penetration. Smartphone and tablet penetration are all increasing, with wearables experiencing the highest growth rate with roughly 10 percent global penetration - nearly doubling ownership rates from last year.
Posted: June 23, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
Posted: June 22, 2016
UAE. A new generation of young, highly motivated and mostly well-educated men and women is ready to take over leadership of their family businesses, according to new Deloitte report.
Posted: June 21, 2016
UAE. "This Deloitte study is unique because it provides an exclusive perspective on the issues boards of directors in the region are currently facing."
Posted: June 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. People worry that their employer may use the data against them and not for their benefit, according to new PwC research.
Posted: June 20, 2016
UAE. Need to ensure right knowledge, systems and processes are in place; The envisaged system is a standard fully-fledged VAT system that will apply at 5% across the GCC.
Posted: June 20, 2016
UAE. The MEA region will see a 6-fold growth in IP traffic - (CAGR of 41%) from 2015-2020; Internet traffic in 2020 will be equivalent to 527x the volume of the entire Internet in the region in 2005; Mobile data traffic will grow 15-fold from 2015 to 2020 (CAGR of 71%) - 2 times faster growth than fixed IP traffic.
Posted: June 17, 2016
UAE. ACCA addresses the financial literacy skills gap with a new guide for anyone starting their own business, new to financial management or simply seeking to improve their knowledge.
Posted: June 16, 2016
UAE. Whereas businesses were likely to consider human capital, reputation and customer capital as the assets with most strategic value, in 2016 innovation has started to take the lead.
Posted: June 15, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. "The new law will result in a fundamental change in Saudi Arabia's real estate market and help stimulate further development to address the severe shortage of middle income housing".
Posted: June 14, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Almost half (48%) of insurers fear that up to 20% of their business could be lost to standalone FinTech companies within the next five years
Posted: June 13, 2016
UAE. The recent statement that has permeated the Dubai zeitgeist is the diversification of the economy into different sectors and away from real estate.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 29, 2016
UAE. With the end of the school year imminent, this article explores some of the issues relating to termination of employment in the education sector, both by the education institution and by the employee.
date:Posted: June 28, 2016
UAE. Acknowledged as a generational disruptive force, blockchain can protect and enable Smart City development and digital transaction systems; Plays important role in incubating regional start-ups ecosystem; Provides support for industries such as healthcare, transport, finance.
date:Posted: June 28, 2016
UAE. Private wealth in the UAE is projected to post a compound annual growth rate of 14.1% to reach almost $1 trillion in 2020; over the next five years, private wealth held by ultra-high-net-worth households in the Emirates is also expected to increase by a staggering 20%.
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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