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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: March 5, 2015
UAE. Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait all ranked in the top 10, with the three nations performing especially well on the basis of their propensity to spend on imported luxury goods and healthy appetite for premium travel.
Posted: March 4, 2015
UAE. The strong fiscal positions of most GCC sovereigns curb the need for debt or sukuk issuance to meet financing needs for infrastructure projects or deficits.
Posted: March 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Cost savings, peace of mind and security are key factors driving growth of wireless connected devices; 89% of people want to connect all their devices in the future.
Posted: March 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. This isn't about Netanyahu and Obama, and both know it. It is about the reconfiguration of a region the US cannot subdue and cannot leave. It is the essence of great power strategy: creating a balance of power in which the balancers are trapped into playing a role they don't want.
Posted: March 3, 2015
UAE. According to a poll of over Gulf-based 100 healthcare professionals, 84% of respondents believe the UAE is the number one in terms of being a viable home for companies looking to invest in the Gulf with the aim of transferring knowledge.
Posted: March 2, 2015
UAE. Fiscal pressures on GCC economies are mounting with dropping oil prices accelerating the need to broaden and strengthen non-oil revenues, according to a new ICAEW report.
Posted: March 2, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Banks in Bahrain and Oman are vulnerable indirectly through the potential drop in investments and economic growth, and Nigeria is vulnerable directly through its banking system's significant overall exposure to the oil sector.
Posted: March 2, 2015
UAE. Paul Sharma explores the changing regulatory landscape at Capital Club Dubai: "Simply complying with the rules is, while still fundamental, no longer the main concern. What regulators are now more concerned with is whether or not an institution's actions present a risk to their regulatory objectives."
Posted: March 1, 2015
UAE. "In the next five years, the UAE will see more sophisticated and segmented offerings to adapt to different customers' needs and maximise sales in each. This approach will range from luxury brands to mid-range and low-end value retail alike."
Posted: March 1, 2015
BAHRAIN. In February, the government began enforcing the registration of tenancy agreements; For the first time the rights of tenants and landlords have been formalised in writing.
Posted: February 26, 2015
BAHRAIN. During an interview with Euromoney Conferences, John Sfakianakis the GCC Regional Director at Ashmore Group, said the milestone decision to liberalise the Saudi Tadawul Index is extremely significant as investors will be able to gain exposure to a formidable oil economy by investing in its market.
Posted: February 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The "connected passenger" has become a reality, but global usage rates indicate passengers have been slow to adopt new airline and airport mobile services when traveling.
Posted: February 24, 2015
UAE. A.T. Kearney to become Knowledge Partner for the 8th Edition of the Global Innovation Index; Providing the right innovation frameworks, management tools and building local capabilities plays a key role in energizing creative individuals, SMEs, large corporations and governments.
Posted: February 23, 2015
UAE. 83% of UAE employees believe the gratuity does not provide enough funds to cover retirement expenses; Only one in five employees plan to use their gratuity towards their retirement costs.
Posted: February 23, 2015
UAE. In the UAE, 38% of the employees think that their organization seeks opinions or suggestions from them and 34% think they act on employee's suggestions. Only 32% agree that their company's management involves employees in decisions that affect them.

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date:Posted: March 5, 2015
UAE. Regional chemicals companies should capitalize on the opportunity to acquire international chemicals assets as a result of divestitures, says A. T. Kearney.
date:Posted: March 5, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. US companies remain optimistic, but worry about China's economic slowdown, pace of reform and perceptions of regulatory bias against international companies.
date:Posted: March 5, 2015
UAE. Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait all ranked in the top 10, with the three nations performing especially well on the basis of their propensity to spend on imported luxury goods and healthy appetite for premium travel.
UAE. Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait all ranked in the top 10, with the three nations performing especially well on the basis of their propensity to spend on imported luxury goods and healthy appetite for premium travel.
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