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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: February 5, 2019
UAE. This year's theme, ‘Together for a better internet’, encapsulates a lot of the discussion we are seeing around online safety and cybersecurity.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. The report examines the performance of Dubai's real estate market in 2018 and forecasts the changes in the hospitality, residential, office, retail and industrial and logistics markets in 2019.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. Sharper expansions in output and new orders recorded; New order receipts helped by discounting as charges reduced for fourth month running; Rate of job creation remains muted.
Posted: February 4, 2019
UAE. Deal value jumped to US$26.76 billion in 2018, from US$15.86 billion in 2017; M&A deal volume in the region up by 15 deals, to 148 transactions; UAE transactions lead the charge with US$10.4 billion in deals; Energy, Consumer and Infrastructure sectors could dominate deal-making in 2019.
Posted: February 1, 2019
UAE. Series of activities in Downtown Dubai including roaming performers; A highlight of the celebration is the special laser and LED shows on the iconic Burj Khalifa on February 4, 5 and 6, every day at 8pm.
Posted: January 31, 2019
UAE. This is the global sandbox initiative by the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) that ADGM served as one of the founding financial regulator-members.
Posted: January 31, 2019
UAE. Sophos released a report that delves into Matrix ransomware; Primary means of access is through firewalls that have the Remote Desktop Protocol enabled; Targeted ransomware attacks are gaining in prominence.
Posted: January 30, 2019
UAE. Email phishing and business email compromises (also known as BEC or CEO fraud) are among the biggest challenges that organizations are facing in 2019.
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. Only 28% of regional CEOs were 'very confident' on revenue growth in the next 12 months; 43% of Middle CEOs expect headcount to fall; Saudi and Egypt identified as top markets with highest growth potential in 2019.
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. US$4.53 trillion in revenues generated by Top 250 global retailers; The global economy is at a turning point.
Posted: January 28, 2019
UAE. JP Morgan EMBI inclusion likely to attract more than US$30 billion in inflows to GCC bonds; Local and hard currency issuance from MENA reached US$145 billion in 2018; Fund managers see regional bonds as attractive compared to EM peers; financial sector subordinated papers prove popular.
Posted: January 28, 2019
UAE. Another positive week across major asset classes, with a patient Fed and US shutdown ending; Companies are releasing Q4 earnings and updating their 2019 guidance; FOMC meeting will be key to keep the positive tone of January.
Posted: January 27, 2019
UAE. The latest Q4 edition of Global Economic Conditions (GECS) survey from ACCA found overall economic confidence higher in Q4, recovering some of the ground lost in Q3.
Posted: January 26, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. A good leader can operate in both the fast and slow lane - prizing the privilege of developing, inspiring, and growing together over time with people, while navigating the fast-paced pressure of a changing world.
Posted: January 25, 2019
UAE. Deloitte Football Money League reveals the top 20 highest earning football clubs for the 2017/18 season, with combined revenues growing to US$9.95bn, a new record; FC Barcelona climb one place to second; A record six English clubs feature in the top 10.

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date:Posted: February 18, 2019
UAE.The report found that IT groups have once again stated cybersecurity skills represents the biggest area they experience a problematic skills shortage; percentage of IT groups experiencing this problematic shortage has grown year-over year.
date:Posted: February 15, 2019
UAE. Digital transformation requires successful orchestration of technology across the organization and there is nobody better suited to lead this than the CIO, explains Paul Potgieter, Managing Director - UAE, Dimension Data.
date:Posted: February 13, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. OBG Business Barometer -KSA CEO Survey 2019: Results suggest that reforms and changing demographics are bringing new dynamism.
UAE.The report found that IT groups have once again stated cybersecurity skills represents the biggest area they experience a problematic skills shortage; percentage of IT groups experiencing this problematic shortage has grown year-over year.
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