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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: August 24, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. With disruptive technologies changing the way people move around, new EY report recommends governments look to citizen behaviour as the starting point for developing sustainable transport policy.
Posted: August 24, 2016
UAE. 92% of polled GCC SMEs already on social media; Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn driving unprecedented customer engagement for Arab SMEs, according to new Orient Planet Research report.
Posted: August 23, 2016
UAE. EY: The MENA region witnessed six IPOs in Q2 2016, collectively raising US$397.2m, a 40% decrease in volume and 81% decrease in value compared to Q2 2015.
Posted: August 23, 2016
UAE. The GCC Trade Mark Law is a unified law dealing with the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of trade marks across each of the GCC member states.
Posted: August 22, 2016
UAE. Well-established big-name brands perform well in the region, and tourism is a major driver of sales in Dubai. Although the region is likely to feel the impact of political unrest as well as global economic uncertainty, further growth is expected overall.
Posted: August 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Q2 2016 holds all-time record for deals valued at or above $US1 billion; ranks third in highest value ever for global technology M&A; global tech deal making is on track to break 2015's record pace by Q3 2016.
Posted: August 22, 2016
UAE. Regional markets should take a positive view going into the new week as Brent sends confident signals that hit the US$50 mark over the weekend.
Posted: August 19, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Unless distrust, insecurity, and illusions are first addressed, no incentives- however sweeping and compelling- will motivate Israel and the Palestinians to make the critical concessions needed to reach a peace agreement.
Posted: August 18, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. At the current level, KSA is amongst the 12 countries globally to reach or exceed a score of 100, which is the optimism benchmark; UAE scores 109, a five-point increase.
Posted: August 18, 2016
UAE. Close to 66% of respondents in Dubai expect their businesses to grow headcount in the coming year, according to Citi's latest mid-market corporate survey.
Posted: August 17, 2016
UAE. New A.T. Kearney study forecasts US$560 billion market volume by 2035; New revenue streams and competing market segments expected; "We are seeing some Middle East countries making moves to embrace smart cities, with autonomous cars a major part of that evolution."
Posted: August 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A winning business strategy will be built on cross-industry platforms, deeper alliances, and more collaborative operating models.
Posted: August 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The global distribution of outlooks deteriorated in the first half of 2016 as Negative Outlooks (22%) far outweighed Positives (5%), a level not seen since 2009.
Posted: August 15, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Study found that growing up in an age of austerity, surrounded by job fears and escalating tuition fees, has meant that almost eight out of 10 students (79%) graduating this year considered the job market before selecting their area of study.
Posted: August 14, 2016
UAE. According to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group, almost half (47%) of consumers in the UAE are ready to pay a premium for a fully self-driving car.

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date:Posted: August 24, 2016
UAE. 71% of respondents think Brexit will not impact Dubai's competitiveness as a global financial centre.
date:Posted: August 24, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. With disruptive technologies changing the way people move around, new EY report recommends governments look to citizen behaviour as the starting point for developing sustainable transport policy.
date:Posted: August 24, 2016
UAE. 92% of polled GCC SMEs already on social media; Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn driving unprecedented customer engagement for Arab SMEs, according to new Orient Planet Research report.
INTERNATIONAL. With disruptive technologies changing the way people move around, new EY report recommends governments look to citizen behaviour as the starting point for developing sustainable transport policy.
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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