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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 28, 2016
LIBYA. Libyan strategic projects set to soar after Libyan Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) appoints PwC as its strategic advisor.
Posted: July 28, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. General softening of the residential market this quarter, with a marginal decline in both rentals in Riyadh and sale prices in Jeddah, according to JLL's latest report.
Posted: July 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The specific technologies that will have the biggest impact on each industry will vary, but PwC analysis identifies the "Essential Eight" which will have the most cross-industry and global impact over the coming years.
Posted: July 27, 2016
UAE. Apartments in Discovery Gardens yield 10.2%; Villas in the Springs 6.4%; Residential sales and rental markets relatively flat; Outlook for rental demand weak.
Posted: July 27, 2016
UAE. "The strong US dollar is one of the biggest barriers to a Dubai real estate recovery now. Unfortunately, a strong dollar also is usually associated with a low oil price, signifying a double hit to the market."
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.

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date:Posted: July 28, 2016
LIBYA. Libyan strategic projects set to soar after Libyan Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) appoints PwC as its strategic advisor.
date:Posted: July 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. "The move will also improve investor confidence and make Bahrain an attractive place to work and live in."
date:Posted: July 28, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "Move fast" and "Agility" have become the new business mantras, yet in a world where volatility is the new norm, thinking deeply enough and long enough will allow us to come up with something truly differentiated.
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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