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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: 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.
Posted: June 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Oliver Wyman's Global Women in Financial Services report finds slow progress for women leaders in financial services; At current progress, female representation at executive committee level set to hit 30% in 2048.
Posted: June 10, 2016
UAE. "Smart water grid development would generate more data about water distribution and usage, and help GCC utilities to learn how to conserve and secure future water supply."
Posted: June 8, 2016
LEBANON: Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index posted the ninth steepest quarter-on-quarter decline on record and the ninth lowest level in 35 quarterly readings; the results show the sector continues to be affected by high levels of political uncertainty.
Posted: June 8, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. According to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), today, nearly 10% of Saudi Arabia's Generation Y don't watch TV at all; and, 51% of those in that very age group don't listen to the radio.

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date: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."
date:Posted: June 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 27% believe digitalization is the greatest disruptor to their core business.
date: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.
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."
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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