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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: 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.
Posted: February 22, 2015
UAE. Research by The Boston Consulting Group and the World Federation of People Management Associations drew survey responses from more than 3,500 executives across various industries in more than 100 countries, including the United Arab Emirates.
Posted: February 21, 2015
UAE. Four people suffered minor injuries according to police; No criminal act suspected, investigation under way; Glass and metal rain down to ground and nearby road .
Posted: February 20, 2015
UAE. New global PayPal study reveals 57% of UAE online shoppers surveyed have bought via a Smartphone in the past 12 months; UAE Smartphone users opt for app purchases over mobile browsers for online shopping; 61% of UAE smartphone shoppers are aged between 30 and 49.
Posted: February 18, 2015
UAE. Ashridge Business School Middle East research reveals opportunities to harness workforce strengths; Opportunities for managers to adopt different leadership styles and support soft skills development to create a work environment that enables ambitious young Gulf nationals to thrive.
Posted: February 18, 2015
UAE. 2015 Global aerospace and defence industry to grow around 3%; Deloitte report signals continued strength of commercial aerospace from rising passenger travel demand and production of next generation fuel-efficient aircrafts.
Posted: February 17, 2015
UAE. In 2015 the majority of businesses expect to increase salaries by a maximum of 5%; Working professionals believe their monthly salaries will jump by over 10% this year, according to the Hays GCC 2015 Salary & Employment report, just published.
Posted: February 17, 2015
UAE. Strong performance in 2014 with villa sales prices up 16%, apartments 15%; Rental rates increase by 10%, and 9% for apartments, villas respectively, according to latest Asteco report.
Posted: February 16, 2015
UAE. Private wealth doubled in the GCC growing 17.5% per year between 2010-2014; Saudi Arabia and the UAE control 74% of the region's private wealth; Affluent segment is the fastest-growing wealth segment in the GCC.

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date:Posted: March 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. China returned from their week long new year celebrations while the dollar resumed its ascent on a combination of stronger US data and the soon-to-begin period of quantitative easing in Europe.
date:Posted: March 1, 2015
QATAR. The risk of a Greek exit is remote, but even if it happens, it poses less risks to the global economy than it did in 2012; Other items to dominate the foreseeable global economic agenda.
date: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."
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."
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