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
UAE. Deloitte signs collaboration agreement with Loliwe Integrated Rail Solutions; The GCC is currently at various stages of developing its rail connectivity among member states while developing country specific networks.
INTERNATIONAL. More than half of respondents (57%) plan deals in next 12 months; M&A activity set to pick up in 2017 despite new uncertainties, according to the latest EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer.
EGYPT. Latest JLL report discusses the potential effects of the IMF US$12bn credit facility; "We have witnessed strong demand this quarter in residential sales, especially resale units as local investors turn to real estate to mitigate currency risk."
UAE. According to the new report companies must regularly and systematically consider emerging risks to fueling innovation; Innovating without knowing the associated risk is a primary reason for failure in business.
UAE. Business leaders say listening to feedback from the market is the key to success for startups; avoid isolation, over protecting your idea, spending too much time and resources on perfecting an MVP; pace your growth with the resources you have in hand.
INTERNATIONAL. China has played a huge role in keeping global inflation low; As this reverts, expect prices to rise until they hit a demand wall; Upcoming recession necessary if markets are to realign with reality.
UAE. "The Digital Economy has the unique power to enhance our world: to enrich the urban experience, and drive cost savings for government agencies, multi-national companies, SMEs, as well as startups - and ultimately promote economic competitiveness."
UAE. Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker Index posted 55.1, down fractionally from 55.7 in August; On average in Q3 2016, the headline index signalled the fastest upturn in operating conditions across the non-oil private sector economy since Q1 2015.
UAE. Packaged solutions to help organisations adapt to economic changes such as VAT, diversification, digital innovation, and changing consumer sentiment to accelerate their growth; Offers access to digital subscription services with inbuilt flexibility.
UAE. Phidar Advisory releases its Dubai residential research note for the end of Q3 2016. The report shows that residential prices continued to drop in the third quarter of the year and projects further declines.
INTERNATIONAL. Jost Thöne, Stradivari expert and co-owner of VIOLIN ASSETS, offers input on this subject. The company makes high-quality historical and modern string instruments accessible as investments.