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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: July 2, 2015
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
Posted: June 30, 2015
UAE. The best thing governments can do to help entrepreneurs in the Middle East is to encourage professional development through education and apprenticeships, rather than through hiring quotas.
Posted: June 29, 2015
UAE. Risk management must respond to "the new normal", an environment of continual regulatory change and ever more demanding expectations, according to the latest Deloitte Global risk management survey.
Posted: June 28, 2015
UAE. According to a new study from The Boston Consulting Group, a "monster" of complexity and inefficiency has devoured a significant portion of the value created by the region's E&P industry in the past decade.
Posted: June 25, 2015
UAE. Regional digital markets to add US$820 billion and create 4.4 million jobs in 6 years; Strategy& outlines six steps to combat cyber-crime in MENA.
Posted: June 24, 2015
UAE. Global index ranks countries best equipped to respond to accelerating political, economic and social change; Diversification of the UAE economy, large scale infrastructure development, improved transport and technological innovation a contributing factor.
Posted: June 23, 2015
UAE. Female CIOs expect to increase their budgets by 2.4% in 2015, whereas male CIOs report average increases of just 0.8%; Survey findings suggests female CIOs are more risk-aware than male CIOs.
Posted: June 23, 2015
UAE. Middle East employers are realising the value they can reap from a healthy workforce and consequently understand the role of health and wellness strategies in their employee value proposition.
Posted: June 23, 2015
UAE. Values peaked in June 2014 at 113 points, then returned to 100 points in March 2015, displaying a maturing market price correction within a span of just over a year, according to the ValuStrat Price Index (VPI).
Posted: June 22, 2015
UAE. Additional supply and lesser demand on the UAE property market this year is likely to result in a moderate 10% to 20% correction in Dubai residential real estate price; The diversifying economy, positive demographics, and protective measures from local regulators should help prevent a crisis like that of 2009;.
Posted: June 22, 2015
UAE. UAE new orders grow, and job creation hit three-month high in May 15; Saudi Arabia's output and new orders expanded, but the growth rate eased.
Posted: June 20, 2015
KUWAIT. "Kuwait's ratings reflect its exceptionally strong fiscal and external position, balanced against a heavily oil-dependent economy, a degree of geopolitical risk, and weak scores on measures of governance and ease of doing business."
Posted: June 19, 2015
UAE. Clyde & Co examines the ADGM Regulations and contrast them to the employment provisions in operation in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the UAE Labour Law.
Posted: June 18, 2015
UAE. The Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone (the DTMFZ), commonly known as TECOM, was re-launched under the new name Dubai Creative Clusters. The new Authority's objectives are different in scope to those of DTMFZ.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Many Chinese business become successful innovators in the domestic market first and then go global, while others expand globally first and then invest in innovation.
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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