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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: May 26, 2016
UAE. The 85% rally since Brent hit a 12-years low in Jan was supported by multiple factors, mainly oil disruption from major exporters and production cut back by U.S. shale.
Posted: May 25, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Recent resolutions indicate a growing approach by the Ministry of Labour to require the complete Saudisation of certain activities within the retail sector. This article examines the existing requirements and also the proposal for a weighted Nitiqat.
Posted: May 24, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 52% of companies don't have the necessary data to enhance insight into mobility plans; More than a third (35%) struggle to secure the right talent for mobility; 72% are not tracking the success of their international assignments.
Posted: May 20, 2016
UAE. Approximately one in five respondents in the Middle East explicitly stated that they are willing to act unethically and offer entertainment to win or retain business; 23% of respondents agree that it is common practice to use bribery to win contracts.
Posted: May 18, 2016
UAE. In 2015, 38% more security incidents were detected in the Middle East than in 2014; Theft of "hard" intellectual property increased to 56% in; Incidents attributed to business partners climbed to 22%, from 18% in 2014.
Posted: May 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Internet growth has slowed because of barriers to online access and usage in the telecom, content and retail markets.
Posted: May 17, 2016
LEBANON. Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index improved by 5.7% in January, but declined by 1.3% in February and regressed by 10% in March 2016, which constituted the steepest monthly drop since September 2015.
Posted: May 16, 2016
UAE. "The Middle East is on a journey of economic transformation towards knowledge-based economies. An organization having a reputation for diversity, inclusiveness and a gender friendly workplace will have access to a wider qualified talent pool."
Posted: May 13, 2016
UAE. Recent years have witnessed the development of a complex and extra-territorial body of law contained in international guidelines, treaties and legislation that multinationals must take into account with regard to good governance and best practice.
Posted: May 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Most finance leaders are more concerned about the impact of change from outside their organization than from within; Over half say their existing finance system is unlikely to cope effectively with near future demands.
Posted: May 11, 2016
UAE. 65% of respondents expect to spend less on projects than last year; increasing number of disputes owing to shrinking budgets and payment delays; 62% of respondents had been involved in a dispute recently or expect to be involved in one in the next year.
Posted: May 10, 2016
UAE. Capital raised through MENA firms in Q1 2016 increased by 141%; 2 IPOs in MENA in Q1 2016; MENA IPO activity expected to remain subdued in 2016, according to EY.
Posted: May 9, 2016
UAE. Saudi Arabia was the only active IPO market in Q1 2016 with one offering in March; the total value raised in Q1 2016 was 2.5 times higher than compared to the same period in the prior year.
Posted: May 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "The rift between President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu is actually reflective of Erdogan's ambitions to consolidate his power not only over his party but also over the country as a whole."
Posted: May 5, 2016
UAE. There are more negative than positive factors likely to impact oil prices in the short term. With current oil net-long speculative positions at an elevated level, a slight change in traders' outlook would lead to a significant selloff.

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date:Posted: May 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Connectivity will allow home care robots to interface with smart home ecosystems.
date:Posted: May 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In-app transactions improve customer experience and drive spending.
date:Posted: May 26, 2016
UAE. The 85% rally since Brent hit a 12-years low in Jan was supported by multiple factors, mainly oil disruption from major exporters and production cut back by U.S. shale.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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