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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: February 23, 2017
UAE. Dubai strongly positioned as financial, retail, construction, and transportation services hub for the region, according to latest report from A. T. Kearney.
Posted: December 30, 2016
UAE. Booz Allen Hamilton forecasts energy trends in 2017; In the oil and gas industry, as well as in electric power, major internal and external forces are driving change, requiring industry leaders to revisit strategies.
Posted: December 29, 2016
UAE. Consumers now expect omnichannel interactions with luxury brands; Already, six out of ten luxury sales are digitally influenced, says The Boston Consulting Group
Posted: December 22, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Deloitte holds annual seminar in Saudi Arabia on income tax and zakat along with other updates relating to the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting concept currently being discussed by the OECD for development of country-by-country reporting frameworks.
Posted: December 21, 2016
UAE. PwC Middle East releases report on the Middle East's shopping habits; Online retail, rise of millennial shoppers and social media are disrupting the face of Middle Eastern retail.
Posted: December 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Fjord Trends 2017 takes a provocative look at the digital developments to watch in the year ahead, according to Fjord, design and innovation from Accenture Interactive.
Posted: December 19, 2016
UAE. 60% surveyed believe digitalization has potential to create new business models or lead to a more open culture of innovation; Only 3% of organizations in the GCC believe they are at an advanced stage of their digital transformation; The GCC is positioned to embrace the disruptive potential of digitalization.
Posted: December 18, 2016
UAE. Phidar Advisory latest residential report shows that residential rents continue to decline and projects further declines. "The risk in the residential market remains on the downside," says Jesse Downs.
Posted: December 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. China deployed a boat on Dec. 15 to capture the vehicle in waters 50-100 nautical miles northwest of the Philippines' Subic Bay port, just before the USNS Bowditch was preparing to retrieve the UUV.
Posted: December 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 57% of respondents rate business continuity and disaster recovery as a high priority, but only 39% are planning to invest more in it in the coming year; 86% say their cybersecurity function does not fully meet their organization's needs.
Posted: December 15, 2016
UAE. Study of FTSE100 reveals a worrying dip as proportion reporting on Human Rights falls from 97% in 2014 to 86% in 2015; This raises worries that firms are failing to recognise the need to engage meaningfully with this issue.
Posted: December 15, 2016
UAE. Aurecon is closely involved in creating the masterplan for Dubai's transportation. One of the company's most valuable contributions to this masterplan is transportation demand modelling.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Under the theme "Dealing with Global Disruptors", Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer - Wealth Management, aimed to identify how investors can manage risk and rewards from this new disruption paradigm.
Posted: December 13, 2016
UAE. A granular analysis in the overall transactional activity of the Dubai real estate market reveals that the off-plan and ready market share similar buying patterns in reference to ticket sizes in overall purchases.
Posted: December 13, 2016
UAE. Hoteit, a Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group Middle East was honoured during an awards event; Ceremony aims to provide a platform to raise awareness about the significant achievements of Arab women across the GCC.

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date:Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. Dubai strongly positioned as financial, retail, construction, and transportation services hub for the region, according to latest report from A. T. Kearney.
date:Posted: February 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Despite its starring role in business and everyday life, many economists openly question whether technology is visible in traditional economic metrics such as GDP, productivity, and corporate profits.
date:Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. New MEED Insight report shows how lower oil prices have reshaped Middle East investment strategies in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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