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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: February 11, 2018
UAE. The Middle East is expected to account for 2% of the total global benefits from Artificial Intelligence in 2030; The greatest gains from AI are likely to be in UAE (contribution of up to 13.6% GDP in 2030) and KSA (12.4%).
Posted: February 10, 2018
UAE. A new study by the University of Birmingham sheds light upon teens' online habits; Teenagers are not simply passive recipients of all content available online, and need to be better supported in reaping the benefits of social media.
Posted: February 9, 2018
UAE. Younger generations bring with them a fresh outlook and a desire for personal growth that, if harnessed properly, could be the injection that businesses need to succeed.
Posted: February 8, 2018
UAE. Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive and relevant will have to embrace IoT devices, and related wireless innovations over the next year to enable next-generation guest experiences
Posted: February 8, 2018
LEBANON. Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index averaged 61.8 in the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase of 5.9% from 58.4 in the third quarter of the year.
Posted: February 7, 2018
UAE. As an open economy, Dubai is affected by global trends but FDI receipts are expected to recover in 2017-2018, according to report by Dubai Economy; The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) takes place from April 9-11.
Posted: February 7, 2018
LONDON. A.M. Best Special Report: A decline in oil prices from the high levels reached at the end of 2014 has impacted economic development and fiscal budgets remain under pressure, although entities rated by A.M. Best have broadly maintained strong balance sheets.
Posted: February 6, 2018
UAE. More than 50% of organizations were hit by ransomware last year; 75% were running up-to-date endpoint protection when last hit; Only 34% have predictive next-generation technologies, such as machine or deep learning; 48% plan to implement within a year.
Posted: February 5, 2018
UAE. A10 Networks' Application Intelligence Report (AIR) reveals organizations are at risk of cybersecurity calamities because of lurking attacks and lackadaisical employee attitudes toward enforcing security policies at work.
Posted: February 4, 2018
UAE. Study involving over 1200 senior directors and executives, of which 10% come from the Middle East, reveals the challenges facing top management.
Posted: February 3, 2018
UAE. Despite rise in overall sentiment, longer payment periods, less favourable contract conditions and rising disputes linger on.
Posted: February 2, 2018
UAE. Analysis by ForwardKeys reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that growth is set to continue in the first quarter of 2018, as bookings are currently 11.2% ahead of last year's.
Posted: February 1, 2018
UAE. Attackers now assume they will breach your systems, and be able to hide in your network as long as it takes to complete their mission.
Posted: January 31, 2018
UAE. PwC's latest Middle East Economy Watch provides insight into the region's productivity challenge; "Gulf economies have weak labour productivity levels compared with peers, as they rely on low skilled expatriates in many sectors of the economy."
Posted: January 31, 2018
UAE. Developers, operators and investors will need to navigate their way through increasing geopolitical uncertainty, the adoption of disruptive technologies and the introduction of VAT.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 22, 2018
UAE. Middle East Sovereign Wealth funds (SWF) increasing allocation to alternatives; Almost a quarter (23%) of their assets under management invested in private equity, real estate, gold and infrastructure.
date:Posted: February 21, 2018
UAE. Investments in Machine Intelligence & Autonomous Vehicles will continue to grow and change the way we experience the world; The online survey was completed with an audience of 400 "tech elites" and 1,000 general population respondents.
date:Posted: February 20, 2018
UAE. Business leaders from the UAE gathered together at an ACCA event in collaboration with Thomson Reuters which took place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to discuss the first 100 days of VAT in the UAE and how organisations can navigate adoption challenges.
UAE. Middle East Sovereign Wealth funds (SWF) increasing allocation to alternatives; Almost a quarter (23%) of their assets under management invested in private equity, real estate, gold and infrastructure.
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