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Posted: 01-08-2011
UAE. The winds of change whipping through the Middle East during the Arab Spring of 2011 never quite made it to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The country’s strong, oil-fuelled economy and robust public spending have acted as a protective shield from the region’s storm of pro-democracy protests. UAE citizens, who make up less than a fifth of the country’s 8.2 million residents, are among the most privileged in the world. Assisted from birth to death by funds from the nation’s oil wealth, they also have the social advantages that come with living in one of the region’s most
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: 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.
Posted: June 30, 2015
UAE. Dubai International Financial Centre highlights Dubai's status as major asset management hub at 2015 Fund Forum International in Monaco.
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 30, 2015
UAE. Tougher business competition, the growing use of new technologies and the arrival of a new generation of workers will result in big changes to the Middle East Human Resources sector in the coming years.
Posted: June 30, 2015
UAE. Henley & Partners launches the Global Residence and Citizenship Programs 2015 Report; Malta ranks as the top citizenship-by-investment program.
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 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. New research reveals fatherhood gives millennial men a new lease of life - making them more confident, more entrepreneurial and more optimistic about the future.
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 24, 2015
UAE. 96 total projects and 36,523 rooms in the pipeline; activity is now at an all-time high with the new rooms to be added to the existing 65,000 as currently available in 2015, set to bring the total to over 100,000 by 2020.
Posted: June 23, 2015
UAE. Integrc's team of consultants, based in the Netherlands, UK, India and the UAE, specialise in the full lifecycle of GRC consultancy and support services, audit, strategy and planning, implementation, operational control and fully managed services.
Posted: June 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. David Cruickshank, formerly Deloitte UK Chairman, has been appointed as the new Deloitte Global Chairman of the Board. He succeeds Steve Almond, who recently retired after serving as Chairman for the past four years.
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. Cyber security tops agenda at Middle East event as IT sector experiences year-on-year growth of 8% against backdrop of increased advanced persistent threats (APTs).

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
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.
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
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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