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
UAE. To promote SME funding - and the larger sphere of entrepreneurship - within the Middle Eastern region, lending institutions, VCs and PE firms will unite for the first time ever at SME Beyond Borders 2016.
INTERNATIONAL. The ESOMAR Global Prices Study 2016: While it is arguable that this has been caused by the fluctuating value of the US dollar, not all of the drops in prices recorded can be attributed to currency exchange rates.
UAE. Deloitte signs collaboration agreement with Loliwe Integrated Rail Solutions; The GCC is currently at various stages of developing its rail connectivity among member states while developing country specific networks.
QATAR. 28 key international companies will be showcasing 42 innovative products launched in 2016; Major exhibitors range from explosive detection and forensics to analysis software and surveillance equipment.
UAE. According to the new report companies must regularly and systematically consider emerging risks to fueling innovation; Innovating without knowing the associated risk is a primary reason for failure in business.
UAE. Business leaders say listening to feedback from the market is the key to success for startups; avoid isolation, over protecting your idea, spending too much time and resources on perfecting an MVP; pace your growth with the resources you have in hand.
LEBANON. Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index averaged 36.4 in Q3, nearly unchanged from 36.1 in Q2; The prevailing status-quo on the political and economic fronts in the country has caused the level of consumer confidence to remain at low levels.
INTERNATIONAL. Jost Thöne, Stradivari expert and co-owner of VIOLIN ASSETS, offers input on this subject. The company makes high-quality historical and modern string instruments accessible as investments.