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  • 60 Brands at the 1st Global Franchise Market

    Under the patronage of H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, UAE, the 1st edition of the Global Franchise Market begins this Monday 14th of November 2016 at the Dubai International Conference and Exhibition Centre.

  • 61% per cent of Middle East’s FM professionals confident that their workforce will increase in next 12 months

    A white paper, commissioned by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), in association with FM EXPO, the largest facilities management event in the Middle East, and ifm.net, the news and information service, shows a positive outlook within the facilities management market in terms of expectations for growth in business turnover and opportunity for future training and qualifications.

  • 64% of corporate treasurers ask for real-time payments tracking

    Recent survey from SWIFT and EuroFinancerevealscorporates wish list for enhancements in cross-border payments.

  • 65 per cent of GCC Expats do not have a Pension, survey finds

    GCC expats are miles behind their counterparts in North America, Europe and Asia when it comes to retirement planning, a study by global financial firm Guardian Wealth Management has found.

  • 66 per cent of CIOs in UAE face pressure to effectively prevent, detect and quickly respond to costly cyber-attacks, says Carbon Black

    About 66 per cent of CIOs in the UAE are facing mounting pressure to implement cutting-edge solutions designed to successfully prevent, detect and quickly respond to harmful cyber-attacks, the latest survey conducted by Carbon Black, the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security solutions, showed. Carbon Black released the results to underscore the significance of swiftly addressing online security breaches after 71 per cent of those surveyed revealed that it takes them one to two weeks to uncover costly intrusions to their networks.

  • 6th Green Economy Annual Conference opens in Dubai with support of UAE Ministry of Environment and Water

    Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, and in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the 6th Green Economy Annual Conference has started, under the title ‘National Roundtable on Financing and Investing in Green Economy Projects’. The forum saw broad international, regional, and national participation and was attended by senior officials from various government organizations and private sector companies representing banking and finance, insurance, investment, and industry. Key personalities from the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Departments of Economic Development, the Ministries of Economy, Finance, Energy and Foreign Affairs, Municipalities, and Environmental Authorities were also present in addition to representatives from international organizations such as the UNO.

  • 6th Green Economy Annual Conference recommends forming of Operations & Communications Group

    Participants of the 6th Green Economy Annual Conference, organized recently by the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), have recommended a formation of an Operations and Communications Group. The group will include the Central Bank of the UAE, Ministry of Environment and Water, and UNEP FI and will lead in the undertaking of a number of measures such as implementation of the Green Economy within the framework of the UAE’s Green Growth Strategy and encouraging investment, banking and economic sectors to transform to a sustainable Green Economy.

  • 7% Increase in Visitors Numbers to Expo Centre Sharjah in the First Quarter of 2017

    Expo Center Sharjah has recently announced a 7% increase in the number of unique visitors to the various exhibitions and events organized by the Centre during the first quarter of 2017, year on year, with 302,474 visitors to the various events and exhibitions coming from around the UAE and beyond.

  • 70% of females want to better their skills to aid a return to the workplace

    According to a new survey carried out by the women-only portal Hopscotch, there is a huge disparity between the support females need in order to make their journey back to work a smooth one, and what is currently on offer in the GCC region.

  • 70% of remittances from Qatar is received by South Asian countries

    Citing data from the World Bank, Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands has pointed out that South Asian countries are the largest beneficiaries of remittances originating from Qatar.

  • 75% MEASURED AND VERIFIED ELECTRICITY SAVINGS at DEWA POWER STATIONS

    Etihad ESCO, the energy retrofit entity has executed the lighting retrofit project at the DEWA power stations in Jebel Ali and Al Awir. The project involved replacing 8,500 light fixtures with high efficiency LEDs and it has exceeded the contractual savings guarantee to 75% savings from initial electricity consumption, which is equivalent to a 15 GWh reduction annually.

  • 75% of Empower’s85,000 customers embraces ‘e-services’ of the company

    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently reported that more customers have embraced the habit of transacting with the company through its ‘E-Service’ system, an electronic facility which allows customers to pay bills online, view their bills history, register and track requests, and view consumption trends, among others.

  • 81% of MEA mobile transactions are through smartphones: Criteo

    Criteo, the performance marketing technology company, recently hosted their annual flagship event Criteo Live for the first time ever in the UAE in Dubai on 9th November. The ‘What’s Next? The Future of E-commerce’ conference took place on a yacht docked at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. The main focus of the event was the consumer journey and the challenges that marketers face in delivering a personalized experience that is seamless across all platforms.

  • 86% of surveyed expats are proud to call the UAE their home, an Xpress Money survey revealed

    38% of expats residing in the UAE who were surveyed by Xpress Money, consider the country to be their home because they feel safe and have a sense of security here. 27% of expats are grateful for the good career opportunities and the cultural diversity the country has to offer while 25% of the expats feel that the UAE has given them a better quality of life. These results come from a national survey of expatriate opinions conducted by Xpress Money on the occasion of the 45th UAE National Day.

  • 8th World Franchise Forum and Expo in Dubai to highlight opportunities in MENA Region’s USD 30-billion franchise economy

    World Franchise Associates (WFA), an international franchise development, marketing and media company, is bringing its prestigious World Franchise Forum and Expo to Dubai, UAE. To be held from February 16 to 17, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel, the 8th edition of this high profile event will focus on the UAE and the rest of the MENA region’s immensely important resources for investment in franchising. It comes at a time when global brands are increasingly turning their sights to the thriving UAE franchise market and the country’s booming population with its high disposable income and insatiable appetite for luxury goods.

  • A . T. Kearney: Growth in the IoT solutions market to generate potential value for the GCC economy of nearly US$ 160 billion (AED 587.68 billion)

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to unlock up to 11 percent in incremental GDP driving economic growth in the GCC region, according to A. T. Kearney’s latest report, ‘IoT in the GCC: Building a Brighter, More Sustainable Future’. By 2025, the IoT solutions market in the region will be worth US$ 11 billion, generating potential value for the economy of nearly US$ 160 billion; implying that every dollar spent on IoT solutions could produce nearly US$ 14.50 in economic value.

  • A Car for Everyone: The New Generation Hyundai i30 Revealed

    Hyundai has revealed details of its New Generation i30, emphasizing the new model as the DNA car that represents the core of the Hyundai brand. The New Generation i30 is Hyundai Motor’s answer to changing contemporary values and customer preferences toward technology driven solutions, individuality in style and flexibility.

  • A Cyber Week sale unlike any other at Souqplace.com

    Souqplace.com, the one stop shopping destination announces the launch of Cyber Weeksale. With 30% off on all brands, plus one giveaways and free delivery all over UAE, Souqplace.com is the place to be. The week of unbelievable offers starts form Monday, 28th Nov 2016 and will last till the 4th of Dec 2016.  Visit now to avail the best of deals.

  • A distinctive regulatory model for Saudi Arabia at the level of the Middle East and Europe

    The Saudi Arabian Public Transport Authority (PTA) has awarded Uber a “Certificate of alignment with Regulations and Standards”, for the company’s alignment with the conditions and procedural requirements issued to regulate the activity of the ride-sharing industry in the Kingdom. Specifically, with regulations allowing only Saudi nationals to use their private vehicles for commercial purposes, in addition to fulfilling technical requirements that are part by these regulations.

  • A Good Start to Fiscal 2017

    Evonik increased sales considerably by 19 percent to €3.68 billion in the first three months of 2017. The main growth drivers were higher demand, which boosted sales volumes, and the first-time inclusion of the Air Products specialty additives business.