• BPG Orange Survey Turns the Spotlight on Social Media Influencers

    Following two surveys by BPG Orange which analyzed brand’s and consumer’s perception of social media influencers, BPG Orange has turned the spotlight on influencers to understand what drives them to engage with brands in the UAE.

  • Brexit Brings Brit’s to Dubai

    Brexit causes uncertainty in the UK forcing residents to look at options for overseas living.

    UK residents are seeking an increase in security and earnings.

    Allsopp & Allsopp have seen an influx of CV’s from Brit’s after the announcement of Brexit causing political uncertainty. Residents of the UK are uncertain of the future of their country and looking to improve their lifestyle and earnings by moving further afield.

  • Business prospects in Middle East bright, say education suppliers

    Local and international education suppliers doing business in the Middle East remain optimistic about their growth in the emirates and the rest of the Gulf region.

    Close to 600 education suppliers and brands from all over the world are expected to showcase their latest products at the forthcoming Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) exhibition and conference in Dubai, the largest show of its kind in the Middle East.

  • Centrify Named A Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management

    Centrify a leading provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management. The report evaluated 14 vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.1

  • Certified Management Accountants Are Earning 55 Percent More in Compensation According to IMA’s 2019 Global Salary Survey

    IMA's® (Institute of Management Accountants) 2019 Global Salary Survey, shows that CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certified professionals globally earn 57 percent more in median salary and 55 percent more in median total compensation than non-CMAs. Young accountants particularly reap the benefits of becoming certified, as CMAs in their 20s earn 70 percent more in total compensation than their peers who do not have the CMA and those in their 30s earn 67 percent more.

  • CIO-Office Weekly - Jan 14th 2019

    The US Federal Reserve has of late been on a communication campaign to clarify its stance towards the intended tightening path in 2019. The ensuing message marks quite a dovish shift against the previously communicated “dots”. In particular, both the minutes of the December meeting and Powell’s remarks last week laid emphasis on patience, implying the Fed would be on hold for weeks or months. As a consequence, risk premia across asset classes dropped in January, with the largest rallies recorded in equities and oil. Although this change in tone might be more style than substance, as the Fed has declared over and over that policy remains data-dependent, it has implications for asset classes. Gold has rallied slightly more than 10%, EM currencies about 4% and Brent crude 20% from their respective lows of 2018.

  • CNN exposes systematic abuse of aid in Yemen

    In an exclusive report CNN Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley discovers how tens of thousands of innocent people in Houthi-controlled Yemen are being brought close to death as desperately needed food aid is being diverted away from them. Kiley investigates how the Houthi government is able to manipulate aid in this way and the attempts being made by the UN to stop them.

  • Commodities find a bid as 2019 begins

    A tumultuous first trading week of 2019 headed towards a calmer close. After hitting a 33-months low the Bloomberg Commodity Index managed to climb to record its first weekly gain in five. The global market rout was caused by economic and political uncertainty as well as tightening liquidity paused on Friday after Beijing confirmed that a US trade delegation would visit on January 7- 8.

  • Commodities hurt by global market rout

    Commodities remained exposed to broad-based selling this past week. For a third consecutive week, the sector struggled to put up a defence against the challenging combination of rising US interest rates, a strong dollar and the global equity rout, which has now spread to the US market.

  • Commodities rise as ‘king dollar’ stumbles

    Global commodity prices staged a comeback this past week after the dollar failed to hold onto recent gains and rising stock markets helped to drive renewed risk appetite. The weaker dollar was led by the British pound which is headed for its best week since January following a week of Brexit drama in Parliament. The euro, meanwhile, managed to climb higher and back into the range that has prevailed for more than six months.

  • Commodities: Trump, sanctions and tariffs

    The direction of many major commodities will continue to be influenced by the decisions taken in Washington during the past six months.  Apart from the weather, which has delivered challenges as well as opportunities across the agriculture sector, President Donald Trump’s trade war with China and sanctions against Iran will keep setting the tone for the rest of the year.


    The UAE’s insatiable demand for computer electronics, coffee and health and beauty products continue to drive consumer search trends, according to latest research into fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) conducted by the award winning online digital marketing suite, SEMrush.

  • Countdown to the ‘G2’ showdown

    A holiday-shortened week due to US Thanksgiving proved another very challenging period for commodities. Continued weakness in crude oil and products, as well as agriculture, more than offset a small pickup in demand for precious metals. These developments helped drive the Bloomberg Commodity index towards its biggest weekly loss in five months and to the weakest close in 15 months.

  • Criteo’s Q2 2018 Global Commerce Review Points to Continued Growth of In-App Transactions

    Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), the advertising platform for the open Internet, has released its second Global Commerce Review of the year with data gathered during the second quarter of 2018. The report analyzed browsing and purchasing data from over 5,000 retailers in more than 80 countries and found that shoppers continue to embrace mobile web and smartphone app technology for purchases, especially among pure-play online retailers.  

  • Cryptocurrencies: China leads the way

    Emerging markets have a critical role in the cryptocurrency mining industry. This importance is due to the abundant manufacturing capacity and cheap electricity available in some emerging economies. China, by and large, plays a pivotal role in the industry. First, most of the manufacturers producing specialised hardware that verifies and secures the largest cryptocurrency networks have most of their operations based in China. Second, China has the largest hash rate (or computing power) of any country. Most figures put China’s contribution to the Bitcoin network at more half of the world’s mining capacity, meaning that most of the revenue from securing cryptocurrency networks flows to Chinese operators.

  • CX disconnect in an ‘experience economy’ is putting businesses at risk

    Dimension Data, the USD 8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider for hybrid IT, today revealed the findings of its annual CX Benchmarking Report. It urges organisations to address a “customer experience disconnect” that could lose them business or even jeopardise their chances of survival in competitive markets where consumer loyalty can no longer be taken for granted.

  • Cyprus year-on-year visitor arrivals up 7.8% in 2018

    The idyllic Mediterranean island of Cyprus continues to experience tourism arrival growth, with 2018 results showing a year-on-year visitor increase of 7.8 per cent compared to the previous year.

  • DDoS Attack Size Rises Around the World

    NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, today released its 14th annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), offering direct insights into the security and operational challenges facing service provider and enterprise network operators around the world, and the strategies adopted to address and mitigate them.

  • Debate about auditor scepticism must address public concerns, says ICAEW

    Debate about auditor scepticism needs to be more substantial and constructive, according to ICAEW’s latest report Scepticism: The Practitioners’ Take. The report captures fresh insights from auditors, and those who train and regulate them. It highlights what auditors are doing and recognises that they have lessons to learn, but also says that it is unhelpful to use ‘lack of auditor scepticism’ as a catch-all explanation for anything that goes wrong on audits.

  • Dimension Data Launches Annual ‘Tech Trends’ Forecast for 2019

    Dimension Data, the USD 8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider, today launched its Tech Trends 2019 report developed by its team of technology experts. It identifies fundamental industry trends that will come to define the business technology landscape in 2019 across customer experience, cybersecurity, digital business, digital infrastructure, digital workplace, technology futures, and services. In the report, Group CTO Ettienne Reinecke claims that 2019 will finally see digital transformation become a reality and predicts a spate of industry-wide disruption as innovative companies see long-term projects bear fruit.