Thursday, 24 January 2019 08:47

Comments on India's 70th Republic Day 2019

By Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare.

 

“On India’s 70th Republic Day, we are not only celebrating our constitution which stood the test of times but reiterating the unity in diversity. This year is especially important as it also marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who was an NRI. On this momentous occasion we fondly remember our home land, which has given us the basic ingredients and foundation to live our lives to the fullest and achieve our dreams. Looking back, India’s growth has become more stable, diversified and resilient with the economy expected to grow at a rate of 7.2% in 2018-19 according to a report by the Central Statistics Office.

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 13:28

Safe Holiday Shopping Begins with Awareness

By Brian Pinnock, cyber security expert at Mimecast MEA

 

One of the most common pieces of advice we get about avoiding phishing scams is that, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Except this doesn’t really apply on Black Friday - or in the case of the UAE, White Friday.

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By Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS)

 

The banking sector in the UAE plays a fundamental role in fueling the country’s economy and supporting the government’s Emiratization initiatives.

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 By Sean Hird, Director of the DIFC Wills Service Centre, a division of the Dubai International Finance Centre’s Dispute Resolution Authority

 

DIFC Wills Service welcomes new visa rules reducing the vulnerability of women following death or divorce

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By Sean Hird

 

The UAE has always been an engine for change in the Middle East and the next big transformation is just around the corner.

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By Vikas Panchal, Business Head at Tally Solutions in the Middle East, a leading international accounting and compliance software provider which has recently introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) software Tally.ERP 9 Release 6 to help businesses comply with VAT protocol and procedures

 

For many decades, the UAE and India have had very good ties, especially in trade and commerce, and the ties between the two countries have only got better with similar laws and regulations implemented by both countries. While Value Added Tax (VAT) is a thing of past in India, the UAE recently introduced the new tax regime to drive economic development of the country. 

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:56

UAE Driving Culture: The ‘10 Golden Rules’

The UAE is making good progress in increasing road safety and in reducing the number of accidents, injuries and fatalities on our roads. In the last 10 years the number of fatalities could be reduced by 50% to 525 in 2017. Despite of these commendable achievements, many remarks are made with regards to the lack of a positive driving culture, often in the context of the UAE being a melting pot of residents with diverse backgrounds.

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By Vikas Panchal, Business Head at Tally Solutions

 

Value-Added Tax (VAT) has been the subject of discussions, debates, reviews and opinions in 2017. The anxiety and fear that surrounded this term was not just extraneous, but placed unnecessarily. But with the onset of 2018, life moved on!

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Words By Zaki Ameer, Founder, Dream Design Real Estate

 

As we close the books on Q4 of 2017 and reflect on the most recent quarter, it’s clear that major political events to the west, and OPEC oil controls limiting production, have put pressure on and spooked the UAE market. Why is it the market continued to weaken in 2017? The macroeconomics largely come down to world affairs and basic supply and demand.

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By Tarek Bayaa, Chief Commercial Officer at Bayzat

 

Insurance renewals can feel like a lot to take in. A month before your policy expires you’ll be bamboozled by paperwork and packages from your usually silent insurer letting you know what’s instore should you continue working with them. Most people, regardless of their satisfaction levels, tend to recommit to their old insurer without considering their needs, how their current plan has benefited them, and whether it’s sensible to check if the grass is greener on the other side.

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