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48 percent of GCC residents Prefer to Shop Online but Payment Security is Still a Concern…

•    YouGov survey commissioned by Seamless Middle East reveals that a lack of confidence in online payment security deters 34 percent of GCC residents from shopping online •    Regional and international experts will discuss best practices and future trends in the payments, e-commerce and retail industries at Seamless Middle East 2017, 1-2 May Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 April 2017 – A recent survey commissioned by Seamless Middle East 2017 – the region’s most extensive technology and solution exhibition for the payments, e-commerce and retail industry – reveals that 48 percent of GCC residents prefer to shop online, with 33 percent of respondents stating that online shopping is just as safe as offline shopping. The Arab Federation for e-Commerce (AFEC) revealed ......read more

UAE Ranks as the Most Connected Country on LinkedIn Globally…

●      Professional networking site has 22 million members in the MENA region ●      Data released as LinkedIn hits 500m global member milestone ●      Members in the UAE have an average of 211 connections ●      LinkedIn boasts 10+million active jobs and provides access to over 9+million companies ●       UAE residents are ranked among the top three connected consumers globally* UAE, April 26, 2017 – LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, released figures today announcing that it has hit the 500 million members milestone across 200 countries and 22 million members in the MENA region. A professional community of this size has never existed until now. Helping members to stay informed on relevant news ......read more

New Emirati Free Trade Zone for European Markets Announced at Hannover Messe…

The sixth annual UAE Business and Investment Forum also saw discussions of the post-oil economy, innovation and technology, and the ‘investment-ready’ UAE SMEs account for 60 per cent of the UAE economy, says Ministry of Economy Undersecretary 26 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports announced today that its Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone will open to European markets, revealing details to an international audience during the sixth annual UAE Business and Investment Forum at Hannover Messe.  Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, CEO of Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), noted that the new free trade zone, which boosted the total size of KIZAD free trade space to more than 100 million square metres, has received 130 international and local investors since opening in 2016. The Business and Investment Forum is a ......read more

Growth of 11.8% in Ras Al Khaimah's Foreign Trade in 2016…

Ras Al Khaimah – UAE- 20 April 2017: According to a report published by the Studies & Commercial Cooperation Department at the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, based on data from the Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department, foreign trade in the Emirate grew by 11.8% in 2016 compared to 2015.  Dr. Ahmed Rashed Al Shemaili, Assistant Director-General of Commercial Service and Business Development Sector at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber said that foreign trade in the Emirate grew by 11.8% in 2016 to reach a value of AED 10 billion compared to AED 9.04 billion in 2015. Exports had the lion’s share and reached AED 3.78 billion, or 37.4% of total foreign trade, followed by imports which reached AED 3.53 billion or 34.9% while the re-export market reached AED 2.79 billion or 27.7% of total foreign trade.  Al Shemaili added that the ......read more

Henkel Reports Strong Performance in Fiscal Year 2016; Middle East and Africa Region with Strong Organic Sales Growth of 5.6 Percent…

•    Sales: +3.5% to 18,714 million euros (organic: +3.1%) •    Emerging markets sales growth: organic +6.8% •    MEA region sales: +3.7% to 1,378 million euros (organic: +5.6%) •    Strong increase of operating profit*: +8.5% to 3,172 million euros  •    Excellent earnings per preferred share*: +9.8% to 5.36 euros •    Double-digit dividend** increase: +10.2% to 1.62 euros per preferred share 20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: “2016 was a very successful year for Henkel. In a challenging market, we achieved again new record levels for sales and earnings and met our financial targets for the fiscal year,” said Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen. “For the first time we reached an adjusted operating ......read more

Links Group: Post-Brexit UK-GCC Free Trade Agreement Set to Enhance UAE's Economy…

Dubai, UAE - 13 April 2017: Britain’s decision to establish a post-Brexit free trade agreement with the GCC has the potential to fast track the diversification of the UAE economy, according to Links Group, the region’s leading provider of commercial facilitation and advisory services. Led by British Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain is paving the way for a post-Brexit deal for the whole of the Gulf. It will be only the second GCC-wide Free Trade Agreement to be signed with a non-Middle East country; the first was signed with Singapore in 2013. As a member of the European Union, Britain cannot currently sign the agreement, but according to Gulf officials a draft could be ready within months. The GCC states are currently undertaking the most drastic reforms in their histories to prepare for a post-oil era. Boosting ......read more

Kanoo Machinery Exhibits Farming Technologies at AgraME 2017…

Dubai, UAE - April 13, 2017: Kanoo Machinery, one of the exclusive dealers of world-class brands in the Middle East showcased its latest high-technology Massey Ferguson tractors and Bobcat Compact Loaders designed to perform a multitude of tasks in almost every farming operations around the world, at AgraME 2017 on April 10-12, 2017 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. Kanoo Machinery is a Silver Sponsor of the recent AgraME. AgraME is the largest agribusiness event in the Middle East which features manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment and industry advancements, to cater to the growing market and to improve agriculture practices in the region.  During the exhibition, Kanoo Machinery featured its Massey Ferguson Global Series – the new MF4708 tractors re-engineered from the ground up to meet the ......read more

UAE Exchange Hiring on-the-spot at Careers UAE…

Participates for the 10th time in the Careers UAE fair Dubai, 13 April 2017:  Investing in and retaining the right people is the biggest asset for any organisation. And making significant progress in identifying and nurturing such talent through career fairs is UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand. The brand’s participation in the Careers UAE, one of the largest recruitment fairs in the country, is part of its strategic plans to expand the Emirati workforce across its various operations in the UAE. Speaking on the occasion, Abdel Kareem Alkayed, UAE Exchange Country Head for the UAE, said: “Our continuous participation in recruitment fairs like Careers UAE is a testament of our commitment towards the vision of the UAE government in developing and empowering the ......read more

Empower Facilitates E-payment through “Rosoom” of Dubai Trade…

Dubai, UAE - April 12, 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, recently entered into an agreement with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity, to utilise  its ‘Rosoom’ the secured online payment gateway. The agreement was signed by HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower and Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, in the presence of both parties’ seniors and officials,at Empower’s head office. “At Empower we are committed to provide our customers with best-in-class services to streamline their day-to-day life. Our association with Dubai Trade is a testament to our efforts and initiatives to provide smart services to our customers and drive the UAE government’s smart vision. The e-payment gateway will ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tours Careers UAE 2017…

Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, tours Careers UAE, the UAE’s leading career fair for Emirati nationals, accompanied by His Excellency Helal Almarri, Director General of Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Dubai World Trade Centre Authority. The event, which ran from April 9 to April 11 at Dubai World Trade Centre, is held each year under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and invites UAE nationals to explore new career opportunities within the public and private sectors. The 11th edition of Careers included Gold Sponsors Dubai Electronic Security Centre and National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Strategic Government Partner Dubai Government Human Resources, ......read more

Retailers are Failing to Drive Devotion Amongst UAE Shoppers…

ICLP survey finds that just 29% of UAE consumers feel that their custom and loyalty is rewarded by their chosen retailer 11th April, 2017 - Dubai, UAE – Global loyalty marketing agency, ICLP today reveals research which states that whilst Club Apparel, which comprises of over 70 international brands, is considered to be performing the most strongly in the eyes of UAE shoppers when it comes to rewarding customer loyalty, retailers in general are failing to drive devotion amongst consumers. Just 29% of UAE consumers feel that their custom and loyalty is being rewarded by their favoured retailer, while 36% said that they felt appreciated if they were a regular customer. ICLP surveyed UAE consumers to understand how far their expectations were being met by a named retail brand that they shop with frequently and are loyal to, and ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Offers Jobs to Nine Qualified UAE Nationals at Family Village…

Foundation is Currently Reviewing more than 300 Applications Dubai-UAE: 11 April, 2017 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) in Dubai has created nine new jobs for UAE nationals at its Family Village, the region’s first community orphanage of its kind.  The Foundation is also reviewing more than 300 applications from nationals keen to work in various disciplines and departments at the Family Village that cares for young orphans and minors. The resumes are currently being screened and sorted according to the needs of each department in the institution. Suitable training plans are also being drawn up for current and potential employees of the Family Village. The announcements were made as part of AMAF’s participation at the three-day Careers UAE 2017 that runs until April 11 at the Dubai World ......read more

Assistant Undersecretary of Regions Sector at UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Opens AgraME, AquaME, VetME…

Dubai, UAE, 11 April 2017:  H.E. Sultan Bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Undersecretary of Regions Sector at the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, has officially inaugurated AgraME, AquaME and VetME, the region’s specialist agribusiness, aquaculture and veterinary trade events, taking place until 12 April at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The three-day event is hosting over 300 agriculture, poultry, livestock, aquaculture, and veterinary businesses from across the world, and also features the AgraME conference, where experts will discuss the latest developments in GCC biosecurity policies and practices and water management. H.E Sultan Bin Alwan Al Habsi opened discussion of water management on the first morning of the conference, which featured topics such as irrigation systems, urban farming and ......read more

Government Entities Lead the Way at Careers UAE…

Thousands of employment opportunities on offer at UAE’s leading recruitment fair 11 April 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Emiratis are filling the halls of Careers UAE 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre this week as public and private organisations reveal a wealth of job opportunities for UAE nationals across more than 15 different industries. Taking place until 11 April, 70% of exhibitors at the UAE’s leading recruitment fair represent local government entities. Dubai Government alone report over 400 vacancies available for Emiratis and are positive they will fill at least 50% of these positions during the three-day job fair which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. With 29 government entities ......read more

UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC) signs MoU with UAE-India Business Council (UIBC) to promote UAE investments in India…

Dubai, 11 April 2017: The UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC) andUAE-India Business Council (UIBC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)for facilitating trade and investmentsincluding expansion of joint ventures, technological& industrial collaboration between UAE and India. The MoU was signed by H.E. Mr Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary General, UAEIIC and Mr Abdul Salam, Director General, UIBC during the seventh edition of Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai. As per the agreement, UAEIIC and UIBC will work together to facilitate, strengthen and diversify the cooperation between the UAE and Indian businesses, for pursuing a constant expansion of the trade and Investment betweenboth the countriesthrough exchange of business delegations, trade related information, and jointly organising trade shows, ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens Careers UAE 2017…

Public and private companies out in full force to recruit UAE nationals as government strives to reach Vision 2021 Emiratisation goals Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2017 His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, officially inaugurated the 17th edition of Careers UAE 2017 today, as the country’s leading recruitment exhibition for Emiratis returns to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) with a host of job opportunities in more than 15 different industries.  Running from 9-11 April at Dubai World Trade Centre, the three-day event will welcome more than 100 public and private organisations from the region and across the world who are preparing to meet, select and interview the best Emirati talent.  In line with the UAE’s Emiratisation ......read more

Noor Bank Reiterates Commitment to Emiratisation at Careers UAE 2017…

Bank to conduct on-the-spot interviews for UAE nationals at its stand 7A-5   Dubai-UAE: 9 April, 2017 – Noor Bank is participating at the annual Careers UAE, the ultimate recruitment event for UAE nationals, as part of its strategic objective to bring on board talented Emiratis for key positions.    The event that got underway today at Dubai World Trade Centre, is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and will run until 11 April. Careers UAE 2017 aims to provide UAE nationals with the opportunity to meet with leading employers in the market. Noor Bank personnel are on hand at the bank’s stand – 7A-5, to conduct on-the-spot interviews and discuss the bank’s strategy, mission and core ......read more

UOWD and Swedish company Plantagon to set up Urban Agriculture Research Centre in Dubai…

Dubai, April 9, 2017:  The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has been selected by Plantagon, the Swedish company known for its patented innovations in urban food production systems, as its academic research partner in Dubai, to jointly focus on urban agriculture related research and development of innovative solutions for the UAE. With the world’s urban population projected to rise by 72 % in the next few decades, cities around the globe are facing numerous challenges. With noticeable climate changes and other environmental factors adding to these challenges, cities are now forced to find innovative solutions to become economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Under the collaboration, an Urban Agriculture Research Centre will be set up in Dubai, to create a framework for developing innovative urban ......read more

UAE Plastics Industry Growth Highest in the GCC…

The industry expanded by 24.2% per annum over the past decade Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2nd 2017 – The UAE plastics industry is the fastest growing in the GCC, growing by 24.2% per annum in the past decade. This is according to the ‘GCC Plastic Industry Indicators 2016’ report due to be released at the 8th edition of GPCA PlastiCon by Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the go to resource for industry data in the region. Set to take place on 9-10 April in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, PlastiCon is an annual GPCA event that caters to the plastics segment of the petrochemical industry. According to the report, the GCC plastics industry is expected to reach 34.5 million tons by 2022, supporting further downstream development, while growing at a CAGR of 3%.  Future plastic ......read more

Growth in Dubai's Five Year Trade Volumes Underlines Emirates' Economic Resilience…

Reputation as global trade hub reinforced   Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017:  Dubai’s trade performance has shown steady and sustainable growth over the last five years, with non-oil trade volumes in metric tonnes registering a compound growth rate of 6.1% according to figures from Dubai Customs. Despite a challenging macroeconomic environment which impacted global trade, Dubai's trade volumes grew a healthy 8.2% in 2016, compared to the previous year, reflecting the resilience of the Emirate's economy, and reinforcing its reputation as a global trading hub.  Year Trade in Metric ......read more

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture a Game-changer for Sustainable Farming…

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority partnership sees hundreds of scientists, farmers, innovators, investors in UAE for agricultural discussions Abu Dhabi, 29 March 2017:  The organisers of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) have hailed the fourth edition an unmitigated success and a game-changer in the development of sustainable farming across the GCC and wider Middle East. Thousands of farm owners, government officials, international and regional agricultural scientists, innovators and investors attended the event held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (20-21 March) to explore more than 300 solutions showcased by exhibitors and attend high level conference sessions, panel discussions, workshops, innovation presentations  and technical tours. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh ......read more

Dubai Chamber concludes high-level trade mission to India…

Delegation of UAE businessmen visit Mumbai, Ahmedabad as part of Global Business Forum roadshow Chamber reveals plans to open representative office in India later this year H.E. Al Ghurair: 29% of new companies registered with Dubai Chamber in 2016 were Indian; total number of Indian members has exceeded 36,000 H.E. Buamim: UAE and India have historic ties that have strengthened in recent decades with the increase of bilateral trade and investment Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently concluded a successful trade mission to India which was organised to facilitate economic cooperation and explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The trade mission, part of the Chamber’s Global Business Forum roadshow, was joined by dignitaries, officials and ......read more

Farmers From Around the World Descend Upon Abu Dhabi for Sustainable Agriculture Programme…

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to host farmers at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 March 2017:  Abu Dhabi is set to welcome hundreds of farmers and food growers from around the world to introduce them to the growing number of new sustainable agriculture solutions which will directly impact their business. The Hosted Farmers Programme, supported by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), will run at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, with support of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. “This new programme in Abu Dhabi underlines the commitment of ......read more

'Register Your Attendance' Survey Places 3,000-plus Nationals on the UAE's Emiratisation Radar…

Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development reveals aspirations and opinions of locals seeking jobs in the local market The survey was held at the National Career Exhibition 2017 Sharjah, 04 March 2017:  The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has delivered a strong impetus to the UAE’s Emiratisation drive with ‘Register Your Attendance’ – a smart data collection initiative, which collected the latest and most accurate data of more than 3,000 job seeking Emiratis who walked into the National Career Exhibition 2017, held at Expo Centre Sharjah recently.    The data collected includes job applicants' basic information such as age, academic qualifications, occupational status, previous work experience and career aspirations, among other ......read more

General Authority of Youth and Sports Partners with Growing Alliance for Youth Addressing Unemployment in Middle East and Aiming to Impact 50,000 Youth by 2020…

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  The UAE’s General Authority of Youth and Sports has partnered with the Alliance For Youth launched by Nestlé Middle East last year to bring together companies and other entities that can help young people in the region enhance their skills and develop their careers, and is now expanding to include Emaar Properties, ENGIE, LinkedIn, L’Oréal, Mohebi Logistics, Nielsen, Publicis Middle East and the American University in Dubai– with an objective of impacting 50,000 young adults through internships, graduate and training programs, and apprenticeships opportunities, and hiring 3,000 young people throughout Alliance partner companies by 2020. Announced at a Youth Conference conducted in collaboration with a number of leading universities and held at the American University in Dubai, the ......read more

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Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading Cloud-Enabled Wi-Fi Networks Provider ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates– April 24, 2017– Riverbed Technology today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Xirrus, the leading provider of next generation Wi-Fi networks. The acquisition of the privately-held company will expand Riverbed’s market leading SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) and cloud networking solution Riverbed SteelConnect with ......read more

TRL throws spotlight on upcoming trends in the ‘Future of Transport' for the UAE at the ‘Smart ...…

April 19, 2017: Recent industry reports have shown that the continuously growing rate of technological change has been identified as one of the major drivers in the evolution of the global transport landscape. Looking to increase more awareness on this evolving phenomenon, TRL, the global centre for innovation in transport and mobility, is set to showcase the emerging and upcoming trends in the ......read more

The real price of keeping the peace at work…

Negative emotions in the workplace can have surprising positive effects, says LBS expert Dubai, UAE, 09 April 2017 - Most of us, if asked, would opt for a harmonious office environment. Few of us regularly display anger or suspicion in the workplace, choosing instead to hide any negative feelings lest they damage our reputation or relationships. But, according to new research by a London ......read more

Imdaad to participate at Careers UAE 2017 as part of commitment to Emiratization and UAE Vision 2021…

April 8, 2017 – Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities management (FM) company based in Dubai, is planning to increase the number of its Emirati employees holding junior, middle, and senior management positions to seven per cent this year from the current five per cent in line with its commitment to the UAE Government’s ‘Emiratization’ policy.  The ......read more

Supreme Legislation Committee joins government entities participating at ‘Careers UAE 2017'…

UAE, April 6, 2017- The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has confirmed its participation together with other leading government entities at this year's edition of “Careers UAE,” which will be held from April 9 to April 11, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The SLC's presence at this exciting three-day event is ......read more

Genetec to Address Middle East Region's Growing Demand for State-of-the-Art Video Analytics and ...…

DUBAI, UAE, April 04th, 2017– Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, remains committed to instill confidence in its ability to address the Middle East region's increasing demand for state-of-the-art and highly advanced video analytics and surveillance systems. The company's upbeat attitude follows after a ......read more

Five lessons for leaders in turbulent times…

LBS experts highlight tactics to help business leaders handle volatile economic climate Dubai, UAE, 4 April 2017 - Since the financial crisis of 2007/2008, volatility has returned to new highs. When faced with turbulent times, leaders in business, politics and society tend to relay contrasting responses. London Business School’s Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, ......read more

Cardiovascular disease may be one of the main causes of death in type 2 diabetes…

Type 2 diabetes may double the risk of death [1] Diabetes complications are divided into microvascular (damage caused to small blood vessels) and macrovascular (damage caused  to larger blood vessels) [2] In diabetic patients over the age of 65 years, 68% of deaths are from coronary heart disease and 16% are from stroke[3] By: Dr. Arif Abulla Abdulrahim Al Nooryani - CEO of Al ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani: Agriteq 2017 will provide a major boost to Qatar's ...…

Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2017- The 5th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (Agriteq 2017) is set to open on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center—expecting to attract the participation of more than 100 local and global leading agriculture companies. The latest edition will feature five international pavilions and host a number of seminars, workshops, ......read more

Dubai leading the way in ‘Smart Cities' initiatives; TRL at the forefront of transformational shift…

March 06, 2017: Industry analysts and experts have lauded Dubai’s leading and continuing efforts to become the first fully-fledged smart city. TRL, the global centre for innovation in transport and mobility, has expressed its commitment to this initiative, placing themselves at the forefront of this transformational shift. In line with this, TRL has also raised the importance of improved ......read more

Middle East Facilities Management Association set to hold 6th edition of Confex…

March 5, 2017- The Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA), the region's leading platform for FM professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and owner associations, has announced that it will hold its 6th edition of the Annual MEFMA Confex at the Address Hotel Dubai Marina, UAE, on March 13 and 14, 2017. This year’s edition will explore the multifaceted ......read more

UAE Nationals may get lucrative careers in facilities management, but there are less takers, says ...…

March 04, 2017– Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities (FM) company based in Dubai, stated that UAE talents have the strong potential to enjoy a lucrative career in the facilities management (FM) sector, if they are given proper knowledge and opportunity to better understand the sector and how it contributes to national development. The company notes that spreading further ......read more

Genetec holds gala ceremony to honor its top performing Middle East channel partners…

DUBAI, UAE, February 19, 2017 – Genetec Inc. (Genetec), a leading provider of IP security and intelligence solutions, successfully hosted the Genetec Middle East Channel Partner Awards to honour top-performing partners in the Middle East in recognition of their outstanding achievements in 2016. The special gala ceremony, held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai, was attended by top executives ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award's Eleventh Session Contenders in “Literature” and “Children's Literature” ...…

Abu Dhabi, February 19, 2017:  As part of its annual practice, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its shortlisted candidates in two of its categories; “Literature” and “Children’s Literature”. The announcement follows the conclusion of a series of meetings held by the Scientific Committee in Abu Dhabi to assess reports submitted by the judges’ ......read more

Steen's Chronicle: When change is not change — #SaxoStrats…

Trump's economic policies flawed, jobs focus misguided New US presidency likely to resemble that of Nixon Present selloff in bond yields likely temporary Donald Trump may be a colourful character, particularly as far as 21st century politicians go, but investors should watch what he does, not what he says. I have spent the last month on the road around Europe meeting with ......read more

Sharjah Tatweer Forum to hold recognition ceremony for Sharjah Leadership Program's third batch of ...…

February 11, 2017: Sharjah Tatweer Forum (STF), a subsidiary of the Quarter of a Century Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, is set to honor and recognize the latest batch of graduates that have completed the Sharjah Leadership Program (SLP). The graduation ceremony, which will take place on February 13, 2017 at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre, is being held under the ......read more

ITFC and Istanbul Zaim University Sign MoU for Raising Awareness on Islamic Trade Finance Solutions…

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), the multilateral trade financing institution and a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Istanbul Zaim University (ZIU), an institution of higher learning incorporated in Turkey that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in many branches of modern science and ......read more

Pearson and Nesta announce research initiative designed to predict the skills and competencies ...…

Research should help to shed light on the future of the workforce, and develop education systems that will fulfil future workforce demands Dubai, UAE, 29th January 2017:  Learning company Pearson and innovation foundation Nesta today announce a research partnership in collaboration with Michael Osborne (Oxford Martin School) which is designed to provide businesses, governments and ......read more

Dubai Trade Shortlists Nominees for 9th E-Services Excellence Award…

Dubai, UAE, 25 January, 2017:  Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has shortlisted nominees for its 9th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA).  Winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony to be held next month under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. ESEA recognises ......read more

DuPont Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results…

UAE, January 25, 2016– DuPont (NYSE: DD), a science company that brings world-class, innovative products, materials, and services to the global marketplace, announced fourth-quarter 2016 GAAP earnings of $0.29 per share and operating earnings2 of $0.51 per share.  Prior year GAAP and operating earnings2 were a loss of $(0.26) and earnings of $0.27 per share, respectively.  GAAP ......read more

Global sales of Fujitsu ScanSnap document scanners break the four million mark…

Dubai, 25 January 2017 – Worldwide sales of the Fujitsu ScanSnap series now exceeds four million units, representing another milestone in the success story of this personal document scanner product line. With ScanSnap sales ramping up fast only Fujitsu’s own fi Series range of professional document management scanners have a larger user base. Product range of Fujitsu ScanSnap ......read more

UAE's Albatha strengthening its relationship with Portugal…

Portuguese Ambassador, Joaquim Moreira de Lemos visits CSA, Colep Scitra Aerosols, a JV between companies from UAE and Portugal Dubai, UAE, January 25th, 2017: Just over three years ago Scitra, part of the Albatha Group had signed a joint venture agreement with Portugal headquartered, Colep, to form a new company called Colep Scitra Aerosols (CSA). Since then, Albatha has grown the business ......read more

eProseed to support 11th MENA Regulatory Summit…

eProseed will participate as a Supporting Partner in the 11th MENA Regulatory Summit on February 5th & 6th in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The summit will cover the main topical challenges faced by the regulatory authorities and the GRC community, a debate in which eProseed has a pivotal role to play as the publisher of FSIP, a comprehensive financial supervision solution dedicated to Central ......read more

Tax professionals are in high demand as the UAE gears up for VAT in 2018…

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AgilityGrid brings innovative security solutions to the Intersec 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 15 January 2017: AgilityGrid, a Dubai-based Value Added Distributor that provides IP CCTV security solutions for businesses and government bodies across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia, has confirmed that it will be at Intersec 2017 to showcase its comprehensive video security solutions across key vertical sectors. Intersec 2017 is scheduled to run 22-24 ......read more

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