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TASC Outsourcing launches TascTemp, region's first online hiring portal for temporary staff…

DUBAI – September 18, 2017:  Today, TASC Outsourcing, a leading people solutions and talent management company in the GCC, unveiled TascTemp, an innovative online hiring portal which is set to transform the temporary hiring industry in the UAE. TascTemp is the first-of-its-kind solution in the region for temporary staff. This platform is perfect for businesses that need additional staff to meet peak-season demand, or require short-term staff for a crucial project or just to fill-up planned vacancies. Businesses no longer need to worry about last-minute temp staffing; with this service, short-term staff can be placed within as little as half-a-day.  Users can browse through www.tasctemp.com to choose amongst the available pre-screened candidates, who are ready-to-be-employed across sales and administrative functions ......read more

Business and academia collaborate at Dubai Science Park to shape the science sector…

Dubai Science Park, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al Jalila Foundation discuss ways to enhance UAE’s science sector Dubai-UAE: 13 September, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, hosted a networking event in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai Healthcare City Authority’s first medical university, and Al Jalila Foundation, the philanthropic organisation that supports medical research and educational programmes, to discuss ways to enhance the UAE’s healthcare sector. Welcoming a science-focused audience to DSP, comprising representatives from academia, business and government, Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Executive ......read more

GOV HR Summit to focus on “people-first” initiatives and developing the national workforce…

The region’s biggest HR platform returns to Abu Dhabi on October 30-31, 2017 with speakers from top government, semi government and state owned entities joining the summit Dubai: September 6,, 2017:   The 5th Annual GOV HR Summit, the regions’ leading human resource platform, will welcome a prestigious line-up of speakers including Her Excellency Maytha Al Habsi, Deputy CEO, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, Ismail Abdulla, CEO, Strata, A Mubadala Company, Fatma Hussain, Chief Human Capital Officer, TECOM Group and Wassem Hassan, Vice President -Human Resources and Administration, DXB Entertainment at the elite Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE Hosted under the theme of ‘Turning the biggest challenges into the greatest opportunities’, the 2017 edition of the summit features an innovative ......read more

Recruiters give green light to engineers with passion for sustainability…

Engineering companies increasingly looking for candidates with the skills and desire to make a difference Dubai, UAE, August 6, 2017:  Article written by Yara Matar, HR Representative at DC PRO Engineering, a recognised world leader in District Energy, and regional pioneer in sustainable Green Building MEP Design. With the world now increasingly recognising the effects of global warming and the dangers that lie ahead, there is an increasing need to be green in the race to save the planet. World leaders have signed agreements to tackle CO2 emissions globally while industries, individuals and corporations are playing their part in the pursuit of a sustainable future. In this regard, engineering as an industry is obviously key as a pioneer of sustainability. With the shift in market dynamics there are now greater demands ......read more

The GOV HR Summit set to inspire and develop national talent…

The region’s biggest HR platform to take place on October 30-31, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE Dubai: July 9th, 2017:  The 5th Annual GOV HR Summit, the regions’ leading Human Resource platform, will once again open its doors to HR leaders from top government, semi government and state owned entities across the GCC, on 30th October 2017 in Abu Dhabi UAE, under the theme “Turning the biggest challenges into the greatest opportunities”. With an impressive line-up of influential and intellectual international and regional leaders in Human Resources, the summit will kick off with a powerful keynote presentation by Mr. Ray Jefferson, Global Leadership Practitioner, Consultant, Speaker and Former Senate confirmed U.S. Assistant Secretary General for Veteran’s Employment & Training, under US President ......read more

Empower to Participate in 108th IDEA Annual Conference & Tradeshow in Arizona, U.S.…

This conference will be held in sync with the IDEA Board of Directors Meeting Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, the CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will be attending the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA)108the Annual Conference & Tradeshow, which will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona-United States,from 26 to 29 June 2017. Ahmad Bin Shafar will also attend the IDEA Board of Directors’ meeting which will be held on the side lines of the conference. Ahmad Bin Shafaris the first Emirati Arab member of the IDEA Board of Directors since 2013.  “We are pleased to take part in the Annual Conference & Exhibition of IDEA, the world’s most authentic and oldest association for district ......read more

Empower Starts Delivering District Cooling Solutions to JVC and JVT…

Empower will provide residential, retail and commercial real estate developments in these areas with up to 11,000 RT of cooling services Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, stated that it has started delivering district cooling solutions to Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) and Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) projects. Empower will provide residential, retail and commercial real estate developments in these areas with up to 11,000 RT of cooling services. “We are very pleased to deliver the first phase of district cooling solutions to JVC and JVT. The project has been supervised and managed with a high level of efficiency. At Empower it is our mission to provide landmark projects of Dubai with world class cooling solutions ......read more

Farnek Receives International Rating for Its Cleaning Science…

18 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE UAE-based total FM company makes exemplary progress with standards, training and sustainability, prompting British Institute of Cleaning Science to maintain rating  In recognition of its excellence in facilities management (FM) services, UAE-based total FM company Farnek continues its accreditation program from the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), the largest independent, professional and educational body in the cleaning industry.  Markus Oberlin, CEO of Farnek, said: “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the British Institute of Cleaning Science since we embarked on the first accreditation process in 2012 and we are delighted this will continue. Our customers benefit from our accreditation with BICSc, secure in the knowledge that we are delivering safe and ......read more

122 New Companies From 33 Countries Set Up in Jafza During Q1 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a company of global trade enabler DP World and a major destination for foreign direct investment in the Middle East, Africa and CIS states, registered 122 new companies from 33 countries during the first three months of 2017. More than half (55 percent) of new companies were from the Middle East region, followed by 22 percent from Asia-Pacific , 16 percent from Europe, 4 percent from Africa and 3 percent from North America. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO DP World, said: “The number of companies reflects investor confidence in Jafza services and facilities in a wide range of industry sectors. “Jafza’s innovative approach is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and ......read more

Ramadan 2017 to Witness an Increase in Job Search Activity, According to 79% of MENA Professionals…

Bayt.com’s latest poll reports that nearly two thirds of MENA respondents feel more productive during Ramadan Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017: Ramadan is a time for reflection, unity, sharing and generosity. It is a time that can bring out the best in people, whether during work or when spending time with friends and family. For professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the wonderful spirit of Ramadan is very much present in the workplace and the holy month comes with plenty of time to reflect and plan. According to the new “Ramadan in the Middle East and North Africa Workplace” poll, carried out by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s #1 Job Site, the majority of MENA professionals (79.1%) agree that they plan to spend more time looking for a new job during Ramadan.   A large contributor to the ......read more

Deloitte: Family-Owned Businesses Expect Disruptions Over Next Decade and Look to the Next-Gen for Brighter Future…

-Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants 23 May, 2017 – Of the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte, 46% expects that the market in which they operate will face disruption in the next two to three years. 27% also expects to lose market share to new entrants. These are the results of Deloitte’s NextGen Survey. Deloitte talked to 268 family-owned businesses and discussed specific challenges such as succession but also growth, strategy and the speed with markets change nowadays. “The global economy is changing rapidly and fundamentally, due to the exponential speed of transformation in digital infrastructure, among other things. Quicker than ever, the past is being left behind—a tendency that in the perception of many goes against ......read more

Empower Saves 280 Million Imperial Gallons of Fresh Water in 2016…

  The savings achieved is enough to fill 510Olympic swimming pools Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider has announced savings of 280million gallons of fresh water in 2016, enough to fill 510Olympic swimming pools. Empower uses advanced Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems, along with the TSE technology, at its plants. The TSE technology of Empower was awarded first IDEA Innovation Award in 2013, as first of its kind globally.  “In 2016, Empower has managed to use recycled water for district cooling solutions to reduce waste and increase the company’s efficiency. In addition, the company usestreated water for preserving fresh water. Empoweralso adopts several advanced systemsto use waste water ......read more

Emirates Glass Achieves Strong Results in 2016, Wins Projects Worth Over AED 110 Million Across Region…

Company unveils five new coatings, with plans to unveil low thermal transmission glass products Dubai, May 9, 2017: Emirates Glass LLC, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and one of the largest processors of flat architectural glass in the region, has announced that it has achieved strong results in 2016 compared to 2015 with profits exceeding all previous records, reinforcing its growing reputation and market share in the region. Emirates Glass also announced that it currently has projects worth AED 110 million on hand, and is executing more than AED 60 million worth of contracts in GCC countries alone.  As a step to achieve the projected growth trajectory, Emirates Glass has announced the launch of five new coatings, including Emicool Superlite Temperable High Performance Coatings, with plans to unveil super low ......read more

UAE nationals find private sector jobs more appealing now than ever before, TASC survey reveals…

DUBAI – May 7, 2017:  Marking a paradigm shift in the conventional mindset of UAE nationals seeking employment, a recently concluded survey reveals that about 57 per cent of them showed interest in working for the private sector. Of the 57 per cent, an encouraging 27 per cent want to work exclusively in the private sector and the remaining 30 per cent are amenable to working in either sector. Only 43 per cent are resolutely looking at job opportunities in the public sector, which is a significant change from TASC’s last year’s survey results that recorded an 80 per cent preference of the UAE nationals for government sector.  The research conducted by TASC Outsourcing, the leading people solutions and talent management company in the UAE, also found that most Emirati candidates believe that the private ......read more

EMI Participates in Half-Yearly Meeting of Gulf Association for Metrology…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 6 May, 2017 – Emirates Metrology Institute (EMI), part of Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), participated in the half-yearly meeting of members of the Gulf Association for Metrology (GULFMET) hosted by Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA) in Abu Dhabi.  Held for the first time in Abu Dhabi since GULFMET’s establishment, the meeting drew the participation of representatives from leading National Metrology Institutes (NMIs). The meeting provided GULFMET General Assembly members and metrology experts from leading national metrology institutes an opportunity to meet during the sessions of the Gulfmet Technical Committees and General Assembly and present the progress of their institutes and Gulfmet.  Participants also discussed the challenges in metrology and ......read more

Launch of fish stock promotion program…

Dubai, UAE, May 3, 2017:  Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy chairman of police and Public security in Dubai, the Honorary Chairman of the Protection of Maritime Environment Society launched on Sunday the first phase of fish production enhancement program in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation. Seven Tides International runs the program that aims at promoting fish stocks in Dubai. 3,000 fish of two local types (hamour and spaiti) were released into the waters near the World Islands, after being raised in captivity for more than a year and half.   Major General Mohammed Saeed Al Marri, Director of Community Happiness General Department in Dubai Police, Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO of Seven Tides International, and Khalil Saqer bin ......read more

Empower Prepared for Higher Output Capacity to Meet Increasing District Cooling Demand During Summer…

The company is well-prepared as temperature soars high during the peak summer period Dubai, UAE, 30 April 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower),the world’s largest district cooling services provider, is well-prepared as temperature soars high during the peak summer period.The company announced that it has completed pre-summer preparation works at its district cooling plants and systems across Dubai to cater to the rapidly increasing demand during the hot months. “The demand for district cooling is on the rise as summer approaches fast. However, with proven capabilities as a leader in the district cooling industry, we are ready to offer our customers enhanced services for summer,”saidHE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower. Empower leverages on the off-peak winter months to ensure a consistent ......read more

Emirates Printing Press Opens New Printing and Packaging Facility in Dubai Industrial Park…

•    State-of-the-art machines print 27000 meters per hour •    New 255,000 sq. ft. facility introduces advanced flexible packaging options Dubai-UAE: 30 April, 2017 – Emirates Printing Press (EPP), a high-quality, multi-award-winning commercial printing press based in Dubai, announced the opening of its third 255,000 square feet printing and packaging facility in Dubai Industrial Park.  The inauguration ceremony on March 22 was attended by Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer, Mohan Valrani, Senior Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Al Shirawi Group of Companies, Mohamed Al Shirawi, CEO at Emirates Printing Press, as well as senior representatives of Dubai Industrial Park and Emirates Printing Press. Boasting the best European-made machinery in the industry, the ......read more

Paraguay president announces plans to open country's first commercial representative office in Dubai…

Announcement came during Dubai delegation’s visit to Paraguay as part of high-level trade mission to Latin America led by Dubai Chamber  H.E. Al Ghurair: Dubai-Paraguay non-oil trade has surged 92% between 2010 and 2016, and there is huge potential to expand scope of bilateral trade H.E. Buamim: As a major agricultural exporter, Paraguay can play a key role in collaborating with the UAE on food security  Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2017: Paraguay President H.E. Horacio Cartes recently announced plans to open the country’s first commercial representative office in the UAE later this year, which will aim to boost trade and investment flows between the two countries. His comments came during a meeting with a Dubai Chamber delegation in Asuncion, where he expressed his intention to build bridges between ......read more

Alstom and the RATP Carry Out First Tests on the Autonomous Stabling of a Tram in a Depot…

Dubai, UAE - 27 April 2017: Alstom and the RATP have successfully completed an initial experiment concerning the autonomous stabling of a tram in the RATP’s T7 depot in Vitry-sur-Seine. The project lasted a total of six months, including three at the Vitry site. A phase of additional studies and tests is due to be launched from the second half of 2017 onwards.  The tram, by means of sensors (lidars), detects obstacles and reacts accordingly: reductions in speed, maximum service braking or emergency braking as the case may be. It is also capable of situating itself on the site and recognising its stabling point. The results confirm the feasibility of using these new technologies inside a depot: the tram moves autonomously, runs at the required speed in a straight line or in a curve, and stops at a pre-ordained ......read more

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

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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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......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

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 ......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 ......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

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 ......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, ......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 ......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

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 ......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

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 ......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

'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 ......read more

General Authority of Youth and Sports Partners with Growing Alliance for Youth Addressing ...…

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 ......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…

Early 2016 saw a drop in hiring in the UAE. Did it pick up later in the year, and what are your predictions for 2017? Unfortunately, this trend continued throughout 2016. The number of new jobs available in Q2 of 2016 fell by 9 percent compared to same period in 2015. Q3 wasn’t much better, with a drop of 8 percent year-on-year. However, we did see a rise in the number of contract and ......read more

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

Love is in the air - Valentine's Day Gift Guide…

It's never too early to start thinking about Valentine's Day, there is already so much love in the air. Give it one more week and everyone on your insta feed will be using the hashtag #couplegoals .  Our curated Valentine's Day gift guide includes gifts for the beauty lover, those who want something a little bit different, those on a budget or if you are looking to splurge. ......read more

ArabPlast 2017 opens today (Sunday, 8 January) with increase in overall display area reaching 12 ...…

Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber : “Dubai achieved positive growth in manufacturing industry in 2016” ‘Oil demand for petrochemicals is likely to grow by about 3% a year between 2015 and 2021, with petrochemicals taking a more significant proportion of the oil barrel’ says International Energy Agency (IEA) Dubai, 8 January 2017:  ArabPlast 2017 kicked ......read more

Fujairah experts convene to further heighten industrial safety standards…

Port of Fujairah and Dulsco organised a collective training session for a safer working environment in the Emirate Dubai, UAE, December 29th, 2016: Dulsco, a regional leader in human resource solutions and waste management services, and Port of Fujairah jointly hosted a training session on ‘Safety Leadership’ for industry professionals across UAE. This is along the sidelines that ......read more

Jafza organises recreational day for workers…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa, organised a day of entertainment, activities and informative sessions for workers residing in its on-site residences.  The ‘Workers’ Day’, attended by over 2,000 workers, included ......read more

Dubai Trade Recognises Strategic and Logistics Partners…

Event highlights public and private sector collaboration  Dubai, UAE, 26 December 2016:  Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and smart trading solutions and a DP World company, recently recognised strategic and media partners during its first appreciation ceremony.  The ceremony was part of Dubai Trade’s strategy to support partnerships between ......read more

Careers Festival Day at Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies Draws Hundreds of UAE ...…

Dubai-UAE: 22 December, 2016:  The Dubai campus of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), the chosen venue for the Careers Festival Day, drew an estimated 800 UAE nationals for various positions on offer by financial companies in the UAE. All UAE nationals who attended the two-day festival were successfully registered in the Ministry of Human Resources and ......read more

Empower to further enforce Emiratisation in its recruitment drive…

Increase in Emiratisation to reach 13% in 2016 Dubai, UAE, 21 December 2016:  As part of the Emiratisation initiative to employ more UAE nationals in the private and public sectors, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced today an increase by 13% in 2016 in the employment of UAE nationals in the ......read more

Piaget Altiplano is the watch of choice for the Critics' Choice Awards…

Piaget dresses Ryan Reynolds  LOS ANGELES – December 19, 2016 – Piaget Altiplano was the watch of choice for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. International Brand Ambassador, Ryan Reynolds chose a Piaget Altiplano timepiece to complete his red carpet look. Mr. Reynolds, who was honored with Entertainer of the Year, chose the Piaget Altiplano 43 mm in white ......read more

UAE ranked 20th among world's top 20 exporters and first in Middle East and Africa…

International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF) 2016 ends on high note WTO Report: ‘UAE had a 31.5% share of the Middle East’s total exports in 2015, compared to 28 per cent in 2014’  Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2016:  The 31st edition of the International Autumn Trade Fair 2016 (IATF 16) concluded Friday (16 December) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition ......read more

Saxo Bank Enhances Options Trading With New Combination Order Ticket…

Saxo Bank unveils powerful tool for clients using multi-legged option strategies  Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2016:  Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today announces that it is launching a combination order ticket for all clients trading contract options.  The combination order ticket will enable clients to deploy multi-legged option ......read more

International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF) 2016 kicks off today (Wednesday, 14 December)…

UAE non-oil trade reached 553.4 billion AED in first half of 2016 Dubai, UAE, 15 December 2016:  HH Sheikh Hasher Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Director General of the Dubai Department of Information inaugurated today (Wednesday, 14 December 2016), the 31st International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF 2016) that will continue until 16th December (Friday) at the Dubai International Convention and ......read more

DermoViva Olive Baby Hair Oil…

Dubai – December 14, 2016: Hair oil with natural ingredients are highly preferred option for babies as their hair care needs are different from that of adults. Baby hair are thinner and softer that is more prone to breakage as well as tangles and knots because of; therefore need special hair care routine care to ensure healthy growth. Olive oil is one such product that offers notable ......read more

First-of-its-kind Emirates Soil Museum opens its doors in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, December 8, 2016:  The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) inaugurated today the Emirates Soil Museum, a unique facility in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The opening of the Emirates Soil Museum is a joint initiative between ICBA and ADFD. Speaking ......read more

The UAE is first WTO member from the Arab region to ratify the new Trade Facilitation Agreement ...…

Dubai aims to become the seventh leading maritime capital of the world by 2020 ahead of London, New York, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Rio de Janeiro The International Autumn Trade Fair strengthen the UAE position as a strategic market in the MENA region Dubai, UAE, 7 December 2016:  The International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF 2016) is announced to be held from 14th to 16th of December at ......read more

Dabur Amla Snake Oil Split Ends Seal…

Dubai, UAE, 5 December, 2016 - Hair serum is a unique product that protects tresses from external damages such as harsh climatic conditions, pollution, and heat styling and chemical treatments. It also makes hair more manageable by preventing tangles, knots and dryness. Hair serum provides a protective layer to the outer surface of the hair strand. A little application of hair serum not only ......read more

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