By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank
May 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
It took one Sunday tweet from President Trump to shatter the relative calm across global financial markets. Instead of going into a week widely expected to yield a long-awaited trade deal between the US and China, the president instead tweeted that he was preparing to lift tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
The decision was taken in response to an apparent backtracking by China on almost all aspects of the trade deal. Predictably, it spooked the market and risk sentiment was hit across the board, with safe-haven US bonds and the Japanese yen being two of the few markets receiving a boost.
A record short position held in the Cboe VIX future, which tracks equity volatility as represented in the S&P 500 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) showcased their revolutionary in-house developed customs (RIISE) project in Uzbekistan. As part of an official UAE delegation to Uzbekistan that aims to enhance investment and development between the two countries, Nadya Abdullah Al Kamali, CEO of Customs World delivered a presentation about RIISE to a number of Uzbekistani officials.
RIISE, the new platform, will be rolled out globally to empower different countries with a cost-effective and sustainable customs system that allows them to effectively and transparently manage core customs activities and conduct trade in the global market. The disruptive system has been developed as a flexible, plug-and-play solution that can be deployed and customized based on the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1st April 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State responsible for future food security, opened the 6th edition of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zaidi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment .
The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture held on the 1st and 2nd of April, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), in conjunction with the region’s largest honey production conference and exhibition ApiArab Expo. Over 310 exhibitors are ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019: On Thursday, March 14th, 2019, 40 tons of live honeybees landed at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport on an Egypt Air Cargo flight from Cairo for the first time in 2019. Many customers were waiting to welcome the bees and take them to various farms across the UAE.
Al Najeh Honey entrusted Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK) with this task and the entry of the honeybees to UAE was executed flawlessly by RAK airport offering best handling services thereby ensuring that the honey bee shipment is delivered and handed over to the consignee in the shortest possible time.
Mr Sanjay Khanna, CEO, RAK Airport said that “the entire team at RAK Airport put in immense efforts to join all the dots together. Lot of planning has gone behind this to achieve the final goal of handling and delivering ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 5 March 2019: His Excellency Engineer Saif Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), has officially inaugurated AgraME today (5 March), one of the region’s key agribusiness, aquaculture and animal health trade events taking place until 7 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
His Excellency Eng Al Shara delivered a keynote address, setting the tone for the event that has put both food security and the United Nations Sustainability
Development Goals at the forefront of the free-to-attend CPD accredited conference stream, which spans across the full three days of the landmark event. The conference agenda for day one focusses on a series of presentations under the theme ‘Investment opportunities in the Arab ......read more
HE Mr Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East visits Al Maya
March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
HE Mr Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan has welcomed by Mr Kamal Vachani, Group director at Al Maya. They discussed the ways to enhance business relationship with UK companies and to increase imports from UK. Al Maya Group imports a large number of FMCG goods from UK and are constantly expanding their range of UK products in their supermarkets. The UK products have well accepted in UAE and Middle East and Al Maya has been a pioneer in stocking, displaying and distributing British products.
UAE, March 4, 2019: eToro, a global multi asset investment platform, utilizing data from its platform has found that those who trade in crypto assets are also becoming investors in other assets, including stocks, commodities and forex.
Globally, the data shows that from the new investors who started to use eToro in 2017 and 2018 to trade crypto, 11% of them then went on to diversify their investments into traditional stocks, commodities and forex.
Interestingly Arab crypto investors who used eToro also went on to trade in other assets. According to the findings, 9% of crypto traders from the GCC and Arab region went on to invest in other assets. 30% of the Arab and GCC crypto traders went on to trade commodities. In other words 2.7% of the total of 9% of GCC and Arab Crypto traders invested in trade commodities. A ......read more
04 March, Dubai, UAE: Agriculture industry professionals from around the world are in Dubai for this week’s AgraME, one of the industry’s leading regional trade events, to debate, promote and reshape the future of the regional agriculture, aquaculture and animal health sectors which are all experiencing game-changing growth.
A wide range of regional and international companies, speakers, buyers and industry pioneers will be descending on the event to make the most out of the conferences and workshops, at the three-day exhibition which runs from March 5 until 7 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
AgraME will offer visitors free access to four different conference streams – the Agriculture Investment Forum; Controlled Environment Agriculture; Aquaculture and Animal Health. The conference streams for 2019 have ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 25, 2019: Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various trade and logistics service providers in Dubai, honoured Kanoo Shipping, a division of The Kanoo Group, with ‘Electronics Services Award to Shipping Agent for General Cargo Service’ at the 11th E-Services Excellence Award.
The 11th cycle of E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) ceremony was held at the Intercontinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai, on 18th February 2019, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region, delivered his keynote speech and Hussain Alblooshi, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Trade, gave his welcome remarks in ......read more
Representative from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation to speak at the AgraME Conference in Dubai.
14 February, Dubai, UAE: Under the Patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, AgraME, the regions longest running exhibition for Agriculture have collaborated with the UN to enable food security in the region through adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their upcoming Conference.
Taking place on 5 – 7 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the event will be hosting a high level, free-to-attend conference which focuses on the SDG’s and covers key advancements and trends within the MEA Industry in Agriculture Investment, Animal Health, Aquaculture and Controlled Environment Agriculture.
The UN SDG’s have been created as a framework for the ......read more
28 January 2019, Abu Dhabi – UAE: SENAAT, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, is all set to showcase a wide range of job opportunities at Tawdheef, the region’s leading recruitment event, taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
As an Industrial Partner for seventh consecutive year, the Abu Dhabi-based industrial conglomerate will offer over 172 potential job openings and career-development opportunities, which represent a wide range of disciplines at the group level and at its portfolio companies, including Emirates Steel, Al Foah, Arkan, National Petroleum Construction Company, Al Gharbia Pipe Company and Ducab.
H.E. Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of SENAAT, said: “A well-nurtured human capital is one of our greatest ......read more
Thursday 17th January 2019:
The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the UAE, held its first meeting for 2019 following its restructuring, on 14th January 2019, at the Central Bank Head Office – Abu Dhabi, under the chairmanship of H.E. Hareb Masood Al Darmaki, the Chairman of the Board. The meeting was attended by H.E. Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Deputy Chairman of the Board and H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, the Governor, and Board members; Their Excellencies Younis Haji Al Khoori, Khaled Mohammed Salem Balama, Khalid Ahmad Al Tayer and Ali Mohammed Al Madawi Al Remeithi, as well as by Their Excellencies Mohamad Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Deputy Governor, Saif Hadef Al Shamsi, Assistant Governor and a group of senior Central Bank staff.
H.E Chairman of the Board opened the meeting by ......read more
UAE, Dubai, 7 January 2019 – Up to 1 in 5 candidates across the EMEA Life Science’s industry have been found misrepresenting information on their job applications, according to recent findings by HireRight, a leading provider of global candidate pre-employment screening services. The findings have been released as part of HireRight’s 2018 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report, which surveyed over 6,000 HR professionals across the EMEA, APAC and US regions.
Life Sciences, a field ranging from pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to food processing and environmental organisations, has witnessed huge growth in recent years, with the global pharmaceutical industry alone forecast to reach US 1.06 trillion by 2022, according to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Life Sciences Outlook. In line with this ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2018: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has introduced job descriptions as part of a new occupational classification scheme. The scheme is used for new work permit applications in the mainland. It is now more challenging for employers to select a suitable job title that matches the foreign national’s responsibilities and educational qualifications.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has introduced job descriptions as part of a new occupational classification scheme which is now used for new work permit applications in the mainland.
New occupational classification scheme
The new occupational classification scheme is comprised of a list of 726 job titles in nine professional categories, including managerial positions, specialists and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018: National Detergent Company SAOG (NDC), a leading FMCG company in the Sultanate of Oman, appointed industry veteran William Hunt as its new CEO. Prior to joining NDC, William Hunt was the CEO of Soaps and Chemicals Industrial and Trading in Sharjah (UAE) prior to joining NDC.
Hunt comes with exposure in a number of industries including plastics, chemicals, and fast-moving consumer goods industries. He has seen great success in dealing with global retailing giants such as Walmart, Menards, Carrefour, Tesco, and Woolworths.
A well-respected international executive - Hunt has been a key member of several globally renowned companies’ executive and leadership teams for the past 20 years. He has held the position of President of Access Business Group, in the USA; Executive Director of ......read more
Middle East’s leading free zone focused on helping build Dubai’s food and agriculture industries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 Nov 2018: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the GCC’s leading free zone showcased its range of services at this year’s Agriscape 2018, the Middle East’s leading trade show for the agribusiness sector.
Jafza has become the preferred destination for agribusiness-related trade in the Middle East, including leading industry players such as Mars, Nestle, and Mondelez among others.
Foodstuff, animal and agricultural products are one of Jafza’s top five sectors with trade volumes of 3.5 million metric tonnes in 2017, and over 4,900 port customers. Fruits and vegetables, animal feed, grains and by-products and beverages are top traded commodities.
Over 500 ......read more
Effective 11 September 2018, employment across four sub-sectors within the retail sector in Saudi Arabia will be restricted to Saudi nationals only. Foreign nationals will be prohibited from working in forty-three different professions.
September 09, 2018: Thirteen professions across three additional sub-sectors will be subject to restrictions effective from 9 November 2018, and forty-four designations within five other sub-sectors will be affected from 7 January 2019 onwards.
Professions restricted to Saudi nationals are within the below listed sub-sectors:
From 11 September 2018 onwards:
Automobile and motorbike showrooms;
Shops selling ready-to-wear apparel, children and men’s cloths;
Shops selling ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018: HireRight, a leading provider of global candidate due diligence services, has announced findings from its 2018 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report. Finding, retaining and developing talent has been earmarked as a key challenge this year for more than half (52%) of EMEA businesses, according to the latest annual EMEA employment screening benchmark report from HireRight.
In this year’s survey of human resource (HR) and risk professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), employee growth emerged as one of the top priorities for EMEA businesses. 71% of companies reported that they are planning to grow their workforce in 2018, compared to 59% in 2017. Further, there has been a shift from attracting talent to retaining it, with 43% of businesses having identified maximising ......read more
Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced it will host its annual tribute event to honour and recognize 58 of UAE’s strongest brands on June 27, 2018. At the event, Superbrands will also announce the highly awaited ‘Brand of the Year’ award and unveil the 14th edition of the much sought-after Superbrands book, which includes a two-page profile of each of the Superbrands.
In its 14th edition, the Superbrands tribute event is considered the ‘Oscars of Branding’ by the corporate world and speaking about the event, Mr. Mike English, Director, Superbrands Middle East, said, “Marketers have always had to juggle two seemingly contradictory goals: making their brands distinctive and making them central in their category. Being acknowledged a Superbrands helps strengthens a ......read more
April 28, 2018 United Arab Emirates: The UAE, ably deputized by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), participated in the first Jordan International Agricultural Forum and the 35th session of the General Assembly of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) in the Dead Sea region, Jordan on April 25 and 26.
The UAE’s deputation was presided by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and comprised of high-level officials from the Ministry as well as representatives of the private sector.
His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi attended the Forum and associated exhibition and held bilateral meetings with several Arab ministers concerned with environment and climate change to discuss further areas of cooperation in agriculture, livestock ......read more
Multiple Full & Part Time Jobs with Flexible Working Hours Available, Helping Mothers to Return to the Workplace
Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018: Mumzworld, the region’s leading e-commerce platform for all things mother, baby and child, has taken yet another innovative step in helping to empower mothers with the re-introduction of their pioneering and highly successful ‘return to work’ programme for qualified and professional mums who are looking to return to the workplace.
The initiative introduced by the leading award-winning company that was founded by two mums and includes a dynamic team of women at all levels of the organisation, promises flexible working hours, the opportunity to work from home, and specialised training that will provide the toolkit for women to resume and develop their ......read more
DUBAI – April 16, 2018: Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launched three Crypto assets backed by certified diamonds. Al Kasir Jewellery Trading and Al Kasir portal, a joint venture under the private office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Obaid Al Maktoum, announced the launch of the innovative diamond trading model using the blockchain technology for the first time in the world.
Al Kasir Group, a joint venture under the private office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Obaid Al Maktoum and Dr. Amit Lakhanpal, Indian entrepreneur, property developer and director of the Al Kasir Group.
Speaking at a press conference in Dubai, Dr. Lakhanpal said, “Cryptocurrencies with their underlying Blockchain technology are increasingly popular amongst individuals, financial institutions and governments, however many of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018: Skyline University College hosted the National Seminar on Case Studies and Research on March 26, 2018 at SUC campus. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Faisal Ali Mousa, Chairman of FAM Holding. Dr. Mousa delivered a motivational speech where he shared his experiences of a journey starting from 3000 dirhams to 3 billion dirhams. He talked about the challenging times of his career as well as the strategies and the principles he always adhered to.
SUC Professor, Dr. Gouher Ahmed was the first speaker of the seminar who discussed the topic, “Case Research Some Issues” followed by the welcome remarks by SUC Dean, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya. Other guest speakers of the seminar were Dr. Narjes Haj-Salem of the College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah; Dr. Christopher Abraham, ......read more
Dubai, 27 March 2018: An Alliance for Youth bringing together companies and other entities interested in helping young people in the region enhance their skills and develop their careers is launching in Saudi Arabia, contributing to the regional commitment to impact 50,000 and employ 3,000 local youth by 2020.
The Alliance in Saudi Arabia, coming two years after the regional launch based on a model created by Nestlé Middle East; is starting off with partnership between Alawwal Bank, Ikea, Mayar (Muhaidib Foods), Nielsen, Savola, Tamer Group, and the University of Business and Technology.
“We know from experience in other countries that concerted collective efforts through partnerships and collaboration amplify positive impact in society,” said Samer Chedid, General Manager at Nestlé ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 27th March, 2018: Do you pride yourself on being a connoisseur of all things luxury? Airbnb is looking to hire a luxury home consultant based in Abu Dhabi. The hospitality brand posted a job description for the role on global careers site LinkedIn earlier this month.
The job posting states that the role is for the Luxury Retreats arm of Airbnb and would involve the candidate going through detailed inspections of the Luxury accommodation, being Airbnb’s eyes on the ground in terms of ensuring the standards and quality of homes. The position is only for four hours a week, and offers a flexible work schedule. The successful candidate should be fluent in English and have their own vehicle. Experience in hospitality, customer service, or related fields are preferred.
UAE, September 26, 2017- The list of winners of Arabia CSR Network’s 10th Arabia CSR Awards, the latest edition of the Arab region’s premier Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability accolade, were officially revealed during the awarding ceremony held in Dubai. The event was attended by senior government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives from ......read more
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 ......read more
September 13, 2017: Archinnova, a leading innovative business technology consulting and implementation firm, has been selected by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) to help fully automate its Application Delivery Lifecycle. The company has been appointed by MRHE as a system integrator and is tasked with educating, implementing and supporting the installation and application of ......read more
UAE, September 13, 2017- Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. PSC (ADNTC), the leading takaful operator in the MENA region, has announced that it has once again received a Financial Strength Rating of ‘A-’ (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ‘a-’ from international rating agency A.M. Best. The outlook for these credit ratings is stable.
The positive ratings ......read more
The UNLOCK Forum, which will be held between January 14th and 15th of 2018 in Dubai, UAE, will bring together leading international experts on Blockchain technology, as well as more than 400 attendees from across the region. The forum aims not only to increase awareness and knowhow on Blockchain technology and its implementation across various sectors, but also to showcase Dubai Blockchain ......read more
September 13, 2017– DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced that its Board of Directors and management, with the assistance of independent advisors, have completed their comprehensive review of the portfolio composition of the three intended independent companies. The Board unanimously concluded that, in light of knowledge gained since the announcement of the transaction, certain ......read more
UAE, September 13, 2017- Drake & Scull International PJSC, a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced that its newly-elected Board Members have convened for the first time. The Board ratified a series of procedural decisions necessary for the company to conduct business as required and chose new committee members from among its ranks. The second General ......read more
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 ......read more
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, ......read more
SGI Dubai 2018 to showcase cutting edge digital signage solutions
Dubai, September 5, 2017: The digital technologies have overtaken the more traditional print versions of late. Retailers, entertainment and leisure venues, corporate houses and other businesses are constantly monitoring their marketing and communication approaches to be conspicuous in such a crowded marketplace. As a ......read more
August 30, 2017: Multi-awarded Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist A. R. Rahman is in Dubai to attend the UAE premiere of his film, 'One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film.' Rahman recently visited the Dubai Mall outlet of E-City, the leading retailer of a chain of world-class multi-brand electronics retail stores across the UAE and part of ......read more
August 29, 2017- Sharjah’s hospitality sector revenues witnessed a remarkable 7.8 per cent increase during the first half of 2017 compared with the previous year, with its value reaching AED 372 million, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced. The announcement came as the emirate steadily positions itself as a destination of choice for local, regional, and ......read more
August 10, 2017- The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), an organization dedicated to spreading public awareness of intellectual property rights in the UAE, has appointed CommuniGate Middle East, a leading marketing and public relations company, to handle its public relations (PR) strategy and media activities.
Established to raise the level of awareness and knowledge of all ......read more
August 09, 2017– ‘letstango.com’, a UAE-based online marketplace, has announced that its estimated total sales is expected to grow by more than three to five times this year as compared to the growth it posted in 2016. The company’s upbeat attitude shows that its expected positive performance will represent a strategic portion of the MENA region’s growing e-commerce ......read more
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 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017: Players within the theme park and amusement industry sectors should constantly innovate to attract the inbound tourists and also factor in the residents to grow the industry, stated Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman of International Expo Consults, organisers of the DEAL show. Around 17.8 million tourists arrived in the UAE last year, a number which has gone up from 15.4 ......read more
NRI Teenager awarded India's Most Distinctive Global Indians Award Dubai born NRI - Simran Vedvyas Makes Every Moment Count Change through her work & action recognized Mumbai, India 11 July 2017 NRI of the Year Awards - A Prestigious Award for Global Indians #YouDeserve Times Now, ICICI Bank and GIIS presented; the fourth edition of the prestigious NRI of the Year Awards 2017 at Hotel ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2017 - According to Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, there are four universals that apply in both politics and business.
First, leadership differs according to where you are in the leadership journey. Second, identity and character are mixed in with more primitive reactions to imagery. Third, the nature of the challenge is ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
AED 80 billion regional facility management industry in immediate need of regulation and standardized best practices; say’s company spokesperson
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA), having launched in the UAE market, now offers the country’s cleaning, hygiene, and facility management industry much needed regulations and standardized best ......read more
-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 ......read more
‘SGI Dubai 2018’ show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, UAE, May 15th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that Epson a prominent SGI Dubai exhibitor has confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2018. From printing the most intricate photograph to the most precise architectural drawing, Epson has focused on ......read more
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) ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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, ......read more
• 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, ......read more
● 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
● ......read more
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, ......read more
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
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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more
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
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 ......read more
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.
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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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more