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Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone
Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to: editor@arabbrains.com

Software sector witnesses highest talent turnover in MENA: Study

The trouble with retaining tech talent is high-demand and rising compensation within the industry. By Staff Writer, Khaleej Times The technology sector, retail and media industry witnessed the highest talent turnover in the Mena region as employees moved to search for better opportunities, a study by LinkedIn has revealed. The findings, based on LinkedIn’s data on half-a-billion professionals, show that …

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Focus on SMEs: Dubai to launch first local online marketplace

DubaiStore will also host the licensed home businesses acting as a reference platform. By Staff Writer, TradeArabia Digital Economy Solutions (DES), a joint venture between emaratech and the Department of Economic Development of Dubai (DED), will launch DubaiStore, the first local online marketplace to focus on SMEs and home-based businesses (e-traders). DubaiStore, quintessentially an online marketplace for all licensed businesses …

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South Korea’s trade minister highlights five key sectors for UAE investors

Kim Hyun-Chong says opportunities exist in tech, biotech, petrochemicals, construction and in cultural content and consumer goods By Michael Fahy, ZAWYA South Korea’s Minister of Trade highlighted cooperation in the petrochemicals sector as one of five key markets where trade opportunities between his country and the United Arab Emirates can be developed further. Speaking at the Annual Investment Meeting in …

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Al Habtoor founder open to IPO after 2020

The Group is the powerhouse behind real estate mega project, Al Habtoor City By Staff Writer, CPI Financial Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founder of the Al Habtoor Group (The Group), believes 2018 will be a much better year for businesses in the UAE after a tough year in the previous 12 months. The Chairman conceded 2017 had been a challenging …

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Investing in education a ‘long-term commitment’, says GEMS CEO

In the latest of a series of articles on philanthropic activities undertaken by families of UAE business leaders, Dino Varkey, the son of GEMS Education founder Sunny Varkey, discusses the role of the firm and Varkey Foundation in broadening access to learning. Dino Varkey, the CEO of GEMS Education is the third generation of a family of education entrepreneurs who …

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Hyperloop connections to boost GCC tourism infrastructure to $56bln by 2022

UAE ranked the most competitive in the region, driven by the development of multiple transport projects UAE – GCC capital investments in tourism infrastructure are expected to reach $56 billion by 2022, with the UAE ranked the most competitive in the region, driven by the development of multiple transport projects, according to the latest research published ahead of Arabian Travel …

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Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle Emirates Women Award 2018 to empower UAE professional & Business Women

The Submission Deadline for Emirates Women Award on 12th April 2018. Under the theme “Wisdom, Goodness and Giving”, Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, to empower UAE professional & Business Women (National and residents) …

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Bahrain is about to collaborate with a country to support the FinTech sector, find out who it is

According to the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) Financial Services Executive Director, David Parker, Bahrain is planning on collaborating with Malaysia’s financial sector since both markets are in similar development phases when it comes to the FinTech sector. “We can work on our strengths because Malaysia and Bahrain both have relatively newly implemented policies when it comes to fintech. I …

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Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) highlighted the role of small-and-medium-sized enterprises

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) highlighted the role of small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as engine of growth and sustainable development during the 43rd Annual Meeting of Islamic Development Bank Group. ICD also informed developmental partners on practices and tools to be used for designing SME resilience support programs The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the …

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Forbes Middle East hosts its first healthcare event

Three panel discussions discussed future of healthcare. Forbes Middle East has held its first healthcare event highlighting the current trends and potential opportunities in the healthcare sector, built around a series of panel discussions and keynote speeches by industry leaders. Moderated by PwC, conversations centered around shaping the future of healthcare, finding a balance in pharma and implementing machine medicine. …

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