Thursday , 24 January 2019

Business

Ooredoo keeps customers connected in more places around the world

Going beyond meeting the needs of customers, the company works to enrich their ‘digital’ lives through services which help them stay up to date and in touch. Keeping people connected in even more places around the world, Ooredoo has added a number of new destinations to its Ooredoo Passport World package. Customers can now travel across the globe with ease …

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Arabtec lands a $60mln Dubai Properties contract

Company will build a further 352 villas at its Villanova project. Arabtec Holding has announced that its construction arm has landed a 222 million United Arab Emirates dirhams ($60.4 million) contract from Dubai Properties to build 352 new villas at its master planned Villanova project in Dubai. The company said in a statement to the Dubai Financial Market that the …

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UAE ministry launches new job classification scheme

The new occupational classification scheme is comprised of a list of 726 job titles in nine professional categories UAE – 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 …

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Emphasizing the importance of the UAE government’s partnership with global technology companies

Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens have begun one of the largest installations of smart building technologies in the world, with more than 130 structures to be connected to digital solutions that boost energy efficiency, comfort, safety and security Site to be a world-leading showcase for the transformative potential of smart cities MindSphere IoT system to help ensure comfort and security …

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WFP celebrates 50 years in Egypt with launch of Knowledge-Sharing Partnership with Government

The agreement allows for WFP and the Government to share and expand its expertise on interventions in areas such as water management, nutrition, diversification of livelihoods and increased agricultural productivity Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Egypt, the Egyptian Government and WFP yesterday signed an agreement to benefit neighbouring and African countries through …

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Scale-ups offer significant opportunity for public and private sectors in MENA to accelerate economic growth

Scale-ups are SMEs with a proven business model that are poised for exponential growth Scale-ups have a higher impact on economic growth. In MENA, they are estimated to generate 3.4 times more revenues and 8 times more jobs than SMEs Strategy& and Endeavor assessed the state of the Scale-ups eco-system in the region and outlined the priorities for five key …

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Dubai’s Wamda launches program aimed at those looking to quit their job to start a business

Wamda will provide cash grants in exchange for equity stakes in any new businesses formed Dubai-based Wamda Capital on Thursday announced the launch of a fellowship program targeted at “high-impact” mid-career individuals who are considering quitting their jobs and starting new businesses. “So basically very simply, you join as a fellow and you get up to $16,000 in cash as …

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Entrepreneurship in the Arab world: the opportunities, challenges, the stakeholders and the funding environment

Zawya has conducted a series of interviews with many stakeholders in the Arab entrepreneurship space to gauge their views on the opportunities and the challenges that they face. Governments across the Arab world have been spending money on consultants to set up incubators and other tools to help those with business ideas create new firms and scale them, as more …

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Egypt pledges a number of initiatives to boost investment, integration and governance during Africa 2018 Forum

A Guarantee Fund created to assist Egyptians companies to invest in the continent Egypt sends a clear message of intent as it prepares to take over chairmanship of the African Union; A Guarantee Fund created to assist Egyptians companies to invest in the continent; Governance and the fight against corruption, two core issues at the centre of their AU agenda. …

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Majid Al Futtaim Retail Selects Flexible SD-WAN from Orange Business Services to Power Its Smart Retail Transformation across the Middle East

Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim Retail, which holds the exclusive franchise rights to operate Carrefour in 38 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, is deploying Flexible SD-WAN from Orange Business Services throughout its Middle Eastern operations to connect cloud applications, improve customer experience and digitally transform its regional retail offerings. “Connectivity is key to the future of retail. Our …

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