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UAE’s Shaikhani Group appoints new COO as part of its robust 2025 vision

Dubai-based developer strengthens its position in the realty sector as it appoints a new COO to ensure execution of its Dh3.5 billion worth of projects. Dubai – Dubai-based Shaikhani Group has named Alan James Gammon as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), a move that intensifies its commitment to execute Dh3.5 billion worth of projects on its pipeline as planned. …

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Introduction of VAT set to be a ‘challenging and exciting time for the region’ says ACCA Middle East

Business leaders from across Oman gathered together at an ACCA event this week (24 October) to discuss the impending introduction of VAT (Value Added Tax) across the region. VAT will be implemented in Oman and several other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries from 1 January 2018. Ashok Hariharan, Partner & Head of Tax at KPMG was one of several …

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DEWA launches Smart Centre at its head office as part of the Customer Happiness Centre

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched the Smart Centre, as part of its Customer Happiness Centre, at the DEWA head office. This supports the Dubai Plan 2021 to transform Dubai into a city of happy, creative, and empowered people who have smart, integrated and connected services to meet their needs. The Smart Centre provides several smart services for customers, …

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World Bank released its 2017 Doing Business Report, Oman is ranked 66 globally and 3rd among Arab countries

The Sultanate scored 1st amongst the Arab countries and 32 globally, advancing by 127 points compared to the previous report. The World Bank 2017 Doing Business Report was released yesterday 25th October and is focused on “Equal Opportunity for All”. The Sultanate of Oman has achieved a major breakthrough in this report by advancing by 3 ranks to be ranked …

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Gulf Navigation Holding expands its fleet in partnership with China’s Wuchang Ship Heavy Industry Group

Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC is expanding the company’s fleet through a strategic long-term partnership with Wuchang Group, China’s heavy industry giant. The decision was made at Gulf Navigation Holding’s latest board meeting. The move aims to meet the increasing demand for transferring chemicals from the UAE and other GCC countries to global markets. The signing ceremony occurred during the Maritime …

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70% of females want to better their skills to aid a return to the workplace, but four in five believe there is not enough support to do so

Women’s support platform and recruitment portal, Hopscotch, is bridging the gap. Dubai, UAE: According to a new survey carried out by the women-only portal Hopscotch, there is a huge disparity between the support females need in order to make their journey back to work a smooth one, and what is currently on offer in the GCC region. Of the types …

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Breakbulk Middle East: Opportunities in Middle East logistics sector but firms must exercise precision planning and manage risk

Breakbulk Middle East delegates hear that the Gulf continues to develop ambitious projects requiring precise strategic logistics. Management of risk critical to seizing opportunities available. Abu Dhabi, UAE – The current economic conditions mean that now is a good time to invest in the oil and gas logistics sector in the Middle East according to experts speaking on day one …

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Businesses across Middle East and South Asia can now reclaim Value Added Tax on service expenses incurred in the UK, Europe and Australia

Dubai, UAE – Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, and dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, have teamed up to launch a VAT Reclaim Service for Mastercard Platinum BusinessCard and World Mastercard for Business cardholders that allows businesses in the region to reclaim the Value Added Tax they have paid for more than …

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Dubai International PM Forum kicks off on Monday themed ‘Shape the Future’

Under the patronage of Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Tayer: Successful Projects Management is the catalyst for corporate organizational objectives Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji: Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the  Dubai Executive Council, the 3rd Dubai International Projects Management Forum (DIPMF) will kick …

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Female Assertiveness Highlighted as an Integral Factor in Women’s Empowerment

Panel discussion explores issue at the ‘Investing in the Future’ conference. The importance of female assertiveness in women’s empowerment was a key theme arising from a panel discussion that took place at the ‘Investing in the Future’ (IIFMENA) conference, which concluded today (Thursday) at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in Sharjah. Titled ‘Strategic Partnerships for Economic Development,’ the …

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