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Gulf’s rapid social changes ‘pose a challenge for education planners

By Nada Hameed, Arab News JEDDAH: Universities and higher education policymakers have been challenged to keep pace with the region’s accelerating social and economic changes by speakers at the 7th Gulf education conference. More than 200 senior education figures, including representatives from global universities as well as diplomats and advisers, took part in the two-day conference, which was held at …

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Nasdaq Dubai launches Abu Dhabi, Dubai equity index futures

Nasdaq Dubai’s website showed Dubai index futures, due to expire on June 21, trading at 3,328 on Sunday while the underlying index was down 0.6 percent at 3,310 points. Abu Dhabi index futures were at 4,560 while the index was up 0.2 percent at 4,586 points. Nasdaq Dubai said it was in talks with regional and international financial institutions that …

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Thuraya launches first Dual-mode, Mobile M2M solution

T2M-DUAL’s robust system and interoperability render it a top-class solution for widespread projects DUBAI: Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced the launch of its Thuraya Tracking and Monitoring (T2M) service in conjunction with the launch of its first product release of the year, the T2M-DUAL terminal. A mobile, dual-mode device for superior machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and remote asset tracking and monitoring, …

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Omani government working to create 25,000 jobs in six months The announcement came after hundreds of unemployed people demonstrated on Monday

By Marwa Rashad RIYADH – The Omani government said on Thursday it was working to create 25,000 jobs in six months, part of efforts to curb high unemployment in the small, oil-exporting Gulf Arab state. The announcement came after hundreds of unemployed people demonstrated on Monday at the Ministry of Manpower in Oman’s capital Muscat, and another protest in the …

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Middle East M&A activity rallies in Q4 2017

Global M&A deal-making in 2017 stayed in line with 2016 levels, with overall global deal volumes rising slightly by three per cent and flat growth in terms of value, and Middle East activity rallied in the last quarter of the year, according to the latest report by global law firm Baker McKenzie. Despite tighter scrutiny on foreign deals, the United …

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Youth, happiness, space and cryptocurrencies: Main topics on the agenda of Dubai’s World Government Summit

By- Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA Officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced the key themes that will be discussed at the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai next month. The sixth edition of the WGS is scheduled to take place on February 11-13. It will include 4,000 attendees from 140 countries, according to a press release sent to the …

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Sheikh Mohammed launches eco-tourism project in Dubai

  The reserve spans 10% of the emirate of Dubai’s total area Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attends the Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse. Image used for illustrative purpose. DUBAI: The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al …

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Oman signs $210mln Saudi financing for key industrial project

Deal could help to ease concern about the health of Oman’s finances. Image used for illustrative purpose. A bank employee counts one hundred dollar notes at a bank in Seoul February 26, 2009. Image used for illustrative purpose. A bank employee counts one hundred dollar notes at a bank in Seoul February 26, 2009. Oman’s government has signed to obtain …

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Alibaba Cloud to open its second data centre in Dubai next year

Company’s long-term goal is to establish cloud computing as digital foundation for new global economy Dubai – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, is set to open its second data centre in Dubai next year, a top company official said. The company opened its first new data centre in the Middle East in Dubai …

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Meeting of Arab Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research concludes

The Arab Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research have highlighted the importance of coordinating plans for higher education and scientific research to cope up with the needs the labour market in the Arab countries and the priorities of their respective national plans for sustainable development. Concluding their 16th meeting at the Arab League HQ on Wednesday, the ministers urged …

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