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What will be the Uber of the banking sector?

Disruptive technology is the big buzzword in the business world right now. TripAdvisor has revolutionised the travel sector, Airbnb has opened up the room renting market and Uber has turned the taxi business on its head. None of these companies own major assets or infrastructure, but they have changed how their industries work and rewarded their inventors with sizeable fortunes, …

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Companies failing to leverage technology to combat fraud, despite it being a significant enabler for fraudulent activity

KPMG international report. Global Profiles of a Fraudster also reveals majority of fraud continues to be due to weak internal controls. According to a new report by KPMG International, technology was found to be a significant enabler for a quarter (24 percent) of the 750 fraudsters investigated by forensic specialists across 78 countries. By contrast, the Global Profiles of the …

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Qatari Clinical Leader Highlights New Clinics and Services Driving Quality Improvements at Women’s Hospital

The introduction of new clinics and services at Women’s Hospital has driven improvements in the delivery of high quality patient care to the women in Qatar, according to Dr. Huda Abdullah Saleh, Senior Consultant Gynecologist and Executive Director of Quality and Safety at Women’s Hospital. According to Dr. Saleh, recent improvements include the introduction of clinics in the Outpatient Department …

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Nissan appoints Simon Frith as new Managing Director for Saudi Arabia

Nissan has announced that Simon Frith has been appointed to be the new Managing Director of Nissan Saudi Arabia Co., Ltd., effective June 1. Frith’s appointment will accelerate strategic decision making to further develop Nissan’s business operations in the Kingdom. He will be based in Jeddah and report to Samir Cherfan, the Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. The appointment …

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iGuzzini expands its team in Doha, Qatar

Steven Faulkner, based in the region since 2005, has been recently appointed of the position of Business Development Manager and will bring his experience of over 20 years in the world of sales and business development to support the clients on current and future projects and to help the business growing in the country. The new acquisition is part of …

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Ajman University and DIFC Academy of Law sign cooperation agreement

The College of Law at Ajman University of Science and Technology and The Academy of Law for the DIFC today announced details of a newly signed cooperation agreement covering the development of training programmes for the benefit of the UAE legal community. The memorandum was signed by Dr. Khalid Al Khaja, Acting Chancellor, Ajman University and Vice-Chancellor for Academic and …

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MOHAP signs a MoU with Sanofi aimed at ensuring higher diabetes awareness and care for patients in the UAE

The program is being launched in alignment with UAE’s commitment to the 10-year executive plan by the Gulf Cooperation Council and Health Ministers of Gulf Community signed in 2008 to fight diabetes and with a mission to promote health awareness in the Gulf The partnership will involve accredited training programs for healthcare professionals to elevate the standard of care in …

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3 green plants on the way

Riyadh – Three new renewable energy plants will be set up in different regions of the Kingdom as part of an initiative by the government to replace dependence on oil for energy production with atomic and renewable energy by 2032. King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), in cooperation with other government agencies, is working on a renewable …

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Virtual reality set to be GCC’s next billion dollar industry

Last weekend Etihad Airways unveiled the full length version of its new marketing campaign featuring its brand ambassador, actress Nicole Kidman. After the massive response to Emirates’ quirky Jennifer Aniston ad, it needed something epic to top its Dubai rival. Slipping on a Samsung headset, users are transported on board the luxury surroundings of Etihad’s A380 superjumbo. Looking around, they …

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Advancement of science and technology key for socio-economic development in OIC member states

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group participated in the 15th General Assembly of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Standing Committee for Science and Technology (COMSTECH) held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 31 May – 1 June 2016. The meeting was preceded by the 30th Executive Committee meeting of COMSTECH on 30 May 2016. The General Assembly meeting, chaired by …

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