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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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du Launches Secure Web Hosting to Help Businesses Combat Cyberattacks

du’s secure web hosting solution is rated as one of the best and most effective in the region, protecting organisations against cyber security threats using a proactive multilayer approach. Today, there are over three billion global internet users – 40% of the world’s population – driving growth in digital service, support and sales interactions that require businesses to host their …

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Siemens and Strategy& joint study outlines roadmap for a digitalized future for GCC businesses

60% surveyed believe digitalization has potential to create new business models or lead to a more open culture of innovation Only 3% of organizations in the GCC believe they are at an advanced stage of their digital transformation The GCC is positioned to embrace the disruptive potential of digitalization Governments and consumers lead the digital uptake in the GCC Dubai, …

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Avaya Helps AMEA’s Midsize Businesses Raise the Bar for Customer Experience

Avaya IP Office Contact Center 10 delivers the simplicity and easy to use tools midsize companies in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa markets need to meet customer expectations and compete with larger enterprises. Avaya today announced a new version of the company’s contact center platform that enables midsize businesses to rise above the competition by offering a superior, omnichannel …

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Who will feel VAT’s biggest pinch in the UAE?

Value added tax is coming to the UAE. Is the country prepared for it? With the implementation of value added tax (VAT) in early 2018 in the UAE now a certainty, there is growing apprehension in the market – from businesses and consumers alike – about how the new regime will impact them. Details about the tax are yet to …

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54% of Businesses in UAE and Saudi Arabia Have Experienced Business Disruption because of Digital Technologies

Digital Crisis Looms: Business Leaders Fear Digital Start-ups Will Make Their Business Obsolete Within 3-5 Years News highlights: 85% of businesses consider digital start-ups a threat, either now or in the future 44% of businesses don’t know what their industry will look like in 3 years 59% have witnessed the entrance of new competitors as a result of digital technologies …

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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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MENA businesses will have to re-invent their IT strategies to survive in a digital economy, say Equinix experts

Equinix introduces ‘Interconnection Oriented Architecture™’ at GITEX to help companies migrate to the Cloud. Dubai, UAE – Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, is showcasing solutions that can help MENA businesses digitally transform, at GITEX Technology Week, from 16th until the 20th of October. As we enter the Interconnected Era, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are facing new challenges. …

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DED’s Compliance Day for businesses widely welcomed across UAE

The initiative launched by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai to enable businesses avoid violations or penalties through improved compliance with commercial regulations has been praised by the economic departments in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah. Representatives of the four economic departments from the sister emirates also welcomed DED’s proposal to observe a penalty-free ‘Compliance …

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Qatari businesses shifting towards longer-term CSR collaborations, say experts

Key decision-makers from Microsoft, Shell, Qatar Red Crescent Society, and Qatar University weigh in on CSR strategies and trends ahead of 3rd CSR Qatar. Doha, Qatar – As the third edition of CSR Qatar 2015 prepares to get underway in Doha in less than two weeks’ time, key speakers at the country’s flagship conference for CSR and sustainability shared their …

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