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Oman targets $15bln investments in tourism sector by 2020

Sultanate eyes public–private partnerships to develop tourism-related projects By Yasmine Saleh, Thomson Reuters Projects News Oman is aiming to raise $15 billion to invest in its tourism sector by the end of the decade, a top Omani official said adding that the government is hoping that 76 percent of the sum will be generated from the private sector. “We are …

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Cyberattacks On The Rise Across the GCC Region

FireEye’s latest Advanced Threat Report shows the government, energy and finance sectors subjected to the most attacks. FireEye, Inc., the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyberattacks, recently revealed key insights on the state of cyber attacks across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, particularly in the countries of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council). In recent years, the GCC …

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BECO Capital Warns Entrepreneurs Against Relinquishing Control Over Their Businesses Too Soon

BECO Capital , a regional venture capital firm focused on technology investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, today warned young Arab entrepreneurs against relinquishing their businesses to investors too soon, and advised Venture Capital investors to allow promising young companies the control and freedom to pivot, experiment and build strong, attractive businesses. Speaking today at STEP Conference to …

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Renewable agency applauds U.A.E. solar launch

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) welcomed the activation of the world’s largest operational Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) facility to date, as the Middle East turns to clean energy to fuel future growth. The Shams 1 thermosolar plant – in the desert of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates – adds 100 megawatts (MW) of sustainable, renewable electricity …

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Executives Online Expands to Middle East with New Office in Qatar

Executive recruitment and interim management provider Executives Online announces the opening of its first office in the Middle East, located in Doha, Qatar. The new office will capitalise on the growth in executive recruitment in the broader Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and extend Executives Online’s unique recruitment process to companies and jobseekers there. Executives Online GCC will offer the …

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