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Tag Archives: Middle East

UAE leads Middle East in digital competitiveness

Emirates ranking jumped one place to 17th globally The UAE’s global ranking in digital competitiveness continued to improve as it secured the 17th position in IMD World Digital Competitiveness 2018 report. The region’s second biggest economy also maintained its lead in the Middle East chiefly due to Dubai’s strong push towards digitisation and embracing new technologies to make the emirate …

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500 Startups invests in 12 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) startups as part of the second ‘MENA DOJO’ series a program

Silicon Valley based 500 Startups, the most active early-stage Venture Capital firm in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has announced twelve pre-Series A regional companies participating in the second edition of the MENA Dojo Series A Program following a very rigorous selection process. The startups in this batch include : Eyewa, online glasses and contact lenses retailer; …

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Digital transformation of Service Economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa says World Bank

Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA) at the World Bank will be addressing this subject in a Keynote Speech: “A new economy for MENA – how the service economy and digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across the region” Investment into digital transformation in the major Cities of the Middle East and …

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Forbes Middle East hosts its first healthcare event

Three panel discussions discussed future of healthcare. Forbes Middle East has held its first healthcare event highlighting the current trends and potential opportunities in the healthcare sector, built around a series of panel discussions and keynote speeches by industry leaders. Moderated by PwC, conversations centered around shaping the future of healthcare, finding a balance in pharma and implementing machine medicine. …

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SA: New dawn to bring hope for Gauteng residents

The world’s second biggest mobile operator has spent several years selling minority stakes Vodafone said on Monday it would sell its stake in Vodafone Qatar to its joint venture partner, the Qatar Foundation, for 301 million euros ($371 million) but keep its red brand present in the country under a future partnership deal. Qatar has faced an embargo from Arab …

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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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UAE is the easiest Middle East market for women to find jobs, says survey

The United Arab Emirates has been named as the easiest market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for women to find a job, according to a new survey issued on Monday. The ‘Working Women in the Middle East and North Africa’ survey, which was carried out by online jobs portal Bayt.com and research company YouGov, stated that more …

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Renewable power potential in the Middle East

Declining renewable energy prices and increasing energy demand in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region present a unique opportunity for stakeholders to accelerate renewable energy production, invest in long-term competitiveness and energy security. The bright future for renewable energy in the region was explored in-depth at a recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) event in Dubai, attended by …

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Middle East jobs growth was strongest in the legal and banking and financial services sector

Middle East jobs growth was strongest in the legal and banking and financial services sector. Job vacancies for professionals across the Middle East increased by 5.5 per cent between the second and third quarter of 2017, the latest Robert Walters Middle East Jobs Index has revealed. Jobs growth was strongest in the legal and banking and financial services sector at …

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Amazon to open data centers in Middle East by early 2019

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that it plans to open an infrastructure region in the Middle East by early 2019. The new AWS Middle East Region (Bahrain) will consist of three Availability Zones at launch. Currently, AWS provides 44 Availability Zones across 16 infrastructure regions worldwide, with another 14 Availability Zones, across five AWS Regions in …

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