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Sharjah gears to score higher than 88% to sustain its WHO ‘Healthy City’ status in the region

The emirate of Sharjah is now the healthiest city in the Middle East and Africa region with an impressive score of 88% as per the World Health Organization (WHO). Stakeholders from various Sharjah Government departments related to the healthy city program assembled at the Sharjah Health Authority headquarters to share their strategies. The stakeholders brainstormed during the meeting to ensure …

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How UAE’s Julphar and Siemens are tackling diabetes in the Middle East with digital tech

As World Diabetes Day is marked around the globe on 14th November, a first-of-its kind factory in the UAE is providing affordable insulin to the Middle East with the help of digitalization technology from Siemens. Established in 1980, Julphar (Gulf Pharmaceuticals) is the first pharmaceutical manufacturer in the GCC and one of the largest in the Middle East. In order …

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Introduction of VAT set to be a ‘challenging and exciting time for the region’ says ACCA Middle East

Business leaders from across Oman gathered together at an ACCA event this week (24 October) to discuss the impending introduction of VAT (Value Added Tax) across the region. VAT will be implemented in Oman and several other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries from 1 January 2018. Ashok Hariharan, Partner & Head of Tax at KPMG was one of several …

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Breakbulk Middle East: Opportunities in Middle East logistics sector but firms must exercise precision planning and manage risk

Breakbulk Middle East delegates hear that the Gulf continues to develop ambitious projects requiring precise strategic logistics. Management of risk critical to seizing opportunities available. Abu Dhabi, UAE – The current economic conditions mean that now is a good time to invest in the oil and gas logistics sector in the Middle East according to experts speaking on day one …

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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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Cisco Middle East Appoints Ziad Salameh Managing Director for its West Region

New role will focus on leading the way in digital transformation across multiple markets and driving business outcomes for customers and industries. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Cisco Middle East has announced the appointment of Ziad Salameh as Managing Director of its West Region. In his new position, Ziad is responsible for leading Cisco’s business and operations in Qatar, Kuwait, …

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Mowgli Foundation Releases Its Latest Impact Report

Every Mowgli Entrepreneur Creates More Than 3 New Jobs in the Mentoring Year. The Mowgli Foundation, a UK headquartered award winning mentoring organisation in the Middle East and North Africa, recently published its latest impact report, spanning an 8-year time period. With the aim of empowering entrepreneurs to drive economic growth and employment generation, Mowgli focuses on the training and …

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Microsoft Encourages Middle East and Africa enterprises to Embrace Digital Transformation

Digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) are predicted to add US$14 trillion to the world’s 20 largest economies by 2030. That’s one fifth of the current world GDP. However, many enterprises in the Middle East and Africa are held back from fully realising digital transformation because of a lack of a clear digital strategy and robust IT policy, …

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Marking a New Era In ‘The Customer & Innovation’ as Middle East Council Of Shopping Centres launches a Mobile App for RECon MENA 2016

RECon 2016 will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel DIFC, on October 30th – 31st & 1st of November Dubai – The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres develops an industry leading Mobile App for RECon MENA 2016; inspired by this years theme for the conference “The Customer & Innovation”;MECSC has produced a mobile APP offering convenience, efficiency and connectivity …

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Digital shadows global study reveals UAE tops list in Middle East for most employee data leaks

97 percent of the 1,000 largest companies have suffered compromise of employee credentials, comprising email and password combinations. Dubai, UAE – Digital Shadows, a provider of cyber situational awareness, released its Compromised Credentials research paper which analyzed the largest 1,000 companies listed on the Forbes Global 2000. The report found that 97 percent of those companies, spanning all businesses sectors …

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