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IPO surge: Saudi SMEs help 2017 hit a five-year high

The first quarter of 2017 saw 10 new initial public offerings (IPOs) registered on the stock markets among the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a five-year record high and propelled by Saudi Arabian small and medium-sized businesses, according to a press release issued by consultancy firm PwC. IPO news in the region is important, as Saudi Arabia, …

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MEA Smartphone Market Rockets as Cheap Devices Spur Surge in Demand

Smartphone shipments to the Middle East and Africa saw unprecedented year-on-year growth of 83% in 2014, according to – Q4 2014 Handsets Tracker released by International Data Corporation (IDC). Spurred by the increased availability of cheaper models and dual-SIM devices, the global advisory and consulting services firm announced that smartphones accounted for 41.9% of all mobile handset shipments to the …

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UAE Vision 2021 taking shape as school admissions surge

An increase in expatriates relocating to the UAE, coupled with more Emirati children attending international schools, is fuelling exponential growth Dubai, UAE: Competition for admissions in Dubai’s international schools continues to intensify – perhaps more than ever before – with an increasing number of national families choosing to enroll their children in British and American curriculums. The Middle East’s international …

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