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ATM 2018: Technology, sustainable tourism set to be event highlights

GCC tourism industry grows ten-fold and more since first show opened New hospitality projects, advanced technologies and sustainable travel trends will be discussed and highlighted during the 4-day Arabian Travel Market 2018, which opens today at Dubai World Trade Centre. The 25th edition of the ATM, the largest gathering of region’s hospitality and tourism companies and professionals since its inception, …

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Regulators must adopt emerging tech: Accenture

Innovative products and services are increasingly challenging regulatory processes By Staff Writer, TradeArabia Regulators must embrace the innovative application of emerging technologies, known as RegTech, to enable a more effective regulatory environment, mitigate risks and drive competitive advantage, said leading global professional services company Accenture in a new report. According to the report titled “RegTech for Regulators”, released in collaboration …

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Google offers Aramco unlikely route to IPO heaven

Partnership with Google may provoke some outside-the-box thinking Google found Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail Has Saudi Aramco landed on a cunning plan to boost its future stock-market valuation? Certainly, the $2 trillion valuation desired by the kingdom’s crown prince in the oil producer’s forthcoming initial public offering is hard to square with reality. A new partnership with the owner …

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Work on $3bln Saudi Arabia’s New Taif energy project begins

TAIF – A major solar energy plant will be established in the techno valley of this summer resort as part of the SR11 billion New Taif project. The King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) has started building 600 bases for the plant. The energy project includes establishment of solar panels on the bases and construction of management and security …

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UN launches tech innovation lab in Egypt

The United Nations (UN) has announced the opening of its African Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in Egypt, in line with its framework to deploy a global network of such labs. The launch of the new lab was announced on the sidelines of the latest Cairo ICT Conference, held under the auspices of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The UNTIL in …

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Tax, Trump and tech: Zawya’s 10 most important stories of 2017

By: Zawya.Com Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day Zawya presents its top picks of the stories that were written by its in-house team of journalists in 2017 The introduction of value-added tax (VAT), the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the changing e-commerce landscape …

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Competitive Advantage: UAE start-ups invest in cloud computing tech

72 per cent of all start-ups spend less than $50,000 on IT annually Startups across the UAE are increasingly looking to invest in cloud computing technologies to help themselves gain a competitive advantage in the market, new data by the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has shown. The Cloud Report 2017, commissioned in partnership with IBM and produced by Thomson …

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GCC tech companies close gender gap to unlock $100trillion in global GDP

Ann Gallo, chief communications officer of Hitachi Vantara, recently spoke at The Marketing Society UAE’s Leadership Breakfast, sharing her insights as the GCC technology companies work to close the gender gap and increase corporate competitiveness to unlock nearly $100 trillion in global GDP by 2025. Women in the GCC represent only two per cent of board positions and 13 per …

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Huawei supports Saudization and offers jobs to fresh graduates

As part of its plans to attract Saudi talent and support the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia is hosting a two-day recruitment drive on 23-24 November at the Engineering Faculty of King Saud University, in Riyadh. Held under the theme “Grow Together”, the 2-day event is in line with Huawei’s strategy to support the advancement of the …

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Bahrain’s Diversification Away from a Hydrocarbon-dependent Economy Through Embracing Tech

Despite having weathered the 2008 global economic crisis comparatively well, GCC economies, still heavily hydrocarbon-dependent, have showed signs of strain in recent months, as oil prices have slumped. Bahrain is perhaps rather more sensitive to regional economic pressures than some of its more oil-rich neighbours, as highlighted by the recent downgrades by ratings agencies. Governments across the region are taking …

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