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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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No connection: Online apps and social platforms struggle to establish bonds with UAE users – study

A new study has shown that mobile apps and online social platforms are “struggling” to create strong bonds with consumers in the United Arab Emirates, despite their widespread use. A survey of 1,000 UAE residents carried out by MBLM, a brand consultancy firm, said that last year apps and online social networks in general ranked lowly, coming 13th on a …

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Technology will help drive the next wave of growth in UAE

Boost in efficiency with leaner organisations, resources to invest in other areas of growth Commonly, businesses require a great deal of support to process government and corporate transactions such as licensing, leasing, visa issuance and customer care. The level of support received has become a fundamental factor in evaluating any business environment, as it enables companies to get their business …

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UAE’s smart services help save $2.17bln over three years

The savings generated can be attributed to reducing the time it takes to process transactions and cutting fuel costs. Smart Government applications generated savings of AED8.00 billion in three years, according to a study conducted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, (TRA). The study addressed the impact of the UAE Smart Government on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) from 2015 through …

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Know your numbers: Advisors welcome banks’ attempt to improve financial knowledge among business owners

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day The introduction of a new guide aimed at improving the financial literacy of business owners has been welcomed by advisors. The UAE Banks Federation (UBF) announced yesterday that the 64-page guide has been produced as part of its …

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UAE cyberattacks down 48%

There were 155 cyberattacks against UAE websites in the first four months of 2018, down from 297 over the same period last year According to state news agency WAM, this decrease could reflect the success of the “National IT Emergency Response Team” of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in deterring hacking attempts. Cyberattacks during the first four months of the …

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UAE Space Agency reviews new satellite design

The satellite will provide valuable insight into the concentration of nutrients in the coastal waters of the Arabian Gulf The UAE Space Agency, working in partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (Aurak), has reviewed the preliminary design of the MeznSat 3U CubeSat, which is being developed to monitor and study …

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Eastern promise: UAE’s financial hubs target China

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day As the United States and China begin talks today to try and avert an escalating trade war, the two main financial centres of the United Arab Emirates have already been courting Chinese dignatories, as they seek to become …

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UAE’s Arabtec wins its first international deal in 12 months – CEO

Contractor eyeing Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the region’s two biggest markets, as it seeks to grow its order book. Contractor Arabtec is set to make a return to the Egyptian market as part of a renewed push beyond its core market of the United Arab Emirates. The company’s chief executive Hamish Tyrwhitt told Zawya in an interview in Dubai last …

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Etisalat announces offer for small and medium businesses

Telco offering special data offers for new and existing mobile post-paid customers Etisalat has announced a week-long ‘SMB Festival’ from May 6 to 13, an initiative for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the UAE. The telco is offering special data offers for new and existing mobile post-paid customers in addition to offers from business partners at the ‘Hello Business …

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