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UAE ranked 13th most promising economy for investment

Ranking reflects UAE’s liberal and investment-friendly business policies Staff Writer, Khaleej Times The UAE has been named the 13th Most Promising Home Economy for Investment in 2017-19 according to a survey conducted by the United Nations Council for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Observer. The ranking, published in the UNCTAD’s recently released annual World Investment Report …

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UAE and Saudi Arabia forecast to be big markets for IT spending in 2018 – expert

IT spending in UAE expected to rise to $7.7bln this year Image for illustrative purposes. Saudi shoppers spent 4,000 riyals each online last year, according to the government’s Communications and Information Technology Commission. Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are forecast to be among the biggest markets for information technology (IT) spending in the Middle East …

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UAE Space Agency highlights Mars Mission challenges at CABSAT 2018

Importance of the country’s space programme highlighting challenges faced by his team in the region. DUBAI- Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, has delivered a keynote session on the importance of the country’s space programme highlighting challenges faced by his team in the region, while planning for their mission to Mars. The talk was given …

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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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Career in UAE: Will your pay hike beat VAT?

Salary increases in 2018 will be based on skills shortages and performance As the New Year approaches, employees generally look forward to pay raise and bonuses, hoping that their efforts will be rewarded through monetary benefits. But that is not the case all the time. With some sectors growing faster than others, the chances for increment and job opportunities are …

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UAE higher education year-end review

Universities in UAE saw higher placed rankings in 2017 Abu Dhabi: It was another big year for higher education in the UAE in 2017, with several key developments including university mergers, a new higher education strategy announced in December, and continued moves up the ranks for UAE-based universities. National Higher Education Strategy Announced in December by the Ministry of Education, …

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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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Why do UAE and Saudi Arabia want to use blockchain?

Last week, the UAE’s central bank announced it was working on a joint cryptocurrency, based on blockchain, with its counterpart in Saudi Arabia Since beginning its dramatic rise in value over a year ago, many commentators have pronounced bitcoin dead, saying instead that the true value of the polarising digital currency was to be found in its underlying technology, blockchain. …

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Space time: What applicants need to know to win a seat on the UAE Astronaut Programme

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day. Participation in the United Arab Emirates’ recently announced astronauts programme is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity that should not be missed, two of the initiative’s top officials said on Monday. Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum last …

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A long shot: MENA employers receive 1,000 applications per job – Bayt.com CEO

11Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day. The Middle East and North Africa region has witnessed a massive growth in the number of jobseekers since 2011, but the number of jobs available has been declining, according to the chief executive of a regional jobs website, …

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