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Arab World’s Leading Investment Bank Introduces EFG One on One MENA Consensus, a Unique Real-Time Poll of Top Global Investors and Listed Companies

New annual survey will be a feature of the largest MENA investor conference, which grew in size once more in 2016 More than 455 international fund managers and institutional investors from 221 institutions with aggregate assets under management in excess…

Book Your Spot: MENA Cristal Innovation & Digital Congress – February 18

The MENA Cristal Innovation & Digital Congress is an event tailored for Marketers and the Advertising industry. This year, the 11th Edition is held in Dubai on February 18th @Sofitel Jumeirah Beach. Attendees will benefit from regional and international expertise, through…

Leading Online Beauty Store Basharacare Expands across the GCC

BasharaCare, the leading online beauty store in the UAE, has now opened up to shoppers in the rest of the GCC. This expansion opens up BasharaCare’s unique shopping experience to customers across the gulf, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman,…

Jumeirah Group Appointed By Select Group for Marina Gate

Jumeirah Group, the global hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has signed an agreement with Select Group to manage 508 properties within Marina Gate, their flagship residential development at the gateway to Dubai Marina. Jumeirah Group will bring its luxury hospitality…

Launch of the Arabia CSR Awards 9th Cycle

The 2016 edition of the Arab Region’s most sought after annual awards was officially introduced in a press launch in Cairo, Egypt. In a new move, the Arabia CSR Awards 2016 first public launch was held outside the United Arab…

Mindshare’s “Content Decoded” Wraps Up in Dubai

Mindshare, which is part of WPP, is a global media agency network helping clients to make collaborative and adaptive decisions across their paid, owned, and earned marketing in real-time. “Content Decoded,” the agency’s themed annual media summit, came to a…

QNB Group: Financial Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2015

QNB Group, a leading bank in the Middle East and Africa, continued to record robust growth in profitability, with Net Profit for 2015 amounting to QR11.3 billion (USD3.1 billion), up by 7.7% compared to 2014. Based on the strong financial…

Innovation & Digital Cristal Congress: The Go To Event For All Things Digital

The flagship event Innovation & Digital Cristal Congress is back again this year with an exciting lineup of panels, sessions and a new MENA Start-ups contest that is sure to leave the audience begging for more! Let’s improve the standards…

Hong Kong Trade Fairs in January and March 2016 Strengthening Bilateral Trade Between Hong Kong and UAE

Hong Kong and UAE have enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations on a range of products and services over the years. Adding to the Hong Kong’s business advantages, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises more than 30 exhibitions each year…

Fuel Systems Manufacturer Stanadyne Plans Global Expansion with New Facility in the UAE

Stanadyne, a fuel injection system developer based in Windsor, Connecticut, today announced plans to open a facility in the UAE in spring 2016. The announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Millat Tractors Ltd. that outlines a…

LaunchScale: A Snapshot of The Startup Scene in San Francisco

According to Angel List, there are over 11000 startups in San Francisco. That is as much as the startups in Oceania, Africa, and South America combined. In one city. So, what a better way to experience the vibe than attend one…

VUL9 Security Solutions: How A Startup Is Trying To Build A Safer Cyberspace In The Middle East

Ashley Madison, Sony, the US government, Iran Nuclear Centrifuges and ARAMCO facilities in Saudi Arabia. These are just a few of the high profile targets that have been hacked in the past and that reminds us all how vulnerable the…

Apple Is Running Low On Time: LVMH to Rival Apple Watch

It was reported a while back that tech tycoon LVMH has plans to release their own smart watch, presumably under one of their subsidiary companies, that would rival Apple’s Apple Watch, which was released earlier to mixed reviews. Apple is used…

Innovation 4 Impact Competition: Time To Get Your Ideas In Front of Decision Makers and Opinion Leaders

One of the models for entrepreneurial development which has attracted a lot of replication in many places, Dubai included, is the Singapore model.  Its government-led programs have sparked a rapidly developing venture capital ecosystem that, while dwarfed in size by…

Zara’s Owner Has Passed Warren Buffett To Become The World’s Second-Richest Man

Amancio Ortega, the Spanish fast-fashion baron behind Zara—known for peddling cheap, trendy items like $15 crop-tops—has surpassed Warren Buffett to claim the title of world’s second-richest person. His net worth, according to Bloomberg, is $71.5 billion compared to Buffett’s $70.2 billion—although Buffett…

In Defence Of Sepp Blatter: You May Not Be Perfect, But Neither Are We

You know what’s more ignoble than being corrupt or having flaws and drawbacks, it’s being shamed for one’s faults and disregarded for one’s accomplishments. It is with a global euphoria that the world received the resignation of sepp blatter, and…

FIFA Scandal: 5 Big Ways FIFA Screwed Up

It’s not like we needed another reason to realise how messed up FIFA is, but what’s striking is that even in the midst of corruption allegations, arrests, worldwide condemnation and money laundering, FIFA -or should we say Sepp Blatter- is…

Revealed: Qatar’s First Water Park Residential Tower

A Qatari developer has announced plans to build the country’s first water park inside a residential tower in Doha. Amwaj Suites and Residences will include several swimming pools, an artificial wave pool and water rides at the base of a…

Rough Times? Dubai’s Atlantis Lays Off Staff Due To ‘Market Dynamics’

Atlantis the Palm has laid off 27 of its employees as a result of changes in their staffing structure and ‘market dynamics’, Gulf News reported. A spokesperson from Atlantis, The Palm said that none of the front desk or staff who are…

Snapchat CEO Explains What It Was Like Not Selling His Company For Billions Of Dollars To Facebook

Evan Spiegel, Snapchat’s 24-year-old CEO, spoke at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business commencement on Friday. Spiegel came up with the idea for Snapchat while working on a class project as a student at Stanford in 2010. He initially called…