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Virtualization, Cloud-based solutions hamper MEA Enterprise Hardware Market Growth

Adoption of virtualization in datacenters and cloud-based infrastructures are causing the Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, to remain in a passive state.   The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, remains in a passive state according […]

 
 

How Wild Lebanese Capitalists Nullified UDHR’s “ Right to Housing ”

How Wild Lebanese Capitalists Nullified UDHR’s “ Right to Housing ”

The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 have demoted communism and socialism to the least importance upon which capitalistic notions flourished all around the world. Since then, the dominant economic trends revolve around the economic theory of deregulation of the markets and noninterference of governments, theorized as the Free […]

 
 

Middle East Chemical Exports to Outgrow Oil & Gas

Middle East Chemical Exports to Outgrow Oil & Gas

Chemicals will be fastest growing industry in Middle East for next three years, as producers move toward higher value products, says IHS. Driven by U.S. shale competition and changing feedstock mix, investments in technology and integration will help chemical industry diversify, maintain growth and expand job creation IHS Inc., the […]

 
 

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

The fifth-gen of Samsung’s uber-elite Galaxy S series was launched in Dubai by the South Korean technology giant on the 2nd April 2014. The Smartphone looks to provide an enriched mobile phone usage to the end consumers with highly pioneering up gradation to the most sought-after Smartphone features.   According […]

 
 

Beyond: A Time lapse Journey through the UAE

Beyond: A Time lapse Journey through the UAE

Beno Saradzic’s work shows never-before-seen pictures of Dubai and Abu Dhabi that explain the regions’ development through the lens of the camera. What laymen know about photography can pass through the eye of a needle. There’s more to photography than merely clicking pictures and then throwing them away if the […]

 
 

Defence Outlays Decrease Globally, Spike in Middle East: SIPRI Survey

Defence Outlays Decrease Globally, Spike in Middle East: SIPRI Survey

Defence expenditure forms one of the core fiscal expenditures of countries with millions of dollars being spent by governments to ensure that their defence system is up-to date and bolstered with highly refined arsenal. Defence expenditures aren’t however mindlessly carried out, but are carefully applied strategies that are subject to […]

 
 

Middle East Nations Capitalise on Liquidity and Stock Sizes to Attract More Foreign Investors

Middle East Nations Capitalise on Liquidity and Stock Sizes to Attract More Foreign Investors

The economic boost in the Middle East has also extended to the stock market and stock market indices in the region. Most significant in this context are the stock markets in the UAE and Qatar which have gone up substantially since the provisional list of stocks was released by MSCI […]

 
 

Aviation Leaders Urge Partnerships for Success

An illustration of the Dubai World Central. Image - Asiatraveltips.com

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The Yakutian Advantage: Investing in the Far-East Singularity

The Yakutian Advantage: Investing in the Far-East Singularity

8th April 2014 will see the commencement of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai which will see delegates from all over the world, including the Sakha Republic of Russia, for whom this meeting is an inaugural participation. Otherwise colloquially known as Yakutia, the Sakha Republic is located in far-east […]

 
 

Challenges remain for doing business in GCC

Challenges remain for doing business in GCC

EIU’s report on Business Environment in GCC Countries indicates quite a revelation even as the region continues to display positive economic trends As country after country across the globe found itself plummeting from the pedestal of business and economic security, it looked as if the Middle Eastern countries – most […]

 
 

Middle East and Africa’s M&A deals halved in Q1 2014

Middle East and Africa’s M&A deals halved in Q1 2014

Whilst a majority of corporate sectors have indeed posted increased sales for the first quarter in 2014 in Middle East and Africa (MEA), there are nonetheless a few sectors that have had a dip in their sales activities. One of those few domains whose sales activities that have taken a […]

 
 

Dubai Duty Free sales rise 10% in 2014 Q1

Dubai Duty Free sales rise 10% in 2014 Q1

Dubai Duty Free Records 10% Increase in Sales Activities in Q1 2014 Dubai’s Airport Terminal 3 contributes 62% of the overall sales Sales figures and tabulations for the first quarter of sales activities for 2014 have been released by all leading corporates and companies. Dubai Duty Free has posted its […]

 
 

Analysis: Middle East IT Spending Trends 2014

Analysis: Middle East IT Spending Trends 2014

Middle East is one of the fastest growing IT markets in the world, providing UAE with opportunities to leverage its diverse foreign human capital in IT related areas. Recovering global economy has improved IT spending, which is anticipated to be USD 3.8 trillion in 2014, an almost 3.2 percent increase over […]

 
 

IATA Report Indicates Stronger Aviation Demand in the Middle East

IATA Report Indicates Stronger Aviation Demand in the Middle East

Statistics for commuter traffic for February, released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), showed a surge in the demand for the aviation transportation with a percentage increase of about 5.4 percent. This increase has been placed in context to the commuter traffic trend for February, in the previous year. […]

 
 

The Future of Aviation Sector: the UAE and BRICS Strategic Alliance

The Future of Aviation Sector: the UAE and BRICS Strategic Alliance

The aviation and aeronautics domain is one that countries look to solidify as a mark of their proclaiming their presence in the biggest of economic stages in the world. Predominantly the most developed countries in the world are regarded to be pioneering leaders in the aviation sector, creating unprecedented commercial […]

 
 

Dubai amongst Global Metropolises with Stronger Economic Trends

Dubai amongst Global Metropolises with Stronger Economic Trends

JLL Survey Highlights Dubai amongst Global Metropolises with Stronger Economic Trends In order to determine and map out the futuristic developmental trends of leading metropolises, leading global property consultants, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) carried out the first City Momentum Index (CMI) analysis across 111-major cities across the world. The CMI […]

 
 

MENA Banking and Securities companies increase Software spending

MENA Banking and Securities companies increase Software spending

Middle East and North Africa banking and securities companies’ software spending to hit $12.8 billion in 2014 Software spending for the Middle Eastern & North African banking and securities Firms is forecast to grow at 10 percent in 2014, thanks to the expansion strategies of banks and modernizing projects. IT research and […]

 
 

Why None Succeeded to Reform Arab Bureaucracies

Why None Succeeded to Reform Arab Bureaucracies

During the first decade of this century, both governments and organizations were occupied by several analytical processes to reevaluate their achievements and shortcomings, cope with the mainstream trends of people, and of course, make plans for the future. Developed countries and advanced organizations have skillfully utilized most of the novel […]

 
 

Souq.com’s US$ 150 million Backing Crests Middle East e-commerce Wave

Souq.com’s US$ 150 million Backing Crests Middle East e-commerce  Wave

In an even bigger push for the e-commerce domain in the Middle East, Souq.com, the region’s first e-commerce and online shopping portal, has raised a hefty financial backing of about US$ 150 million or about 551 dirham, with US$ 75 million recently being invested into it by its investor, Naspers. […]

 
 

Dubai World Cup: Adding Sheen to Horse Racing Luminescence

Dubai World Cup: Adding Sheen to Horse Racing Luminescence

The Dubai World Cup takes centre stage as the region gears for a spectacular display of horse racing. The most prized race horses come to the Meydan Racecourse, at Dubai, each year to make their owners, trainers, jockeys and their breeding heritages proud. From November to March, the event – […]

 
 

Dubai World Expo 2020: Towards Connecting Minds as One Fraternity

Dubai World Expo 2020: Towards Connecting Minds as One Fraternity

The concept of World Expos predates to the mid-19th century with the inaugural Great Exhibition conducted in London in the year 1851. Since 1928 however, World Expos have been conducted by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) head-quartered in Paris, France with bids and tenders invited from all countries. SEE […]

 
 

MICE Events Gain Valuable Increments in Middle-east: ICCA Reports

MICE Events Gain Valuable Increments in Middle-east: ICCA Reports

The highly awaited report of International Congress of and Convention Association (ICCA) about the international market of meetings and its trends across various countries in the world was released concurrent to the eighth year of Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM) that began on Monday, 24th March, at Abu […]

 
 

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

Ever since electronic commerce or as the popular acronym goes, e-commerce, has come into existence, there has only been positives being raved about it. The concept’s dynamics have been explored thoroughly over the course of the years and with newer technological stimuli making inroads into the commercial spectrum, the relevance […]

 
 

Middle East and Africa witness increased M&A deals

Middle East and Africa witness increased M&A deals

Africa and Middle East Witness Increased M&A Activity: While Limited Confidence and Currency Fluctuations Influence Global M&A Deal Volumes Deals involving high growth markets (HGMs) fall to levels reminiscent of the lowest point of the global downturn Middle East and Africa witnessed increased M&A activity, overtaking the traditional global high growth […]

 
 

Play, Eat and Sleep well with the new Jawbone UP24

Play, Eat and Sleep well with the new Jawbone UP24

New real-time experience for the UP system Jawbone today announced the launch of UP24 in 29 countries around the world. UP24 is the newest hardware option for the UP system – the wristband, app and data service that helps you understand how you sleep, move and eat so you can make choices to […]

 
 

Stimulus to Dubai Medical Tourism: DHA Unveils New Healthcare Initiative

Stimulus to Dubai Medical Tourism: DHA Unveils New Healthcare Initiative

DHA has come up with an innovative plan to step up Dubai medical tourism sector. Dubai attracts millions of tourists from all over the world who come to see the fusion of modernity and traditionalism that prevails all over the region. But there are various dimensions to the tourism aspect […]

 
 

10 Recruiting Horrors Still Practiced in the Middle East

10 Recruiting Horrors Still Practiced in the Middle East

Recruitment process and HR practice in the Middle East still has a lot to improve, as is evident from the below examples.   Just like any other professional in the region, I have had my fair share of interviews and encounters with recruiters and HR managers. I have been blessed […]

 
 

New Investment Segments for Middle Eastern Companies

New Investment Segments for Middle Eastern Companies

The boom in education sector is a quiet engine behind China’s growth, says expert. As Arab companies embark on a quest to further expand their global footprint and enhance their position as reliable investment partners for complex international projects, new and promising investment segments are emerging. Many of these are attractive not only […]

 
 

Whatsapp’s Proposed VoIP under Security Scanner in UAE: Reports

Whatsapp’s Proposed VoIP under Security Scanner in UAE: Reports

When Facebook acquired Whatsapp, it really was a humongous bit of news that quite forcefully indicated the progressive way of the way social media networks were being consolidated and taken into the future. But for residents and social media users in the Middle East, namely the United Arab Emirates, things […]

 
 

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East & Africa IT Infrastructure Spending will Reach $3.5 Billion in 2014 Towards the end of the 20th century – the 1900′s so to speak – there emerged this new fad to call the new millennium as ‘Y2K.’ It was a technological reference that eluded many except for those […]

 
 

Dubai Most Expensive for Rental Property Investment in the Middle East: Latest Survey Reports

Dubai Most Expensive for Rental Property Investment in the Middle East: Latest Survey Reports

Dubai is the most expensive region for expatriates to rent properties with 30% increase in rental property rates What’s the next best thing to do if we aren’t able to afford our ‘dream home’ in an exquisite foreign location? Of course, try and rent our dream palazzos! But even renting […]

 
 

The Fall of Arab Nationalism and its Folkloric League

The Fall of Arab Nationalism and its Folkloric League

In the wake of the Second World War, the presence of powerful international and regional organizations, which can preserve peace and play effective mediatory roles between nations, emerged as an imperative requirement to all nations. To address that global need, international organizations and regional leagues, such as the United Nations (UN), the League of […]

 
 

Gold Demand Soars in Asia: WGC Expects Positive Trends to Continue

Extraction and production of the precious yellow metal gold by Turkey has increased by 43% to 24.4 tonnes in 2011 compared from a year ago. Photo - Reuters

Gold – the yellow metal that’s as priceless as the word can imply. Everyone wants to own gold, wants to buy it as an investment for the future. But not many do manage to invest in gold thanks to its ever-increasing prices. And the ones who do are quite careful […]

 
 

Shocking Report Unveils Disturbing Facts about Women Media Professionals: IWMF Study

Shocking Report Unveils Disturbing Facts about Women Media Professionals: IWMF Study

IWMF and INSI conducted a study about women media professionals bringing out shocking results about working conditions in terms of their safety and security. As much as talks about equality of women in the professional world carry and rage on with fervour, there’s one significant aspect that needs to be […]

 
 

Commerce Activities in Dubai Surge: Brighter Times Await in the Horizon

Commerce Activities in Dubai Surge: Brighter Times Await in the Horizon

Dubai’s economy is bouncing back with latest trade figures revealing that Dubai’s trade grew exponentially to over 1.32 trillion dirhams (about US$ 362 million) in 2013, leading to a growth of about 7.6%. Regarded to be one of the richest regions in the oil-laden Middle East, the UAE and in […]

 
 

Jet Etihad Airways’ strategic alliance troubled by newer speed bumps

Jet Etihad Airways’ strategic alliance troubled by newer speed bumps

Jet Etihad deal encounters yet another problem with reports emerging about envoy intervention in the passing of the deal The strategic alliance between India’s leading airline operator Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi’s premier aircraft services, Etihad Airways was touted to be the revolution to spark the entire Indian aviation sector. […]

 
 

Saudi Arabian Cities Most Affordable in the Middle East for Expats: EIU Survey

Saudi Arabian Cities Most Affordable in the Middle East for Expats: EIU Survey

Sometimes we wish we were birds. Flying to innumerable places, seeing the world through eyes unencumbered by boundaries and restrictions. But where our idealistic dreams of being birds and soaring across the world map may be left short-changed, there are many other ways in which a part of our dreams […]

 
 

Why Geneva 2 Won’t Stop the Syrian Bloodbath

Why Geneva 2 Won’t Stop the Syrian Bloodbath

Now as thirty-four months ago, on every international and regional news channel you watch, transnational newspaper you read or human rights centered websites you explore, you will find analytical articles condemning the ongoing Syrian bloodbath.  You will also come upon uncountable number of commentaries preaching the necessity for direct negotiation […]

 
 

Why Iran is Overeager to Master the Middle East

Why Iran is Overeager to Master the Middle East

Despite the presence of so many transnational problems, Iran’s nuke program and the Syrian dilemma are by far the most controversial issues on the international political theater. Navigating away from discussing over again the machinated failure of the international community to stop the massacre of 21st century (the terrorizing civil-sectarian-regional war […]

 
 

Gamification set to increase corporate growth in 2014

Gamification set to increase corporate growth in 2014

Since Ahmed EL Rayes launched Dubai’s first gamification agency in 2012 several other agencies have followed suite and gamification has grown at a rapid rate. Encouraged by the global acceptance of social networking and social software driving business, leading companies within the Middle East have embraced gamification and incorporated it into operations. One […]

 
 
 
 
 

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