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SCA signs deal to narrow gender gap in UAE firms

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and UAE Gender Balance Council have signed a MoU to boost co-operation and intensify efforts to increase women's participation in companies listed on the country's financial markets in a bid to narrow the gender gap in the vital sector, as

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Dubai Holding launches new youth council

Dubai Holding, an investment conglomerate with operations in 21 countries, has launched its dedicated youth council, which will help empower young people across the organisation while seeking to capture their unique talents and voices. Open to Dubai Holding staff aged 21 through

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Aramco launches virtual reality training centre

Saudi Aramco has inaugurated a new 3-D Operator System Training Centre in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia with a unique form of training that provides real-world incident training in a safe and engaging environment. The system utilizes the latest Oculus Rift Virtual Reality (VR) headsets an

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Sedco Holding acquires 50pc stake in Al Yusr schools

Sedco Holding Group has announced the acquisition of 50 percent stake in the Jeddah-based Al Yusr International Schools (YIS). Sedco Holding Group CEO Anees Ahmad Moumina and YIS CEO Zamil Al Otaibi signed the partnership agreement at the group’s headquarters.

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BTEA hosts gypsum design workshop

The Handicrafts Directorate at Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), in line with its ongoing handicrafts training workshops, has launched a specialised gypsum design workshop.   The workshop aims to establish a sustainable workforce in the handicrafts industry which p

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Fakhro Restaurants Company sponsors scholarship seat

Fakhro Restaurants Company, the sole franchisee of McDonald's in Bahrain, has signed an agreement with AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation (MKF) to sponsor one of the scholarship seats of Rayaat Programme for the academic year 2017-2018 to 2021 -2022. Fakhro Restaurants Company

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Etisalat Academy hosts seminar on Blockchain technology

Etisalat Academy, a leading single-source provider of training and development solutions in the Middle East, is currently organising a seminar and workshop on the latest ‘Blockchain’ technology in Dubai, UAE.   The event which opened today (March 21) will run unt

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Dubai design institute names new president

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) board of directors today announced the appointment of Dr Amina Al Rustamani, CEO - Tecom Group, as president of DIDI, the first private not-for-profit design university in the region. The university has been established under the pa

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Tamkeen in deal to boost Bahraini youth skills

Tamkeen has signed an MoU with Bahrain-based Al Mabarrah Al Khalifia Foundation for a major programme aimed at enhancing the skills and capabilities of Bahraini youth through workshops and training. Rayaat Program was launched in line with the Al Mabarrah Al Khalifia Foundation&r

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GCC hiring activity to pick up in H1

The hiring activity in the GCC region is expected to remain stable in the coming months but will gradually pick up as the services and healthcare sector increase their headcount in the first half of 2017, said a report. According to the data released by leading recruiter Naukrigulf, Ba

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