Tuesday 13 October 2015

Tweet – more than just 140 characters of data

Companies that are seeking to build big data analytical capabilities should look no further than a Tweet. A tweet is not limited to 140 characters- on the contrary, it can yield a vast amount of data intelligence that goes far beyond the content of the Tweet. In fact, this data i


Qatar salaries move up despite oil slump

Salaries in Qatar have increased this year despite the steep fall in oil prices, latest data from global management consultancy Hay Group has revealed. Salaries across Qatar went up by an average of 4.2 per cent in 2015, slightly lower than the 5.0 per cent, which was forecast in


What are the top 10 intimate brands in UAE?

Apple has emerged as the most intimate brand among UAE consumers, while Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank earned a place in the top 10 alongside a collection of global names in a leading survey. Lexus, Samsung and Mercedes are among the other highest ranked brands in the MBLM Brand Intim


Central banks can no longer save the world

In 2008 central banks, led by the Federal Reserve, rode to the rescue of the global financial system. Seven years on and trillions of dollars later they no longer have the answers and may even represent a major risk for the global economy. A report by the Group of Thirty, an inte


As lawyers took control at Fifa, Blatter became isolated

Fifa President Sepp Blatter's loss of control of soccer's world governing body had been evident to staff in its hilltop glass headquarters here well before Thursday's announcement by FifaA's Ethics Committee that he had been suspended.   The Swis


Ocean heat wave harming world's coral reefs

Corals reefs are suffering a severe underwater heat wave this year for the third time on record, including a mysterious warm patch in the Pacific known as "The Blob", scientists said on Thursday. The bout of record high temperatures in parts of the oceans, stoked by cli


Furious but powerless, Turkey left smarting by Russian action

Turkey may be furious about Russian incursions into its air space but beyond words of protest there is little it can do, with its dependence on Russian energy and trade keeping its hands tied, and its own Syria policy in disarray. President Tayyip Erdogan has said he is losing pa


Iraq 'holds investment appeal despite tax issues'

While Iraq continues to be a complex jurisdiction in which to operate from a tax perspective, the country still offers numerous investment opportunities, particularly in the energy and security sectors, a report said. Iraq’s legislative framework and approach of the tax aut


How Iranian general plotted out Syrian assault in Moscow

At a meeting in Moscow in July, a top Iranian general unfurled a map of Syria to explain to his Russian hosts how a series of defeats for President Bashar Al-Assad could be turned into victory - with Russia's help. Major General Qassem Soleimani's visit to Moscow was the


Saudi banks Q3 results to reflect growing challenges

Stronger challenges facing Saudi Arabian banks are likely to be reflected in third-quarter results as earnings are hit by weak stocks, more delayed payments in the building industry and slacker loan growth. The kingdom's 24 banks have so far delivered generally better than an

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