Friday 28 October 2016

Most UAE, Saudi firms ‘wary of digital start-ups’

Nearly 85 per cent of businesses in the UAE and Saudi Arabia believe that digital start-ups will pose a threat to their organisation, either now or in the future, according to new research. Dell Technologies’ Digital Transformation Index supplements the research and rates c


GCC needs natural gas pricing reform for economic growth

Maintaining the GCC’s low gas prices, which are set considerably below international prices, is unsustainable and will create significant problems for the region in the future, according to a recent study. While keeping GCC gas prices low has supported local economies in the past


Five megatrends transforming the Middle East

Demographic and social change, shift in global economic power, rapid urbanisation, climate change and resource scarcity and technological breakthroughs will dictate and shape the future of the region, says a new report. PwC, one of the world’s largest professional services


GCC liquidity crunch ‘to slow economic growth’

Tightening liquidity will continue to pose imminent challenges to GCC economies according to the latest CFA member societies survey, which gauged the opinions of CFA members and charterholders in the Middle East. The survey revealed that the majority of CFA members agree that shr


Teamwork ‘plays major role in job satisfaction’

Teams form a very important part of job satisfaction for nine in every 10 employees across the Mena region, according to a new report. Teams work effectively together, according to the majority of respondents (88.2 per cent) in the new poll entitled ‘Teams in the Mena Workp


The future of live entertainment is coming to Dubai

The excitement has started to build for La Perle by Dragone, the region’s first permanent show, with the arrival of the creative team, technicians and cast members. Over the next month 35 creative team members, 70 highly skilled technicians along with 65 world-class artists


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