Tuesday 5 May 2015
 
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Branding on a budget

How does a lone entrepreneur create a brand image and message and keeping costs low? While this really depends on how lean your start-up will be, there are a number of tools which one can pick and mix to launch a brand, a report said. The fundamental strategy when branding on a b

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The path to a wearable future lies in academia

For a glimpse of what is, what might have been and what may lie ahead in wearable devices, look beyond branded tech and Silicon Valley start-ups to the messy labs, dry papers and solemn conferences of academia. There you'd find that you might control your smartphone with your

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Saudi fund sector offers foreigners access to IPOs

A regulatory drive to reduce the volatility around initial public offers of shares is bolstering the Saudi funds sector and also creating an opportunity for international investors to sidestep the kingdom's foreign ownership restrictions. With Saudi Arabia about to open its $

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Super skyscraper - history in making

As it rises over the Jeddah skyline, the $1.2-billion Kingdom Tower, will make and break several records along its kilometre-high journey, reveals in an exclusive report. The world’s tallest tower is now in the making, with the first 13 levels of the 170-storey skyscraper n

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Lower oil prices may spur the Gulf to diversify

Low crude production costs and fiscal breakeven prices will support the GCC in a period of low oil prices increasing the pressure to diversify away from the hydrocarbon sector, a report said. Because of the region’s accumulated reserves and low debt levels, the GCC will con

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Dubai: The Metro Effect

There was no obvious price impact on buildings in the close proximity to Dubai metro stations in two major communities, though a rise in transactional activity was witnessed during the time of the completion of the metro, a report said. The two communities that were the most meas

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India plays family card to woo tech start-ups from US

After losing top engineering talent for years to America's tech heartland of Silicon Valley, India is luring them back as an e-commerce boom sparks a thriving start-up culture, unprecedented pay, and perks including free healthcare for in-laws. India's IT industry has lon

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Employee allowances and benefits rise across GCC

Budget allocation to employee allowances and benefits continues to rise across the Gulf states, according to the latest GCC Allowances and Benefits Survey conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon.   The survey is based on an

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New York City comes out tops in youth survey

New York has been ranked as the most popular city for young people aged 15 to 29 years old, scoring particularly high for its offerings of music, film and fashion, a survey released on Thursday said. London was a close second, scoring well on healthcare and travel, while Berlin w

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Robust Saudi equity market compels global attention

The Saudi equity market, which trades more than $2.4 billion in daily value, represents 13 per cent of emerging markets liquidity and stands to yield considerable attention from global managers, an industry expert said. With a market cap of $535 billion, Saudi Arabia's market

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