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Private investment in education tech ‘sparse’

Out of the approximately 3,200 education companies around the world that received private education technology (ed-tech) investments since 2011, only 12 were based in the Middle East, a report said. Private investment in ed-tech f

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Arcadis joins World Economic Forum

Arcadis, a leading design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets in the region, has become the latest member of the World Economic Forum (WEF).   The WEF is a membership organisation, comprising 1,000 of the world&

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Qatar government world’s 'most efficient'

Qatar has emerged as the country with the most efficient government, closely followed by Singapore with the United Arab Emirates claiming the fifth spot in the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness Report. The

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Jordan sees 3.8pc growth despite regional wars

Jordan's economy is robust despite spillover violence along its borders from wars in Syria and Iraq, the central bank governor said on Friday, and will meet its IMF-approved target this year. Weak oil prices that have cut the

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1,000 key leaders for World Economic Forum Mena

More than 1,000 key leaders from government, business and civil society will support a comprehensive vision for prosperity and peace at the 16th World Economic Forum on Mena, which opened today (May 21) at Dead Sea, Jordan. The me

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1,000 key leaders for World Economic Forum Mena

More than 1,000 key leaders from government, business and civil society will support a comprehensive vision for prosperity and peace at the 16th World Economic Forum on Mena, which opened today (May 21) at Dead Sea, Jordan. The me

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UAE among 25 most tourist-friendly nations

UAE has been ranked among the top 25 countries in the world for health standards, cleanliness, cultural resources and affordability in the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index. The report rank

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UAE among global top 30 for ICT growth

The UAE is among the top 30 countries in the world for network readiness, having improved markedly in 2015, according to the Global Information Technology Report launched by the World Economic Forum. Among the GCC countries, the U

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Opec, oil companies clash at Davos over price slump

Opec defended on Wednesday its decision not to intervene to halt the oil price collapse, shrugging off warnings by top energy firms that the cartel's policy could lead to a huge supply shortage as investments dry up. The strai

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Chief of Oman’s investment body to attend WEF

Dr Salem ben Nasser Al Ismaily, chairman, Ithraa, Oman’s investment body, will join more than 40 heads of state and government at this week’s 45th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The WEF, run

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