Do you run a family business?

Industry WatchInfographicsSME Stories September 18, 2014 0

We present a detailed infographic on the family business ecosystem

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Trend talk: SME print usage

Industry WatchNews September 3, 2014 0

Canon Middle East recently led a survey – Canon GCC IT & Office Print Trends – among 1000 SMEs throughout the GCC.

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Investment outlook

FeaturedIndustry WatchOperations August 12, 2014 0

This year, global hotel investment will hit a five-year high, reaching US$ 50 billion, and rising 35 per cent on 2013 volumes. Also across border investment from the Middle East is rising high. Jones Lang Lasalle share the latest data. The time of year for the Middle East’s largest...
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Currency highs and lows

FeaturedIndustry WatchOpportunitiesTrade August 2, 2014 0

The team at Western Union Business Solutions gives us a preview of what to expect from the three major currencies in the market. Find out what’s in store for the USD, EUR and GBP for the month of August.   USD It’s been all year in the making but...
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Building Brand Qatar

FeaturedIndustry WatchOperationsSetup and growth July 22, 2014 0

Identifying an “untapped” resource in tourism, Qatar is laying the foundations to diversify from its carbon controlled economy. Support is strong as the largest operators from Hilton to Starwood, vie for prime positioning across the country but with huge increases in supply and a high concentration of corporate guests....
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DWC Business Park’s initiatives

Industry WatchNewsSME Stories July 8, 2014 0

Dubai World Central (DWC) has partnered with major business organisations in the UAE in a bid to promote its rapidly expanding Business Park Free Zone

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Getting business finance

FeaturedIndustry WatchNewsSME Stories July 1, 2014 0

On June 26, 2014, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) partnered with SME Advisor magazine to host a premier SME conference, tackling key issues that business owners face sourcing finance and getting best advice.   Access to finance has always been a pressing priority for any SME – whether...
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Ramadan lifts employee morale

Industry WatchNews July 1, 2014 0

The online portal recently conducted a ‘Ramadan in the MENA Workplace’ poll revealing interesting insights on the business climate in the region

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A hydrocarbon renaissance for Iran?

FeaturedIndustry WatchOpportunities June 12, 2014 0

With some of the largest fossil fuel resources in the world, and the likelihood of a thaw in international relations, can the sleeping giant now begin to exert a powerful influence on global markets? What would be the impact of this new order on local economies and trade? Vicki...
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Corporate Governance in Bahrain

Industry Watch May 8, 2014 0

The Pearl Initiative, a not-for-profit organisation working across the Gulf region to influence and improve corporate accountability and transparency, co-hosted a high-level Forum with Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (“Mumtalakat”) – the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain.  The event addressed the need for corporate governance and highlighted the...
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