Businesses in the Gulf have been hard hit, as those in other regions, by the economic downturn. However, they are less negatively affected than others by changes in consumer demand and global commodity prices, the ICAEW Global Enterprise Survey revealed. Businesses across the world, and especially in the Gulf,... Read more
Banks face pretty much the same business challenge as most other businesses- The need to optimise their customer experience. This isn’t about making their clients feel good; it’s about increasing their revenue and staying afloat in these troubled financial waters. This excerpt from a white paper by HP explains... Read more
Organisational success depends on the ACT model – Alignment, Communication and Trust – says Rimon W. Bitar, Executive Vice President, Linkage MENA. Alignment Alinement (uh-lahyn-muhnt) n. 1. Position or place in line; formation in line. 2. A straight line through two or more points. Also spelled alignment. In The... Read more
Business pin up – EMDI Institute of Media & Communication
A look at dynamic companies and entrepreneurs in the region, what makes them tick, and the buzz on their business. In a nutshell Name: Nowshir Engineer Designation: Executive Director Company: EMDI Institute of Media & Communication Industry: Vocational education Accreditation: City and Guilds, UK Number of employees: 8 in... Read more
Recession or not, during these volatile economic times it?s worth taking a look at the playbook of turnaround specialists. Experts at biz-ability & biz-events Middle East offer some advice. For many growth firms that face the normal challenges of managing constant change, it can feel like a perpetual turnaround... Read more
The World Pearl Forum 2009, hosted by the Dubai Pearl Exchange, a subsidiary of the DMCC, took place in Dubai this February. We bring you two experts who discuss the state of the industry and how to use this timeless jewellery to accessorise at work. The World Pearl Forum... Read more
Dubai Silicon Oasis was established with the vision of becoming one of the world’s leading centres for advanced electronic innovation, design and development. David Whitford from Al Tamimi & Company provides an overview. The Dubai Silicon Oasis free zone (DSO) was established by Law Number 16 of 2005. The... Read more
The growing demand for consumer products and ther replacement of traditional packaging products with polymer packaging is driving the growth of the flexible packaging industry in the Middle East. Market research and consulting firm frost and sullivan analyses the trends and major challenges in the market. According to them,... Read more