Two reports recently issued by Euromoney Conferences confirm that, despite a troubled global economy, the GCC’s financial sector continues to grow. The Gulf Financial Centres statistical survey carried out by Euromoney Conferences shows an increase in regulated financial institutions in all the region’s main Centres (Bahrain, Qatar Financial Centre... Read more
Middle East and Africa enterprise IT spending across all industry markets is forecast to reach EUR 70 billion in 2012, a 6.3% increase from 2011 spending of EUR 66 billion, according to Gartner. “In 2011, the growth rates across the Middle East and Africa region were in double-digit figures.... Read more
DLA Piper, a global law firm, has revealed the key findings from its survey of business leaders in the Middle East and found that over two thirds, 69%, are confident about their company’s revenue growth for 2012. The results indicate that although the region is not exempt from the... Read more
77% of United Arab Emirates companies report that their productivity has increased as a result of flexible working practices, and 77% link increasing revenues directly to flexi-working, according to new research from global workplace provider Regus. The research surveyed over 16,000 senior business managers around the world and it... Read more
Top Companies to work for in the UAE 2012
Great Place to Work Institute UAE (GPTW UAE), part of a global research, training and consultancy firm that recognises the best workplaces in over 45 countries worldwide, revealed its second annual list of Top Companies to Work For in the UAE during an awards ceremony at The Monarch Dubai... Read more
The poll Online Education and the Job Market in the Middle East conducted by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site, revealed that although more people support online education today than five years ago, companies still prefer to hire graduates with traditional degrees. Most respondents state that they... Read more
Over consumption of water in the GCC is a problem that can no longer be ignored, as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates respectively consume 91% and 83% more water per capita than the global average. Governments need to take a variety of steps to reduce the demand... Read more
A day in the life of: Jonathan Khan
At a time when many are looking to switch industries or try something different, we bring you first person accounts of the lives of entrepreneurs or senior executives, outlining a typical day in their business. Who knows, maybe the perfect idea is waiting for you. Read on and get... Read more
Inspiring young entrepreneur: Uday Singh
Entrepreneurs become what they are for several reasons and if you have faith in your dreams and ideas, then it’s never too early to start. Aparna Shivpuri Arya, got to know this and much more from Uday Singh, after he was recognised as an “inspiring young entrepreneur” by SME... Read more
Malware will expand by 23%  in 2012 to 90,000,000 samples, almost 17 million more than at the end of 2011, according to Bitdefender, a provider of innovative Internet security solutions. The data forms part of E-Threats Landscape Report, which looks ahead and the expected evolution of malware in social media networks... Read more