Sharjah Media Centre launches membership programme
Sharjah Media Centre, the communication arm of the Government of Sharjah, has announced the launch of a membership programme for journalists, institutions and individuals associated with the media sector. The programme will offer members the opportunity to expand their professional network, upgrade their skills through participation in training programmes,... Read more
Dow Corning, a provider of silicon-based technology and innovation for the construction industry, has introduced a first-of-its-kind interactive web-based project management system that enables contractors, designers, and architects to access a global network of building materials experts who together provide fast, efficient service. “The Dow Corning COOL (Construction Online)... Read more
The Arab ‘Conflict of Interest’
This article is not about the conflicts, revolutions and uprisings that the MENA region is experiencing and is anxious about, says Ibrahim Mardam-Bey, CEO, Merchant Edge. This is about long established and deeply embedded cultural and business practices of brokering influence and power and their leverage for personal gain.... Read more
A new independent research report from ZZA Responsive User Environments has scotched the myth that flexible working means home-working. The report, which combines data from a global 17,000-strong business survey with in-depth qualitative interviews with business people across the world, demonstrates that working in ‘third places’ – neither office... Read more
Technology Usage Survey
In order to understand how information technology (IT) is being utilised by businesses, SME Advisor Middle East, in conjunction with Tickbox Surveys Middle East, conducted a survey of its readers. The aim of these monthly surveys is to provide a snapshot of the current practices in the market. It... Read more
Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will organise its Sixth Open Arbitration Dialogue at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on Sunday, October 30th. The annual event is taking place this year during the same week as... Read more
Piracy on the world’s seas has risen to record levels, with Somali pirates behind 56% of the 352 attacks reported this year, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) revealed  in its latest global piracy report. Meanwhile, more Somali hijack attempts are being thwarted by strengthened... Read more
The markets of China, Russia, India, the Middle East, and Africa are forecast to be among the growth leaders in airport infrastructure development spending over the next few years. To understand and succeed in these markets, businesses and investors need reliable local knowledge and insight. On 11th and  12th December... Read more
The latest results from the recent Consumer Confidence Index survey carried out by Bayt.com and research and consulting organisation, YouGov, shows that UAE residents still have a positive outlook of the country’s economy, as well as their financial future despite moving down the consumer confidence index by 1.3 points.... Read more
Colliers International released its 2011 Global Investor Sentiment Survey, which takes the pulse of property investors worldwide, measuring their appetite for risk, optimism, key concerns and sense of market cycles. In the Middle East, 70% of investors surveyed reported they were more than likely to look to increase their... Read more