Monthly Archives: May 2017

A.M. Best Briefing: VAT Implementation Poses Significant Challenges for GCC Insurers

Uncertainty persists as to when precisely Value Added Tax (VAT) will be introduced in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the process surrounding a roll-out. However, given the fiscal pressures in the region, the introduction of taxation seems inevitable and could cause short-term cash-flow issues for insurers. read more

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How You Can Alter the Strength of Your Passport – And Why You Should

Micha Rose Emmett

Across the world, the social and political landscape appears to be becoming increasingly turbulent. When conducting business on an international scale, there are already several challenges to contend with; ranging from unpredictable markets and currency exchange rates, to time zones and managing teams across continents – but there is one aspect that you have the potential to take some control over – your passport. read more

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Patchi Holds Ground-breaking Ceremony for Region’s Largest Chocolate Manufacturing Facility at Dubai Industrial Park

122,000 sq feet facility to include production zones, stores, service areas and Patchi’s new state-of-the-art headquarters read more

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Advertising and Retail Sector are Leading Economic Activities in Dubai.

Advertising – including campaigns, promotions, trade fairs are booming in Dubai as this reflects in permits being issued to this sector of the Emirates economy. Over the first quarter of this year, the Dubai Economy has witnessed 1,604 advertising permits being issued by the business registration and licensing (BRL) sector. These permits are issued to help standardize the activities, products, and services rendered by the various types of economic activities in Dubai. The permits help businesses to communicate their activities and increases its demand. read more

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Konica Minolta and Juma Al Majid HOLD WORK FLOW SOLUTIONS SEMINAR

Industry experts talked about the latest technological developments in the area of Business Visibility with Structured Process Enhancement Practices read more

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Nominations now open for TMS Awards

The Maritime Standard launches its call for nominations for its 2017 Awards on 15th May. read more

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First journalists poll reveals the UAE’s top 10 Public Relations agencies

  • PR Index first of its kind to identify the best PR agencies in the UAE from journalist’s’ perspective
  • 200 journalists polled on quality of PR agency content and level of support
  • PR Index will enable companies to select PR agencies based on key quality measurement criteria

Content Plus, the Dubai-based consultancy, today launched the UAE’s first ever Public Relations Index. Driven by a poll of 200 journalists on their perspectives of public relations (PR) agencies and professionals in the UAE, the unique index identified the top 10 PR agencies based on two key criteria: quality of content and effective engagement with the media by evaluating their level of support, fast follow up and interaction. Additionally, these criteria were rated individually as part of two sub-indices. The index also revealed the most active PR agencies in the UAE. read more

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Wannacry: An Analysis of Competing Hypotheses

By Digital Shadows Analyst Team

On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also began to worm their way through the information security community. Who was responsible for the WannaCry campaign? And what was the objective? Ransomware suggested it was the work of cybercriminals, although, given the sheer scale of infections and disruption, some commentators suspected the hand of a nation state. Despite relentless analysis from the security research community that has brought fragments of new information to the fore, no consensus has yet been reached on an attribution for the campaign. read more

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MOLOCAHO by Amorette unveils its signature $98,000 Tanzanite encrusted luxury furniture at INDEX Design Series 2017

 -award winning designer, Jacqueline Mengi debuts M-Luxury Collection in Dubai- read more

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IREIS 2017 to Host the Largest Egyptian Property Show in UAE

The 9th edition of the International Real Estate & Investment Show brings Egypt’s leading real estate companies under one roof to highlight country’s growing real estate sector and to attract investors from various parts of the world from the 2nd to 4th November 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). read more

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Purchasing Industrial Mixtures: What to look out for

The industrial revolution within recent decades has brought several technological advancements within the manufacturing, building and construction, and the general industrial sector.  This has also led to a boom in multiple manufacturing brands and service providers leading to a state where consumers find it difficult in choosing a brand and model to buy from. read more

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Transformative energy company named in top 100 Arab start-ups in 4iR

Sami Khoreibi

A transformative energy company driving the Middle East and Africa’s renewable agenda has been named as one of the top 100 start-ups in the Arab world for its role in cultivating the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4iR). read more

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WANNACRYPT RANSOMWARE – AN ACTION PLAN TO IMPROVE YOUR CYBER RESILIENCE DEFENSES

By Steven Malone, Director of Security Product Management at Mimecast read more

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Cybersecurity in the Aftermath of the Ransomware Attack – What Lies Ahead?

Comment by Vijay Michalik, Industry Analyst, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan read more

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