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Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing ...
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Which country has the best environment for Tech Startups in MENA?

The MENA region is trending on tech startups and its success, but more importantly, UAE is taking lead with its smooth business start-up systems and an enabling environment to support innovation. The Emirate ...
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Dubai Date Export Can Achieve More Returns Even After 2016’s $85.1m

Dubai has made an impressive progress in date export. The country’s total date trade in 2016 amounted to 221.7 million USD, with export representing the largest share (85.1 million USD), imports (72.1 million ...
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UAE Ranked Third Best Jurisdiction For Accounting And Tax Compliance

The UAE has been attracting international investors with ease due to the Emirate’s simplified business registration, accounting, and tax systems. Based on this ease of operating, the TMF Group's inaugural Financial Complexity Index ...
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Advancements in Autonomous Flying and VTOL Technologies Poised to Make Limited Commercial Applications of Flying Cars a Possibility by 2035

Partnerships between flying car, automotive, aerospace and technology companies will drive new growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan's Mobility team The flying car market is poised to disrupt the mobility space with at ...
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Growing Employment Opportunities and Rising Business Activities will Continue to Drive Remittance and Bill Payment Industry in UAE: Ken Research

Infrastructure developmental activities being undertaken by the government to increase job opportunities in the country. Growing number of expatriates in UAE to augment growth in the international outbound remittance market. Rising business activities ...
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Increasing Number of Indoor Theme Parks and all Inclusive Packages are Acting as Major Driver for the Middle East Theme Park Market: Ken Research

Ken Research announced its latest publication on Middle East Theme Park Market Outlook to 2021, suggested that International theme parks, improved technology and safety in the amusement parks are attracting large number of ...
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WannaCry might be the tip of the iceberg

The attack on 200,000 plus computers across more than 120 countries around the world by the WannaCry ransomware certainly got the attention of governments, media, consumers and law enforcement. But the actual impact ...
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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 ...
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How You Can Alter the Strength of Your Passport – And Why You Should

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

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 ...
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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 The global reach and considerable impact of the WannaCrypt (WannaCry/Wcry) ransomware is a wake-up call for organizations and governments around the world. This ...
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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 "Last week's large scale ransomware infection is a clear sign of the escalating challenges facing cybersecurity. In the biggest ransomware outbreak so ...
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