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OBG BUSINESS BAROMETER: UAE CEO SURVEY PUBLISHED Findings point to long-term confidence & untapped potential

Three-quarters of CEOs interviewed in the UAE by the global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) for a new survey said their company was likely or very likely to make a significant capital investment in the coming 12 months. read more

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How Small Business can prepare for VAT implementation in the UAE

It has been a while since the UAE and the other GCC countries signed an agreement to implement VAT by 1 January 2018. For many companies there may be a misconception that just because it is going live in 2018, they can wait until then before they start the process of preparing for VAT. read more

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Transforming Abu Dhabi into a smart city

13-14 November 2017

Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) is launching the Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit on 13-14 November 2017 in Abu Dhabi. This specialised summit will focus on utilising innovative global strategies & solutions to advance government integration, automation & performance. read more

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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 the same ranking with Moscow.
  • Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally.

In a rapidly changing world, mobility has become a core component of multinational organizations’ global talent strategy. To support the growing number of international assignees working in an increased number of locations, organizations are focusing on evaluating assignments from a cultural perspective, preparing for regional and lateral moves, and modifying compensation approaches to stay competitive. As organizations grapple with these challenges, they are working hard to accommodate the needs of their workforce and to support employees’ careers. According to Mercer’s (www.Mercer.com) 2017 Global Talent Trends Study, fair and competitive pay as well as opportunities for promotion are top priorities for employees this year – not surprising given the current climate of uncertainty and change. read more

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UAE Passports May require no Visa to Travel soon

Following the recent launch of the UAE Passport Force initiative which is designated to aid the UAE passport to become a part of the top class important passports in the world, the 2017 Global Passport Power Rank reveals UAE to be the first important passport in the Arab region and 22nd in the world. Although the long-term goal is to fall within the five most powerful passports, this new achievement is contributing immensely to the region’s 2021 Vision. read more

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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 has the highest number of venture capitals in the MENA region –currently possessing 19 venture capitals. According to founder and co-founders of tech start-ups, there is, even more, ease operating in a free zone as compared onshore, as free zones are indeed free from complex bureaucratic and regulatory procedures. The free zones help simplify things by aiding in areas such as visa acquisitions, residence permits, documentation and bank accounts. Series of success story testimonies within the tech start-up area makes it an attractive sector and a booming one for UAE. read more

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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 2017 has revealed that the UAE is the third least complex jurisdiction in the world for accounting and tax compliance. The Financial Complexity Index which was ranked using key metrics such as the accounting, tax rules, and regulations in different jurisdictions, and risks associated with non-compliance in these areas, showed that all the five least complex jurisdictions in the Index have simplified reporting requirements and beneficial tax rates to encourage investment. read more

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ICT HEALTH Wins ‘2017 UAE Healthcare IT Service Provider of the Year Award’ at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Middle East Best Practices Awards

ICT Health LLC was named ‘2017 UAE Healthcare IT Service Provider of the Year‘ at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Middle East Best Practices Awards Banquet held on the 24th of May at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. read more

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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 in the field of construction, real estate, information technology and others are anticipated to stimulate growth in the market.
  • Increasing consumption of electricity, water, mobile phones and others are expected to stimulate growth in the bill payments market. Growing mobile wallet platform will lead to rise in penetration and user base with some initial customer acquisition cost.

The ever-growing remittance transaction volume in UAE is anticipated to escalate further in the coming years. 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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