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  • LinkedIn Launches Second Wave of In It Together Campaign, Survey Highlights Social Media Habits of UAE Residents

    The majority of Generation C (the connected consumer who integrates technology into their daily routine)  respondents in the UAE believe that an outstanding resume, having a connection in the industry or company through family, friends or networking is advantageous when applying for a new job, revealed a new LinkedIn survey. This comes as part of the second wave of the In It Together campaign which celebrates LinkedIn members across the world, their motivations, ambitions and drive.

  • Illegal cigarettes cost GCC governments $210 million in lost taxes

    Philip Morris International (PMI) has collaborated with Oxford Economics to monitor and analyse total consumption, domestic sales, and lost tax revenues due to illicit trade in the GCC region.

  • 185,000 Jobs Were Made Available on Bayt.com in 2018

    The Middle East’s largest jobsite, Bayt.com, announced that it ended the year 2018 with more than 185,000 jobs announced on the site.

  • 3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease

    When Mary Janssen gave birth last year, she wanted to give her child a strong start in life, so she opted to breastfeed the new-born instead of turning to baby formula. Mary, 29 from Netherlands, now settled in the UAE knew exactly the immune-boosting benefits of breast feeding, compelling her to opt for it.

  • 49% of UAE shoppers likely to shop cross-border

    At an exclusive Breakfast Club Seminar, held recently by DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider - UAE related e-commerce insights from a global survey by PayPal was revealed. Titled ‘World of Opportunities for the UAE Merchants’ the findings depict highly encouraging trends pertaining to cross-border e-commerce amongst digitally-savvy consumers in the Middle East and other regions. Nearly half of the consumers in the UAE – at 49%, prefer to shop cross-border, based on their numerous preferences such as availability, affordability, convenience and security - reveals the survey, among other interesting results.

  • 5G infrastructure to become the nervous system of the Digital Society and Digital Economy, says Etisalat Chief

    5G infrastructure is set to become the nervous system of the ‘Digital Society’ and ‘Digital Economy’ with clear goals being set to deliver on the 5G promise by enabling boundless connectivity, deliver sustainable innovation, accelerate digital transformation and drive growth with new use cases said Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Corporate Strategy and Governance Officer, Etisalat Group.

  • 61 percent of employees believe sustainability is mandatory for modern businesses – global HP study

    HP unveiled a new study underscoring the importance of sustainable business practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent. It finds employees are more productive, motivated and engaged when working for an employer who is leading the charge in social responsibility. The global, 20,000-participant survey found that 61 percent believe sustainability is mandatory for businesses1. Of those interviewed, 56 percent believe that ignoring environmental impact in the workplace is as bad as ignoring diversity and inclusion.

  • 70% UAE Parents Believe Creative Thinking and Languages Are Most Important Skills To Future-Proof Children’s Careers

    Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) today reported that parents in the UAE are increasingly aware of the importance of selecting a school curriculum that teaches skills that are essential for future careers. In fact, 95% of UAE parents recognize the importance of checking a school’s curriculum to ensure it covers the required skills for future jobs. According to the survey, parents believe that the top three important skills required will be creative/innovative thinking (75%), emotional intelligence (70%) and languages (70%).

  • 80% of EMEA Life Sciences Companies Found Candidates Misrepresenting Information on their CVs

    Up to 1 in 5 candidates across the EMEA Life Science’s industry have been found misrepresenting information on their job applications, according to recent findings by HireRight, a leading provider of global candidate pre-employment screening services. The findings have been released as part of HireRight’s 2018 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report, which surveyed over 6,000 HR professionals across the EMEA, APAC and US regions.

  • 84% of MENA region’s Youth believe that growth of Private Sector is the way forward

    A survey conducted by Oliver Wyman in collaboration with INJAZ Al-Arab in the MENA region, has revealed 84% of the region’s youth respondents believe the private sector will continue to grow in the region. More than half (56%) hold a positive opinion on the sector overall - a high ‘approval’ rate for the private sector given the dominant role of the public sector in many countries. The survey evaluated demands of the future labor market and perspectives of the young generation shaping the private sector’s potential contribution to overall economic growth. 

  • 93.2% of MENA Professionals Say Employers Are Responsible to Promote Health and Wellbeing

    The Bayt.com ‘Health and Wellbeing in the MENA’ poll, conducted with over 9,000 respondents in the region, revealed a variety of insights about lifestyles of professionals and how employers can elicit a healthy change in the workplace. According to the poll, a great majority (93.2%) of respondents believe that it is the employer’s responsibility to promote health and wellbeing at work. In fact, nearly 7 in 10 respondents place greater value on health insurance compared to a higher salary.

  • 97% of Gemalto shares have been tendered to the Thales offer

    Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 29 March 2019 on the results of the recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto (the Offer) in which the Offer was declared unconditional and the Post-Closing Acceptance Period was announced. Terms not defined in this press release will have the meaning as set forth in the Offer Document.

  • A flying economy – the economic powerhouse above the clouds

    For the people of Flyland – the 11.9 million individuals from around the world who take to the air every day – business is soaring, according to new research and analysis from HSBC.

  • A reality check for the euro area

    The problems facing the Eurozone economy are neatly illustrated by fresh German data showing soft exports and contracting factory orders. While Chinese fiscal stimulus should help get Europe’s biggest economy back on track, expansionary fiscal policy across the bloc, as well as interest rate normalisation, are also necessary to ameliorate the ills of the euro area as a whole.

  • ABILITY TO EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY WILL DETERMINE FUTURE OF FOOD MANUFACTURING IN THE GCC, SAYS GLOBAL EXPERT

    The future of the GCC’s food manufacturing sector lies in the readiness and ability of its key players to embrace new technology and deliver competitive advantage, according to a leading global leader in organic and natural products.

  • Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances Renewable Energy Projects Worth AED4.4 Billion

    From its inception in 1971 up to December 2018, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has financed hundreds of development projects in the renewable energy sector around the world worth AED4.4 billion (US$1.187 billion).

  • Abu Dhabi Government Enhances Digital Services for the People of the Emirate in Cooperation with VMware

    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, and Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) have announced a collaboration which will see ADSSSA leverage a range of VMware solutions. This includes digital solutions to support Abu Dhabi’s unified government services platform, TAMM, and provide the latest innovative and advanced technologies to streamline and enrich the experience of citizens and enable next-generation government services with TAMM, which will be a qualitative shift in the way government services are delivered to all people in the emirate.

  • Accelerated integration, investment and empowerment are key to the Arab region’s growth and global engagement

    Beirut Institute and A.T. Kearney's National Transformations Institute have issued a substantive report titled ‘Constructing the Arab Region’s Engagement in the Emerging Global Future’. The report presents innovative policy recommendations from senior global and regional policy-makers, thought leaders and next generation innovators following Beirut Institute Summit Edition II which took place in May 2018.

  • AdColony reveals research on Brand Safety and how mobile gaming is the right environment for advertisers

    AdColony the largest independent mobile advertising platform recently conducted a Brand Safety Survey which was distributed globally and asked consumers about purchasing behavior, undesirable content, preferred platforms to encounter ads, and more. While inappropriate content can dramatically hinder brand reputation generally, it’s also important to consider how it can affect user behavior and perceptions specifically. Therefore, AdColony decided to take a deep dive on brand safety and conduct a user survey on the topic. The data yielded some interesting results.

  • AIM Startup states that young companies provide 50 percent of all new jobs

    Several reports reveal that startups generate significant employment opportunities globally, helping drive immense economic growth prospects. 

    Startup firms and other young companies provide around 50 percent of all new job prospects in the market with seed stage and those operating for two and a half years hiring an average of 12 workers.