The second Innovation Week is under way in the UAE. Ever since it was formally launched last year by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the country has rallied around the concept.
As the UAE hurtles towards World Expo 2020, many of the nation’s industries are preparing to reap the rewards represented by the event’s projected 17.5 million foreign visitors. Continue reading Expo 2020 effect: Benefits of new tech for UAE Inc.
I adhere to the old Wall Street folklore first thing every morning. Watch the four heartbeats of global finance in real time: the price of gold, crude oil, US dollar and the 10-year US Treasury note. Continue reading The four heartbeats of global finance
Members of Dubai SME won contracts worth Dh17 million during the first half of 2016 under a partnership with Dubai Holding. The Dubai SME is the agency of the Department of Economic Development mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector. Continue reading How Dubai SMEs emerged big winners in H1
Blockchain technology is complex, but the idea is simple. While blockchain was developed for cryptocurrencies and bitcoin, its application is transforming the way trade is conducted. It could fundamentally change the financial services industry by dropping the cost and complexity of financial transactions and improving transparency and regulation. Continue reading How blockchain enhances enterprise security
The sky is no longer the limit for success in the aviation sector, said Ghada Mohamed Al Rousi, a first officer with Air Arabia. The sector is open to any woman who can perform her role well, she added. Continue reading Emirati high-flyer cracks the glass ceiling
For all the differences among the countries that make up the Arab world, ask policymakers from Morocco to the Gulf what their top economic priorities are, and you will get much the same response: rapid, diversified growth and jobs for young people. Continue reading Busting barriers: Helping SMEs join trade highways
Almost 10 years ago, private equity players were all hungry for Mena investment exposure – clearly apparent in the influx of investment banks and private equity companies in the region. Continue reading Enterprise, Mena private equity is yours for the asking