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Qatar’s Month Long Shopping Festival to Kick Off on January 7, 2017

Under the slogan ‘A Brand New Tradition’, the first edition of Shop Qatar will kick-off in January with discounts on popular brands, cash prizes worth up to QAR 4 million, special offers on flights and hotel bookings, and a colourful schedule of entertainment featuring Cats the Broadway musical, live music concerts and 15 stand-up comedy acts. The festival, which will be held from 7 January to 7 F...

State Street Global Advisors on 2017 Investment Outlook

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today released its global market outlook and key investment themes for 2017. In the report, SSGA points to 2017 being another year with top-down global, political and policy developments that will have an outsized impact on investment returns. “Seismic geopolitical events, most notably the T...

Businesses Suffered Ransomware Attacks Every 40 Seconds in 2016

In 2016, ransomware attacks on business increased three-fold: which represents a change from an attack every 2 minutes in January to one every 40 seconds by October, according to Kaspersky Lab. For individuals, the rate of increase went from every 20 seconds to every 10 seconds. With more than 62 new families of ransomware introduced during the year, the threat grew so aggressively that Kaspersky ...

Pre-Owned Luxury Shopping App Launches in the UAE

Theluxurycloset.com, an online marketplace that buys, sells, and consigns personal pre-owned luxury goods, at  discounted prices, has now launched an app to complement its existing e-commerce platform. The launch of this app is set to elevate The Luxury Closet’s consumer shopping experience as proprietary research carried out by the brand shows that over 70 percent of customers in the region shop ...

Endurance Partners With Google to Offer G Suite to Small Businesses

Endurance International Group has announced it has worked with Google to bring G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work) to international sub-reseller accounts through its ResellerClub platform. This venture extends Google Cloud’s G Suite apps availability to small businesses through sub-resellers around the world. Customers are now able to purchase G Suite through ResellerClub and receive Tier 2 te...

YouTube to Open YouTube Space in Dubai Studio City

YouTube announced today that it is joining efforts with Dubai Studio City to bring a YouTube Space to Dubai next year. This is an incubator space giving YouTube creators the tools and guidance that remove barriers enabling them to innovate and experiment with content. Through this collaboration, the MENA region’s most talented YouTube content creators, from Dubai, to Jeddah, Cairo and Casablanca w...

Royal Jet Showcases its Latest Boeing Business Jet at MEBAA 2016

Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-headquartered, international luxury flight service provider, is co-exhibiting with Boeing Business Jets at this year’s Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show with the latest addition to its expanding fleet of aircraft at Dubai’s Airshow Site at DWC. Royal Jet’s new BBJ utilises the latest in technology, interior design and luxurious comfort...

UAE CEOs Forecast Next Three Years will be Transformational for Their Businesses

The vast majority of UAE CEOs are confident about prospects for their organisations over the next three years, the KPMG 2016 CEO Outlook has found. The survey findings reveal that 76% of polled UAE CEOs – compared to 41% of global CEOs -believe that their business will change significantly over the next three years. The survey also found that UAE CEOs believed that growth over the next three...

ZonesCorp Operates Thriving Food Zone in Abu Dhabi

The food production sector in the Abu Dhabi has enjoyed continued growth in recent years, due to flourishing internal markets and growing export markets. The Emirate’s ability to produce high-quality, competitive and value-added goods, accompanied by a strong logistics network and its strategic geographic location has seen it emerge as one of the most important regional food production and process...

KALIAN Branding: Focusing on Unique Brand Experiences

My Startup World speaks to Khatch Mikaelian and Josephine Mikaelian of KALIAN Branding, about their company, their startup story, the challenges they faced when starting up and their plans for the future. Please tell us about KALIAN Branding In 2009, Khatch launched KALIAN Branding which is a boutique design consultancy where we focus on creating immaculate brand experiences for our clients. Since...

SWIFT to Conduct Business Forum UAE in Abu Dhabi on 7 December

SWIFT has announced  that it is hosting its UAE Business Forum in Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2016. The event will take place at the Park Rotana in Abu Dhabi. Several senior banking representatives will be participating in this Business Forum. The programme will focus on topics such as financial crime compliance, the challenges of managing cyber risk, FinTech innovation and the future of payments in ...

Carry App: Your New Personal Assistant

My Startup World speaks to Carry app’s Co-Founder, Borhene Ben Mena, who explains how the app makes urban deliveries a simple and transparent experience. Please tell us about Carry app. Carry is an App that helps make urban deliveries a simple and transparent experience. Leveraging an on demand model and some cool technology we are able to provide individuals and local businesses with a plug and p...

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