Monday 18 February 2019

120 countries take part in Gulfood

Scores of government delegations, trade ministers and tens of thousands of food industry professionals have descended in Dubai for the 24th edition of Gulfood, which opens at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today (February 17).    Running until February 21,


F&B retailers must have appetite for tech, says expert

Supermarkets and hypermarkets must capitalise on technological developments and create the perfect mix of instore and online offerings to meet consumer demand if they are to remain the dominant force in a rapidly evolving food and beverage retail landscape, said Ashraf Ali MA, LuLu Group Inte


Kuwait's Agility eyes deal with top Swiss logistics group

Kuwait-based Agility Group is in discussions with leading Swiss logistics group about partnership opportunities between the logistics businesses of the two companies.    Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Panalpina is a leading provider of forwarding and


UAE ranked world’s fifth most connected country

The UAE has been ranked as the first in the Middle East and North Africa and fifth worldwide in the Global Connectedness Index (GCI) 2018 released by DHL. The UAE rose five places on the index to rank fifth in the world after The Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland and Belgium.


Demand for second passports ‘growing in region’

There is a growing demand in the region for second passports and permanent residency visas, said Vazir Group, a UAE-based migration services firm offering residency, passport and citizenship options for its clients. According to the UN International Organisation for Migration, th


Zayed University Dubai opens largest Bloomberg Finance Lab in ME

Zayed University, one of the UAE's top universities, and Bloomberg, the global financial information and technology company, today announced the opening of the Bloomberg Finance Lab at the university’s Dubai campus.    Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of


Dubai, London ‘threatened by rising sea levels’

Global cities including Dubai, London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong are under threat from rising sea levels caused by warming oceans, said actor and conservationist Harrison Ford in his speech at the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019) that concluded yesterday (February 12) in Dubai, UAE.


Urban areas can be new food baskets: Sheikh Hamdan

Urban areas can become the world’s next food basket, according to the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.   In a holographic address at the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019) in Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan, also know


Morgan Lewis to open office in Abu Dhabi

Morgan Lewis continues its focus on global depth of capabilities by adding a team of investment management, tax, and corporate lawyers in Washington, DC, and in Abu Dhabi.   The firm will open an office in Abu Dhabi on March 1 as its 31st office worldwide, addin


Experts discuss future of health at WGS in Dubai

Leading experts shared their thoughts on the future of health at a run of three sessions titled ‘Redesigning Medicine’ at the ongoing seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019) in Dubai, UAE. Momo Vuyisich, chief science officer of Viome, Harald Schmidt, physician and

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