Monday 24 October 2016

GCC liquidity crunch ‘to slow economic growth’

Tightening liquidity will continue to pose imminent challenges to GCC economies according to the latest CFA member societies survey, which gauged the opinions of CFA members and charterholders in the Middle East. The survey revealed that the majority of CFA members agree that shr


Teamwork ‘plays major role in job satisfaction’

Teams form a very important part of job satisfaction for nine in every 10 employees across the Mena region, according to a new report. Teams work effectively together, according to the majority of respondents (88.2 per cent) in the new poll entitled ‘Teams in the Mena Workp


The future of live entertainment is coming to Dubai

The excitement has started to build for La Perle by Dragone, the region’s first permanent show, with the arrival of the creative team, technicians and cast members. Over the next month 35 creative team members, 70 highly skilled technicians along with 65 world-class artists


Women do ask for pay rises but don’t get them

Women do ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask, according to new research from Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin. Using a randomly chosen sample of 4,600 workers acro


Agriculture 'fertile ground for digitization'

A digital revolution in agriculture will improve yields to feed an additional one billion people within 10 years, says a new study. Digitization has the power to challenge well-established business models. Staying ahead of the competition will require new ways of thinking. Opport


GCC needs gas pricing reform to maintain growth

Maintaining the GCC’s low gas prices, which are set considerably below international prices, is unsustainable and will create significant problems for the region in the future, according to a recent study by management consultancy Strategy&, formerly Booz & Company, part of the Pw


Innovative technologies 'to drive hospitality sector'

Global technology leader Cisco has called for the regional hospitality sector to invest in innovative technologies to not only remain competitive but also differentiate their services to meet unique and fast evolving guest expectations. The hotel industry estimates that over 300


SMEs form 83pc of GCC manufacturing sector

There were 11,288 small and 2707 medium enterprises in the GCC in 2015, that added up to form 82.9 per cent of the total 16,890 manufacturing factories in the region, said the chief of the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC). Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel, GOIC secr


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