Monday 17 June 2024

Global food import bill in 2024 set to hit over $2 trillion: FAO

Supplies of most of the world’s major food commodities are expected to be adequate in 2024/25, although extreme weather, rising geopolitical tensions, sudden policy changes and other factors could all potentially tip the delicate global demand-supply balances and impact prices and globa


Tamkeen backs increments for 400 Bahrainis at Lulu

Bahrain’s Labour Fund (Tamkeen) will support salary increments for more than 400 Bahrainis employed at Lulu Hypermarket to support their growth and career development, which is 67% of the total Bahrainis employed at the group. This comes as part of the wage increment programme that supp


Abu Dhabi Chamber in deal to foster trade ties with Angola

The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Angola-UAE Chamber of Commerce and Industry to foster cooperation, enhance economic relations, and create more investment opportunities for businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and investors in both cou


Sustainability to take centre stage at Dubai Design Week

Dubai Design Week, the Middle East’s leading design festival, is returning for its milestone 10th edition from November 5-10, 2024, a report said. Curated in strategic partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), a member of Tecom Group, and supported by Dubai Culture, the milest


Esports World Cup, Esports Awards announce three-year partnership

The Esports Awards and the Esports World Cup Foundation (EWCF) have announced a three-year partnership that brings one of the world’s most prestigious esports awards ceremony and platform to the Esports World Cup, a world-leading gaming festival to take place this summer in Riyadh, Saudi


Key partnership to build next-gen Emirati workforce

Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (Adgma), the knowledge arm of the international financial centre of Abu Dhabi, has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Ethara, a top live event management company and venue operator in the region, to explore training avenues for the next generation of E


Dream big, WiMENA conference urges women in sports

The inaugural WiMENA Women in Sports Conference in London last week delivered a resounding message of support for women and girls in sport in the Middle East and North Africa. Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge Stadium was the apt venue for an extraordinary gathering of passionate and inf


NCM picked as Regional Training Centre of WMO

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) in the UAE has been designated as a new WMO Regional Training Centre (RTC) for Region II (Asia) by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).   The recognition, endorsed by the WMO Executive Council, followed a comprehe


Bayanat-Oxa to drive innovation in autonomous vehicle technology

Bayanat, a leading provider of AI-powered geospatial and smart mobility solutions, and Oxa, a pioneer in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, announced the formation of a strategic partnership aimed at advancing the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle solutions in the UAE and beyond


Three-quarters of enterprises working on AI-assisted business models: F5

Generative AI was named the year’s most exciting trend by respondents to a 2024 report by F5, a multi-cloud application services and security company based in the US. The State of Application Strategy Report has been released as companies continue to build on digital transformati

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