Remittances from the GCC remain strong; 2018 expected to witness continued growth
Dubai, February 5, 2018: Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands, witnessed a 10% growth in its global operations in 2017. The growth was backed by new partnerships in crucial corridors, innovative solutions, and a global expansion in the Xpress Money agent network.
Xpress Money’s traditional corridors from GCC remained strong. From the UAE, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Egypt, were the top remittance receiving corridors. Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Philippines and Jordan received the highest remittances from Oman. The second quarter of 2017 witnessed the highest number of transactions owing to the month of Ramadan. In UAE, the second quarter saw the highest number of ......read more
March 22, 2017 - Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, H.E. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Rumehi, Qatar’s Minister of Municipality and Environment, has inaugurated today (Wednesday, March 22, 2017) the 5th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (Agriteq 2017). The event, organized by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, will run until Saturday March 25 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. The inauguration ceremony was attended by H.E Dr. Fuad bin Jafar bin Al Sajwani, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Oman, José Graziano Da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Faisal Saoud Al-Hasawi Chairman and Director General of the Kuwait's Public Authority for Agriculture and Fish Resources ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016 – L’Oréal has been voted as the most attractive employer for business students amongst Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies, in the UAE and KSA. Over 12,600 students, of different majors, from 43 universities participated in Universum’s “Most Attractive Employers Ranking” survey.
The survey offered comprehensive insights into students’ views on their future careers, prospect employers, in addition to what they consider as the most important factors in their employment decision. Amongst Business students, L’Oréal ranked as 8th most attractive employer across all sectors, up from number 9 in 2015. Whereas in KSA, Business students ranked L’Oréal as 8th most attractive employer, up from 11 in 2015.
The annual survey commenced in November ......read more
It’s brighter, bolder and better
Kuwait– 17 April 2016: After several months of intense review, strategic planning and brand awareness needs Milipol Qatar is very excited to launch its newly designed website. It was officially launched. The new website is more informative, more engaging and more interactive.
The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved functionality and navigation right through, allowing viewers to access material easily with the option to share information across key social networking channels. Created with the user firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology so the site is compatible with today's browsers and devices including a mobile version tentatively scheduled for end April ......read more
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A third of MENA poll respondents have resolved to work harder in the New Year, according to Bayt.com survey
Dubai, UAE, 27 December 2015: Professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are looking forward to the New Year, according to the Bayt.com ‘Holidays in the MENA Workplace Poll’. The vast majority of respondents (79.6%) will be making career New Year’s resolutions. In fact, 30.4% of them have already resolved to work harder next year.
Feelings about 2016 are very positive: 38.7% describe their feelings as “very positive” and 33.2% as “excited”, compared to only 19% describing their feelings as “anxious” and 9.2% as “neutral”. 57.1% say that the new calendar year affects their levels of excitement towards work, while only 31% are “not affected at ......read more
Roadshow aims to create business opportunities for industry players in Qatar
Elecrama 2016, the world's largest trade and networking forum for the electricity industry, will be organizing a networking event for the benefit of key industry stakeholders and decision makers in the Qatari capital, Doha. The event is being held to widen awareness of the enormous business potential afforded by the burgeoning Indian electricity sector.
The networking event will be held at the Al Silla Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt, Doha on Tuesday, October 27 at 7.00 PM. Featuring presentations from senior representatives from the Indian electricity industry and interactive sessions with the invited delegates, the event is open to power and water professionals, suppliers and manufacturers, IWPP Developers and Contractors, Engineers, Construction ......read more
Honeywell hosts its first ever Women in Leadership Forum in the Middle East
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: May 05, 2015: Honeywell (NYSE:HON) hosted its first-ever Women in Leadership Forum in the Middle East earlier this week as part of its ongoing efforts to bring more women into senior management roles and increase female participation in its regional workforce.
The event, which was held in partnership with New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), was attended by Honeywell employees and students at the NYUAD Saadiyat Island campus.
Driving home the message that a diverse workforce featuring women in leadership leads to better outcomes for companies, the forum featured a lively moderated discussion featuring Kate Adams, the Fortune 100 firm’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
Speaking to the group ......read more
Saudi Arabia registers the highest long term growth in employment among all other GCC countries, according to data compiled by Monster Employment Index KSA
The creative industry (Advertising, Market Research, Public Relations, Media and Entertainment) maintains its top position with a 55% growth in job listings year on year
Oil sector registers a negative growth
The Monster Employment Index is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity in Middle-East based on a real-time review of tens of thousands of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career Web sites and online job listings. The Index does not reflect the trend of any one advertiser or source, but is an aggregate measure of the change in job listings across the industry.
“Monster Employment Index KSA continues to ......read more
Experiential Marketing & Event Engagement agency Blue Cacti enters the Middle East market. The company that operates under a different brand name in India, South East Asia and North African markets has entered the Qatar under the new brand name and identity.
Mr. Hamad Rabea Hamad Ajlan Al-Kaabi, Chairman of Blue Cacti says, “I am hugely excited with Blue Cacti, which brings something new and innovative to the Qatari market as a young creative agency. We hope to create innovative and exciting consumer and employee engagement campaigns & events that will inspire others to move away from the traditional methods of push marketing in this region. Further, we plan to create our own events and engagement programs that are in line with QNV 2030 focusing on the Health, Social and Environment platforms. We aim to contribute in ......read more
Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2017- The 5th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (Agriteq 2017) is set to open on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center—expecting to attract the participation of more than 100 local and global leading agriculture companies. The latest edition will feature five international pavilions and host a number of seminars, workshops, ......read more
Al Manhal, a Dubai based electronic publishing & distribution database of full-text searchable Arabic content, signed an agreement with Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), through which over 14,000 new titles will be added to the QNL’s vast online resources, and offer the entire nation access to high-quality ......read more
HR roundtable session in Qatar hosted by Dulsco as part of its thought leadership series
Dubai, UAE, May 29th, 2016: ‘Employee Engagement’ is one of the most important factors for the overall growth of Qatar’s corporate sector, according to the HR fraternity in the country. The experts also felt that the ‘Employee Engagement’ quotient is a crucial aspect that ......read more
Masraf Al Rayan and Qatar International Islamic Bank lead global Cost-to-Income Ratio rankings
Manama, Bahrain, 21 October 2015: The WIBC Leaderboard announced today the global rankings of Islamic banks in terms of Cost-to-Income ratio, one of the financial performance sub-indicators of the Leaderboard. No less than four Qatar-based banks figured in the top 15. As per the rankings, Qatar-based ......read more
THE BIZZ is one of the most important business awards in the world, given out to leading businesspeople in each sector that stand out for their business excellence. These same people foster the growth of the economy in their respective countries and throughout the world on a daily basis, thus making them examples to be followed.
This year, awards will be given out at three ceremonies: ......read more
24 February 2015 - The 9th International Defense Exhibition (IDEX 2015), the region's premier international defense event from (February 22, 2015) in Abu Dhabi. The Russian pavilion, which is organized by the State Corporation, Rostec, features more than 700 weapons systems and military equipment for the army, air force, naval forces and air defense command. Items on exhibit include: an ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 25, 2014 – Imdaad Qatar, the Facilities Management (FM) company based in Qatar, has announced that it has signed a deal with United Development Company, the Island’s master developer, to provide professional cleaning services to the Master Community infrastructure, buildings, and facilities throughout the Pearl Qatar in Doha.
Under the terms of the 3-year ......read more
[UAE, 16th November, 2014] Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Water and Power, Rail and Oil and Gas reported today total Revenues of AED 1.24 billion and total Net Profit of AED 25.2 million for Q3 2014 ended September 30th ......read more