According to a survey by Gartner Inc. the worldwide Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) market is forecast to grow 6.3 % in 2011 and 5 % in 2012. The outlook for BPO is mixed in developed economies and this resulted in a tempering of growth expectations. “While growth remains strong in developing economies,... Read more
Horizon Singapore Terminals, a subsidiary of Horizon Terminals Limited, a terminal operator owned by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), has been ranked in the prestigious Fastest Growing 50 (FG50), which features Singapore’s top 50 companies based on the outstanding corporate growth achieved in the past three years. The FG50... Read more
Dubai has been crowned once again as the ‘Middle East City of the Future 2010/11 by fDi Magazine underlining the Emirate’s premier status as a preferred foreign direct investment (FDI) destination. Dubai ranked exceptionally well across all categories achieving top positions in Economic Potential, Infrastructure and Business Friendliness. His... Read more
According to the latest quarterly Jobs Index survey conducted by the  job site Bayt.com, in conjunction with research group YouGovSiraj, over half of the employers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region plan to hire new employees over the next three months. Of these, a little over a quarter... Read more
Findings reveal significant levels of dissatisfaction among graduates in their current roles and a worrying disconnect between graduates and managers across many issues. Given that over 65% of the GCC population is under 25, the graduate talent pool in the UAE has never been larger. However, companies are increasingly... Read more
His Excellency Engineer Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, said that in the first half of 2011, the UAE promoted its policy of international co-operation and built strategic ties with a number of nations. He said the Ministry was focused on promoting the framework for strengthening... Read more
Revolution leaves scars on Egypt’s corporate sector
Zawya have released new research that reveals the impact of the Black Swan event on the companies listed on the Egyptian stock exchange. Zawya, an online provider of business intelligence in the Middle East, released its latest report on the impact of the Egyptian Revolution on the country’s publicly-listed... Read more
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) has recently received approval from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to re-structure the modules of its Masters programmes for its September 2011 intake. BUiD’s Postgraduate programmes have often taken well over two years to complete on a part-time basis, which... Read more
Neuromarketing and tactile perception
Tactile perception studies have identified different profiles based on people’s perception of touch. This is important not only for the fashion and luxury industries, but also for businesses involved in consumer packaging. This research will aid them in designing the right sensory mix for their target markets, says market... Read more
Innovative technologies from DuPont, a market driven science company, are being eyed to sustain Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) vibrant construction sector which is set to grow at an annual average of 4% to become a USD 23 billion market by 2015. The recent order by King Abdullah bin... Read more