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#Dubai's Escape From Economic Funk Hinges on Retail, Tourism - Bloomberg

Dubai's Escape From Economic Funk Hinges on Retail, Tourism - Bloomberg:Dubai is looking to retail and tourism to break free of its weakest economic expansion in almost a decade.Growth in the city’s gross domestic product is set to accelerate to 2.1 percent in 2019 and 3.8 percent the following year before slowing to 2.8 percent in 2021, according to projections released on Sunday by the emirate’s department of economic development. GDP expanded only 1.9 percent in 2018, substantially below fore...


Thank you, Vijesh!

Post 9 of #sg100peopleToThank. More about this series is here. Thank you, Vijesh!Vijesh Sharma. Yet another friend, philosopher, senior from MDI that I am very grateful to have access to.I first met Vijesh when I was working at Gravity.He needed someone to organise his 8th birthday party. Really. 8th. I gave him some inputs and he thought they were thoughtful and interesting. From there on started this series of interactions, that has made my life tangibly better. Each interaction has been a le...
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#Dubai's economic growth will accelerate in 2019 and 2020 - Khaleej Times

Dubai's economic growth will accelerate in 2019 and 2020 - Khaleej Times:Dubai's economic growth will accelerate in 2019 and 2020, with tourism, logistics, transport, wholesale and retail sectors replacing the real estate as main growth driver next year, official data showed.Data released by Dubai Economy on Sunday showed that Dubai's GDP grew 1.94 per cent last year but it will pick up to 2.1 per cent this year and 3.8 per cent next year before easing to 2.8 per cent in 2021. The emirate's econ...


Agency Brief: Easter Burgers, bathwater and Ad Age news

We're starting this week's brief with some exciting news of our own. Ad Age has hired Lindsay Rittenhouse (below) to be our new agency reporter. Many of you already know Lindsay from Adweek, where she was a staff writer covering agencies and their clients. Along the way, she has worked at The Times of Trenton (a fellow New Jerseyan), TheStreet and its sister paper the Deal Pipeline. She brings a lot of enthusiasm and some fresh ideas about how to cover the beat and elevate our coverage. "I’m ...


#Dubai arena is latest project unveiled despite weaker growth - The Washington Post

Dubai arena is latest project unveiled despite weaker growth - The Washington Post:This week, Dubai unveiled its latest megaproject: A stadium in the heart of a super luxe shopping and dining destination.The arena, which will host sports events and concerts, is located in a leisure retail and residential destination called City Walk, which itself is new and was developed by Meraas, a company owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.It’s just one in a pipeline of projects the em...
Tags: Travel, Washington Post, Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Meraas


A Dispassionate Commentary on the Notre Dame Fire

The huge blaze at Notre Dame dominated the evening skyline in Paris on Monday. Social media erupted in a frenzy of virtue-signaling this week, with people who wouldn’t normally be seen dead in a church professing their absolute utter grief at the Notre Dame fire in Paris.People who have visited France once, and seen the cathedral only from the outside while on a lunchtime river cruise along the Seine are now boasting about being inconsolable and feeling that something inside them died.  And so o...
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New Zealand's $53 million push to get noticed at Expo 2020 in Dubai

A 40-minute drive from the historic heart of Dubai, a new frontier of this mega-city is being built in the desert.In the 35C heat and dust, 37,000 workers are toiling to build Expo 2020. Projects worth billions of dollars are underway... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Dubai, New Zealand


Exclusive: Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed eyes IPO of KBW Investments as early as 2022 - The National

Exclusive: Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed eyes IPO of KBW Investments as early as 2022 - The National:Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed’s private equity and venture capital company KBW Investments may go public as soon as 2022, its chairman said.“It’s an option for the next three to five years,” Prince Khaled said in an interview with The National. “As soon as we start diversifying a little more our portfolio from construction, architecture and engineering and obviously the real estate, we can package them...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Khaled, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khaled bin Alwaleed, KBW Investments


Three #Dubai IPOs in Works as Bourse Promotes Local Listings - Bloomberg

Three Dubai IPOs in Works as Bourse Promotes Local Listings - Bloomberg:Three companies are preparing initial public offerings for trading on Dubai’s main stock exchange, the bourse said, potentially ending a 17-month IPO drought as it boosts efforts to entice local firms to list domestically rather than abroad.“We are at different stages of discussions with potential issuers including three companies from the industry, oil and gas services as well as healthcare sectors,” exchange operator Dubai...
Tags: Travel, London, Bloomberg, Dubai, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Network International, DFM, Emaar Development PJSC, Dubai Financial Market PJSC


Dubai arena is latest project unveiled despite weaker growth

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This week, Dubai unveiled its latest megaproject: A stadium in the heart of a super luxe shopping and dining destination. The arena, which will host sports events and concerts, is located in a leisure retail and residential destination called City Walk, which itself is new and was developed by […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Dubai, DUBAI United Arab Emirates


Abraaj founder's extradition case adjourned, another former executive arrested: court official - Reuters

Abraaj founder's extradition case adjourned, another former executive arrested: court official - Reuters:A case in a London court to extradite Arif Naqvi, the founder of collapsed private equity firm Abraaj, to the United States on fraud charges, was adjourned until April 26, a court official said on Thursday.The official told Reuters that a former managing partner of Dubai-based Abraaj, Sev Vettivetpillai, had also been arrested and was facing a U.S. extradition request linked to the same charg...
Tags: Travel, London, United States, Dubai, Reuters, Abraaj, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Arif Naqvi, Abraaj Sev Vettivetpillai, Vettivetpillai


Bee’ah And EVOTEQ Showcase Smart Solutions To Ensure Quality Of Life And Sustainable Development At “Future Blockchain Summit”

Bee’ah, the leading sustainability company in the Middle East, and EVOTEQ, a leading technology management partner in the region, participated in the “the future Blockchain 2019 summit”, at the Dubai World Trade Center. During... visit ArabCrunch website for more details.
Tags: Ecommerce, News, Middle East, Dubai


Top 4 Places for Off River Activities

We all want to do something we really love from time to time, especially to unwind and just relax. For some of us, we opt to stay at home and do chores, play family games, maybe read a book or do some gardening. Others choose to travel around the world, exploring the romantic streets of Paris, the energy of Hong Kong, the elegance of Dubai, and the classiness of London. Then there are people who want to tackle crazy and daunting adventures such as climbing the highest mountain peaks, di...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Usa, London, Colorado, West Virginia, Paris, Arizona, Dubai, Travel Guides, Colorado River, New River, Outdoor activities, North Fork, Off River Activities, New River Area West Virginia


#Dubai's biggest bank shrugs off slow economy as profits surge

Dubai's biggest bank shrugs off slow economy as profits surge:Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank, reported a 15 percent increase in first-quarter profit on Wednesday as overall lending and margins gained.Both loans and deposits rose as improved margins helped to offset an increase in provisions and operating costs.The stock closed 0.4 percent lower on Wednesday after gaining more than 18 percent this month. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Carl’s Jr. makes a hemp burger and Andy Capp’s gets the munchies: Marketer’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Marketer's Brief, a quick take on marketing news, moves and trends from Ad Age's reporters and editors. Send tips/suggestions to [email protected] Maybe McDonald’s just isn’t meant to be fancy. Below, find out how the fast-feeder is cutting back on premium burger toppings. We also revisit Oreo’s famous “you can still dunk in the dark” tweet, as a former Mondelez executive this week suggests it wasn’t worth the hype. “Sorry to have wasted your time,” he says. N...
Tags: London, Colorado, Advertising, CMO, Bloomberg, Chicago, Ford Mustang, Dubai, John, Kansas City, Oreo, Mondelez International, Denver, Mustang, Dollar Shave Club, Michael Dubin


Beautyworld Middle East 2019: The Smell Of Dubai, Created By Symrise

  The great thing about perfumery corporations is strategic planning. They plan their participation at key regional exhibitions for a long time, trying to create something amazing and fantastic, showcasing their best parts: creativity, knowledge, captives, international approach, and regional thinking. We are going to make a series of articles devoted to the art-projects made by the Big Players w... Read full article: Beautyworld Middle East 2019: The Smell Of Dubai, Created By Symrise from Fr...
Tags: Fashion, Dubai, Fragrantica Perfumes, Beautyworld Middle East


Jewel Changi Airport review – An architectural marvel at the world’s best airport

In March 2019 Singapore Changi was crowned the best airport in the world for the seventh year in a row. That was just before Jewel Changi Airport opened. After previewing this architectural marvel I can’t see how any other airport is going to take this title in the foreseeable future. Jewel Changi is a mixed use development that sits inside the U-shape of the terminal buildings, making use of this previously underutilised space. Singapore have become masters of making use of limited space, ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, Instagram, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Hawaii, Dubai, Starbucks, Michelin, Mars, Bangkok, Gardens, Jewel, Changi, Middle Eastern


Evernote fixes macOS app bug that allowed remote code execution

Evernote has fixed a vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to run malicious code on a victim’s computer. Dhiraj Mishra, a security researcher based in Dubai, reported the bug to Evernote on March 17.  In a blog post showing his proof-of-concept, Mishra showed TechCrunch that a user only had to click a link masked as a web address, which would open a locally stored app or file unhindered and without warning. Evernote spokesperson Shelby Busen confirmed the bug had been fixed, and s...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Cloud Storage, Evernote, Tech, Malware, Vulnerability, Policy, Software, Computing, Dubai, Social Bookmarking, Web Annotation, Mishra, Dhiraj Mishra, EA s Origin


Nedaa offers Volunteering Jobs for Students, Boosting Skills and Employability

Dubai, UAE – 17 April 2019: Professional Communication Corporation – Nedaa, the Dubai Government security networks provider, is taking part in the Higher College of Technology (HCT) Volunteer Fair being held today, the 17th of April, for its 2019-2020 academic Read more… The post Nedaa offers Volunteering Jobs for Students, Boosting Skills and Employability appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Seo, Dubai, Dubai UAE, News Trends, Professional Communication Corporation


`Unsustainable' #UAE Rate Climb Seen Reversing on Tax Giveaway - Bloomberg

`Unsustainable' U.A.E. Rate Climb Seen Reversing on Tax Giveaway - Bloomberg:An “unsustainable” increase in the United Arab Emirates’ lending benchmark will reverse once the government doles out the tax revenue whose withdrawal from deposits spurred the rise, according to the biggest bank in Dubai.The three-month Eibor has climbed in the past three weeks despite a decline in a similar dollar rate, an oddity because the dirham is pegged to the U.S. currency. The spread with the three-month Libor ...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Emirates NBD, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Anita Yadav, Tax Giveaway Bloomberg, Eibor


#Dubai's Biggest Bank Says CFO Subramanian to Leave After 9 Years - Bloomberg

Dubai's Biggest Bank Says CFO Subramanian to Leave After 9 Years - Bloomberg:Surya Subramanian, group chief financial officer of Emirates NBD PJSC, will leave after almost nine years at Dubai’s biggest lender.Subramanian expressed a “desire to return to Singapore to pursue family interests,” the bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The process to find a successor “from eligible internal and external candidates has already started.”Subramanian will remain at the bank to help find his replacemen...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Dubai, Emirates NBD, Subramanian, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emirates NBD PJSC


MIDEAST STOCKS-Real estate elevates #Dubai, banks lift Saudis - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Real estate elevates Dubai, banks lift Saudis - Reuters:Dubai stocks rose on Wednesday as real estate shares gained, while financial stocks lifted Saudi Arabia’s index.In Dubai, the index was up 0.6 percent as blue-chip developer Emaar Properties gained 1.4 percent and DAMAC Properties climbed 3.1 percent.Dubai’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for March came in at 57.6, a 10-month high reading, Al Mal Capital said in a note. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Emaar Properties, DAMAC Properties, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Mal Capital, Saudis Reuters


Neutral Fuels one of 7 to win a spot in Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator

In the UAE, Neutral Fuels, the Dubai-based company that converts locally sourced waste into locally consumed biofuel, has won a place on the Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator (MBRIFA). The program was established under the UAE Ministry of Finance to accelerate the expansion of pioneering, innovative businesses. The company was one of just seven companies chosen from 159 applications representing 29 countries. Applicants underwent a rigorous process of screening, assessment, evaluat...
Tags: Dubai, Producer News, Uae, Mohammed, UAE Ministry of Finance, Mohammed bin Rashid, Neutral Fuels, MBRIFA


Beautyworld Middle East Dubai 2019: A Joy for All Senses!

BEAUTYWORLD MIDDLE EAST 2019, the region's largest exhibition and trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing started on April 15th, 2019, in Dubai. As the organizers informed us, the exhibition is "running until the 17th of April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the 24th edition of the annual three-day event was opened by His Excellency Eng. Da... Read full article: Beautyworld Middle East Dubai 2019: A Joy for All Senses! from Fragrantica P...
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Knox to defend Dubai Duty Free Irish Open title

Russell Knox wins the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Picture: Getty Images Russell Knox has confirmed he will return to defend the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open title at Lahinch from July 4-7.The Scot won dramatic fashion at Ballyliffin in 2018, holing a 45-foot birdie putt to force a play-off before sinking an almost identical one on the first extra hole to clinch a maiden Rolex S...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Lee Westwood, European Tour, Wgc, Northern Ireland, Dubai, New Zealand, Knox, Danny Willett, Padraig Harrington, Inverness, Lahinch


Facebook 'horse' post ex-wife plans to return to Dubai despite arrest

Laleh Shahravesh had previously faced prison for calling her ex-husband's new wife a "horse" on Facebook.
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Facebook 'horse' post ex-wife: 'I will return to Dubai'

Laleh Shahravesh says she wants return to help her daughter Paris find peace following the death of her father.
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Traffic fine payments, 7 other services fully online in Dubai

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#Dubai regulator in contact with SEC about #Abraaj case - Reuters

Dubai regulator in contact with SEC about Abraaj case - Reuters:Dubai’s financial services regulator said on Monday that it was in touch with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about the latest case involving collapsed private equity firm Abraaj.The statement came after Abraaj founder Arif Naqvi and a former Abraaj executive were arrested last week on U.S. charges that they defrauded investors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.“The DFSA can confirm it is communicating with ...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, SEC, Reuters, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Abraaj, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Arif Naqvi


Le ZES del Mezzogiorno a Dubai: Intesa Sanpaolo partecipa alla missione negli Emirati Arabi

Intesa Sanpaolo sarà di supporto alla Missione governativa delle Zes del Mezzogiorno negli Emirati Arabi Uniti . Ci saranno diversi
Tags: Travel, Business, Featured, Dubai, Italia, Emirati, News da Abu Dhabi, News da Dubai, Notizie Economiche, Intesa Sanpaolo, Progetto, Emirati Arabi, Investimento, Banca, Zes