#Business

Ajman

Ajman issues 1,275 new business licences during Q1 2022

It indicated a 10 per cent year-on-year increase compared to the number of licences issued in Q1 2021

MenaTech magazine

MenaTech launches Arabic tech and business magazine

MenaTech Magazine aims to be a dependable Arabic source for the latest trends in technology, and a hub of innovation for the region’s tech community

How empowering employees is key to ensure business survival

Employee empowerment can have a significant impact on employee satisfaction and productivity says Manikandan Thangaraj, vice president, ManageEngine

Why Thales believes cybersecurity should be seen as a business enabler

With the increase in the cyberthreat landscape, urgent action is needed by businesses to develop more robust strategies, says Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP, Thales – Middle East

Sharjah city skyline

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry reports rise in new companies in Q1 2022

The SCCI revealed an estimated 1,996 new companies joined the body, with 15,572 memberships being renewed

Dubai

Dubai issued 24,662 new business licences in Q1 2022, up 58% y-on-y

Fifty-seven per cent of the new business licences issued were under the professional category and 43 per cent were commercial

Brookfield to buy 60% of First Abu Dhabi Bank’s payment arm

The bank’s payments business was valued at $1.15bn

Saudi Telecom’s subsidiary buys Pakistani infrastructure provider to broaden footprint

The deal is subject to regulatory approval from Pakistani authorities

Brazil UAE

The role of SMEs in boosting the trade relationship between Brazil and the UAE

Small businesses account for 99 per cent of all enterprises in Brazil and 95 per cent of private sector companies in the UAE

Here’s how you can manage your business like an F1 race car

Competition is most certainly good – not just when it comes to F1, but also when it comes to business and ensuring your organisation is at the peak of its competitive powers

Six areas to cover in your startup’s first 100 days

The first few months for any startup are critical

Three rules for successful business transformations in the Middle East

Companies that reap the most rewards also set up a transformation management office that is different from a typical programme management office

Why management is both an art and a science

The more managers are boxed in by their inbox, the more they are disconnected with their teams

Saudi non-oil private sector growth quickens to 7-year high

A Purchasing Managers’ Index compiled by IHS Markit rose to 58.6 in September

UAE seeks $1 trillion in business with Israel over next decade

The UAE was looking at sectors including defense, energy and food security

Projects of the 50: UAE aims to create 75,000 private sector jobs for Emiratis

Several incentives have been unveiled to encourage UAE nationals to join the private sector including salary top-ups and unemployment benefits

How to keep pace with rising consumer expectations

The needs of consumers are evolving and it is critical that businesses remain flexible to meet these demands

Boardroom connection: How to get young directors to be more effective

Young directors should be encouraged to find mentors within and outside of your own board

How protected is your business from cyber attacks

The increase in global data protection laws and the awareness of individual data protection rights are giving rise to new business challenges

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi slashes private sector business setup fees by over 90%

Business setup and licence renewal fees have been reduced to Dhs1,000

Alan’s corner: How to make organisational change effective

Market dynamics can dictate the need for a restructure of your organisational chart

Saudi non-oil economy rebounded to 2.9% growth in first quarter

In the first quarter, Saudi Arabia’s non-oil economy grew at its fastest pace since 2019

Saudi business activity expands at fastest pace since 2017

The kingdom’s Purchasing Managers’ Index survey compiled by IHS Markit rose to the highest since January

Alan’s corner: Seven ways to secure a profit for your business

These principles are essential to help you tighten up your business model

Women on average have just 76% of men’s legal rights worldwide

Covid-19 has exacerbated women’s challenges in employment and education

Saudi to only award government contracts to firms that have an HQ in the kingdom

The new decision, which does not apply to private sector firms, will take effect from January 1, 2024

Kuwaiti MPs urge the government to relax Covid-19 restrictions or compensate businesses

Health clubs, salons and barbershops have been closed for a month, while malls and shops need to stay shut from 8pm until 5am

Dubai’s Emirates introduces special fares to select destinations

Bookings have to be made between January 19 to February 2, 2021, for travel until June 15, 2021

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Expert insights on navigating the new normal

Several top regional and international authors and speakers will headline the Dubai-based event this year

Power Letters 2021: Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, executive director, commissioner general office, Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai will be a vital, timely platform to bring the world together, in a spirit of hope and optimism and a unified purpose to inspire solutions