Healthcare

The key elements of robust data security in healthcare

Healthcare is one of the key industries targetted for data breaches and last year saw the greatest number of incidents, with 45 million people affected globally

Israel

Calev’s Newsroom: Role of diamond trade between Israel and UAE

Israel exported $188m in rough diamonds to the UAE in 2021, and that number is set to grow after the nations signed a free trade deal in June

Oil

Oil set for third weekly loss on price-cap impasse, demand fears

Crude has declined this month, overturning the gains made in October

metaverse

Sheikh Hamdan approves new phase of Dubai Metaverse Strategy

The new phase was approved at the first meeting of the Higher Committee of Future Technology Development and Digital Economy

shop online

How to shop safely online by avoiding common scams

Although online shopping is extremely convenient, consumers should always be alert when looking for the top offers

KEZAD Group breaks ground on noon’s 252,000 sqm fulfilment centre

KEZAD Group breaks ground on noon’s 252,000 sqm fulfilment centre

The fulfilment centre facility is being designed and developed by KEZAD Group under a build-to-suit agreement and is scheduled for delivery in 2024

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to livestream FIFA World Cup matches onboard its aircraft

The matches will be streamed live on Etihad’s E-BOX entertainment channels Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra

Poland opens representative office in UAE

Poland opens representative office in UAE

The UAE is one of Poland’s largest trading partners in the region, with non-oil trade reaching $1.3bn in the first 9 months of 2022

Etisalat

Etisalat by e& partners with ADGM to digitally enable startups and businesses

The proposition is an all-in-one solution designed to ensure complete business mobility by equipping each employee to work remotely or in a hybrid work environment

Dr Raja named Pro Chancellor of Heriott Watt university

Heriot-Watt University Dubai names Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg as pro-chancellor

Dr Raja takes on the role of honorary head of the university in Dubai and will represent the university in a ceremonial and ambassadorial capacity

Saudi Aramco announces record Q2 and H1 2022 results

Saudi Aramco Base Oil gets approval for Riyadh share offering

Saudi Aramco is aiming to sell 50 million shares – a 29.7 per cent stake – in the company

Nestle to invest $1.9bn in Saudi Arabia over next decade

The plant, set to open in 2025, will serve Saudi Arabia and export markets in the Middle East and North Africa

Mideast KFC operator Americana raises $1.8bn from IPO

Mideast KFC operator Americana raises $1.8bn from IPO

Americana will be the first company to have its shares traded in both Riyadh and Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s GDP grows 11.2% in the first half of 2022

Abu Dhabi’s non-oil GDP grew to Dhs273bn, contributing more than 50 per cent to the emirate’s real GDP

cyberattacks

Awareness and cooperation key to warding off cyberattacks

The increase in cyberthreats is driven by digitisation of various aspects of lives, creating valuable sources of information for threat actors

ADX

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange launches rebranded ETF platform

ADX has witnessed strong year-to-date growth in the ETF market’s trading activity with around 12,500 trades of 243 million units

First Emirati mission to the Moon will now launch on November 30

The new launch date remains contingent on the weather status and other conditions

Honor

‘Honor Magic Vs’ foldable phone launches in China

The device weighs 261g and is said to be the industry’s lightest foldable smartphone currently

Anwar Ibrahim becomes Malaysia PM after decades of waiting

Anwar’s swearing in will be at 5pm local time

Dubai Islamic Bank prices $750m inaugural sustainable sukuk

Dubai Islamic Bank prices $750m inaugural sustainable sukuk

The transaction marked the largest issue size in international capital markets by a GCC bank since February 2022

Emirates A380 returns to Perth

Emirates boss sees unprecedented travel surge once China reopens

Tim Clark said Emirates flights to Asian destinations that have already reopened are essentially full

Revealed: Winners of the Gulf Business Awards 2022

The awards celebrated stalwarts and companies from across the region’s business landscape

COP28 will be UAE’s most important event in 2023, says Sheikh Mohammed

COP28, which will be hosted in 2023 at Expo City Dubai, will welcome high-level participation including over 140 heads of state and government leaders, 80,000 delegates and more than 5,000 media professionals

Etihad offers discounted fares to select destinations

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad offers discounted fares to select destinations

Guests will be able to travel to Istanbul at fares starting at Dhs1,995 for economy class and Dhs11,995 for business class

Dubai's Emirates to add seasonal direct flight to Colombo

Dubai’s Emirates to add seasonal direct flight to Colombo

The carrier’s second daily flight will operate directly between the two cities, except during December 16-30, when the Dubai-Colombo service will stop over in Male

Saudi Investment

Saudi Investment talks boost Kakao Group’s battered shares

The Public Investment Fund is in talks with Singapore’s GIC Pte to jointly fund up to 800bn won ($591m) ahead of Kakao Entertainment’s initial public offering due next year

Saudi Aramco signs 59 agreements to foster local industrial ecosystem

The purchase agreements with local and global manufacturers are valued at $11bn, and will reinforce supply chain resilience

Changpeng Zhao, founder and CEO of Binance,

Binance CEO Zhao seeks Middle East cash for crypto recovery fund

Details on the size of the fund and the projects to support are still not decided and it’s likely several weeks before the vehicle takes off

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar inks agreement to develop solar plant in Turkmenistan

The agreement builds on the Masdar-Turkmenistan MoU signed last year for development of renewable energy projects

chess

The Arab Esports Federation moves into Web3 and launches online chess platform

The federation is headquartered in Riyadh and is led by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan