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Best’s Special Report: Rated MENA Companies Maintain Strong Capitalisation Levels Despite Stifled Growth

Companies operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have encountered suppressed growth rates as economic and political uncertainties persist, although entities rated by A.M. Best have broadly maintained strong balance sheets. read more

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INTERSOLAR MIDDLE EAST 2017: TOP-CLASS SPECIALIST CONFERENCE

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Gene Editing, New Mental Health, The Year Of Giving, And Halal Tourism – New Trends In MENA for 2017

WALTER THOMPSON MENA’S FUTURE 100 REPORT UNCOVERS DRIVERS OF CHANGE AND BEHAVIOUR ACROSS THE REGION, VITAL KNOWLEDGE FOR BRANDS KEEPING PACE WITH CONSUMER ATTITUDES read more

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Africa theme park stakeholders to gain from ‘DEAL 2017’: International Expo Consults (IEC)

Parks in Africa are known to inculcate fun mixed with learning read more

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Riskmap 2017: A Year of Acute Uncertainty for Business

The high levels of complexity and uncertainty attached to the key political and security issues for the year, highlighted by RiskMap, mean that boards will need to undertake comprehensive reviews of their approaches to risk management read more

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FOREX industry celebrates the JFEX 2013 awards winners

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MENA gains from US climate fund

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GulfSol 2013 set to address MENA solar power problems

Solar power in the Middle East seems simultaneously logical with sun-scorched deserts everywhere, and illogical, all that oil, at the same time. read more

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ReneSola achieves MENA accreditation

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Seizing the Opportunity: Jobs and Safety Nets in the Middle East and North Africa

The region’s governments have a unique opportunity for fundamental reforms to bring down barriers to employment and develop safety nets designed to lift people out of poverty read more

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Abu Dhabi opens Shams 1 solar plant

The 1st dedicated exhibition for the PV and solar industries of the MENA region 3–5 September 2013 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has officially opened its first big solar energy plant, the three companies behind the project said in a statement. The 100-megawatt (MW) Shams 1 concentrated solar plant (CSP) took the UAE’s Masdar, France’s Total and Spain’s Abengoa three years to build at a cost of around $600 million. Shams 1 is one of the largest CSP projects in the world and by far the largest solar plant in a fossil fuel reliant region that lags far behind much of Europe, the Americas and Asia in renewable energy. “The region is faced with meeting its rising demand for energy, while also working to reduce its carbon footprint,” Masdar Chief Executive Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said in a statement to mark the opening of the plant. The UAE’s richest emirate is targeting 7 percent of electricity from alternative sources by 2020. By comparison, that goal was exceeded by 21 of the 27 EU member states four years ago. Shams 1 capacity, which is 10 times larger than the next largest plant in the country, is enough to supply 20,000 UAE homes and will be especially useful for meeting peak demand on hot summer days. “It is apparent that whilst the solar industry in other areas is struggling, right across MENA, the opportunities for companies to get themselves involved with the wealth of opportunities that are presenting themselves. Right now, nothing is hotter for solar than the Middle East” says Derek Burston, exhibition manager, GulfSol 2013. “It is this reason that since the beginning of the year there has been a real surge in space reservations at this year’s inaugural GulfSol exhibition, which will be in Dubai in September. As the only truly dedicated solar and PV show, the exhibition provides the perfect opportunity for companies to present themselves to a high quality visitor base over a three day period” he adds. For more information on confirming your exhibition presence at GulfSol 2013, contact Derek Burston on dburston@bowheadmedia.com or Ben Richardson on brichardson@bowheadmedia.com

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Director, Product Marketing, Etisalat: “FTTH is necessary for businesses and consumers”

Ahead of the Broadband MEA 2013 conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE, Dubai, UAE, we speak to Maen Haddad, Director/Product Marketing, Etisalat on the latest broadband developments in the region and his views on issues such as piracy and FTTH deployment. read more

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Sultan Al Mansouri: We will continue our efforts to make the Annual Investment Meeting a true global investment platform

Investment Map Project by the Ministry of Economy is a leading initiative to attract foreign investments read more

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