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key highlights that took place on Twitter around the KSA and Uruguay match ‎  Inbox x
Technology & IT | Thursday 21 June, 2018 5:35 pm
Following the match between Saudi Arabia (@saudiNT) and Uruguay #URUKSA during the #WorldCup tonight, below are some of the key highlights that took place on Twitter around the match, that we would like to share with your respective paper for publishing:   ·  Top...
5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up
Technology & IT | Thursday 14 June, 2018 2:03 am
Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report. The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now expected to reach an...
EY: MENA hospitality market witnesses steady growth in hotel occupancy in Q1 2018
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 12 June, 2018 4:49 pm
The Middle East hospitality market witnessed a steady growth in occupancy during the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest EY Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey Report. Except for Jeddah, Beirut, and Doha, hotel occupancy across the MENA region saw...
Sipchem Releases Its 2nd Sustainability Report In Line With (GRI) Standards
Environment & Energy | Sunday 10 June, 2018 4:55 pm
SAUDI INTERNATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY (SIPCHEM)announces that it has issued its second Sustainability Reportwhich highlights Sipchem's sustainability performance in 2016 and 2017 and covers Sipchem’s initiatives in the environmental, social and economic areas. Sustainability...
Staff productivity to take a hit during World Cup 2018 – GulfTalent Survey
Sports | Sunday 10 June, 2018 3:25 pm
 Employers across the Middle East are set to witness a major productivity drop during June and July this year as a result of the 2018 football World Cup, according to a survey by online recruitment firm GulfTalent.   The tournament, due to be played in Russia from 14 June to 15 ...
GCC must make the right decisions to harness the potential of renewable energy
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 6 June, 2018 3:34 pm
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states show great promise for renewable energy deployment, according to a recent study by management consultancy Strategy& Middle East (formerly Booz & Company), part of the PwC network. To unlock this potential, GCC governments must develop a carefully...
Digital Engagement as a Vital Component of Sustainable Business in the Marketplace of the Millenials
Technology & IT | Monday 4 June, 2018 1:26 am
According to the most recent installation of Ericsson’s biannual Mobility Report[1], as 5G wireless technology is rolled out, millennials will become the largest generational segment and in their prime years of consumer spending. As the youngest members of the millennial cohort – those...
Mobile Gaming in Middle East under the Microscope
Technology & IT | Tuesday 29 May, 2018 4:37 pm
AdColony EMEA partnered with OnDevice to conduct a survey of mobile gamers and mobile gaming habits, and the results reaffirm the global trends where mobile gaming is a demographically diverse audience that continues to expand and grow in the region. The global gaming market will reach over $115...
Twitter insights around 2018 FIFA World Cup™ from the region
Sports | Tuesday 29 May, 2018 1:11 pm
The FIFA World Cup in Russia is not far away and fans across the MENA region are getting ready to cheer for their favorite team. Enthusiasts on Twitter can already start preparing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ by following their favorite football team, individual players, or to connect with...
KPMG:  15% drop in Jeddah Apartment rentals
Business & Money | Sunday 27 May, 2018 2:11 pm
In 2017, rentals of residential apartments dropped by 10-15 percent in Jeddah, contrary to the upward trend witnessed in the preceding years, said a Real Estate Market report produced by KPMG Al Fozan & Partners, a leading Audit, Tax, and...