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Nahdi Medical Company shows Diabetes case at the World’s Largest Diabetes Meeting
Healthcare | Wednesday 19 June, 2019 2:33 am
Nahdi Medical Company started its Diabetes program back in 2015 with 11 operating dedicated in-pharmacy education clinics in 7 different cities, and by 2017 the program expanded to reach 50 operating education clinics in 20 different cities, aiming to reach 100 by 2020.   In line with...
A year on the road: Saudi Women Create First Women’s Car Club in the Kingdom
Cars & Autos | Wednesday 19 June, 2019 2:00 am
The first Women’s Car Club has been created in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, celebrating a year on the roads since the driving ban was lifted on 24 June 2018. The first anniversary is a milestone for women across the country, and with almost 50,000 driver licences issued so far it was only ...
Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 at IPA’s Regional Seminar in Kenya
Culture & Education | Wednesday 19 June, 2019 1:30 am
In keeping with its dedication to promoting Sharjah’s cultural vision, the Sharjah World Book Capital Office (SWBC Office 2019) was at International Publishers Association (IPA)’s second regional seminar in Africa, held in Nairobi, Kenya.   Themed ‘Africa Rising:...
PepsiCo boosts women empowerment in Saudi Arabia with the launch of Tamakani
Business & Money | Wednesday 19 June, 2019 12:58 am
PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company, launched Tamakani, a dedicated platform that aims to support and inspire generations of women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.    The platform will helpcreate opportunities and guidance for women with promising capabilities, provide...
Huawei Announces Inaugural Community Emoji Design Contest
Technology & IT | Wednesday 19 June, 2019 12:29 am
In March 2019, Huawei launched its official community as a gathering place for global Huawei users. Now the company is launching its first ever emoji design contest, helping build a more customized and diverse community. The contest was introduced to attract well-designed, creative and original...
AI an important topic for 89% of Saudi Arabian executives, reveals new research
Technology & IT | Tuesday 18 June, 2019 5:36 pm
Saudi Arabian businesses have developed a strong appetite for AI and, though they are not easily swayed by hype, new research shows they are actively implementing data improvement initiatives to prepare for an AI-enabled future.  In fact, 89% of companies indicate that AI is an important...
Kids’ appetite for online retail sites grows threefold, amid shift in browsing behavior
Technology & IT | Tuesday 18 June, 2019 3:54 pm
Compared to this time last year, children are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites: their interest in online shopping has more than tripled the last 12 months - from 2% to 9%. This is according to Kaspersky Lab’s annual report on kids’ safety, which is based on anonymized...
Corporate Finance Leaders across the Middle East Region Remain Optimistic For Future Growth According to New American Express Global Survey
Business & Money | Tuesday 18 June, 2019 3:16 pm
Senior finance executives across the Middle East remain optimistic about the economy, the outlook for their companies and their investments for the future, despite economic uncertainty, according to the 2019 Global Business & Spending Outlook, a survey released today by American Express...
Jadwa Investment’s Portfolio Companies Complete Four Acquisitions in 2018
Business & Money | Tuesday 18 June, 2019 3:14 pm
Jadwa Investment, a leading  regional investment management and advisory firm, today announced the completion of four bolt-on acquisitions for three of its private equity portfolio companies in 2018. All four transactions were in the healthcare sector, spanning medical supplies,...
Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation Expands Existing Purchase Agreement to 100 A320neo Family Aircraft
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 18 June, 2019 3:06 pm
SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES Corporation has reached an agreement to expand its existing purchase of A320 aircraft from 35 to 100 aircraft comprising a firm order of sixty-five A320neo family plus options for a further thirty-five A320neo family.   As part of the agreement, the...