Monday, February 18, 2019

WeChat is quietly ranking user behavior to play catch-up with Alibaba

Over one billion people leave behind trails of information on WeChat every day as they use the messenger to chat, read,...

The world’s first foldable phone is real

People have been talking about foldable smartphones for years, but it’s finally happening. Chinese company Royole was showing off the FlexPai...

Gulf Photo Plus Announces the 15th Edition of GPP Photo Week

  GPP Photo Week 2019 starts on February 4 and will run until February 9.     The theme for 2019’s edition is Get Closer. ...

Daily Crunch: Black Friday’s online sales are projected to hit $5.9B

1. Black Friday predicted to hit $5.9B in online sales, $645M spent so far After a record-breaking Thanksgiving with $3.7 billion in digital sales across...

Dubai’s du offers free trial of video call apps with internet...

Dubai telco is offering a 15-day free trial of the BOT-IM and C'me apps when customers subscribe to internet calling pack service this summer

Canadian firm wins $90m deal to power Dubai’s Meydan One

SNC-Lavalin is awarded a contract to provide engineering and procurement services for substations to power the Meydan One development in Dubai

HSBC hires London exec to lead Middle East banking ops

Gareth Thomas is appointed regional head of global banking for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, effective from September

Gulf hospitality sector gains momentum in build-up to Expo 2020 Dubai

A new report from Alpen Capital noted that the UAE, Bahrain and Oman's hospitality sectors are growing at a rate higher than the GCC...

FTA identifies goods eligible for profit-margin VAT calculations

Second-hand goods, antiques and collectors' items are eligible for calculating VAT on the basis of the difference between the buying and selling price of...

Dubai Chamber opens second office in Latin America

Dubai Chamber's new representative office in Panama is its ninth in the world
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