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Emirates, Almarai and Facebook - the Middle East's Best Brands in 2016 image

Emirates, Almarai and Facebook - the Middle East's Best Brands in 2016

Mega brands Emirates, Almarai and Facebook have won the number one BestBrand status in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt respectively according to the YouGov BrandIndex 2016 Mid-Year BestBrand Rankings. The BestBrand Rankings, which were published in 26 countries worldwide, are compiled using the Buzz score from YouGov’s daily flagship brand tracker - BrandIndex. Buzz asks residents daily if they have 'heard anything positive or negative about a brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word-of-mouth’. Respondents are ... read more


Consumer

Residents in Saudi Arabia spend almost a quarter of their day on social media

Residents in Saudi Arabia spend almost a quarter of their day on social media image

Residents in Saudi Arabia spend approximately five hours a day using social media on average and 30% have six to 10 applications installed on their smartphone according to new research. read more

Infographic: Consumer Behaviour this Ramadan

Infographic: Consumer Behaviour this Ramadan image

Ramadan Kareem! In the run up to Ramadan 2016, YouGov surveyed residents in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt to discover expected changes in consumer behaviour during the Holy month. The results found that over half (53%) of respondents will ... read more


Life

Insufficient work experience and job search knowledge block fresh graduates from employment

Insufficient work experience and job search knowledge block fresh graduates from employment image

The unemployment rate across the Middle East & North Africa is climbing at around 23%, making it almost twice the global average which stands at 13%. According to the latest  “Fresh Graduates in the Middle East and North Africa Survey” ... read more

New Bayt.com and YouGov survey sheds light on the skills gap crisis in the Middle East

New Bayt.com and YouGov survey sheds light on the skills gap crisis in the Middle East image

Just under two-thirds of employers in the Middle East claim it is difficult to find candidates with creative thinking, critical thinking and problem-solving skills The Skills Gap in the Middle East and North Africa survey, conducted by YouGov and Bayt.com, ... read more


Politics

US Airstrikes in Pakistan: More Harm than Help?

US Airstrikes in Pakistan: More Harm than Help? image

87% of online respondents say drone attacks are not acceptable at all in Pakistan. 24% of online respondents feel Pakistan’s government had ignored or condemned the drone attacks. 47% claim drone attacks in Pakistan are acceptable for the purpose of ... read more

Americans Doubt Obama's Effectiveness on Syria

Americans Doubt Obama's Effectiveness on Syria image

Many Americans think that Vladimir Putin was the most effective leader during the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, while approval for how Obama handled the crisis is still low. Although Syria appears to have met the first deadline in its agreement ... read more


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