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Private sector to drive job growth in MENA image

Private sector to drive job growth in MENA

The Middle East Job Index, conducted by YouGov and the Middle East’s leading job site, Bayt.com, has revealed that private sector companies have the highest intention of hiring within the next three months, with 70% of multinational companies, 69% of large local companies and 63% of small or medium-sized local companies, ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ hiring.   The results showed a positive outlook for the job market as a whole with 64% of employers across the Middle East and North Africa ... read more


Consumer

Infographic: Will Pokémon fever catch on in the UAE?

Infographic: Will Pokémon fever catch on in the UAE? image

91% of the UAE population are aware of the location-based reality game Pokémon GO, but will Pokémon fever catch on in the UAE? Discover the results in our infographic below. read more

71% of UAE residents take advice from social media influencers before buying products

71% of UAE residents take advice from social media influencers before buying products image

The growing power of social media influencers and bloggers has been revealed by new research from Dubai-based PR agency BPG Cohn & Wolfe and YouGov showing that 71% of UAE residents aged 18-40 are happy to take advice online before ... read more


Life

9 in 10 UAE residents want to host the Olympic Games

9 in 10 UAE residents want to host the Olympic Games image

Fresh YouGov research immediately following the 2016 Rio Olympic Games shows that 9 in 10 UAE residents are keen to host the Games in their country, with all age groups and nationalities equally highly in favour. read more

The Olympic Games - the UAE's second most popular sporting event

The Olympic Games - the UAE's second most popular sporting event image

More than 2 in 5 residents interested in the leading international multi-sport event This month, the eyes of the world will be focused on The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with thousands of athletes from more than 200 different ... 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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