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New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1% bringing MENA's rate just 3% behind the rest of the world. Due to the high transaction value in the travel industry, card approval rates have seen a slower growth rate than other industries...

By Fundisiwe Maseko 3 hours ago

GLOBAL

Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue

To many, arenas are the place to go to see your favourite band or sporting team play. However, increasingly arenas are becoming the 'hidden gem' of the business events world...

5 hours ago

GLOBAL

Forbes Travel Guide to open new office in Cape Town

"Forbes Travel Guide has been verifying luxury for more than 60 years, and we look forward to sharing the finest properties in the region with consumers."

1 day ago

GLOBAL

Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness

Siemens has launched its Atlas of Digitalization, a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation...

1 day ago

GLOBAL

There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackers

Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived primarily as a somewhat distant issue for organisations such as banks to deal with...

By John McAlaney and Helen Thackray 1 day ago

JORDAN

Jordan plans new city to ease crowding and congestion

Jordan has announced plans to build a new city east of the capital Amman in order to ease rising population density and traffic congestion...

7 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

JORDAN

Jordan blocks access to nine news websites

AMMAN, JORDAN: Jordan's government has blocked nine unlicensed news websites, in line with a 2012 law criticised as a threat to freedom of expression, a global media watchdog said yesterday.

10 Jul 2014

FRANCE

WAN-IFRA launches new programme for Middle East media development

PARIS, FRANCE, DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Newspaper executives from Libya and Egypt are participating in a new training programme from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA): the Media Professionals Programme, an innovative initiative to equip media executives with the tools to advance their careers and contribute to the growth of strong local media enterprises.

23 Oct 2012

FRANCE

Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.

26 Jul 2012

UKRAINE

Speakers from five continents to address World Newspaper Congress

KIEV, UKRAINE / PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The speaker line-up for the 64th World Newspaper Congress and 19th World Editors Forum could hardly be more international, with speakers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America on the podium when the global summit meetings of the world's press is held in Kiev, Ukraine, next September. Among the speakers is Trevor Ncube, deputy executive chairman, Mail & Guardian, South Africa.

20 Mar 2012

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

9.7 Million Levant users active on Internet

DUBAI, UAE: The emerging Levant makes up a significant 10.1% of MENA Internet population according to research by Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets.

14 Mar 2012

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Dubai Lynx: Over 2000 entries into 2012 awards

DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.

5 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Arab TV springs to life: Pay TV subscribers to top 10 million in 2012

LONDON, UK: Record numbers of households across the Middle East and Africa are signing up for pay TV, according to new research from Informa Telecoms & Media.

2 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Global adspend up 8.8% in Q1 2011: Advertisers push TV spend

NEW YORK, US: Global advertising rose 8.8% year-on-year in Q1 to total US$118 billion* based on published rate cards, as advertisers spent more on television and continued to invest in booming consumer Asian and Latin American markets.

11 Jul 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Don't neglect the Islamic market

OXFORD, UK: A leading expert on Islamic brands is highlighting the untapped potential in Islamic markets which most companies are failing to exploit.

29 Jun 2011

FRANCE

How youth editions are explaining the Middle East revolutions

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The unparalleled recent events in the Middle East have offered newspapers an opportunity to make use of their youth pages and supplements to explain a complex situation. The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) have gathered some examples from around the world.

9 Mar 2011

FRANCE

Banijay makes strides in Middle East with IF

PARIS, FRANCE: Karoline Spodsberg, managing director of Banijay International, has announced the sale of entertainment format IF to pan-regional Middle East broadcaster MBC. MBC will air 20 x 60' original episodes of the show which exposes the morality of celebrities. The show was produced locally by In Media Plus.

10 Feb 2011

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Dubai International Print Award 2011 winners

DUBAI, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Chamber's Printing and Publishing Group (PPG), has announced the award winners of the fifth 'Dubai International Print Award 2011' during a gala dinner held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai.

8 Feb 2011

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