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Disparities between EU states ‘create additional investment opportunities’

April 9, 2017


With rising euro skeptism and increasing political uncertainty, 2017 may be the greatest challenge yet for the EU.

In its recent report, J. P. Morgan Private Bank’s Julien Lafargue analyzes the current investment landscape and shares his view that the outlook is becoming more favorable for Europe despite the challenging times.


“In its current form, the EU is like a bicycle,” said Julien Lafargue, European equities strategist at J. P. Morgan Private Bank.

“It needs to keep moving forward or it will fall over. Although it could be a bumpy ride, we believe Europe’s economy looks well set to pick up speed and provide opportunities for investors in 2017.”

While recent polls show that only half of European citizens have a favorable view of the EU and less than a third support further integration, the upcoming elections in Germany and France present an opportunity for Europe’s leaders. If the EU holds together following these elections, investors are likely to be encouraged.


Read the full article here.


Startups get boost from Alibaba’s Yvolv

April 2, 2017


Yvolv, the technology joint venture between Alibaba Cloud and Meraas, is launching a new program aimed at technology startups. 

The program, Yvolv Ignite, aims to assist startups to focus on driving their core businesses rather than focusing on technology operations.

Read the full article here.


Pay-as-you-go model cuts upfront costs

March 19, 2017

5 reasons why Pay-as-you-go model for cloud services helps in cutting costs by YVOLV

Read the full story here: The National | Business



Al Gurg Charity Foundation to launch 18 projects

March 12, 2017


Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation has announced the launch of 18 charity projects as part of the Year of Giving initiative, in line with the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Read the full story here: Gulf News | March 08, 2017


Well being: Health and safety workers are office superheros

March 5, 2017


According to Ahmed El Hadidi, the regional health and safety manager for Crown Packaging and the chairman of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) UAE branch, it is mandatory to have an employee responsible for health and safety. But what do these positions involve?


Read more here: The National | March 01, 2017


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