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Newsworthy articles with a focus on the Middle East & Africa

March 2018


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Deloitte and Dubai's Department of Finance signing agreement

Dubai's Department of Finance, Deloitte sign partnership for the implementation of IPSAS

The Department of Finance (DOF) of the Government of Dubai announced a strategic partnership agreement with Deloitte to enable the Government of Dubai to implement International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
EY and Omnatel collaborating on cybersecurity services

Omantel collaborates with EY to provide cybersecurity services

Omantel has teamed up with EY, a leading global professional services organisation, to provide advanced Cybersecurity as a Service (CaaS) originating from Oman to the region.
Mercer and Ghana's HR body

Mercer to partner with HR industry standardization body in Ghana

Mercer is in the limelight in Africa yet again, this time for a strategic partnership signed with the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP) in Ghana.
IBM joining GMIS

Global tech giant IBM joins GMIS mission to transform manufacturing and build smarter world

One of world’s biggest names in technology development has joined forces with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS).
Gartner MENA region IT spending

Gartner Says Middle East and North Africa IT Spending to Reach $155 Billion in 2018

Analysts Provide IT Spending Outlook for MENA at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, March 5-7 2018, in Dubai Middle East and North Africa (MENA) IT spending is projected to reach $155 billion in 2018, a 3.4 percent increase from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc.

Egypt among top 5 African banking markets in terms of growth, profitability: McKinsey report

Egypt is among the top five banking markets in Africa in terms of growth and profitability, according to a study by management consulting firm McKinsey and Company.
EY in Saudi Arabia

EY: IPO market in Saudi Arabia looks buoyant with major regulatory reforms under way

According to the EY Q4 2018 MENA IPO Eye, the IPO market in Saudi looks buoyant with major regulatory reforms under way, and the impending public listing of Saudi Aramco, Saudi Exchange, and other large government-related entities.
Saudi woman driving

PwC: Women driving the transformation of the KSA automotive market

The Saudi Press Agency reported in September 2017 that a decree had been signed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud allowing women to apply for driving licenses with immediate effect.
PwC Middle East CEO's

PwC: Adjusting to the New Normal, What’s on the Minds of Middle East CEOs?

From the results of over 1,200 global CEOs, including over 50 in the Middle East, it’s clear that the past year has demanded an immense balancing act from regional CEOs.
KPMG in Bahrain

KPMG in Bahrain showcases anti-money laundering trends and challenges in the digital era

Around 90 senior executives, compliance officers, and Internal Audit professionals from financial services institutions across the kingdom, attended a session organized by KPMG in Bahrain to raise awareness of money laundering-related risks.

Expo 2020 Dubai to Optimize Participant and Visitor Experiences with Next-Generation of Digital Applications Deployed by Accenture

Accenture, in collaboration with SAP, has implemented SAP S/4HANA® for Expo 2020 Dubai to provide Expo 2020 Dubai with a foundation for data-driven insights, from visitor preferences to sustainability.
Dubai Regulatory and Financial Crime Conference

Deloitte to host the third Regulatory and Financial Crime Conference in Dubai, April 2018

Deloitte is pleased to announce the third Regulatory and Financial Crime Conference (RFCC), one of the leading events for the Middle East financial service community, will take place on Wednesday 18 April 2018 at the Taj Dubai.
KPMG New office in Riyadh

KPMG Al-Fozan & Partners signs agreement for new HQ in Riyadh

KPMG Al Fozan & Partners has signed an agreement to establish its new headquarters at the Business Front project located on King Khalid International Airport Road at the north of Riyadh, which is considered as one of the latest project designed to meet the needs of businesses in the Saudi market.
Deloitte establishes a new Digital Delivery Center in Saudi Arabia

Deloitte establishes a Digital Delivery Center in Saudi Arabia

Deloitte, supported by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), announced a significant investment to build a state-of-the art Deloitte Digital Center (DDC) in Riyadh.

3D Printing - A game changer for Africa and the Middle East?

Additive manufacturing is experiencing notable growth in the Middle East and Africa, where many countries are seizing the opportunities arising from the recent technological developments to gain a leading edge in the field.

Digitalization to Spur African Growth

Africa is undoubtedly benefiting from digitalization but where does it stand in the digitalized world and what tools should be leveraged to make the changes and the future positive impact possible?
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