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HCL Technologies Eyes Creation of 5,000 Jobs

Middle East : 18 February

HCL Technologies Ltd., Information technology giant of India announced expansion of its Dubai based Middle East operation for creation of 5,000 jobs and more than $300 million in incomes within 
five years.

The $5 billion HCL informed that its latest regional headquarters in Dubai would facilitate to enter into other Middle Eastern markets.

Shiv Nadar, founder chairman & chief strategy officer of HCL said that Dubai is a gateway for the GCC, the entire Middle East as well as North Africa.  He is searching for an anchor customer to increase impetus to the regional expansion. He is planning to offer BPO, product engineering and R&D, infrastructure management services and custom applications.

Malek Sultan Al Malek, Executive Director, Dubai Internet City (DIC), said that HCL’s expanded facilities at DIC will further facilitate them to exploit market prospects through enterprises and programmes offered at the technology business park.

Virender Aggarwal, senior vice president of Technologies said the opening of the Dubai office implied the tactical significance of the Middle East market in HCL’s growth strategy. He was upbeat about long term investment in this region.

Paul Holdsworth, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News

18 February

Bharti’s Attempt for Zain Possessions in Nigeria

Bharti Airtel’s strategy to acquire most of the African assets of Kuwait’s Zain for $10.7 billion (Dh39.3 billion) may face hurdles.
Econet chief executive officer Strive Masiyiwa said that the Airtel’s plan can’t include Zain’s Celtel because of an ownership dispute with Econet Wireless Holdings.
Masiyiwa said that Zain Nigeria was not offered for sale.
For Bharti, problems [...]

11 February

What’s the Buzz from Google Day Arabia?

Vincent Cerf, Vice President of Google, has announced today that Google’s Buzz is to be made available in Arabic.
Cerf was speaking at Google Day Arabia 2.0, an event which addressed the future potential of the internet in MENA countries. Senior executives and regional government officials, who were in attendance, heard Cerf state the need for [...]

10 February

The World’s First Arabic Speaking Robot Flies to Riyadh

If you were fortunate enough to be lounging in the first class departure lounge of Emirates airline in Dubai earlier this week you might have come across Ibn Sina, the world’s first Arabic speaking robot.
The robot, which first appeared in Dubai in November 2009, can interact with people through conversation (in classical Arabic) and is [...]

10 February

Elevator Sticks in the World’s Tallest Tower

The Burj Khalifa, which towers at 828 metres above Dubai, is perhaps not the best place to get stuck in an elevator.  But it seems this is exactly what happened to some unfortunate tourists on a visit to the tower’s observation deck on Saturday evening.
Reports have come out of a loud crack being heard and [...]

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