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BDSwiss appoints Hassan Ibrahim as MENA Head of Business Development

Dubai: Global – The quickly expanding, global online trading firm BDSwiss is pleased to announce the appointment of Hassan Ibrahim as the brokerages new Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Head of Business Development. With over a decade's worth of finance industry experience, Hassan will play a key role in expanding BDSwiss' operations in the Middle East and North Africa region.As the MENA Head of Business Development, Ibrahim will be reporting directly to the firms MENA CEO Daniel Takieddine and will be responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with clients and partners in the GCC and across the Middle East as well as creating and executing strategic plans to grow the business. He brings a wealth of expertise in sales and business development, having previously held senior positions in global financial firms. He has also worked with the British Red Cross and works as a volunteer as an Arabic Interpreter."We are thrilled to have Hassan join our team," said BDSwiss' MENA CEO Daniel Takieddine. "His extensive experience and proven track record in the finance industry make him the perfect candidate to lead our MENA expansion plans. We are confident that he will contribute greatly to the growth and success of our company. His collaboration with other teams within the company, such as marketing and product development, will ensure even smoother alignment on our business goals and strategies. He has a diverse background working in business development but also compliance, with government bodies and working on humanitarian projects which will support us in our future growth plans."Hassan Ibrahim, the new MENA Head of Business Development for BDSwiss commented: "I am excited to be joining BDSwiss and look forward to working with the team to drive growth and deliver exceptional service to our traders and partners. I’m also looking forward to building and maintaining relationships with traders, partners, and other stakeholders in the industry to continue strengthening our ties in the industry. The MENA region presents immense opportunities, and I am confident that with BDSwiss’ already strong brand and expertise, we will continue to thrive in the region."With Ibrahim’s appointment to the team that focuses on the Middle East, BDSwiss reinforces its commitment to providing outstanding financial services to clients in the MENA region. BDSwiss is quickly growing and expanding the team - they recently hired Mazen Salhab who joined the brokerage as their new Chief Market Strategist for the Middle East and North Africa region.
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Vision Industry opens flagship store in Mall of The Emirates

Dubai: Optitalia Group, one of the GCC’s leading companies in the distribution of eyewear, is proud to announce VISION INDUSTRY, a revolutionary optical concept-store that is set to make a real splash in the eyewear space. With exceptional service and a personalized experience, the brand-new concept-store delivers on its promise to ensure individuals look good and see well.VISION INDUSTRY, located on the 1st floor of Mall of the Emirates offers a bespoke eyewear service, coupled with optometric care and a fully functioning lens and artisan frame lab.VISION INDUSTRY wants everyone to look good and see well. Offering over 60 brands, ranging from creators to eco-friendly items, and from urban to luxury brands such as Dior, Off-White, Chopard, Carrera and Nike to name a few. There is a solution for everyone including kids and athletes.Guided by specialists, VISION INDUSTRY’s talented Italian artisans can craft in-house handmade frames and sunglasses, delivering bespoke designs to fit the customer as only a tailor-made product can. At VISION INDUSTRY, if you can’t find it, they will create it for you.In addition to their extensive selection of eyewear, VISION INDUSTRY also offers in-store comprehensive eye exams by licensed optometrists. Tapping into their ethos of ‘look good and see well’, VISION INDUSTRY fully understands & promotes the importance of regular check-ups in maintaining optimal eye-health and encourages all their customers to schedule an appointment with one of their experienced eye care professionals prior to purchasing a frame or new contact lenses.“We are thrilled to open our doors in one of the most iconic shopping locations in the world and provide exceptional eye-care and outstanding eyewear to our customers,” said Gian Paolo Biasotto, Co-founder of VISION INDUSTRY. “At VISION INDUSTRY, our goal is to guide the customer in understanding what is behind an eyewear.  We feel it is an object that is sometimes taken for granted, and in reality, encompasses many aspects ranging from craftsmanship, technology, healthcare, and fashion. We are on a mission to let people see the beauty of this, in the same way we see it.”Adding to the uniqueness of the concept store, VISION INDUSTRY has on display a one-of-a-kind attraction - a Museum Corner featuring a selection of eyewear that belonged to celebrities from the world of music and high society. On display are flamboyant specs once worn by Elton John, sunglasses personalized for Elvis Presley, a piece worn by Madonna at her 1970 music tour, and sunglasses adorned by the Duchess of Windsor, amongst other iconic pieces.All featured collectibles are part of the Safilo Museum collection for customers to see and enjoy in the central galleria of the store as they walk in.Design the eyewear of your dreams and have it delivered to you. Look good, see well & feel inspired with VISION INDUSTRY!
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Analysis of FQ3 earnings calls shows GCC businesses not immune to challenges

The overall management sentiment for earnings calls hosted by GCC companies between 1 October and 17 November 2022 has decreased, according to a new AI-powered analysis by Iridium Advisors. The company found that its GCC Earnings Call Sentiment Index dropped 8% quarter-on-quarter to its lowest level since the first fiscal quarter of 2021.The trend in sentiment continues to broadly track corporate profitability and the MSCI GCC Index, which also declined over the last quarter and coincides with a decrease in the number of companies that have "beaten" analyst estimates in FQ3 2022. Iridium Advisors found that the percentage of companies that missed analysts' earnings estimates this quarter grew to 50%, up from 34% in FQ2 2022.Oliver Schutzmann, CEO, Iridium Advisors, said, "This is the first quarter in over a year that we have seen a marked decline in management sentiment. While equity markets in the region have performed better than those in the US and Europe, we can't discount the fact that regional equity markets are not immune to larger global market contractions, rising interest rates, inflationary pressures, oil price volatility, and fears of recession." Interestingly, the research shows somewhat mixed trends across GCC countries. While Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates were the only two countries that showed a slight increase in sentiment by management teams, the negative trend was most pronounced in Oman and Bahrain and, to a lesser extent, in Saudi Arabia. Across industries, real estate was the only sector wherein management teams showed a slight increase in positive sentiment. On the other hand, Materials and Communication Services saw the largest declines in sentiment."Although management sentiment declined during FQ3 2022, their 'confidence' — a measure of how strong or weak the language used during earnings calls is — increased. As confidence is often a leading indicator of sentiment, it will be interesting to see if management sentiment will rise again in upcoming reporting cycles or continue its downward trajectory," concluded Schutzmann.Methodology:Iridium Quant Lens NLP algorithms automate earnings call analysis by quantifying language at a scale and speed that is impossible to replicate by the human brain. To date, the company has processed over 6.7 million words from 1,300+ earnings call transcripts of listed companies across eight stock exchanges in the GCC region since 2015. The NLP algorithms generate unbiased insights from the sentiment expressed by management, analysts and investors, the language complexity used, as well as the number of financial metrics conferred during earnings calls, and cross-correlate the results to earnings data.