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Posted: 08-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Marc Faber the Swiss fund manager and Gloom Boom & Doom editor spoke today about the Standard & Poor's credit rating downgrade of US sovereign debt, and how the downgrade was long overdue as the 'junk bond' was no longer worth of an AAA rating. He views the downgrade as moderately positive for equities because it shows investors there is a risk in holding government bonds and discusses the conditions that will lead to QE3. Speaking in an interview from Chiang Mai, Thailand, with Susan Li on Bloomberg's "Asia Edge" this morning, Faber said a government b
Posted: March 24, 2017
UAE. New research by DMCC reveals that just under half (42%) of UK businesses have more appetite for overseas expansion in the post-Brexit and Trump administration era.
Posted: March 23, 2017
UAE. New report discusses the growth prospects for private sector players across six focus sectors, including agriculture, the social sector (includes health & education), manufacturing, retail, financial services and connectivity (covering transport & communication).
Posted: March 22, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Aurecon's latest Just Imagine blog post by Continuous Improvement Leader, Darren Tan explains how authenticity will be the key differential in a futuristic and highly competitive market.
Posted: March 22, 2017
UAE. Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Dubai being the leading destination for regional HQs by far.
Posted: March 21, 2017
UAE. The UAE provides startups with a business-friendly environment with low taxes and relatively favourable regulations, says report released by the US.-UAE Business Council and the Trade and Commercial Office of the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC.
Posted: March 20, 2017
UAE. The Private equity industry continues to post strong returns and attract investors, but a new article by The Boston Consulting Group argues that PE firms will need to take decisive actions to capitalize on this golden age.
Posted: March 20, 2017
UAE. Four out of the eight major indexes ended the week on a positive note with Bahrain coming on top with an increase of 1.6%, followed by Kuwait, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia each rising by 1.5%, 1.0% and 0.1% respectively.
Posted: March 16, 2017
UAE. Since 2012, Dubai apartments have experienced superior growth rates (2x) to those of Abu Dhabi; in the villa segment, capital gains in both cities have mirrored each other; In the rental space both cities have followed the same trajectory.
Posted: March 15, 2017
UAE. Study reveals most organizations take additional precautions to secure IIoT.
Posted: March 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. To remain cutting-edge, businesses must remember that their employees matter and developing them digitally is worth the investment.
Posted: March 14, 2017
UAE. The industry continues to blur the boundaries of innovation, and reshape how operators, media players and tech companies collaborate and interact in an increasingly integrated market place.
Posted: March 11, 2017
UAE. Cityscape Abu Dhabi Conference speakers discuss new investment opportunities; As the UAE market grows and matures the volatility of the sector will decline, making returns more stable and predictable, which in itself will attract more investors.
Posted: March 9, 2017
UAE. The world of work has tipped the balance in favour of flexibility, reveals latest research commissioned by Regus; When asked where they carried out their remote working, only 42% said they mostly work from home.
Posted: March 8, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. M&A deal volumes set to recover in 2017 following two challenging years; "Wait-and-see" approach to deal-making replaced by focussed and targeted execution; Foreign and private equity investors driving Saudi M&A activity.
Posted: March 6, 2017
UAE. Millennials are concerned about a world that presents numerous threats and want multinational businesses to do more to alleviate society's biggest challenges.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: March 24, 2017
UAE. New research by DMCC reveals that just under half (42%) of UK businesses have more appetite for overseas expansion in the post-Brexit and Trump administration era.
date:Posted: March 23, 2017
UAE. New report discusses the growth prospects for private sector players across six focus sectors, including agriculture, the social sector (includes health & education), manufacturing, retail, financial services and connectivity (covering transport & communication).
date:Posted: March 22, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Aurecon's latest Just Imagine blog post by Continuous Improvement Leader, Darren Tan explains how authenticity will be the key differential in a futuristic and highly competitive market.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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