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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: April 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. If history shows us that science has spawned so many unintended discoveries, what is around the next corner of unintended scientific breakthroughs?
Posted: April 27, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Increase in foreign direct investment seen as part of efforts to diversify the economy and boost investment inflows into the kingdom; National Transformation Programme updates to be revealed at Saudi Forum 2017.
Posted: April 26, 2017
UAE. New PwC report finds an increasing need for mid-market accommodations to cater to a younger generation that does not put much emphasis on star ratings; Emerging markets will overtake developed markets as a tourism and hospitality destination but also as key provider of customers.
Posted: April 25, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. New Open Europe research published today reveals there is enough untapped UK trade potential to offset the possible effects of Brexit on exports to the EU.
Posted: April 24, 2017
UAE. Number of active hospitality projects reached 1,153 as 62 projects with a combined value of US$2.5 billion were added to the list in the first quarter of 2017, according to BNC Network; GCC hospitality sector constitutes 7% of all active projects in the GCC.
Posted: April 23, 2017
LEBANON. latest Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index shows recovery in sentiment in the first three months of the year remains tentative at best.
Posted: April 20, 2017
LEBANON. MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition winners award ceremony to be held in Bahrain on April 27; 74 semi-finalists from 11 Arab countries compete for cash prizes exceeding US$160,000.
Posted: April 19, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Aurecon's latest Just Imagine blog post: will autonomous vehicles really reinvent transportation or will they exasperate our overburdened systems?
Posted: April 19, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Private sector is having more impact at the primary level - with stronger growth levels seen against a decline in public sector enrolment. Pressure on provision creates an opportunity for greater collaboration between the public and private sectors.
Posted: April 18, 2017
UAE. The UAE in particular continued the trend of performing markedly better than other countries in the Middle East, with the survey indicating an increase in confidence, government spending and employment.
Posted: April 17, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. As consumption triples to US$4 trillion over next decade, wealthy householders will represent biggest share of spending; Urbanization and more nuclear and digital households will also shape new spending patterns.
Posted: April 17, 2017
UAE. A combination of clinical workforce shortages and a young, digitally savvy population in the Middle East means the region could leapfrog other countries in AI and robotics in healthcare; Accessibility and accuracy seen as benefits, while trust and the human element are key challenges.
Posted: April 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. President Trump's unexpected attack on Syria's Shayrat airbase imposed a new responsibility on the US to follow through with a well-thought out strategy that stands a good chance of ending Syria's horrific civil war.
Posted: April 13, 2017
UAE. To gauge the level of knowledge of VAT within the GCC, and to understand the preparations already underway, Deloitte conducted an Indirect Tax Client Survey.
Posted: April 12, 2017
UAE. Booz Allen Hamilton: Smart Grids can help lay the foundations for energy and cost-saving applications and renewable energy development in the MENA region.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. If history shows us that science has spawned so many unintended discoveries, what is around the next corner of unintended scientific breakthroughs?
date:Posted: April 27, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Increase in foreign direct investment seen as part of efforts to diversify the economy and boost investment inflows into the kingdom; National Transformation Programme updates to be revealed at Saudi Forum 2017.
date:Posted: April 26, 2017
UAE. New PwC report finds an increasing need for mid-market accommodations to cater to a younger generation that does not put much emphasis on star ratings; Emerging markets will overtake developed markets as a tourism and hospitality destination but also as key provider of customers.
SAUDI ARABIA. Increase in foreign direct investment seen as part of efforts to diversify the economy and boost investment inflows into the kingdom; National Transformation Programme updates to be revealed at Saudi Forum 2017.
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