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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: October 9, 2017
UAE. Adoption of mobile across diverse region driving innovative new services, generating employment and connecting the unconnected
Posted: October 6, 2017
LONDON. A new special report by A.M. Best states that while domestic markets remain important to MENA reinsurers, in a global reinsurance world, they are also looking further afield for diversification in order to stabilise earnings against the uncertainties and volatility of their local markets.
Posted: October 6, 2017
UAE. Oil and gas companies consider themselves least digitally mature but believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies, according to global study.
Posted: October 5, 2017
UAE. A solution that shows for the first time ever how disruptive technologies, including Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Analytics, can be harnessed to transform customer experience.
Posted: October 5, 2017
UAE. UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman have priciest schools in the Middle East; Overwhelming majority of parents in UAE are demanding higher academic standards from schools; Renewed focus on early education as part of long-term aims to improve future success.
Posted: October 4, 2017
UAE. A special report by Al Masah Capital outlines growth drivers, performing segments, trends, investment opportunities, and key growth areas across the region.
Posted: October 4, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Defined by continuous and intelligent collaboration between individuals, devices and the built environment, the GigaWorld has the potential to change the way we live; New applications could fuel global market of up to 3.5 trillion euros per year.
Posted: October 2, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. While expectations for AI run high, few companies invest much in current efforts; Majority of executives expect no workforce reduction in foreseeable future.
Posted: October 1, 2017
UAE. In the UAE 83% of retailers believe e-commerce will bring further improvements to the shopping experience, with technology being a key driver behind this view.
Posted: September 30, 2017
UAE. Based on PwC's latest Aviation Comparative Jurisdiction Report, focusing on the wide UAE double tax treaty network.
Posted: September 27, 2017
UAE. Of all the major cities analyzed, Dubai remains far and above the highest yielding city, suggesting that there is ample room for further yield compression (partly a function of investors accepting lower risk premia) in the years ahead.
Posted: September 26, 2017
UAE. PwC's Academy, the education business of PwC, has partnered with Tolley, the global leader of practical tax training to deliver an internationally recognised VAT qualification.
Posted: September 26, 2017
LEBANON. Latest technology expected to benefit both customers and banks in areas like lead generation, onboarding and customer service.
Posted: September 26, 2017
UAE. Healthcare sector reports greatest number of security incidents in 2016 and 2017; Faceliker manipulates Facebook accounts to promote news, websites and advertisements.
Posted: September 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. IEA; Banning Uber, and clamping down on the Gig Economy more generally, is a restriction upon freedom of choice.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 21, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
date:Posted: October 21, 2017
UAE. 65% of GCC CEOs are more optimistic than their global counterparts about disruption; 87% embrace disruption as being more of an opportunity than a threat.
date:Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Fintech will reduce the profitability of some of the UAE. GCC banks' business lines, particularly money transfer and foreign-currency exchange.
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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