Reports & Commentaries

FEATURED REPORT...
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: January 13, 2018
UAE. Dubai's DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) ranks 19th of the 54 global office markets covered by JLL's Premium Office Rental Tracker.
Posted: January 12, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. AI will drive the most compelling user experiences at home and in the workplace; By 2022, personal devices will know more about an individual's emotional state than his or her own family.
Posted: January 11, 2018
UAE. Natural gas is still showing strong signs of becoming the world's second most important source of energy over the next decade, according to Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum.
Posted: January 11, 2018
UAE. Recent press reports talk about a newly discovered form of security threat that involves attackers exploiting common features of microprocessors that power computers tablets, smartphones, and other gadgets.
Posted: January 10, 2018
UAE. This unique partnership will create worldwide talent networks through which U21 students can have exposure to new global work opportunities and where they can communicate their specialist knowledge, skills and talents to potential employers.
Posted: January 10, 2018
UAE. Companies that pursue value-addition strategies will secure new business, finds Frost & Sullivan's Metals & Minerals team.
Posted: January 10, 2018
UAE. Driven by rapid technological development, manufacturers are having to work smarter: Need for flexibility; Industry 4.0 comes of age; Customer experience is king; AI-driven future.
Posted: January 9, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. New opportunities will emerge as vehicle parc set to exceed 10 million by 2022, finds Frost & Sullivan's Mobility team.
Posted: January 9, 2018
UAE. The Internet of things and hyper connectivity will fundamentally disrupt traditional security safeguards; Network security will ultimately be driven by Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
Posted: January 9, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. With insights from players at the frontlines, the report identifies the main challenges of providing insurance to lower income populations, as well as the solutions companies are using to overcome them.
Posted: January 8, 2018
UAE. Compromises of payment card data, systems, network intrusions, and cyber espionage campaigns against visitors using hotel Wi-Fi networks have plagued the travel and hospitality industries.
Posted: January 8, 2018
UAE. A transactional activity analysis by market share of developers reveals that in the ready space the two most popular developers, Emaar and Nakheel, account for 33% of value and sales in 2017.
Posted: January 7, 2018
UAE. There is a pressing need for private equity houses to keep up with rapid digital change; 80% of PE houses believe that digitisation is critical for making their portfolio companies "future ready".
Posted: January 7, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. "We expect headline GDP growth to be close to zero in 2017 as substantial oil production cuts will offset the expansion in the non-oil sectors of the economy. We are more optimistic about growth prospects in 2018 however."
Posted: January 5, 2018
UAE. The growth is largely due to a strong rise in output and new orders. It is likely that the introduction of VAT in January has spurred activity and purchasing in Q4 2017.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 21, 2018
UAE. The risk landscape in the Middle East is changing rapidly. Every day brings new challenges that considerably alter how companies respond to and manage risk; Organisations can remain strong and resilient by proactively adapting to these trends.
date:Posted: January 20, 2018
LONDON. The impact of machine learning applications - from machine vision to voice recognition - will be massively enhanced via the deployment of 800,000 machine learning centric chips in data centres this year, roughly quadruple the volume in 2016.
date:Posted: January 20, 2018
UAE. A large youth population, fast- improving mobile connectivity and a flood of new streaming platforms into the market will drive growth.
UAE. The risk landscape in the Middle East is changing rapidly. Every day brings new challenges that considerably alter how companies respond to and manage risk; Organisations can remain strong and resilient by proactively adapting to these trends.
dhgate