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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 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.
Posted: March 3, 2017
UAE. Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) Annual Economic Report 2016 highlights importance of Middle East to superyacht world; The propensity of UHNWIs in MENA to buy superyachts built within the last 15 years is 20%.
Posted: March 2, 2017
UAE. Aging population and chronic disease among drivers of increasing demand and spending; Cost, care delivery, and innovation among top considerations for stakeholders
Posted: March 1, 2017
UAE. Blockchain-related interest and investment have reached critical mass, PwC expert says ahead of the World Blockchain Forum 2017 in Dubai; Is more resilient to cyberattacks, a major area of concern for Middle East. firms
Posted: March 1, 2017
UAE. The four most commonly reported types of economic crime are asset misappropriation, cybercrime, bribery and corruption and procurement fraud; 65% of respondents cited opportunity as the biggest factor driving crimes committed by employees.
Posted: February 28, 2017
UAE. Just as challenges have come to characterize the region's business landscape, so too have a wealth of technological advances that are rapidly changing the regional retail sector.
Posted: February 28, 2017
LEBANON. Full-year results show continuing stagnation; Political breakthrough insufficient to generate sustained demand, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.
Posted: February 28, 2017
UAE. Middle East utility companies have yet to realize the upsides from global mergers and acquisitions; Privatization plans specifically in Saudi Arabia in power and water offer huge opportunities for international investors over the coming years.
Posted: February 27, 2017
UAE. Significant engagement gaps found in key areas, including mentorship, appreciation, and cooperation with colleagues, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group.
Posted: February 24, 2017
UAE. Bond yields in the region likely to increase; Healthcare to receive highest volume of investments amongst non-oil sectors; the Trump administration's energy agenda will have biggest impact on the region.
Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. Dubai strongly positioned as financial, retail, construction, and transportation services hub for the region, according to latest report from A. T. Kearney.
Posted: February 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Despite its starring role in business and everyday life, many economists openly question whether technology is visible in traditional economic metrics such as GDP, productivity, and corporate profits.
Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. New MEED Insight report shows how lower oil prices have reshaped Middle East investment strategies in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. PwC issues new report jointly with the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit; The report outlines a roadmap for CIOs to manage the transformation of industrial companies to successfully adopt IIoT; Devising a digital strategy is key for manufacturers
date:Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. The strongest growth rate for 2014-2015 in the region was led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to a new report from The Boston Consulting Group.
date:Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. As banks seek to be more competitive and enhance customer experiences, many look to transform their old legacy banking systems with more efficient new core solutions.
UAE. PwC issues new report jointly with the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit; The report outlines a roadmap for CIOs to manage the transformation of industrial companies to successfully adopt IIoT; Devising a digital strategy is key for manufacturers
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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