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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: August 8, 2017
UAE. Dubai South, formerly known as Dubai World Central, is designed to the be the world's largest aerotropolis. The community is an economic zone that is centered around Al-Maktoum International Airport.
Posted: August 7, 2017
UAE. Thomas Fischer, Threat Researcher and Global Security Advocate at Digital Guardian, discusses why getting to grips with data should be the first step in any effective security strategy.
Posted: August 7, 2017
UAE. Understanding the cyber risks present along the M&A process is the first step toward mitigating the risk. While each process will have its own nuances, all tend to follow five general stages.
Posted: August 7, 2017
UAE. New research which examined how organisations are evolving to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy.
Posted: August 3, 2017
UAE. 76% of UAE consumers are comfortable with an AI application responding to their query, compared with 44% globally; Augmented reality and virtual reality are driving up purchase intent for smartphones and smart glasses.
Posted: August 2, 2017
UAE. Cybersecurity is considered the top risk to businesses; Executives are changing their business strategies in response to a shifting global landscape; The fallout from Brexit will intensify over the next year with global implications including for the Middle East.
Posted: August 2, 2017
UAE. Growing automation and connectivity require buildings to be cybersmart; Cybersecurity needs to be considered a business enabler, not just an IT issue or scare tactic.
Posted: August 1, 2017
UAE. A closer look into 2016 shows signs of the Abu Dhabi economy revitalizing itself. Housing Starts which in a leading indicator of the economy's health, reveals that in 2016 new building permits have spiked by 50% year-on-year.
Posted: July 31, 2017
UAE. MENA region is vibrant and diverse and attracts many young job seekers; New job section for students and fresh graduates to be launched on Bayt.com.
Posted: July 31, 2017
UAE. Number of powerhouses on Oxford Business Group's subscriber list continues to rise; Emerging markets' expansion has accelerated markedly over the past two decades, buoyed by favourable tax environments and other competitive advantages.
Posted: July 31, 2017
UAE. Oil was the star of the week, with weekly gains exceeding +9%, recording the best performance week for the commodity, according to latest Al Masah Capital Weekly Report.
Posted: July 31, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. JLL releases its Makkah H1 marketplace report showing signs of positivity as quotas are lifted on Hajj pilgrims; Expected increase in visitors will benefit the retail sector.
Posted: July 28, 2017
UAE. The accountancy and finance body says the UAE has a more favourable economic outlook because it is the most diversified economy in the GCC.
Posted: July 26, 2017
UAE. The publication explores the efforts of 64 countries to promote boardroom diversity; Reveals 15% of all board seats are filled by women globally; Representation of women on boards remains very low across the region with women holding no more than 2% of board seats in the GCC region.
Posted: July 26, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. If making a buck meant not caring, would you still do it? With an annual infusion of US$15 billion, the sharing economy seems to be a case in point that spreading the love literally pays off.

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date:Posted: August 17, 2017
UAE. Inaugural Global Interconnection Index finds interconnection becoming an essential building block of the global digital economy.
date:Posted: August 16, 2017
UAE. Jeff Youssef, Partner at Oliver Wyman and co-author of "Leveraging the Private Sector to Improve Airport Infrastructure", comments on airport privatisation in the region.
date:Posted: August 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. 2017 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle garners insight from more than 2,000 technologies.
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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