Reports & Commentaries

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 17, 2018
UAE. Research by Help AG has revealed that GDPR will apply to the data of all individuals within the EU, even non-EU citizens, representing a major departure from commonly held belief among regional organizations.
Posted: April 16, 2018
UAE. New report reveals that the majority of CEOs are investing in cybersecurity strategies that are misaligned with their Technical Officers: 62% of CEOs inaccurately cite malware as the primary threat to cybersecurity; 24% are not even aware they have experienced a breach.
Posted: April 16, 2018
UAE. New survey reports poor visibility is the greatest challenge to cloud adoption; Implementing security measures helps to regain visibility and control of data.
Posted: April 16, 2018
UAE. Apartment and villa sales prices down 5% in Q1 2018, the highest quarterly decline in apartment sales prices since 2014; Rental rates for both apartments and villas fell by 2%.
Posted: April 15, 2018
UAE. Cybersecurity requires more (and better) protective measures than ever before. This article reviews some security aspects users should look at in a home network -particularly those related to the configuration of its internet-connected router.
Posted: April 13, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Predictability is not the innovation destination. It's not the ultimate goal. It's a continuous unending journey of looking forward and finding the unknown - close enough to warn us of danger but far enough to keep us excited, motivated and on our toes.
Posted: April 12, 2018
UAE. Three out of four organizations in the oil and natural gas industry in the Middle East have experienced a security compromise in the past 12 months that resulted in the loss of confidential data or operational technology (OT) disruption.
Posted: April 11, 2018
UAE. Surveyed omnichannel decision makers anticipate disruption led by drones, autonomous vehicles and crowdsourced delivery; 78% of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023.
Posted: April 10, 2018
UAE. The global economic growth is now driven by developing countries and companies in the developing world are becoming the growth driver of global economy.
Posted: April 10, 2018
UAE. Based on the findings of a recent survey conducted by McAfee, the answer lies in job satisfaction of cybersecurity employees, automation and gamification.
Posted: April 10, 2018
UAE. PwC Middle East today released a new publication; The ADAPT framework is aimed at taking a holistic yet nuanced and detailed look at the multiple pressing challenges governments, organisations and individuals face.
Posted: April 9, 2018
UAE. Al Maktoum International Airport expansion project tops the list with US$8 billion (AED29.3 billion).
Posted: April 9, 2018
The European Union is the largest trading partner of the GCC, when counted as a single economy; UAE's total trade with the European Union reached EUR52 billion.
Posted: April 9, 2018
UAE. Despite low revenue growth of 2.3 % in 2017 from about 3 percentage points in 2016, GCC banks achieved 6% profit growth due to declining LLPs and cost reductions, BCG's annual banking performance study revealed.
Posted: April 9, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Business conditions improved at the slowest rate since the survey began, largely reflecting subdued increases in new orders and employment during March.


date:Posted: April 26, 2018
UAE. The leading-edge AI-driven SOC is located in Dubai and will service customers in the MEA region; It is a response to changes in the global and regional threat landscape.
date:Posted: April 26, 2018
UAE. Women empowerment, cryptocurrencies, Fintech, agility in the public sector, Middle East retail sector and Dubai's affordable housing sector.
date:Posted: April 25, 2018
Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) is the largest regular economic survey of accountants around the world, in terms of both the number of respondents and the range of economic variables it monitors.