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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: April 11, 2017
UAE. Retailers need to get in shape to meet consumer demand for a fast fashion fix, according to new research from Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy. Speed and agility are the top priorities for every retailer competing in fast fashion.
Posted: April 10, 2017
UAE. "The market is undergoing a false start now," says Jesse Downs, MD, Phidar Advisory. "Apartment sale prices declined only nominally this quarter and volumes increased, which could be mistaken for an impending recovery, but the market fundamentals still do not support this in the short-term."
Posted: April 10, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Deloitte collaborated with the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Saudi Arabia, to bring professional and technical skills to university students and support their employment prospects, personal growth and leadership development.
Posted: April 7, 2017
KUWAIT. Marmore MENA Intelligence report, "From Bitcoin to Blockchain", fathoms the potential impact of the Blockchain technology on various sectors in the GCC region.
Posted: April 6, 2017
UAE. While GCC market conditions are ripe for the development of a thriving global fintech industry, efficiency through innovation will only be successful if the regional financial sector makes a greater commitment to collaboration, according to Saxo Markets.
Posted: April 6, 2017
UAE. Core Savills Q1 Dubai residential market update: Low to mid-segments mark a gradual recovery while prime continues to lag.
Posted: April 6, 2017
UAE. The region's largest derivatives bourse, the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), saw latest monthly trading valued at US$33.5 billion.
Posted: April 5, 2017
UAE. Since the inception of freehold in 2002 and the expansion of free-zone areas the supply in the commercial real estate space has risen by more than 650%; from 1.3 million to 9.6 million SQM (in monitored areas).
Posted: April 4, 2017
KUWAIT. Speaking ahead of MEHOC, Badria Ali Abdul Rahman offers insight into Kuwait's strategy to boost heavy oil production.
Posted: April 4, 2017
UAE. The UAE leveraged innovation in building materials and techniques to make once futuristic dreams a reality, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum in collaboration with BCG.
Posted: March 31, 2017
UAE. Structural shifts towards sustainability, innovation and technology will define the industrial landscape of the future.
Posted: March 30, 2017
UAE. The region witnessed a record year in sovereign bond issuance eclipsing a sluggish IPO performance, according to PwC's Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services team.
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
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.
Posted: March 24, 2017
UAE. New research by DMCC reveals that just under half (42%) of UK businesses have more appetite for overseas expansion in the post-Brexit and Trump administration era.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. If history shows us that science has spawned so many unintended discoveries, what is around the next corner of unintended scientific breakthroughs?
date:Posted: April 27, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Increase in foreign direct investment seen as part of efforts to diversify the economy and boost investment inflows into the kingdom; National Transformation Programme updates to be revealed at Saudi Forum 2017.
date:Posted: April 26, 2017
UAE. New PwC report finds an increasing need for mid-market accommodations to cater to a younger generation that does not put much emphasis on star ratings; Emerging markets will overtake developed markets as a tourism and hospitality destination but also as key provider of customers.
SAUDI ARABIA. Increase in foreign direct investment seen as part of efforts to diversify the economy and boost investment inflows into the kingdom; National Transformation Programme updates to be revealed at Saudi Forum 2017.
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