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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: June 23, 2017
UAE. Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness; Dubai rises to Top 20; Abu Dhabi (23rd) and Riyadh (52nd) also rise in the ranking, though modestly.
Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. US exit from COP21 won't impact climate protection efforts; UAE opportunity to lead Middle East in growing renewable energy infrastructure.
Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. Lack of investor understanding is the biggest challenge to the growth of REITs in the country and region, according to latest CFA Society Emirates survey.
Posted: June 20, 2017
UAE. Retail Disruption - what's the outlook for the Middle East? Mobile, social customer engagement, secure platforms, loyalty and showroom experience cited as key investment themes for retailers this year.
Posted: June 19, 2017
UAE. Private wealth in the UAE is poised to reach almost US$0.8 trillion in the next five years; wealth held by ultra-high-net-worth households in the Emirates is expected to increase by 9.4 percent in the same period, BCG report reveals.
Posted: June 18, 2017
UAE. Private sector key to a fundamental restructuring of Saudi Arabia economy; US$1 trillion of projects planned or underway in the region's biggest projects market.
Posted: June 14, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. A case of 'skills on tap' is dumping traditional management structures into a serious identity crisis, leaving the question to hang in the air, "who deserves to lead us from here."
Posted: June 14, 2017
UAE. Startups took on average 7 years to exit from founding; E-commerce, Media and F&B were the hottest making up 55% of exits; 45% of startups exited to MENA based acquirers.
Posted: June 14, 2017
UAE. The premium for freehold communities is synonymous with gated communities; where freehold buildings have come up in leasehold areas, rental and price rates have gone up.
Posted: June 13, 2017
UAE. The positions of different authorities is evolving and shipping companies do not yet have a complete picture on which to base their contingency planning, but they should all take care to distinguish between official and unofficial news.
Posted: June 13, 2017
UAE. Digital government imperatives of the UAE: 92% of Emirati respondents believe online government services have improved since 2014.
Posted: June 12, 2017
UAE. What the financial sector can learn from the Wcry fallout is the importance of investing in a sound risk management framework that involves technology change management as well as updated software.
Posted: June 8, 2017
UAE. Investors put major asset allocation decisions on hold amid uncertainty around interest rates and quantitative tightening; Commodity prices, US political change, Brexit and regional geopolitical situation create long-term unknowns.
Posted: June 7, 2017
UAE. Emerging markets consumers continue to drive luxury market growth; Multiple luxury goods companies double sales growth and lead profitability.
Posted: June 6, 2017
UAE. IoT cannot be an afterthought - organizations must proactively find ways to secure the network; Securing IoT is an inclusive process and must involve stakeholders from across the organization.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 23, 2017
UAE. Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness; Dubai rises to Top 20; Abu Dhabi (23rd) and Riyadh (52nd) also rise in the ranking, though modestly.
date:Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. US exit from COP21 won't impact climate protection efforts; UAE opportunity to lead Middle East in growing renewable energy infrastructure.
date:Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. Lack of investor understanding is the biggest challenge to the growth of REITs in the country and region, according to latest CFA Society Emirates survey.
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