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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: May 25, 2017
UAE. Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants; Quicker than ever, the past is being left behind - a tendency that in the perception of many goes against the tradition of family-owned businesses.
Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. 88% of executives surveyed in the Gulf region experienced a fraud incident in the past year compared to 62% in 2015, according to the Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report - the highest increase of any region.
Posted: May 18, 2017
UAE. 2020 Expo key to 'lukewarm' construction market in UAE with costs forecast to rise by 2% in 2017; Rest of the region including Qatar and Oman seeing construction slowdown and stable costs, reflecting oil prices.
Posted: May 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Britain's Labour Party has announced that if elected it would introduce a 45% income tax rate on incomes over 80k pounds, and a 50% rate over 123k.
Posted: May 15, 2017
UAE. UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman's aviation infrastructure to help fuel travel and tourism sectors and accelerate economic growth; Around 46% of region's aviation projects are located in Saudi Arabia; More than two-thirds are being executed in the GCC.
Posted: May 15, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Deloitte hosts VAT academies in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain; prepares companies for implications of VAT implementation; designed for legal, tax and finance experts who want to have a better understanding from experts on the VAT legal framework.
Posted: May 12, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Elon Musk has announced a futuristic vision of transportation involving underground roadway systems beneath bustling cities; Aurecon expert weighs in on whether Elon's vision really is as impossible as it sounds...
Posted: May 10, 2017
UAE. Aruba study: Lack of cohesion between departments appears to be affecting IoT usage, confidence levels and security fears across the region, yet business executives remain optimistic on IoT potential.
Posted: May 9, 2017
UAE. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study shows gender gap still persists when it comes to global talent mobility; 44% of women with children were willing to move abroad. Yet despite this, less than 30% of women who were willing to move had actually done so, compared with 40% of men in similar situations.
Posted: May 9, 2017
UAE. Deloitte reveals the regulatory opportunities and challenges facing the financial services industry and the five ways that institutions can take advantage of the new regulatory changes to drive efficiency and growth.
Posted: May 5, 2017
UAE. High costs, slow transactions are major pain points in cross-border payment transfers, reveals survey commissioned by PayCommerce; International payments to cross US$54.8 trillion by 2022; 67% of companies keen on shifting to more cost-effective and transparent methods.
Posted: May 4, 2017
LEBANON. Findings from latest ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller survey released: Young Arabs view unemployment and extremism as the biggest problems holding the Middle East back, with the region increasingly divided by access to opportunity; 77% of young Lebanese say Daesh has become weaker over the past year.
Posted: May 3, 2017
UAE. An analysis conducted in Dubai over the last 14 years reveals that interest rate hikes have had no correlation to price action; Recent rise in interest rates has increased the level of mortgage activity.
Posted: May 3, 2017
LEBANON. Promundo-US and UN Women study reveals that although traditional attitudes about gender equality dominate, at least one quarter of men hold more open and equitable views, supporting women's economic, social, and political equality.
Posted: May 2, 2017
UAE. Latest MEED research shows improvement despite spending cuts; Private sector investment will be a key driver of new construction opportunities in 2017.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants; Quicker than ever, the past is being left behind - a tendency that in the perception of many goes against the tradition of family-owned businesses.
date:Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. 88% of executives surveyed in the Gulf region experienced a fraud incident in the past year compared to 62% in 2015, according to the Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report - the highest increase of any region.
date:Posted: May 18, 2017
UAE. 2020 Expo key to 'lukewarm' construction market in UAE with costs forecast to rise by 2% in 2017; Rest of the region including Qatar and Oman seeing construction slowdown and stable costs, reflecting oil prices.
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