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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, 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.
Posted: April 7, 2018
UAE. The survey also revealed that 78% of consumers in the region changed their buying habits to save money.
Posted: April 7, 2018
UAE. Growth momentum in the non-oil private sector continued to ease at the end of the first quarter, with the latest data signalling the most muted expansion seen since May last year.
Posted: April 6, 2018
UAE. 77% of delegates at EY's recent MENA Tax Conference believe that digital will have a significant impact on the way authorities collect, administer and enforce taxation in the mid-term.
Posted: April 5, 2018
UAE. They earn 67% more in median total compensation than non-CMAs; That is an increase from last year's report, which found CMAs earned 45 percent more in median salary.
Posted: April 4, 2018
UAE. Executives interviewed for the latest edition of the Business Barometer: UAE CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) were broadly upbeat about the country's outlook for the coming 12 months.
Posted: April 4, 2018
UAE. Erica Langhi, solution architect at Red Hat examines how the often-overlooked middle child of the software family - integration middleware - can bridge the gap to the connected enterprise.
Posted: April 4, 2018
UAE. AI has important but limited applications within cyber security. Rajat Mohanty, co-founder and CEO at Paladion, illustrates what some of those limitations are, and the key areas of application in cyber defence.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 23, 2018
UAE. Seventh annual PwC report shows how risk leaders around the world are effectively addressing challenges that accompany innovation.
date:Posted: April 22, 2018
UAE. As many as 492 hospitality projects worth US$39.4 billion are currently in progress - including tendering stage and under construction; The number of active hotel projects in the GCC reached 724, worth US$78 billion in March 2018.
date:Posted: April 20, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Focus of the report is how we are nearing the end of the largest monetary policy experiment of all time in a backdrop of ascendant nationalism, staggering inequality and a widespread loss of hope among the younger generation.
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