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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: November 9, 2017
UAE. The adoption of IPSAS has the potential to radically change accounting and financial reporting in the public sector.
Posted: November 9, 2017
UAE. The projected growth in GCC ports brings opportunities for these ports to invest in technology that reduces operational costs, boosts utilisation of infrastructures, enhances productivity and streamlines business processes.
Posted: November 7, 2017
UAE. A slight increase compared to the previous quarter, however, proceeds raised from Q3 2017 IPOs amounting to US$140 million were lower compared to Q2 2017 (US$ 171 million).
Posted: November 7, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. A new BCG analysis of 300+ companies finds businesses that perform well in environmental, social, and governance areas can improve their valuations and margins.
Posted: November 6, 2017
UAE. Global economic confidence has improved slightly this quarter, despite lagging confidence in the Middle East and the Americas; In the UAE, the capital expenditure and employment subcomponents were both very weak.
Posted: November 6, 2017
UAE. Deloitte and Huawei release insightful study on the drivers and challenges of continued digitalization in the region.
Posted: November 3, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to eliminate jobs once considered impossible to automate. Among those most rated likely to vanish are real estate brokers, insurance claims adjusters and sports referees.
Posted: November 3, 2017
UAE. Only five percent of companies are considered truly "intelligent" enterprises, leveraging ties between physical and digital worlds for better visibility and actionable insights.
Posted: November 2, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. For marketers, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning is creating a world where advertising and branding are becoming increasingly invisible, smart and automated.
Posted: November 1, 2017
UAE. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
Posted: November 1, 2017
UAE. The study uncovers travel booking behaviours and growing challenges, providing expert recommendations to top 10 airliners in the region.
Posted: October 31, 2017
UAE. DAMAC's topping of Forbes list puts UAE on world stage for its leadership in business entrepreneurship and global competitiveness.
Posted: October 31, 2017
LEBANON. "Neither the local macroeconomic dynamics nor the environment backdrop have been supportive of housing demand. But instead of providing incentives to potential buyers, authorities increased various taxes and fees on a sluggish real estate sector."
Posted: October 31, 2017
UAE. Over the next 5 years it is expected that the serviced apartment/hotel stock is to double. A price analysis reveals that they trade at a significant premium compared to the standard residential units.
Posted: October 30, 2017
UAE. Total FDI inflows into India reached US$498.9 billion in 17 years , says the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) as the two-day India-UAE Partnership Summit kicks off in Dubai.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 20, 2017
UAE. A year-on-year comparison reveals that transactional activity is on the rise. In the first 10 months of 2017, total activity has already surpassed the full year of 2015 and 2016. On an annualized basis it is expected to have an increase of 32% compared to the year before.
date:Posted: November 19, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. James Fenner, Founder and MD, of Silk Road works alongside housebuilders and developers in the quest to better design homes with the end-user, the customer, foremost in mind.
date:Posted: November 19, 2017
UAE. Millennials feel that education has the most to gain from being shaken up by 4IR, along with energy, healthcare and government.
UAE. A year-on-year comparison reveals that transactional activity is on the rise. In the first 10 months of 2017, total activity has already surpassed the full year of 2015 and 2016. On an annualized basis it is expected to have an increase of 32% compared to the year before.
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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