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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: February 14, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Family-run businesses in the GCC countries remain, by and large, highly resilient at the start of 2018, proving once again that this important segment of the economy will continue to drive the regional growth.
Posted: February 13, 2018
UAE. Fuel retailing of the future to be characterised by newer business models, APP and cloud-based operations, personalized customer services, and increased adoption of alternative profit opportunities.
Posted: February 13, 2018
UAE. New research conducted by Ponemon finds 66% of respondents indicate better threat intelligence could have prevented or minimized the impact of a cyber attack.
Posted: February 13, 2018
UAE. Governments are moving away from simply being enablers of private sector innovation, to become co-contributors, participants and even pioneers of innovation.
Posted: February 12, 2018
UAE. Workplace transformation can only be successful once you build a network infrastructure that can drive new levels of mobility, reliability, security and agility.
Posted: February 12, 2018
UAE. Digitisation has transformed crime and closer partnerships between government and private sector organisations are essential to successfully combat cyber criminals.
Posted: February 11, 2018
UAE. The Middle East is expected to account for 2% of the total global benefits from Artificial Intelligence in 2030; The greatest gains from AI are likely to be in UAE (contribution of up to 13.6% GDP in 2030) and KSA (12.4%).
Posted: February 11, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Output growth continuing to slow; Survey respondents commented on softer rises in new business intakes following the VAT introduction in January.
Posted: February 10, 2018
UAE. January UAE PMI survey indicates that non-oil sector growth got off to a strong start in 2018, despite the slight decline in the headline index.
Posted: February 10, 2018
UAE. A new study by the University of Birmingham sheds light upon teens' online habits; Teenagers are not simply passive recipients of all content available online, and need to be better supported in reaping the benefits of social media.
Posted: February 9, 2018
UAE. Younger generations bring with them a fresh outlook and a desire for personal growth that, if harnessed properly, could be the injection that businesses need to succeed.
Posted: February 8, 2018
UAE. Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive and relevant will have to embrace IoT devices, and related wireless innovations over the next year to enable next-generation guest experiences
Posted: February 8, 2018
LEBANON. Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index averaged 61.8 in the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase of 5.9% from 58.4 in the third quarter of the year.
Posted: February 7, 2018
UAE. As an open economy, Dubai is affected by global trends but FDI receipts are expected to recover in 2017-2018, according to report by Dubai Economy; The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) takes place from April 9-11.
Posted: February 7, 2018
LONDON. A.M. Best Special Report: A decline in oil prices from the high levels reached at the end of 2014 has impacted economic development and fiscal budgets remain under pressure, although entities rated by A.M. Best have broadly maintained strong balance sheets.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 23, 2018
UAE. Offers cross-border property investments initially in Dubai, Mexico and Australia; Partners with Dubai-based Durise for cross-border sales of properties in Emirates.
date:Posted: February 22, 2018
UAE. Deloitte's report highlights the importance of greater private sector participation to improve the delivery of social services, including healthcare, education, transportation and utilities infrastructure.
date:Posted: February 22, 2018
UAE. McAfee, CSIS study finds ease of cybercrime growing as actors leverage black markets, digital currencies.
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