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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: September 6, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Ideas don't happen in a vacuum. They need some inception. They need organisations that foster spaces where questions are imperative, risks are welcomed and mistakes are empowering.
Posted: September 6, 2017
UAE. One of the key findings of a recent PWC report found that the buzz around Industry 4.0 has moved on from what some saw as marketing hype in 2013 to investment and real results today.
Posted: September 5, 2017
UAE. The representation of Emirati women among the national workforce in the banking sector of the UAE is among the highest of any sector, according to the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS). The UAE's banking sector employs 10,000 UAE nationals.
Posted: September 4, 2017
UAE. It appears Mirai may have some competition. And its name is WireX. Akamai researchers first discovered WireX when it was used to attack one of its clients, a multinational hospitality company, by sending traffic from hundreds of thousands of IP addresses.
Posted: September 3, 2017
UAE. The index measures the prevailing mood of affluent investors in the UAE market, from a personal and business point of view; It is an indicator of the overall sentiment of the market, based on existing fundamental and economic factors.
Posted: August 31, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Imagine if we took the principles of social marketing campaigns and applied them to our engineering problems.
Posted: August 31, 2017
UAE. A new study released by Dr. John Ireland, Associate Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai, suggests 68% of Muslim customers in the UAE are prepared to shift loyalty from Islamic banks to conventional banks to obtain better interest rates.
Posted: August 30, 2017
UAE. Six US firms and seven tech-related companies take top slots in The Boston Consulting Group's 2017 Value Creators Rankings; TMT has replaced pharma as the primary value-driving sectors in the top ten.
Posted: August 29, 2017
UAE. The data was released by ISC Research, ahead of IPSEF Forum Middle East; shows how increasingly important education has become in the Middle East, with governments providing the right infrastructure and support for international schools to thrive.
Posted: August 25, 2017
KUWAIT. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait put up positive corporate earnings growing by 7%, 6% and 2% respectively.
Posted: August 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. In the future, smart African cities will be able to achieve zero waste, improve services and reduce costs thanks to smarter waste collection systems.
Posted: August 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The question is not what the military is or what it is for, but could defence become an incubator for emerging disruptive technologies?
Posted: August 23, 2017
UAE. New developments expected to be announced at the Building Healthcare Innovation & Design Show, now co-located with Cityscape Global in 2017; Building Healthcare's new congress format to offer 6 dedicated conferences under the theme "Starting with the End in Mind".
Posted: August 21, 2017
UAE. As the population growth rates increase, not only are fears of over supply unfounded, rather there is a significant possibility of sustained under supply as Dubai continues its expansion plans towards achieving its goals of the World Expo 2020 and beyond.
Posted: August 21, 2017
UAE. According to MEED Projects, just US$56bn worth of contracts were awarded in H1 2017 compared with US$69bn over the same period in 2016; Long-term prospects bright with over US$2 trillion of known active projects in the pipeline across the GCC.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. A new report by executive search firm Metin Mitchell & Co highlights the confidence that Saudi women feel about their working futures and what needs to be done to increase the number of women in the workplace.
date:Posted: September 15, 2017
UAE. First of its kind study in the MENA region reveals why we are emotionally drawn to certain destinations and environments; Visible everyday human activity, greenery, artistic features and bright colours found to be the most powerful drivers of emotional engagement.
date:Posted: September 14, 2017
UAE. Family offices, importers and exporters, and the TMT industry will be impacted by VAT in various ways, so the need to ensure they are prepared for when VAT is introduced from 1 January 2018 is clear.
SAUDI ARABIA. The Future Investment Initiative (FII) will host global leaders, investors and innovators; FII will be a game-changing platform exploring the trends, opportunities and challenges that will shape the world economy and investment environment over the coming decades.
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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