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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 14, 2017
UAE. Swipe right for revenue: The clear link between user engagement and profitability is beyond doubt; An IFS usability study of over 200 enterprise software users in industrial companies found a strong correlation between digital transformation and software usability.
Posted: November 13, 2017
UAE. PwC, Smart Dubai, the MIT Senseable City Lab jointly with the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization open the 2017 Forum on Future Cities; Programme to focus on the three leading areas of urbanization: mobility, the built environment and the green environment.
Posted: November 11, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The irony here is that Turkey, as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has violated every provision of NATO's founding treaty regarding human rights.
Posted: November 11, 2017
UAE. Gulf countries continue to invest in energy projects, as global demand for crude oil grows by 1.5 million barrels per day in 2017, according to OPEC; Hydrocarbon sector represents 30% of the GCC economy and 60% of the total exports value.
Posted: November 10, 2017
UAE. Dubai ranks 23rd out of 45 in EIU survey. Executives agree that digital transformation will be very important for their organisation, but worry about the lack of people with the right skills.
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%).

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 22, 2017
UAE. Results announced at the Knowledge Summit 2017 in Dubai; The index identifies knowledge as an integral part of human life, affecting its social, economic and cultural aspects, as well as an engine for comprehensive and sustainable human development.
date:Posted: November 22, 2017
UAE. Ascertaining the impact VAT will have on a business and the changes required is an essential step in any VAT implementation process, businesses told at ACCA, Thomson Reuters event.
date:Posted: November 21, 2017
UAE. ICA Conference in Dubai to discuss importance of GCC sovereign wealth funds.
UAE. The panel explored the differences between a knowledge city and a "wise city"; Wise cities, distinguish themselves from their counterparts by successfully implementing knowledge and technology in a consistent framework, thereby becoming new centres of power.
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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