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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: July 11, 2017
UAE. Report unveils Dubai and Abu Dhabi property market performance in H1 2017; despite both sale and rental prices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi having experienced a small dip, the market still represents a rich ground for investors looking for strong returns.
Posted: July 10, 2017
UAE. 104 small- and medium-sized businesses compete for honours at 2017 Gulf Capital SME Awards; Spotlight on rise of micro-enterprises as entrepreneurs find niche markets to serve.
Posted: July 6, 2017
UAE. The report looks to highlight key areas of consideration both for those businesses who are looking to invest in Iraq for the first time, as well as those who are more experienced in operating in Iraq.
Posted: July 5, 2017
UAE. With retail brands and centres merging both online and offline experiences, the lines between bricks and mortar and online retailers continue to blur.
Posted: July 3, 2017
LEBANON. Under the agreement, EUR 100 million will be lent to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as to mid-cap companies in Lebanon, in what represents some 40% of the total amount of credit granted recently by EIB to Lebanese banks.
Posted: July 2, 2017
UAE. Recent data published from the Dubai Statistics Center reveals that in 2016 population growth exceeded the housing stock growth by more than 2:1; If transactional activity continues to ratchet higher we can expect city wide price escalation in the coming months.
Posted: July 1, 2017
UAE. A social media account used by the National Police of Ukraine Cyberpolice Department, suggested that the reported infections originated from a compromised software update delivered to users through MeDoc, a Ukrainian accounting software provider.
Posted: June 30, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Ashridge Executive Education says the region's healthcare issues like diabetes can be tackled better by giving leadership training and power to those at the frontline of diabetes care.
Posted: June 28, 2017
UAE. Global defence subsector grew by 2.1% to US$351.3 billion as military spending increases; European commercial aerospace grew by 6.7%, outpacing the US which only grew marginally by 1.3%, for second consecutive year.
Posted: June 27, 2017
UAE. 38% of patients have trust in the system; 78% eager to use new technologies to make healthcare decisions.
Posted: June 27, 2017
UAE. NOMU is an alternative equity market to the Tadawul, aimed at smaller cap companies although provides the possibility for companies to transition to the main market after a period of time.
Posted: June 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Almost every day, there are constant reminders of the increasing scarcity of water and the importance of managing this essential natural resource in the face of ever increasing demands and degrading environmental conditions.
Posted: June 23, 2017
UAE. Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness; Dubai rises to Top 20; Abu Dhabi (23rd) and Riyadh (52nd) also rise in the ranking, though modestly.
Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. US exit from COP21 won't impact climate protection efforts; UAE opportunity to lead Middle East in growing renewable energy infrastructure.
Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. Lack of investor understanding is the biggest challenge to the growth of REITs in the country and region, according to latest CFA Society Emirates survey.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 25, 2017
UAE. New report shows that while more men use seed crowdfunding than women, women are more successful in reaching their finance goals; This is also true for the Middle East where women were also found to be more successful in achieving their finance targets (10% vs 6%).
date:Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Confidence is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS);The sharp fall in confidence mirrors the oil price.
date:Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Oxford Business Group (OBG) Business Barometer: 75% of UAE CEOs indicate significant capital investment in the coming 12 months.
UAE. New report shows that while more men use seed crowdfunding than women, women are more successful in reaching their finance goals; This is also true for the Middle East where women were also found to be more successful in achieving their finance targets (10% vs 6%).
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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