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INTERNATIONAL. In its latest monthly Global Focus, Standard Chartered predicts there will be no sharp upturn in the current US recession and it will have a global impact. The rest of world may be better insulated, but not decoupled, and as risk aversion mounts, countries with current account deficits will see their currencies under pressure.The big story that is set to continue to unfold over coming months, and indeed years, is how the balance of global economic and financial power is shifting, from West to East. But three issues currently stand out. First, how severe will be th
Posted: November 21, 2017
UAE. The Middle East region continues to have the lowest Total Tax and Contribution Rate (TTCR) and time to comply, reflecting the relatively few taxes levied and a reliance on other sources of government revenues.
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.
Posted: November 18, 2017
UAE. ICA Conference in Dubai to address the importance of GCC sovereign wealth funds and the sharing economy; Leading analyst calls for a "Mini Marshall Plan" to help the Middle East push up economic growth and reduce dependency on commodities.
Posted: November 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Findings from the Global Youth Survey, undertaken by Populus on behalf of the Misk Foundation, revealed that more than half fear that are not sufficiently tech-savvy to access the opportunities that will arise from the rush of technological progress.
Posted: November 17, 2017
UAE. Heightened fulfillment requirements transform expectations as two-thirds of shoppers prefer next-or same-day delivery.
Posted: November 17, 2017
UAE. IFS report shows that companies are focused on driving process efficiencies through investments in technologies for digital transformation as every possible competitive advantage must be found and exploited.
Posted: November 16, 2017
UAE. the technology that is used in the cryptocurrency 'Bitcoin', is revolutionary in many ways. It addresses multiple challenges associated with digital transactions, such as double spending and currency reproduction.
Posted: November 15, 2017
UAE. The success story of Amazon's Indian expansion gives us a glimpse of what to expect and to what extent retail in the Middle East will likely never be the same again once the storm arrives.
Posted: November 14, 2017
UAE. LinkedIn's annual talent survey throws light on the priorities of job-seekers; higher compensation elsewhere is still the main reason people leave jobs.
Posted: November 14, 2017
UAE. The GCC has one of the biggest construction pipelines in the world with US$3.1 trillion worth of projects planned or under way in the region, according to MEED Projects.
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
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 8, 2017
UAE. While the PwC report predicts rapid growth for the asset & wealth management industry, it also warns that firms needs to take action now, if they're to survive an exponential level of change.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 11, 2017
UAE. Many companies are exploring how they can take advantage of disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobile and big data analytics to drive a new wave of end user experiences.
date:Posted: December 11, 2017
UAE. "The primary objective of any strategy should be to improve student outcomes through removing barriers to learning and improving students' social, emotional and behavioural learning and wellbeing."
date:Posted: December 10, 2017
UAE. Declining reserves and revenues, along with rising domestic energy demand, require a shift to enable performance and sustainability.
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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