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Posted: 25-02-2008
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: 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. 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. 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 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 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 6, 2018
UAE. The move to bring the summit to Dubai has been inspired by the commitment the UAE is making to unlock the full potential of women in leadership at the highest levels.
Posted: February 6, 2018
UAE. More than 50% of organizations were hit by ransomware last year; 75% were running up-to-date endpoint protection when last hit; Only 34% have predictive next-generation technologies, such as machine or deep learning; 48% plan to implement within a year.
Posted: February 4, 2018
UAE. Study involving over 1200 senior directors and executives, of which 10% come from the Middle East, reveals the challenges facing top management.
Posted: February 3, 2018
UAE. Despite rise in overall sentiment, longer payment periods, less favourable contract conditions and rising disputes linger on.
Posted: February 2, 2018
UAE. Analysis by ForwardKeys reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that growth is set to continue in the first quarter of 2018, as bookings are currently 11.2% ahead of last year's.
Posted: February 1, 2018
UAE. Wave of software innovation fuel evolution of networking portfolio toward subscription-led model.
Posted: January 31, 2018
UAE. PwC's latest Middle East Economy Watch provides insight into the region's productivity challenge; "Gulf economies have weak labour productivity levels compared with peers, as they rely on low skilled expatriates in many sectors of the economy."

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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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