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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: June 22, 2018
Bain & Company's spring luxury update highlights four trends shaping the personal luxury goods market in 2018 and beyond.
Posted: June 18, 2018
UAE. 24% of Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are motivated by social impact and view it as their top priority as a business owner; 66% are undertaking angel investing.
Posted: June 16, 2018
UAE. MENA region recorded 93 deals amounting to US$15.4b in Q1 2018; UAE records highest announced Q1 deal value in the region at US$5.1b; Oil & gas deal value reached US$7.2b in Q1 2018; Almost 80% of MENA boards focused on portfolio transformation.
Posted: June 14, 2018
UAE. McAfee report sounds industry alarm: Don't start the blockchain revolution without making security a top priority.
Posted: June 13, 2018
UAE. Sophos Email now boosted by artificial intelligence; Protects emails on Microsoft Office365, Google G-Suite, Exchange 2003+; Cloud-managed protection through Sophos Central.
Posted: June 12, 2018
UAE. Blockchain's system for record-keeping, transparency and verification could replace the role of trust in our society; It can bring new efficiencies to commerce and profoundly change how the world conducts business and interacts with governments.
Posted: June 11, 2018
UAE. Global study reveals benefits transcend productivity, but organizations must prepare for data security risks.
Posted: June 8, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. To tackle this crisis, there is an urgent need for governments, industry and entrepreneurs to develop systemic, more innovative, and more audacious solutions that prevent plastic from becoming waste in the first place.
Posted: June 6, 2018
LONDON. UAE ranks 44th amongst 163 countries, positioned 12 spots higher than the previous year; 92 countries deteriorated whilst 71 countries improved between 2016 and 2017 - the worst result in the last four years.
Posted: June 5, 2018
SINGAPORE. As Singapore develops its digital economy, a trusted ecosystem is key, where industries can benefit from innovations in technology while consumer confidence and understanding can be assured.
Posted: June 4, 2018
UAE. If oil prices remains buoyant, as seems likely, and regional investment flows are boosted by IPOs and a rise in foreign inflows, non-oil GDP growth in 2018 should be slightly stronger than in 2017 which, combined with flat (rather than reduced) oil production, should result in stronger overall growth for the year.
Posted: June 4, 2018
UAE. The program, available for the first time in the MENA region, is focused on mentoring the CEOs of established businesses looking to scale operations.
Posted: June 1, 2018
UAE. Forty-eight percent of Middle East respondents cited fraud and corruption as the greatest risk to their company, followed by cyberattacks (38%), according to the 15th EY Global Fraud Survey.
Posted: May 31, 2018
UAE. Many countries across the Middle East have also committed to introduce BEPS recommendations in domestic legislation, which is likely to further sharpen the focus on transfer pricing in the region.
Posted: May 25, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. AI is creating jobs, yet 80% of respondents say there is a lack of talent to fill positions; More than 50% of respondents use AI to improve products and increase efficiency; C-suite support and performance metrics are needed to scale AI strategies.

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date:Posted: June 22, 2018
Bain & Company's spring luxury update highlights four trends shaping the personal luxury goods market in 2018 and beyond.
date:Posted: June 21, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Private sector can be an important partner in meeting US$320 billion in oil and gas investment, Crescent Petroleum CEO tells OPEC seminar.
date:Posted: June 18, 2018
UAE. 24% of Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are motivated by social impact and view it as their top priority as a business owner; 66% are undertaking angel investing.
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