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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: May 9, 2017
UAE. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study shows gender gap still persists when it comes to global talent mobility; 44% of women with children were willing to move abroad. Yet despite this, less than 30% of women who were willing to move had actually done so, compared with 40% of men in similar situations.
Posted: May 9, 2017
UAE. Deloitte reveals the regulatory opportunities and challenges facing the financial services industry and the five ways that institutions can take advantage of the new regulatory changes to drive efficiency and growth.
Posted: May 4, 2017
LEBANON. Findings from latest ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller survey released: Young Arabs view unemployment and extremism as the biggest problems holding the Middle East back, with the region increasingly divided by access to opportunity; 77% of young Lebanese say Daesh has become weaker over the past year.
Posted: April 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. If history shows us that science has spawned so many unintended discoveries, what is around the next corner of unintended scientific breakthroughs?
Posted: April 27, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Increase in foreign direct investment seen as part of efforts to diversify the economy and boost investment inflows into the kingdom; National Transformation Programme updates to be revealed at Saudi Forum 2017.
Posted: April 26, 2017
UAE. New PwC report finds an increasing need for mid-market accommodations to cater to a younger generation that does not put much emphasis on star ratings; Emerging markets will overtake developed markets as a tourism and hospitality destination but also as key provider of customers.
Posted: April 25, 2017
UAE. Professional networking site has 22 million members in the MENA region; Members in the UAE have an average of 211 connections.
Posted: April 24, 2017
UAE. Installed generation capacity in the MENA countries analysed will have to rise by almost 150GW, more than 50% on the current available capacity of 290GW, to reach a massive 440GW by 2020.
Posted: April 19, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Private sector is having more impact at the primary level - with stronger growth levels seen against a decline in public sector enrolment. Pressure on provision creates an opportunity for greater collaboration between the public and private sectors.
Posted: April 18, 2017
UAE. The UAE in particular continued the trend of performing markedly better than other countries in the Middle East, with the survey indicating an increase in confidence, government spending and employment.
Posted: April 17, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. As consumption triples to US$4 trillion over next decade, wealthy householders will represent biggest share of spending; Urbanization and more nuclear and digital households will also shape new spending patterns.
Posted: April 17, 2017
UAE. A combination of clinical workforce shortages and a young, digitally savvy population in the Middle East means the region could leapfrog other countries in AI and robotics in healthcare; Accessibility and accuracy seen as benefits, while trust and the human element are key challenges.
Posted: April 13, 2017
UAE. To gauge the level of knowledge of VAT within the GCC, and to understand the preparations already underway, Deloitte conducted an Indirect Tax Client Survey.
Posted: April 11, 2017
UAE. Retailers need to get in shape to meet consumer demand for a fast fashion fix, according to new research from Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy. Speed and agility are the top priorities for every retailer competing in fast fashion.
Posted: April 10, 2017
UAE. "The market is undergoing a false start now," says Jesse Downs, MD, Phidar Advisory. "Apartment sale prices declined only nominally this quarter and volumes increased, which could be mistaken for an impending recovery, but the market fundamentals still do not support this in the short-term."

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date: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.
date: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.
date: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.
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