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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: October 5, 2017
UAE. Spotlight on frontier tech that will transform corporations into global powerhouses - blockchain, AI, robotics, and IoT; Dr Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com, to address the region for the first time.
Posted: October 5, 2017
UAE. UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman have priciest schools in the Middle East; Overwhelming majority of parents in UAE are demanding higher academic standards from schools; Renewed focus on early education as part of long-term aims to improve future success.
Posted: October 4, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Defined by continuous and intelligent collaboration between individuals, devices and the built environment, the GigaWorld has the potential to change the way we live; New applications could fuel global market of up to 3.5 trillion euros per year.
Posted: October 3, 2017
UAE. JETRO to showcase future star innovators at GITEX; Leading Middle East tech entrepreneur Paul Kenny mentors early-stage startups to leverage presence at the premier tech trade show, strengthening trade ties between the UAE and Japan.
Posted: October 2, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. While expectations for AI run high, few companies invest much in current efforts; Majority of executives expect no workforce reduction in foreseeable future.
Posted: September 30, 2017
UAE. Based on PwC's latest Aviation Comparative Jurisdiction Report, focusing on the wide UAE double tax treaty network.
Posted: September 27, 2017
UAE. Of all the major cities analyzed, Dubai remains far and above the highest yielding city, suggesting that there is ample room for further yield compression (partly a function of investors accepting lower risk premia) in the years ahead.
Posted: September 26, 2017
UAE. PwC's Academy, the education business of PwC, has partnered with Tolley, the global leader of practical tax training to deliver an internationally recognised VAT qualification.
Posted: September 26, 2017
LEBANON. Latest technology expected to benefit both customers and banks in areas like lead generation, onboarding and customer service.
Posted: September 20, 2017
UAE. The latest BNC Network report shows 543 hospitality projects are active in the UAE - reflecting the vibrancy of the leisure, tourism and the entertainment sectors.
Posted: September 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. A new report by executive search firm Metin Mitchell & Co highlights the confidence that Saudi women feel about their working futures and what needs to be done to increase the number of women in the workplace.
Posted: September 14, 2017
UAE. Family offices, importers and exporters, and the TMT industry will be impacted by VAT in various ways, so the need to ensure they are prepared for when VAT is introduced from 1 January 2018 is clear.
Posted: September 13, 2017
UAE. "The false start of early 2017 is over and the cracks are starting to show," said Jesse Downs, Managing Director of Phidar Advisory. "Sale volumes of completed properties are at a 6-year low and vacancies are rising across the city."
Posted: September 12, 2017
UAE. Enhancing links to global FinTech community via the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region; The MEDICI platform acts as the connective tissue between startups, financial institutions, investors and other relevant stakeholders globally.
Posted: September 11, 2017
UAE. The total value of 21,893 construction projects reaches US$2.4 trillion; urban projects: US$1.185 trillion; energy projects: US$331 billion; utility projects: US$302 billion; industrial projects: US$181 billion, BNC Construction Intelligence report shows.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 21, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
date:Posted: October 21, 2017
UAE. 65% of GCC CEOs are more optimistic than their global counterparts about disruption; 87% embrace disruption as being more of an opportunity than a threat.
date:Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Fintech will reduce the profitability of some of the UAE. GCC banks' business lines, particularly money transfer and foreign-currency exchange.
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
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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