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Posted: 08-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Marc Faber the Swiss fund manager and Gloom Boom & Doom editor spoke today about the Standard & Poor's credit rating downgrade of US sovereign debt, and how the downgrade was long overdue as the 'junk bond' was no longer worth of an AAA rating. He views the downgrade as moderately positive for equities because it shows investors there is a risk in holding government bonds and discusses the conditions that will lead to QE3. Speaking in an interview from Chiang Mai, Thailand, with Susan Li on Bloomberg's "Asia Edge" this morning, Faber said a government b
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. Protecting yourself online may seem impossible, but following simple guidelines like enabling stronger authentication, strong password management, and regular update installation can do wonders.
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. 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
INTERNATIONAL. The irony here is that Turkey, as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has violated every provision of NATO's founding treaty regarding human rights.
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 9, 2017
UAE. The adoption of IPSAS has the potential to radically change accounting and financial reporting in the public sector.
Posted: November 9, 2017
UAE. The projected growth in GCC ports brings opportunities for these ports to invest in technology that reduces operational costs, boosts utilisation of infrastructures, enhances productivity and streamlines business processes.
Posted: November 7, 2017
UAE. A slight increase compared to the previous quarter, however, proceeds raised from Q3 2017 IPOs amounting to US$140 million were lower compared to Q2 2017 (US$ 171 million).
Posted: November 7, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. A new BCG analysis of 300+ companies finds businesses that perform well in environmental, social, and governance areas can improve their valuations and margins.
Posted: November 6, 2017
UAE. Global economic confidence has improved slightly this quarter, despite lagging confidence in the Middle East and the Americas; In the UAE, the capital expenditure and employment subcomponents were both very weak.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 17, 2017
UAE. Heightened fulfillment requirements transform expectations as two-thirds of shoppers prefer next-or same-day delivery.
date: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.
date: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.
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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