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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: 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 15, 2017
UAE. First of its kind study in the MENA region reveals why we are emotionally drawn to certain destinations and environments; Visible everyday human activity, greenery, artistic features and bright colours found to be the most powerful drivers of emotional engagement.
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 13, 2017
UAE. In order to ascertain clues to the future of Dubai's real estate markets, it's critical for investors to look at the health of international markets; not merely from a perspective of money flows but also in terms of valuations.
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 12, 2017
UAE. Fäm Properties CEO spotlights market shift at Cityscape Global as plot owners take development route, land advisory set to boom, speculators fade.
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.
Posted: September 11, 2017
UAE. The latest BNC Network report shows 7,878 building projects are active in the UAE; Projects with a value of US$121.1 billion are being built in Dubai compared to US$64.3 billion in Abu Dhabi; A total of 228 projects with a combined value of US$4 billion were completed during August.
Posted: September 9, 2017
UAE. UAE and Kuwait to see greatest level of activity in Q4; Saudi and Bahrain USD sovereign deal probable before end of year; Qatar will weather the storm and continue to grow in 2018 and 2019.
Posted: September 9, 2017
UAE. Dubai residential capital values stabilise with downward corrections nearing an end; DIFC stamps authority as regional business hub with injection of new Grade A space.
Posted: September 8, 2017
UAE. Cluttons: Expo 2020 set to spur economic expansion and real estate demand in Dubai; Introduction of VAT to create alternative revenue streams and boost long term growth.
Posted: September 8, 2017
KUWAIT. Markaz report examines and analyzes the performance of equity markets in the MENA region; Blue chips were mostly positive, except the ones from Qatar, which performed negatively in August.
Posted: September 7, 2017
BAHRAIN. In partnership with Bahrain EDB & Investcorp, forum to explore emerging technologies and promoting a culture of innovation in the Arab region.
Posted: September 7, 2017
NEW YORK. With improved capabilities, firms are catching on to alternative forms of banking that offer automation of various financial processes ranging from payments to billing and invoicing.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date: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.
date:Posted: September 15, 2017
UAE. First of its kind study in the MENA region reveals why we are emotionally drawn to certain destinations and environments; Visible everyday human activity, greenery, artistic features and bright colours found to be the most powerful drivers of emotional engagement.
date: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.
SAUDI ARABIA. The Future Investment Initiative (FII) will host global leaders, investors and innovators; FII will be a game-changing platform exploring the trends, opportunities and challenges that will shape the world economy and investment environment over the coming decades.
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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