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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: January 23, 2018
DAVOS. Optimism in global economic growth reaches record level and rises in all countries; US reinforces its lead on China as a target market for growth in 2018; Terrorism, geopolitical uncertainty, cyber and climate change rise as threats to growth.
Posted: January 23, 2018
DAVOS. Global research explores C-suite views on readiness for the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on society, strategy, the workforce and technology investments.
Posted: January 23, 2018
BOSTON. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung top the list of the world's 50 most innovative companies, according to The Boston Consulting Group; Growing digital divide between strong and weak innovators on digital design, mobile capabilities, Big Data, and speed of adopting new technology.
Posted: January 22, 2018
UAE. Diversity, New interviewing tools, Data and Artificial Intelligence were identified based on numerous expert interviews and a survey of 9,000 talent leaders and hiring managers.
Posted: January 22, 2018
LONDON. Ending absolute poverty is best done by ensuring the right institutional framework exists to enable economic growth. But instead, Oxfam is promoting a race to the bottom.
Posted: January 22, 2018
UAE. All sectors of the market remain in the downturn stage of their cycle, according to JLL's UAE Real Estate Market Overview for 2017; The start of 2018 could see a reduction in activity and performance due to uncertainties around the impact of VAT.
Posted: January 21, 2018
UAE. The risk landscape in the Middle East is changing rapidly. Every day brings new challenges that considerably alter how companies respond to and manage risk; Organisations can remain strong and resilient by proactively adapting to these trends.
Posted: January 20, 2018
LONDON. The impact of machine learning applications - from machine vision to voice recognition - will be massively enhanced via the deployment of 800,000 machine learning centric chips in data centres this year, roughly quadruple the volume in 2016.
Posted: January 20, 2018
UAE. A large youth population, fast- improving mobile connectivity and a flood of new streaming platforms into the market will drive growth.
Posted: January 19, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank's strategy team sees a market full of potential hazards as we head into 2018; From central bank policy normalisation to rising inflation expectations, from fiscal deficit expansions to cross-asset correlations, the signs are all there.
Posted: January 19, 2018
LEBANON. 2018 annual consumer trends report from J. Walter Thompson's Innovation Group MENA, forecasts 100 trends depicting the region's fast-paced evolution; It captures key themes accelerating the pace of change for consumers.
Posted: January 18, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Gemalto and Ponemon Institute study reveals regional disparities in adoption of cloud security; Half of global organizations believe that payment information (54%) and customer data (49%) is at risk in the cloud; Over half (57%) think using the cloud increases compliance risk.
Posted: January 17, 2018
UAE. Here are the top five technology trends that digital leaders should invest in for 2018: Put your data to work; Re-invent how networks work; Automate your virtual assistant; Embrace all the clouds; Embed security in everything.
Posted: January 17, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Zebra Technologies-IHL Group study examined the current and future retail marketplace in North America and EMEA region.
Posted: January 17, 2018
UAE. Consumers who own in-home digital voice assistant devices are using their smartphones less often for entertainment and online purchasing.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 23, 2018
DAVOS. Optimism in global economic growth reaches record level and rises in all countries; US reinforces its lead on China as a target market for growth in 2018; Terrorism, geopolitical uncertainty, cyber and climate change rise as threats to growth.
date:Posted: January 23, 2018
DAVOS. Global research explores C-suite views on readiness for the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on society, strategy, the workforce and technology investments.
date:Posted: January 23, 2018
BOSTON. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung top the list of the world's 50 most innovative companies, according to The Boston Consulting Group; Growing digital divide between strong and weak innovators on digital design, mobile capabilities, Big Data, and speed of adopting new technology.
DAVOS. Optimism in global economic growth reaches record level and rises in all countries; US reinforces its lead on China as a target market for growth in 2018; Terrorism, geopolitical uncertainty, cyber and climate change rise as threats to growth.
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