Finance & Banking

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Posted: 11-08-2011
UAE. Dubai state companies are securing bank financing as the latest tumult in global markets fails to derail the emirate's recovery from the 2009 debt crisis. Dubai Holding LLC, one of the three main state-owned holding companies, reached an accord with lenders to extend a US$1.16 billion loan to December 2016, according to a company official. Port & Free Zone World FZE, an intermediate holding company for port operator DP World Ltd. (DPW), is raising US$850 million to refinance debt, three bankers familiar with the plan said. Investment Corporation of Dubai said on August 8 it will rep
Posted: June 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Markets participants are on edge and with many questions unanswered post the Brexit victory adding to the uncertainty, investor risk appetite has diminished.
Posted: June 23, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Strategic meeting will be held in Berlin on 13-14 September; Does one size fit all or will banks be forced to specialise their customer experience strategies?
Posted: June 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 27% believe digitalization is the greatest disruptor to their core business.
Posted: June 22, 2016
KUWAIT. The oldest bank from the Gulf and MENA region to continuously operate in the UK market.
Posted: June 22, 2016
UAE. A new generation of young, highly motivated and mostly well-educated men and women is ready to take over leadership of their family businesses, according to new Deloitte report.
Posted: June 21, 2016
UAE. The maze of laws, regulations and internal policies, not to mention the increased scrutiny used to oversee firms, makes financial services compliance particularly challenging.
Posted: June 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Deloitte and Snow Software introduce end-to-end SAM for IBM and SAP in the data centre.
Posted: June 21, 2016
UAE. 63% of regional telcos see capex trending up in the next 12 months, compared with 50% globally.
Posted: June 21, 2016
UAE. "This Deloitte study is unique because it provides an exclusive perspective on the issues boards of directors in the region are currently facing."
Posted: June 20, 2016
UAE. After weeks of analyzing voting polls and volatile markets, in a couple of days we'll get to know the outcome of UK's referendum on EU membership.
Posted: June 20, 2016
UAE. Need to ensure right knowledge, systems and processes are in place; The envisaged system is a standard fully-fledged VAT system that will apply at 5% across the GCC.
Posted: June 20, 2016
UAE. Leading in terms of overall value and quality of services among the Big 4; Within the top three companies for data & analytics, sales & marketing, HR & change management.
Posted: June 17, 2016
UAE. The ratings reflect ERL's strong risk-adjusted capitalisation and stable, yet modest technical performance.
Posted: June 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Germany's leading financial daily, is temporarily moving its editorial headquarters during Brexit week to London.
Posted: June 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Sterling volatility has hit unimaginable levels with major financial figures repeatedly voicing their concerns over the impact a Brexit could have not only on the UK, but for the global economy.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Markets participants are on edge and with many questions unanswered post the Brexit victory adding to the uncertainty, investor risk appetite has diminished.
date:Posted: June 27, 2016
UAE. Global mobile usage intensifies, fueled by increased device penetration. Smartphone and tablet penetration are all increasing, with wearables experiencing the highest growth rate with roughly 10 percent global penetration - nearly doubling ownership rates from last year.
date:Posted: June 23, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
UAE. Global mobile usage intensifies, fueled by increased device penetration. Smartphone and tablet penetration are all increasing, with wearables experiencing the highest growth rate with roughly 10 percent global penetration - nearly doubling ownership rates from last year.
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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