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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: December 9, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The winning research paper makes a distinction between relative robustness and absolute robustness.
Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. "Train the Trainer" is designed to empower CMA (Certified Management Accountant) instructors in the region on the latest finance industry advancements and training techniques.
Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
Posted: December 8, 2016
UAE. The Global Cross-Border report shows Middle-East as one of the regions with the highest incidence of cross-border online shoppers; UAE consumers continue to increase their online shopping. In 2016, 68% of adults in UAE shopped online in the past 12 months, increasing from 63% in 2015.
Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
Posted: December 7, 2016
UAE. New accelerated entry route for Chartered Public Finance Accountants (CPFAs).
Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Decide which of these investment opportunities in the Middle East catches your eye and find some stocks to purchase for your own portfolio.
Posted: December 6, 2016
UAE. New research has projected that by 2020 e-commerce turnover in UAE will rise to US$10bn a year from US$4bn today and mobile payments will be US$4bn up.
Posted: December 6, 2016
UAE. Valuations guru Prof. Aswath Damodaran returns to Dubai to speak at limited seat conference to share his personal views on investing and valuation.
Posted: December 6, 2016
LEBANON. The prestigious title was awarded to the Chairman and CEO of Chedid Re during a special honoring ceremony at the 2016 MEA Risk & Insurance Excellence Awards.
Posted: December 6, 2016
UAE. Ransomware has overtaken spearphishing as the top attack vector leading to increased concerns regarding employee and user awareness.
Posted: December 5, 2016
UAE. Succession planning is the biggest challenge in the next five years; Middle East family businesses need to grow in double digits every year to sustain the family's intergenerational wealth; Slow or no progress on strategic planning could impact growth.
Posted: December 4, 2016
UAE. WealthBriefing rewards Barclays with its most prestigious private banking award in the region.
Posted: December 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. With three of the 12 MENA sovereigns (more than 20%) on a Negative Outlook, the overall Outlook is deemed Negative. None are on a Positive Outlook.
Posted: December 4, 2016
UAE. The upward trend was followed by Qatar +2.05% then Egypt +1.72% and Dubai and Abu Dhabi +1.11% and +0.84% respectively.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. New research from Bain & Company and Red Hat indicates that many traditional companies are at an early stage in their digital journey; leaders stand out based on their use of advanced technologies, such as cloud computing, advanced analytics and modern app development.
date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
date:Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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