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Posted: 28-07-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Rising health care costs, coupled with the current state of the economy, have prompted many consumers across the globe to delay care, alter household spending and worry about their ability to pay for future health care costs according to the 4th annual Deloitte Center for Health Solutions “2011 Survey of Health Care Consumers.” “We have been examining consumers’ interactions with the health care system since 2008. A new trend has emerged this year suggesting that economic uncertainty has clearly altered spending habits with many consumers reporting an impact
Posted: November 27, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. London Court rules in favour of Prince Waleed, affirms Forbes made defamatory accusations.
Posted: November 27, 2014
UAE. Launch accompanied by release of "Akyumen Falcon," the world's first patented projector educational tablet.
Posted: November 27, 2014
EGYPT. Ability to charge online purchases directly to subscribers' phone bills; A unique local ecosystem covering 100% of mobile subscribers in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Posted: November 27, 2014
UAE. The Dubai Chamber-organised annual conference dealt with a wide variety of topics on e-commerce, the benefits of doing business on the online platform Alibaba.com, including important information about working with Chinese traders.
Posted: November 27, 2014
UAE. Online spending is on the rise across the region and is likely to hit record levels during the holiday season.
Posted: November 26, 2014
UAE. FTTH Council MENA study reveals regional uptake in FTTH technology.
Posted: November 26, 2014
UAE. Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government and SAP kick-start Innovation Days Series with "Ideation to Innovation" event.
Posted: November 25, 2014
UAE. Ericsson's 2014 Networked Society City Index ranks cities by ICT maturity; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat are amongst nine cities that have been added to the 2014 edition.
Posted: November 25, 2014
UAE. Quick-service favourite commended for convenience, speed, and accessibility
Posted: November 25, 2014
UAE. Shearer brings 25 years of experience in advertising to his new role and will be based in Memac Ogilvy's Dubai, UAE office.
Posted: November 24, 2014
UAE. Channel survey shows complexity and bandwidth to be the top customer challenges, with virtualisation the top customer trend.
Posted: November 22, 2014
UAE. ICT spending in the Middle East would top US$96 billion by the end of the year, with education being one of the top three sectors driving the industry's growth.
Posted: November 22, 2014
UAE. During event keynotes, Samsung shows upcoming line of FreeSync-enabled Ultra-High Definition Displays and Capcom announces evaluation of AMD Mantle API.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. Security is one of the top priority area for many business leaders. The key question however, remains how aware are CIOs of whether they are doing the needful and what that in essence entails?
Posted: November 19, 2014
UAE. 800 million new smartphone subscriptions in 2014 brings total to 2.7 billion worldwide; Mobile video traffic to increase tenfold and constitute 55% of all mobile data traffic by 2020.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 26, 2014
UAE. "In the final months of 2014, we expect further increases in occupancy rates, with the pleasant weather attracting more tourists, alongside the seasonal increase in events and conferences."
date:Posted: November 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In the end, it is unlikely that the territorial Islamic State can survive. The truth is that Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia are all waiting for the U.S. to solve the problem with air power and a few ground forces. These actions will not destroy IS, but they will break the group's territorial coherence.
date:Posted: November 25, 2014
BAHRAIN. The "increasingly deregulated and competitive economic environment is facilitating rapid growth in business development within the private sector."
UAE. An advisory body to the UAE government has suggested that the central bank review the country's currency peg to the U.S. dollar, but local bankers said any change to the peg remained very unlikely for the foreseeable future.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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