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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: April 17, 2014
UAE. the Abu Dhabi state-owned investment fund with a mandate to develop the emirate's economy, said its 2013 net profit tripled as it benefited from a strong performance by its financial investments.
Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. According to a survey from B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, almost 98% of computer users in the UAE enjoy the ease and convenience of shopping and banking on their PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphone.
Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. New devices, growing interest and improved internet stability is transforming the world of games according to a new Ericsson ConsumerLab report; Potential for gamification to increase employee performance and personal development.
Posted: April 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Titan Aerospace's drones could be used to boost internet access to remote areas.
Posted: April 15, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. SMEs to the fore as economic engines; Saudi's most successful SMEs will actively change business models, go-to-market strategies and use technology to level playing field.
Posted: April 15, 2014
UAE. Monthly Arabic business magazine, Saneou Al Hadath, uses mathematical approach to analyse companies listed on the Saudi stock market Tadawul
Posted: April 15, 2014
UAE. 45 Arab billionaires share total wealth of US$147.7 billion; The top 100 hail from 13 Arab countries with Saudi Arabia in the lead; 21 Arab tycoons have made their fortunes in banking.
Posted: April 15, 2014
UAE. New Oracle and Accenture Study declares the modern CFP a technology evangelist who recognizes the value of digital and cloud technologies for the finance function and the business as a whole, but a gap remains between CFO ambitions and reality.
Posted: April 14, 2014
UAE. This buffer-over-read vulnerability can be used in rapid succession to exfiltration larger sections of memory, potentially exposing private keys, usernames and passwords, cookies, session tokens, email, or any other data that resides in the affected memory region.
Posted: April 13, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Heartbleed vulnerability was made public earlier this week and can expose people to hacking of their passwords and other sensitive information.
Posted: April 13, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The BioInitiative Working Group says evidence for health risk from wireless tech is growing stronger and warrants immediate action.
Posted: April 12, 2014
UAE. The gist of the vulnerability is that attackers who exploit it are able to steal the encryption keys from internet servers and desktop software using OpenSSL for encrypting network traffic.
Posted: April 11, 2014
KUWAIT. The topic has featured extensively in local media and prompted a rare statement from the ruler's office, which told people to stop discussing the case in order to preserve national unity.
Posted: April 10, 2014
UAE. Arab World Social Entrepreneurship Program (ASEP) focuses on enhancing social innovation; Leadership Circle comprising business leaders formed to co-create social entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE and the Gulf region.
Posted: April 10, 2014
UAE. IT as a Service (ITaaS) is, in essence, the delivery of technology on a subscription basis, thereby turning IT from a capital to an operational expense.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 17, 2014
KUWAIT. According to a newly released report by Kuwait Finance House Research, the global sukuk market saw a modest volume of US$31.14 billion in new sukuk issuances in 1Q2014. This volume represents a drop of 9.82% compared to US$34.53 billion worth of issuances in 1Q13.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. "A similar drop to 2013 is unlikely. Those who wanted to get out of gold did, and the rest of 2014 will probably be a year of sideways trading."
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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