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Posted: 01-08-2011
UAE. Results from the recently concluded Consumer Confidence Index survey conducted jointly by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site, and research and consulting organisation YouGov shows that residents in the UAE hold an optimistic view of their personal financial future, as well as of the country’s economy. However, a majority of surveyed employees feel that the current remuneration is not in line with the cost of living, with only 17% believing that now is a good time to buy consumer durables. According to the Bayt.com quarterly MENA Consumer Confidence Index survey, expec
Posted: July 6, 2015
UAE. Business doesn't predict a plunge, London Business School survey finds; Only 3% of those surveyed expect an annual decline larger than 20%; Over a third cited a strong economic outlook.
Posted: July 6, 2015
UAE. First quarter of 2015 saw record shipments of over 8.7 million units to the GCC, according to the latest insights by global consulting services firm IDC.
Posted: July 6, 2015
UAE. 70% of the most commonly used consumer IoT devices contain serious vulnerabilities. HP found an average of 25 vulnerabilities per device.
Posted: July 6, 2015
UAE. Marked slowdowns in growth of output and new business were at the forefront of the overall deceleration, while employment continued to rise at a solid pace.
Posted: July 6, 2015
UAE. ACCA report details key areas in which CFOs can galvanise the finance function in the fight to future-proof their business in an ever more volatile market.
Posted: July 6, 2015
UAE. OPEC's oil market share to fall by 5% by 2018, according to Deloitte's latest Oil and Gas Reality Check 2015 report; New global patterns could threaten OPEC's position on global markets.
Posted: July 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Full exit completed through the sale of a 13.6% stake to Old Mutual plc; Abraaj helped Kenyan-based insurance company expand across region.
Posted: July 4, 2015
UAE. Since its launch, two years ago, London Array has produced more than 5-terawatt hours of affordable, renewable electricity, while mitigating more than 2 million tons of CO2 emissions.
Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. EU leaders have warned that a "No" victory could cause Greece to crash out of the eurozone. But the PM and his Finance Minister have accused them of fear-mongering.
Posted: July 3, 2015
UAE. The Middle East real estate market is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, with foreign developers injecting billions of dollars in residential, office/commercial, retail and hospitality segments.
Posted: July 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Launch aims to support local start-ups and drive innovation in Africa and the Middle East; nurture the creation of unique and local services for Africa and the Middle East from the growing entrepreneurial base.
Posted: July 3, 2015
UAE. Garbutt will oversee creative across TBWA's global accounts; His appointment continues the network's push for senior creative talent.
Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. The joint venture of Fortress Capital Investments and Film Clinic targets Middle East visual media production industry.
Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. US legacy carriers got the facts wrong, got the law wrong, and set their sights on an outcome that will be wrong for American consumers, communities and the national economy.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 6, 2015
UAE. Business doesn't predict a plunge, London Business School survey finds; Only 3% of those surveyed expect an annual decline larger than 20%; Over a third cited a strong economic outlook.
date:Posted: July 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Pretend and extend died last night, hopefully it will be replaced with a normal business cycle, normal ebbs and flows, but first politicians will try to save face by trying to do just one more round of pretend-and-extend, but the patient has died.
date:Posted: July 6, 2015
UAE. Marked slowdowns in growth of output and new business were at the forefront of the overall deceleration, while employment continued to rise at a solid pace.
INTERNATIONAL. Pretend and extend died last night, hopefully it will be replaced with a normal business cycle, normal ebbs and flows, but first politicians will try to save face by trying to do just one more round of pretend-and-extend, but the patient has died.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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