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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: December 18, 2014
UAE. The level of consumer trust in insurers is 52%, compared to 73% for supermarkets, and 71% for banks; 32% in UAE and 49% in KSA likely to switch insurers in the next 12 months.
Posted: December 17, 2014
UAE. The emirate's economy is expected to grow 4.5% next year from an estimated 4% in 2014; Real-estate and construction may expand about 6% each.
Posted: December 17, 2014
UAE. The leading Arab Medical Online Interactive Platform serves more than 5 million unique visitors a month and oversees more than 5000 interactions a month between a network of over 1,500 verified physicians and users.
Posted: December 17, 2014
UAE. MoU underlines the strong cooperation between both markets; aims to achieve the ultimate objective of integrating GCC markets and improve the quality of services provided to investors and companies.
Posted: December 17, 2014
UAE. The report identifies growth, leadership, and talent acquisition and retention as the three key areas on which Gulf businesses need to focus.
Posted: December 17, 2014
UAE. Threat actors hack email and steal sensitive data from United States and Allies, according to new Trend Micro report.
Posted: December 17, 2014
UAE. CFA Institute's 2015 Global Market Sentiment Survey highlights importance of central bank policies for 2015 market performance, notes concerns about weak developed markets and political instability.
Posted: December 17, 2014
UAE. Arabian Travel Market to feature International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) as YouGov report highlights appeal of MENA region as global luxury hotspot.
Posted: December 17, 2014
ALGERIA. Abraaj completes inaugural investment in Algeria and its first in the logistics sector in North Africa; brings significant experience from logistics investments in the Middle East, Latin America and South East Asia.
Posted: December 17, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Global investors are keeping faith with equities on improved growth outlook, while raising cash as markets enter the volatile year-end period, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for December.
Posted: December 17, 2014
UAE. Its main mandate is to support and empower SMEs through a wide range of professional services; allowing networking opportunities to open doors within the region and on an international level.
Posted: December 16, 2014
UAE. The developer reached a deal with creditors in 2012 to begin repaying the US$1.2 billion Islamic loan in 2014, about four years after it was due, bankers familiar with the deal said at the time.
Posted: December 16, 2014
UAE. The UAE Institute of Judicial Training and Studies in conjunction with Eversheds and Microsoft hosted the seminar which saw industry leaders and experts present discussion papers underlining the increasing importance of secure data protection.
Posted: December 16, 2014
UAE. From passwords and the Internet of Everything to nation state cyber warfare and jumping mobile malware: WatchGuard reveals its annual security predictions for 2015.
Posted: December 16, 2014
UAE. The residential segment has experienced a period of relative stability during H2 2014, with rental rates remaining broadly flat. Over the course of the year, modest growth of around 7% was recorded, compared with 24% during 2013, according to CBRE's year-end market update.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Looking at the long term charts, we find trend line support from lows back in December 1998 and this currently gives WTI crude oil a target of US$4/b and Brent a target of US$52.40/b.
date:Posted: December 19, 2014
UAE. As a gateway of opportunity for Asia, Dubai has a key role in driving growth momentum; Between 2010 and 2013, GCC-China trade grew faster than with any other significant trade partner.
date:Posted: December 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A new analysis presents the key trends that will transform the global market over the next decade and beyond.
UAE. Colliers International Dubai House Price Index, compiled using actual mortgage transaction data from a consortium of financial institutions, registers no change over Q3 2014, for the first time since Q2 2012.
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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