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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: April 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. By 2020, more than 255 of identified attacks in enterprises will involve IoT.
Posted: April 25, 2016
UAE. Under Phase 1, Terminal 4 will add 3.1 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit cargo capacity) by 2018, taking Jebel Ali Port's total capacity to 22.1 million TEU.
Posted: April 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Global stocks may be rattled this week as major central banks meet to determine the next major move in obtaining domestic stability, while quelling the concerns over the global economy.
Posted: April 25, 2016
UAE. This article explores some of the common pitfalls and tricky issues which arise in relation to statutory Gratuity in the UAE. This is, however, a regional issue and many of the points flagged will apply equally across the Middle East.
Posted: April 24, 2016
UAE. Over 26,000 visitors expected to attend Middle East's largest travel trade event with 2,800 confirmed exhibitors, 64 national pavilions, over 50 seminar and technology theatre sessions, and several new show features
Posted: April 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Organisations in the retail sector experienced almost three times as many attacks as those in the financial sector.
Posted: April 21, 2016
UAE. Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli to leave the company as Creative Directors of Calvin Klein Collection.
Posted: April 21, 2016
UAE. Residential sales index recorded a drop of 10%, while the general rental index declined at a slower rate of 5%, according to JLL Q1 2016 Dubai Real Estate Market report.
Posted: April 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Stock markets were offered a welcome boost following the sharp appreciation in oil prices that temporarily elevated confidence towards the global economy and heightened investor risk appetite.
Posted: April 20, 2016
UAE. Latest quarterly global survey from ACCA shows businesses less optimistic in Q1 16/17 than at any other time in the past four years; UAE investment intention dipped and expectations of government spending tumbled, but the region is expected to do well in its tourism and logistics sectors.
Posted: April 19, 2016
UAE. Alan Leibman steps down having served 23 years at Kerzner.
Posted: April 19, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The growth in the CVC market is explored in a new EY report, which looks at the variety of strategies, approaches and models adopted by mature enterprises to access disruptive innovation.
Posted: April 19, 2016
BAHRAIN. The investment will capitalize on Dubai's growing logistics market and will offer premium warehousing facilities to tenants in one of Dubai's most established and sought after industrial areas.
Posted: April 19, 2016
UAE. Next generation of frequent travellers: quality family time, hotel comfort, good food and memorable experiences winning out over 24/7 information and technology access.
Posted: April 19, 2016
UAE. Housing project offers investment opportunity into Zanzibar's growing real estate market

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. SAGIA announced in early 2016 their plan to focus on priority sectors identified as having a direct impact on economic and human development, including healthcare.
date:Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The investment community is significantly more likely than CEOs to consider misaligned performance incentives as a barrier to change: almost half (49%) of investors surveyed in the report flagged this as a major concern compared to only 17% of chief executives.
date:Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. 51% of all Dubai hotels in mid-market segment versus 89% in New York; PwC research released at ATM 2016 touts construction figure of US$80k per room as incentive for developers looking for solid returns in high demand segment.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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