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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 22, 2014
UAE. Office, retail and hospital sectors remain steady; The market continues to be dominated by Government related investment with short-term demand being fuelled by new major government backed construction projects.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Global banking sector increases IT spend to meet customer and regulatory demands, with 65% saying mobile is most important tech trend, according to SAP study.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Vigorous return of foreign IPOs on U.S. exchanges; 41 capital raising transactions bring in over US$9.1 billion, up from US$3.6 billion mid-2013; US$4.7 billion of DRs held in the Middle East and Africa by value, up 15.9%.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Awards aim to promote ethics and innovation in financial services.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Yas Mall to house new shopping concept set to be the largest department store in the region comprising 200,000 square feet of prime retail space.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. The escalation of turmoil in the world is yet to play a role for the market, but be warned: everything economic has a delayed reaction of nine to twelve month. If the present state of alertness continues through the summer you can bet on higher energy prices having a serious impact.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Abu Dhabi has accused the Al-Jazeera TV channel and websites close to Qatar of "fabricating" information suggesting UAE supported Israel's attack in Gaza.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. The human factor drives the innovative capacity; The GII 2014 surveys 143 economies around the world, using 81 indicators-to gauge both their innovation capabilities and measurable results.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. Tim Clark, president of Dubai's Emirates, said domestic regulators worldwide may decide to be more involved in giving their carriers guidance on where it is safe to fly.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. Arabtec fell to the lowest level in a week as some investors questioned the government's support for the UAE's biggest publicly traded builder.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. GCC IPO volume up 67% in H1 2014; H1 2014 saw the most capital raised and highest volume of IPOs since 2008; "The IPO market is very strong across MENA, particularly among the GCC countries."
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. Topics of major consideration for the industry include Big Data analytics, core banking optimization, mobile and social marketing, regulatory compliance and new payment solutions.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. The UAE's recent upgrade to "Emerging Market" from "Frontier Market" has increased its thirst for higher global rating, and playing a more pivotal financial role globally.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. "The main areas of activity remain in TMT, Oil and Gas and industrials but we are seeing selective opportunities in retail, education and healthcare as well."
Posted: July 17, 2014
UAE. Led by Dr. Sanjay Sarma, the course aims to give participants the opportunity to heighten their understanding of key technology trends applicable to the business world.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. Report data shows that 64% of TV viewers in Saudi Arabia and 50% in the UAE are engaged in other digital activities simultaneously, higher than the global average.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The world is well aware of the concerns around terrorism and Nigeria's ongoing struggle with poverty. However the report finds that Nigeria has the potential to expand its economy by roughly 7.1% per year through 2030.
date:Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Emerging capital markets are expected to double their global index share by 2030, according to the Credit Suisse Research Institute's "Emerging Capital Markets: The Road to 2030" report.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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