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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 28, 2014
UAE. For every dirham spent, four dirhams could be gained on reduced absenteeism and increased productivity.
Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The diversified BBG Commodity Index was almost unchanged on the week; Geopolitical concerns will continue to play an important part when determining a price for crude oil.
Posted: July 28, 2014
UAE. Topping the rankings for the most searched communities in Dubai amongst prospective buyers is Dubai Marina, according to propertyfinder.ae.
Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The new requirements, which form part of the now-complete new standard on financial instrument accounting, IFRS 9, will provide more timely information about expected credit losses.
Posted: July 27, 2014
QATAR. In the long run, the dynamism and innovation of the private sector is expected to drive growth and development with the government focusing on creating the right physical and legal environment to encourage that process.
Posted: July 25, 2014
UAE. Royal Decree amending some of the provisions of the Oman Agencies Law comes into force; Marks a significant departure from the regime under the old law.
Posted: July 25, 2014
UAE. Strong revenue growth recorded across Aramex's geographies; E-commerce remains significant driver of growth; Momentum strong through Q2 as economic conditions improve.
Posted: July 25, 2014
UAE. The growth comes following a significant year for Eversheds across the region.
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. In March, TAQA said a consortium led by it had agreed to buy the two power plants from Jaiprakash Power Ventures; TAQA senior official states "a change in strategy."
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. There is evidence of a more litigious approach developing in the area of medical malpractice. Damages awards which have historically been low, are now on an upwards trend.
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. Like Swiss Emmental Cheese, the ways your online banking accounts are protected might be full of holes, according to a new Trend Micro whitepaper.
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. "We believe these results represent a strong client endorsement of Deloitte's security consulting services."
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. The growth is partly attributable to net inflows of CHF 2.4 billion; The Group's net consolidated earnings have risen, by 6.2%, to CHF 82 million (US$92.5 million); With its Tier 1 ratio of 28%, UBP is one of the best-capitalised Swiss banks.
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.
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. "I have focused management efforts on balance sheet optimization, diversification of income, addressing the legacy NPL position, improved capital efficiency and stronger liquidity."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Janet Yellen is very different from any of her predecessors. She is likely the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank's history; She sees the Fed's mission as a tool to promote progressive social policy.
date:Posted: July 28, 2014
QATAR. The potential in Indonesia is enormous and more rapid growth could generate opportunities for a number of foreign companies, says QNB Group report.
date:Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The diversified BBG Commodity Index was almost unchanged on the week; Geopolitical concerns will continue to play an important part when determining a price for crude oil.
INTERNATIONAL. In a presidential statement, the 15-member body expressed strong support for a ceasefire, and urged all parties to accept and fully implement it into the Eid period marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and beyond.
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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