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
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.
UAE. GCC equity markets bounce back strongly as profits surge; India boosts bank lending to long-term infrastructure projects; Major central banks remain accommodative; Watch US inflation data for clues to the future trajectory of interest rates.
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.