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Posted: 02-08-2011
UAE. Classic brands are playing by different rules today to grow in the new markets of the East. But is the “New Look” worth it? The continued growth of emerging markets like the Middle East and China are “transforming the luxury industry”, said Claudio D’Arpizio, a Bain & Company partner and lead author of its ‘Spring 2011 Update: Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study’ upon the report’s release in May. “Luxury has made a brilliant return to the retail stage, but the script has been re-written” to suit both the escalating demand and the new consumer. The Chalhoub Group,
Posted: July 2, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Acquisition expands NGAM's list of global affiliates and strengthens its position in European retail markets.
Posted: July 2, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The feeling of invisibility among online witnesses "allows for less adherence to societal standards," and may result in antisocial behaviour
Posted: July 2, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. US$32 billion philanthropic pledge will help build bridges to foster cultural understanding, develop communities, empower women, enable youth and provide vital disaster relief.
Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services thinks that NBAD will continue to operate with strong financial and business metrics over the next 24 months.
Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. Emaar Properties Chairman to share his real estate knowledge with international faculty to develop senior managerial talent in the real estate sector.
Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. ADGM on track for first financial services licence applications by Q4 2015.
Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
Posted: July 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Many Chinese business become successful innovators in the domestic market first and then go global, while others expand globally first and then invest in innovation.
Posted: July 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The capital controls are having their effect, and this is not a sustainable situation. So either way, it's not looking very good for Syriza and the Greek government at the moment.
Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. New leadership structure will support the company's ambitious growth plans within the MENA region.
Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. An ambitious move that will establish the UAE's position as the global centre of technology in architecture construction and design.
Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. The focus is on implementing the IoT to smart cities and communities in order to meet the needs of standardization of the IoT technologies.
Posted: June 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Greek situation - having perhaps outlived the term "crisis," now that it has taken so long to unfold - appears to have finally reached its terminal point. This is, of course, an illusion: It has been at its terminal point for a long time.
Posted: June 30, 2015
UAE. Dubai said it would construct a small office building using a 3D printer for the first time, in a drive to develop technology that would cut costs and save time as the city grows.
Posted: June 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Greece on Tuesday requested a two-year rescue deal with the European Union to save the crisis-hit country, just hours before its international bailout expires.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
date:Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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