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Posted: 08-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Marc Faber the Swiss fund manager and Gloom Boom & Doom editor spoke today about the Standard & Poor's credit rating downgrade of US sovereign debt, and how the downgrade was long overdue as the 'junk bond' was no longer worth of an AAA rating. He views the downgrade as moderately positive for equities because it shows investors there is a risk in holding government bonds and discusses the conditions that will lead to QE3. Speaking in an interview from Chiang Mai, Thailand, with Susan Li on Bloomberg's "Asia Edge" this morning, Faber said a government b
Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Just 10% of insurers have strategic plans in place for the arrival of driverless vehicles; It will be up to 20 years before they become mainstream.
Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The botched coup was nothing but, as he put it, "a gift from God" to purge what is left of Turkey's democracy and cleanse the army and judiciary in order to ensure the total subordination of all institutions to his whims.
Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 90% of non-tech companies face increased competition from digital adopters; 67% plan acquisitions to upgrade their digital capabilities.
Posted: July 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. PwC's real GDP growth projections for the UK revised down; Potential loss of passporting a challenge for London.
Posted: July 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Robust global M&A despite market volatility and geopolitical uncertainty; Digital to drive future deals as 67% of executives plan to buy new capabilities, according to new EY study.
Posted: July 20, 2016
UAE. The Middle East is catching up with the rest of the world in terms of data growth and digitization, according to Deloitte's latest report.
Posted: July 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Geopolitics has become less about ideology and more about supply and demand, with policies shaped by the highest bidder. In such a world, the West must do more than pontificate about values. It has to get its act together, argues Parag Khanna.
Posted: July 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. New BT and KPMG report warns of emerging threats from profit-orientated and highly organised cyber-criminal enterprises; 47% admit that they don't have a strategy in place to prevent it.
Posted: July 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Because rare events are impossible to predict, Nassim Nicholas Taleb argues that we need to make peace with this uncertainty and to reduce our negative exposure.
Posted: July 19, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Real GDP growth projected to slow to around 1.6% in 2016 and 0.6% in 2017, but should gradually recover thereafter as the initial shock from the Brexit vote fades.
Posted: July 19, 2016
UAE. Key digital solutions - including sales and service transformation, mobile payments, analytics, video advice, and cybersecurity - drive more than 90% of the value for retail banks.
Posted: July 18, 2016
UAE. The decline in sterling has not hindered the ability of UK residents to invest in assets abroad, particularly in Dubai; British investments in the Dubai real estate market have doubled in the last four years.
Posted: July 18, 2016
UAE. "Overall there is a slight probability of British investors being negatively impacted by the devaluation of the British Pound following Britain's decision to exit the European Union," according to JLL
Posted: July 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Bloomberg Commodity Index retains its ytd 10% gain; Softness creeps in to energy commodities; Rallies in oil and natural gas ran out of steam; Gold trading lower for the first time in seven weeks.
Posted: July 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 29% said that engagement with the demands of digital business would be their primary duty or a significant part of their duties.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Just 10% of insurers have strategic plans in place for the arrival of driverless vehicles; It will be up to 20 years before they become mainstream.
date:Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The botched coup was nothing but, as he put it, "a gift from God" to purge what is left of Turkey's democracy and cleanse the army and judiciary in order to ensure the total subordination of all institutions to his whims.
date:Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 90% of non-tech companies face increased competition from digital adopters; 67% plan acquisitions to upgrade their digital capabilities.
INTERNATIONAL. The botched coup was nothing but, as he put it, "a gift from God" to purge what is left of Turkey's democracy and cleanse the army and judiciary in order to ensure the total subordination of all institutions to his whims.
INTERNATIONAL. As smart devices are becoming autonomous, chief information security officers are being required to adopt new mechanisms and approaches to trust.
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