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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: September 23, 2014
TUNISIA. Removing the economic obstacles would double employment creation to 100,000 new jobs per year, according to a new report from the World bank.
Posted: September 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Currency debasement is often done by inflating the money supply through QE; When a currency is debased, a unit of that currency doesn't buy the same amount of stuff that it once did.
Posted: September 23, 2014
UAE. The broad based recovery witnessed in the residential sector over the past 18 months has now slowed down, as rental prices and sale values have stabilized in most locations.
Posted: September 23, 2014
UAE. "On the whole, the outlook for the region is a good one;" 35% of respondents claim job opportunities will increase; Concerns about rising cost of living.
Posted: September 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. South Africa's entertainment and media market is expected to grow by 10.2% compounded annually (CAGR) from 2014 - 2018.
Posted: September 22, 2014
UAE. Brightcove survey shows that a better video experience leads to more action, higher loyalty and more social sharing.
Posted: September 22, 2014
UAE. In a world careening out of control, children and teens affected by war yearn for the familiar - a roof over their heads, or a school schedule, or simply a family member to hold their hands.
Posted: September 22, 2014
UAE. The Middle East is the world's most dynamic infrastructure investment market; Qatar, UAE and KSA scored in the top third of the index; Qatar and the UAE top the ARCADIS ranking.
Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. Nearly 60% of families-run businesses globally are struggling to find external finance; KPMG identifies HNWIs as a highly underutilised route for investment.
Posted: September 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Against the backdrop of a rising dollar, uneven developments in global economic growth and interest rates commodities suffered broad-based selling across most sectors.
Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. Average residential rents dipped marginally by 1% during Q3 this year; Office rents across the CBD area remained unchanged while secondary locations grew by 3% quarter-on-quarter; Average villa rents have witnessed a single digit growth of around 8%.
Posted: September 19, 2014
KUWAIT. The global Islamic finance industry reached approx. US$1.9 trillion in assets as at end 1H2014; The report analyses the role of Islamic finance in supporting economic growth.
Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. We have entered a new chapter in the history of central banking. This paradigm shift changes the policy tools that have traditionally defined the sphere of macroeconomic decision-making; We have built an economy that is now so leveraged that it needs zero percent interest rates just to tread water.
Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. World Bank report spells out the repercussions of the political uncertainty and restrictions on movement and access and recommends remedial actions by all parties.
Posted: September 18, 2014
EGYPT. Qalaa Holdings' Hisham El-Khazindar discusses Egypt's economic prospects at Euromoney Conference.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 23, 2014
TUNISIA. Removing the economic obstacles would double employment creation to 100,000 new jobs per year, according to a new report from the World bank.
date:Posted: September 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Currency debasement is often done by inflating the money supply through QE; When a currency is debased, a unit of that currency doesn't buy the same amount of stuff that it once did.
date:Posted: September 23, 2014
UAE. The broad based recovery witnessed in the residential sector over the past 18 months has now slowed down, as rental prices and sale values have stabilized in most locations.
INTERNATIONAL. The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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