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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: January 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Gold priced in euros was the winner, both on the week but also in terms of its overall performance so far this month; Both Brent and WTI crude oil have settled into a US$5 range.
Posted: January 24, 2015
QATAR. Deflation is starting to spread into lower global consumer prices, depressed wages and, to a lesser extent, softer asset prices. Unless an appropriate fiscal response is found, this disinflationary dynamics is likely to continue in 2015 and possibly beyond.
Posted: January 23, 2015
KUWAIT. Strong growth in American supply boost non-OPEC output by 3.65% in 2014; OPEC not opting for output cut to halt drop in price; Downside risks prevail as world supply increases.
Posted: January 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. New Oliver Wyman report says financial services returns now hover around the 7% average of utilities.
Posted: January 22, 2015
UAE. GCC bond markets remain stable, against increasing volatility in EM; ECB set for QE amidst Swiss currency turmoil; Swiss Franc volatility set to continue.
Posted: January 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. At no time since the API was introduced in 2002 by Saudi Arabia has the development of events in the region converged to create a new environment, making the API more relevant.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Strong growth momentum in GCC countries continues, economic recovery in oil importers is on track; Oil exporters diversified their economies, but still heavily dependent on hydrocarbon sector in terms of budget and export revenues; Oil importers face higher risks of geopolitical tensions.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Insufficient government policy frameworks, price competitiveness and poor grid infrastructure are barriers to cleantech industry development, says EY report.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Deloitte report assesses television's current performance and outlook given the growing number of digital challengers; finds that the outlook for TV remains positive in the Middle East.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Business needs to reset its purpose to attract Millennials; Leadership aspiration gaps exist between women and men, emerging and developed market.
Posted: January 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Investors have regained a muted risk appetite, turning to U.S. equities, bonds and real estate; Value seen in oil and energy stocks - but it seems too soon for investors to have made a move.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. Joint study by Al-Sayedah Khadijah Bint Khawilid Center and Strategy& finds women have the opportunity to take on more active roles; Transition to third generation presents family businesses great opportunity to draw from the entire talent pool.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. Second Global Talent Competitiveness Index ranks leading economies on their ability to attract and retain talent; UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked in top 35 for ability to grow, attract and retain talent; Switzerland and Singapore top global rankings
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. 61% feel they deserve to work in a higher level position, and 50% state that a key reason for seeking employment is to be financially independent.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. Middle Eastern investment banking fees reached US$147 million during Q4 2014; Value of announced M&A transactions with Middle Eastern involvement reached US$22.7 billion during Q4 2014.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Gold priced in euros was the winner, both on the week but also in terms of its overall performance so far this month; Both Brent and WTI crude oil have settled into a US$5 range.
date:Posted: January 24, 2015
QATAR. Deflation is starting to spread into lower global consumer prices, depressed wages and, to a lesser extent, softer asset prices. Unless an appropriate fiscal response is found, this disinflationary dynamics is likely to continue in 2015 and possibly beyond.
date:Posted: January 23, 2015
KUWAIT. Strong growth in American supply boost non-OPEC output by 3.65% in 2014; OPEC not opting for output cut to halt drop in price; Downside risks prevail as world supply increases.
UAE. Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza.
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