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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: May 26, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Continent's basic geographical split remains in place, and Russia still holds the weaker position. However, its relative strength has increased with the rise of divergent interests within the European Union, and its primary concern regarding the Continent is not Europe but the United States.
Posted: May 26, 2015
UAE. EIU report commissioned by Waha Capital points out two major challenges for the sector: human resources and varying regulations across the seven emirates.
Posted: May 26, 2015
UAE. "Those who stay attuned to market needs and transform their business in anticipation of new entrants and unprecedented trends will reap the greatest rewards."
Posted: May 25, 2015
UAE. there is potential for investor sentiment towards the Euro to be pulled down even further by the news that anti-austerity parties were declared victorious in several local elections in Spain.
Posted: May 25, 2015
JORDAN. Partnerships between public, private, and people sectors can help MENA region reduce world's highest youth unemployment rate.
Posted: May 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The minutes basically unofficially confirmed that there are only the slimmest of chances for a US interest rate increase next month.
Posted: May 21, 2015
UAE. New study conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the social enterprise C3 reveals the impact of CSR programs on UAE residents; Around three-quarters of residents are more likely to purchase from companies that actively contribute to the community.
Posted: May 20, 2015
UAE. According to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group, 33% of consumers would rather accept a 20% reduction in salary than give up their mobile phone; SME mobile leaders in emerging markets are leapfrogging older generations of technology still widely used in developed markets.
Posted: May 20, 2015
UAE. The first quarter of the year saw overall home values edge downward by a further -0.8%, leaving average prices -0.5% down on this time last year and 19.4% below the Q3 2008 historic peak.
Posted: May 19, 2015
UAE. The financial markets have encountered a volatile day due to a variety of economic data, ECB messages and the Greece headlines inspiring volatility.
Posted: May 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Expectation of Fed rate rise moves towards 4Q15; Long U.S. dollar remains investment markets' most crowded trade, in fund managers' view. However, the survey's 41% reading on this measure has fallen sharply from last month.
Posted: May 19, 2015
UAE. Malaysia & Saudi Arabia hold 69% of total funds under management; Sukuks & equities are the most preferred asset types for investors & asset managers.
Posted: May 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. What we are seeing now are fundamental re-emerging realities: Europe is a highly fragmented collection of nation-states. China contains its centrifugal forces through a powerful and repressive government in Beijing. Russia is neither an equal of the U.S. nor a helpless cripple to be ignored or tutored. And the map of the Middle East, created by the Ottomans and the Europeans, has hidden underlying forces that are rearing their heads.
Posted: May 18, 2015
UAE. Dubai has a presence of 55.7% of international retailers followed by Shanghai with 53.4%; Abu Dhabi ranks third place in top target market by new entrants; London retains top position as international shopping destination.
Posted: May 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. 41% of businesses are now equally focussed on divestment and acquisition activity; 54% of businesses said price was not their main consideration, with deal certainty taking precedence; Shift towards "manage and sign" approach rather than "sign and manage."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 26, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Continent's basic geographical split remains in place, and Russia still holds the weaker position. However, its relative strength has increased with the rise of divergent interests within the European Union, and its primary concern regarding the Continent is not Europe but the United States.
date:Posted: May 26, 2015
UAE. EIU report commissioned by Waha Capital points out two major challenges for the sector: human resources and varying regulations across the seven emirates.
date:Posted: May 26, 2015
UAE. "Those who stay attuned to market needs and transform their business in anticipation of new entrants and unprecedented trends will reap the greatest rewards."
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