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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: February 8, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. On 1 February, I walked out from executive life and into sunny retirement; I've loved the journey of seeing silos overturned in a collective design experience that has bred talent to shape our future.
Posted: February 7, 2019
UAE. From more efficient operations to a deeper knowledge of customers and bringing new products to market at speed.
Posted: February 7, 2019
UAE. Independent study conducted by Equinix of over 1,200 senior IT professionals across EMEA highlights contrast around cloud adoption.
Posted: February 6, 2019
UAE. Convergence of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and digital health technologies will drive care delivery innovation, finds Frost & Sullivan.
Posted: February 6, 2019
UAE. The latest issue of PwC's Middle East Economy Watch unpacks the economic trends from 2018, previews the outlook for 2019, and takes a deep dive into the economic impact of the VAT roll out in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Posted: February 6, 2019
EGYPT. Output and new orders weaken in January, but input buying grows at solid pace.
Posted: February 6, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Headline PMI climbs to 56.2 supported by faster increases in output, new orders and employment.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. This year's theme, ‘Together for a better internet’, encapsulates a lot of the discussion we are seeing around online safety and cybersecurity.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. 2019 has printed one of the best starts of the year for decades, across asset classes and regions; A weakening US Dollar broadly spread optimism beyond the US..
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. The report examines the performance of Dubai's real estate market in 2018 and forecasts the changes in the hospitality, residential, office, retail and industrial and logistics markets in 2019.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. Sharper expansions in output and new orders recorded; New order receipts helped by discounting as charges reduced for fourth month running; Rate of job creation remains muted.
Posted: February 4, 2019
UAE. Deal value jumped to US$26.76 billion in 2018, from US$15.86 billion in 2017; M&A deal volume in the region up by 15 deals, to 148 transactions; UAE transactions lead the charge with US$10.4 billion in deals; Energy, Consumer and Infrastructure sectors could dominate deal-making in 2019.
Posted: January 31, 2019
UAE. This is the global sandbox initiative by the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) that ADGM served as one of the founding financial regulator-members.
Posted: January 31, 2019
UAE. Sophos released a report that delves into Matrix ransomware; Primary means of access is through firewalls that have the Remote Desktop Protocol enabled; Targeted ransomware attacks are gaining in prominence.
Posted: January 30, 2019
LONDON. Report states that suppressed oil prices and political instability present another headwind for (re)insurers in MEA.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 18, 2019
UAE.The report found that IT groups have once again stated cybersecurity skills represents the biggest area they experience a problematic skills shortage; percentage of IT groups experiencing this problematic shortage has grown year-over year.
date:Posted: February 15, 2019
UAE. Digital transformation requires successful orchestration of technology across the organization and there is nobody better suited to lead this than the CIO, explains Paul Potgieter, Managing Director - UAE, Dimension Data.
date:Posted: February 13, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. OBG Business Barometer -KSA CEO Survey 2019: Results suggest that reforms and changing demographics are bringing new dynamism.
UAE.The report found that IT groups have once again stated cybersecurity skills represents the biggest area they experience a problematic skills shortage; percentage of IT groups experiencing this problematic shortage has grown year-over year.
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