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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: June 29, 2016
UAE. With the end of the school year imminent, this article explores some of the issues relating to termination of employment in the education sector, both by the education institution and by the employee.
Posted: June 28, 2016
UAE. Acknowledged as a generational disruptive force, blockchain can protect and enable Smart City development and digital transaction systems; Plays important role in incubating regional start-ups ecosystem; Provides support for industries such as healthcare, transport, finance.
Posted: June 28, 2016
UAE. Private wealth in the UAE is projected to post a compound annual growth rate of 14.1% to reach almost $1 trillion in 2020; over the next five years, private wealth held by ultra-high-net-worth households in the Emirates is also expected to increase by a staggering 20%.
Posted: June 28, 2016
OMAN. Private wealth held by upper high-net-worth households in Oman is projected to increase by a healthy 8.8% over the next five years.
Posted: June 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Markets participants are on edge and with many questions unanswered post the Brexit victory adding to the uncertainty, investor risk appetite has diminished.
Posted: June 27, 2016
UAE. Global mobile usage intensifies, fueled by increased device penetration. Smartphone and tablet penetration are all increasing, with wearables experiencing the highest growth rate with roughly 10 percent global penetration - nearly doubling ownership rates from last year.
Posted: June 23, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
Posted: June 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 27% believe digitalization is the greatest disruptor to their core business.
Posted: June 22, 2016
UAE. A new generation of young, highly motivated and mostly well-educated men and women is ready to take over leadership of their family businesses, according to new Deloitte report.
Posted: June 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Combined with a shift to preventing ill-health through wellness, design could take healthcare out of the hospital with transformative effects.
Posted: June 21, 2016
UAE. 63% of regional telcos see capex trending up in the next 12 months, compared with 50% globally.
Posted: June 21, 2016
UAE. "This Deloitte study is unique because it provides an exclusive perspective on the issues boards of directors in the region are currently facing."
Posted: June 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. People worry that their employer may use the data against them and not for their benefit, according to new PwC research.
Posted: June 20, 2016
UAE. After weeks of analyzing voting polls and volatile markets, in a couple of days we'll get to know the outcome of UK's referendum on EU membership.
Posted: June 20, 2016
UAE. Need to ensure right knowledge, systems and processes are in place; The envisaged system is a standard fully-fledged VAT system that will apply at 5% across the GCC.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 29, 2016
UAE. With the end of the school year imminent, this article explores some of the issues relating to termination of employment in the education sector, both by the education institution and by the employee.
date:Posted: June 28, 2016
UAE. Acknowledged as a generational disruptive force, blockchain can protect and enable Smart City development and digital transaction systems; Plays important role in incubating regional start-ups ecosystem; Provides support for industries such as healthcare, transport, finance.
date:Posted: June 28, 2016
UAE. Private wealth in the UAE is projected to post a compound annual growth rate of 14.1% to reach almost $1 trillion in 2020; over the next five years, private wealth held by ultra-high-net-worth households in the Emirates is also expected to increase by a staggering 20%.
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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