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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: August 30, 2016
UAE. Technology, real estate and consumer products are leading M&A sectors by transaction value in H1 2016; Domestic deal value increases 67% in H1 2016 compared to H1 2015.
Posted: August 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. 88% say advanced manufacturing will transform industrial sector in the next decade; 61% say new innovation approaches in energy sector will reap huge benefits.
Posted: August 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. PwC Report: Healthy eating is increasingly on consumer's agendas, with millennials leading the way.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Entrepreneurs cite personal fulfillment, freedom to choose a work-life balance and the ability to be their own boss, according to Bayt.com and YouGov report.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Gender diversity and improving social conditions driving adult female participation in the GCC's labour force to reach 32% in 2015, revealed an Al Masah Capital Report on "GCC Women - Entrepreneurs in a New Economy".
Posted: August 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Biased and selective perceptions, reinforced by historical experience and incompatible ideologies, have locked both sides into immobile positions.
Posted: August 26, 2016
UAE. Deloitte report highlights the alternative forms of funding available to deliver the required infrastructure across Middle East airports and to counteract the potential reduction in the ability to raise necessary finance.
Posted: August 25, 2016
UAE. More security incidents involving Industrial Control Systems (ICS) operators occurred in 2015 and already in 2016 than any previous year; New targets and tactics likely to emerge as publicly available tools lower barrier to entry; Report offers solutions to combat these emerging threats.
Posted: August 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Asia-Pacific nearly doubles 2015 fintech financing in first half of 2016 reaching almost $10 billion as of July 31; growth driven by China.
Posted: August 25, 2016
UAE. New report defines world-class apprenticeships as those rooted in sector skills, knowledge and progression to employment.
Posted: August 25, 2016
QATAR. In the residential market, Qatar is seeing a flight to affordability, as rates for low to mid-end residences remain resilient despite declining rental rates for high end apartments.
Posted: August 24, 2016
UAE. 71% of respondents think Brexit will not impact Dubai's competitiveness as a global financial centre.
Posted: August 24, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. With disruptive technologies changing the way people move around, new EY report recommends governments look to citizen behaviour as the starting point for developing sustainable transport policy.
Posted: August 24, 2016
UAE. 92% of polled GCC SMEs already on social media; Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn driving unprecedented customer engagement for Arab SMEs, according to new Orient Planet Research report.
Posted: August 23, 2016
UAE. EY: The MENA region witnessed six IPOs in Q2 2016, collectively raising US$397.2m, a 40% decrease in volume and 81% decrease in value compared to Q2 2015.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 30, 2016
UAE. Technology, real estate and consumer products are leading M&A sectors by transaction value in H1 2016; Domestic deal value increases 67% in H1 2016 compared to H1 2015.
date:Posted: August 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. 88% say advanced manufacturing will transform industrial sector in the next decade; 61% say new innovation approaches in energy sector will reap huge benefits.
date:Posted: August 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. PwC Report: Healthy eating is increasingly on consumer's agendas, with millennials leading the way.
INTERNATIONAL. As smart devices are becoming autonomous, chief information security officers are being required to adopt new mechanisms and approaches to trust.
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