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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: July 28, 2016
LIBYA. Libyan strategic projects set to soar after Libyan Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) appoints PwC as its strategic advisor.
Posted: July 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. "The move will also improve investor confidence and make Bahrain an attractive place to work and live in."
Posted: July 28, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "Move fast" and "Agility" have become the new business mantras, yet in a world where volatility is the new norm, thinking deeply enough and long enough will allow us to come up with something truly differentiated.
Posted: July 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The specific technologies that will have the biggest impact on each industry will vary, but PwC analysis identifies the "Essential Eight" which will have the most cross-industry and global impact over the coming years.
Posted: July 27, 2016
UAE. Apartments in Discovery Gardens yield 10.2%; Villas in the Springs 6.4%; Residential sales and rental markets relatively flat; Outlook for rental demand weak.
Posted: July 27, 2016
UAE. You can break security analytics in threat management into discovery analytics -right brain and investigative analytics -left brain - the fundamental pillars in a cyber security framework.
Posted: July 27, 2016
UAE. "The strong US dollar is one of the biggest barriers to a Dubai real estate recovery now. Unfortunately, a strong dollar also is usually associated with a low oil price, signifying a double hit to the market."
Posted: July 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. For leaders who seek to create lasting peace, there is a solution known in military circles as Invincible Defense Technology (IDT); It comes from the fields of social sciences and quantum unified field theory.
Posted: July 26, 2016
UAE. KPMG survey reveals that companies who want to keep in front of change and secure competitive advantage are transforming themselves into fully integrated omni businesses.
Posted: July 26, 2016
UAE. New report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank Group seeks to unlock private sector potential by addressing constraints.
Posted: July 26, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. This will make KSA the third GCC state to implement the Trade Mark Law, with Kuwait and Bahrain having already implemented it.
Posted: July 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A "three step" Brexit solution, including an ambitious transitional arrangement, is key to meeting UK aspirations and reaching a mutually beneficial LT relationship with the EU.
Posted: July 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. European banks must initiate an overhaul in order to fend off new and varied challengers as the spectre of Brexit looms over the sector, according to a new report by PwC.
Posted: July 25, 2016
UAE. After 18 months of relatively stable conditions with the lack of demand growth being matched by minimal growth in supply, the market is now starting to show initial signs of declining performance, according to JLL
Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Just 10% of insurers have strategic plans in place for the arrival of driverless vehicles; It will be up to 20 years before they become mainstream.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 28, 2016
LIBYA. Libyan strategic projects set to soar after Libyan Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) appoints PwC as its strategic advisor.
date:Posted: July 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. "The move will also improve investor confidence and make Bahrain an attractive place to work and live in."
date:Posted: July 28, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "Move fast" and "Agility" have become the new business mantras, yet in a world where volatility is the new norm, thinking deeply enough and long enough will allow us to come up with something truly differentiated.
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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