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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 31, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. The "big five" generated a record €15.6bn in revenue in 2017/18, a 6% increase; Premier League clubs' revenues increased to €5.4bn; The Premier League is 72% larger than its nearest competitor.
Posted: May 30, 2019
UAE. A study by BCG and The Network found the UAE is attractive for digital experts eyeing a move abroad for career advancement.
Posted: May 30, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. Organizations and customers alike turn to Artificial Intelligence to enhance customer-controlled digital experiences.
Posted: May 29, 2019
UAE. Latest State of Email Security report reveals major increase in targeted attacks like impersonation fraud, spear phishing and business disrupting ransomware.
Posted: May 28, 2019
UAE. Research into how people feel about technology reveals that many also have concerns about data privacy.
Posted: May 27, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. KSA's broader economic and social development plans mapped out by Nasser Al Nasser, CEO of STC Group, in an interview with Oxford Business Group's online channel, Global Platform.
Posted: May 27, 2019
UAE. "Succeeding long-serving CEOs is clearly very challenging. Their successors typically both deliver lower returns to shareholders and are noticeably more likely to be dismissed than the legend they succeeded as well as their peers."
Posted: May 25, 2019
UNITED KINGDOM. Smart city traffic technology solutions deployed to ease chronic congestion in cities will generate US$4.4 billion in revenue in 2023.
Posted: May 25, 2019
NEW YORK. New YPO Global Pulse survey finds that customers are the primary inspiration (48%) for business innovation around the world; Consultants (10%) and think tanks (7%) lag far behind in the minds of respondents.
Posted: May 24, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. The possibility of cosmic real estate is approaching rapidly, with the engineer poised to pioneer the process; It is entirely likely that our next chapter as a species is written in the stars.
Posted: May 24, 2019
KUWAIT. Global and regional yields trended lower in the first quarter; About US$30 billion in fund inflows expected following EMBI index inclusion.
Posted: May 23, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Millennials in Saudi Arabia are more satisfied with their life today compared to global peers; Saudi youth are more ambitious about career and entrepreneurship opportunities; 94% would consider joining the gig economy.
Posted: May 20, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. With "all things digital", a generous amount of ambiguity and experimentation is always to be expected. But one thing seems fairly certain: big data will demand more of people, not less, as our digital epoch unfolds.
Posted: May 17, 2019
LONDON. The UAE is the best-known example of business-friendly reform in the MENA region; Many Western countries' instinct to protect and turn inwards, combined with a wider stagnation in the quality of Governance globally is acting as a brake on Economic Openness.
Posted: May 17, 2019
UAE. Ecosystems and open platforms create an economy of things; First Digital Trust Forum with international experts; "We need secure, open platforms and an internet in which users have the power to decide for themselves."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 14, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on Microsoft for in-house solution development; AI as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy; Customers benefit from individualized offers and more efficient processes.
date:Posted: June 13, 2019
UAE. Cyber-crime is one of the biggest risks to businesses to date and globally its estimated costs will reach US$6 trillion by 2021.
date:Posted: June 12, 2019
UAE. Millions of files that are sitting out in the open across various file storage technologies are actually encrypted by ransomware; The analysis detected many files containing highly sensitive information.
INTERNATIONAL. thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on Microsoft for in-house solution development; AI as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy; Customers benefit from individualized offers and more efficient processes.