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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: December 1, 2018
UAE. 2.6% of MSCI Benchmark Index for the kingdom is vital for Saudi Arabia; Britain and Saudi Arabia set out an ambition to build US$90.29 billion of trade and investment ties in coming years, which entail highly positive impact on UAE market.
Posted: November 30, 2018
UAE. The generation that has grown up with technology fares worse: No fewer than 87% of people aged 18-25 duplicate their passwords, including nearly one-half who do so across personal and work accounts.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. Governments to do more to unlock the potential of technology to facilitate tax compliance, says PwC and World Bank report; The region also has the lowest average time to comply, averaging 144 hours compared to the global average of 237 hours.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. 27% of SMEs don't have a vision that covers more than the next 12 months; 45% either don't have a strategy, or one which covers only the next 12 months or less.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. 3 IPOs in Q3 2018 in GCC, across a wide range of sectors; US$ 484m raised from IPOs across KSA, Kuwait and Oman; US$ 3.3bn of sovereign bonds issued by KSA.
Posted: November 28, 2018
UAE. Out on the virtual battlefield of cyber-attackers and cyber security teams, security alerts can be numerous. Some of them may be without real consequence, but others could be fatal if left unattended.
Posted: November 27, 2018
UAE. Yasser Zeineldin, CEO eHosting DataFort, explains how the complex process of migrating to the public cloud can be enabled by adopting a management approach.
Posted: November 27, 2018
UAE. Equinix predicts 5G, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, data privacy and cloud to undergo major architectural changes; "The market is at an inflection point, where the right digital strategies become the differentiator and source of competitive advantage for organizations."
Posted: November 26, 2018
UAE. Accountancy professionals will be increasingly required to broaden their skill-set and take ownership of their personal development if they are to succeed.
Posted: November 26, 2018
UAE. Another negative week across the board, with oil prices falling 10%; Markets are undershooting fundamentals. Where do we stand?
Posted: November 25, 2018
UAE. Future value creation of firms in the Middle East relies on their ability to consolidate, extend marketing reach to high-growth markets, leverage digital and innovation, embed sustainability in their strategy, and sustain high-performance organizations.
Posted: November 24, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Whether it be eradicating stage fright, overcoming cubicle anxiety, or building a more empathetic C-suite culture, VR may just be the new "blueprint" for businesses to take control of the future.
Posted: November 22, 2018
UAE. How much higher are the odds that your device will be exposed to malware if you download apps from outside Google Play or if you use one of Android’s older versions? Google has the numbers.
Posted: November 22, 2018
UAE. Monitors 100+ Azure products in near real-time; AI-powered insights bring down application outage resolution time; Site24x7 chatbot for Teams allows DevOps and Application teams to remain in zone of work even during IT incidents.
Posted: November 21, 2018
UAE. Joint study examines cyber threats across global financial markets; Securities market is one of the most at-risk areas, while trade finance is also under threat.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 11, 2018
UAE. Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can close up to 90% of their gap to Paris targets using existing technologies; Mitigation actions can also boost economic growth, says new BCG report.
date:Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. After fantastic returns in 2017 everywhere, 2018 is a sea of red; Volatility rules, despite objective good news on the political front; Patience recommended as markets undershoot fundamentals.
date:Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. Retail sales across four Gulf countries are projected to increase by more than US$24 billion over the next five years, according to new research from Euromonitor International; UAE's US$55 billion retail industry forecast to grow 16% by 2023.
UAE. Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can close up to 90% of their gap to Paris targets using existing technologies; Mitigation actions can also boost economic growth, says new BCG report.
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