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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 12, 2018
UAE. Our passwords are the key to a wealth of personal information about us; The persistently poor password practices of many others, give you a chance to be ahead of the pack.
Posted: May 11, 2018
LONDON. The panic surrounding technological development and the expanding use of robots is largely overstated, based on speculation and limited facts.
Posted: May 11, 2018
UAE. Automation, robotics and self-diagnosis will soon play a vital role in caring for ageing populations and creating better experiences for both patients and health workers, but security risks could rise, according to a new report by Aruba.
Posted: May 11, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. For those born on this side of the Millennial curtain, social media is the new normal when it comes to fostering a sense of community.
Posted: May 10, 2018
UAE. Enterprise machine learning pilots and deployments predicted to double this year; Consumers increasingly willing to pay for content; Three main live markets in the GCC (Live Sport Broadcast, Cinema and Music) will experience exponential growth in 2018-2019.
Posted: May 10, 2018
UAE. The only way to effectively reduce attacker dwell time is by using a combination of AI-Driven and Manual Threat Hunting.
Posted: May 10, 2018
UAE. Almost half of those surveyed (49%) expect an increase in capital expenditure in the next year; Private sector funding on the rise, according to 80% of respondents.
Posted: May 9, 2018
UAE. Leading HR executives globally are embracing advanced digital platforms to create employee experiences designed to attract and retain top talent and drive business results, ServiceNow research shows.
Posted: May 9, 2018
UAE. Survey finds Arab youth overwhelmingly back Mohammed Bin Salman's move to allow Saudi women to drive and fully support his anti-graft crackdown; Majority of Arab youth say Daesh (ISIS) and its ideology are heading for total defeat.
Posted: May 9, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. A contraction in new orders, easing job creation and softer output growth contributed to the slowdown.
Posted: May 9, 2018
NEW YORK. Stronger commitment to AI could boost revenues 34% and employment 14% by 2022.
Posted: May 8, 2018
UAE. Inflationary pressures sharpened as businesses and input suppliers capitalised on stronger demand conditions; In response to greater growth impetus, business confidence reached a 34-month high.
Posted: May 8, 2018
KUWAIT. The country offers a series of potential benefits to foreign investors including income tax holidays up to 10 years.
Posted: May 8, 2018
UAE. The Boston Consulting Group demystifies the technology to help bridge the gap between AI ambition and execution for UAE businesses; The launch of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence is the first of its kind in the world.
Posted: May 7, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Wealth Managers showed strong results in 2017 with global financial wealth growing by 7%; Efforts to diversify revenue streams over the past decade will not provide a sufficient hedge against revenue declines from a market downturn.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 25, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. AI is creating jobs, yet 80% of respondents say there is a lack of talent to fill positions; More than 50% of respondents use AI to improve products and increase efficiency; C-suite support and performance metrics are needed to scale AI strategies.
date:Posted: May 24, 2018
UAE. 10% of the total real estate debt market could come from private providers within the next decade; Report outlines how diversified debt sources and alternative financing structures will boost lending competition and in turn inject new capital into the real estate market.
date:Posted: May 24, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. The more "human" our solutions, the greater chance we'll be building monuments that become meaningful parts of people's lives and not just monoliths.
INTERNATIONAL. AI is creating jobs, yet 80% of respondents say there is a lack of talent to fill positions; More than 50% of respondents use AI to improve products and increase efficiency; C-suite support and performance metrics are needed to scale AI strategies.
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