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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 7, 2017
UAE. The risk of losing benefits-including bonuses-for failure to comply with GDPR policies is a real possibility for employees at one in four organizations worldwide according to a study from Veritas.
Posted: December 6, 2017
UAE. The Dubai Government is eager to collaborate with emerging sectors, such as FinTech, to put in place the necessary frameworks that will help cement the emirate's position as an epicentre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Posted: December 5, 2017
UAE. Digital security will become a basic human rights issue; AI will be heavily used to power emerging security technologies; We'll witness the rise of blockchain security technologies.
Posted: December 5, 2017
LEBANON. Byblos Bank, in cooperation with the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut, issued the results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index for Q3 2017.
Posted: December 4, 2017
UAE. McAfee forecasts developments in adversarial machine learning, ransomware, serverless apps, connected home privacy, and privacy of child-generated content.
Posted: December 4, 2017
UAE. Stable energy prices will underpin growth, with the price for Brent crude oil fluctuating in a tight range of US$50-60 per barrel; Regional political instability remains the main risk to MENA economies.
Posted: December 2, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. McKinsey's report on automation displacement reminds us that, although almost every occupation has partial automation potential, humans will remain an essential ingredient in the future workplace equation.
Posted: December 1, 2017
UAE. Over 93% of workforce think the UAE is more innovative than it was 5 years ago; But 60% of managers and half of junior staff think innovation is only a responsibility of senior executives.
Posted: November 29, 2017
UAE. Repeated onslaughts of cybersecurity attacks are driving businesses to relook at their security policies end-to-end, and to make them more future-ready for digital environments, explains Mechelle Buys Du Plessis, Managing Director - UAE, Dimension Data.
Posted: November 29, 2017
UAE. Seven out of ten consumers spend the same amount or more per meal compared to last year; Eight out of ten were influenced by deals when choosing a restaurant.
Posted: November 28, 2017
UAE. Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything. But how hard is it to spread this sort of misinformation?
Posted: November 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. During these dangerous times, terrorism could quickly end if Egypt's military were trained to form what is known in Latin American military circles as a Prevention Wing of the Military.
Posted: November 26, 2017
UAE. Value of 22,680 construction projects in the Gulf exceeds US$2.43 trillion, BNC Network research shows.
Posted: November 24, 2017
UAE. Program aims to make it easier, faster, and more affordable for cities around the world to fund and adopt technologies that will transform their communities; new features for the Cisco Kinetic for Cities IoT data platform that provide enhanced support for public safety.
Posted: November 24, 2017
UAE. A rapidly expanding economy, a complex regional geopolitical landscape, huge infrastructure investments, as well as increasingly structured public private initiatives are all behind the surging demand .

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. As our systems will get smarter, so too will our ability to understand their interconnectedness. Imagine the transformative power we could unlock if we could see the cumulative impact of a billion small actions in motion. Could IoT be the hero to save us from ourselves?
date:Posted: December 13, 2017
UAE. The practice sees companies providing annual reports which cover long-term strategy, business model and a broader concept of "value" taking in to account external stakeholders.
date:Posted: December 13, 2017
UAE. Security blossoms in the boardroom; Ransomware has not gone away; IoT - a security time-bomb; Cloud insecurity - it's up to you; GDPR - have most businesses missed the point?
INTERNATIONAL. As our systems will get smarter, so too will our ability to understand their interconnectedness. Imagine the transformative power we could unlock if we could see the cumulative impact of a billion small actions in motion. Could IoT be the hero to save us from ourselves?
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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