Reports & Commentaries

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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: February 11, 2019
UAE. Dubai Economy Tracker improves to seven-month high of 55.8 in January; Business expectations at record high.
Posted: February 11, 2019
UAE. The report, produced in conjunction with the World Government Summit, looks into strategies, actions and policies for resolving upskilling issues, calling for governments, businesses and society to work together, to engender sustainable growth, employability and inclusion.
Posted: February 10, 2019
UAE. New PwC report calls on policymakers to engage with their youth to build the data economies of the future; Study launched in collaboration with The World Government Summit.
Posted: February 10, 2019
UAE. Maurice Gravier, CIO, Emirates NBD Group: "2019 starts with markets overshooting fundamentals. There are late cycle forces at play, slowing economic and earnings growth, but we don't forecast a recession in the US nor a hard-landing in China."
Posted: February 9, 2019
NEW YORK. Successful businesses will take advantage of new set of technologies but prioritize trust, responsibility, privacy and security.
Posted: February 8, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. By 2022, Gartner predicts that 70% of organizations using biometric authentication for workforce access will implement it via smartphone apps, regardless of the endpoint device being used.
Posted: February 8, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. On 1 February, I walked out from executive life and into sunny retirement; I've loved the journey of seeing silos overturned in a collective design experience that has bred talent to shape our future.
Posted: February 7, 2019
UAE. From more efficient operations to a deeper knowledge of customers and bringing new products to market at speed.
Posted: February 7, 2019
UAE. Independent study conducted by Equinix of over 1,200 senior IT professionals across EMEA highlights contrast around cloud adoption.
Posted: February 6, 2019
UAE. Convergence of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and digital health technologies will drive care delivery innovation, finds Frost & Sullivan.
Posted: February 6, 2019
UAE. The latest issue of PwC's Middle East Economy Watch unpacks the economic trends from 2018, previews the outlook for 2019, and takes a deep dive into the economic impact of the VAT roll out in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Posted: February 6, 2019
EGYPT. Output and new orders weaken in January, but input buying grows at solid pace.
Posted: February 6, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Headline PMI climbs to 56.2 supported by faster increases in output, new orders and employment.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. This year's theme, ‘Together for a better internet’, encapsulates a lot of the discussion we are seeing around online safety and cybersecurity.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. 2019 has printed one of the best starts of the year for decades, across asset classes and regions; A weakening US Dollar broadly spread optimism beyond the US..

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 21, 2019
AM Best notes that in 2018, aggregate underwriting profits for UAE-listed insurers experienced a marginal decline of 1.7% to reach AED 1.7 billion. Net profits, however, showed a strong increase, increasing 6.4% to AED 1.4 billion.
date:Posted: February 21, 2019
LEBANON. Index stagnates in fourth quarter amid absence of concrete measures to stimulate housing demand
date:Posted: February 21, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Riyadh stood out in four areas: eagerness for private sector involvement in infrastructure development, the unaffordability of electricity, reliance on personal cars and taxis, and confidence in the city’s resilience.
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