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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: June 5, 2018
SINGAPORE. As Singapore develops its digital economy, a trusted ecosystem is key, where industries can benefit from innovations in technology while consumer confidence and understanding can be assured.
Posted: June 5, 2018
UAE. A data-centric architecture will deliver next-gen analytics as well as act as a data hub for the modern data pipeline, including powering AI initiatives.
Posted: June 4, 2018
UAE. Whether travelling to enjoy the matches, or watching from home, fans should be on the lookout for foul play; Fraudsters will attempt to gain access to your personal data using various methods.
Posted: June 4, 2018
UAE. If oil prices remains buoyant, as seems likely, and regional investment flows are boosted by IPOs and a rise in foreign inflows, non-oil GDP growth in 2018 should be slightly stronger than in 2017 which, combined with flat (rather than reduced) oil production, should result in stronger overall growth for the year.
Posted: June 4, 2018
UAE. The program, available for the first time in the MENA region, is focused on mentoring the CEOs of established businesses looking to scale operations.
Posted: June 1, 2018
UAE. Forty-eight percent of Middle East respondents cited fraud and corruption as the greatest risk to their company, followed by cyberattacks (38%), according to the 15th EY Global Fraud Survey.
Posted: May 31, 2018
UAE. Many countries across the Middle East have also committed to introduce BEPS recommendations in domestic legislation, which is likely to further sharpen the focus on transfer pricing in the region.
Posted: May 31, 2018
UAE. In 2017, the GCC FM market was estimated to be valued at around US$44.1 billion and is further expected to reach over US$67 billion by 2022
Posted: May 30, 2018
UAE. Millennials and Gen Z show less loyalty to and less confidence in business; Distrustful of companies' motivation and ethics, respondents call for business leaders to positively impact the broader world.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: May 23, 2018
UAE. Transformational reform is playing its part in stimulating the deal market across the region according to PwC Middle East's new report "TransAct ME - Deals trends and outlook for the Middle East" published today.
Posted: May 22, 2018
UAE. Cyber-criminals are turning their attention to the supply chain as a new means to exploit business data.
Posted: May 21, 2018
UAE. A new defence is being developed that will allow companies to tackle the latest threats as soon as they appear on the network; Machine learning enables AI to detect patterns in all sorts of data sources and create behaviours based on recognized patterns.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 22, 2018
Bain & Company's spring luxury update highlights four trends shaping the personal luxury goods market in 2018 and beyond.
date:Posted: June 21, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Private sector can be an important partner in meeting US$320 billion in oil and gas investment, Crescent Petroleum CEO tells OPEC seminar.
date:Posted: June 18, 2018
UAE. 24% of Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are motivated by social impact and view it as their top priority as a business owner; 66% are undertaking angel investing.
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