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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 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..
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. The report examines the performance of Dubai's real estate market in 2018 and forecasts the changes in the hospitality, residential, office, retail and industrial and logistics markets in 2019.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. Sharper expansions in output and new orders recorded; New order receipts helped by discounting as charges reduced for fourth month running; Rate of job creation remains muted.
Posted: February 4, 2019
UAE. Deal value jumped to US$26.76 billion in 2018, from US$15.86 billion in 2017; M&A deal volume in the region up by 15 deals, to 148 transactions; UAE transactions lead the charge with US$10.4 billion in deals; Energy, Consumer and Infrastructure sectors could dominate deal-making in 2019.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 20, 2019
UAE. The Deloitte report explores the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to governments and public sector entities, while exploring the ethical aspect in the use of AI.
date:Posted: February 19, 2019
UAE. Aging and growing populations, greater prevalence of chronic diseases, and advances in digital technologies continue to drive health care expenditures; NCDs continue to rise, fueled by urbanization, sedentary lifestyles, changing diets, and rising obesity levels.
date:Posted: February 18, 2019
BAHRAIN. Oxford Business Group launches 2019 publication on kingdom; The report provides in-depth coverage of the sectors that are attracting new investment.
UAE. The Deloitte report explores the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to governments and public sector entities, while exploring the ethical aspect in the use of AI.
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