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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 16, 2018
UAE. Over the last 6-12 months there has been a reversal of trends from off-plan to ready units as money flows switch from the former to the latter; There has been a slump in off-plan sales; Ready transactions remain stable.
Posted: May 16, 2018
UAE. Steady recovery of oil prices and the prospect of public and private-sector investment provide grounds for cautious optimism, says study by global professional services firm, Turner & Townsend.
Posted: May 15, 2018
UAE. While analysts figure out new methodologies for analyzing malware and users begin to understand how all this works, cybercriminals are seeking new ways to hide in phones and compromise devices.
Posted: May 15, 2018
UAE. The exploit that enabled the outbreak is still threatening unpatched and unprotected systems.
Posted: May 15, 2018
UAE. Creating an incident response plan is one thing, but actually using it effectively without a fire drill is a completely different enigma.
Posted: May 15, 2018
UAE. Global defense subsector to grow at a rate of 3.0% from 2017-2022; M&A globally drives expansion, with greater than two-fold increase in deal value over the last year.
Posted: May 14, 2018
UAE. GCC K-12 private education market is expected to double from US$13 billion to US$26 billion by 2023, driven by significant growth in KSA and opportunistic growth in UAE.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

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.
date:Posted: June 16, 2018
UAE. MENA region recorded 93 deals amounting to US$15.4b in Q1 2018; UAE records highest announced Q1 deal value in the region at US$5.1b; Oil & gas deal value reached US$7.2b in Q1 2018; Almost 80% of MENA boards focused on portfolio transformation.
date:Posted: June 14, 2018
UAE. McAfee report sounds industry alarm: Don't start the blockchain revolution without making security a top priority.
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