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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: July 16, 2015
UAE. "In our dealings with foreign companies the harsh penalties applied to defaulting businesses registered in the UAE has often been identified as a barrier to market entry."
Posted: July 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Confidence in the global economy falls sharply: 42% of investors expect strengthening over next year, down from 55% a month ago ;Expectations of Fed hike put back to Q4.
Posted: July 15, 2015
UAE. The deal, which will end years of debilitating restrictions on trade, will open the door to international developers queuing up to re-enter the potentially lucrative market.
Posted: July 15, 2015
UAE. If a nuclear deal were to prove successful and lasting and sanctions are lifted, investors may reassess the equity risk premia associated with MENA region more broadly, which would lead to increased foreign investment inflows in the long-term.
Posted: July 15, 2015
UAE. At a recent Deloitte Breakfast Briefing session, a select group of key Chinese construction industry executives and service professionals were given insight into the latest trends in the GCC.
Posted: July 15, 2015
UAE. UAE ranks eighth overall in Arcadis Retail Operation Index, with a strong economic environment and infrastructure ranking; UAE tops Middle East ranking as the most attraction location for retailers, followed by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt.
Posted: July 14, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "The specifics are less important than the fact that Greece invoked its sovereign right, and Germany responded by enforcing an agreement that compelled the Greeks to cede those rights."
Posted: July 14, 2015
UAE. Report addresses investment professionals growing concern for global retirement security. The 10 principles are designed to be a foundation for dialogue and debate among the investment profession.
Posted: July 14, 2015
BAHRAIN. No significant change in office sector rental rates across all grades, with new supply in the pipeline; Residential rental rates remain stable quarter on quarter.
Posted: July 14, 2015
UAE. The Greek government, after five months of posturing, lecturing, boasting, and losing sight of the Greek economy, came around to the realisation that the alternative was too scary to contemplate.
Posted: July 14, 2015
UAE. The residential market has experienced declining rentals and sales values, although the apartment market witnessed lower declines than villas; Prime CBD office rental rates have remained stable for the fourth consecutive quarter, whilst secondary locations also saw stable conditions.
Posted: July 13, 2015
UAE. KPMG "Top of Mind"Survey 2015: 47% of UAE consumer companies surveyed report that income growth increased by over 10% in 2014; 70% of UAE respondents feel cyber risk is a growing concern; Online purchasing continues to grow.
Posted: July 13, 2015
UAE. Executives and directors are cautiously optimistic about the economic outlook in their industries given the latest downward trend in the oil prices, and they are looking to management tools to help grow their business coming out of the downturn.
Posted: July 13, 2015
UAE. Several key aspects of the luxury sector will be unrecognizable in the next few years: The traveling luxury consumer will change the concept of national boundaries; millennial consumers will represent a significant percentage of sales volume in luxury.
Posted: July 13, 2015
UAE. The overall 12-month activity now falls short from a sustained and marked rebound mainly due to the regional political turmoil which is weighing on investors confidence.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "We can forecast with certainty the fears of a global market panic extending far beyond the strength or weakness of China's equity markets," says Gerald Celente.
date:Posted: July 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "If the customer is not the key focus in all activities, whether it is improvements in delivery times or query resolution processes, efforts are wasted."
date:Posted: July 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. New research from PwC projects that traditional assets under management (AuM) in 12 markets across Africa will rise to around US$1,098 billion by 2020, from a 2008 total of US$293 billion.
INTERNATIONAL. New research from PwC projects that traditional assets under management (AuM) in 12 markets across Africa will rise to around US$1,098 billion by 2020, from a 2008 total of US$293 billion.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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