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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 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Just like we were at very major phase of technological evolution; before the invention of the printing press, computers, social media and now...are we really literate enough to play the global chess game?
Posted: February 16, 2015
UAE. S&P expects a deceleration in credit and deposit growth in 2015, accompanied by relatively higher credit losses that should limit earnings growth to the mid-single digits; However, the downside risks are limited because the banks have substantially improved their funding, asset quality, and capitalization.
Posted: February 14, 2015
KUWAIT. Kuwait has built up large fiscal and external net asset positions over many years, which will help it weather the current fall in the oil price; Outlook stable.
Posted: February 14, 2015
QATAR. We do not expect oil prices to recover much further in 2015, averaging around USD56/b for the full year. Falling investment spending by oil companies should begin to have an impact on production by 2016-17.
Posted: February 14, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Known for his public prediction of US$50 oil in 2012 and his NY Times best-selling book THE MILLIONAIRE DROPOUT, Vince Stanzione has had a history of uncannily accurate market predictions.
Posted: February 13, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Iran's nuclear program has always been the realm of the Khamenei-Revolutionary Guard alliance and presidents and diplomats have little or no power to divert from its aims.
Posted: February 13, 2015
UAE. "ACT LIKE A LEADER, THINK LIKE A LEADER" claims introspection anchors us in the past, impedes change and holds back careers.
Posted: February 13, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. 2014 saw a stabilisation of the gold market as it pulled back from the extremes of 2013, according to the World Gold Council.
Posted: February 12, 2015
UAE. S&P considers Abu Dhabi's fiscal and external buffers to be sufficiently strong to withstand lower oil-price at current rating level; Structural and institutional weaknesses to remain.
Posted: February 12, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The major oil exporting countries are likely to experience the biggest effects because of the large role oil typically plays in their economies, external trade, and fiscal position
Posted: February 12, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Consumers benefit by some US$3.5 trillion a year, or US$4,000 each, according to new BCG report.
Posted: February 12, 2015
QATAR. The decline in oil prices has a moderate negative impact on Qatar's economic growth outlook; S&P forecast the real GDP growth rate to average about 4% in 2015-2018, supported the non-oil sector.
Posted: February 12, 2015
UAE. Traditional government models need to change radically, but how? Deloitte Gov2020 initiative launched at the Government Summit 2015 in the presence of 50 governments.
Posted: February 11, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Given the entrenched interests, a political solution will likely be found that leaves Greece within the euro. The price may be increased political integration within the EU, with political incentives offered to Germany.
Posted: February 11, 2015
BAHRAIN. Given expenditure constraints, S&P now expect that Bahrain's fiscal deficit will deteriorate markedly, averaging 5.5% of GDP over 2015-2017, versus 3.8% of GDP in its December 2014 review; Outlook negative.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: March 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. China returned from their week long new year celebrations while the dollar resumed its ascent on a combination of stronger US data and the soon-to-begin period of quantitative easing in Europe.
date:Posted: March 1, 2015
QATAR. The risk of a Greek exit is remote, but even if it happens, it poses less risks to the global economy than it did in 2012; Other items to dominate the foreseeable global economic agenda.
date:Posted: March 1, 2015
UAE. "In the next five years, the UAE will see more sophisticated and segmented offerings to adapt to different customers' needs and maximise sales in each. This approach will range from luxury brands to mid-range and low-end value retail alike."
UAE. "In the next five years, the UAE will see more sophisticated and segmented offerings to adapt to different customers' needs and maximise sales in each. This approach will range from luxury brands to mid-range and low-end value retail alike."
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