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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: March 28, 2018
LONDON. Buy to let decline leaving vacuum for build to rent; 69% of landlords put off further buy to let investment; Just 105,000 build to rent homes in UK so far, but sector ready to boom.
Posted: March 27, 2018
UAE. The concentration is expected to increase, especially as the number of developers continues to fall in the coming years as a number of smaller players coalesce.
Posted: March 27, 2018
UAE. In the MENA region, the use of AI could be even more beneficial as customer behaviours are even more difficult to interpret considering the large expat community and diverse cultures.
Posted: March 26, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Deloitte Global CEO discusses skills of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Saudi university students.
Posted: March 26, 2018
LONDON. Lebanon's history is characterised by social and political divides, and the country presenting high levels of economic, political and financial systems risks.
Posted: March 25, 2018
UAE. Vulnerability points will only grow as organisations increasingly embrace the cloud, mobile, and the IoT.
Posted: March 24, 2018
UAE. Dubai ranks 74th globally on Mercer's Quality of Living Index, and number one in the region for the sixth year in a row.
Posted: March 23, 2018
UAE. Higher interest rates lead to modest reduction in lending activity whilst deposits grow, resulting in increased liquidity.
Posted: March 23, 2018
UAE. Accenture rolls out SAP S/4HANA as a foundation for real-time analytics, from visitor preferences to sustainability
Posted: March 22, 2018
UAE. Accountants in the UAE need to ensure they further strengthen their professional quotients to drive locally relevant insights for an ever changing globalised world.
Posted: March 21, 2018
UAE. The need for coordinated action is particularly important in the Middle East and North Africa, where 47% of the population is under 25 years old, leading to increased demand for high-quality education.
Posted: March 20, 2018
UAE. 79% of regional CEOs confirm that consumer behaviour will be disruptive to their business over the next five years, compared to 68% globally; 81% are working to create transparency around their organisation's values, compared to 73% globally.
Posted: March 20, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Public-sector employees embrace government use of AI at a higher rate than other citizens.
Posted: March 19, 2018
LONDON. Corporate board diversity will be key for companies' long-term success; EY announces global innovation garage to meet demand for disruptive technologies.
Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. Internet of Things is rapidly expanding the attack surface of the digital enterprise and exposing it to risk levels not seen before.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 19, 2018
UAE. Software technology sector saw most number of professionals changing jobs in 2017; Lack of opportunities for career advancement touted as the biggest reason.
date:Posted: April 19, 2018
LEBANON. Drop due to the suspension of interest-rate subsidies on housing loans at the beginning of the year; The index is at its lowest level since Q2 2015 and the third lowest level in 43 quarterly readings; Reviving demand in Lebanon requires immediate measures and incentives from the government.
date:Posted: April 18, 2018
UAE. Speaking at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), Dr. Martin Berlin, Partner and Global Deals Real Estate Leader said the issues and challenges facing Middle East Hospitality and Tourism can be grouped into five categories, collectively known by their acronym ADAPT.
LEBANON. Drop due to the suspension of interest-rate subsidies on housing loans at the beginning of the year; The index is at its lowest level since Q2 2015 and the third lowest level in 43 quarterly readings; Reviving demand in Lebanon requires immediate measures and incentives from the government.
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