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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: November 2, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. For marketers, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning is creating a world where advertising and branding are becoming increasingly invisible, smart and automated.
Posted: November 1, 2017
UAE. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
Posted: November 1, 2017
UAE. The study uncovers travel booking behaviours and growing challenges, providing expert recommendations to top 10 airliners in the region.
Posted: October 31, 2017
UAE. DAMAC's topping of Forbes list puts UAE on world stage for its leadership in business entrepreneurship and global competitiveness.
Posted: October 31, 2017
LEBANON. "Neither the local macroeconomic dynamics nor the environment backdrop have been supportive of housing demand. But instead of providing incentives to potential buyers, authorities increased various taxes and fees on a sluggish real estate sector."
Posted: October 31, 2017
UAE. Over the next 5 years it is expected that the serviced apartment/hotel stock is to double. A price analysis reveals that they trade at a significant premium compared to the standard residential units.
Posted: October 30, 2017
UAE. Total FDI inflows into India reached US$498.9 billion in 17 years , says the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) as the two-day India-UAE Partnership Summit kicks off in Dubai.
Posted: October 29, 2017
EGYPT. Q3 has seen boost in Egyptian hotel and tourism sector, according to JLL's latest Cairo Real Estate report; Further projects have been announced in Cairo and across Egypt demonstrating restored investor confidence.
Posted: October 28, 2017
UAE. Businesses implementing digital transformation are likely to be 26% more profitable than industry peers; Enhanced security is essential as the UAE fast-embraces Industry 4.0.
Posted: October 28, 2017
OMAN. Oman's GDP growth is expected to rise to 5.2% next year, aided by the introduction of natural gas production at the Khazzan gas field and the opening of the new airport in Muscat.
Posted: October 28, 2017
UAE. Cloud-first mentality dominates: Respondents' organizations will invest almost a fifth of the IT budget in cloud in the next two years and nearly 70% use, or plan to use, two or more cloud providers.
Posted: October 27, 2017
UAE. Flagship hub at "Area 2071" part of EY's multi-million investment in innovation centres across the hottest innovation cities around the world; Extension of EY's work in digital, design, artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, machine learning, data, analytics and cyber.
Posted: October 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Being digital would mean transforming core operations to enable digital transformation and grow profitability and could include AI, smart collectors, digital warehouses, connected vehicles, connected lockers, augmented workforce and robotic process automation.
Posted: October 26, 2017
UAE. The FT Business Regulation Forum brought together regulators, policy makers and senior industry leaders to discuss the role of regulatory policy as a driver for development, business innovation and inclusive growth in the Gulf Region.
Posted: October 26, 2017
GENEVA. Promoting a unified market for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal region (BBIN), new study highlights the benefits of a multi-lateral transit system on trade across the region.

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date:Posted: November 24, 2017
UAE. Program aims to make it easier, faster, and more affordable for cities around the world to fund and adopt technologies that will transform their communities; new features for the Cisco Kinetic for Cities IoT data platform that provide enhanced support for public safety.
date:Posted: November 24, 2017
UAE. A rapidly expanding economy, a complex regional geopolitical landscape, huge infrastructure investments, as well as increasingly structured public private initiatives are all behind the surging demand .
date:Posted: November 22, 2017
UAE. Results announced at the Knowledge Summit 2017 in Dubai; The index identifies knowledge as an integral part of human life, affecting its social, economic and cultural aspects, as well as an engine for comprehensive and sustainable human development.
UAE. Program aims to make it easier, faster, and more affordable for cities around the world to fund and adopt technologies that will transform their communities; new features for the Cisco Kinetic for Cities IoT data platform that provide enhanced support for public safety.
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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