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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: June 8, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. According to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), today, nearly 10% of Saudi Arabia's Generation Y don't watch TV at all; and, 51% of those in that very age group don't listen to the radio.
Posted: June 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. It seems likely that May's dismal NFP report has sabotaged all efforts of the Fed to take action in Q2 and this may be reflected on the Fed Fund futures which currently prices a hopeful 26% probably of a July interest rate rise.
Posted: June 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 59% of entrepreneurs globally expect to increase their workforce in 2016, more than double the proportion of large businesses expecting to do so; Disruptive and innovative entrepreneurs hiring significantly faster than the rest.
Posted: June 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. From the "Progressive Thinker" to the "Universalist": Strategy& defines five archetypes of a CDO, as companies move to catch up with the digital future.
Posted: June 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Firms that don't respond now simply won't survive in the medium to long term, says new PwC report.
Posted: June 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Financial markets may experience untold levels of volatility as the explosive combination of critical data releases encourages anxious investors to systematically offload and reload positions.
Posted: June 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Shifting power relationships in the Middle East are reordering regional geopolitics, entrenching a stalemate of conflict that threatens to further destabilize the region.
Posted: June 1, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. PwC survey demonstrates the need for attractive consumer energy offers to engage consumers; 81% of people with smart heating devices notice a positive impact.
Posted: June 1, 2016
UAE. Tech driving new ways of accessing and delivering healthcare; People are taking more responsibility for their individual health and wellbeing; Traditional providers of healthcare should consider whether this means that they could be replaced by new entrants into the market.
Posted: June 1, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. These documents have now been published and will be of considerable interest for employers operating in the Kingdom.
Posted: May 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Connectivity will allow home care robots to interface with smart home ecosystems.
Posted: May 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In-app transactions improve customer experience and drive spending.
Posted: May 26, 2016
UAE. The 85% rally since Brent hit a 12-years low in Jan was supported by multiple factors, mainly oil disruption from major exporters and production cut back by U.S. shale.
Posted: May 25, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Recent resolutions indicate a growing approach by the Ministry of Labour to require the complete Saudisation of certain activities within the retail sector. This article examines the existing requirements and also the proposal for a weighted Nitiqat.
Posted: May 24, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 52% of companies don't have the necessary data to enhance insight into mobility plans; More than a third (35%) struggle to secure the right talent for mobility; 72% are not tracking the success of their international assignments.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 30, 2016
UAE. The Middle East has not been an area of mainstream activity in dispute resolution funding; It is only recently that funding has started to gain more tangible traction with potential litigants.
date:Posted: June 30, 2016
UAE. Middle East investors eyeing London residential property to benefit by up to 31% compared to Q3 2007, according to Faisal Durrani, head of research at Cluttons.
date:Posted: June 30, 2016
BAHRAIN. Private wealth in Bahrain is expected to reach approximately US$0.3 trillion in 2020, BCG report finds.
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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