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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 8, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The Arab Peace Initiative should not be considered as a mere device for directing the negotiating process, but rather as the central framework for achieving a comprehensive peace.
Posted: July 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Mobility workshop on how to address upcoming challenges will take place at GIL 2016: Africa; Algeria's automotive market is growing strongly and will lead North Africa.
Posted: July 7, 2016
UAE. GCC hotels emerged as the highest performers in terms of occupancy in May 2016, with hotels in the UAE and Jeddah recording the highest May occupancy rates in the Middle East this year.
Posted: July 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Although the future will increasingly move away from human involvement, those companies who want to survive within this future will need to place humans at the centre of their service offering.
Posted: July 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. As smart devices are becoming autonomous, chief information security officers are being required to adopt new mechanisms and approaches to trust.
Posted: July 5, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 9 in 10 clients still aiming for a debut; PwC expects to see continued growth in new entrants that will focus on particular market sectors.
Posted: July 5, 2016
UAE. Business process as a service (BPaaS), the largest segment of the cloud services market in MENA, is expected to reach US$261.3 million.
Posted: July 5, 2016
UAE. 68% of telecoms C-suite respondents cite customer experience management as their top strategic priority over the next three years; 63% of regional telco players see capex trending up in the next 12 months.
Posted: July 4, 2016
UAE. "We are currently witnessing the move from physical to virtual, which will be the new revolutionary move by 2020, through two disruptive technologies: network functioning virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN)."
Posted: July 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Uncertainty prevails in Britain and the rest of the European Union, given the unprecedented nature of the vote and an ill-defined plan on what exactly comes next.
Posted: July 3, 2016
UAE. New Deloitte and 30% Club GCC study shares what GCC business executives really think; "In depth findings around quotas, board priorities and cultural challenges beg further dialogue that should lead to action."
Posted: July 1, 2016
UAE. Digital technology, changing workforce demographics and speed of innovation are causing companies to redesign organizational structure, evolve leadership models, and drive an employee-centric culture and experience.
Posted: July 1, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Ministry of Commerce and Investment signs agreement with PwC in New York to set up PwC's Academy in the Kingdom to provide training and development to Saudi Nationals.
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.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. For leaders who seek to create lasting peace, there is a solution known in military circles as Invincible Defense Technology (IDT); It comes from the fields of social sciences and quantum unified field theory.
date:Posted: July 26, 2016
UAE. KPMG survey reveals that companies who want to keep in front of change and secure competitive advantage are transforming themselves into fully integrated omni businesses.
date:Posted: July 26, 2016
UAE. New report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank Group seeks to unlock private sector potential by addressing constraints.
INTERNATIONAL. As smart devices are becoming autonomous, chief information security officers are being required to adopt new mechanisms and approaches to trust.
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