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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: August 21, 2015
UAE. A very appealing pack of consumers to advertisers: They are happily spending their disposable income now that they have entered full-time work and they have unprecedented influential power.
Posted: August 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Deep, case-by-case analysis and tight project management are key in "a world of constant flux"; Study finds a continued appetite for "nearshoring"; Among Western European respondents, 38% cite Eastern Europe as the most attractive nearshoring destination.
Posted: August 20, 2015
UAE. Gold priced in INR and CNY are up by more than 6%. While this may look negative for Dubai, the risk of further devaluations may spur demand from investors seeking a hedge against falling currencies.
Posted: August 19, 2015
LEBANON. "The positive impact on households' budgets of the 30% drop in local gasoline retail prices and of the sharp reduction in telecom tariffs, as well as the acceleration of the Ministry of Public Health's food safety campaign, helped improve the outlook of consumers."
Posted: August 19, 2015
UAE. Surveyed online by YouGov, the findings provide great insights into the spending behaviour of UAE residents, especially with regards to the method of payments.
Posted: August 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Weakening outlook for global economy amid fears over China; China recession is now rated the number one "tail risk" by 52% of panel.
Posted: August 18, 2015
UAE. Energy usage in the UAE has grown at an annual average of 4% over the past 6 years, with projections that it will increase to 5% through 2020; An integrated energy efficient strategy comprising of three key aspects - smart cities, building efficiency and water usage can significantly reduce consumption.
Posted: August 18, 2015
UAE. GCC governments understands the urgent need for fiscal-sustainability in the long-term. This urgency, according to Deloitte's latest report, would be addressed if GCC governments could commit to the domestic implementation of a broad-based Value Added Tax on goods and services.
Posted: August 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The lifting of trade restrictions placed on Iran may present a significant opportunity for the MENA (re)insurance market.
Posted: August 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Survey finds companies and sector stakeholders optimistic about a range of key African electricity issues.
Posted: August 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. A condemned Turkish stadium harbours a dark warning of the long-term consequences of ethnic cleansing or what Turks euphemistically call the population exchange.
Posted: August 17, 2015
UAE. After a decade of finding bargains in real estate markets against the backdrop of a weak dollar, as well as a regime of declining interest rates, foreign investors in the last year have faced the prospect of sharply higher housing prices in Dubai, as their nations' currencies have fallen against the USD.
Posted: August 16, 2015
UAE. The Q3 2015 Compass recommends a strong overweight for cash and short maturity bonds for clients with a moderate risk profile; strong "underweight" in high yield and emerging markets bonds.
Posted: August 16, 2015
UAE. NY Times bestselling author Daniel Pink's team has developed a set of workshops based on his bestselling book, Drive, that are now being delivered across the GCC by CLCC.
Posted: August 16, 2015
KUWAIT. The sharply lower oil price environment since mid-2014 significantly reduced S&P's forecast of Kuwait's fiscal and external surpluses. However, Kuwait has built up very large fiscal and external net asset positions over many years, which will help it weather the current environment; The outlook is stable.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 2, 2015
UAE. Report, conducted by Deloitte and MIT Sloan Management Review, reveals that the ability to digitally transform and reimagine a business is determined in large part by a clear digital strategy supported by leaders who foster a culture able to change and reinvent their organizations.
date:Posted: September 2, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Were Saudi defence spending to be financed entirely from net oil export revenues in 2015, the spending would consume ~73.4 percent of these revenues.
date:Posted: September 2, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The key assumption is that global markets recover from recent turbulence, China doesn't move aggressively on devaluing its currency, and the Fed raises rates.
UAE. Report, conducted by Deloitte and MIT Sloan Management Review, reveals that the ability to digitally transform and reimagine a business is determined in large part by a clear digital strategy supported by leaders who foster a culture able to change and reinvent their organizations.
INTERNATIONAL. Suspected anchors on the gold price, such as an interest rate increase and devaluation of the yuan, could actually be a rallying cry for commodities, he says in this interview with The Gold Report.
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