Reports & Commentaries

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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: February 6, 2018
UAE. More than 50% of organizations were hit by ransomware last year; 75% were running up-to-date endpoint protection when last hit; Only 34% have predictive next-generation technologies, such as machine or deep learning; 48% plan to implement within a year.
Posted: February 5, 2018
UAE. A10 Networks' Application Intelligence Report (AIR) reveals organizations are at risk of cybersecurity calamities because of lurking attacks and lackadaisical employee attitudes toward enforcing security policies at work.
Posted: February 4, 2018
UAE. Study involving over 1200 senior directors and executives, of which 10% come from the Middle East, reveals the challenges facing top management.
Posted: February 3, 2018
UAE. Despite rise in overall sentiment, longer payment periods, less favourable contract conditions and rising disputes linger on.
Posted: February 2, 2018
UAE. Analysis by ForwardKeys reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that growth is set to continue in the first quarter of 2018, as bookings are currently 11.2% ahead of last year's.
Posted: February 1, 2018
UAE. Wave of software innovation fuel evolution of networking portfolio toward subscription-led model.
Posted: February 1, 2018
UAE. Attackers now assume they will breach your systems, and be able to hide in your network as long as it takes to complete their mission.
Posted: January 31, 2018
UAE. PwC's latest Middle East Economy Watch provides insight into the region's productivity challenge; "Gulf economies have weak labour productivity levels compared with peers, as they rely on low skilled expatriates in many sectors of the economy."
Posted: January 31, 2018
UAE. Developers, operators and investors will need to navigate their way through increasing geopolitical uncertainty, the adoption of disruptive technologies and the introduction of VAT.
Posted: January 30, 2018
UAE. Block Gemini, the technology partner of Evarei, discloses novelties behind "The Most Innovative Real Estate Fund of 2017".
Posted: January 30, 2018
UAE. Deloitte top 250 global retailers includes Emke Group/Lulu Group International, Majid Al Futtaim Holding and Savola Group; US$4.4 trillion in revenues generated by Top 250; It is a transformative time in retail, the shopper is in the driver's seat.
Posted: January 30, 2018
UAE. Improvement in quality of patient care and reduced medication administration errors cited among expected benefits.
Posted: January 29, 2018
UAE. 56% of organizations are actively deploying or investigating security as a service. This is set to increase in 2018, as AI continues to act as a major force in both cyberattacks and cybersecurity.
Posted: January 29, 2018
UAE. Mandatory health insurance and higher oil price expected to boost spending in the healthcare sector that will create new jobs and help GCC grow.
Posted: January 29, 2018
UAE. Investor concerns on purchasing private sector stock have clearly abated especially with regards to developers that have survived both boom-bust cycles in Dubai.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 22, 2018
UAE. Deloitte's report highlights the importance of greater private sector participation to improve the delivery of social services, including healthcare, education, transportation and utilities infrastructure.
date:Posted: February 22, 2018
UAE. McAfee, CSIS study finds ease of cybercrime growing as actors leverage black markets, digital currencies.
date:Posted: February 22, 2018
UAE. Middle East Sovereign Wealth funds (SWF) increasing allocation to alternatives; Almost a quarter (23%) of their assets under management invested in private equity, real estate, gold and infrastructure.
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