Reports & Commentaries

FEATURED REPORT...
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: January 28, 2016
UAE. "Despite plummeting oil prices and its impact on the economies in the Gulf, one of the region's retailers, the Lulu Group not only achieved revenue growth but it also managed to retain its position as one of the fastest growing retailers in the world."
Posted: January 27, 2016
UAE. Attraction and international mobility are key to national success and prosperity; UAE ranks number one in sustainability of retaining talent and night-safety of employees; Among global top 10 in use of social and virtual networks for career growth; Social mobility rankings within global top 10.
Posted: January 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Two years' gains wiped out in three weeks!; People are worrying too much about China; Focus should be on central bank divergence; Recovery requires a weaker US dollar.
Posted: January 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Notwithstanding the Iran deal, Tehran remains determined to acquire nuclear weapons and views the deal only as a temporary strategic pause.
Posted: January 27, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. JLL releases KSA Real Estate Market Overview for 2015; In the macro background of lower oil prices and reduced government spending, the report highlighted the Riyadh market maintaining steady performance, while Jeddah showed continued growth momentum.
Posted: January 27, 2016
UAE. With an impressive track record of having made accurate market forecasts in previous years, the UAE-based firm has published its annual predications, as they relate to Global assets, financial environments, and markets, for the start of 2016.
Posted: January 27, 2016
UAE. HSBC survey finds that only four in ten retirees in the UAE rate their health as good for their age; 78% of pre-retirees say that lack of free time (37%) and work commitments (34%) are preventing them from leading a healthier lifestyle.
Posted: January 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "I understood that stimulus in the form of zero percent interest rates and QE is not a means to jump start an economy and restore health, but a one-way cul-de-sac of addiction and dependency."
Posted: January 27, 2016
UAE. In face of unprecedented price volatility, research reveals 86% of respondents expect oilfield services M&A to increase in the next 12 months, 30% anticipating major surge; Middle East open to overseas oil servicing deals to enhance technology.
Posted: January 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. This process will have a dramatic, but, as yet, undetermined impact on the already fractured Middle East and on the increasingly connected global economy.
Posted: January 26, 2016
UAE. "The key to navigating the choppy waters we are currently experiencing in the oil and gas sector is good management of growth, costs, funding and externalities. Get those four factors under control and you give your organisation the best chance of success."
Posted: January 26, 2016
UAE. JLL unveils 2016 'Top Trends for UAE Real Estate Market'; Report assesses and forecasts the major trends that are likely to impact and shape the sector over the next 12 months; Market is now better equipped to deal with challenges than it has ever been.
Posted: January 25, 2016
UAE. US$3.5-4.8 billion could potentially be spent on home health care services by 2025, particularly on mobile health apps and home-based diagnostic and physiotherapy services; Approximately 20-30% of GCC public hospital beds are being occupied by long-term and post-acute care rehabilitation patients.
Posted: January 25, 2016
UAE. The expansive fiscal policy adopted is inline with the current infrastructure boom. If the momentum continues, real estate prices will begin to trend upwards, entering the recovery phase of its third cycle.
Posted: January 25, 2016
UAE. Businesses at risk of losing top talent, according to Deloitte survey; Two-thirds of Millennials express a desire to leave their organizations by 2020; Loyalty to their organizations is connected to leadership development opportunities, workplace flexibility, and a sense of purpose beyond profit.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "Although we anticipate some strain on Gulf banks' funding and liquidity this year, good asset quality and strong capitalization remain positive factors."
date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Across the Middle East, educational institutions and providers face a myriad of challenges and opportunities; "Educational organizations are increasingly being asked to demonstrate their wider impact and contribution to goals around employability, social mobility and inclusion."
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
dhgate
Monogram Ring