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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: November 16, 2016
UAE. As companies face more risks than ever, they're looking to their internal audit functions to deliver value by educating stakeholders on emerging risks.
Posted: November 15, 2016
UAE. "Cost cutting policies and austerity measures driven by the prolonged low oil prices result in higher volatility and uncertainty in the markets. Whilst many companies have expressed interest in going public, they are still waiting for investor sentiment to improve and liquidity to come back to the market."
Posted: November 15, 2016
UAE. Etisalat and Cisco report highlights how the service provider network will need to evolve to meet customers' needs and adapt to the growing IoT market.
Posted: November 15, 2016
UAE. October data signalled a further improvement in business conditions across Dubai's private sector economy, underpinned by strong rises in output and incoming new work.
Posted: November 14, 2016
LEBANON. Improved political environment to help confidence and support demand; Reduction of registration fees would stimulate housing demand, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.
Posted: November 14, 2016
UAE. Digital commerce and predictive customer analytics are converting economic pressures into opportunities for the retail sector.
Posted: November 14, 2016
UAE. Equities in the US continue to offer the highest growth prospects; Asia remains the location of choice for investing within Emerging Markets.
Posted: November 14, 2016
UAE. Al Masah Capital reports on an eventful week as global markets continue to react to the new American order of power.
Posted: November 8, 2016
UAE. Globally, frequent buyers and sellers of businesses generate substantially higher medium- and long-term returns - at lower risk - than one-time dealmakers, according to BCG's 2016 M&A report.
Posted: November 8, 2016
UAE. Hamad Buamim: Our main objective from organising this forum is to promote the UAE market and attract foreign investments.
Posted: November 1, 2016
UAE. New Oliver Wyman report addresses how region is ripe for real, lasting change and need for non profit and private sector to drive new initiatives.
Posted: November 1, 2016
UAE. New senior digital, cyber experts at PA Consulting Group warn Middle East businesses to transform securely, harnessing power of disruptive technology.
Posted: October 31, 2016
UAE. Global shift in perception makes renewable energy the "new norm;" Five key components are driving the renewable energy sector with irreversible momentum, report finds; Regulatory environment helping to promote increased use of renewable energy sources.
Posted: October 31, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. To drive adoption, collaborative network supporting global payments needed.
Posted: October 30, 2016
UAE. Al Masah Capital regional stock market report: October trend lines stayed the same with buyers focused predominately on Saudi and Egypt as well as potential oil deal and value buying, allowing Saudi to gain 5% on the month.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 5, 2016
UAE. Succession planning is the biggest challenge in the next five years; Middle East family businesses need to grow in double digits every year to sustain the family's intergenerational wealth; Slow or no progress on strategic planning could impact growth.
date:Posted: December 4, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Despite experiencing 30% growth in the last five years, e-commerce upside potential in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia remains huge according to a BCG report.
date:Posted: December 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Next-generation CFOs need greater focus on leadership and team-building skills to succeed.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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