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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: January 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. By ending its three year currency peg to the weakening euro Switzerland has become the first major economy to surrender in the international currency war, and in so doing has given a long-delayed victory to the Swiss people.
Posted: January 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. If our outlook for gold in dollar terms is bullish, in emerging currencies it may be even more so as investors seek to insure or hedge against currency debasement.
Posted: January 15, 2015
UAE. Phidar Advisory Q4 research reports show that residential prices in the last quarter of 2014 have decreased compared to the previous quarter, while office lease rates remained relatively unchanged.
Posted: January 14, 2015
UAE. Millennial readers preferring print to digital, helping 2015 sales to be five times higher than eBook; A million drones predicted to be in use worldwide by end of 2015; For the first time ever, the smartphone upgrade market predicted to exceed one billion.
Posted: January 14, 2015
UAE. Regional commitment to spending on oil and gas projects is unlikely to change, even in light of the significant drop in oil prices, according to PwC's latest industry snapshot.
Posted: January 13, 2015
UAE. Overweight on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE; Neutral on Qatar; Sell-off in MENA markets should abate as investors de-leverage; Lower oil prices should support global growth.
Posted: January 12, 2015
UAE. The MENA M&A market depicted strong activity during 4Q2014, prolonging its steady performance of the last 2 years, according to Bureau van Dijk and MENA Research Partners report.
Posted: January 12, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. In the first full trading week of 2015, significant losses across the energy sector were offset by gains in precious metals and agriculture.
Posted: January 12, 2015
UAE. Business students in the UAE are more inclined to look for a career in transport and logistics, fast moving consumer goods or software and computer services, Finds Deloitte survey.
Posted: January 10, 2015
QATAR. Over the last three years, world trade growth has been significantly lower than prior to the global financial crisis. This raises questions about why world trade is in the doldrums and whether it is likely to recover to pre-crisis levels.
Posted: January 10, 2015
UAE. In an interview conducted by the GCC Board Directors Institute, Mohammed Al Shroogi also talks about the value of independent board members.
Posted: January 8, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Even though Islamist extremism is, at its core, an intra-Muslim conflict, such incidents will draw in non-Muslims, exacerbating matters.
Posted: January 8, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudis follow local political news the most (56%) followed very closely by the Middle eastern news (55%) and a bit distantly from Health (46%) , Science/technology (45%) and Sports News (44%), according to the latest Ipsos News Pulse Survey.
Posted: January 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The sudden fall in the price of oil provides a unique opportunity to examine the widely held belief that deflation is economic poison.
Posted: January 6, 2015
UAE. Managing to recruit, retain and develop the most diverse range of talent available are some of the challenges faced in the region, according to Deloitte Middle East whitepaper.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 29, 2015
UAE. World's largest wealth manager says price is likely to recover to US$67-US$72 by the end of 2015; Report published ahead of UBS's CIO roadshow to the Middle East next month.
date:Posted: January 28, 2015
UAE. opportunity for Gulf retailers with shoppers more willing to share personal information in exchange for rewards; 67% willing to share their data, second only to India.
date:Posted: January 28, 2015
UAE. Following two years of 25% annual growth, average prime residential prices have remained flat for the first time since Q1 2013.
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