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Posted: 25-02-2008
INTERNATIONAL. In its latest monthly Global Focus, Standard Chartered predicts there will be no sharp upturn in the current US recession and it will have a global impact. The rest of world may be better insulated, but not decoupled, and as risk aversion mounts, countries with current account deficits will see their currencies under pressure.The big story that is set to continue to unfold over coming months, and indeed years, is how the balance of global economic and financial power is shifting, from West to East. But three issues currently stand out. First, how severe will be th
Posted: June 23, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
Posted: June 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 27% believe digitalization is the greatest disruptor to their core business.
Posted: June 22, 2016
UAE. A new generation of young, highly motivated and mostly well-educated men and women is ready to take over leadership of their family businesses, according to new Deloitte report.
Posted: June 21, 2016
UAE. 63% of regional telcos see capex trending up in the next 12 months, compared with 50% globally.
Posted: June 21, 2016
UAE. "This Deloitte study is unique because it provides an exclusive perspective on the issues boards of directors in the region are currently facing."
Posted: June 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. People worry that their employer may use the data against them and not for their benefit, according to new PwC research.
Posted: June 20, 2016
UAE. Need to ensure right knowledge, systems and processes are in place; The envisaged system is a standard fully-fledged VAT system that will apply at 5% across the GCC.
Posted: June 16, 2016
UAE. Whereas businesses were likely to consider human capital, reputation and customer capital as the assets with most strategic value, in 2016 innovation has started to take the lead.
Posted: June 15, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. "The new law will result in a fundamental change in Saudi Arabia's real estate market and help stimulate further development to address the severe shortage of middle income housing".
Posted: June 13, 2016
UAE. The recent statement that has permeated the Dubai zeitgeist is the diversification of the economy into different sectors and away from real estate.
Posted: June 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Oliver Wyman's Global Women in Financial Services report finds slow progress for women leaders in financial services; At current progress, female representation at executive committee level set to hit 30% in 2048.
Posted: June 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 59% of entrepreneurs globally expect to increase their workforce in 2016, more than double the proportion of large businesses expecting to do so; Disruptive and innovative entrepreneurs hiring significantly faster than the rest.
Posted: June 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. From the "Progressive Thinker" to the "Universalist": Strategy& defines five archetypes of a CDO, as companies move to catch up with the digital future.
Posted: June 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Firms that don't respond now simply won't survive in the medium to long term, says new PwC report.
Posted: June 1, 2016
UAE. Tech driving new ways of accessing and delivering healthcare; People are taking more responsibility for their individual health and wellbeing; Traditional providers of healthcare should consider whether this means that they could be replaced by new entrants into the market.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 23, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
date:Posted: June 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 27% believe digitalization is the greatest disruptor to their core business.
date:Posted: June 22, 2016
UAE. A new generation of young, highly motivated and mostly well-educated men and women is ready to take over leadership of their family businesses, according to new Deloitte report.
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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