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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: December 1, 2015
UAE. 4x EM Equity; 2x S&P 500 and High Yield Bonds; Global financial assets to reach US$900 trillion in 2020; The Middle East, with its SWFs and HNWIs, is catching up on this trend.
Posted: December 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Though the deal represents the first comprehensive plan to address the migration crisis in Europe, it is constrained by the conflicting political interests of the negotiating governments.
Posted: November 27, 2015
UAE. "Middle Eastern interest in African investment opportunities has been noteworthy historically given that Sub-Saharan Africa is just next-door. Over the last decade, Dubai logistics and air travel have become Africa's hub and link point for China and the rest of Asia."
Posted: November 26, 2015
UAE. -3.5% annual rate of change in values at the end of UAE. -3.5% annual rate of change in values at the end of Q3 2015; Rents stabilise with average rents across freehold areas down 3.2%; Transactions creep upwards; Affordability challenges remain.
Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. EMAAR, Shell, and Emirates lead The LinkedIn InDemand list of the most sought-after employers in the region based on millions of interactions from members; Rather than relying on questionnaires, InDemand measures the actual behaviour of professionals as they explore their career journey.
Posted: November 24, 2015
UAE. 45% of those surveyed by admitted they found their debt stressful; credit cards top the list (57.2%), followed by personal loans (45.3%).
Posted: November 24, 2015
UAE. The Dubai Innovation Index is the first-of-its-kind focusing on emerging cities; Dubai occupies 16th position among the world's 28 leading innovation-driven cities while the city ranked 11th in the world for its efficiency in innovation outputs; Medical care, media, marketing, IT, retail and industrial sector are the most innovative sectors.
Posted: November 23, 2015
UAE. At smartcon 2015, Booz Allen Hamilton calls for creation, and standardization of a framework to evaluate Smart City infrastructure; "The higher a city's services move on the smartness barometer, the smarter the city becomes. Smarter schools, utilities, commerce, healthcare, transport, and security are just the beginning of what's possible."
Posted: November 22, 2015
UAE. Deloitte report highlights need for business to better use tools, technology to monitor strategic risks.
Posted: November 21, 2015
UAE. Two of the most important assets of any business are its confidential information and its employees; In this bulletin we highlight some of the key legal, commercial and practical measures available to UAE employers when faced with a competitor poaching their employees.
Posted: November 20, 2015
UAE. Report commissioned by Amadeus defines the six "traveller tribes" or segments that will emerge by the end of the next decade; 32% of travellers from the Arab Region are "Simplicity Searchers", who value above everything else ease and transparency in their travel planning and holidaymaking.
Posted: November 20, 2015
LEBANON. In the first initiative of its kind in Lebanon and the Arab World, Byblos Bank launched the Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index for Lebanon
Posted: November 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Years of flawed policy leave us in a USD-dependent mess; Emerging markets have been hammered by their greenback borrowings; Central banks quietly starting to doubt the efficacy of low yields.
Posted: November 18, 2015
UAE. Despite global economic uncertainties, GCC countries are better-placed than many parts of the world. They can expect continued strong, if slightly slower, growth going into 2016 according to a new ICAEW report.
Posted: November 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. After three decades of nearly unrestrained and uncoordinated growth, China's leaders are now facing a moment in which change is no longer simply desirable; it is a necessity.


date:Posted: December 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Transparency International estimates 75 million Africans paid a bribe in the past year; For the first time, people reported business executives as highly corrupt.
date:Posted: December 1, 2015
UAE. 4x EM Equity; 2x S&P 500 and High Yield Bonds; Global financial assets to reach US$900 trillion in 2020; The Middle East, with its SWFs and HNWIs, is catching up on this trend.
date:Posted: December 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Dollar rally likely to extend run of strength; Crude selling slows but headlines still gloomy; Opec summit could spring a surprise; $1,040-$1,090 range seen for gold ahead of FOMC.
INTERNATIONAL. Robotics is making this new area of medicine possible. Cary G. Vance, CEO of Hansen Medical Inc., tells The Life Sciences Report about disruptive advances in interventional radiology and Hansen's own revolutionary robotic catheters.
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