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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: February 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Despite its starring role in business and everyday life, many economists openly question whether technology is visible in traditional economic metrics such as GDP, productivity, and corporate profits.
Posted: December 30, 2016
UAE. Booz Allen Hamilton forecasts energy trends in 2017; In the oil and gas industry, as well as in electric power, major internal and external forces are driving change, requiring industry leaders to revisit strategies.
Posted: December 29, 2016
UAE. Consumers now expect omnichannel interactions with luxury brands; Already, six out of ten luxury sales are digitally influenced, says The Boston Consulting Group
Posted: December 21, 2016
UAE. PwC Middle East releases report on the Middle East's shopping habits; Online retail, rise of millennial shoppers and social media are disrupting the face of Middle Eastern retail.
Posted: December 19, 2016
UAE. 60% surveyed believe digitalization has potential to create new business models or lead to a more open culture of innovation; Only 3% of organizations in the GCC believe they are at an advanced stage of their digital transformation; The GCC is positioned to embrace the disruptive potential of digitalization.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker: Strongest upturn in Dubai private sector business conditions since August; Job creation remains marginal in November.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Under the theme "Dealing with Global Disruptors", Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer - Wealth Management, aimed to identify how investors can manage risk and rewards from this new disruption paradigm.
Posted: December 12, 2016
UAE. A combination of GCC governments healthcare expenditure and participation of private players, leads the industry towards a rapidly growing market sector.
Posted: December 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) members agree that consumer confidence measures do provide key insight into likely patterns of spending.
Posted: December 10, 2016
UAE. Fintech innovations could add 150 million new Islamic banking customers by 2021, says EY; The GCC region's share of participation banking increased to 72%; Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Malaysia are the three largest participation banking markets, in terms of assets.
Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
Posted: December 8, 2016
UAE. The Global Cross-Border report shows Middle-East as one of the regions with the highest incidence of cross-border online shoppers; UAE consumers continue to increase their online shopping. In 2016, 68% of adults in UAE shopped online in the past 12 months, increasing from 63% in 2015.
Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
Posted: December 6, 2016
UAE. Knowledge Summit 2016: "Over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030 and that is the hidden results of our rapid technology growth. But, if we understand all these hidden consequences we can create jobs at a much higher rate".
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. Dubai strongly positioned as financial, retail, construction, and transportation services hub for the region, according to latest report from A. T. Kearney.
date:Posted: February 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Despite its starring role in business and everyday life, many economists openly question whether technology is visible in traditional economic metrics such as GDP, productivity, and corporate profits.
date:Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. New MEED Insight report shows how lower oil prices have reshaped Middle East investment strategies in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects.
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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