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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: August 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The question is not what the military is or what it is for, but could defence become an incubator for emerging disruptive technologies?
Posted: August 21, 2017
UAE. As the population growth rates increase, not only are fears of over supply unfounded, rather there is a significant possibility of sustained under supply as Dubai continues its expansion plans towards achieving its goals of the World Expo 2020 and beyond.
Posted: August 21, 2017
UAE. According to MEED Projects, just US$56bn worth of contracts were awarded in H1 2017 compared with US$69bn over the same period in 2016; Long-term prospects bright with over US$2 trillion of known active projects in the pipeline across the GCC.
Posted: August 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. 2017 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle garners insight from more than 2,000 technologies.
Posted: August 15, 2017
UAE. Working Capital metrics have weakened each quarter since the oil price decline in fourth quarter 2014, leading to additional strain on liquidity, according to PwC's latest study
Posted: August 15, 2017
UAE. Dubai Chamber analysis predicts a CAGR of 7.5% in UAE consumer spending over the next 5 years; Among GCC countries, consumer spending per household in the UAE was highest during 2016 at US$103,000.
Posted: August 14, 2017
UAE. Saudi Arabia hosted the only three IPOs of this quarter; they were allocated between Saudi Stock Exchange primary market (Tadawul) and the parallel market (NOMU).
Posted: August 10, 2017
UAE. Dubai recorded the highest H1 2017 RevPAR at US$209; Softer global and regional market economic conditions made the first six months of 2017 challenging for the hospitality industry, which is expected to continue the rest of the year.
Posted: August 8, 2017
UAE. Exuding self-confidence is not equally rewarded for men and women in the workplace, according to a new research paper by Natalia Karelaia, INSEAD Associate Professor of Decision Sciences.
Posted: August 8, 2017
UAE. Dubai South, formerly known as Dubai World Central, is designed to the be the world's largest aerotropolis. The community is an economic zone that is centered around Al-Maktoum International Airport.
Posted: August 7, 2017
UAE. Hackers recently stole 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, including full episodes of popular shows like "Ballers" and at least one script from an upcoming episode of "Game of Thrones."
Posted: August 7, 2017
UAE. Understanding the cyber risks present along the M&A process is the first step toward mitigating the risk. While each process will have its own nuances, all tend to follow five general stages.
Posted: August 2, 2017
UAE. Cybersecurity is considered the top risk to businesses; Executives are changing their business strategies in response to a shifting global landscape; The fallout from Brexit will intensify over the next year with global implications including for the Middle East.
Posted: August 2, 2017
UAE. Growing automation and connectivity require buildings to be cybersmart; Cybersecurity needs to be considered a business enabler, not just an IT issue or scare tactic.
Posted: July 26, 2017
UAE. The publication explores the efforts of 64 countries to promote boardroom diversity; Reveals 15% of all board seats are filled by women globally; Representation of women on boards remains very low across the region with women holding no more than 2% of board seats in the GCC region.

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date:Posted: August 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. In the future, smart African cities will be able to achieve zero waste, improve services and reduce costs thanks to smarter waste collection systems.
date:Posted: August 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The question is not what the military is or what it is for, but could defence become an incubator for emerging disruptive technologies?
date:Posted: August 23, 2017
UAE. New developments expected to be announced at the Building Healthcare Innovation & Design Show, now co-located with Cityscape Global in 2017; Building Healthcare's new congress format to offer 6 dedicated conferences under the theme "Starting with the End in Mind".
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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