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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: May 4, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The manager/directors of any company that is incorporated in Saudi Arabia should start to consider what changes may need to be made to the company's articles of association or bylaws.
Posted: May 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Emerging and startup digital banking platform technologies key to success of digital initiatives; incumbent application vendors have been slow to respond to new requirements.
Posted: May 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In the grand scheme of geopolitics, over time the role of individuals is largely washed out - to be overly simplistic, the individuals rarely matter.
Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. 51% of all Dubai hotels in mid-market segment versus 89% in New York; PwC research released at ATM 2016 touts construction figure of US$80k per room as incentive for developers looking for solid returns in high demand segment.
Posted: April 27, 2016
UAE. The offerings use mobile technology to engage people of all ages, locally and globally, with the aim to positively impact Education, Health, Global Sustainability and Financial Literacy.
Posted: April 25, 2016
UAE. This article explores some of the common pitfalls and tricky issues which arise in relation to statutory Gratuity in the UAE. This is, however, a regional issue and many of the points flagged will apply equally across the Middle East.
Posted: April 18, 2016
UAE. The disagreement is mainly due to Tehran's resistance to the idea of an output freeze; Saudi Arabia is not willing to do a deal without Iran's participation as this could ignite a market share war.
Posted: April 14, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Despite the impact of low oil prices and civil unrest on many countries in the Middle East, a number of economies have a favourable long-term growth outlook, including the UAE, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
Posted: April 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Open Europe sets out recommendations it believes are required in the event of Brexit in order to offset the costs and maximise economic benefits.
Posted: April 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. US$100 million research and engineering program to develop 100 million mph mission to the stars within a generation.
Posted: April 13, 2016
UAE. Findings From Eighth Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey Released; Lack of jobs and opportunities seen as the number-one recruitment driver for ISIS; Five years after fighting for political freedom during the Arab Spring, today most young Arabs prioritise stability over democracy.
Posted: April 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 70% have worked outside the family business to gain experience; More than half worry they will need to spend time managing family politics.
Posted: April 12, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. PwC held a workshop in Saudi Arabia to update businesses in the GCC on the latest VAT developments and implications related to its introduction.
Posted: April 11, 2016
UAE. The price premium associated with a "view" has been one of a subjective assessment in Dubai, however there are decades of research that exist in the global markets that quantify the effect of a "view" on real estate assets.
Posted: April 10, 2016
UAE. Frost & Sullivan: Market expected to grow at CAGR of 5.7% between 2015-2020; Structural changes due to economic diversification, harmonisation of regional trade and customs regulations, and expansion of logistics infrastructure.

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date:Posted: May 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "The rift between President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu is actually reflective of Erdogan's ambitions to consolidate his power not only over his party but also over the country as a whole."
date:Posted: May 5, 2016
UAE. There are more negative than positive factors likely to impact oil prices in the short term. With current oil net-long speculative positions at an elevated level, a slight change in traders' outlook would lead to a significant selloff.
date:Posted: May 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The climate has rarely been so favourable to a resolution of the conflict. The chaos that is sweeping the Middle East has been a game-changer in relation to Israel and the Arab countries.
INTERNATIONAL. "The rift between President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu is actually reflective of Erdogan's ambitions to consolidate his power not only over his party but also over the country as a whole."
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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