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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 11, 2018
UAE. Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can close up to 90% of their gap to Paris targets using existing technologies; Mitigation actions can also boost economic growth, says new BCG report.
Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. After fantastic returns in 2017 everywhere, 2018 is a sea of red; Volatility rules, despite objective good news on the political front; Patience recommended as markets undershoot fundamentals.
Posted: December 9, 2018
UAE. When asked about their motivation for a new career, the most common reason was "to find their real passion" (57.7%), followed by “better compensation” (18.1%).
Posted: December 7, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. The PMI in November (55.2) is still below the series average of 57.7, and the year-to-date average is lower, indicating a relatively soft rate of expansion in the non-oil private sector by historical standards.
Posted: December 7, 2018
UAE. Study finds that REITs are underpenetrated in the Middle East, but expected to grow gradually as the real estate market in the region matures in terms of quality of and access to assets, financing, governance and regulations.
Posted: December 7, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Finding the equilibrium between a virtual world and reconnecting with real people, relies on engineers creating purpose-built infrastructure that offers more than any VR.
Posted: December 7, 2018
UAE. First, get the basics right: secure your privileged accounts, eliminate excessive user privileges, ensure secure remote access to critical systems, patch the vulnerabilities with known exploits, and report, report, report.
Posted: December 6, 2018
UAE. Customer needs require scalable, flexible cybersecurity solutions, finds Frost & Sullivan analysis.
Posted: December 6, 2018
UAE. Optimism about future output remained near the series high; 75% of firms surveyed expected their output to be higher in a year's time, compared with 6.7% who predicted lower output.
Posted: December 5, 2018
UAE. Internet of Things (IoT) botnet activity represented 78% of malware detection events in communication service provider networks in 2018, more than double the rate seen in 2016, when IoT bot activity was first seen in meaningful numbers.
Posted: December 4, 2018
UAE. Prevalence of attack outsourcing will lead to use of artificial intelligence in evasion tactics; Cybercriminals to use bots, negative social media campaigns to extort brands; Digital assistants to become the next vector for home IoT attacks.
Posted: December 1, 2018
UAE. 2.6% of MSCI Benchmark Index for the kingdom is vital for Saudi Arabia; Britain and Saudi Arabia set out an ambition to build US$90.29 billion of trade and investment ties in coming years, which entail highly positive impact on UAE market.
Posted: November 30, 2018
UAE. The generation that has grown up with technology fares worse: No fewer than 87% of people aged 18-25 duplicate their passwords, including nearly one-half who do so across personal and work accounts.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. Governments to do more to unlock the potential of technology to facilitate tax compliance, says PwC and World Bank report; The region also has the lowest average time to comply, averaging 144 hours compared to the global average of 237 hours.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. 3 IPOs in Q3 2018 in GCC, across a wide range of sectors; US$ 484m raised from IPOs across KSA, Kuwait and Oman; US$ 3.3bn of sovereign bonds issued by KSA.

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date:Posted: December 11, 2018
UAE. Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can close up to 90% of their gap to Paris targets using existing technologies; Mitigation actions can also boost economic growth, says new BCG report.
date:Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. After fantastic returns in 2017 everywhere, 2018 is a sea of red; Volatility rules, despite objective good news on the political front; Patience recommended as markets undershoot fundamentals.
date:Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. Retail sales across four Gulf countries are projected to increase by more than US$24 billion over the next five years, according to new research from Euromonitor International; UAE's US$55 billion retail industry forecast to grow 16% by 2023.
UAE. Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can close up to 90% of their gap to Paris targets using existing technologies; Mitigation actions can also boost economic growth, says new BCG report.
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