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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 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. 88% say advanced manufacturing will transform industrial sector in the next decade; 61% say new innovation approaches in energy sector will reap huge benefits.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Entrepreneurs cite personal fulfillment, freedom to choose a work-life balance and the ability to be their own boss, according to Bayt.com and YouGov report.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Gender diversity and improving social conditions driving adult female participation in the GCC's labour force to reach 32% in 2015, revealed an Al Masah Capital Report on "GCC Women - Entrepreneurs in a New Economy".
Posted: August 25, 2016
UAE. More security incidents involving Industrial Control Systems (ICS) operators occurred in 2015 and already in 2016 than any previous year; New targets and tactics likely to emerge as publicly available tools lower barrier to entry; Report offers solutions to combat these emerging threats.
Posted: August 25, 2016
QATAR. In the residential market, Qatar is seeing a flight to affordability, as rates for low to mid-end residences remain resilient despite declining rental rates for high end apartments.
Posted: August 24, 2016
UAE. 92% of polled GCC SMEs already on social media; Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn driving unprecedented customer engagement for Arab SMEs, according to new Orient Planet Research report.
Posted: August 23, 2016
UAE. EY: The MENA region witnessed six IPOs in Q2 2016, collectively raising US$397.2m, a 40% decrease in volume and 81% decrease in value compared to Q2 2015.
Posted: August 23, 2016
UAE. An analysis of the relationship between the Dubai real estate market, Financial Markets, and global oil price reveals certain trends are underway; Concerns have amplified of the impact of oil prices on real estate activity.
Posted: August 22, 2016
UAE. Well-established big-name brands perform well in the region, and tourism is a major driver of sales in Dubai. Although the region is likely to feel the impact of political unrest as well as global economic uncertainty, further growth is expected overall.
Posted: August 18, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. At the current level, KSA is amongst the 12 countries globally to reach or exceed a score of 100, which is the optimism benchmark; UAE scores 109, a five-point increase.
Posted: August 17, 2016
UAE. New A.T. Kearney study forecasts US$560 billion market volume by 2035; New revenue streams and competing market segments expected; "We are seeing some Middle East countries making moves to embrace smart cities, with autonomous cars a major part of that evolution."
Posted: August 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A winning business strategy will be built on cross-industry platforms, deeper alliances, and more collaborative operating models.
Posted: August 15, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Study found that growing up in an age of austerity, surrounded by job fears and escalating tuition fees, has meant that almost eight out of 10 students (79%) graduating this year considered the job market before selecting their area of study.
Posted: August 14, 2016
UAE. According to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group, almost half (47%) of consumers in the UAE are ready to pay a premium for a fully self-driving car.
Posted: August 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In the future, it is likely that we will see more domestic robot companions that can be customised to people's individual preferences. And we will be able to shop for them as we now shop for vacuum cleaners and phones.

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date:Posted: August 30, 2016
UAE. Technology, real estate and consumer products are leading M&A sectors by transaction value in H1 2016; Domestic deal value increases 67% in H1 2016 compared to H1 2015.
date:Posted: August 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. 88% say advanced manufacturing will transform industrial sector in the next decade; 61% say new innovation approaches in energy sector will reap huge benefits.
date:Posted: August 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. PwC Report: Healthy eating is increasingly on consumer's agendas, with millennials leading the way.
INTERNATIONAL. As smart devices are becoming autonomous, chief information security officers are being required to adopt new mechanisms and approaches to trust.
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