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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: December 17, 2017
UAE. The recent increase in mortgage activity can be attributed towards the rise of end users and investors taking advantage of capital structure through leverage. Structurally speaking, the higher levels of mortgage indicate that there will be lower levels of "flipping".
Posted: December 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. AI will create 2.3 million jobs in 2020, while eliminating 1.8 million.
Posted: December 14, 2017
UAE. As the interconnection junction between network providers, cloud providers and the enterprise, Equinix has a unique perspective on IT trends and where things are headed.
Posted: December 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. As our systems will get smarter, so too will our ability to understand their interconnectedness. Imagine the transformative power we could unlock if we could see the cumulative impact of a billion small actions in motion. Could IoT be the hero to save us from ourselves?
Posted: December 13, 2017
UAE. The first of its kind survey in the Middle East aims at gauging the "market sentiment" and share the internal challenges faced by the downstream industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Posted: December 12, 2017
UAE. Forty-four of the top 100 UAE-based companies have reported on their sustainability performance, according to a KPMG survey.
Posted: December 11, 2017
UAE. "The primary objective of any strategy should be to improve student outcomes through removing barriers to learning and improving students' social, emotional and behavioural learning and wellbeing."
Posted: December 10, 2017
UAE. Declining reserves and revenues, along with rising domestic energy demand, require a shift to enable performance and sustainability.
Posted: December 8, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. While these predictions do not constitute Saxo's official market forecasts for 2018, they represent a warning of a potential misallocation of risk among investors who typically see just a one percent likelihood to these events materialising; 2018 will be a true roller coaster ride compared to an outrageously placid 2017.
Posted: December 7, 2017
UAE. The risk of losing benefits-including bonuses-for failure to comply with GDPR policies is a real possibility for employees at one in four organizations worldwide according to a study from Veritas.
Posted: December 4, 2017
UAE. McAfee forecasts developments in adversarial machine learning, ransomware, serverless apps, connected home privacy, and privacy of child-generated content.
Posted: December 4, 2017
UAE. Stable energy prices will underpin growth, with the price for Brent crude oil fluctuating in a tight range of US$50-60 per barrel; Regional political instability remains the main risk to MENA economies.
Posted: December 2, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. McKinsey's report on automation displacement reminds us that, although almost every occupation has partial automation potential, humans will remain an essential ingredient in the future workplace equation.
Posted: November 29, 2017
UAE. Repeated onslaughts of cybersecurity attacks are driving businesses to relook at their security policies end-to-end, and to make them more future-ready for digital environments, explains Mechelle Buys Du Plessis, Managing Director - UAE, Dimension Data.
Posted: November 29, 2017
UAE. Seven out of ten consumers spend the same amount or more per meal compared to last year; Eight out of ten were influenced by deals when choosing a restaurant.

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date:Posted: December 17, 2017
UAE. The recent increase in mortgage activity can be attributed towards the rise of end users and investors taking advantage of capital structure through leverage. Structurally speaking, the higher levels of mortgage indicate that there will be lower levels of "flipping".
date:Posted: December 17, 2017
UAE. Announced MENA IPO deal value reached US$236.7 million in Q3 2017; Musharaka REIT Fund in Saudi Arabia raised US$ 95.1 million, largest IPO by capital raised; Global IPO activity for 2017 on course to be the busiest year since 2007.
date:Posted: December 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. AI will create 2.3 million jobs in 2020, while eliminating 1.8 million.
UAE. The recent increase in mortgage activity can be attributed towards the rise of end users and investors taking advantage of capital structure through leverage. Structurally speaking, the higher levels of mortgage indicate that there will be lower levels of "flipping".
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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