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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: April 14, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. Emerging Risks Monitor Report shows concern about new regulations across geographic areas.
Posted: April 11, 2019
UAE. Construction costs in Doha and the UAE set to rise 2.0% in 2019 - but strongest growth forecast in Riyadh, with 5.0% increase predicted; New technology and methods essential to control costs and sustain investment.
Posted: April 10, 2019
UAE. Sophos study of 10 cloud server honeypots placed worldwide reveals the need for visibility and security to protect what businesses put into hybrid and all-cloud platforms.
Posted: April 10, 2019
UAE. Spike in MENA M&A deal value the highest on Mergermarket record; Inbound and domestic M&A in Q1 2019 see the highest deal value on record; Significant rise in private equity buyouts in the region in Q1, the highest on record.
Posted: April 10, 2019
UAE. Research reveals machine learning is becoming more relevant for many organisations; Huge opportunities for better business intelligence and across a range of activities carried out by accountants; Ethical challenges lie ahead.
Posted: April 9, 2019
UAE. "It is clear that firms continue to price discount in order to secure new work and boost activity. The pressure to cut costs means that the recovery in the volume of activity has not translated into much job growth in the private sector."
Posted: April 9, 2019
UAE. The education sector is set for digital disruption with four key emerging trends that will collectively change how students learn and educators teach.
Posted: April 9, 2019
UAE. The vast majority of UAE residents feel this initiative will make their lives better, new YouGov research reveals.
Posted: April 8, 2019
UAE. The FinTech revolution, combined with the growing burdens of regulatory compliance, data privacy, and security issues are pushing CIOs to fundamentally transform the technological underpinnings of their institutions.
Posted: April 8, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. The average PMI reading for Q1 2019 was 56.5, indicating the strongest quarterly expansion in the non-oil private sector since Q4 2017.
Posted: April 7, 2019
UAE. 66% of respondents felt that governments should intervene in private-sector companies to set targets for gender diversity; Only 44% of women who return to work after a long career break experience support from their employer compared to 55% for men.
Posted: April 6, 2019
UAE. Report by Ponemon Institute for Tenable finds 62% of respondents said their organizations have suffered multiple attacks.
Posted: April 5, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. With so much computational power at our disposal, the opportunity stands as never before to transform this power into effective change by stretching our creative human capacities to new limits.
Posted: April 4, 2019
UAE. Blockchain is undeniably an ingenious invention to create an impact on the Fintech landscape and has brought disruption to the financial industry. But why is it important to understand the concept of Blockchain and the impact it may have on the finance sector?
Posted: April 3, 2019
KUWAIT. Oil prices up by nearly 30% in 2019, posting their best quarterly performance since 2009; OPEC achieved 106% production compliance in February, led by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE; Prices forecast to firm up during next two quarters.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 15, 2019
UAE. Digital organizations have a vast attack surface making it prohibitive to secure them completely using conventional techniques.
date:Posted: April 15, 2019
UAE. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all about machines, obviously. Except it's not. AI is all about us - the humans - and how it can make our lives better; Companies need to find the workflows inside their business models that can benefit from AI.
date:Posted: April 14, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. Emerging Risks Monitor Report shows concern about new regulations across geographic areas.
UAE. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all about machines, obviously. Except it's not. AI is all about us - the humans - and how it can make our lives better; Companies need to find the workflows inside their business models that can benefit from AI.
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