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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: October 20, 2017
UAE. Fintech will reduce the profitability of some of the UAE. GCC banks' business lines, particularly money transfer and foreign-currency exchange.
Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Equity and equity-related issuance: US$1.2 billion; Debt issuance: US$84.1 billion; Investment banking fees: US$669.2 million.
Posted: October 19, 2017
Analysts discuss security trends at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in Dubai; Security services will continue to be the fastest growing segment in line with global trends, especially IT outsourcing, consulting and implementation services.
Posted: October 19, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Don't ask kids what they want to be when they grow up but what problems do they want to solve. Maybe it's time to re-pose the question to our 6-year-old selves, who (not what) do I want to be in the future?
Posted: October 19, 2017
UAE. Contractors and developers are racing against time to complete some of the major infrastructure and mixed-use projects for Expo 2020; These projects will create 500,000 new employment over the next 8 years.
Posted: October 18, 2017
UAE. New survey reveals progressive CIOs tap machine learning to solve everyday work problems.
Posted: October 15, 2017
UAE. New report illustrates how creative uses of unmanned aerial vehicles are disrupting the way companies build, operate and maintain their networks.
Posted: October 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. 44 of the world's cities ranked according to their "magnetism" in The Mori Memorial Foundation's GPCI 2017; Dubai featured for the first time with strong ratings for corporate tax rates, ranking No.11 in that category.
Posted: October 11, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The evolution of our way of life is moving at an exponential rate with all these innovations. If this is how our needs are addressed now, imagine what it would be like in 20 years.
Posted: October 11, 2017
UAE. 2017 shows signs of improvement on 2016, but less than anticipated due to the oil market; Deficits could be larger than anticipated, likely prompting additional borrowing; Momentum building in key parts of the regional economy, though potential headwinds from further fiscal tightening and political climate.
Posted: October 9, 2017
UAE. Latest GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index tracks global progress on mobile internet adoption.
Posted: October 9, 2017
UAE. Adoption of mobile across diverse region driving innovative new services, generating employment and connecting the unconnected
Posted: October 6, 2017
LONDON. A new special report by A.M. Best states that while domestic markets remain important to MENA reinsurers, in a global reinsurance world, they are also looking further afield for diversification in order to stabilise earnings against the uncertainties and volatility of their local markets.
Posted: October 6, 2017
UAE. Oil and gas companies consider themselves least digitally mature but believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies, according to global study.
Posted: October 5, 2017
UAE. A solution that shows for the first time ever how disruptive technologies, including Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Analytics, can be harnessed to transform customer experience.

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date:Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Fintech will reduce the profitability of some of the UAE. GCC banks' business lines, particularly money transfer and foreign-currency exchange.
date:Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Equity and equity-related issuance: US$1.2 billion; Debt issuance: US$84.1 billion; Investment banking fees: US$669.2 million.
date:Posted: October 19, 2017
Analysts discuss security trends at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in Dubai; Security services will continue to be the fastest growing segment in line with global trends, especially IT outsourcing, consulting and implementation services.
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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