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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 1, 2015
UAE. Last year marks the fourth consecutive year private equity limited partners have been cash flow positive, with payouts from a wide open exit channel exceeding new investments in a challenging deal environment.
Posted: March 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Washington is moving away from the strategy it has followed since the early 2000s - of being the prime military force in regional conflicts - and is shifting the primary burden of fighting to regional powers while playing a secondary role.
Posted: March 30, 2015
UAE. Boston Consulting Group study shows positive market development raising levels for all; Middle East banking revenues reach double-digit rates in 2014 with a 10% increase, while profits rose by 14.7%.
Posted: March 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank has published its Q2 outlook warning investors of the end to the current cycle of "extend and pretend" as the planned economy model of the past eight years comes to breaking point.
Posted: March 29, 2015
UAE. Deloitte launches 2015 Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions for the Middle East; Middle East millennials to spend around US$37 billion on media content; GCC countries to make significant open data advancements in 2015.
Posted: March 27, 2015
UAE. Consumption of luxury goods up 11% in the GCC, according to Bain & Company; China luxury market shows a shift in consumer preferences and ties to the GCC; In the UAE, Chinese represent about 2.5% of overall tourists, but account for 7% of the mall footfall and even bigger part of the spend.
Posted: March 26, 2015
UAE. Deloitte Middle East conference addresses recent changes in regulation and tax; Developments such as the refurbished runway at Dubai, the mid-field terminal project at Abu Dhabi, the opening of Hamad international in Doha, showcase the commitment to the aviation sector.
Posted: March 25, 2015
UAE. Speaking at Hult Dubai, Dr Vicki Culpin, Research Director at Ashridge Business School says managers may be sleepwalking to disaster due to a lack of quality rest.
Posted: March 24, 2015
LEBANON. Improvement in PMI Lebanon employment figures in spite of lower global data; Lebanon is escaping the recession and capitalizing on its US dollar peg; Lower headline inflation rate can be witnessed during recent months.
Posted: March 23, 2015
UAE. This report dissects the structure and internal dynamics of Dubai Marina, as its importance for one of the hot spots in terms growing external investors (16% of Dubai freehold transactions value).
Posted: March 23, 2015
UAE. Middle East family businesses remain dynamic and resilient, with 79% recording growth in sales last year and 40% looking to achieve aggressive growth in the next five years; Succession is more hazardous than ever, with only 14% claiming to have a robust succession process, below the global average of 16%.
Posted: March 20, 2015
UAE. Female millennials are more highly educated and are entering the workforce in larger numbers than any of their previous generations; of PwC's 476 UAE-based female staff, 20% are partners, directors and senior managers.
Posted: March 20, 2015
LEBANON. According to the IIF, the economy grew by 1.7% in 2014 helped by Banque du Liban's stimulus package and the fiscal deficit narrowed to 7% of GDP; The IIF baseline scenario expects a modest pick-up in growth to 2.2% in 2015.
Posted: March 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. A net 63% of respondents say that Europe is the region they would most like to overweight in the coming 12 months - a record since the question was first asked in 2001.
Posted: March 17, 2015
UAE. DHL named Top Company to Work For in the UAE for the second consecutive year; biz-group maintains its position as Top SME to Work For in the UAE.

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date:Posted: April 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "We think that sukuk issuers will likely list more of their sukuk on exchanges and that some regulators will start to accept sukuk as collateral for liquidity provisions."
date:Posted: April 1, 2015
UAE. Investment bank focused on emerging markets asserts that Dubai could also be a beneficiary, as multinational companies could use the emirate as their hub for Iran opportunities.
date:Posted: April 1, 2015
UAE. Last year marks the fourth consecutive year private equity limited partners have been cash flow positive, with payouts from a wide open exit channel exceeding new investments in a challenging deal environment.
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