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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 5, 2018
UAE. Internet of Things (IoT) botnet activity represented 78% of malware detection events in communication service provider networks in 2018, more than double the rate seen in 2016, when IoT bot activity was first seen in meaningful numbers.
Posted: December 4, 2018
UAE. Prevalence of attack outsourcing will lead to use of artificial intelligence in evasion tactics; Cybercriminals to use bots, negative social media campaigns to extort brands; Digital assistants to become the next vector for home IoT attacks.
Posted: December 1, 2018
UAE. 2.6% of MSCI Benchmark Index for the kingdom is vital for Saudi Arabia; Britain and Saudi Arabia set out an ambition to build US$90.29 billion of trade and investment ties in coming years, which entail highly positive impact on UAE market.
Posted: November 30, 2018
UAE. The generation that has grown up with technology fares worse: No fewer than 87% of people aged 18-25 duplicate their passwords, including nearly one-half who do so across personal and work accounts.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. Governments to do more to unlock the potential of technology to facilitate tax compliance, says PwC and World Bank report; The region also has the lowest average time to comply, averaging 144 hours compared to the global average of 237 hours.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. 3 IPOs in Q3 2018 in GCC, across a wide range of sectors; US$ 484m raised from IPOs across KSA, Kuwait and Oman; US$ 3.3bn of sovereign bonds issued by KSA.
Posted: November 27, 2018
UAE. Equinix predicts 5G, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, data privacy and cloud to undergo major architectural changes; "The market is at an inflection point, where the right digital strategies become the differentiator and source of competitive advantage for organizations."
Posted: November 26, 2018
UAE. Accountancy professionals will be increasingly required to broaden their skill-set and take ownership of their personal development if they are to succeed.
Posted: November 26, 2018
UAE. Another negative week across the board, with oil prices falling 10%; Markets are undershooting fundamentals. Where do we stand?
Posted: November 25, 2018
UAE. Future value creation of firms in the Middle East relies on their ability to consolidate, extend marketing reach to high-growth markets, leverage digital and innovation, embed sustainability in their strategy, and sustain high-performance organizations.
Posted: November 22, 2018
UAE. How much higher are the odds that your device will be exposed to malware if you download apps from outside Google Play or if you use one of Android’s older versions? Google has the numbers.
Posted: November 21, 2018
UAE. Joint study examines cyber threats across global financial markets; Securities market is one of the most at-risk areas, while trade finance is also under threat.
Posted: November 20, 2018
UAE. Research suggests cloud interoperability and app mobility outrank cost and security for primary hybrid cloud benefits.
Posted: November 19, 2018
UAE. Large majority of UAE survey respondents willing to bank with established technology companies, says Bain & Company study.
Posted: November 19, 2018
JORDAN. Mindshift Capital, Global Ventures, Flat 6 Labs are commiting to further gender-diversify their portfolios.

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date:Posted: December 16, 2018
UAE. Is IoT compounding the problem?; Using a combination of AI and machine learning, IT staff can recognise, profile and connect every device accessing their network, giving each its own risk profile.
date:Posted: December 14, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo's team of expert analysts have formulated 10 Outrageous Predictions for the year ahead. Riding roughshod over the consensus, they look at some highly unlikely events that could have a tremendous market impact - if they come to fruition.
date:Posted: December 13, 2018
UAE. Analysts to share expert advice on how to plan for the Digital Future at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, March 4-6 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
UAE. Is IoT compounding the problem?; Using a combination of AI and machine learning, IT staff can recognise, profile and connect every device accessing their network, giving each its own risk profile.
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