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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 23, 2019
UAE. The report also highlights the impact of AI on the education sector. All respondents see potential for AI to support student success through adaptive learning and providing more impactful student support.
Posted: April 23, 2019
UAE. 1 IPO raising USD 58m in Q1 2019 vs. 4 IPOs and USD 430m in Q1 2018 in the GCC; High demand for GCC sovereign bonds led by Saudi.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 25, 2019
UNITED KINGDOM. Smart city traffic technology solutions deployed to ease chronic congestion in cities will generate US$4.4 billion in revenue in 2023.
date:Posted: May 25, 2019
NEW YORK. New YPO Global Pulse survey finds that customers are the primary inspiration (48%) for business innovation around the world; Consultants (10%) and think tanks (7%) lag far behind in the minds of respondents.
date:Posted: May 24, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. The possibility of cosmic real estate is approaching rapidly, with the engineer poised to pioneer the process; It is entirely likely that our next chapter as a species is written in the stars.
NEW YORK. New YPO Global Pulse survey finds that customers are the primary inspiration (48%) for business innovation around the world; Consultants (10%) and think tanks (7%) lag far behind in the minds of respondents.
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