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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: June 25, 2015
UAE. Regional digital markets to add US$820 billion and create 4.4 million jobs in 6 years; Strategy& outlines six steps to combat cyber-crime in MENA.
Posted: June 24, 2015
UAE. The findings serve as a performance indicator on the pace and pattern of regional economic growth and seek to benchmark MEA against developed countries.
Posted: June 24, 2015
UAE. Global index ranks countries best equipped to respond to accelerating political, economic and social change; Diversification of the UAE economy, large scale infrastructure development, improved transport and technological innovation a contributing factor.
Posted: June 23, 2015
UAE. Female CIOs expect to increase their budgets by 2.4% in 2015, whereas male CIOs report average increases of just 0.8%; Survey findings suggests female CIOs are more risk-aware than male CIOs.
Posted: June 23, 2015
UAE. Middle East employers are realising the value they can reap from a healthy workforce and consequently understand the role of health and wellness strategies in their employee value proposition.
Posted: June 23, 2015
UAE. Values peaked in June 2014 at 113 points, then returned to 100 points in March 2015, displaying a maturing market price correction within a span of just over a year, according to the ValuStrat Price Index (VPI).
Posted: June 22, 2015
UAE. Additional supply and lesser demand on the UAE property market this year is likely to result in a moderate 10% to 20% correction in Dubai residential real estate price; The diversifying economy, positive demographics, and protective measures from local regulators should help prevent a crisis like that of 2009;.
Posted: June 22, 2015
UAE. UAE new orders grow, and job creation hit three-month high in May 15; Saudi Arabia's output and new orders expanded, but the growth rate eased.
Posted: June 19, 2015
UAE. Clyde & Co examines the ADGM Regulations and contrast them to the employment provisions in operation in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the UAE Labour Law.
Posted: June 18, 2015
UAE. Dubai and Abu Dhabi listed at 23rd and 33rd places respectively; Economic and political unrest challenge multinationals' planning for international assignments to compete globally.
Posted: June 18, 2015
LEBANON. The consensus growth forecast for 2015 fell to 1.5%, from 2% at the start of the year; Growth will be primarily driven by public spending, banking, ICT, and restaurants; No rise in real estate transactions or prices; 50/50 chance of a President being elected in 2015.
Posted: June 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. 2015 Global Peace Index Reveals an Increasingly Divided World; The Middle East is spiralling into deepening violence; Peacefulness in Europe reaches an historic high.
Posted: June 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Proportion of investors buying protection against equity sell-off reaches survey high; Cash levels rise to 4.9% of portfolios, up from 4.5% in May; proportion of investors overweight equities falls to net 38% from 47%.
Posted: June 16, 2015
UAE. According to a new BCG report, over the next five years, private wealth in the UAE is projected to post a compound annual growth rate of 10.7% to reach an estimated US$1 trillion in 2019; the study also revealed that, in the UAE, private financial wealth grew by 8.4% in 2014.
Posted: June 16, 2015
UAE. Only 52% of MENA respondents stated they had an ABAC policy and code of conduct in place, according to EY's 2015 EMEIA Fraud Survey; Pressure on businesses to grow revenues, together with market uncertainty and geopolitical instability, is creating increased risk in expansion opportunities.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 30, 2015
UAE. The best thing governments can do to help entrepreneurs in the Middle East is to encourage professional development through education and apprenticeships, rather than through hiring quotas.
date:Posted: June 30, 2015
UAE. CIOs should maintain and promote an objective understanding of the real capabilities of smart machines
date:Posted: June 29, 2015
UAE. Risk management must respond to "the new normal", an environment of continual regulatory change and ever more demanding expectations, according to the latest Deloitte Global risk management survey.
UAE. The best thing governments can do to help entrepreneurs in the Middle East is to encourage professional development through education and apprenticeships, rather than through hiring quotas.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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