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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: September 21, 2016
QATAR. QNB Group publishes its Qatar Economic Insight September 2016 report; The report examines the outlook for the Qatari economy as it continues its strong growth based on non-hydrocarbon investment spending.
Posted: September 21, 2016
UAE. The current state of the Dubai market is in flux implying that we have reached an inflection point - a strong indicator of change in the market cycles and sentiment.
Posted: September 20, 2016
UAE. CIMA members and students in the UAE are confident about their career progression; Average monthly earning among qualified members in the UAE reach US$9,200.
Posted: September 20, 2016
UAE. 40% of MENA respondents list their financial situation as their number one stress-inducing factor, according to new Bayt.com poll.
Posted: September 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. New A.M. Best report notes that the majority of markets are open with few restrictions on operations, with continued market liberalisation and the gradual removal of sanctions from Iran expected to yield further opportunities for reinsurers.
Posted: September 19, 2016
UAE. Supply chain risk across the MENA region climbed to 4.406 from 4.371 during the second quarter of 2016, according to the CIPS Risk Index report; Global risk climbed to 80.8, a level not seen since 2013.
Posted: September 17, 2016
UAE. According to a new YouGov survey, 91% of UAE residents are aware of the location-based reality game Pokémon GO, but will Pokémon fever catch on in the Emirates?
Posted: September 16, 2016
UAE. Dubai the most sustainable city in the Middle East, although no GCC city finishes in top half; Study indicates significant disparities across region and all cities struggle with environmental issues.
Posted: September 15, 2016
UAE. Dubai positioned itself as the frontrunner of creativity and innovation in the region. Government support in the form of funding resulted in a favourable environment for artists and entrepreneurs.
Posted: September 14, 2016
UAE. HolidayMe survey: Family vacations top choice followed by couples- and friends-only holidays with a maximum per person spend of US$680 (85.3%).
Posted: September 8, 2016
UAE. Despite popular fears which range from job losses to doomsday scenarios, finance professionals welcome the rise of artificial intelligence, automation and robots, according to the latest study by CIMA.
Posted: September 7, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The rise in the Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia PMI is encouraging, although the average PMI so far this year is still below 2015, indicating a slower rate of private sector growth.
Posted: September 6, 2016
UAE. Change is the new normal for the global health care sector; Rapid health care market growth anticipated in the Middle East ; Gulf countries drive health tourism to diversify their economies.
Posted: September 5, 2016
UAE. The impact of the softening global economy continues to hamper the UAE's office market as redundancies have stifled demand, according to Cluttons.
Posted: September 5, 2016
UAE. Two out of three people in the UAE eat dinner out every weekend; Five out of six consumers are eating out as much or more compared to last year; Nearly two-thirds of consumer are spending more.

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date:Posted: September 21, 2016
QATAR. QNB Group publishes its Qatar Economic Insight September 2016 report; The report examines the outlook for the Qatari economy as it continues its strong growth based on non-hydrocarbon investment spending.
date:Posted: September 20, 2016
UAE. CIMA members and students in the UAE are confident about their career progression; Average monthly earning among qualified members in the UAE reach US$9,200.
date:Posted: September 20, 2016
UAE. 40% of MENA respondents list their financial situation as their number one stress-inducing factor, according to new Bayt.com poll.
QATAR. QNB Group publishes its Qatar Economic Insight September 2016 report; The report examines the outlook for the Qatari economy as it continues its strong growth based on non-hydrocarbon investment spending.
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