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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: May 12, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Elon Musk has announced a futuristic vision of transportation involving underground roadway systems beneath bustling cities; Aurecon expert weighs in on whether Elon's vision really is as impossible as it sounds...
Posted: May 9, 2017
UAE. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study shows gender gap still persists when it comes to global talent mobility; 44% of women with children were willing to move abroad. Yet despite this, less than 30% of women who were willing to move had actually done so, compared with 40% of men in similar situations.
Posted: May 9, 2017
UAE. Deloitte reveals the regulatory opportunities and challenges facing the financial services industry and the five ways that institutions can take advantage of the new regulatory changes to drive efficiency and growth.
Posted: May 4, 2017
LEBANON. Findings from latest ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller survey released: Young Arabs view unemployment and extremism as the biggest problems holding the Middle East back, with the region increasingly divided by access to opportunity; 77% of young Lebanese say Daesh has become weaker over the past year.
Posted: April 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. If history shows us that science has spawned so many unintended discoveries, what is around the next corner of unintended scientific breakthroughs?
Posted: April 27, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Increase in foreign direct investment seen as part of efforts to diversify the economy and boost investment inflows into the kingdom; National Transformation Programme updates to be revealed at Saudi Forum 2017.
Posted: April 26, 2017
UAE. New PwC report finds an increasing need for mid-market accommodations to cater to a younger generation that does not put much emphasis on star ratings; Emerging markets will overtake developed markets as a tourism and hospitality destination but also as key provider of customers.
Posted: April 25, 2017
UAE. Professional networking site has 22 million members in the MENA region; Members in the UAE have an average of 211 connections.
Posted: April 24, 2017
UAE. Installed generation capacity in the MENA countries analysed will have to rise by almost 150GW, more than 50% on the current available capacity of 290GW, to reach a massive 440GW by 2020.
Posted: April 19, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Private sector is having more impact at the primary level - with stronger growth levels seen against a decline in public sector enrolment. Pressure on provision creates an opportunity for greater collaboration between the public and private sectors.
Posted: April 18, 2017
UAE. The UAE in particular continued the trend of performing markedly better than other countries in the Middle East, with the survey indicating an increase in confidence, government spending and employment.
Posted: April 17, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. As consumption triples to US$4 trillion over next decade, wealthy householders will represent biggest share of spending; Urbanization and more nuclear and digital households will also shape new spending patterns.
Posted: April 17, 2017
UAE. A combination of clinical workforce shortages and a young, digitally savvy population in the Middle East means the region could leapfrog other countries in AI and robotics in healthcare; Accessibility and accuracy seen as benefits, while trust and the human element are key challenges.
Posted: April 13, 2017
UAE. To gauge the level of knowledge of VAT within the GCC, and to understand the preparations already underway, Deloitte conducted an Indirect Tax Client Survey.
Posted: April 11, 2017
UAE. Retailers need to get in shape to meet consumer demand for a fast fashion fix, according to new research from Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy. Speed and agility are the top priorities for every retailer competing in fast fashion.

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date:Posted: May 18, 2017
UAE. 2020 Expo key to 'lukewarm' construction market in UAE with costs forecast to rise by 2% in 2017; Rest of the region including Qatar and Oman seeing construction slowdown and stable costs, reflecting oil prices.
date:Posted: May 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Britain's Labour Party has announced that if elected it would introduce a 45% income tax rate on incomes over 80k pounds, and a 50% rate over 123k.
date:Posted: May 15, 2017
UAE. UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman's aviation infrastructure to help fuel travel and tourism sectors and accelerate economic growth; Around 46% of region's aviation projects are located in Saudi Arabia; More than two-thirds are being executed in the GCC.
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