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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 20, 2017
UAE. Retail Disruption - what's the outlook for the Middle East? Mobile, social customer engagement, secure platforms, loyalty and showroom experience cited as key investment themes for retailers this year.
Posted: June 19, 2017
UAE. Private wealth in the UAE is poised to reach almost US$0.8 trillion in the next five years; wealth held by ultra-high-net-worth households in the Emirates is expected to increase by 9.4 percent in the same period, BCG report reveals.
Posted: June 18, 2017
UAE. Private sector key to a fundamental restructuring of Saudi Arabia economy; US$1 trillion of projects planned or underway in the region's biggest projects market.
Posted: June 14, 2017
UAE. Startups took on average 7 years to exit from founding; E-commerce, Media and F&B were the hottest making up 55% of exits; 45% of startups exited to MENA based acquirers.
Posted: June 13, 2017
UAE. The positions of different authorities is evolving and shipping companies do not yet have a complete picture on which to base their contingency planning, but they should all take care to distinguish between official and unofficial news.
Posted: June 13, 2017
UAE. Digital government imperatives of the UAE: 92% of Emirati respondents believe online government services have improved since 2014.
Posted: June 12, 2017
UAE. What the financial sector can learn from the Wcry fallout is the importance of investing in a sound risk management framework that involves technology change management as well as updated software.
Posted: June 8, 2017
UAE. Investors put major asset allocation decisions on hold amid uncertainty around interest rates and quantitative tightening; Commodity prices, US political change, Brexit and regional geopolitical situation create long-term unknowns.
Posted: June 7, 2017
UAE. Emerging markets consumers continue to drive luxury market growth; Multiple luxury goods companies double sales growth and lead profitability.
Posted: June 6, 2017
UAE. IoT cannot be an afterthought - organizations must proactively find ways to secure the network; Securing IoT is an inclusive process and must involve stakeholders from across the organization.
Posted: June 2, 2017
UAE. A.M. Best briefing states that as implementation laws have yet to be passed, this has resulted in a debate as to whether the target date is achievable.
Posted: June 1, 2017
UAE. PwC issues first quarterly economic bulletin on the Middle East; Oil prices, new taxes and growing interest in public-private partnerships cited as dominant themes driving most Middle Eastern economies in 2017.
Posted: May 30, 2017
UAE. Payment plans have progressively eased from 2013 (when more than 80% of launches had payment terms that were front ended) to 2016 when more than 55% of launches had back ended and post-handover payment plans.
Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants; Quicker than ever, the past is being left behind - a tendency that in the perception of many goes against the tradition of family-owned businesses.
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...

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 23, 2017
UAE. Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness; Dubai rises to Top 20; Abu Dhabi (23rd) and Riyadh (52nd) also rise in the ranking, though modestly.
date:Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. US exit from COP21 won't impact climate protection efforts; UAE opportunity to lead Middle East in growing renewable energy infrastructure.
date:Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. Lack of investor understanding is the biggest challenge to the growth of REITs in the country and region, according to latest CFA Society Emirates survey.
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