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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 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...
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 25, 2017
UAE. New report shows that while more men use seed crowdfunding than women, women are more successful in reaching their finance goals; This is also true for the Middle East where women were also found to be more successful in achieving their finance targets (10% vs 6%).
date:Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Confidence is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS);The sharp fall in confidence mirrors the oil price.
date:Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Oxford Business Group (OBG) Business Barometer: 75% of UAE CEOs indicate significant capital investment in the coming 12 months.
UAE. New report shows that while more men use seed crowdfunding than women, women are more successful in reaching their finance goals; This is also true for the Middle East where women were also found to be more successful in achieving their finance targets (10% vs 6%).
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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