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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: November 7, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. A new BCG analysis of 300+ companies finds businesses that perform well in environmental, social, and governance areas can improve their valuations and margins.
Posted: November 6, 2017
UAE. Global economic confidence has improved slightly this quarter, despite lagging confidence in the Middle East and the Americas; In the UAE, the capital expenditure and employment subcomponents were both very weak.
Posted: November 6, 2017
UAE. Deloitte and Huawei release insightful study on the drivers and challenges of continued digitalization in the region.
Posted: November 3, 2017
UAE. Only five percent of companies are considered truly "intelligent" enterprises, leveraging ties between physical and digital worlds for better visibility and actionable insights.
Posted: November 1, 2017
UAE. Only 59% "never" tailgate; Slow vehicles in front and "running late" are the leading causes; Little empathy for those being tailgated; Poor knowledge levels must be addressed by education efforts.
Posted: November 1, 2017
UAE. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
Posted: October 30, 2017
UAE. Total FDI inflows into India reached US$498.9 billion in 17 years , says the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) as the two-day India-UAE Partnership Summit kicks off in Dubai.
Posted: October 29, 2017
EGYPT. Q3 has seen boost in Egyptian hotel and tourism sector, according to JLL's latest Cairo Real Estate report; Further projects have been announced in Cairo and across Egypt demonstrating restored investor confidence.
Posted: October 27, 2017
UAE. Flagship hub at "Area 2071" part of EY's multi-million investment in innovation centres across the hottest innovation cities around the world; Extension of EY's work in digital, design, artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, machine learning, data, analytics and cyber.
Posted: October 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Being digital would mean transforming core operations to enable digital transformation and grow profitability and could include AI, smart collectors, digital warehouses, connected vehicles, connected lockers, augmented workforce and robotic process automation.
Posted: October 26, 2017
UAE. The FT Business Regulation Forum brought together regulators, policy makers and senior industry leaders to discuss the role of regulatory policy as a driver for development, business innovation and inclusive growth in the Gulf Region.
Posted: October 25, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Companies are starting to question the value of the annual performance review, exploring a more natural alternative for keeping fingers on company pulses.
Posted: October 25, 2017
UAE. Dimension Data says Blockchain has immense potential to disrupt and transform the world of money, business, and society.
Posted: October 23, 2017
UAE. Investors betting on faster economic growth bought riskier assets while bond holders reduced their positions on worries that inflation and federal borrowing could rise.
Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Fintech will reduce the profitability of some of the UAE. GCC banks' business lines, particularly money transfer and foreign-currency exchange.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 19, 2017
UAE. Millennials feel that education has the most to gain from being shaken up by 4IR, along with energy, healthcare and government.
date:Posted: November 18, 2017
UAE. ICA Conference in Dubai to address the importance of GCC sovereign wealth funds and the sharing economy; Leading analyst calls for a "Mini Marshall Plan" to help the Middle East push up economic growth and reduce dependency on commodities.
date:Posted: November 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Findings from the Global Youth Survey, undertaken by Populus on behalf of the Misk Foundation, revealed that more than half fear that are not sufficiently tech-savvy to access the opportunities that will arise from the rush of technological progress.
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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