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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: November 26, 2018
UAE. Accountancy professionals will be increasingly required to broaden their skill-set and take ownership of their personal development if they are to succeed.
Posted: November 26, 2018
UAE. Another negative week across the board, with oil prices falling 10%; Markets are undershooting fundamentals. Where do we stand?
Posted: November 25, 2018
UAE. Future value creation of firms in the Middle East relies on their ability to consolidate, extend marketing reach to high-growth markets, leverage digital and innovation, embed sustainability in their strategy, and sustain high-performance organizations.
Posted: November 22, 2018
UAE. How much higher are the odds that your device will be exposed to malware if you download apps from outside Google Play or if you use one of Android’s older versions? Google has the numbers.
Posted: November 21, 2018
UAE. Joint study examines cyber threats across global financial markets; Securities market is one of the most at-risk areas, while trade finance is also under threat.
Posted: November 20, 2018
UAE. Research suggests cloud interoperability and app mobility outrank cost and security for primary hybrid cloud benefits.
Posted: November 19, 2018
UAE. Large majority of UAE survey respondents willing to bank with established technology companies, says Bain & Company study.
Posted: November 19, 2018
JORDAN. Mindshift Capital, Global Ventures, Flat 6 Labs are commiting to further gender-diversify their portfolios.
Posted: November 19, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. First mover advantage for Saudi companies that protect consumer data.
Posted: November 16, 2018
UAE. The new cybercriminals are effectively a cross-breed of the once esoteric, targeted attacker, and the pedestrian purveyor of off-the-shelf malware, using manual hacking techniques, not for espionage or sabotage, but to maintain their dishonorable income streams.
Posted: November 14, 2018
UAE Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Survey reveals strength in diversity and opportunities for improvement; 74% of women aspire to senior leadership roles.
Posted: November 13, 2018
UAE. In this Mimecast-sponsored report, insights from global IT leaders have been sewn together to offer first-hand prescriptive advice and tactics for navigating the challenges of threat intelligence.
Posted: November 12, 2018
HONG KONG & SINGAPORE. Family businesses should better harness generational diversity, overcome entrenchment and engage external sources of talent and capital to sustain growth between generations.
Posted: November 11, 2018
UAE. Slower improvements in activity and new work, alongside another contraction in employment contributed to the rate of growth slowdown.
Posted: November 10, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. According to one poll, 46% of audiences associate VR with novelty experiences and 60% with high-end gaming, but artificial and virtual reality have the capacity to provide truly transformative experiences by promoting new and meaningful feelings, skills and understanding.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. After fantastic returns in 2017 everywhere, 2018 is a sea of red; Volatility rules, despite objective good news on the political front; Patience recommended as markets undershoot fundamentals.
date:Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. Retail sales across four Gulf countries are projected to increase by more than US$24 billion over the next five years, according to new research from Euromonitor International; UAE's US$55 billion retail industry forecast to grow 16% by 2023.
date:Posted: December 9, 2018
UAE. When asked about their motivation for a new career, the most common reason was "to find their real passion" (57.7%), followed by “better compensation” (18.1%).
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