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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: September 14, 2016
UAE. HolidayMe survey: Family vacations top choice followed by couples- and friends-only holidays with a maximum per person spend of US$680 (85.3%).
Posted: September 8, 2016
UAE. Despite popular fears which range from job losses to doomsday scenarios, finance professionals welcome the rise of artificial intelligence, automation and robots, according to the latest study by CIMA.
Posted: September 7, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The rise in the Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia PMI is encouraging, although the average PMI so far this year is still below 2015, indicating a slower rate of private sector growth.
Posted: September 6, 2016
UAE. Change is the new normal for the global health care sector; Rapid health care market growth anticipated in the Middle East ; Gulf countries drive health tourism to diversify their economies.
Posted: September 5, 2016
UAE. The impact of the softening global economy continues to hamper the UAE's office market as redundancies have stifled demand, according to Cluttons.
Posted: September 5, 2016
UAE. Two out of three people in the UAE eat dinner out every weekend; Five out of six consumers are eating out as much or more compared to last year; Nearly two-thirds of consumer are spending more.
Posted: September 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The ongoing horror in Aleppo should awaken every global leader with an ounce of courage to step up and do whatever it takes to end the slaughter and inhuman suffering of the Syrian people.
Posted: September 2, 2016
UAE. Over half (52%) looking to send children abroad want to invest in property in that country; Nearly 9 in 10 have concerns about funding their children's education, reveals new HSBC report.
Posted: September 1, 2016
UAE. London, New York and Singapore identified as top preferred investment destinations (outside of the Middle East), with 54% naming residential as their preferred asset class.
Posted: August 31, 2016
UAE. Dubai secures fourth place in global office rental growth; Growth reaches 20% with continuous declining office vacancy levels in DIFC: JLL's Office Global Index Report.
Posted: August 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. 88% say advanced manufacturing will transform industrial sector in the next decade; 61% say new innovation approaches in energy sector will reap huge benefits.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Entrepreneurs cite personal fulfillment, freedom to choose a work-life balance and the ability to be their own boss, according to Bayt.com and YouGov report.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Gender diversity and improving social conditions driving adult female participation in the GCC's labour force to reach 32% in 2015, revealed an Al Masah Capital Report on "GCC Women - Entrepreneurs in a New Economy".
Posted: August 25, 2016
UAE. More security incidents involving Industrial Control Systems (ICS) operators occurred in 2015 and already in 2016 than any previous year; New targets and tactics likely to emerge as publicly available tools lower barrier to entry; Report offers solutions to combat these emerging threats.
Posted: August 25, 2016
QATAR. In the residential market, Qatar is seeing a flight to affordability, as rates for low to mid-end residences remain resilient despite declining rental rates for high end apartments.

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date:Posted: September 30, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Survey of 4,000 reveals extent of UK mobile owners' obsession with their devices; For the first time, the majority of mobile phone connections are over 4G.
date:Posted: September 30, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 72% of UK CEOs voted to remain but also agree that loss of trust in big business was a factor in the EU referendum result, reveals KPMG.
date:Posted: September 29, 2016
UAE. Deloitte introduces first-of-its-kind Apple practice to help businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise by designing and implementing iPhone and iPad solutions.
INTERNATIONAL. Jost Thöne, Stradivari expert and co-owner of VIOLIN ASSETS, offers input on this subject. The company makes high-quality historical and modern string instruments accessible as investments.
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