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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 14, 2016
LEBANON. Improved political environment to help confidence and support demand; Reduction of registration fees would stimulate housing demand, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.
Posted: November 14, 2016
UAE. Digital commerce and predictive customer analytics are converting economic pressures into opportunities for the retail sector.
Posted: November 14, 2016
UAE. Al Masah Capital reports on an eventful week as global markets continue to react to the new American order of power.
Posted: November 8, 2016
UAE. Globally, frequent buyers and sellers of businesses generate substantially higher medium- and long-term returns - at lower risk - than one-time dealmakers, according to BCG's 2016 M&A report.
Posted: November 1, 2016
UAE. New Oliver Wyman report addresses how region is ripe for real, lasting change and need for non profit and private sector to drive new initiatives.
Posted: November 1, 2016
UAE. New senior digital, cyber experts at PA Consulting Group warn Middle East businesses to transform securely, harnessing power of disruptive technology.
Posted: October 31, 2016
UAE. Global shift in perception makes renewable energy the "new norm;" Five key components are driving the renewable energy sector with irreversible momentum, report finds; Regulatory environment helping to promote increased use of renewable energy sources.
Posted: October 25, 2016
UAE. Demographic and social change, shift in global economic power, rapid urbanisation, climate change and resource scarcity, and technological breakthroughs to dictate and shape the future of the region.
Posted: October 24, 2016
UAE. Blockchain can impact key areas of finance including retail payments infrastructure, remittances, FX trading, trade finance, capital markets and compliance activities; Booz Allen Hamilton identifies specific opportunities, recommends how the UAE can organize and co-ordinate efforts.
Posted: October 19, 2016
UAE. The general trend for Abu Dhabi's hospitality market has been positive growth of tourism demand being offset by a decline in corporate demand and new supply completions.
Posted: October 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. More than half of respondents (57%) plan deals in next 12 months; M&A activity set to pick up in 2017 despite new uncertainties, according to the latest EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer.
Posted: October 17, 2016
UAE. According to the new report companies must regularly and systematically consider emerging risks to fueling innovation; Innovating without knowing the associated risk is a primary reason for failure in business.
Posted: October 17, 2016
UAE. Business leaders say listening to feedback from the market is the key to success for startups; avoid isolation, over protecting your idea, spending too much time and resources on perfecting an MVP; pace your growth with the resources you have in hand.
Posted: October 15, 2016
UAE. "The Digital Economy has the unique power to enhance our world: to enrich the urban experience, and drive cost savings for government agencies, multi-national companies, SMEs, as well as startups - and ultimately promote economic competitiveness."
Posted: October 14, 2016
UAE. New Oliver Wyman report addresses how region is ripe for real, lasting change and need for non profit and private sector to drive new initiatives.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
date:Posted: December 7, 2016
UAE. Smart Grids can help lay the foundations for energy and cost-saving applications and renewable energy development in the MENA region.
date:Posted: December 6, 2016
UAE. Knowledge Summit 2016: "Over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030 and that is the hidden results of our rapid technology growth. But, if we understand all these hidden consequences we can create jobs at a much higher rate".
UAE. The Global Cross-Border report shows Middle-East as one of the regions with the highest incidence of cross-border online shoppers; UAE consumers continue to increase their online shopping. In 2016, 68% of adults in UAE shopped online in the past 12 months, increasing from 63% in 2015.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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