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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: October 4, 2016
UAE. PwC reveals findings of its first Chief Human Resources Officer Survey in the Middle East; only a few companies in the region have a strategic link between their business objectives and HR management practise.
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.
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.
Posted: September 28, 2016
UAE. BCG's global report on sustainable economic development progress places the UAE's well-being scores in the top quintile; however, the study shows that the nation's performance in converting wealth and growth into well-being is below par globally.
Posted: September 28, 2016
UAE. "The study points to how digital technology is reshaping the payment landscape in the UAE and impacting all areas of everyday life".
Posted: September 27, 2016
UAE. The report predicts that residential sale prices will decline further in Dubai for the balance of 2016, but that this rate of decline will slow, as value and affordability returns to the market.
Posted: September 26, 2016
UAE. According to The Boston Consulting Group, today, 7% of all FinTech companies in the Middle East and Africa are concentrated in the GCC.
Posted: September 21, 2016
QATAR. QNB Group publishes its Qatar Economic Insight September 2016 report; The report examines the outlook for the Qatari economy as it continues its strong growth based on non-hydrocarbon investment spending.
Posted: September 21, 2016
UAE. The current state of the Dubai market is in flux implying that we have reached an inflection point - a strong indicator of change in the market cycles and sentiment.
Posted: September 20, 2016
UAE. CIMA members and students in the UAE are confident about their career progression; Average monthly earning among qualified members in the UAE reach US$9,200.
Posted: September 20, 2016
UAE. 40% of MENA respondents list their financial situation as their number one stress-inducing factor, according to new poll.
Posted: September 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. New A.M. Best report notes that the majority of markets are open with few restrictions on operations, with continued market liberalisation and the gradual removal of sanctions from Iran expected to yield further opportunities for reinsurers.
Posted: September 19, 2016
UAE. Supply chain risk across the MENA region climbed to 4.406 from 4.371 during the second quarter of 2016, according to the CIPS Risk Index report; Global risk climbed to 80.8, a level not seen since 2013.
Posted: September 17, 2016
UAE. According to a new YouGov survey, 91% of UAE residents are aware of the location-based reality game Pokémon GO, but will Pokémon fever catch on in the Emirates?
Posted: September 16, 2016
UAE. Dubai the most sustainable city in the Middle East, although no GCC city finishes in top half; Study indicates significant disparities across region and all cities struggle with environmental issues.


date: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.
date: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.
date:Posted: October 24, 2016
UAE. Business confidence in Middle East improves for second consecutive quarter, but remains low amid slumping growth rates; 44% of businesses report worsening conditions; UAE in stronger position as budget surplus relaxes austerity measures.
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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