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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: January 5, 2018
UAE. The growth is largely due to a strong rise in output and new orders. It is likely that the introduction of VAT in January has spurred activity and purchasing in Q4 2017.
Posted: January 5, 2018
SINGAPORE. Firm urges ports operators to plan ahead for global industry changes; Shifting economic trends, trade flows and global demographic patterns are creating the conditions for what could be a defining year for the global ports industry.
Posted: January 4, 2018
UAE. IDC; The GCC mobile phone market is already going through many significant challenges outside of VAT, due to various ongoing social, political, and economic developments, and VAT will only compound this dire situation.
Posted: January 2, 2018
UAE. Combined value of 1,424 active transport projects in the GCC region crossed US$392.2 billion by the end of 2017; As many as 60 transport projects with a combined estimated value of US$6.64 billion were completed in Q3; Fifteen new transport projects, worth US$2.08 billion were announced in Q3.
Posted: December 21, 2017
UAE. We project some job creation in new sectors such as Privatisation, Digital banking, Fintech and Blockchain particularly in Dubai; The outlook for the economy, new jobs, and salaries in Saudi Arabia is improving, and market sentiment looks reasonably positive.
Posted: December 20, 2017
QATAR. The survey sought to explore the status of working women in the MENA region by analyzing their perceptions of equality at work and looking into challenges faced at work, as well as career and life ambitions.
Posted: December 19, 2017
UAE. Businesses in 2018 will continue to face profound uncertainty because of the increasingly personalised and assertive style of national leaders who pursue more aggressive and more transactional diplomacy.
Posted: December 19, 2017
UAE. Industrial consolidation can support value creation and build strategic, operational, and capabilities for the GCC petrochemical players to remain competitive globally.
Posted: December 18, 2017
UAE. The region will see the launch of new, futuristic technologies & solutions at the Future Cities Show, held in April 2018, that will change the way we live and work in the urban environment.
Posted: December 17, 2017
UAE. The recent increase in mortgage activity can be attributed towards the rise of end users and investors taking advantage of capital structure through leverage. Structurally speaking, the higher levels of mortgage indicate that there will be lower levels of "flipping".
Posted: December 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. AI will create 2.3 million jobs in 2020, while eliminating 1.8 million.
Posted: December 14, 2017
UAE. As the interconnection junction between network providers, cloud providers and the enterprise, Equinix has a unique perspective on IT trends and where things are headed.
Posted: December 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. As our systems will get smarter, so too will our ability to understand their interconnectedness. Imagine the transformative power we could unlock if we could see the cumulative impact of a billion small actions in motion. Could IoT be the hero to save us from ourselves?
Posted: December 13, 2017
UAE. The first of its kind survey in the Middle East aims at gauging the "market sentiment" and share the internal challenges faced by the downstream industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Posted: December 12, 2017
UAE. Forty-four of the top 100 UAE-based companies have reported on their sustainability performance, according to a KPMG survey.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 19, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank's strategy team sees a market full of potential hazards as we head into 2018; From central bank policy normalisation to rising inflation expectations, from fiscal deficit expansions to cross-asset correlations, the signs are all there.
date:Posted: January 19, 2018
LEBANON. 2018 annual consumer trends report from J. Walter Thompson's Innovation Group MENA, forecasts 100 trends depicting the region's fast-paced evolution; It captures key themes accelerating the pace of change for consumers.
date:Posted: January 18, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Gemalto and Ponemon Institute study reveals regional disparities in adoption of cloud security; Half of global organizations believe that payment information (54%) and customer data (49%) is at risk in the cloud; Over half (57%) think using the cloud increases compliance risk.
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank's strategy team sees a market full of potential hazards as we head into 2018; From central bank policy normalisation to rising inflation expectations, from fiscal deficit expansions to cross-asset correlations, the signs are all there.
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