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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 17, 2015
UAE. The highly evolving retail market in UAE, not only has grown to be the first shopping destination in the region but it continues to attract shoppers and retailers alike from around the globe.
Posted: November 17, 2015
UAE. GCC has strong foundation to further develop financial technologies sector (FinTech); Global investment in FinTech sector jumped three-fold from 2008, reaching US$3 billion in 2014 and is expected to double by 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2015
UAE. According to Bain & Company's 2015 worldwide luxury report, luxury brands will need the right pricing model to win against hard-to-predict currency volatility.
Posted: November 17, 2015
UAE. 70% of UAE respondents saw the M&A deal pipeline improving, compared to 14% in April; Largest M&A transaction was Saudi Arabian Oil Company's acquisition of Lanxess.
Posted: November 17, 2015
UAE. Global report from Aimia highlights golden moment for brands to engage with their customers and secure the loyalty of these customers for the long term.
Posted: November 16, 2015
EGYPT. Improved political stability, economic reforms and foreign investments are supporting Egypt's economic recovery; Coface forecasts growth of 4.4% for 2015/2016; still dependent on donations and FDI from GCC countries.
Posted: November 15, 2015
UAE. Up to 64% of GCC customers would feel comfortable switching to a digital-first bank; Mobile banking penetration in the GCC is low; EY research suggests that without introducing digital initiatives, up to 50% of retail banks' net profit could be at stake.
Posted: November 13, 2015
UAE. The steady evolution of brand loyalty programmes is ripe for revolution, as e-commerce platforms pave the way for increased value and improved customer experience. Guy Deslandes, E-Commerce Director at Collinson Latitude, explains
Posted: November 12, 2015
UAE. Goal to increase women's representation at Board level across the GCC; A focus on the compelling economic and business case for gender balance; Support GCC public and private organisations to increase leadership participation by women.
Posted: November 12, 2015
UAE. Withholding taxes on payments made to foreign companies increased significantly since MENA countries lowered company tax rates to 10%-15%; Considerations for the introduction of VAT in the GCC and Egypt discussed at the EY MENA Tax Conference in Houston.
Posted: November 11, 2015
UAE. Report released ahead of World Diabetes Day calls for a coherent region-wide approach to tackle the growing diabetes burden.
Posted: November 11, 2015
UAE. U.S. investors should take a more nuanced view of the Middle East, and explore opportunities in growth sectors such as healthcare, Hoda Abou-Jamra, Founding Partner at TVM Capital Healthcare Partners told a conference of high profile women investors in New York.
Posted: November 10, 2015
UAE. October's survey data paints a slightly less downbeat picture of real estate market conditions than those recorded over the three months to August.
Posted: November 10, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. According to Mergermarket, this is a reflection of Saudi demographics; however the total value of Q1-Q3 2015 deals fell 38.1% compared to same period in 2014; Total M&A deal value of US$ 578m in first three quarters.
Posted: November 9, 2015
UAE. Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker: Weaker growth was partly driven by a slight fall in business activity at travel & tourism companies, while both construction and wholesale & retail sub-sectors registered slower increases in activity in October.


date:Posted: November 28, 2015
UAE. Total passengers set to double to 7 billion by 2034; The UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will all enjoy strong growth of 5.6%, 4.8%, and 4.6% respectively. The total regional market size will be 383 million passengers.
date:Posted: November 26, 2015
UAE. Legal experts say move will influence oil major investment plans in Iran ahead of the lifting of sanctions; Lawmakers likely to be mindful of "missed opportunities" in Iraq and Lebanon.
date:Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. EMAAR, Shell, and Emirates lead The LinkedIn InDemand list of the most sought-after employers in the region based on millions of interactions from members; Rather than relying on questionnaires, InDemand measures the actual behaviour of professionals as they explore their career journey.
INTERNATIONAL. Robotics is making this new area of medicine possible. Cary G. Vance, CEO of Hansen Medical Inc., tells The Life Sciences Report about disruptive advances in interventional radiology and Hansen's own revolutionary robotic catheters.
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