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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: April 8, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. The average PMI reading for Q1 2019 was 56.5, indicating the strongest quarterly expansion in the non-oil private sector since Q4 2017.
Posted: April 7, 2019
UAE. 66% of respondents felt that governments should intervene in private-sector companies to set targets for gender diversity; Only 44% of women who return to work after a long career break experience support from their employer compared to 55% for men.
Posted: April 6, 2019
UAE. Report by Ponemon Institute for Tenable finds 62% of respondents said their organizations have suffered multiple attacks.
Posted: April 5, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. With so much computational power at our disposal, the opportunity stands as never before to transform this power into effective change by stretching our creative human capacities to new limits.
Posted: April 4, 2019
UAE. Blockchain is undeniably an ingenious invention to create an impact on the Fintech landscape and has brought disruption to the financial industry. But why is it important to understand the concept of Blockchain and the impact it may have on the finance sector?
Posted: April 3, 2019
KUWAIT. Oil prices up by nearly 30% in 2019, posting their best quarterly performance since 2009; OPEC achieved 106% production compliance in February, led by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE; Prices forecast to firm up during next two quarters.
Posted: April 2, 2019
UAE. Are companies fully aware of the cyber threats that can truly damage their reputation and cause financial losses?
Posted: April 1, 2019
UAE. Digitalization and big data analytics, machine learning and blockchain could have an impact on the LNG industry, with a particular interest in deploying blockchain to facilitate trade.
Posted: March 31, 2019
UAE. 36% of respondents in the Middle East report their organization has an overall encryption strategy; The use of hardware security modules (HSMs) has increased from 28% to 50% over the past year.
Posted: March 29, 2019
UAE. Seventy percent of the financial services executives surveyed said their institutions have either recently completed an update of their risk management program or have one in progress.
Posted: March 28, 2019
UAE. Survey finds that businesses in the Middle East do not feel "future-workforce-ready" in 60% of cases.
Posted: March 27, 2019
UAE. CX is top of mind for Middle East consumers; Smartphone shoppers dominate: biggest growth in mobile payment seen in the Middle East; Social media still king: 60% say social media influenced their fashion purchasing decisions and 53% for tech purchases.
Posted: March 26, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Overall, the study reinforces that millennials in KSA are embracing online and mobile-first platforms for shopping.
Posted: March 26, 2019
UAE. The survey findings show that the majority of respondents do not have realistic plans for securing a comfortable lifestyle when they finish working.
Posted: March 25, 2019
UAE. Nationality is seen as the biggest reason for discrimination; 69% have faced discrimination on the basis of their education.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 26, 2019
UAE. UAE Outsourcing and Shared Services (OSS) spend estimated at US$ 4.8 billion in 2018, forecasted to rise to US$ 6.8 billion by 2023.
date:Posted: April 26, 2019
UAE. Dubai's flag-carrier airline is the brand that consumers would feel most proud to work for; Apple moves up two places from last year and stands at second.
date:Posted: April 25, 2019
UAE. Many computer users don't take enough precautions when disposing of their USB sticks; Our penchant for plugging in random memory sticks isn't the only trouble with our USB hygiene, a study shows.
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