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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: July 13, 2015
UAE. KPMG "Top of Mind"Survey 2015: 47% of UAE consumer companies surveyed report that income growth increased by over 10% in 2014; 70% of UAE respondents feel cyber risk is a growing concern; Online purchasing continues to grow.
Posted: July 13, 2015
UAE. Executives and directors are cautiously optimistic about the economic outlook in their industries given the latest downward trend in the oil prices, and they are looking to management tools to help grow their business coming out of the downturn.
Posted: July 13, 2015
UAE. Several key aspects of the luxury sector will be unrecognizable in the next few years: The traveling luxury consumer will change the concept of national boundaries; millennial consumers will represent a significant percentage of sales volume in luxury.
Posted: July 13, 2015
UAE. The overall 12-month activity now falls short from a sustained and marked rebound mainly due to the regional political turmoil which is weighing on investors confidence.
Posted: July 9, 2015
UAE. Firm expects market to return to growth in 2016-2017 as Dubai gears up to host EXPO 2020 - says price declines will be temporary; Research shows market peaked in Oct. 2014, at levels higher than 2008 boom.
Posted: July 9, 2015
UAE. Private sector businesses in Dubai signalled further strong increases in business activity and new orders in June, though the rates of expansion moderated to 27- and 53-month lows, respectively, according to the latest Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker.
Posted: July 8, 2015
UAE. The Middle East in general lags behind most developed nations; we actively encourage increased collaborative effort from organizations, governments and policy-makers; it is the only way we will begin to see results worldwide and in our region.
Posted: July 7, 2015
UAE. PA Consulting Group says failure to grasp how to communicate with this entrepreneurial group of people may threaten the survival of organisations reluctant to change; Three-point strategy to help regional employers avoid shortage of new talent in new era of digital revolution.
Posted: July 6, 2015
UAE. Marked slowdowns in growth of output and new business were at the forefront of the overall deceleration, while employment continued to rise at a solid pace.
Posted: July 6, 2015
UAE. OPEC's oil market share to fall by 5% by 2018, according to Deloitte's latest Oil and Gas Reality Check 2015 report; New global patterns could threaten OPEC's position on global markets.
Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
Posted: July 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Many Chinese business become successful innovators in the domestic market first and then go global, while others expand globally first and then invest in innovation.
Posted: June 25, 2015
UAE. Regional digital markets to add US$820 billion and create 4.4 million jobs in 6 years; Strategy& outlines six steps to combat cyber-crime in MENA.
Posted: June 24, 2015
UAE. The findings serve as a performance indicator on the pace and pattern of regional economic growth and seek to benchmark MEA against developed countries.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 29, 2015
UAE. "The proposed introduction of an Insolvency Law can only be a good thing, as it has the potential to strengthen business confidence and boost inward investment into the region."
date:Posted: July 29, 2015
UAE. Investment values in Egypt increased in 2014; UAE, Lebanon, Jordan and Morocco continue to be active in venture capital investments, according to the latest "MENA Private Equity & Venture Capital" report.
date:Posted: July 28, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Study by Glowork highlights women's perceptions before graduation, shows regional differences within the Kingdom, and the need to develop part time jobs and internship programs.
UAE. Investment values in Egypt increased in 2014; UAE, Lebanon, Jordan and Morocco continue to be active in venture capital investments, according to the latest "MENA Private Equity & Venture Capital" report.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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