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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: February 6, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Headline PMI climbs to 56.2 supported by faster increases in output, new orders and employment.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. 2019 has printed one of the best starts of the year for decades, across asset classes and regions; A weakening US Dollar broadly spread optimism beyond the US..
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. The report examines the performance of Dubai's real estate market in 2018 and forecasts the changes in the hospitality, residential, office, retail and industrial and logistics markets in 2019.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. Sharper expansions in output and new orders recorded; New order receipts helped by discounting as charges reduced for fourth month running; Rate of job creation remains muted.
Posted: February 4, 2019
UAE. Deal value jumped to US$26.76 billion in 2018, from US$15.86 billion in 2017; M&A deal volume in the region up by 15 deals, to 148 transactions; UAE transactions lead the charge with US$10.4 billion in deals; Energy, Consumer and Infrastructure sectors could dominate deal-making in 2019.
Posted: January 31, 2019
UAE. This is the global sandbox initiative by the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) that ADGM served as one of the founding financial regulator-members.
Posted: January 31, 2019
UAE. Sophos released a report that delves into Matrix ransomware; Primary means of access is through firewalls that have the Remote Desktop Protocol enabled; Targeted ransomware attacks are gaining in prominence.
Posted: January 30, 2019
LONDON. Report states that suppressed oil prices and political instability present another headwind for (re)insurers in MEA.
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. Oxford Buisness Group's most recent Economic View tackles the appeal of Dubai brands and the city as a creative centre.
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. Only 28% of regional CEOs were 'very confident' on revenue growth in the next 12 months; 43% of Middle CEOs expect headcount to fall; Saudi and Egypt identified as top markets with highest growth potential in 2019.
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. US$4.53 trillion in revenues generated by Top 250 global retailers; The global economy is at a turning point.
Posted: January 28, 2019
UAE. Eni and OMV will acquire 20% and 15% shares in ADNOC Refining respectively; Proceeds to ADNOC from the sale are estimated to be US$5.8 billion.
Posted: January 28, 2019
UAE. JP Morgan EMBI inclusion likely to attract more than US$30 billion in inflows to GCC bonds; Local and hard currency issuance from MENA reached US$145 billion in 2018; Fund managers see regional bonds as attractive compared to EM peers; financial sector subordinated papers prove popular.
Posted: January 28, 2019
UAE. As another thing to improve this year, you may want to route your focus on a device that is the nerve center of your network and, if poorly secured, the epicenter of much potential trouble.
Posted: January 28, 2019
UAE. Another positive week across major asset classes, with a patient Fed and US shutdown ending; Companies are releasing Q4 earnings and updating their 2019 guidance; FOMC meeting will be key to keep the positive tone of January.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 15, 2019
UAE. Digital transformation requires successful orchestration of technology across the organization and there is nobody better suited to lead this than the CIO, explains Paul Potgieter, Managing Director - UAE, Dimension Data.
date:Posted: February 13, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. OBG Business Barometer -KSA CEO Survey 2019: Results suggest that reforms and changing demographics are bringing new dynamism.
date:Posted: February 13, 2019
UAE. Presidents, Prime Ministers, business leaders, philanthropists gather in Dubai to map-out sustainable future for citizens; Africa can realize its full potential if it becomes a united continent, says Rwanda President Paul Kagame.
UAE. Digital transformation requires successful orchestration of technology across the organization and there is nobody better suited to lead this than the CIO, explains Paul Potgieter, Managing Director - UAE, Dimension Data.
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