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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: May 12, 2015
UAE. "The technology market is an evolving domain that we have decided to foray into. As a holding company with several entities operating under our umbrella, we have a solid understanding of what it takes to succeed in this region."
Posted: May 12, 2015
UAE. One in four would not consider traveling with the same airline after experiencing delays; 75% would give up extras such as pre-bookable seats or free in-flight meals in order to stay connected using free in-flight Wi-Fi.
Posted: May 11, 2015
UAE. The relationship between price change and transactional volume in the market helps defining the best time to buy and sell a property, according to REIDIN report.
Posted: May 11, 2015
UAE. 66% say their salary is lower than other companies in their industry, according to the latest Bayt.com and YouGov Salary Survey; A staggering 87% of UAE respondents have seen the cost of living rise in 2014, with 34% saying that it grew by more than 20%.
Posted: May 10, 2015
UAE. Annual technology forecast highlights 5 technology trends affecting tomorrow's digital businesses; pioneering enterprises see great potential to make a difference - and a profit - by operating as ecosystems, not just as individual corporate entities.
Posted: May 6, 2015
UAE. Emirates remains the most valuable brand, with a brand value of US$6.6 billion; The total value of Qatari brands is up 47% in a year, the fastest rate of growth; KSA has the most brands (17) together worth US$21.7 billion
Posted: May 6, 2015
UAE. Global Trends report released at Arabian Travel Market; Up-to-date insight into MENA economic trends with emphasis on the impact of smart technologies in the region; Global growth in mobile bookings to reach 35% by 2018 as wearable technology takes off.
Posted: May 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "It is simply Britain managing its own posture. As Europe weakens, the UK tilts closer to the US. As the US goes through its periodic inwardness, it tilts closer to Europe. It is not a matter of tilting one way or another, but a complex ballet where ideally no one is fully certain what the British [will do next]."
Posted: May 5, 2015
UAE. Inbound announced deal value increased from US$0.4 billion in Q1 2014 to US$2.6 billion in Q1 2015; Q1 2015 announced MENA M&A deal value increases by 9% to US$8.9 billion; 69% of MENA executives expect the deal market to remain stable in 2015.
Posted: April 30, 2015
UAE. HSBC research shows traditional inheritance dying out as more working age people redistribute their savings during their lifetime and leave less for future generations; 92% of working age people provide regular financial support to family or friends.
Posted: April 29, 2015
UAE. EY launches Diversification Tracker, which benchmarks the GCC countries both globally and against each other; Study identifies transport, financial services, tourism, telecoms and R&D as the "sweet spot" where regional strengths, economic impact and nationals' employment preferences converge.
Posted: April 29, 2015
UAE. Slow start to 2015 will be bolstered by deals anticipated for later in the year; Egyptian market sees three new listings; UAE remains most targeted GCC country, but Qatar overtakes the UAE to become the most active outbound investor in Q1 2015.
Posted: April 28, 2015
UAE. As banks address new capital regulatory requirements and slow balance sheet growth, a new global study on alternative channels for capital from shadow banking provides a unique investor perspective on what it will take for these financing vehicles to take hold and support economic growth.
Posted: April 28, 2015
UAE. The UAE listed insurer market posted its worst-ever underwriting performance in 2014, mainly because of fierce competition that drove down premiums in medical and motor insurance; The positive economic outlook for the UAE is likely to expand the insurance market in 2015.
Posted: April 27, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Since its accession to the WTO in 2005, the Saudi Arabia has embarked on a dual process of opening its markets to foreign companies and regulating its labour market to promote employment for nationals.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 29, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. SITA survey investigated the connection between passenger's use of technology and their emotions to discover how they feel at every point of the journey; Survey shows that technology is helping put enjoyment back into flying.
date:Posted: May 28, 2015
UAE. The recent close below 1.55 was a critical blow for the Pound/Dollar bulls, and the bears have continued to exploit each opportunity to increase selling pressure with the pair still looking technically vulnerable to further declines.
date:Posted: May 28, 2015
UAE. Low production costs for Middle East companies gives regional players significant competitive advantage in the low price segment of an oil "super cycle", according to the latest paper from global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.
INTERNATIONAL. SITA survey investigated the connection between passenger's use of technology and their emotions to discover how they feel at every point of the journey; Survey shows that technology is helping put enjoyment back into flying.
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