UAE. Liverpool Football Club Captain Steven Gerrard joined forces with ‘Team Azizi’ last night at a VIP launch event for the Dubai-based developer Azizi Investments at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
Gerrard gave his seal of approval to his signature tower - the Azizi Crystal at The Palm Jebel Ali - at the launch, which was attended by a host of VIP investors as well as guest speakers from CNN and Bloomberg. Within minutes of launch, the developer said it had achieved sales of more than AED150 million, dramatically bucking overall market trends and indicating continued interest in the
UAE. This forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (which includes hospitals and physicians' practices) on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services.
INTERNATIONAL. Double-digit growth in Middle East and Africa (16%), North America and the Caribbean (12%) and Australasia and Pacific Islands (11%); PwC's strategy in Africa mirrored that of its international clients who are also expanding across the continent.
UAE. Certificates of Development Capital (CKD) are registered and publicly listed securities on the Mexican Stock Exchange; Abraaj-managed CKD will provide growth capital investments to Mexican mid-cap businesses.
UAE. The Executive Council of Dubai announces the Dubai Inclusive Development Forum; "All the concerned authorities in Dubai are coming together to provide important and essential services for persons with disabilities."
YEMEN. Across the country, nearly 10 million children - 80% of the country's under-18 population - need urgent humanitarian assistance. More than 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
UAE. According to Saxo Bank’s Essential Trades for Q4, there is hope - and investment opportunities - even though the pretend-and-extend cycle of denial persists; "The perfect storm raging through emerging markets is also the biggest opportunity in decades."
INTERNATIONAL. Suspected anchors on the gold price, such as an interest rate increase and devaluation of the yuan, could actually be a rallying cry for commodities, he says in this interview with The Gold Report.