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Posted: October 20, 2014
UAE. The strengthening economic fundamentals, the amelioration in the risk profile of major regional countries, the governmental implementation of key business-friendly reforms are all stimulating factors for deal generation activity, according to a Bureau van Dijk and MENA Research Partners report.
UAE. Natural adjustment to new supply, impact of mortgage cap and higher transaction fees, says Asteco Q3 2014 report; Apartment and villa rents drop 2% and 3% respectively.
INTERNATIONAL. Commodities reached a new five-year low last week as weakness in energy and industrial metals offset gains in precious metals and agriculture.
QATAR. Deflation is defined as a generalized decline in prices; The risk of such a scenario occurring is rising as crude oil prices tumble and major equity markets witness a significant correction.

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date:Posted: October 20, 2014
UAE. "The proposed Amanat IPO is strong evidence of continuing interest in regional and international interest in IPOs in the UAE and the GCC more widely, despite the recent softening in equity markets globally."
date:Posted: October 20, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Food and rental inflation accelerate; Jadwa revises its estimates for average annual inflation to 2.8% for 2014, slightly down from 2.9%.
date:Posted: October 20, 2014
UAE. The strengthening economic fundamentals, the amelioration in the risk profile of major regional countries, the governmental implementation of key business-friendly reforms are all stimulating factors for deal generation activity, according to a Bureau van Dijk and MENA Research Partners report.

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QATAR. QInvest witnessing marked growth of interest in the GCC real estate sector; Craig Cowie recently discussed investment opportunities at SuperReturn Middle East.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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