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Posted: 08-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Marc Faber the Swiss fund manager and Gloom Boom & Doom editor spoke today about the Standard & Poor's credit rating downgrade of US sovereign debt, and how the downgrade was long overdue as the 'junk bond' was no longer worth of an AAA rating. He views the downgrade as moderately positive for equities because it shows investors there is a risk in holding government bonds and discusses the conditions that will lead to QE3. Speaking in an interview from Chiang Mai, Thailand, with Susan Li on Bloomberg's "Asia Edge" this morning, Faber said a government b
Posted: April 24, 2018
UAE. In 2017 off-plan dominated the market landscape accounting for 60-70% of all sales; However, in the first quarter of 2018 we have witnessed a reversal where ready sales account for nearly half of the overall activity.
Posted: April 23, 2018
UAE. Seventh annual PwC report shows how risk leaders around the world are effectively addressing challenges that accompany innovation.
Posted: April 22, 2018
UAE. As many as 492 hospitality projects worth US$39.4 billion are currently in progress - including tendering stage and under construction; The number of active hotel projects in the GCC reached 724, worth US$78 billion in March 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Focus of the report is how we are nearing the end of the largest monetary policy experiment of all time in a backdrop of ascendant nationalism, staggering inequality and a widespread loss of hope among the younger generation.
Posted: April 19, 2018
UAE. Software technology sector saw most number of professionals changing jobs in 2017; Lack of opportunities for career advancement touted as the biggest reason.
Posted: April 19, 2018
LEBANON. Drop due to the suspension of interest-rate subsidies on housing loans at the beginning of the year; The index is at its lowest level since Q2 2015 and the third lowest level in 43 quarterly readings; Reviving demand in Lebanon requires immediate measures and incentives from the government.
Posted: April 18, 2018
UAE. Speaking at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), Dr. Martin Berlin, Partner and Global Deals Real Estate Leader said the issues and challenges facing Middle East Hospitality and Tourism can be grouped into five categories, collectively known by their acronym ADAPT.
Posted: April 18, 2018
UAE. Latest ESRA detected thousands of known malware and impersonation attacks getting past systems meant to protect organizations.
Posted: April 18, 2018
UAE. "The Dirty Secrets of Network Firewalls" revealed that IT managers cannot identify 45% of their organization's network traffic; Nearly one-in-four cannot identify 70% of their network traffic.
Posted: April 17, 2018
UAE. Research by Help AG has revealed that GDPR will apply to the data of all individuals within the EU, even non-EU citizens, representing a major departure from commonly held belief among regional organizations.
Posted: April 16, 2018
UAE. New report reveals that the majority of CEOs are investing in cybersecurity strategies that are misaligned with their Technical Officers: 62% of CEOs inaccurately cite malware as the primary threat to cybersecurity; 24% are not even aware they have experienced a breach.
Posted: April 16, 2018
UAE. New survey reports poor visibility is the greatest challenge to cloud adoption; Implementing security measures helps to regain visibility and control of data.
Posted: April 16, 2018
UAE. Apartment and villa sales prices down 5% in Q1 2018, the highest quarterly decline in apartment sales prices since 2014; Rental rates for both apartments and villas fell by 2%.
Posted: April 15, 2018
UAE. Cybersecurity requires more (and better) protective measures than ever before. This article reviews some security aspects users should look at in a home network -particularly those related to the configuration of its internet-connected router.
Posted: April 13, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Predictability is not the innovation destination. It's not the ultimate goal. It's a continuous unending journey of looking forward and finding the unknown - close enough to warn us of danger but far enough to keep us excited, motivated and on our toes.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 24, 2018
UAE. In 2017 off-plan dominated the market landscape accounting for 60-70% of all sales; However, in the first quarter of 2018 we have witnessed a reversal where ready sales account for nearly half of the overall activity.
date:Posted: April 23, 2018
UAE. Seventh annual PwC report shows how risk leaders around the world are effectively addressing challenges that accompany innovation.
date:Posted: April 22, 2018
UAE. As many as 492 hospitality projects worth US$39.4 billion are currently in progress - including tendering stage and under construction; The number of active hotel projects in the GCC reached 724, worth US$78 billion in March 2018.
UAE. In 2017 off-plan dominated the market landscape accounting for 60-70% of all sales; However, in the first quarter of 2018 we have witnessed a reversal where ready sales account for nearly half of the overall activity.
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