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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 15, 2019
UAE. Digital organizations have a vast attack surface making it prohibitive to secure them completely using conventional techniques.
Posted: April 15, 2019
UAE. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all about machines, obviously. Except it's not. AI is all about us - the humans - and how it can make our lives better; Companies need to find the workflows inside their business models that can benefit from AI.
Posted: April 14, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. Emerging Risks Monitor Report shows concern about new regulations across geographic areas.
Posted: April 11, 2019
UAE. Construction costs in Doha and the UAE set to rise 2.0% in 2019 - but strongest growth forecast in Riyadh, with 5.0% increase predicted; New technology and methods essential to control costs and sustain investment.
Posted: April 10, 2019
UAE. Sophos study of 10 cloud server honeypots placed worldwide reveals the need for visibility and security to protect what businesses put into hybrid and all-cloud platforms.
Posted: April 10, 2019
UAE. Spike in MENA M&A deal value the highest on Mergermarket record; Inbound and domestic M&A in Q1 2019 see the highest deal value on record; Significant rise in private equity buyouts in the region in Q1, the highest on record.
Posted: April 10, 2019
UAE. Research reveals machine learning is becoming more relevant for many organisations; Huge opportunities for better business intelligence and across a range of activities carried out by accountants; Ethical challenges lie ahead.
Posted: April 9, 2019
UAE. "It is clear that firms continue to price discount in order to secure new work and boost activity. The pressure to cut costs means that the recovery in the volume of activity has not translated into much job growth in the private sector."
Posted: April 9, 2019
UAE. The process of assessing current technical capabilities and identifying Industry 4.0 implementation hurdles, will help companies define a future strategic direction for growth.
Posted: April 9, 2019
UAE. The vast majority of UAE residents feel this initiative will make their lives better, new YouGov research reveals.
Posted: April 8, 2019
UAE. The FinTech revolution, combined with the growing burdens of regulatory compliance, data privacy, and security issues are pushing CIOs to fundamentally transform the technological underpinnings of their institutions.
Posted: April 8, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. The average PMI reading for Q1 2019 was 56.5, indicating the strongest quarterly expansion in the non-oil private sector since Q4 2017.
Posted: April 7, 2019
UAE. 66% of respondents felt that governments should intervene in private-sector companies to set targets for gender diversity; Only 44% of women who return to work after a long career break experience support from their employer compared to 55% for men.
Posted: April 7, 2019
UAE. The acceleration in output and new orders suggests that demand has improved; Staffing levels stabilise following drop in previous month; Business confidence reaches new peak amid signs of improving demand.
Posted: April 6, 2019
UAE. Report by Ponemon Institute for Tenable finds 62% of respondents said their organizations have suffered multiple attacks.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 15, 2019
UAE. Digital organizations have a vast attack surface making it prohibitive to secure them completely using conventional techniques.
date:Posted: April 15, 2019
UAE. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all about machines, obviously. Except it's not. AI is all about us - the humans - and how it can make our lives better; Companies need to find the workflows inside their business models that can benefit from AI.
date:Posted: April 14, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. Emerging Risks Monitor Report shows concern about new regulations across geographic areas.
UAE. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all about machines, obviously. Except it's not. AI is all about us - the humans - and how it can make our lives better; Companies need to find the workflows inside their business models that can benefit from AI.
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