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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: October 23, 2017
UAE. Investors betting on faster economic growth bought riskier assets while bond holders reduced their positions on worries that inflation and federal borrowing could rise.
Posted: October 23, 2017
UAE. Overwhelming Majority expect significant barriers; Chief AI Officer emerging to drive strategy and ROI from AI technologies.
Posted: October 21, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
Posted: October 21, 2017
UAE. 65% of GCC CEOs are more optimistic than their global counterparts about disruption; 87% embrace disruption as being more of an opportunity than a threat.
Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Fintech will reduce the profitability of some of the UAE. GCC banks' business lines, particularly money transfer and foreign-currency exchange.
Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Equity and equity-related issuance: US$1.2 billion; Debt issuance: US$84.1 billion; Investment banking fees: US$669.2 million.
Posted: October 19, 2017
Analysts discuss security trends at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in Dubai; Security services will continue to be the fastest growing segment in line with global trends, especially IT outsourcing, consulting and implementation services.
Posted: October 19, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Don't ask kids what they want to be when they grow up but what problems do they want to solve. Maybe it's time to re-pose the question to our 6-year-old selves, who (not what) do I want to be in the future?
Posted: October 19, 2017
UAE. Pay levels for management accountants are performing well against the backdrop of low global inflation;"Never better time to be a management accountant".
Posted: October 18, 2017
UAE. New survey reveals progressive CIOs tap machine learning to solve everyday work problems.
Posted: October 15, 2017
UAE. New report illustrates how creative uses of unmanned aerial vehicles are disrupting the way companies build, operate and maintain their networks.
Posted: October 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. 44 of the world's cities ranked according to their "magnetism" in The Mori Memorial Foundation's GPCI 2017; Dubai featured for the first time with strong ratings for corporate tax rates, ranking No.11 in that category.
Posted: October 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Aurecon white paper explores a new narrative around the ROI of intelligent buildings; Short-term focus on construction costs often has crippling effect on design innovation.
Posted: October 11, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The evolution of our way of life is moving at an exponential rate with all these innovations. If this is how our needs are addressed now, imagine what it would be like in 20 years.
Posted: October 11, 2017
UAE. 2017 shows signs of improvement on 2016, but less than anticipated due to the oil market; Deficits could be larger than anticipated, likely prompting additional borrowing; Momentum building in key parts of the regional economy, though potential headwinds from further fiscal tightening and political climate.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 23, 2017
UAE. Investors betting on faster economic growth bought riskier assets while bond holders reduced their positions on worries that inflation and federal borrowing could rise.
date:Posted: October 23, 2017
UAE. Overwhelming Majority expect significant barriers; Chief AI Officer emerging to drive strategy and ROI from AI technologies.
date:Posted: October 21, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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