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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: December 11, 2018
UAE. Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can close up to 90% of their gap to Paris targets using existing technologies; Mitigation actions can also boost economic growth, says new BCG report.
Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. After fantastic returns in 2017 everywhere, 2018 is a sea of red; Volatility rules, despite objective good news on the political front; Patience recommended as markets undershoot fundamentals.
Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. Retail sales across four Gulf countries are projected to increase by more than US$24 billion over the next five years, according to new research from Euromonitor International; UAE's US$55 billion retail industry forecast to grow 16% by 2023.
Posted: December 9, 2018
UAE. When asked about their motivation for a new career, the most common reason was "to find their real passion" (57.7%), followed by “better compensation” (18.1%).
Posted: December 8, 2018
UAE. The campaign's goals aren't immediately clear, as the malefactors don't appear to be leveraging the hijacked websites for further nefarious purposes.
Posted: December 7, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. The PMI in November (55.2) is still below the series average of 57.7, and the year-to-date average is lower, indicating a relatively soft rate of expansion in the non-oil private sector by historical standards.
Posted: December 7, 2018
UAE. Study finds that REITs are underpenetrated in the Middle East, but expected to grow gradually as the real estate market in the region matures in terms of quality of and access to assets, financing, governance and regulations.
Posted: December 7, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Finding the equilibrium between a virtual world and reconnecting with real people, relies on engineers creating purpose-built infrastructure that offers more than any VR.
Posted: December 7, 2018
UAE. First, get the basics right: secure your privileged accounts, eliminate excessive user privileges, ensure secure remote access to critical systems, patch the vulnerabilities with known exploits, and report, report, report.
Posted: December 6, 2018
UAE. Customer needs require scalable, flexible cybersecurity solutions, finds Frost & Sullivan analysis.
Posted: December 6, 2018
UAE. Optimism about future output remained near the series high; 75% of firms surveyed expected their output to be higher in a year's time, compared with 6.7% who predicted lower output.
Posted: December 5, 2018
UAE. Internet of Things (IoT) botnet activity represented 78% of malware detection events in communication service provider networks in 2018, more than double the rate seen in 2016, when IoT bot activity was first seen in meaningful numbers.
Posted: December 5, 2018
UAE. Mimecast takes a look at some key developments in cybersecurity it expects to see in 2019: More effective, not different, cyberattack types; Monetisation of data breaches; Intelligence becomes "intelligent"; From financial gain to life-and-death.
Posted: December 4, 2018
UAE. Prevalence of attack outsourcing will lead to use of artificial intelligence in evasion tactics; Cybercriminals to use bots, negative social media campaigns to extort brands; Digital assistants to become the next vector for home IoT attacks.
Posted: December 2, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. End-user spending on wearable devices is forecast to reach US$42 billion in 2019; Of that, US$16.2 billion will be on smartwatches; Shipments of smartwatches to total 74 million units.

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date:Posted: December 11, 2018
UAE. Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can close up to 90% of their gap to Paris targets using existing technologies; Mitigation actions can also boost economic growth, says new BCG report.
date:Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. After fantastic returns in 2017 everywhere, 2018 is a sea of red; Volatility rules, despite objective good news on the political front; Patience recommended as markets undershoot fundamentals.
date:Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. Retail sales across four Gulf countries are projected to increase by more than US$24 billion over the next five years, according to new research from Euromonitor International; UAE's US$55 billion retail industry forecast to grow 16% by 2023.
UAE. Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can close up to 90% of their gap to Paris targets using existing technologies; Mitigation actions can also boost economic growth, says new BCG report.
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