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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: June 14, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on Microsoft for in-house solution development; AI as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy; Customers benefit from individualized offers and more efficient processes.
Posted: June 13, 2019
UAE. Cyber-crime is one of the biggest risks to businesses to date and globally its estimated costs will reach US$6 trillion by 2021.
Posted: June 12, 2019
UAE. Millions of files that are sitting out in the open across various file storage technologies are actually encrypted by ransomware; The analysis detected many files containing highly sensitive information.
Posted: June 11, 2019
UAE. 90% of respondents with fully integrated PAM tools are confident they can identify specific threats from employees.
Posted: June 11, 2019
UAE. Only 29% of respondents confident in ability to moderate DDoS impact, according to new A10 Networks study conducted by the Ponemon Institute.
Posted: June 10, 2019
UAE. 83% of UAE respondents consider digital competencies very or extremely important for achieving strategic objectives such as organisational agility, employee satisfaction, and talent acquisition, according to a new Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU) survey, commissioned by Riverbed Technology.
Posted: June 10, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Headline PMI climbs to 17-month high of 57.3 amid sustained acceleration in output growth; Lacklustre job creation in non-oil private sector.
Posted: June 10, 2019
UAE. Marked accelerations in growth of activity and new business; Price discounting helps to drive expansion in new orders; Employment index close to "no-change" level; Wages are stagnant.
Posted: June 8, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. Bias based on race, gender, age or location, and on a specific structure of data, have been long-standing risks in training AI models; Opaque algorithms such as deep learning can incorporate many implicit, highly variable interactions into their predictions that can be difficult to interpret.
Posted: June 7, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Changes in regulations and insightful strategic policies reflect a healthy outlook for IPOs in the Kingdom; Across MENA, positive opportunities ahead for IPO activity, although investors may tread cautiously.
Posted: June 5, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. Quality and price remain top consumer concerns, creating a challenge for companies to deliver recycled and recyclable products at minimal additional cost.
Posted: June 3, 2019
UAE. US$247 billion in revenues generated by Top 100 luxury goods companies; Luxury goods companies are making significant investments in digital marketing and using social media to engage their customers.
Posted: June 3, 2019
UAE. Conserving electricity, setting the air-conditioner at a higher temperature and recycling or reusing products are some of the top measures taken, new YouGov survey reveals.
Posted: June 1, 2019
UAE. dubizzle poll reveals sustainable consumer habits ahead of World Environment Day that falls on June 5th; 42% of respondents stated that they took part in recycling and waste sorting; 7% consider themselves not to be environmentally friendly.
Posted: May 31, 2019
UAE. Centrify study finds 93% feel somewhat prepared against threats involving Privileged Access, the leading cause of data breaches, despite 52% not having a password vault.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 14, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on Microsoft for in-house solution development; AI as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy; Customers benefit from individualized offers and more efficient processes.
date:Posted: June 13, 2019
UAE. Cyber-crime is one of the biggest risks to businesses to date and globally its estimated costs will reach US$6 trillion by 2021.
date:Posted: June 12, 2019
UAE. Millions of files that are sitting out in the open across various file storage technologies are actually encrypted by ransomware; The analysis detected many files containing highly sensitive information.
INTERNATIONAL. thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on Microsoft for in-house solution development; AI as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy; Customers benefit from individualized offers and more efficient processes.