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The UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index 2018 from UBS Global Wealth Management's Chief Investment Office indicates bubble risk or a significant overvaluation of housing markets in most major developed market financial centers.

Digital consultancies are vital for Middle East organizations to break through the digital transformation impasse, which is seeing the paradox of record-high IT spend, but 60 percent of organizations needing to transform their digital toolset to succeed.

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait K.S.C.P. (“ABK”) today priced a highly successful US$300 million bond, marking the first international capital markets issuance out of Kuwait in 2018. The instrument, issued to further boost ABK’s eligible Tier-1 capital has a call date of 5 years.

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) announced that, effective Thursday, 27 September 2018, it will raise interest rates applied to the issuance of its Certificates of Deposits in line with the increase in interest rates on US Dollar, following the Federal Reserve Board’s decision to increase the Federal Funds Rate by 25 basis points at its meeting of today.

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With US-China trade relations set to sour even further, that's putting a bid in the dollar while also leaving the Aussie offered at the same time. China announced over the weekend that it was pulling out from all future trade talks with the US in the wake of the recent decision to impose economic sanctions on a number of Chinese officials. The diplomatic scuffle is over China purchasing jets and missiles from a Russian arms exporter subject to US sanctions.