• Mimecast Report Reveals Phishing Attacks with Malicious URLs Up 126 Percent

    Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) report, an aggregated analysis of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems.[1] This quarter’s report found that email delivered with malicious URLs, a recently added part of the testing, has increased by more than 125 percent in comparison to last quarter’s results.

  • Monetary & Banking Developments – December 2018

    The Central Bank announced that the Money Supply aggregate M1 increased by 1.3%, from AED 479.5 billion at the end of November 2018 to AED 485.6 billion at the end of December 2018.

  • More firms turn to Islamic finance for development projects​

    A growing number of non-regional [GCC] organisations are turning to Islamic Finance, and in particular to sukuk instruments, to raise funds for their infrastructure and development projects, affirms a leading UAE-based investment banking expert.

  • Movement in oil prices expected to have an impact on investor sentiments – Allied Investment Partners PJSC Market Report

    Global markets continued the positive momentum during the week as investors focused on upbeat economic data and US Fed seems to be in no rush to tighten monetary policy. However the markets ignored the US shutdown, which seems to be without any resolution for now.

  • Multiple macroeconomic factors are supportive of higher gold prices - Century Financial Weekly Market Report


    Dovish Powell bullish for Euro

    The pair saw some downward pressure on better than expected US NFP data and worse than expected Euro area macro data outcome. Market continues to receive positive influence from Chinese central bank’s monetary policy easing which is further supported by positive sentiment surrounding investors’ hopes of favorable outcome in Sino U.S. trade talks which is seeing first face to face interaction post President Trump & Xi Jing Ping’s agreement last month during G-20 summit for a 90 day pause to ongoing tariff war between them. Last week, Fed Chair Jerome Powell state that rate hike plans for 2019 are not fixed and could change based on macro data outcome & economic scenario signaling that Fed is ready to pause rate hike if needed boosted equity market performance and also added substance to increased risk appetite which market is experiencing.

  • National Health Survey results officially announced

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced the official results of the national health survey approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), during a media briefing organized at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai.


    Everyone knows that the pain you experience when researching your holiday can leave you feeling pretty ‘salty’. Whether it’s a long-haul holiday to trek through the Himalayas or a relaxing stay in a hotel treehouse – the struggle is real. New research reveals that budding travelers are suffering from ‘net lag’ in the never-ending legwork to avoid that #basic trip.

  • New government initiatives launched to stimulate real estate demand

    With conditions remaining soft across most sectors of the UAE’s real estate market in 2018, the government launched a number of new initiatives to boost demand.  In the year ahead, market performance will heavily depend on how quickly these investments and regulations have an impact, outlines JLL’s 2018 Year in Review report.

  • New report to highlight the impact of Dubai 10X projects

    Dubai Competitiveness Office is preparing a comprehensive report on the competitiveness of 26 approved projects submitted by 24 government entities in Dubai within the first edition of “Dubai 10X” initiative launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation.

  • New Study Finds Ways Controllers Can Elevate Their Strategic Role in Organizations

    IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and the Deloitte Center for ControllershipTM today announced the release of a report revealing that many controllers feel “boxed” into the traditional role of their title, performing operational analysis and budgeting, while few have the opportunity to move into seats at the executive table.  

  • New Survey finds One in Four Malaysian Consumers use Pirated TV Boxes

    In a recent study of the online content viewing behaviour of Malaysian consumers, it was revealed that 25% of consumers use a TV box which can be used to stream pirated television and video content. These TV boxes, also known as Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs), allow users to access hundreds of pirated television channels and video-on-demand content. Such illicit streaming devices often come pre-loaded with pirated applications which are either free or charge low subscription fees, which then provide 'plug-and-play' access to pirated content.

  • New survey shows medical insurance is as important to expats as all other benefits combined

    The Willis Towers Watson 2018 Global Medical Trends Pulse Survey Report has revealed that healthcare costs rose by 10.7% more than the general level of inflation in 2016, and by 9.9% in 2017.

  • Nine out of Ten Critical Infrastructure Security Professionals Say Their Environments Have Been Damaged by a Cyberattack in the Last Two Years

    Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today released the ‘Cybersecurity in Operational Technology: 7 Insights You Need to Know’ report, an independent study by the Ponemon Institute. The study identifies the true extent of cyberattacks experienced by critical infrastructure operators — professionals in industries using industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT). It found that 90% of respondents stated their environments had been damaged by at least one cyberattack over the past two years, with 62% experiencing two or more attacks.

  • Oil prices are expected to stabilize at the back of OPEC decision to cut production – Allied Investment Partners PJSC Weekly Market Report

    U.S. markets ended the week on a negative note on the back of lower than expected jobs report coupled with ongoing trade war concerns.

  • Oil rallies on Opec+ production cut, gold breaks higher

    Commodities received a late boost after the Opec+ group managed to agree to a decent output cut; gold, meanwhile, received a bid following a weak US jobs report. The market’s overall focus stayed with the US-China trade war and the increased prospect of a US slowdown.

  • Oliver Wyman launches new report “New Players in the International Bond

    Governments across MEA have witnessed subdued economic growth and subsequent challenges in balancing fiscal budgets with the recent fluctuations in oil and other commodity prices. As a result, governments in the region have had to increase the use of sovereign debt as a financing tool, highlights the newly launched report by Oliver Wyman titled “New Players in the International Bond Markets: What next to manage debt successfully?”

  • Optimised transport systems can contribute to realising UAE sustainability goals, says Scania

    Recent research initiated by Scania reveals that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by over 20 per cent by simply optimising transport systems – which can contribute to the realisation of the UAE National Agenda 2021’s Sustainable Environment and Infrastructure pillar, according to Scania Middle East, the regional brand of the world leading provider of transport solutions.

  • Organizations Across the Globe Are Faster to Identify Attacker Activity Compared to Previous Year

    FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today released the Mandiant® M-Trends® 2019 report. The report shares statistics and insights gleaned from Mandiant investigations around the globe in 2018.

  • Outlook for gold prices in the current term remains dim - Century Financial Weekly Market Report


    USD strong against safe haven JPY

    The US economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, the best performance in nearly four years. A 3 percent growth average in the second half of this year would leave the annual growth in 2018 at 3 percent. That would be the best performance since 2005. With risk appetite returning to global equity markets, USD should rally against safe haven currency JPY.

  • Over 50 percent customers plan to buy smartphones at Gitex, research reveals

    Smartphones were the most bought electronic item last year and it continues to remain the most favorite this year as well, with more than 50% respondents planning to buy a new smartphone at the upcoming Gitex Shopper 2018 exhibition starting tomorrow.