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  • EQUITATIVA REPORTS STRONG Y-o-Y EBITDA GROWTH OF 28% FOR EMIRATES REIT

    Equitativa, the largest REIT manager in the GCC, today reported the unaudited financial results for the nine-month period ending 30 September 2018 for Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited (“Emirates REIT”, the “REIT”), the world's largest Shari'a compliant Real Estate Investment Trust.

  • evRaise the UAE’s Global MICE Profile

    The Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC) continued its track record of success in 2018, crossing their biggest-ever milestone in organising regional and international MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) events.

  • EXECUTIVES ACROSS REGION CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC DESPITE ROLLERCOASTER YEAR

    Executives interviewed for the 2018 edition of the Business Barometer: Gulf CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) were largely upbeat in their outlook for the coming 12 months, buoyed by higher and more stable oil prices, although regional political volatility remained a cause of concern for many.

  • Expo Centre Sharjah will host major international exhibitions during the 4th quarter of 2018

    Expo Centre Sharjah will host a variety of major international events, which includes economic and cultural exhibitions and conferences, during the fourth quarter of this year. The agenda of events will begin with the MidEast Watch and Jewellery show in October and end on December 14 with the China Trade Week.

  • Facing Extinction, the Power of Influence Offers Local Media a Lifeline

    Today, Ogilvy announced the findings of the second half of the 2018 Global Media Influence survey.  The survey found that nearly 60% of respondents worldwide believe that local media must adapt to the changing environment or face extinction.  Similar to global media outlets, local journalism has been significantly disrupted by the advent of new digital technologies and behaviors.

  • Family Offices enjoy a bumper year as investment performance more than doubles

    UBS, in partnership with Campden Wealth Research, has today launched its annual report on family offices globally. The Global Family Office Report 2018 surveyed principals and executives in 311 family offices around the world, with an average size of USD 808 million assets under management.

  • Festival Season to boost demand for Gold - Century Financial Weekly Market Report

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    Trendline breakout

    S&P Global Ratings revised its risk trend on New Zealand to positive from stable after housingrelated imbalances in the economy moderated. GDP growth remained strong and the labour market continued to perform well. These factors, a steady interest rate environment and strong net migration signaled that the economy was in a relatively strong position.

  • Financial Institutions Can Out-Innovate Fintechs Through Greenfield Approach, According to Oliver Wyman

    The next big wave of innovation in financial services will be driven by incumbents starting with a blank canvas, according to Oliver Wyman’s 2019 State of Financial Services report titled “Time to Start Again” launched today at the World Economic Forum Annual Global Meeting in Davos.

  • Find a parachute as impact is close

    Throughout 2018 we have constantly said that investors should be defensive on equities and avoid the semiconductor and automobile industries due to the escalating trade war between the US and China. Valuations – especially in US equities, which are half of the global equities index – have reached levels where the risk-reward ratio is too low. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve continues to normalise the Fed funds rate, communicating that rates are far from neutral. As the most important discount rate is lifted, it changes the dynamics, making growth stocks vulnerable and maybe setting the stage for a comeback in value stocks.

  • FireEye experts predict social media will play a critical role in regional cyber attacks in 2019

    FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today released its 2019 Security Predictions Report. Facing Forward: Cyber Security in 2019 and Beyond, taps into FireEye’s deep well of leadership and expertise to pull together a wide range of thoughts about what’s to come in 2019 and beyond.

  • Fixed income: Preparing for the slowdown

    Leaving a troubled summer behind

    We are emerging from a particularly eventful summer in the markets. We have seen the Argentine peso tumble, falling 50% year-to-date together with the Turkish lira which lost 38% of its value against the greenback, provoking a deep sell-off in sovereigns of these countries. Although things appear to have started to stabilise again, the reality remains alarming. Turkish political uncertainty continues to daunt investors, while in Argentina the $57.1 billion credit line provided by the International Monetary Fund may not be enough to pull the country out of its political and economic difficulties.

  • Food Waste Dramatically Reduced By 81% As Part of Focused Sustainability Drive

    Ramadan, a time when people around the world come together in the act of fasting, can draw attention to the issue of world hunger and food wastage concerns. During this month, JA Resorts & Hotels announces the roll out of cutting-edge food wastage technology across 7 hotels, which is set to drastically reduce food waste and landfill contributions.

  • Forcepoint Reveals Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

    Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today launched its 2019 Forcepoint Cybersecurity Predictions Report, with security specialists, behavioral intelligence researchers and data scientists providing guidance on the sophisticated threats facing organizations in the months to come.

  • Ford Releases 2019 Trends Report; Explores Shifting Behaviours and the Power of Change

    Self-driving cars are a hot topic today, but if you had to choose would you rather your children ride in an autonomous vehicle or drive with a stranger? You may be surprised to learn that 67 per cent of adults would opt for the self-driving car.  

  • Fortress energy joins metals to record a weekly loss

    Commodities traded lower for a third consecutive week with metals both industrial and precious, as well as with soft commodities, on the receiving end of investor selling. Fortress energy also showed signs of weakness with crude oil, as highlighted last week, being hit by technical selling despite the news flow being predominantly price friendly.

  • FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 COMPANIES RECOGNISE IMPORTANCE OF EMERGING ECONOMIES

    The latest edition of the Fortune Global 500 Index for 2018 confirms the ever-increasing role that emerging markets are playing as key drivers of global economic growth and their influence on top international firms.

  • FRANCE ATTRACTIVENESS SCOREBOARD 2018 RELEASED

    Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy published its annual attractiveness scoareboard for 2018. It illustrates that France stands, as an economy and attractive business destination. The aim of Business France’s Attractiveness Scoreboard is mainly to compare France’s performances with 13 other major OECD countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland,  Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and Japan), based on 10 attractiveness criteria : market size and strength, educational and human capital, research and innovation, infrastructures, administrative and regulatory environment, financial environment, costs and taxation, quality of life, green growth, the perceptions of foreign investors.

  • From synchronised growth to synchronised sell-off

    We are now halfway into December and global markets have provided anything but a quiet and relaxed trading month ahead of Christmas and year-end. This past week saw global stocks and core bond yields head south while the dollar went north as one of the most challenging years since the Global Financial Crisis comes to an end.

  • Future of Retail: Industry must invest for the long-term, break down silos and deliver new experiences for customers and employees

    Every year, the battle to survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer gets tougher. As consumer expectations heighten and ecommerce sales continue to rise, businesses too slow to adapt to a digital world have a tough road ahead, according to a new study by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

  • Gartner 2018 Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace

    Speech recognition will reach the Plateau of Productivity within the next two years and six other technologies will reach mainstream business adoption in the next two to five years according to the 2018 Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for the digital workplace.