With trade wars, declining consumption and simmering political tensions impacting the market, there are still fortunes to be made with the right preparations, writes Martin-Blessing, co-president, UBS Global Wealth Management
According to Mercer’s 24th annual Cost of Living Survey, factors like instability of housing markets, low inflation, and fluctuating prices for goods and services are impacting the cost of doing business in various cities around the world.
As part of its drive to diversify its oil-reliant economy, Saudi Arabia has begun investing in purpose-built economic cities. However, doubts remain about whether they can live up to the lofty aspirations of their architects
Recent economic figures certainly back this up. Real GDP growth has strengthened over the past four consecutive quarters, climbing to 5.3 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, according to figures quoted in a report from Emirates NBD.
Wealth management firms accelerate hybrid advice programs -with investments in emerging technologies, such as intelligent automation and artificial intelligence, to prepare for BigTech entrance
Key issues to be examined at the event include a move under way in Sharjah to sharpen the focus on smaller-scale businesses, digitalisation and innovation, while providing added assistance for start-ups
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The UAE Central Bank, like most Gulf counterparts, quickly followed the United States Federal Reserve decision to raise its target range for the federal funds interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, to between 1.75 percent and 2 percent.
According to UNCTAD analysts, FDI to 6 Middle Eastern countries - Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and the UAE - rose but not sufficiently