Opinion: Making market turbulence work in your favour

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


Mercer's Annual Cost of Living Survey

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.


Saudi Arabia’s shining beacons of prosperity

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


Unlocking the financial safe havens

One also frequently hears tall promises from people given to playing to the gallery how they are going to leave no stone unturned in their attempts to bring the 'loot' back home.


Egypt’s Economy Powers Ahead

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.


Capgemini’s World Wealth Report 2018

Wealth management firms accelerate hybrid advice programs -with investments in emerging technologies, such as intelligent automation and artificial intelligence, to prepare for BigTech entrance


Oxford Business Group to launch Sharjah Report 2018

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


Abu Dhabi, Qatar rise, but Dubai sags as Eid holiday begins

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.