Wednesday 17 July 2019

GCC corporate issuer ratings steady 'despite US-Iran tension’

The increase in tensions between the US and Iran since May 2019 has not led S&P Global Ratings to change any ratings or outlooks on corporate or infrastructure issuers it rates in the GCC, the financial services company said. “This is because, under our base-case scenar


88pc of Mideast investors have exposure to China: study

Eighty-eight per cent of investors in the Middle East have exposure to China, versus 73 per cent for all investors globally, said global investment management firm Invesco in a new report. The seventh Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study, an annual in-depth report on t


Digital adoption ‘among top concerns for businesses’

Sixty-six per cent of senior executives in the Middle East believe digital adoption and cybersecurity are their greatest business challenges, said an international survey of businesspeople working across the region. According to the Pulse Report commissioned by Headspring, the ex


Five steps to take after a car accident in UAE

No one expects to be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately though, in the blink of an eye, some of us can find ourselves involved in a car accident in the UAE. Even a minor accident can open the door for shock to set in. For this reason, AXA, one of the largest international insure


Four keys to digital transformation of manufacturing

In the digital era, manufacturing companies face business challenges that could scarcely have been imagined even a few years ago. Addressing these challenges depends on the company’s ability to take full advantage of the latest advances in information technology (IT).


Corporate treasurers eye non-bank services: report

Seventy per cent of corporate treasurers polled from enterprises across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) believe that a shift from bank to non-bank services will take place within their organizations over the next two to five years, said a new report. Meanwhile, 16 per c


Galling ‘a serious issue in manufacturing’

Galling is a form of wear that is caused by metal surfaces in gliding contact with one other, such as all the sometimes hundreds of bolts and fasteners holding production equipment and its moving parts together. With potentially disastrous effects resulting from galled fasteners seizing or even


7 home security mistakes you need to avoid

Security is one aspect of our homes that we should never overlook. Instead, home security is something that we need to constantly evaluate and improve upon. There’s always an opportunity to improve the security of our homes; we just need to know where to look. Here are some


US-China trade war to torpedo $1.5 trillion global trade

A global escalation of the China-US trade war could cost nearly $1.5 trillion in lost trade by the end of 2020, according to Atradius, a global credit insurance provider with a strategic presence in over 50 countries. That is the equivalent of all Japanese exports grinding to a h


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