It seems like as more stones are turned over and the aftermath of the global financial crisis keeps unravelling, there is an abundance of fraud and malpractices to be seen everywhere. Only last week, the rating agencies were dragged...
Read this: Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44. Road traffic crashes...
The magic of the movies.They have more power than any other art form to collectively impact a million emotion. As a child, it is the wonder of a larger than life screen ,that comes alive and the beautiful imagery,...
First came the announcement this week by Shell senior executives that oil extraction in the Arctic would be postponed for the second year in a row, and second is yesterday’s announcement foreshadowing the company’s plan for the future, Shell...
If you live in India, you get used to the glaring disparity between the rich and poor. It’s a peaceful co-existence, one that is almost criminal. It desensitizes you to look the other way. While acknowledging the stark economic divide, India still has...
Booz & Company Chief Executive Study Finds Steep Rise in Planned CEO Turnovers, as Companies Take Active Control of Their CEO Succession Planning Leading global management consulting firm Booz & Company today announced the results of this years Chief Executive...
What do Peru and the UAE have in common? Thriving tourism, free trade, investment opportunities, a tradition of hospitality and the love of good food. With all this in common, it isn't surprising that the UAE was one of...
  A new annual report on global internet trends points to the growing use of the internet, along with the explosive growth of tablets and other smart devices. The second edition of this report, titled 2013 Internet Trends, was unveiled by...
Strong Performance Sustains Profitability 1.8% Net Margin -- Despite Weak Economies and High Oil Prices The International Air Transport Association (IATA) upgraded its global outlook for the airline industry to USD 12.7 billion profit in 2013 on USD 711 billion in...
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Payment Transaction Value to Surpass $235 Billion in 2013. Gartner Predicts Asia/Pacific Will Overtake Africa to Become the Largest Region. Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach USD 235.4 billion in 2013, a 44 percent increase from...
IP Global Property Barometer Q2 2013: Jakarta ranked highest among the promising markets of Asia-Pacific  Jakarta, with the fourth largest population in the world has attractive demographics for real estate investors The Australian economy is becoming two phase, with Queensland and...
Although GCC investors are scouring the world for bargain deals, London’s real estate market has continued to attract them in huge numbers. According to Paul Preston, director and head of property investment company IP Global Middle East, London has earned...
Last year saw a huge shock for the financial world. When I say shock, I mean one of many shocks which have caused financial markets react in unexpected ways over the past few years. The fixing of LIBOR by...
New research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR), a quarterly global business survey of more than 3,200 businesses in 44 economies, reveals a dramatic reversal of fortunes for business leaders in the world’s two largest economies. While U.S....
New market data suggests that global commercial real estate markets have continued to make a solid recovery, largely driven by the Asian and Middle East region. Compared to the same period last year, the transaction volumes are up by 11...
With the commodity markets experiencing a fresh bout of volatility, and the Fed unsure of what future stimulus will be offered, and the IMF downgrading global economic growth, there seems to be stagnation in the economy which is proving...
UAE national airline Etihad Airways' Indian dreams hit more turbulence recently with the Indian government's top regulatory authority expressing reservations about the proposed USD 379 million deal with Jet Airways. The troubled Indian airline announced a few months ago that...
In the hierarchy of schemes that are driven by the intention of controlling the wealth of other nations, financial imperialism is a serious contender. It is a time-tested technique for acquiring wealth from developing or emerging countries without physically...
The Popularity of Domestic Payment Cards in China to Threaten The Strong Position of VISA and MasterCard, says research firm Timetric. International payment card giants, such as VISA and MasterCard may already own the majority of the Chinese market but...
Scandinavian countries topped the list in the World Happiness Report 2013. In his graduation speech Bill Watterson, the creator of the legendary comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes coerced us to make a distinction between desire and happiness. While a desire stems from attaining...
Today's ECB meeting and subsequent speech by Draghi will shape the future outlook in the markets and will define future policy directions. Words used by influential policymakers often work effectively to shape the future of the financial markets. ECB Chairman,...
Overall Global Economy to See 3.3% Growth in 2014. IHS Top10 Predictions foresees an end to “wallowing in an economic soft patch." After wallowing in an economic “soft patch” for the past two years, the global economy is likely to emerge...
Despite the presence of so many transnational problems, Iran’s nuke program and the Syrian dilemma are by far the most controversial issues on the international political theater. Navigating away from discussing over again the machinated failure of the international...
Despite a global decline, Defense spending is on the rise in the Middle East, Deloitte's new report reveals Defense spending also on the rise in India, China, Russia, South Korea, Brazil and Japan Deloitte predicts 2014 to be another record year for...
‘Dull and Old’ economies to see strongest growth since 2010. Emerging markets no longer primary locomotives of global economy. World growth and competitiveness landscape changing. ‘Dull and old’ economies will have their strongest performing year since 2010 and will drive global recovery...
India is gearing up to offer visas on arrival for national from 180 countries including the UAE and other GCC nations like Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. India is now offering visas on arrival to passport holders from 180 countries...
Gold – the yellow metal that’s as priceless as the word can imply. Everyone wants to own gold, wants to buy it as an investment for the future. But not many do manage to invest in gold thanks to...
Dubai is the most expensive region for expatriates to rent properties with 30% increase in rental property rates What’s the next best thing to do if we aren’t able to afford our ‘dream home’ in an exquisite foreign location? Of...
Oil & gas revenues look for safe, long term home in global property, reveals JLL's latest Global Capital Markets Research report. JLL's report provides insights into the investment trends of Middle Eastern oil rich economies including, an estimate of the...
Defence expenditure forms one of the core fiscal expenditures of countries with millions of dollars being spent by governments to ensure that their defence system is up-to date and bolstered with highly refined arsenal. Defence expenditures aren’t however mindlessly...
Taiwan as a hub of tourism is one that remains in relative obscurity. Boasting of myriad cultural legacies, Taiwan however is a must-see tourism locale. Man is a social animal. This popular phrase says it all for the inherent nomad...
The unprecedented technological advancements in mass media and telecommunications have broadened the options of knowing what is happening in this turbulent world. Nowadays, people see how terror attacks, kidnapping, bloody armed conflicts and civil wars roam all around the...
The moral pattern of politics has degenerated very often over the past six decades or so. Then, politicians and people’s representatives were primarily picked out for their governance skills, civil commitment, moral principles, and human values before other qualities....
Global household wealth increases by 8.3% to USD 263 trillion, driven by wealth growth in the United States and Europe The world's rich is getting richer, with 0.7% of the rich now owning more than 48% of global wealth -...
Declines in commodity prices likely to continue through 2015, says WB report Prices of most commodities, particularly oil, are expected to remain weak for the remainder of this year and through much of 2015, says the World Bank’s recently released...
In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the current security situations and political dilemma in the Middle East in view of ISIS savagery. In June 2014, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria...
In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the chronic impotency of UN and failure of the Security Council to maintain world order, resolve conflicts and enforce peace. On January 1920, fourteen months after the end of the First World War,...
Google seeks to call itself 'Alphabet'. Does it have a business arm for each of the 26 letters of the English Alphabet? Let us find out! While most of us were fast asleep, a new Alphabet was being written. The...
Findings from Labbrand’s recent survey also indicate an inherent paradox embodied in the nature of tertiary education today. Multiple market forces are creating pull and push tensions, which appear contradictory and difficult to manage. Catering for a diverse international,...
When the Leavers claimed victory in the referendum, mainstream media as well as  social media went into a frenzy predicting doomsday for UK. Ironically the similarities are striking – where social and economic discontent capitalised by tapping the fear...