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THE GCC INSURANCE SECTOR IS GEARED TO GROW


Sanjay Vig, Managing Director, Alpen Capital (ME) Limited. The insurance industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has experienced steady growth on the back of economic development, population expansion, improved regulatory environment, and increased product awareness.…read more

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VALUE CREATION FOR A BETTER BUSINESS


Even companies facing strong economic headwinds can deliver superior shareholder value.   The world’s top value creators are often the beneficiaries of key structural advantages or economic tailwinds. But even companies that don’t enjoy such advantages…read more

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WHY WE NEED A CRISIS


The human mind does not accept changes easily. We are programmed to seek safety, stay inside the box and avoiding confrontations – basically to avoid any changes of habit in our thinking and actions. This is particularly the case on a political and societal level,…read more

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BRENT HOVERS, GAS SPIKES, COPPER STABILIZES AND PALLADIUM SHINES


Risk adversity caused by worries about the outlook for global economic growth continues to set the agenda for most financial markets.  On-going concerns about the US President’s ability to reach an agreement with Congress on how to avoid the now famous fiscal…read more

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BRIGHT LIGHTS AMID THE GLOOM


IMF Downgrades Growth, But Dataflow Still Ok Angela Merkel’s visit to Greece a broad positive Hunt For Yield Making Equities More Appealing Emerging Markets Resume Rate Cuts – Brazil/Korea Improving Outlook in India: Real Economy Bottoms Out Downbeat IMF forecasts…read more

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FEAR OF LOSS DRIVING INVESTMENT DECISIONS


 Jamal Saab A Natixis Global Asset Management Survey 58% keep the same proportion of cash investments in their portfolio 47% say market volatility undermines ability to reach investing goals 68% say they need to learn more alternative investment products According…read more

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ANNUAL ACI WORLDWIDE GLOBAL FRAUD REPORT FINDS ONE-IN-FOUR CONSUMERS VICTIMS OF CARD FRAUD


 - More than 20 percent of Cardholders Stop Using or Switched Cards after Experiencing Fraud A global study of more than 5,200 consumers across 17 countries conducted by ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW) and Aite Group, revealed that one-in-four respondents has been victimized…read more

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WHY FINANCE HEADS MORE THAN EVER BEFORE HOLD THE KEY TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY


 Since the onset of the global economic recession in 2008, the role of finance heads in the Middle East has become even more critical. Everyone from the CEO to junior members of staff needs their expertise to be able to cope with volatility on both micro and macro-economic…read more

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