Studies and reports

Dubai Industrial Park (DI), one of the largest industrial hubs in Dubai and a member of TECOM Group, has launched a report titled ‘Global Food Trends to 2030: With a Closer Look at the GCC’ in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit. The report, which DI commissioned in an effort to expand the body of knowledge around the food manufacturing industry in the region, was launched at a special event on the sidelines of Gulfood 2019 in the presence of Her Excellency Mariam Al Mehairi, UAE Minister of State for Food Security.

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) released a report today that reveals an industry-wide desire for leading-edge analytics. The report, “The Data Analytics Implementation Journey in Business and Finance,” explores the extent to which advanced analytics are being developed by organizations, the business case for implementing advanced analytics and the impact of leading-edge analytics on the role of finance.

Worldwide consumption of food and beverages will account for 8.9 per cent of GDP by 2030 – up from today’s 8.5 per cent - according to the Gulfood Global Industry Outlook Report 2019 released today at the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition.

Currencies

US GDP growth expectations fall

After accounting for the dismal data prints, the Atlanta Fed’s ‘GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 1.5 percent on February 14, down from 2.7 percent on February 6,’ and signs of a more meaningful slowdown may continue to drag on interest-rate expectations as a growing number of Fed officials endorse a wait-and-see approach for monetary policy.

Ford has been ranked the 3rd most intimate brand in the UAE, according to MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2019 Report. The annual report ranks brands on their ability to build strong emotional bonds with their customers, and Ford’s third spot behind Apple and Emirates airline, ranks it first in the automotive industry.