Thursday 26 November 2020

E-commerce sales slump in developing countries

Even though Covid-19 has pushed more consumers in developing countries to buy online, many e-commerce businesses in these nations have seen a slump in sales, said the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in a new report. Presenting hard-to-collect data from


The investment scene in the UAE today

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country which once heavily relied on fishing and pearl trade, has become an attractive investments hub. Growth in the UAE’s foreign investments sector has been fast accelerating, and its diverse economy and stable political scene continue to make the coun


More govt control seen as Covid exposes security flaws

Governments worldwide are considering and enacting laws and regulations to protect digital transactions, with the Covid-19 pandemic further increasing the focus on remote banking, telehealth and essential activities, a report said.  This is in large part due to the pandemic


Healthcare most innovative industry in 2020: GE

The healthcare industry has outperformed all other sectors with respect to innovation progress in 2020, 9% more than the next most innovative industry, the telecoms/internet industry, according to the latest GE Global Innovation Barometer. The private sector is seen as taking a l


Letter to G20: The road to recovery will be digital first

Following the recent B20 summit in Riyadh, co-chairs of the inaugural Digitalization Taskforce Börje Ekholm and Erik Ekudden have called on G20 policy makers and enterprises to work together to build a strong foundation for tomorrow’s innovation and economic opportunity.


Deloitte study: Is your bank ready for tomorrow?

Professional services firm Deloitte has launched a report exploring key technologies in the banking sector from those at the frontier of today, to ones that form the bridge to tomorrow, and others which seem to be hovering over the horizon. Titled "Evolving the trends",


Mideast cities advance on governance, economy: study

For cities in the Middle East and China, long-term investment in governance and economic well-being are paying off and they are rapidly catching up to their Western contemporaries with Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Shenzhen gaining ground, a report said. The 2020 edition of the Global Ci


SMEs should encourage customers to ‘shop and ship early’

Given the volume already seen this year and the impact Covid-19 has had on supply chains, SMEs should encourage their customers to shop and ship early this year.   FedEx Express has been handling significantly higher-than-normal volumes during the Covid-19 pande


Six trends shaping the travel industry in 2021

Euronews Travel, a new vertical  dedicated to tourism and travel of Euronews, has published a Trends Report on the future of tourism post 2020, and has identified the six trends that will shape the industry from 2021. While health restrictions have considerably limited trave


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