Thursday 21 March 2019

Pets have a positive impact on health of owners: study

Dogs, cats and other pets have a positive impact on health, well-being and happiness on their owners, said a study conducted by research organization IPSOS on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company. Pets spend their whole lives at their owners’ side


Digital twins entering mainstream use: Gartner

Thirteen per cent of organizations implementing Internet of Things (IoT) projects already use digital twins, while 62 per cent are either in the process of applying digital twin use or plan to do so, said research and advisory firm Gartner. Gartner defines a digital twin as a sof


Global economy growth to slow to 3.5pc in 2019: study

Annual global economic growth is forecast to decelerate to 3.5 per cent in 2019 and 2020, down from 3.7 per cent in 2018, said London-based Euromonitor International, a global market research company in a new report. This deterioration in its global outlook has primarily been a r


Flaws in smart car alarms exposed 3m cars to hijack

Two smart alarm systems for cars have plugged critical security holes that put three million vehicles globally at risk of being hijacked, research by Pen Test Partners reveals. If exploited, the vulnerabilities would have enabled anyone to turn the alarm off, as well as track and


US to lead oil supply growth over next 5 years: IEA

The US will drive global oil supply growth over the next five years thanks to the remarkable strength of its shale industry, triggering a rapid transformation of world oil markets according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) annual oil market forecast. By the end of


Next downturn unlikely to be as bad as 2008: S&P

The stage is set for another global credit downturn, but the next crisis, if any, is unlikely to be as dramatic as in 2008-2009, said S&P Global Ratings in a new report, noting that while global debt levels are higher than a decade ago, contagion risk is lower. The report tit


Bahrain is beta testing gateway to region, says startup expert

Bahrain has the potential to become a great startup hub, especially targeting the regional market needs, says an international expert on entrepreneurship and thought leader on innovation and digital transformation.   Speaking exclusively to TradeArabia


GCC mining sector ‘must adapt to disruption in 4IR’

GCC governments and mining companies need to become more strategic about their investments, operational performance and social impact if they want to be able to play a significant role regionally and globally, said an industry expert. GCC governments and mining companies need to


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