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Fintech investments 'set to grow in 2021'

The United Arab Emirates is leading the way when it comes to utilizing fintechs to foster and develop smart cities, said Miljan Stamenkovic, General Manager of the Middle East and North Africa region at Mambu, in an article.

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Bahrain in top 50 for online business setup

When it comes to the best places for setting up an online business, the Kingdom of Bahrain does pretty well considering the global completion. It ranks 38 out of 99 countries, according to Best Accounting Software, a global firm that reviews and rates financial software to help organisations

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Global spending on wearables to hit $81.5bn in 2021

Worldwide end-user spending on wearable devices will total $81.5 billion in 2021, an 18.1% increase from $69 billion in 2020, according to the latest forecast from leading research and advisory firm Gartner. The rise in remote work and increased interest in health monitoring duri

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Hindsight is 20/20. What we now need is foresight

As the pandemic is putting strains on humanity and businesses, demanding that everyone push themselves in new and unexpected ways, access to real-time data allows us to take action proactively in order to emerge stronger, said professional services firm Accenture in a new report.

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Decoupling of economies affects Asian trade: report

A gradual decoupling of economies, changing supply chains and free-trade initiatives will have both positive and negative consequences for foreign trade developments in Asia, said a report. The Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing trade war made 2020 an ‘annus horribilis&rsquo

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Strong start to year feeds supercycle speculation

We expect the broad commodity rally that saw the Bloomberg Commodity Index rise by 10% during the last quarter will extend further into 2021. Driven by multiple tailwinds from tightening supply, a global market flushed with cash driving speculation across markets and increased demand for inflat

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10 trends predicted to shape 2021’s tech industry

From the application of third-generation semiconductor materials, AI-driven R&D of medicines and vaccines, to automatic optimization of data management system and data intelligence-powered agriculture, technology breakthroughs are expected to accelerate and make impacts across sectors in th

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Equal access to education in the digital age

The Covid-19 crisis, and the impact which it has had on learning across the world, has highlighted many of the digital disparities which exist in today’s world. At a time when many of the world’s students shifted from physical to digital, we were also faced with the hard truth that

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Banking Consumer Study: Making digital more human

Under the pandemic hit, consumers had to use their bank’s digital channels, as a result of which 50 percent of consumers now interact with their bank through mobile apps or websites at least once a week, compared to 32 percent two years ago, a report said. This sudd

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Top six tech trends for 2021 and beyond: Cisco

In 2020, the arrival of future digital transformation occurred far faster than expected and this trend to continue this year, said global technology leader Cisco in a report highlighting the top tech trends for 2021 and beyond. Technologies that enable businesses to expected be m

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