Saturday 19 September 2020
 
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E-commerce: Opening the economy, digitally

While e-commerce has been with us for a considerable amount of time, the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of lockdown protocols across the region have pushed its use to new heights. According to Dubai CommerCity, the Middle East’s e-commerce retail market is projected to r

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Five reasons to go for a 5G mobile

As some countries in the GCC accelerate the deployment of 5G with some carriers starting to offer the technology, it is time to talk about upgrading your mobile phone from 4G to 5G, says HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones. With a 5G mobile phone, not only can you enjoy blazing

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Peace accord with Israel a fresh approach: UAE minister

The peace accord signed between the UAE and Israel yesterday in Washington is a fresh approach since the "old approach of the empty chair, no communications, no bridges has not worked," said Dr Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, in a CNN

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UAE space sector ‘could drive growth for next 50 years’

Space industry could become one of the UAE’s most promising sectors and a key pillar of economic growth over the next 50 years, according to a new whitepaper released by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The report titled “Space Economy Investment Opportunities

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The future won’t be 'normal' at all

For a moment in history, every company shared the same simple mission statement: Protect our people, our customers, and our business. The lessons companies learned in the months after the outbreak were profound. Virtual, digital and automation initiatives, for both customer interaction

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Global economic activity to stay low in Q3: Euromonitor

Global economic activity levels will remain significantly below normal during the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, despite the relaxation of the strictest Covid-19 pandemic social distancing measures, said Euromonitor International in a new report. Under the baseline/most likely scena

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Target sectors beyond power for net-zero emissions: IEA

Transforming the power sector alone will only get the world one-third of the way to net-zero emissions, said a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), highlighting the need for greater efforts in other key sectors A major effort to develop and deploy clean energy t

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Shipping data hints to some recovery in global trade

The number of ships pulling into ports to unload and load containers rebounded in many parts of the world in the third quarter of 2020, showing early but uneven signs of recovery, said a new report. This offers a hopeful sign for world merchandise trade, which suffered a historic

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Cybersquatting: Attackers mimicking domains of major brands

Cybercriminals take advantage of the essential role that domain names play on the internet by registering names that appear related to existing domains or brands, with the intent of profiting from user mistakes. This is known as cybersquatting. The purpose of squatting domains is

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Three major trends for reshaping the finance function

CFOs and senior finance professionals in the Middle East recognise that the world is changing, with a perfect storm of technological and social forces transforming the rules of business. So how do you thrive in this new world? It starts with looking at the three main trends driving the corporat

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