Saturday 16 February 2019

No one should retire, says Sir Richard Branson

No one should retire, said Sir Richard Branson during a fireside chat at The Retail Summit in Dubai, UAE, adding that if you’re doing something interesting, you should carry on doing it. “If you’re in a position to make a difference, you should make a difference


Dubai industrial property sector ‘may be tested in 2019’

While Dubai’s industrial and logistics real estate market remained relatively stable in the six months leading up to 2019, it continues to be challenging, with increased flight-to-quality and supply still outstripping take up, said an industry expert. “We will continu


Prioritizing security in a multi-cloud world

Cloud awareness and adoption continues to grow, as more enterprises take advantage of the benefits that come with multiple cloud platforms.  In fact, in a recent Voice of the Enterprise (VotE): Cloud Hosting and Managed Services study, conducted by 451 Research, 90 per cent


Schools with no teachers: future of education?

In Bali, a school built entirely from bamboo in a cleared patch of jungle is creating a generation of young people who attend UN climate conferences, start fashion companies to help Indian children buy school uniforms, and lobby the Balinese government to reduce the usage of plastic bags on t


Challenging decade ahead for investors: ENBD

The decade ahead looks set to be more challenging for investors than the previous one, highlighting the need for discipline in portfolio construction, risk allocation, as well as selectivity of securities and products, said an industry expert. While 2019 started with markets over


Empower youth ‘to leverage AI for economic growth’

The region must empower its youth to leverage the economic gains of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and drive the data economies of tomorrow, said global professional services firm PwC in a report launched with Dubai’s World Government Summit. There is no doubt that we are liv


Marketing: New opportunities in a digitized world

Technology has played a great role in transforming our everyday lives, impacting the way in which we interact with our surroundings and altering our decision-making habits. Before, we used to rely on traditional sources to gain insights about our customers' needs or to learn


Expats not saving enough for retirement, says study

Extensive research conducted by UAE-based independent financial advisory, Hoxton Capital Management - has revealed that around 85 per cent of expatriates based in the Middle East are not saving for their retirement.   In addition, Hoxton Capital Management’s research su


New technologies transforming oil & gas audit: report

New technologies are beginning to transform the audit process, decreasing costs while improving reliability, said global management consultancy Accenture in a new report. This is taking place at a time of increased regulatory complexity and demands by investors for more informati


Majority of millennials exposed to online risk: Microsoft

Around 73 per cent of millennials globally have reported having been exposed to online risk as well as the highest levels of stress, pain, loss of online trust, sleep deprivation and depression as a result of online risk exposure compared to other age groups, a report said. In co

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