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UAE releases report with 112 predictions at Davos

By 2020, 20 per cent of households will run on solar energy, while electric, self-driving cars will make up 90 per cent of all vehicles by 2035, says a report containing 112 predictions released at the World Economic Forum by the UAE.

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Saudi Aramco sees 'equilibrium' in oil markets

State oil giant Saudi Aramco sees an “equilibrium” returning to the oil market in the first half of this year, after a rollercoaster ride in prices in recent years, said a report. Opec in November agreed to cut product

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Everything you need to know about Davos 2017

Nearly 3,000 people will converge on a small town in the Swiss mountains for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2017, running from 17 to 20 January. What are they doing there? Who are they and what do they hope to achieve?

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UAE tops region in IT investments

UAE is leading the Arab world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in ICT, a report said. The study, entitled the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016, ranked the UAE 26th

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UAE partners with WEF to host global meet

The UAE government has signed an agreement with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to host the next four editions of the annual meeting for Shaping the Future. The first of these meetings will be hosted in Dubai, UAE on November 13 an

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Private investment in education tech ‘sparse’

Out of the approximately 3,200 education companies around the world that received private education technology (ed-tech) investments since 2011, only 12 were based in the Middle East, a report said. Private investment in ed-tech f

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Arcadis joins World Economic Forum

Arcadis, a leading design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets in the region, has become the latest member of the World Economic Forum (WEF).   The WEF is a membership organisation, comprising 1,000 of the world&

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Qatar government world’s 'most efficient'

Qatar has emerged as the country with the most efficient government, closely followed by Singapore with the United Arab Emirates claiming the fifth spot in the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness Report. The

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Jordan sees 3.8pc growth despite regional wars

Jordan's economy is robust despite spillover violence along its borders from wars in Syria and Iraq, the central bank governor said on Friday, and will meet its IMF-approved target this year. Weak oil prices that have cut the

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1,000 key leaders for World Economic Forum Mena

More than 1,000 key leaders from government, business and civil society will support a comprehensive vision for prosperity and peace at the 16th World Economic Forum on Mena, which opened today (May 21) at Dead Sea, Jordan. The me

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