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Threats via social media will rise in 2018: Airbus

Threats via social media and wireless networks will dominate next year, said researchers at Airbus’ external Cyber Security business in their compilation of top technology predictions for 2018. The predictions are based on trends identified at Airbus’ Security Operati

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Global security spending to top $96bn in 2018: Gartner

Worldwide security spending is expected rise to a total of $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 per cent from 2017, said a new report from Gartner, a leading research and advisory firm.  Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buye

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GCC downstream to see medium-term volatility: study

The GCC refining market is expected to remain volatile in the medium term, with significant uncertainties on the demand side, mainly linked to the economic growth prospects of the US, Europe and China, a report said. In the longer term, several trends are expected to have a poten

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2018 hot consumer trends: Technology turns human

Body language, facial expression and intonation will augment voice and touch to control consumer interaction with tech devices, easing adaption in an ever-increasing pace of technological change, said Ericsson in a new report. Exploring the future from an early adopter user persp

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Global unrest weighing down majority: Ford

People worldwide feel increasingly polarised by cultural and societal changes and more than 60 per cent of adults globally say they feel overwhelmed by unrest in the world, a report said. To better understand these and other consumer realities, the “2018 Looking Further wit

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Brightening outlook for GCC countries: UBS

The economic outlook in 2018 for the GCC countries is brightening despite oil prices, which have recovered since June, expected to trend sideways next year, said Swiss-based financial solutions company UBS. Further reforms are needed to diversify GCC members' economies and at

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Robust global demand for oil in 2018: Report

Next year likely will see global oil demand expand again by 1.5 million barrels per day and US supply rise by 870,000 barrels per day – although Opec likely will at best maintain the cuts implemented in 2017, resulting in a balanced market, a report said. On these assumptio

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2018 will be a roller coaster ride: Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, has today released its 10 'Outrageous Predictions' for 2018 focusing on a series of unlikely but underappreciated events which, if they were to occur, could send shockwaves across financial markets. Whil

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Macro outlook bullish for 2018: BofA Merrill Lynch

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research has issued a bullish macro outlook for 2018, calling for robust global economic growth, steady US expansion and solid stock returns that peak in the first half of the year. However, it warns of signs that the long bull market run is nearing the

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5 ways a mesh system delivers wi-fi for the house

These days the average person uses several different devices that can put a strain on home wi-fi systems. While you’re watching your favourite series on your 4K HDTV, the kids are in another room battling it out with a gaming marathon and your spouse is working on the laptop.

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