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Study: Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report on COVID-19 to measure the t rust in governments, businesses and media
Business & Money | Thursday 2 April, 2020 4:45 pm
These last few weeks we have all lived the consequences of low trust in government and media. We have observed that large groups of people have ignored critical health guidance, in part because they doubted the veracity of available information or because they relied on disinformation. At the same...
Is ICT Technology keeping its promise as pandemic hits the world?
Technology & IT | Thursday 2 April, 2020 11:53 am
As the world faces an unprecedented crisis in the form of Coronavirus COVID-19, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is playing a critical role in bringing people together while social distancing is being practiced across the world. More than ever, information, unified collaboration,...
More than half of Arab online users are concerned about their online safety yet 41% do not use security solutions
Technology & IT | Monday 23 March, 2020 1:24 pm
Kaspersky conducted a recent survey in collaboration with popular Arabic technology news portal – AITnews. The survey aims to understand how knowledgeable online users are about threats and the best ways to respond to them. The survey revealed that 56 per cent of Arab respondents from ...
Kaspersky on how to secure your remote workplace ASAP
Technology & IT | Thursday 19 March, 2020 1:42 pm
Government, businesses and other organisations in the Middle East are increasingly encouraging home working in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus. While the measure is undoubtedly effective in flattening the curve of coronavirus increase, there are cyber risks to consider in relation...
KPMG: Saudi Arabia’s banking sector resilient despite economic headwinds
Business & Money | Sunday 15 March, 2020 2:32 pm
KPMG, a leading provider of audit, tax and advisory services, released the first edition of its Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Banking Perspectives 2020 report, and based on the evaluation of the key financial indicators suggested a positive outlook for the banking...
EY: Five MENA IPOs raise US$30.0b in Q4 2019
Business & Money | Wednesday 11 March, 2020 4:12 pm
According to the EY MENA IPO Eye Report, IPO deal value in the MENA region witnessed a sizeable increase during Q4 2019 both in terms of deal volume and value, with five IPOs raising proceeds of US$30.0b, compared with the two IPOs that raised US$190m in Q3 2019.   Global IPO...
Gender Equal Opportunities: Fix the System
Business & Money | Sunday 8 March, 2020 12:12 pm
By Sonali Dhawan, Vice President, P&G Femcare, Asia Pacific Middle East & Africa  At P&G we want to hire the most capable people to serve our consumers across the world and the world is made up equally of both genders, it makes sense that we want to reflect that balance in the...
81% of businesses in KSA already use IoT platforms despite security risks
Technology & IT | Wednesday 4 March, 2020 3:10 pm
With superpower comes super responsibility: benefits and challenges of IoT in business — has revealed that the use of Internet of Things (IoT) business platforms is growing year-on-year in almost all industries. In 2019, nearly two-thirds (81%) of companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...
GE Powers The ‘Age Of Gas’ In The Middle East
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 3 March, 2020 1:31 pm
As we look at the decade ahead and beyond, there can be no doubt that gas will continue to play a critical role in the Middle East’s energy mix.    The underlying factors behind this projection and next-gen solutions that will continue to drive the power sector forward were...
Deloitte Global report forecasts robust M&A activity for chemical industry in 2020
Business & Money | Monday 2 March, 2020 11:55 am
The Deloitte Global Chemical Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook (2020 Outlook) expects robust merger and acquisition (M&A) activity to continue throughout the coming year, despite the trade and geopolitical tensions, and slowing economies that shape today’s...