Thursday 23 September 2021

Innovation in MedTech driving cost-effective care

According to the World Health Organisation, the global average life expectancy increased by more than six years between 2000 and 2019 while the population grew by more than one billion. This, combined with rising cases of health conditions associated with diabetes and obesity, are putting hea


‘Bahrain businesses lax about customer data privacy’

Businesses in Bahrain need to pull up their socks if they are to be considered digitally safe.   Lack of adherence to customer data protection policies amid a widespread use of third-party trackers render them vulnerable to breaches.  


Saving govt pensions by encouraging citizens’ savings

All Arab countries, except for three, have deficits in their pension funds exceeding 50%. As for the three countries, two of them started their social insurance relatively late and the third one had to significantly recapitalize its fund early last decade. Likewise, these three countries are no


Sharjah Collection by Mysk records solid revenue growth amid pandemic

The Sharjah Collection by Mysk, a group of boutique hotels, eco-retreats and lodges situated in key locations throughout the northern emirate, has recorded solid growth at its retreats since the pandemic, said its top official.   These boutiques and retr


Growth likely to slow to 4.5% in 2022, says report

Global economic growth is set to slow to 4.5% next year, as opposed to 6.2% this year, marking a considerable drop, but still a bit stronger than the years leading up to Covid, said Barclays in a new report. Barclays forecasts a step down in US growth in the first half of 2022 an


Private capital ‘essential to address climate change’

The majority (86 per cent) of global private wealth holders, family offices and foundations see investing their private capital as essential to address climate change, alongside action from government, charities and corporations, a report said. The 2021 edition of “Investin


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