Saturday 5 December 2020

Non-oil to drive Mena growth to 3.6% in 2021: study

The Mena region will see an economic growth of 3.6% in 2021 and 4.0% in 2022, most of which will be driven by the non-oil sector as oil prices are unlikely to rise significantly in the near future, a report said. The most promising sectors to help drive growth include education,


Four cybersecurity trends in the next normal

As companies look to transition to a new normal in 2021, the pandemic has put Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) in front of their organisations’ path forward, said Cisco in a new report, highlighting its predictions for what 2021 will hold for the privacy and cybersecurity lands


Over 1bn will have access to 5G by year-end: Ericsson

More than one billion people – 15 percent of the world’s population –will live in an area that has 5G coverage rolled out by the end of 2020, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. Ericsson projects that four out of every ten mobile sub


Solar and renewable energy trends in 2021

Building integrated photovoltaics – solar panels on buildings, vehicles and other structures – will take off in a big way, fuelled by subsidies and a strong desire among end consumers and property owners to “make a difference” and at the same time save on the energy bi


Millennials hardest hit by pandemic in UAE: survey

Millennials in the UAE have found it harder than older generations with 78 per cent finding managing their money more difficult compared to 61 per cent of those over 45, since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, according to Standard Chartered’s latest global survey. Millen


E-commerce sales slump in developing countries

Even though Covid-19 has pushed more consumers in developing countries to buy online, many e-commerce businesses in these nations have seen a slump in sales, said the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in a new report. Presenting hard-to-collect data from


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