Monday 22 July 2019
 
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Moments that drive us to discover new music

A romantic break-up is one of the major triggers in life prompting people to seek out new music, according to research by global music streaming service Deezer. New research in Egypt found that music tastes change dramatically after a life-changing experience, with 78 per cent of

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2019 a challenging year for ME economies: ICAEW

The Middle Eastern economy is expected to slow down from an estimated 1.5 per cent last year to about 0.6 per cent in 2019, the slowest in almost a decade, according to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report. The Middle East GDP growth forecast slowdown is primarily driven

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Global device shipments to decline 3pc in 2019: Gartner

Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones— will total2.2 billion units in 2019, a decline of 3.3 per cent year over year, said global research and advisory firm Gartner in a new report. The mobile phone market is set to record the worst performan

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Remote working: Tips to design your home office

Today’s digitalization trend has turned remote working from a dream into reality. Remote work has been favoured by employers not just due to rising real estate costs, but also due to increase in employee productivity where they accomplish more in less time when telecommuting.

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How document management can spell security

How many times have we heard the phrase, “Ignorance is bliss?” When it comes to protecting the business documents, they handle every day – or more importantly, the data contained in them – most small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) have long had the luxury of believing

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GCC corporate issuer ratings steady 'despite US-Iran tension’

The increase in tensions between the US and Iran since May 2019 has not led S&P Global Ratings to change any ratings or outlooks on corporate or infrastructure issuers it rates in the GCC, the financial services company said. “This is because, under our base-case scenar

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88pc of Mideast investors have exposure to China: study

Eighty-eight per cent of investors in the Middle East have exposure to China, versus 73 per cent for all investors globally, said global investment management firm Invesco in a new report. The seventh Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study, an annual in-depth report on t

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Digital adoption ‘among top concerns for businesses’

Sixty-six per cent of senior executives in the Middle East believe digital adoption and cybersecurity are their greatest business challenges, said an international survey of businesspeople working across the region. According to the Pulse Report commissioned by Headspring, the ex

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Five steps to take after a car accident in UAE

No one expects to be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately though, in the blink of an eye, some of us can find ourselves involved in a car accident in the UAE. Even a minor accident can open the door for shock to set in. For this reason, AXA, one of the largest international insure

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Four keys to digital transformation of manufacturing

In the digital era, manufacturing companies face business challenges that could scarcely have been imagined even a few years ago. Addressing these challenges depends on the company’s ability to take full advantage of the latest advances in information technology (IT).

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