Tuesday 21 November 2017

Technology to change the way we shop in 2030

Automation, customisation and big data are some of the trends expected to change the retail industry and the way consumers shop in the future, said global real estate services firm CBRE in a new report highlighting insights for the retail landscape in 2030. The report entitled &l


Fake news ‘as a service’ on the rise: study

Criminals are increasingly exploiting the growth of ‘fake news’ for commercial gain, a report said, revealing the growth of toolkits and services – available for just $7 – that are aimed specifically at causing financial and reputational damage for companies.


Millennials stand for globalism; want to shape future

Millennials across 15 countries are united by a belief in globalization, want the freedom to experience the opportunities it brings, and have a desire to play a role in shaping the future using technology, according to new research commissioned by Western Union. The survey of mor


IT spending in EMEA to top $1trn in 2018: Gartner

IT spending in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) is projected to total $1trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.9 per cent from estimated spending of $974 billion in 2017, according to a new report from research and advisory firm Gartner. In 2017, however, all categories of IT sp


Global GDP to see 3.2pc growth in 2018: Moody’s

Global GDP is estimated to grow at of 3.2 per cent in 2018 and 3.1 per cent in 2019, similar to 2017 and up from the 2.5 per cent growth achieved in 2016, Moody's Investors Service said in its 2018 cross sector credit conditions outlook. Strong, broad-based global economic gr


Blockchain changing security landscape in banking sector

Blockchain, the technology that is used in the popular cryptocurrency 'Bitcoin', is revolutionary in many ways. It addresses multiple challenges associated with digital transactions, such as double spending and currency reproduction. Employing blockchain also reduces the


Trends that can change Mideast logistics sector

Supply chains across the Middle East have been revolutionised by new advancements, making logistics services faster, more accurate, and efficient, according to a research conducted by FarEye, a global logistics management solutions company. The rise of innovative new machines and


Investors’ global risk appetite on the rise: study

A record high (net 16 per cent) of investors say they are taking above-normal levels of risk in their investment, according to a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML). The net share of investors taking out protection against a correction in markets decreased this


Why do Mena professionals switch jobs?

Most professionals in Mena (88 per cent) like hearing about new opportunities and higher compensation lures them into switching to a new job, according to employment-oriented social networking service LinkedIn. LinkedIn’s annual talent survey titled “Inside the Mind o


Global wealth 27pc higher than a decade ago

Ten years from the onset of the global financial crisis, global wealth has grown by 27 per cent, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2017 Global Wealth Report. In the 12 months to mid-2017, global wealth grew at a faster pace than in recent years, with mean weal

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