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Family businesses ‘well set to lead economic recovery’

The unique structure of family businesses and their long-term mindset has enabled them to demonstrate resilience in the pandemic, placing them in a key role to lead the economic recovery, a report said.    The report, titled “Mastering a comeback: How family busin

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Covid ‘heightens integrity challenges for firms in EMs’

About 63% of global respondents to a survey said that businesses operating in emerging markets will find it difficult to maintain standards of integrity during tough market conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a report said. The Global Integrity Report 2020 by professional

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Vaccination drive to spur faster growth in GCC

While the IMF has predicted GDP growth in Mena to pick up to 4% this year, the growth is not expected to be even across the region and GCC countries could see an accelerated growth due to their strong vaccination programmes, says an industry expert.   The IMF report predicts

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UN initiative helps family firms embrace sustainability

UNCTAD and the Family Business Network (FBN) have partnered to support family firms to embrace sustainability in their business strategies in the light of the fact that two-thirds of businesses worldwide are owned or managed by families. They also employ 60% of the world’s

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Smart home market to hit $135bn by 2035: Accenture

Smart products are already disrupting and transforming industries, said professional services firm Accenture in a new report, adding that the smart home market alone is projected to be worth $135 billion by 2035. There are several reasons for this trend toward "smart everyth

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