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Saudi telco trends likely to continue post-Covid: BCG

Fifty-three per cent of residents in Saudi Arabia who responded to a survey expect the changes in consumption trends to continue beyond the lockdown, highlighting the importance of telco services in the Kingdom, a report said. The new study conducted by Boston Consulting Group (B

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UAE, KSA to benefit from autonomous mobility-on-demand

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are likely to benefit most in the region from autonomous mobility-on-demand (AMoD) solutions with the adoption of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and robo-shuttles to rejuvenate public transport services, a report said. The report titled ‘Can Self-Driving

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Most UAE residents favour cashless economy: study

A large majority of UAE residents (63%) consider it very or fairly positive if their country became cashless, according to a new survey held by international Internet-based market research and data analytics firm YouGov. Men are more likely than women to hold this view (67% vs 55

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Covid impact could be reform positive, say Saudi experts

Most thought leaders and decision makers in Saudi Arabia anticipate that Covid-19 will be a positive accelerant of the transformation already underway in the Kingdom, according to a new report. The survey commissioned by independent Saudi think tank Al Aghar Group in partnership

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Digital transformation through collaboration

Change is the only constant in life. Never has this been more apparent than during the Covid-19 outbreak. In the financial services space, change is driving much-needed digital transformation and improvements to the customer journey experience in the Middle East. Mena financial s

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Key role for fintech in the developing smart cities

Over the past couple of years, many countries in the Gulf have been embracing digital transformation journeys to diversify their economy and establish smart cities. The UAE has been one of the most forward-thinking nations when it comes to implementing strategies that prioritize investing in in

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Trade disruptions to hit women harder than men: WTO

Women are likely to be harder hit than men by trade disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the dangers are particularly acute in developing countries, according to a new information note from the World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat. The paper points to how governm

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Opportunities ahead: Benchmark measurements in 5G networks

The evolution of 4G into 5G has the potential to be a powerful economic growth engine, particularly as this advanced mobile technology is deployed looking into improving productivity in key vertical industrial sectors.   Regulators across the Gulf countries have

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Govt IT spending to edge down in 2020: Gartner

Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total $438 billion this year, a decrease of 0.6% from 2019, said leading research and advisory firm Gartner in a new report. Global government IT spending will represent 16% of total enterprise IT spending across all industries, whi

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‘Cursed’ Beirut dazed by catastrophe

It began with deep, violent jolts.  Sitting in CNN’s bureau in the centre of Beirut I assumed it was an earthquake, and immediately crouched down, Ben Wedeman, Senior International Correspondent, CNN recounts the horror of the Beirut blast this week. Then, fractions of

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