Monday 30 May 2016

New solutions needed to fund GCC capital projects

Lower oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to the GCC governments to finance capital projects, prompting them to make tough choices such as cuts in public spending and introduction of structural reforms, a report said. “Spending in the region will need


Network reforms 'must to meet Millennial needs'

Global network operators should plan for continued capacity growth, greater flexibility, a larger array of services and corresponding billing models to address societal changes brought on by the Millennial generation, according to CommScope research into the lifestyles and spending trends of pe


Aerospace industry takes small steps toward Big Data

The aerospace industry is struggling to make the most of the chances offered by Big Data to reduce production costs, optimize flight routes, and improve monitoring and maintenance of aircraft equipment, executives said. Sensors placed on aircraft equipment and systems could provi


Climate change threatens iconic tourist sites: UN

Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and UN experts said on Thursday. Developing countries such as Nepal, home to Moun


Ability to work anytime, anywhere key to job satisfaction

The ability to work anytime, anywhere is key to providing job satisfaction, according to a new report titled “Mobility, Performance and Engagement” from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Globally, 38 per cent of emp


India counts cost of reduced Gulf remittances

Having quit his low-paid job with a contractor in Qatar, electrician Kurian Joseph scrabbles for work each day in his hometown in Kerala, a southwestern state that has one of India's highest unemployment rates. He's a casualty of the global oil price collapse. Stories lik


Slow response to past crashes could hinder EgyptAir search

Teams searching for the black box flight recorders of a missing EgyptAir jet that crashed with 66 people aboard face technical constraints that aviation experts increasingly blame on a slow regulatory response to earlier disasters. As a three-year deep-sea search for Malaysia Air


UAE solar push may trigger a trend for the Gulf

As the Gulf states take steps to expand their use of clean energy, a bold plan by the UAE to boost its use of renewable electricity from less than one per cent to 24 per cent in the next five years could be a game-changer for the region, experts say. Much of the world is moving a


Eating fat won't make you fat say groups

Encouraging people to eat a low-fat diet is making Britain's weight problem worse, not better, and it is having a disastrous impact on health, two anti-obesity campaign groups said on Monday. In a report questioned by other health specialists, the National Obesity Forum (NOF)


To halt smartphone slide, Samsung rewrites playbook

From the way it chooses smartphone components to the models it brings to market, Samsung Electronics has undergone a painful process of breaking from its past to reverse a slide in its handset business. For example, the world's largest smartphone maker agonised over camera sp

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