Friday 23 February 2018

How safe are you around your smart TV?

The times when all that our TV sets could do was show us ‘regular’ TV stations are now over. These days, such ‘old-school’ TVs are increasingly being replaced with their ‘smart’ successors, which we can use for streaming video and audio, playing games, browsi


Cryptocurrencies: Bubble or no bubble

A cryptocurrency is a speculative instrument, and a collapse in its market value would be just a ripple across the financial services industry, too small to disturb stability or affect the creditworthiness of banks, said S&P Global Ratings. A cryptocurrency, in its current ve


Oil prices to average $50-$70 till 2023: BofAML

Brent crude oil prices are expected to average $50 to $70 per barrel (/bbl) in a medium-term horizon to 2023, said the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) in its latest Global Energy Paper.  This forecast range compares to a current forward strip of $58/bbl on av


Top five trends for millennial employability

The final study notes have been written. The last exams sat. Graduation has come and gone. With a crisp university degree in one hand, millennials can now take on the world... but just how relevant are today’s degrees in preparing the future workforce for the working world?


How 5G will lead to new network paradigms

The Middle East region is on the cusp of experiencing 5G technology. A number of recent developments suggest that the Middle East may witness one of the earliest rollout of the commercial 5G services, the much-awaited fifth generation telecommunication technology. The UAE is like


Technology and the future of finance

In the first of this series of two articles we looked at the impact of new technology on financial services.  I wrote that technology, particularly digital technology, almost always starts as a way to do something you already do more efficiently than you already do it. A spe


Saudi growth recovers on high oil prices: report

Saudi Arabia’s economic activity has bottomed out as high oil prices are allowing implementation of looser fiscal policy and containing near-term fiscal deterioration, said the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) in a new report.  The government intends to support a


Future of superintelligence far from clear: Futurist

Superintelligence is coming and it could extinguish the human race, but there is little governments can do now to control it, philosopher and futurist Nick Bostrom said on the closing day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, UAE. Superintelligence is coming a


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