Emails

How best to counter an overwhelming email culture to spur productivity

An excessive email culture is leading to a loss in productivity. Here’s how you can deal with it

Lessons learnt: How to prepare for a post-pandemic job market

The post-pandemic job market is going to be different, so one must adapt to the changes

The cross-functional role of CFOs in regional businesses

CFOs need to remain flexible and adapt quickly to a changing environment

Building a human firewall to address insider threats

Practicing safe cyber behaviour should be built into the fabric of all job roles

iPhone 12

UAE’s Etisalat to offer iPhone 12 pre-orders from Oct 16

The latest generation of iPhones were launched by Apple earlier this week

Covid-19

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,398 new cases; 520 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 452

Saudi Pepsi bottler MenaBev picks Infor for warehouse management software

Infor WMS will manage MenaBev’s end-to-end warehouse operation

Abu Dhabi Pension Fund, ADQ invest $2.1bn in ADNOC infrastructure deal

ADNOC will divest 20 per cent in ADNOC Gas Pipelines HoldCo LLC

Snapchat Lens Studio 3.2 available on upcoming iPhone 12

Snapchat update offers creators more options to create AR effects

Talabat to launch operations in Iraq

The company will initially launch operations in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan early next year, before expanding into Federal Iraq

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Mohamed orders six-month rent waiver for businesses on Al Hudariyat Island in Abu Dhabi

He instructed officials to open the entertainment and leisure project to the public within 30 days

Saudi retailer Jarir joins rival to pin hopes on iPhone sales

Jarir, whose business also involves books and computers, reported a 16 per cent drop in third-quarter profit

UAE Central Bank withdraws Dhs10.9bn in excess liquidity during August

This move came after the central bank met the market needs for liquidity over the previous months

Saudia flight

Saudia resumes flights to 20 international destinations

The Saudi airline restarted international flights on September 15 after six-months of Covid-19 restrictions

Air Arabia

Air Arabia announces new service from Ras Al Khaimah

It also confirmed that it will resume flights to several destinations across Pakistan, Egypt and Bangladesh from Ras Al Khaimah

The X factor: vivo X50 Pro smartphone review

vivo X50 Pro gets it right on camera, design

Local

Khalifa Fund partners with noon.com to support Abu Dhabi SMEs

SMEs will gain access to noon’s customers, its logistics and fulfillment network, and secure payment gateway

Top 10 countries with the world’s largest oil reserves

The oil market has been hit hard in 2020, with prices plummeting to record lows

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,431 new infections; total cases rise past 110,000

The new cases mark the UAE’s highest daily rise in infections

Samana Developers’ projects worth Dhs185m sold out in Dubai

The two residential projects include 327 studios, one, two-bedroom apartments and six retail outlets

Esports, VR gaming complex to be set up in Abu Dhabi

Beirut-based Robocom VR to provide content and technology for ‘Pixel’

Saudi Prince and Putin urge OPEC+ compliance as oil prices sag

While oil prices have more than doubled since OPEC+ began curbing supplies, Brent crude is still down 36 per cent this year

Israir

Dubai-based NY Koen Group to bid for purchase of Israeli carrier Israir

The Israeli airline is reportedly planning to start flying to Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Cybercrime worth $1.5 trillion a year: Thales report

Cybercrime now worth 2.8 times more than the illegal drugs trade

Key question: Is gold’s rally far from over?

Gold has had a solid run higher throughout 2020

Eureka Digital

Four reasons why digital marketing is key for pharma firms in MENA – Eureka Digital

Digital marketing has become the best way to reach a wide audience in a cost-effective way

GCC public cloud market to grow by 25% annually through to 2024: IDC

More than half of CIOs in the region aim to accelerate digital transformation efforts

Dubai’s DIFC becomes region’s first accredited member of Global Privacy Assembly

DIFC introduced a new data protection law, that aims to enhance its current regime around data, security and privacy best practices

Union Properties Dubai Autodrome

Profits for Dubai’s Union Properties exceed Dhs500m in Q3 2020

The value of its assets increased 5 per cent from Dhs5.9bn to Dhs6.2bn

UAE Space Agency signs NASA’s Artemis Accords for cooperation in space exploration

NASA’s Artemis Accords is based on the vision of the United Nations’ Outer Space Treaty of 1967