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Sony takes a leap into PC gaming gear with new Inzone brand

Sony wants to signal to consumers that it’s making products and games that go beyond the scope of its console ecosystem

Oil

Oil set for weekly loss as traders weigh monetary tightening

Oil is still up more than 50 per cent this year after rebounding demand combined with upended trade flows

Dubai’s Shuaa Capital acquires majority stake in Souqalmal

Shuaa joins existing investors Riyad Capital and UK comparison website GoCompare

Wheat soars to record, surpassing high during global food crisis

The elevated prices are triggering concerns about growing food insecurity

OPEC+ warns of response as Biden poised for oil reserve release

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies will meet on December 2

Oil extends losses as US stockpiles expand before OPEC+ meet

Nationwide US crude inventories increased by 3.29 million barrels last week

Microsoft unveils Windows 11

Microsoft has included new accessibility options designed by and for people of determination

How to keep pace with rising consumer expectations

The needs of consumers are evolving and it is critical that businesses remain flexible to meet these demands

How the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a shift in the insurance space

A year of transformation has affected both insurers and customers

Key pillars for retail businesses to garner long term success

Future-ready retail businesses should also implement an effective value agenda

GCC: How a traditional mall can become relevant and profitable again

The new consumer is looking for a multi-layered and interactive environment, which can provide memorable and rewarding experiences

The impact of VAT on the Omani economy

GCC states have the discretion to zero rate and exempt certain categories of supplies and Oman has used this discretion

Digital Economy: UAE consumers to pivot away from cash – report

Young and digitally savvy populations across the Middle East and Africa region are key to long-term growth outlook

Power Letters 2021: Erik Dudman Nielsen, group CEO, Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa

At Virgin Mobile, digital has always been the core of its business proposition

How Covid-19 propelled the UAE’s digital payments space

Increased online activity in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak has led to a rise in digital payments

How Saudi Arabian shoppers are gearing up for the ‘new normal’?

Saudi consumers while venturing out more than in preceding months, still prefer to retain several preventive measures while shopping in stores

Paving a path to build resilience within the FMCG industry

In compelling times, FMCG companies must elevate their approach to efficiently meet the needs of the communities they serve

How should regional and global retailers weather the Covid-19 crisis?

Retailers regionally and globally have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. What are the steps they should take to stay protected?

Dubai’s City Centre Deira to open renovated East Court amid Dhs377m redevelopment project

The redevelopment project is in response to a shift in consumer preferences for personalisation and engaging experiences

What will be the impact of Saudi’s VAT hike on businesses and consumers?

The kingdom has hiked its VAT rate from 5 per cent to 15 per cent starting July 1