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Explainer: Is data the new oil in the GCC?

Technology has now become a key driver of economic growth in the GCC, with data already defining the region’s future, opines Maurits Tichelman, VP – Sales, Marketing, and Communications and GM – Global Markets and Partners, EMEA at Intel

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Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa to eliminate single-use plastics in SIMs and recharge cards

It is aiming for its operations to become carbon neutral by the end of 2021

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Trends that will govern the regional wealth management space

Joshua Jahani, managing director of investment bank Jahani and Associates (J&A), provides an overview of the current wealth management landscape and evolving trends

Bahrain entry ban

Bahrain suspends entry of non-residents from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

The indefinite entry ban has gone into effect from May 24, 2021

The future of wealthtech in the GCC

Older generations are also becoming more exposed to technology solutions that commoditise product offerings

GCC countries should prioritise economies, citizens and innovation in a post-Covid world

GCC governments need to pursue an aspirational future and bring it to life in a holistic and integrated way

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UAE, Saudi, Bahrain, Kuwait condemn Lebanese foreign minister’s comments on ISIS

Several GCC states summoned the Lebanese ambassador to their respective countries to protest the statements

DEWA to provide free charging to non-commercial electric vehicles in Dubai under new initiative

As of February 2021, the number of electric cars in Dubai has increased to 2,473

How interfaith relations will pave the way for an inclusive future in the Middle East

Rabbi Marc Schneier has been working tirelessly to champion the cause of interfaith relations and build bridges between the GCC and Israel. And slowly but surely, that journey has fructified

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Google opens registrations to MENA tech startups for accelerator programme

The three-month long programme will commence in mid-July 2021 and is for ‘Seed to Series’ startups in the region

Vox Cinemas to reopen The Avenues multiplex in Kuwait this month at 50% capacity

Moviegoers will have to be vaccinated and registered on Kuwait’s Immune App to be able to enter the cinema

Can GCC banks withstand further shocks due to the pandemic?

GDP growth in the GCC countries will slowly recover from last year’s sharp recession

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Kuwait indefinitely suspends passenger flights from India

All passengers arriving from India either directly or via another country will be banned from entering unless they have spent at least 14 days outside of India

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Why the GCC is emerging as a hub for global cross-border deals

With the region improving its status as a global trade hub, it is attracting more and more cross-border deals with countries such as the US, according to investment firm J&A

Four reasons why investing is for everyone

As economies remain volatile, investing smartly can help anyone achieve financial freedom, according to AIX Investment Group

Explainer: Have workplace savings plans taken off in the GCC?

Having a pension solution ensures that the employer sets aside a defined amount on a periodic basis for end of service benefits, opines Reena Vivek, senior executive officer, Zurich Workplace Solution

Why regional firms must focus on culture

The secret to business success lies in building the right culture which in turn will build your brand

How UAE’s Landmark Group has kept pace with GCC’s evolving retail landscape

Keeping pace with the changing times has been key for retail heavyweight Landmark Group even as it continues to expand, reveals its CEO and chairwoman Renuka Jagtiani

‘International expansion is a must for GCC tech companies’ – investment banker Joshua Jahani

Joshua Jahani, managing director of investment firm Jahani and Associates (J&A), reveals why his firm is growing in the GCC

GCC’s consulting market shrinks 12.4% in 2020

The GCC consulting market is now worth around $2.7bn

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Bahrain appoints Khalid Yusuf Al-Jalahma as first ambassador to Israel

On Tuesday, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa also directed his country’s officials to set up a diplomatic mission within Israel

How the Gulf region will witness a vigorous recovery in 2021/22

The recent recovery of the crude oil price to the pre-pandemic level of $60-65 per barrel is a huge relief for all the Gulf states

Qatar, Saudi deny immediate Israel normalisation plans

The UAE became the first Gulf Arab nation to agree to normalise ties with Israel

Scoring a goal: Following the AlUla Declaration, how will Qatar’s growth plans fare?

Normalisation of ties with the GCC, the upcoming FIFA World Cup and economic reforms are painting a positive picture for the gas-rich nation

How Britain and the GCC are shaping the future of education in a post-Covid world

Gulf schools have proven themselves to be resilient, innovative and avid adopters of the latest digital solutions

Dubai-based Kitch to expand Lebanon’s restaurant Barbar across GCC

Hybrid cloud kitchen/store front operator to offer Barbar menu at dine-in and delivery

Trade between UAE, GCC worth Dhs229bn in 2019

Saudi Arabia is the UAE’s top trading partner, with a total of Dhs113.2bn in trade exchange in 2019

Explainer: The shift to digital governance in the GCC

Regional governments are rapidly integrating digital transformation processes into their systems to boost their economies, opines Liam Maxwell, director, Government Transformation at Amazon Web Services

Cover story: The key regional investment trends focusing on the wealth of the future

The pandemic has further emphasised the need for diversification among investors, reveal AIX Investment Group’s board advisor Fadi Dabbagh and senior financial advisor Khalid El-Mikhi

Women’s Voice: Looking beyond diversity and inclusion

Working mothers have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic