Daily Insider: Upbeat UAE CEOs buck global trends

UAE CEOs are said to be far more positive about their business prospects, especially when compared to their global counterparts.

KPMG launces CoE for metaverse at LEAP 2023

KPMG launches Centre of Excellence for metaverse and digital twins at LEAP23

KPMG has allocated a dedicated co-investment fund for metaverse use-cases in Saudi Arabia to work together with public and private partners on expediting the technology for practical use

Hydrogen UAE

Harnessing the power of hydrogen in the UAE

The Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap is a welcome step, but the UAE must develop a robust regulatory framework to fully capitalise on this opportunity

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KPMG inks MoU with CPX Holding to boost cyber maturity in the UAE

The MoU will enable both organisations to share resources to help UAE businesses to unlock business value and strengthen growth

EMEA to see increasing investment in DeFi in 2022: KPMG

KPMG’s latest Pulse of Fintech report shows investment in fintech companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa touched $77.4bn across 1,859 deals in 2021

The future of cities: Is digitalisation the solution for urban challenges?

To better manage their fiscal challenges and limited resources, cities may view themselves as companies serving a complex group of citizen-customers

KPMG survey: 28% of UAE workforce needs reskilling and upskilling

Most HR professionals say their department played a leading role in Covid-19 response

Sustainability reporting increases in top UAE companies amid new mandates

Increase attributed to greater commitment to national green initiatives

Responsible AI

Half of UAE tech leaders expect IT budgets to increase: KPMG study

Almost 70% of UAE CIOs have gained more C-suite influence in light of the pandemic

UAE top 10 banks see profits drop by 38.9% in H1 2020: KPMG

Non-performing loan ratio increases from 3.8% in December 2019 to 4.1% in June 2020

Oman’s top banks see 34.2% decline in profits: KPMG

Increase in non-performing loans squeezed banks’ profits in the GCC country

Private investment in UAE healthcare to rise by 9.5% annually: KPMG report

Healthcare-related expenditure in GCC to increase by nearly 50% from 2013 to 2022

TOPSHOT - A worker wearing a hard hat walks past a mural in Dubai on June 3, 2020. - Shopping malls in Dubai will fully reopen for business on June 3, in the latest easing of COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions, the emirate's media office announced. The step makes the glitzy city-state the first in the Middle East to drop nearly all restrictions to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus that hit retailers and leisure activities. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP) (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Messages from executives: How are regional offices reopening amid Covid-19 concerns?

With regional businesses now allowed to return back to offices, how are they handling the transition?