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GITEX Global: Interview with Christian Pineau, president, Skreeneo

By providing innovative technology solutions, such as Smart Safe Station and Kleantouch, Skreeneo claims to prevent and mitigate the spread of infectious diseases

85% of job seekers in UAE feel their roles can be performed remotely – survey

Nearly 21 per cent of job applicants also said that they had relocated since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

Saudi economy grows at fastest rate in nearly a decade

Gross domestic product expanded by 6.8 per cent compared to the same quarter of 2020

Brazil, UAE can collaborate on vaccines for future pandemics: Brazilian Minister

Brazil will develop vaccines for diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever, which are prevalent in tropical countries

Covid-19: UAE reports 94 new cases, two deaths

The total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses provided up to Wednesday stands at 20,801,538

Noon.com to raise $2bn from backers including Saudi’s PIF

The investments from the Public Investment Fund and others will be used to upgrade infrastructure and help speed up deliveries

Data Security cyberattacks

Over 85% of Saudi organisations attribute cyberattacks to vulnerable technology

Sixty-seven per cent of security leaders said their exposure to cyber risk increased as a result of moving business-critical functions to the cloud

Understanding and empathising with Generation Remote

A subset of born digital workers began their careers during the pandemic, and have only ever known a culture where remote work is the norm

Brent oil jumps above $80 as global energy crunch shakes markets

Oil has soared this year as the roll-out of vaccines to combat the pandemic aids energy demand

Oil slumps to lowest since May after Fed signals taper this year

Oil’s impressive first-half rally has lost momentum in July and August

Growth trajectory of Dubai’s commercial real estate market

Dubai’s commercial market is transitioning from lettings to sales. Here’s why

Alan’s corner: Key tips on connecting with your customer

The next great battleground is not in product differentiation but in customer experience

Facebook says it will expand remote work to all employees

Facebook also is expanding the number of workers who are allowed to move to other countries

How to build and grow a profitable e-commerce business in Dubai

Listen to industry heavyweights discuss how to take advantage of Dubai’s booming e-commerce sector

Oman’s first quarter deficit rises to $2bn

Public revenue was OMR1.82bn at the end of March

How Middle East businesses can rise to the net-zero challenge

Banks and FI’s are in a position to play a key role in accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy

Kuwait aircraft lessor cuts purchases as virus weighs on travel

Alafco continues to divest aircraft that fall short of fuel efficiency and revenue criteria

Oil pushes above $66 as China’s recovery aids outlook for bulls

Crude has rallied strongly in the opening months of 2021

Fujairah claims US seized Iraqi oil headed to China

Fujairah International Oil & Gas Corp claims it’s an intermediary seller of the cargo and that it is Iraqi oil

Explainer: How Covid-19 has impacted the GCC’s healthcare sector

Healthcare providers have been forced to upgrade to new technologies and improve efficiencies, opines Dr Fatih Mehmet Gul, CEO, Fakeeh University Hospital

Women on average have just 76% of men’s legal rights worldwide

Covid-19 has exacerbated women’s challenges in employment and education

Covid-19 impact: How people in the UAE adopted new habits

If remote working is here to stay, holding onto sacrosanct novelties may just be the wise thing to do

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 3,167 cases, 5,059 recoveries and 13 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 1,014

Oman Air abandons plan to expand fleet as pandemic poses risks

The carrier will target a fleet of 36 planes, down from the current 50

Three important future trends to look out for in 2021

Countries need to tackle vulnerabilities in their economies, embrace innovation and move towards a more digital future

How to redefine innovation for the upcoming virtual era

Innovation is never easy but it is always essential

Oman’s expat workforce down by 16% amid pandemic – report

Up to 272,126 foreign workers, mostly from Nepal, Uganda, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Egypt, have left Oman

Dubai Airshow

Dubai Airshow to return in 2021, discuss future of the aviation sector

The event, taking place from November 14 –18, will serve as a platform for the innovation within the industry during Covid-19

Bahrain puts economic recovery ahead of boosting budget revenue

Bahrain’s public finances have been under strain from the twin shock of the pandemic and lower oil prices

Alabbar

Alabbar dismisses claims that Dubai’s Emaar has stopped building as “nonsense”

The Emaar boss also hit back at suggestions the company is responsible for an oversupply of properties