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GCC retail sector will see 15.7% YoY growth, according to Alpen Capital

GCC retail sector will see 15.7% YoY growth, according to Alpen Capital

The industry is expected to further grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 per cent by 2026, says Alpen Capital’s latest retail sector report

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Inflation among key concerns for global supply chain, reveals DP World survey

According to the survey, the other challenges that freight forwarders are currently experiencing include rising and unpredictable freight rates

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UAE chosen as ‘top country to live in’ by Arab youth for 11th consecutive year

For the 11th year running, UAE is the country most young Arabs want their own nation to emulate

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Over 90% of UAE customers say experience is as important as products – survey

The Salesforce’s ‘State of the Connected Customer Report’ reveals how trust, personalisation and digital-first experiences are central to customer needs

Revealed: 74% of UAE’s online shoppers to spend more in 2022

In the report, online shoppers were surveyed, to understand their shopping behaviour, including how they are using Amazon and Noon

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Majority of UAE workers believe AI and data science will impact their jobs in five years

The YouGov study commissioned by Dataiku reveals the country to be pro-AI, but work still needs to be done to democratise the use of data and AI

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Over 98% in UAE, Saudi believe business leaders would trust bots over humans in social decisions

Nearly all of the respondents in the UAE believe sustainability and social factors are more important than ever

UAE jobs: Banking, IT and marketing are most popular industries, reveals survey

The 2022 Top Industries in the MENA survey revealed 58 per cent of the UAE’s residents are satisfied with their work culture

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Data scientists reveal roadblocks to digital transformation

SAS research also identifies strategies to capitalise on this pivotal moment and empower data scientists and organisations

Companies can safeguard their businesses from emerging holiday threats. Here’s how

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye threat findings unwrap the crucial need for organisations to strengthen their cybersecurity architecture through the holidays

UAE chosen as the ‘top country to live in’ by Arab youth for 10th consecutive year

Nearly half of the young Arabs said they wanted to live in the UAE

Tele dentist

Over 85% of UAE, Saudi Arabia residents ready to embrace tele-dentistry – survey

Align Technology to unveil findings of whitepaper report at 2nd Digital Health MENA Forum

Sheikh Mohammed announces five best, worst govt entities for digital services

The underperforming government entities have been given a grace period of 90 days to improve

UAE financial organisations under pressure to increase security – survey

Banks and FSIs come under pressure from government, shareholders, employees and customers as security risks increase during the pandemic

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Majority of UAE consumers open to using AI to enhance video conversations

With 56 per cent of people in the UAE now spending ‘significantly more time’ on video calls, many see AI as a means to better engage with others, and multitask more surreptitiously

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

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

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

Up to 81% of MENA professionals are seeking remote jobs in 2021 – survey

The lockdowns have revealed to employees and employers alike that work can be successfully accomplished from home

Covid-19 unleashes wave of innovation and investments: study

Digital workflows set to define the way business gets done in the 21st century

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UAE once again chosen as the ‘top country to live in’ by Arab youth

Nearly half of young Arabs have considered leaving their country, due to lack of opportunities and corrupt governance, finds annual Asda’a BCW survey

Nearly 50% residents in the region intend to move houses in next 12 months due to pandemic

Apartments are the most widely adopted form of accommodation in the region

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What role do social media influencers play in the UAE in the current crisis?

The impact of Covid-19 on the influencer industry has been significant. Yet, some are adapting to the crisis to capitalise on a vast new captive audience