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As the market value of UAE e-commerce rose from $2.5bn to $10bn between 2014 and 2018, what impact has this had on the retail and logistics sector?

 

As a well-established regional hub for transport and logistics, Dubai is the UAE’s primary transit point for passengers and the main gateway for its non-oil exports and imports. Counting one of the world’s busiest airports and the Middle East’s largest port among its facilities, the transport sector makes a significant contribution to Dubai’s...

 

Two of the biggest trends in global insurance in recent years are premium growth in emerging markets and the rising importance of technology across the supply chain. The latter has come to be referred to as InsurTech, a potentially disruptive trend that heralds both threats to and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers alike. While...

 

The aviation sector is experiencing rapid growth worldwide, propelled by booming tourism industries, lower air fares and the push for greater connectivity in an increasingly globalised economy. Middle-class expansion has also spurred growth in air travel, as more people are able to afford flights for holidays or business-related travel....

 

While advanced economies generate the vast majority of insurance and reinsurance business, emerging markets are posting higher rates of growth. Complementing this underlying trend is a strong and expanding interest in catastrophic risk, which by nature tends to pertain to emerging markets. This is coming alongside fast-paced, sector-...

 

Throughout 2018 Dubai continued to strengthen its status as a global capital of the Islamic economy, with the last five years seeing the emirate emerge as a hub for sharia-compliant offerings and innovation in the commercial sphere. Financial services are a core aspect of that project, and the emirate has taken a leading role in hosting...