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Economic Update | Could a shift towards 5G boost the GCC’s Covid-19 recovery?

27 Oct 2021
With connectivity being widely recognised as a key driver of the post-coronavirus economic recovery, GCC countries are poised to benefit from the expansion of their 5G networks.

Economic Update | Can new visa systems drive the Gulf’s Covid-19 recovery?

5 Oct 2021
Amid an attempt to drive a post-coronavirus economic rebound, a number of countries in the Gulf have introduced new immigration measures to help attract skilled foreign workers.

Economic Update | Is hydrogen the key to the Gulf’s energy transition?

22 Sep 2021
With hydrocarbons-rich countries in the Gulf increasingly looking to reduce their carbon emissions, some in the region are turning towards multi-coloured hydrogen as a more environmentally...

Economic Update | How the UAE and Saudi Arabia are expanding the representation of women in the workplace

25 Aug 2021
More female employees are joining workplaces and boardrooms in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with gender equality a key target of a regional drive to improve environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

Economic Update | Report: How can Dubai’s economy bounce back from Covid-19?

26 Jul 2021
Dubai’s diversified and digitalised economy was able to absorb the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic relatively well. The emirate enjoys some of the fastest internet speeds and most advanced broadband...

Economic Update | How has the pandemic changed university course offerings in the Gulf?

14 Jul 2021
With the current semester winding up, many higher education institutions in the Gulf are already planning an expanded offering of courses for the next academic year – with a focus on supporting the...

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