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Economic Update | How Covid-19 triggered a Latin American e-commerce boom

4 Mar 2021
Mirroring global trends, the coronavirus pandemic led to a rapid increase in online payment activity in Latin America over the course of 2020, turning the region into one of the fastest-growing e-...

Economic Update | Could Covid-19 spark widespread electricity sharing in the Arab world?

3 Mar 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to a global uptick in regional cooperation and interconnectedness as a means to economic recovery. Forming part of this trend, countries in the Arab world have...

Economic Update | How will oil prices shape the Covid-19 recovery in emerging markets?

25 Feb 2021
A combination of continued production cuts and an increase in economic activity has prompted oil prices to return to pre-pandemic levels – a factor that will be crucial to the recovery of major oil-...

Economic Update | Can cryptocurrencies drive a Covid-19 recovery in emerging markets?

24 Feb 2021
Demand for Bitcoin has been surging globally since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, with interest reaching a fever pitch early this year. While it is not without its potential pitfalls,...

Economic View | Mohammed AlShaibi, CEO, Tamkeen Technologies

22 Feb 2021
Mohammed AlShaibi
To what extent has the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated Saudi Arabia’s digital agenda?

Economic Update | Covid-19 and the digital divide: how can emerging economies boost their ICT infrastructure?

18 Feb 2021
While the coronavirus pandemic has rapidly accelerated digital transformation around the world, many emerging economies are still afflicted by inadequate ICT infrastructure, limiting their capacity...

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