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With one of the biggest consumer markets in the region and robust fundamentals, Egypt is well placed to attract international investment and emerge from this difficult period in a strong position. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused considerable disruption, the government’s ongoing reform efforts have helped to mitigate the worst effects of the crisis.

Covid-19 has shaken up the development of the digital economy in Myanmar, with the pandemic leading to a rise in demand for home broadband in this traditionally mobile-first market.

From the health sector to finance, education and retail, Covid-19 has sparked widespread digital adoption in Qatar as the threat of infection combined with social distancing measures has transformed consumer demand and business-customer interactions in potentially permanent ways.

Around the world, national and municipal governments have been deploying smart city technology in the fight against the coronavirus, using it to track the spread of the pandemic and support the implementation of medical strategies. As well as demonstrating the value of smart technologies, these new applications are helping shape the future of smart cities.

Online video gaming is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global tech landscape. With Covid-19 lockdown measures creating a captive audience, an estimated $159.3bn will be spent on games this year, according to a recent report from analytics firm Newzoo – a growth rate of 9.3%. The market is forecast to surpass $200bn by 2023.


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