Monday 25 September 2017

90pc of energy companies seeking smart tech JV

Ninety per cent of energy companies from the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions are actively seeking a smart energy technology joint venture or acquisition, said a report by global 100 law firm Pinsent Mason. Energy technology bolt-ons will underpin the future of the global energy ind


Data breach cases surge 164pc in H1: report

A total of 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017, marking a 164 per cent rise compared to the last six months of 2016, according to a new report released by Gemalto, a world leader in digital security. A large port


Investment flow between GCC, India ‘rising rapidly’

The GCC nations and India are strengthening historic ties across cultural, trade, defence and political areas as they realize the potential of strategic cooperation, said an industry expert, noting that investment flows between the regions are rising rapidly. “The GCC gover


The economics of real rates

In recent years real interest rates have dropped dramatically across the world, said a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML), noting that underlying this decline is a decrease in neutral or equilibrium real interest rates that is permanent. “Count us among the


Six actions to empower women leaders of tomorrow

GCC organizations can fully embrace gender diversity and further develop the future leaders of tomorrow, said a report from global management consulting firm BCG, highlighting six Imperatives to empower women leaders of tomorrow. At 51 per cent, Qatar has the highest percentage o


Impact Investing: do good and do well

The need is immense in terms of infrastructure, jobs and capacity building in our neighbourhood.  Impact investments  provide both ROI as well as the social return, writes Shainoor Khoja, MD, Foundation Holdings’ Value Healthcare Platform, in an article to Trade


Ransomware threats top 82m in H1: Trend Micro

Trend Micro detected more than 82 million ransomware threats in the first half of the year, along with more than 3,000 business email compromise (BEC) attempts, the cybersecurity solutions leader said in a new report. Businesses are faced with increased ransomware, BEC scams and


GCC education sector ripe for private investment

Set to host 65 million youth by 2030, the GCC is set to be very attractive for private investors in the coming years, with the education sector looking especially promising, according to a recent study. Education trends that will flourish over the next decade and contribute to in


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