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Marvin Opperman, People Director, Sage Africa & Middle East

Why Now Is The Best Time to Invest in Young Talent?

While the pandemic has hit all of us hard, its most lasting effects are likely to impact the world’s young people. Many businesses facing...

Bahrain Tops GCC Rankings as Best Place For Expats to Live

Bahrain remains the best place in the GCC for expats to live and work despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the recently published InterNations...
The Corona Pandemic Has Taken Center Stage And Tops The List Of Healthcare Priorities Worldwide

The Pandemic Still Tops Healthcare Priorities Worldwide

The 26th edition of Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition – DUPHAT successfully concluded today at the Dubai World Trade Center. The...

ESG Funds on The Radar for MENA Based Investors

Companies with better ESG ratings outperformed the broader market during turbulent first quarter Strong performance could continue as the world aims to ‘build...

WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Testing Over Safety Concerns

The World Health Organization has suspended testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after a study published in The Lancet reported that COVID-19 patients taking the drug...

UAE Develops a Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing Technology

QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company, IHC, announced that it has developed novel equipment which...

2020 Best Job Cities, Post-COVID-19

Data reveals the cities with the best outlook for employment based on statistics relating to opportunities, infrastructure and quality of life, as well as...

Negative Interest Rates Are Coming, Investors Taking Action

Negative interest rates are coming and investors will now be looking to bolster their portfolios to ‘get ahead of the curve and build wealth’,...

Global Coronavirus Stimulus Packages Compared

Global lockdowns have been in place for weeks and they are causing economic turmoil. The downturn is expected to be the worst since the...

The Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19

In late April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its list of COVID-19 symptoms. The CDC initially listed fever, cough, and...

How Will Asset Management Be Affected by Covid-19 Crisis?

The Covid-19 pandemic is like nothing any of us has ever experienced. The crisis will undoubtedly have far-reaching implications for people, businesses and society...

Predicted Global Impact of COVID-19 on Airport Industry Escalates

Airports Council International (ACI) World has released updated modelling that shows the worsening economic impact on the global airport industry. The forecasts of prolonged –...

Covid-19 Impact on Emerging Market Debt

Covid-19 has rapidly become an economic shock for the global economy. Initially rocking China, global economic expectations changed dramatically in early March, and have...

COVID-19 Antibody Test Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

The serology test has a specificity greater than 99.8% and sensitivity of 100% (14 Days post-PCR confirmation) The high specificity of the test...

Retail Reels from Covid-19 – Sharp Decline in Sales; Online Groceries...

Online groceries sales surge 40%, luxury and fashion sales down by 50% KPMG Lower Gulf’s latest report, ‘Navigating the pandemic,’ has revealed a mixed...

Global Executives Express Severe Pessimism amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

As society-wide lockdowns ensue, the Economist Intelligence Unit reveals private-sector sentiment through its Global Business Barometer. Sentiment about the global economy over the next...

U.S. FDA Approves First Test for COVID-19 At-Home Sample Collection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first diagnostic test with a home collection option for COVID-19. Specifically, the FDA re-issued the emergency...

Who Will Be The Winners in a Post-pandemic Economy?

Businesses that use cloud computing will not buckle under the pressure of the coronavirus pandemic. Further automation and artificial intelligence will enhance the...