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World Economic Forum Convenes Global Business for COVID Action Platform

The World Economic Forum on Wednesday announced the creation of the COVID Action Platform The global platform, the first of its kind, aims...

How to Achieve Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

A thriving private sector is essential to drive sustainable economic growth. Economic integration will make MENAP a more competitive region. Selective deregulation, free...

Online Applications Open for WEF’s 100 Most Promising Arab Startups

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the Bahrain Economic Development Board, has opened applications for the 100 Arab Startups shaping the Fourth...

Closing the Loop: Meet Pioneers Turning Global Economy Circular

The latest winners of the World Economic Forum’s Circulars awards demonstrate that a radical transformation is underway of how economic value is created...

Global Financial Markets See Short Term Prosperity; Long-Term Challenges

Recent economic growth and the rise of equity markets suggest optimism for the future of global finance Brexit negotiations, questions about the dollar...

Financial Crisis Amongst Top 10 Global Risks for 2018

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, we asked ourselves one question over and over again: why didn’t we see it coming? It rocked...

UAE to Become Open Global Laboratory to Fashion the Future of...

· The World Economic Forum’s second Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils opened today · The internet of things will contribute $10-15 trillion to...

Bank Chiefs Optimistic About the Future

After years of relentless focus on costs, settlements and regulations, the future of banking is looking brighter, agreed panellists in a session at the...

Big Business Is Here to Stay, but in Need of a...

Gigantic corporations lead in business today: fewer than 10% of public companies worldwide account for 80% of all corporate profits. But the giants of...

Cautious Optimism for 2016 Global Economy

Despite significant market turbulence in the beginning of this year, there are reasons to remain cautiously optimistic about the trajectory of the global economy...

Yao Chen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Olafur Eliasson and will.i.am named as 2016...

Actors Yao Chen and Leonardo DiCaprio, artist Olafur Eliasson, and musician and entrepreneur will.i.am are the recipients of the 2016 Crystal Award, the World...

Global Risks in 2016: More Walls, More Warming, Less Water

From the environment to international security and the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 finds risks on the...

Top 10 Urban Innovations of 2015

The world’s cities are in dire need of innovation as they struggle to cope with unprecedented growth, which is expected to result in an...

Which country comes top for skills and education? UAE 54th

Unsurprisingly, Europe dominates the global league table for skills and education holding seven of the top 10 places. There are two representatives from Asia,...

UAE Up Seven Places On Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015

Global Growth at Risk from Slow Reform Progress The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 finds insufficient progress in adopting and implementing structural reforms necessary for long-term...

UAE Ladies Dominate Young Global Leaders Class of 2014

The World Economic Forum announced its Young Global Leaders (YGLs) honorees for 2014. They come from 7 different regions and over 65 countries. In...

Global Economy Outlook “Cautiously Optimistic”, Financial Leaders Say

Despite the recovery, risks are present and 2014 may be a year of volatility The agenda for 2014 is to complete financial reform The outlook for...

World’s Top Ten Most Competitive Economies

The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14, published in the beginning of September by the World Economic Forum, assesses the competitiveness of 148 economies based on...