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On January 22nd I reported from Wuhan, the ‘epicentre’ of the virus outbreak. Already the vast majority of the people there were wearing face masks and starting to limit their exposure outside. At the time we really could not imagine how big this would get.
The EU Bank is already in contact with companies and organisations seeking to fund the search for COVID-19 vaccines and medication
Despite the intervention of many international actors, Ethiopia insists on prevarication, ignoring that the Nile River is the lifeline of Egypt and that any aggression on it or any attempt to stop its flow is an attack on Egypt’s life, development, and security.
Results from the Roadblocks to Scale survey indicate that while there is still work to be done, advances in data discovery and management, skills training, and AI explainability are driving the rate of AI adoption faster than many predicted.
While squeezed returns across equity and debt markets have led some money managers to seek alpha in other sectors – such as infrastructure, real estate and private equity – it has also forced the industry to look inwards at itself.
The media warfare always comes along with other conflicts, whether military, economic, or political, as it aims primarily to corrupt the minds, and spread chaos and confusion among the people.
El Sadat fought the battle for peace lonely, taking the decision bravely regardless of any political developments. Several Arab newspapers and broadcast stations, both official and semi-official, described El Sadat as “traitor, capitulator, conniver with the enemy, and an agent of imperialism.
In 2019, the quest for enhancing consumer experience drove brands across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to fully dedicate themselves to their consumers, building and maintaining their trust. Businesses continued to place their customers at the heart of everything they do. Brands that invested in serving relevant and personalised communications, products, and …
From where I stand, the reason for it to happen the way it happened can be summarised in four major components.
For 50 years, Qaboos was the founder of renaissance in Oman, his rule was characterised by wisdom, and resulted in a balanced policy that was rarely present in the world.
In the words of many industry heavyweights, artificial intelligence (AI) is the “new electricity”. Researchers have made tremendous strides in building the ultimate “seeing, hearing, and understanding” machine in recent years. But, while many are referring to AI as the new electricity, others are calling big data the “new oil.” Big data is often referred …
Inflation is likely to stay in single digits in 2020, so there is still scope for rates to fall further, possibly to 11.5% by 2020-end and 11% in early 2021.
What Denzel stated sets some sort of challenge to the mainstream idea about how the world operates, how people succeed and how people become happy
Egypt has been, and continues to be, a true land of hope and opportunities, and I was glad to be able to contribute a small part – as the EBRD Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region and Head of Egypt – to some of the many positive changes that have taken place in the country.
Egypt could be part of the G20 powerful group of nations by 2050.
In today’s world, a mobile device is like holding the world in the palm of your hand. It serves as a gateway to life-enriching experiences, such as capturing moments with family and connecting with friends. It also means we can find information, share opinions, buy items and pay bills easily. In short, this digital and …
Lyndon B. Johnson was elected Vice President as John F. Kennedy’s running mate. However, on November 22, 1963, when Kennedy was assassinated, Johnson was sworn in as the 36th United States President
A Technical Analysis
The contractual nature of PPPs acts as a powerful incentive to ensure that this long-term perspective is put into practice: the public sector can no longer procure infrastructure assets while failing to maintain them properly. At the same time, the private sector has incentives, as their capital is exposed to performance risk, to design and build these assets taking into account the costs of longer-term maintenance and renewal.
Just as important, activity is being driven by pent-up demand and rock bottom interest rates.
Just as important, activity is being driven by pent-up demand and rock bottom interest rates
For two weeks, and under the name “20 Years Maat”, the festival brings all sorts of dance art, including dance performances, special dance classes, live music events, screenings, and talks, to celebrate dance with as much passionate people as possible.
Capitalism only feels safe when it is ruled by whoever owns capital, whereas democracy, on the contrary, is the rule of the majorities who have neither capital nor reasons to identify with the needs of capitalism
In Africa, unemployment remains a core issue, affecting even those with tertiary qualifications in some parts of the continent. Many of our educational institutions are keen to teach students the skills required to operate in the digital economy
This was always the way with the most controversial president in the American history, who represents a political riddle for both Democrats and Republicans. Ironically, till the present moment, the Democrats have little understanding of how he won the elections of 2016
China remains the world’s biggest trader in goods, achieving a 2.8% increase in the first three quarters and more than RMB 22.91trn in total value
What has quite apparently thus far so considerably delayed the implementation of the 23 June 2016 referendum’s results, are of course its economic implications over which no consensus seems to be reachable
Relative to gaining regional influence, the country’s prioritized instrument has and will continue to be the tourism sector as tourist’s arrivals increased by 30% in 2019
Those advocating for staying in the EU, on the other hand, emphasized that the financial advantages of EU membership, such as free trade and inward investment, far outweighed the costs of the membership
Since then, the form of international economy has been effective in development plans. In 2016, the list of the ten largest companies in the world included nine companies working in the field of technology, although the energy companies were at the top of the list in 2006
In fact, the Middle East is considered the most water scarce region in the world. The Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region has only 1,100 m3 of renewable water per capita per year. For comparison, Western Europe has 5,400 m3 and North America 20,300 m31.