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The future of work in MENA

June 10th, 2021

“Decent work and economic growth” is the eighth sustainable development goal of the United Nations. But this seemingly simple and reasonable ambition is under threat from a range of disruptive elements.

  • ECN Insights
  • Business
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Economist Corporate Network

The Future of Work in MENA

June 9th, 2021

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  • Campaign

The Future of Work in MENA

June 9th, 2021

Pre-pandemic, the rapid pace of change and concomitant job losses were already proving to be significant challenges to employers and employees. But Covid-19 massively accelerated many companies’ investments in their digital capabilities, which are only likely to exacerbate these trends.

  • Campaign
  • Economy
  • Middle East
  • South-east Asia
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Business, Industry

Taking to the air: The future of urban air mobility

June 8th, 2021

In the 1997 film The Fifth Element—set in the 23rd century—Bruce Willis plays a flying taxi driver. Just over 20 years after the film’s release, flying cars are on the verge of becoming an everyday reality . Experts have been working on the technology for decades, and prototypes have already appeared in some air shows.

  • ECN Insights
  • Business
  • Japan
  • Asia
  • Business, Industry
  • Economist Corporate Network

The world is bumpy – pandemic recovery, trade and technology

June 7th, 2021

The 1989 collapse of the Berlin Wall, signalling the end of the Cold War and bringing those on the side of the wall into the global economy, ushered in an era of enhanced globalisation that Thomas Friedman described in his book The World is Flat.

  • ECN Insights
  • Business
  • China
  • Asia
  • Business, Industry
  • Economist Corporate Network

ECN MENA CEO Roundtable

June 1st, 2021

The ECN in Dubai continued its series of CEO roundtables this week with a session on the regional talent landscape.

  • ECN Insights
  • Business
  • Company
  • Economy
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Business, Industry
  • Economist Corporate Network

South Africa’s consumer – signs of resilience and reallocation

May 21st, 2021

Consumer activity is a significant driver of South Africa’s GDP. Last year, in particular, restrictions to control and contain the spread of Covid-19 and the knock-on effects to employment and retail sales were stark.

  • ECN Insights
  • Consumer
  • Economy
  • South Africa
  • Economist Corporate Network

Can Riyadh outshine Dubai for business?

May 20th, 2021

How seriously should businesses take Saudi Arabia’s threats to exclude non-KSA-headquartered foreign companies from doing business with its state entities?

  • ECN Insights
  • Business
  • Economy
  • Middle East
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Business, Industry
  • Economist Corporate Network