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Building healthcare ecosystem (PPPs) to combat COVID-19

Stronger innovative partnerships between the public and private sectors will be needed to ensure existing PPP projects survive, as project survival is the only option. With decreased economic activity, PPP projects are going to experience considerable revenue challenges in the coming weeks, months, and (possibly) years.

Ahmed Alkalawy

Essential role of fortified powdered milk in children’s daily diet

It’s very common at that age for children to rebel against their parents in general by asserting positions that signal their personal independence. This tends to come with changes in their dietary habits, which often entail the exclusion of milk from their diet as a way for children to express that they’ve grown up, or because they’re bored with the taste of milk

Dana Al-Hamwi

China is your partner, not your enemy

Instead, it was full of hostility towards China, groundlessly trying to demonise China, like “don’t give them the rights of the implementation of the new world order”, “our enemies are here” etc.

Han Bing

What has Covid-19 done to me?

So what was the coronavirus to me? It was a time that I took a step back from my life and re-evaluated everything, a time I realised who really matters in my life, a time I realised what I should be focusing on, a time I realised who I am. The coronavirus was a nightmare to many people, but to me it was a dream.

Lina Mohamed

Emerging technologies leading the fight against Covid-19

Technological innovation both in software and hardware have continuously increased efficiency, lowered costs, and created new opportunities through digitisation and automation. Blockchain is currently leading the charge in the fight against Covid-19 by providing organisations, public and private, an opportunity to do more with less catering both to resource and physical contact limitations.

Nabil Irfan

Letter from China

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.

David Culver

Prescription for Investment

The EU Bank is already in contact with companies and organisations seeking to fund the search for COVID-19 vaccines and medication

Matt Rees

AI in 2020: from experimentation to adoption

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.

Wael Abdoush

American play reveals secrets of Camp David talks

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.

Marwa El- Shinawy

Trends Shaping the Consumer Experience in 2020

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 …

Ramez Shehadi

The Investment Management Industry takes on AI and Big Data

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 …

William Tohme

The ongoing pursuit

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

Sherif Rizq