Studies and reports

The Arab Strategy Forum, in collaboration with the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, today issued a report analysing five key events that could drastically shift the future of the Arab world on an economic, political, and social level in the coming decades.

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy published its annual attractiveness scoareboard for 2018. It illustrates that France stands, as an economy and attractive business destination. The aim of Business France’s Attractiveness Scoreboard is mainly to compare France’s performances with 13 other major OECD countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland,  Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and Japan), based on 10 attractiveness criteria : market size and strength, educational and human capital, research and innovation, infrastructures, administrative and regulatory environment, financial environment, costs and taxation, quality of life, green growth, the perceptions of foreign investors.

Saxo Bank, the leading Fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment, has today released its 10 'Outrageous Predictions' for 2019. The predictions focus on a series of unlikely but underappreciated events which, if they were to occur, could send shockwaves across financial markets.

GCC online searches divide opinion on land and sea cargo options, according to recent research from SEMrush, the award-winning digital marketing suite. Trends during the last three years show sharp contrasts in local online search queries for the type of cargo transport sought, along with the related products and destinations for these shipments, differed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

The McAfee Labs 2019 Threats Predictions Report, identifies rising trends and how they are predicted to change the cyberthreat landscape in 2019. McAfee researchers expect malware-as-a-service families to strengthen, energizing the market for attack outsourcing and the evolution of increasingly innovative and agile attack methods. As a result, corporate data, home IoT devices and brand reputations will be under siege, with cybercriminals largely using social media, the cloud and mobile phones as increasingly prominent attack vectors.