Use of digital tools critical to SMB operations during pandemic, says Meta exec

Use of digital tools critical to SMB operations during pandemic, says Meta exec

As an integral element of their operations, 74% of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region have utilised digital tools to overcome the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, an official of Meta has said.

Qatar ranks 12th globally in KPMG’s 2019 Change Readiness Index

Qatar ranks 12th globally in KPMG’s 2019 Change Readiness Index

KPMG’s 2019 Change Readiness Index (CRI) has ranked Qatar among the top 20 countries in the world that are well prepared to embrace change.

Qatar’s broadband fastest in Mena region

Qatar’s broadband fastest in Mena region

Qatar has ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) and seventh worldwide in broadband connection speed, said Ooredoo, citing a report by Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai.

Iraq-Turkey tensions soar ahead of Mosul operation

Iraq-Turkey tensions soar ahead of Mosul operation

Iraq and Turkey on Wednesday summoned their respective ambassadors in a bitter war of words between the two neighbours ahead of a planned operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from jihadists.

Reinsurance prices to go up next year: QFCA

Reinsurance prices to go up next year: QFCA

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) reinsurance sector is poised to harden over the next one year as prices and premiums are slated to grow faster, according to Qatar Financial Center Authority (QFCA).

$5.5bn Shanghai Disney opens to public today

$5.5bn Shanghai Disney opens to public today

Boasting the Magic Kingdom’s tallest fairytale castle and longest musical parade, Walt Disney Co’s Shanghai park is already its biggest overseas outpost.

Rates markets, at odds with Fed, seek clarity from Yellen

Rates markets, at odds with Fed, seek clarity from Yellen

While Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is the one tasked with delivering a message over the next two days when she speaks to Congress, financial markets are keen to know if she has absorbed their message to her: stifle your rate hike plans.

Germany and  Algeria goalless at halftime

Germany and Algeria goalless at halftime

Algeria gave the Germans plenty of nervy moments in the last 16 clash.

Seven die in landslide

Seven die in landslide

Soldiers search for victims of a landslide in Huehuetlan, Mexico. At least seven people have died after strong rains caused the landslide ....

Road safety campaign for students launched

Road safety campaign for students launched

Maersk Oil Qatar has joined hands with the National Traffic Safety Committee, Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Williams Advanced Engineering ...