Studies and reports

Global markets witnessed a rough week as all the leading indexes closed in negative territory on the back of disappointing economic indicators from slowest US hiring in more than a year to slump in Chinese exports and decline in German factory orders.

A new poll conducted by Bayt.com – the Middle East’s #1 Job Site – titled Work-Life Balance in the MENA Workplace explores its effect on performance, morale and commitment among MENA professionals. A whopping 90% of survey respondents consider work-life balance to be “extremely important”. In fact, it is so important that 65% of poll takers have considered leaving their current job to find better work-life balance at some point during the past 12 months.

Packaging sales across the Middle East and North Africa will be worth AED268 billion this year, according to the most recent research published by Smithers Pira.

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) report, an aggregated analysis of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems.[1] This quarter’s report found that email delivered with malicious URLs, a recently added part of the testing, has increased by more than 125 percent in comparison to last quarter’s results.

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its Cloud App Security tool blocked nearly nine million high-risk email threats in 2018 as attackers continued to evolve their tactics, highlighting the importance of investing in multi-layered protection for online platforms like Office 365.