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High costs of dental care have been cited as a primary barrier for UAE residents in receiving dental hygiene care, according to a new survey commissioned by Align Technology, the global medical device company. The survey reveals that perceived high costs of dental care and dentistry not being included in overall health insurance are limiting access for UAE residents to prompt oral care.

Global equity markets recorded their biggest weekly declines in the past 6 months amid fears of the economic impact of coronavirus and its potential global implications. Increased volatility and fear within the markets have prompted investors to move towards safe havens, especially gold, which has appreciated by around 5.0% since the start of the year. The year that started off with continued optimism from 2019 has changed within the past one week amid concerns of spreading coronavirus across the globe.