Zurich International Life (Zurich), part of Zurich Insurance Group, together with YouGov have released the results of newly conducted research exploring policies and practices regarding employee benefits in the UAE. The two surveys on ‘Workplace Savings’ and ‘Group Life Cover’, in which over 200 employers and 500 employees were interviewed in each survey, provide valuable insights into the need for UAE based employers to place a greater emphasis on protecting the future financial health of employees to help attract and retain talent, factors vital to the future growth and sustainable success of the UAE.

Swiss based marine engine technology developer WinGD published a new white paper outlining the steps it believes will enable the decarbonization of deep-sea shipping in line with the IMO’s provisions. The guide aims to provide shipowners with an illustration of the choices that can be made with confidence today to drastically reduce emissions, rather than waiting for the emergence of ‘silver bullet’ technologies.

Last week the world celebrated the fourth International Day of Education, under the theme “Changing Course, Transforming Education.” This theme mirrors the recently published United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) flagship report, titled ‘Reimagining Our Futures Together: A new social contract for education’ which seeks to rethink education in a new world of increasing complexity and uncertainty.

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) insurance markets have seen robust growth over the last decade. However, according to a new AM Best report, the rate of growth has stalled in the last 18 months primarily due to the impact COVID-19 and volatility in energy prices, attributable largely to the global economic slowdown from lockdown measures and lower demand for oil.

In light of the sustained digital transformation needed to navigate the post-COVID world, a new study from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, reveals a rising interest in Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) as technology leaders across Middle East & South Africa (MESA) re-evaluate their current infrastructure and network set up.

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