Lexus has been ranked as the second most loved brand in the MEA region according to the Brand Love 2022 report published by Talkwalker, an industry-leading consumer intelligence platform. After analysing over 2.6 billion online conversations from real MEA consumers around 1500 leading global brands across 20 industries and eight markets, Lexus placed second amongst all brands surveyed, in a clear demonstration that Lexus is winning the hearts and minds of consumers across the Middle East and Africa.
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yallacompare, the number-one financial comparison site in the Middle East, has released an updated report on the UAE’s ‘best’ drivers after last year's report declared Pakistani drivers as kings and queens of the road. Drivers from Burma/Myanmar were the best drivers in the UAE during 2021, with the lowest accident claims rate of 2.5 per cent. Using data for the whole of 2021, yallacompare looked at the number of claims registered by each nationality, proportionate to the number of customers, establishing a claims ratio by nationality.
Sustainability has gained significant traction in financial services over the last few years, moving it center stage, as it lies driven by a range of stakeholders including governments and regulators, investors, and clients themselves. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) are central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of a company. Today, over 90 percent of global emissions are now covered by Net Zero commitments. In the GCC alone, the financial sector is the largest contributor to the list, indicating that insurance companies have potential to achieve high levels of ESG performance. Overall, GCC companies still have room to grow to meet top global performers with more mature ESG activity.
A team of researchers has analyzed the potential of using methyl methacrylate (MMA) to bond together the structural elements of a boat, as part of the INTERREG 2Seas Mers Zeeën research program. Traditionally, ship components are connected with mechanical fasteners, which add weight and limit the ability to take advantage of new design approaches that use composite materials. While researchers have explored the possibility of using epoxies to bond together different parts of a boat, the material was deemed too brittle as it can crack over time.