Adopting a proactive approach toward problem solving and devising long-term solutions to tribulations plaguing this region, the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the Dead Sea, Jordan, addresses the role of youth and technology. Making a difference WEF forum is all set to bring together social entrepreneurs from the Schwab Foundation,…

Launching a $100 million fund to revamp the Palestinian education system; reiterating the principles to ensure a healthy relationship between Jordan and Iraq; addressing the immediate needs of refugees; discussing the humanitarian crisis; tackling Mideast youth unemployment problems; ensuring gender parity and focusing on building inclusive economies to generate new jobs in the region –…

TRENDS speaks to Dr Stanley M Bergman, Chairman and CEO, Henry Schein. How is the Fourth Industrial Revolution impacting the health sector? The Fourth Industrial Revolution has a huge impact on the health sector. It has the ability to democratize healthcare. First, it is bringing healthcare right to people’s doorsteps and now, a lot of work…

Robert James Shiller, Nobel laureate and Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University, speaks to TRENDS about how machines are replacing jobs at a record pace that may accelerate in the future. According to you, what are the major trends currently in the global economy? And what do you think are the new challenges? Well, the global…

Dr Thomas Zwiefelhofer, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, Justice and Economics Affairs, Liechtenstein, speaks to TRENDS in an exclusive interview. How can Europe achieve responsive and responsible leadership, which was also the theme of this year’s WEF conference at Davos? I believe Europe urgently needs good leadership. Right now, the EU has…

KSA can switch to an economy that does not depend on oil There are a lot of challenges and difficulties faced by private sector companies King Abdullah port is up to the capacity of accommodating 4 million containers by next year Q: How do you see the overall situation of the Saudi economy, and how…

• Economies globally are not at their best, especially in China, Europe and the US • Consumer spend is at its highest level, giving a positive indication of being optimistic • We ensure that traveling in air is affordable for each and every citizen of Kuwait Q: What is the economic situation in the Gulf,…