Studies and reports

Nasher, the UAE’s first website dedicated to all matters related to the publishing industry, organised a Ramadan panel discussion ‘UAE Youth and Investment in the Publishing Sector’, to discuss the reality of publishing industry and the key role of Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPCFZ) in supporting this sector.

In our recent trade war analysis ‘Are you ready for a Cold War in tech?’ we argued that the world has seen the starting signal of a Cold War in technology between the US and China. The most likely outcome of the US ban of Huawei due to national security issues is that the global supply chain will come under attack the next couple of decades. Many industries from transportation, semiconductors, biotechnology, rare earth minerals etc. will all most likely be deemed of national security to both the US and China. If the rivalry intensifies between the two countries the only sensible trajectory from here is a global supply chain separation. US and China will seek to make themselves independent of each other to limit the political downside risk in an escalating trade and technology war

Summary:  The US-China trade war shows no signs of cooling off after Washington's latest broadside against Chinese technology giant Huawei.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) announced that 41 million people across the world have benefitted from its Spreading Education & Knowledge initiatives and programmes that amounted to AED 628 million in 2018. 

In an exclusive report CNN Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley discovers how tens of thousands of innocent people in Houthi-controlled Yemen are being brought close to death as desperately needed food aid is being diverted away from them. Kiley investigates how the Houthi government is able to manipulate aid in this way and the attempts being made by the UN to stop them.