A considerable portion of the economic activity around the world is tied to China and hence the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection, Covid- 19, which began late last year in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has weighed down on the regional and global growth outlook for 2020.
The coronavirus, which has sequestered much of China, downsized global airline forecasts and forced multiple brands and factories to shut shop in the country, is anticipated to dominate global discourse in weeks to come. Having claimed more than 2,800 lives and infected more than 82,000 people worldwide (at the time of going to press), the epidemic has spread across more than 30 countries.
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The big picture
The Journey of Humanity is the world’s largest canvas painting. Dubai-based artist Sacha Jafri raised $62m from the sale of it, all of which will now be given to charity. Here’s what it took to create one of the biggest artistic, social and philanthropic projects of its kind to date
Navigating the Experience Age
We have an opportunity to transform and redefine travel by exploring how virtual and real experiences might complement one another
Explainer: Have workplace savings plans taken off in the GCC?
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Calling the right numbers
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Building a golfing legacy
Indian businessman Sudesh Aggarwal will launch the inaugural Emirates Amateur Golf League – the world’s first franchise-based amateur golf league – this November in Dubai
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Phi Trends: Healthy growth for alternative therapies
The market for alternative therapies such as gene-based solutions has garnered investor interest due to advancements in recent months, states entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash, who shares his perspective in this monthly column
Primed for growth
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Why are we in a digital disarray?
It’s about time all of us seriously reflect on how we break this addiction
Riding the wave
UAE homegrown boat manufacturing business, Gulf Craft, helmed by Mohammed Hussein Alshaali, has built itself into a world-class player – evident in the new Majesty 175 which conducted its first sea trials earlier this year