Cities will bounce back

Posted by James Bottomley on Sep 22, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Many major cities around the world—especially in North America and Europe—have been hit disproportionately hard by Covid-19 compared with their...

An unexpected bright spot of the pandemic has been a surge in risk-taking by entrepreneurs, igniting a record stretch of business creation over...

The construction sector has been one of the most resilient areas of the economy during the pandemic. As many other areas of the economy had to...

Although the structural drags on inflation in commodity prices will remain post-COVID, short-term cyclical factors have risen sharply in recent...

The construction sector did not escape the coronavirus-induced economic downdraft unscathed. Activity at the global scale fell 1.4% in 2020, with...

In his recent blog post, Ahmed Esam discusses the challenges the GCC region faces as it aims to transition away from its reliance on oil...

This economic recovery is different, but why?

Posted by Sarah Hunter on Jun 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The economic fallout from the pandemic has thrown economists a number of curve balls. The usual rules about recessions, with business investment...

The sustainability of hydrocarbon revenues among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies has been a major concern for decades, prompting a...

In a recent blog post we highlighted the role that public infrastructure investment can play in leading and sustaining economic recovery. Spending...

The coronavirus pandemic has realigned home and work life across the world. Lockdowns have forced many employers and their workers to embrace...