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  • Transportation and Logistics Companies Must Digitize to Drive Forward GCC's

    As the GCC countries pursue economic diversification and sustainable growth plans, the need to digitize the freight transportation and logistics industry (T&L) is becoming increasingly important. At present, the T&L industry in the GCC, which is one of the key drivers of economic activity in the region, faces a combined threat of declining business revenue and outdated infrastructure, according to a recent study by management consultancy Strategy& Middle East (formerly Booz & Company), part of the PwC network.

     

     

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  • A healthy re-examination of free trade’s benefits and shocks

    ECONOMISTS have long argued that free trade makes everyone richer. But lately that view has come under attack, most notably from President Donald Trump. Economists are asking themselves some tough questions. Is free trade always a good thing? Do the losers from free trade need to be compensated? To explore the basics of free trade, The Economist spoke to John Van Reenen an economist at MIT. The conversation has been lightly edited for clarity.

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