Data centres have risen to prominence in the digital age, but how they operate is a mystery to many despite their critical role in business infrastructure.
London’s rise to become Europe’s premier start-up hub shows no signs of abating, even during the Covid-10 lockdown.
Abu Dhabi has been proactive in supporting its companies during the Covid-19 outbreak. The director-general of its investment office describes how better communications, a focus on tech, and an emphasis on aftercare are helping the emirate to thrive.
While FDI screening initiatives are being ramped up during the Covid-19 outbreak, there is a feeling among institutional investors that this will target state-owned Chinese companies, leaving less competition for them.
With the working from home revolution brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic unlikely to go away, a lack of future demand for office space is concerning investors, with many now considering conversions into alternative uses.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all areas of FDI, with the technology, media and telecoms sector seeing M&A activity drop sharply in the first half of 2020.