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Ericsson announces changes to the Executive Team

• Fadi Pharaon is appointed Senior Vice President, and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa, effective September 1, 2019 • Member of Ericsson's Executive Team, reporting to CEO   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:  Effective September 1, 2019, Fadi Pharaon is appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa at Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), and member of Ericsson’s Executive Team, reporting to the CEO. Fadi Pharaon currently holds the position as Vice President, Networks & Managed Services within Ericsson’s Market Area Europe & Latin America.   Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson, says: "With the introduction of 5G we are at an exciting time in the industry. Our customer relationships are key to build ......read more

Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies signs up as strategic corporate partner for Middle East Facility Management Association

Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2019:  Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies Facilities Management division has signed on as a strategic corporate partner with the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA).  The agreement was signed by Darko Macura, Chief Executive Officer of Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies and Ms. Alaa AlBoali MEFMA Director. MEFMA is a non-profit professional organization, formed under The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) which has been established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dubai Business Events (part of Department for Tourism and Commerce Marketing) and the Dubai World Trade Centre. MEFMA aims at unifying the facility management industry in the Middle East, by conducting research, providing educational programs and assisting corporate organizations in creating ......read more

Red Hat Recognized as a Leader by Independent Research Firm in Infrastructure Automation Platforms Evaluation

Red Hat Ansible Automation cited among leaders based on its scores in the strategy, market presence and current offering categories   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Ansible Automation has been named a Leader by Forrester Research in the Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation Platforms, Q3 2019.   Red Hat was evaluated for the Forrester Wave based on 31 criteria grouped into three categories: current offering, strategy and market presence. In the evaluation, Red Hat received the highest possible score in the criteria of  planned enhancements, vision, consulting, training and support, community support, and market approach. According to Forrester’s ......read more

Biggest Japan buying of Italian bonds since 2014

By Christopher Dembik, Head of Macro Analysis, Saxo Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:    Japanese investors bought into Italian government debt in a big way in June according to the latest figures released by the Japanese government. They increased their portfolio holding by 327bn JPY (roughly 2.6bn euros), which is the largest net monthly increase since the series began five years ago. The Italian bond market remains attractive for investors. As a matter of fact, the risk of Italy leaving the EU is extremely low. Based on July Sentix survey of 1000 investors, only 4% of institutional investors and 9% of private investors consider that there is a real risk of Italexit within one year. In other words, the risk is virtually close to zero. Adding to that expectations of further ECB stimulus from ......read more

Empower: 16% rise in transactions through E-services

Dubai, UAE, 21st August 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, reported that the number of online transactions performed through its e-payment channels  showing a significant growth of 16% during January to July 2019 compared to the same period of 2018.  Empower is providing it’s e-services to more than 100,000 customers through company’s own platforms and other channels provided by its partners, banks and financial organisations, to ease the payment of district cooling bills. As per the records, around 290,000 transactions performed through e-payment channels in the first seven months of 2019, compared to 250,000 in the same period of 2018.  Customers have used Empower’s e-Services and m-Pay platforms, in ......read more

3 Back-to-School Promotion Campaigns from Union Coop

UAE’s largest Consumer Cooperative invests AED 10 Million for price cuts on more than 10,000 products of Stationery.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21, August 2019:   Retail Pioneer, Union Coop in Dubai has announced its three consecutive ‘Back to school’ promotions with discounts reaching up to 75% on more than 10,000 products, which will benefit parents of children resuming school.  Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Director of Operations division, Union Coop explains that Union Coop has invested AED 10 Million towards price reductions and discounts to benefit the consumers. He says, “Union Coop has allocated AED 10 Million to reduce the prices of school stationery and supplies in addition to the reduction of prices of a selection of Food and Non-Food products. School ......read more

Lenovo Kick-starts Fy19/20 With Industry Leading Growth, Doubling Year-on-year Income Through Strong Customer Focus and Acceleration of Intelligent Transformation Strategy

• Group revenue grew year-on-year for eight consecutive quarters, reaching US$12.5B in Q1 FY19/20 • PTI more than doubled to US$240M year-on-year, up US$127M • Net income was US$162M, up US$85M year-on-year, also more than doubling • One in every four PCs built worldwide is a Lenovo PC, thanks to record market share of 24.9%   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  19, August 2019:   Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announced that its revenue in the first quarter of 2019 reached US$12.5 billion, resulting in the eighth consecutive quarter of growth. Pre-tax income more than doubled year-on-year, growing by US$127 million to reach US$240 million. Net income also more than doubled, up US$85 million to US$162 million.    Basic earnings per share for the first quarter were ......read more

Harris Pye UAE strengthens its footprint in Egypt

As per the company’s strategic growth plan, Harris Pye is effectively stabilizing its presence within the Egyptian market through its contractual contributions to the Canal Sugar (S.A.E)refinery project. Dubai – United Arab Emirates –18th of August 2019:  Harris Pye Engineering Group UAE, a global service provider supplying the offshore, marine and industrial sectors, recently signed a contract with Egyptian Joint Stock company, Canal Sugar. As per the terms of the agreement, Harris Pye will supply five 40tph, horizontal, three-pass, and multi-tubular smoke tube boilers to what is expected to be one of the largest beet sugar production facilities in the world. Harris Pye’s involvement with this mega project builds upon the UAE’s reputable business standing by contributing to the country’s ......read more

Gold reigns as global bond yield collapse continues

By Ole S. Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy, Saxo Bank | August 18, 2019 Global growth concerns and ample supply of key commodities have been the main drivers behind the weakness seen across the sector so far this quarter. Precious metals remain the exception with gold responding strongly to the ongoing collapse in global bond yields.  The trade war between the US and China remains one of the main drivers behind global growth concerns. This in turn impacts the demand prospects for growth-dependent commodities ranging from crude oil and industrial metals to some agricultural products. As a result, the market has been “pumping and mostly dumping” as news from Washington and Beijing continued to alternate between hope and despair. Such volatile market conditions have not been helped by lower liquidity during the peak ......read more

Saxo Bank completes acquisition of BinckBank

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15, August 2019:  Saxo Bank and BinckBank announce that Saxo Bank has completed the acquisition of BinckBank. The acquisition of BinckBank marks an important milestone for the Saxo Bank Group that now services approximately 860,000 clients and holds approximately EUR 46 bn in client assets. By gaining scale and reducing cost and complexity, the Group can continue its ambitious investments in the digital client experience and expand its product offering, delivering more relevant and intuitive platforms and services. Clients and partners will significantly benefit from being serviced by a much larger Group with enhanced resources and capabilities for innovation and development. Saxo Bank and BinckBank will now start working on the integration of the two companies to share technology ......read more

Ajman Free Zone signs MoU with Dubai Insurance Company

The new service will replace the current bank guarantee Ajman, United Arab Emirates - August 14, 2019:  Ajman Free Zone has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and associated documents with Dubai Insurance to provide insurance services to workers employed by companies operating within the Free Zone.  The new service will replace the current bank guarantee system and will cover all workers’ dues including the end of service gratuity, annual leave unpaid salaries and the cost of a return ticket home.   Mohammad Tahsin Al Ali, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Insurance Company attended the signing ceremony, with Fatma Salem, Acting General Manager of Ajman Free Zone and senior representatives from both parties.  Acting General Manager of Ajman Free Zone, Fatma Salem commented: “This ......read more

UK: The power of credit impulse at work

By Christopher Dembik, Head of Macro Analysis, Saxo Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:  The negative Q2 growth print is the perfect example of the power of credit impulse. However, contrary to an increasing number of market participants that consider the UK economy is already in recession that began in April, we think that Q3 GDP growth bounce is on the cards. We explain you why.  The UK growth is like a bouncing ball: in the first quarter, it grew by 0.5%, higher than the average of the G7 countries, and in the second quarter, it went into negative territory at minus 0.2%, rising fears that recession has started. This downturn resulted from factory shutdowns and the fallout from pre-Brexit stockpiling. However, more fundamentally, the disappointing Q2 growth print reflects the lack of new ......read more

Evonik sticks to full-year outlook despite cooling economy

• Outlook for 2019 confirmed: Sales and adjusted EBITDA to remain at least stable • Second-quarter sales and earnings below year-ago period • Compared with the first quarter all three chemical segments increase earnings      Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:    Evonik is sticking to its full-year outlook despite an increasingly gloomy economic environment. The company expects sales and adjusted EBITDA from continued operations to remain at least stable compared with last year. In 2018 Evonik generated - not including the divested Methacrylates business - sales of €13.3 billion and adjusted EBITDA of €2.15 billion.   In the second quarter of this year sales declined 3 percent to €3.31 billion compared with the prior-year quarter. While ......read more

FireEye Identifies Prolific Chinese Cyber Threat Group

APT41 – a dual espionage and cyber crime threat actor – is responsible for targeted operations against organizations in 15 jurisdictions, across multiple industries including healthcare, gaming, high-tech and the media.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:    FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today released the details of its newly named Advanced Persistent Threat group – APT41.   “APT41 is unique among the China-nexus actors we track in that it uses tools typically reserved for espionage campaigns in what appears to be activity for personal gain. They are as agile as they are skilled and well-resourced,” said Sandra Joyce, SVP of Global Threat Intelligence at FireEye. “Their aggressive and persistent operations for ......read more

Sharjah Exports Development Center Achieves Record Results in First Half of 2019

Sharjah, 8 August 2019:  The Sharjah Exports Development Center (SEDC), one of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s (SCCI’s) initiatives, said that it has achieved record results during the first half of 2019, adding that the center has managed to accomplish the various aspects of its operational plan and objectives. “This is evident in the center’s effective results in terms of bolstering and promoting services for domestic companies and opening new channels to connect local companies with global markets. In addition to the initiatives launched by SEDC to connect Sharjah’s trade sector with new markets through a series of events involving exhibitions and trade missions to new markets,” added SEDC. Providing Perfect Environment for Exports HE Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, ......read more

New Mimecast Report Reveals Analysis of 67 Billion Rejected Emails

Report Discovers Trojans Made up 71% of Opportunistic Attacks, and Education as the Most Targeted Sector   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today launched its first Threat Intelligence Report: Black Hat Edition 2019. The report provides technical analysis of emerging threats identified as attempts to get through the security environment of Mimecast customers.   Within the report, Mimecast Threat Center researchers outline tactics and techniques of emerging threats, active threat campaigns observed, primary threat categories and volume, and the top targeted sectors. Researchers also offer their insights into how the threat landscape may change over the next 6-18 months based on observations made during this ......read more

Three Bangladeshi businessmen from same family awarded UAE Gold Visa – a first in the country

M. Oliur Rahman, Vice-Chairman of Al Haramain Group and M. Emadur Rahman, Deputy Managing Director of Al Haramain Group, receives UAE Gold Visa, following M. Mahtabur Rahman, Chairman and Managing Director of Al Haramain Group – making the first businessmen trio from the same family and same company to receive the coveted UAE Gold Visa    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   Three Non-Resident Bangladeshi (NRB) businessmen – M. Mahtabur Rahman, M. Oliur Rahman and M. Emadur Rahman – from the same family and same company, Al Haramain Group of Companies, have been awarded the UAE Gold Visa – a first in the country’s history.   M. Oliur Rahman, Vice-Chairman of Al Haramain Group and M. Emadur Rahman, Deputy Managing Director of Al Haramain Group, received UAE ......read more

9th Muslim World Business and Investment Zone to host Jewels of the Muslim World Award and The Muslim World Rania Award

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   Time is getting closer to the much awaited OIC International Business Centre’s 9th Muslim World Business and Investment Zone annual trade exhibition and conference with preparations to welcome local and international participants from 4-6 September 2019 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia. Organised in collaboration with the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) in Morroco, a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia, together with the Association of Muslim World Business Malaysia, the 9th Muslim World Biz will be introducing new activities and involving more participants. Exhibitors, trade visitors, speakers and delegates from over 35 countries have confirmed their participation in the event. The profile ......read more

Eyes of the World on Expo 2020 Dubai

India home to greatest number of global Expo 2020 Dubai searches  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:    With a little over a year until Expo 2020 Dubai, international sentiment remains overwhelmingly positive with global interest in the emirate’s six-month long trade fair at an all-time high, according to the latest research from SEMrush, the award-winning digital marketing suite. Online research conducted by SEMrush, the all-in-one marketing toolkit for digital marketing professionals, shows India leading the country-specific rankings in search volumes related to Expo 2020 Dubai, which runs for 173 days from 20 October 2020. India was closely followed by Italy, with the USA and UK tied in third place and Germany ranked fourth. Pakistan, Canada, France, Spain, Saudi Arabia all followed with ......read more

Oman Insurance Retains Its Positive Business Momentum

75% Net Profit growth and over 225% solvency recorded in 1H2019  Oman Insurance retains its positive business momentum as the Net Profit grew by 75% to AED 105.6 Million in 1H 2019, as compared to AED 60.2 million for the same period last year.    Oman Insurance retains its positive business momentum as the Net Profit grew by 75% to AED 105.6 Million in 1H 2019, as compared to AED 60.2 million for the same period last year.  This growth is supported by strong underwriting results, increased investment income, accelerated collections and leaner operating expenses. The company has posted the highest half yearly net profit over 5 years that marks a key milestone for the company. The solvency ratio now stands above 225%, more than double the minimum regulatory requirement of 100%.     While the Gross ......read more

Schneider Electric is Founding Member of ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance

• New levels of industry collaboration will protect and secure people, processes and technology • Extends ability to help customers establish and adhere to standards-based best processes, practices and policies  • Fulfills commitment to fostering open, transparent knowledge sharing, education and advocacy; drives needed change   August 6, 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has joined the newly formed ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance as a Founding Member.    The International Society of Automation created the Global Cybersecurity Alliance to advance cybersecurity readiness and awareness in worldwide manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities and processes. Bringing together end-user ......read more

Beware of fraud! Protect yourself from falling victim to job and immigration scams

By Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO - Middle East, South Asia & China, VFS Global   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  06, August 2019:   Going hand in hand with the number of people aspiring to work or settle abroad, are the scams that prey on this aspiration. One often hears about cases of people being defrauded on false promises of jobs or immigration abroad by fraudulent entities, which impacts applicants not just financially and emotionally, but also put them at a risk of their personal data being misused.   In 2018, VFS Global, the world’s largest visa processing service provider for governments, received more than 560 complaints, via emails from affected parties, about fraudulent entities posing as company representatives and making bogus job and immigration offers, in exchange for ......read more

GIAS 2020 to feature investment opportunities for participating countries

$600 billion needed to meet regional aircraft demands by 2038   • Regional markets will be in need of 10,550 new aircrafts by 2038 • Asia Pacific accounts for the biggest market share of 28% • UAE maintains its regional aviation leadership  • More than 200 investors expected at GIAS 2020   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  05, August 2019:   Regional aircraft markets will need $600 billion in investments to meet the demand for 150-seat 10,550 aircrafts by 2038 due to rise in air travellers, according to a report by aerospace company Embraer.  Market growth will drive 65 per cent of this demand for the aircrafts, while the remaining 35 per cent will replace ageing aircrafts, the report adds.   These developments will be one of the highlighted investment ......read more

Empower enhances the professional performance of its employees

Bin Shafar: Our human resources are our local and global ambassadors Dubai, UAE, 4 August 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, organised various training courses for its employees during the period January to July 2019. These courses were conducted as part of its annual training and development agenda, and benefitted to more than 200 employees in its workforce.  The training courses and programs represent a major part of Empower's annual strategy to raise the performance level of its staff to the highest international standards and to motivate them to continue gaining more knowledge and skills in district cooling. The employee training workshops included various technical, safety and soft skill courses such as; supervisory ......read more

Giorgio Stock Named President, Warnermedia Entertainment Networks, Distribution and Advertising Sales, Emea & Apac

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:   WarnerMedia Chief Revenue Officer Gerhard Zeiler today announced the appointment of Giorgio Stock to the new role of President, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Distribution and Advertising Sales, EMEA and APAC. With immediate effect, Stock, previously President Turner EMEA, takes on responsibility for all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and the kids networks operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. He will continue to report into Zeiler. In his new role, Stock will be supported by the leadership team of Ricky Ow, President Turner Asia Pacific, Hervé Payan, CEO HBO Europe, and Jonathan Spink, CEO HBO Asia, all of whom now report into him. He continues to be based in London. Announcing the ......read more

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Saudi Finance Minister to Bloomberg: 2.6% GDP Growth In 2019…

January 24, 2019:   Speaking to Bloomberg Television’s Francine Lacqua and Haslinda Amin, Saudi Arabia Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said he expects 2.6% GDP growth in 2019.    Other highlights include: • Saudi may issue non-USD bonds this year • Looking at Euro or other currencies for bond ...read more

Report Sees Overcast 2019 Outlook For Banks In The Middle East, North Africa, And Turkey…

Dubai (UAE) Jan. 23 2019- After a difficult 2018, banks in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey are likely to face more of the same this year due to tighter global liquidity conditions, a stronger U.S. dollar, and geopolitical as well as local instability, S&P Global Ratings said in a report published today, "Banks In Emerging Markets: The Overcast 2019 Outlook For Banks In The ......read more

Emirates Islamic announces winner of AED 1 million cash prize for award-winning Kunooz Savings ...…

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Financial Institutions Can Out-Innovate Fintechs Through Greenfield Approach, According to Oliver ...…

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Emirates NBD encourages UAE citizens and residents to ‘give in to giving'…

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Barclays: Equities to Outperform Bonds as Global Economy Expected to Continue Growing…

Dubai, UAE- January 21,2019:   Barclays has released its Q1 2019 “Compass” report, which examines major asset classes globally, and provides tactical recommendations on portfolio asset allocations. The report outlines that carefully calibrated risks can help investors steady their ships after a turbulent 2018. In particular, the report highlighted how investors will be well ......read more

Double Win for Trade Bank of Iraq at the International Finance Awards…

Trade Bank of Iraq awarded the ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Priority Bank’ in Iraq in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2019:   Trade Bank of Iraq’s (TBI) has been recognised for their outstanding performance and service, taking home two awards at the International Finance Awards 2018. London based ‘International Finance’ ......read more

Central Bank of the UAE Holds its 1st Board of Directors Meeting for 2019…

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:  The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the UAE, held its first meeting for 2019 following its restructuring, on 14th January 2019, at the Central Bank Head Office – Abu Dhabi, under the chairmanship of H.E. Hareb Masood Al Darmaki, the Chairman of the Board. The meeting was attended by H.E. Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Deputy Chairman of the Board ......read more

Al Habtoor Group denies any link or relationship with Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:  In an official statement, released to the media, Al Habtoor Group announced its wish to clarify that the Group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (AKA Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al Habtoor.   This is following news released in major ......read more

Statement for “Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Declaration”:…

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Indian wins ‘Dream Home' grand prize from Al Ansari Exchange…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:  Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, announced Donson Michael from India as the winner of the ‘Dream Home’ grand prize of Al Ansari Exchange’s Winter Promotion 2018. The draw, which was streamed live on the company’s social media platforms, was attended by Al Ansari Exchange’s ......read more

Citi UAE opens Citigold lounge in Abu Dhabi.…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 14, 2019:  Citi UAE announced the opening of its Citigold Lounge in Abu Dhabi designed to provide enhanced professional wealth management services across the UAE. The centre was inaugurated at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by: Gonzalo Luchetti, Citi EMEA and Asia Head of Consumer Banking; Elissar Farah Antonios, Citi UAE Chief Country Officer; Dinesh Sharma, ......read more

Alawwal bank becomes first Middle East firm to offer AI training for all staff…

Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2019:  Alawwal bank has partnered with leading global tech firm Reaktor to train its entire workforce on the basics of artificial intelligence (AI). Through the AI training, Alawwal bank hopes to lead the region’s financial services industry in adopting a technology estimated to contribute $320bn (11%) to the Middle East’s GDP by 2030*.  The bank ......read more

Trade optimism drives commodities higher…

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2019:  The early January recovery across key commodities extended into a second week with the Bloomberg Commodity index rallying by more than 4% since touching a near three-year low on the first trading day of year.  From an historical perspective we have often found that the initial direction financial ......read more

The Commemorative Silver Coin…

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Morison Menon strategically integrates with Kreston International and rebrands itself as Kreston ...…

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Dubai Investments confirms AED 460 million Fujairah Business Centre project ahead of schedule…

Dubai, 05 January 2019:   Dubai Investments PJSC has announced that work on the AED 460 million Fujairah Business Centre project, developed by its joint venture entity Al Taif Investment, is 20.5% complete and on track to finish in June 2020, well ahead of its scheduled completion date of Q4 2020. The joint venture between Al Taif Investment and Fujairah Investment Establishment will ......read more

Visa brings exciting deals to help cardholders find their escape during this Dubai Shopping Festival…

Visa on board as the official partner and key sponsor for Dubai Shopping Festival for the 24th consecutive year Cardholders can take advantage of exclusive discounts and spend offers for hotel stays, retail, dining, entertainment, and more, through promotions with Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Dubai Pass, Majid Al Futtaim Leisure and Entertainment, and Meraas Dubai, UAE; 30 December ......read more

High-level Chinese delegation of leading construction experts explores investment potential in UAE…

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Sharjah Chamber organizes a workshop on the Balanced Scorecard system…

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TBI Participates in Conference Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce to Discuss Investment ...…

Dubai, UAE, December 24, 2018:  Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) officials met with Douglas A. Silliman, the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, and a delegation of American companies at a conference hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce held recently at the Babylon Warwick Hotel in Baghdad.   The meeting delegates discussed several solutions to help enhance the Iraqi economy ......read more

Noor Takaful reports double-digit percentage profit growth in 2018…

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Central Bank Of The UAE Announces New Interest Rates.…

Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) announced that, effective, Thursday 20 December 2018, it will raise interest rates applied to the issuance of its Certificates of Deposits in line with the increase in interest rates on US Dollar, following the Federal Reserve Board’s decision to increase the Federal Funds Rate by 25 basis points at its meeting of ......read more

Marafiq Powers the Growth of Saudi Arabia's Largest Industrial Cities and Initiatives with ...…

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SaxoSelect sees 14% increase in AUM despite uncertain economic backdrop in Q3…

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  SaxoSelect, the digital service that enables Saxo Bank clients to invest in pre-selected investments, saw a 14% increase in total Assets Under Management (AUM) across all its portfolios, with 10% coming from capital inflows and 4% from investment performance.  The increase in AUM in the current market signals a desire from investors to make their money ......read more

Union Insurance signs agreement with DEWA to provide exclusive discounts and offers on DEWA Store…

Dubai, UAE, 17 December 2018: Union Insurance, a leading provider of customer-focused insurance products to individuals and corporations in the Middle East, has partnered with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to offer DEWA Store customers a tailored motor insurance solution. DEWA Store provides exclusive offers and discounts to customers in cooperation with a number of government and ......read more

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) is closely monitoring Invest Bank's financial developments…

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) is closely monitoring Invest Bank's financial developments for some time and has been working with the bank and the Government of Sharjah to develop a plan to strengthen its capital base. In this regard, the Government of Sharjah, is firmly committed to support the bank via a direct equity investment and this plan will ......read more

UAE, Saudi Arabia using fintech for cross-border settlements…

December 15, 2018:  Some media have reported incorrectly that UAE and Saudi Arabia have started using digital currency for cross-border settlements which will be backed by fiat currencies of the 2 nations.  The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) would like to clarify that CBUAE is working with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) on a joint project which constitutes a ......read more

Fine hosts visually-impaired mountaineering hero Erik Weihenmayer…

The event is part of a series to empower partners and employees  Dubai, UAE – 13 December 2018: Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hygienic paper products, hosted Erik Weihenmayer, a visually-impaired mountaineering hero, at an event called ‘No Barriers’ in Dubai last night. Weihenmayer spoke about his perseverance, bravery and ......read more

Oman UAE Exchange Launches Online Money Transfer Service…

Send Money Anywhere Anytime with Oman UAE Exchange’s Mobile App and Website   Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   Tired of standing in queues to transfer money? Worry no more because now with Oman UAE Exchange you can send money online conveniently and easily from the comfort of your own space – be it home, office, the supermarket or anywhere. Oman UAE Exchange, ......read more

HUECK Middle East unveils new office set-up in Dubai for seamless customer interface…

December 12, 2018: HUECK Middle East (ME) Aluminium Systems, one of the leading and trusted aluminium solutions systems provider, has announced its new office set-up in Dubai as it continues to improve customer experience, enhance its profitability prospects, and strengthen its brand in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East region. The announcement was made during a company-organized gala ......read more

CBUAE and Central Bank of China meet to Enhance Renminbi Clearing in the UAE…

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) today hosted a workshop with the People’s Bank of China (Central Bank of China) and the Agricultural Bank of China on “Improving the Renminbi Clearing in the UAE”.    The aim of the workshop is to present the results achieved by the RMB Clearing Centre to date, and to identify the actions to be ......read more

Banks to Assess Credit Worthiness of Customers with Al Etihad Credit Bureau Before Issuing Cheque ...…

Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018:  Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has issued a circular to banks regarding the issuance of cheque books as part of ongoing efforts by CBUAE to improve responsible lending practices by banks. Before issuing customers with cheque books, banks are now required to carry out checks with the Al Etihad Credit Bureau (AECB) to ensure the creditworthiness of their ......read more

2018 Business Review of Saudi Arabia…

December 10, 2018:   Saudi Arabia has experienced tremendous transformation in 2018, bouncing back from low oil prices with the largest expansionary budget and history-making reforms. King Salman’s Vision 2030 was a guiding principle for many of the country’s reforms along with Crown Prince Mohammed’s leadership has lead Saudi Arabia to modernise the Kingdom. Reviewing ......read more

Dubai Islamic Bank triumphs at Islamic Business and Finance Awards 2018…

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group CEO of DIB named Islamic Banker of the Year  DIB wins top recognitions including Best Islamic Bank, Best Islamic Retail Bank, Best Islamic Corporate Bank, Best Islamic Home Finance, and Best Sukuk Arranger in the region. Dubai, UAE, 09 December 2018:   Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic Bank in the UAE, has once again dominated the ......read more

ICAEW recognises Middle East's best finance professionals…

The region’s best and brightest in accountancy and finance were celebrated yesterday evening (Wednesday, 5th December) at the ICAEW Middle East Annual Honours Ceremony 2018 at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai.   Dubai, UAE, December 06, 2018:  Organised by Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the annual gala event recognises and celebrates the ......read more

Voting on UAE Superbrands 2019 Begins…

15th edition of Superbrands UAE to feature local home-grown brands Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2018:  Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced that the voting process to choose the brands in the UAE which will be recognised and honoured as a Superbrand 2019 has begun.  Speaking on the importance of delivering impactful interactions that deliver a clear ......read more

Dubai's Top Franchise Event Begins Today…

“With the participation of 100 companies from 80 countries”  Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 5 December, 2018:   H.E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice-Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre, today attended the opening of the 3rd edition of The Global Franchise Market Exhibition (TGFM), the official franchise event in Dubai, at the Dubai International ......read more

The UAE Pavilion participates in the first International Defense Exhibition in Egypt…

Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:   The United Arab Emirates National Pavilion participates in the International Defense Exhibition 2018, taking place in Cairo Egypt today till December 5.  The participating delegation under the United Arab Emirates National Pavilion included officials and members from Tawazun Economic Council and the Emirates Defense Companies Council ......read more

International supervisory community meets to discuss challenges ahead for global bank supervision ...…

Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:  Some 300 central bankers and banking supervisors representing more than 80 jurisdictions met this week in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to discuss a range of policy and supervisory topics. Events included a meeting of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the 20th International Conference of Banking Supervisors (ICBS).   At the Basel ......read more

Commemorative Coins and Currency in honor of the Founding Father on the 47th National Day…

In remembrance of UAE’s celebrations of “Zayed Centenary” Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) is pleased to announce that it is issuing a commemorative silver coin, a commemorative one Dirham coin and an AED 100 denomination Bank Note with “Year of Zayed” logo coinciding with the 47th National Day of the UAE celebrations. CBUAE ......read more

CBUAE Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus…

Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an arrangement for sharing of supervisory information and enhancing of cooperation in the area of banking supervision. The MoU was signed by H.E Mohammed Ali bin Zayed, Deputy Governor of CBUAE and H.E ......read more

INJAZ Al-Arab and Boeing partner to challenge region's youth to solve aviation-themed business ...…

INJAZ Al-Arab and Boeing launch Boeing Business Challenge to find solutions for the aviation industry Over 80 students from across the Middle East will convene in Kuwait for the Boeing Business Challenge Dubai, UAE, November 27, 2018:  Boeing [NYSE:BA] has announced that it will jointly host the first-ever “Boeing Business Challenge” in partnership with INJAZ Al-Arab, ......read more

Two-thirds of businesses in the Middle East don't know why their customers are loyal, finds ...…

Global study conducted by an independent research firm for Collinson reveals that most brands in the UAE and Saudi Arabia do not employ strategies to improve customer relationships Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018:   A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Collinson, a global leader in customer benefits and loyalty, unearths that a significant proportion ......read more

DIB Crowned World's Strongest Islamic Retail Bank 2018…

UAE, Dubai, 26 November 2018:   Dubai Islamic Bank, the UAE’s largest Islamic bank, received three much sought after awards, including the ‘Strongest Islamic Retail bank in the World’, at the prestigious Islamic Retail Banking Awards (IRBA) 2018, recognizing its outstanding performance amongst the world’s Islamic retail banks. The bank also took home the ......read more

Trade Bank of Iraq, Standard Chartered Bank and General Electric close US$600 million of financing ...…

The financing solution has contributed towards delivering and securing more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of new power, while ensuring the continuity of up to 6.7 GW to Iraq's grid as part of the 'Power Up Plan' Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018:   Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI), Standard Chartered Bank and General Electric closed a $600 million financing agreement that ......read more

INJAZ Al-Arab Gears-up for the 12th Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition to be held in Kuwait…

Held Under the Patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah 25 November 2018:   INJAZ Al-Arab – member of Junior Achievement Worldwide – is hosting their 12th Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition in Kuwait between November 26 and 29, 2018. The competition will see 80 students from 11 countries across MENA compete ......read more

Energy trading - Ultimate Guide with RCPro…

If you area an experienced trader looking to diversify your portfolio and add something more than financial products, you have probably contemplated energy trading. Similarly, as a new trader, you may hear of the lucrative and exciting commodity trading markets and wish to become involved. Thanks to the birth of online trading and the existence of top-quality brokers, trading in the energy market ......read more

You Better Watch Out: Online and Offline Threats Endanger Payment Card Data…

Cyber attackers are using old tricks and new to steal customers’ payment card details from retailers this shopping season.    As we enter the busiest shopping period of the year, both offline and online retailers and consumers are facing risks to the security of their payment card data.   November 22, 2018 - Dubai, UAE:   Formjacking has surged in ......read more

Refinitiv Partners With DDCAP Group To Provide A Fully Integrated Treasury Trading Workflow For ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:   Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters, has signed a partnership agreement with DDCAP Group (“DDCAP”), a leading provider of asset facilitation and trade execution services, to offer financial institutions a fully integrated treasury trading workflow for Sharia’a-compliant ......read more

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