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March 2024 Brings Vibrant Events to Dubai World Trade Centre: Spotlight on Transport, Healthcare, Maritime and Entertainment Industries

The action-packed events calendar covers a wide range of sectors and provides valuable networking opportunities for exhibitors and attendees Dubai, UAE – 1 March 2024: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced its March events calendar featuring a robust line-up featuring multiple sectors spanning healthcare, transport, maritime, food and beverage, real estate and entertainment, among others. With a focus on encouraging networking, collaboration and fostering business growth, DWTC remains committed to providing a platform for industry professionals to connect and thrive.   Today 1 March is the final day of the UITP MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition 2024, organised by the International Association of Public Transport, a key event focusing on sustainable urban mobility solutions in the MENA region. This ......read more

National Bank of Fujairah wins prestigious Euromoney award

NBF recognised for its contribution to the trade finance sector regionally 29 February 2024: National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) is proud to announce that it has won the award for Best Domestic Trade Finance Service - UAE in the prestigious 2024 Euromoney Trade Finance Survey. The award - voted for by NBF trade finance customers - recognises NBF’s outstanding contribution to the trade finance sector, and is the latest acknowledgement of NBF as a regional leader in this field, after the bank won multiple awards in 2023. NBF has deep sector knowledge and an in-depth understanding of trade finance which enables it to service clients across the UAE with customised solutions. With the flexibility and ability to tailor any solutions to best suit customers’ requirements, NBF regularly provides its customers with intelligence to ......read more

Stellantis Middle East and Africa Reports Strong 2023 Performance – Advancing Fast Toward Dare Forward 2030 Goals

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 29TH 2024 – Stellantis Middle East and Africa (MEA) has shown robust performance in 2023, effectively advancing its Dare Forward 2030 objectives despite global challenges. Key achievements include: Net Revenues up 64% versus 2022 to €10.560 billion Shipments up 43% versus 2022 to 616,100 units Adjusted Operating Income (AOI) up by 111% versus 2022 to €2.503 billion Market Share up, reaching 14.9%, a 3-point gain versus 2022 LCV Regional Market Position: ranked 2nd in 2023, 1st in Q4 2023 Customer centricity: Top Level of Performance of the Group with n.1 position in quality of service and n.2 position in quality of product Stellantis MEA's performance in 2023 reflects a steady alignment with the Dare Forward 2030 strategy, focusing on offering ......read more

UAE Participates in BRICS' Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

Discussing international monetary policy and the implementation and development of multilateral financing for infrastructure. São Paulo, Brazil: 28 February 2024 – The United Arab Emirates, represented by the UAE Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of the UAE, participated in the first BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting held on February 27 in São Paulo. The UAE delegation included His Excellency Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, His Excellency Ebrahim Al Zaabi, Assistant Governor for Monetary Policy and Financial Stability at the Central Bank of the UAE, His Excellency Ali Abdullah Sharafi, Assistant Undersecretary of the International Financial Relationship Sector at the UAE Ministry of Finance, and Thuraiya Hamid Alhashmi, Director of International ......read more

NBF's new Ramadan campaign provides new financing opportunities for customers

Limited-time Personal Finance and Home Finance offers aim to help turn dreams into a reality   Dubai – 28 February 2024: National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) announces the launch of its Ramadan campaign for its customers, featuring special offers on personal finance and home finance.   From now until 31st May, both conventional and Islamic banking customers who apply for NBF Personal Finance can enjoy cashback benefits of up to 2% of the finance amount or AED 5,000. Those looking to turn their dreams into a reality will benefit from financing of up to 20 times their monthly income, flexible payment terms up to 48 months and fast processing and easy documentation, among other benefits.   Throughout this period, NBF Islamic customers can also unlock the door to their dream home with a limited-time offer on NBF ......read more

Dubai Islamic Bank Shareholders Approve 45% Dividend for 2023

Dubai, UAE – 28 February 2024: Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the UAE's largest Islamic bank, has successfully concluded its Annual General Assembly (AGM) with the approval of the bank’s 2023 financial statements and other tabled resolutions, demonstrating the confidence of the shareholders in the board and management’s strategic agenda and plans to take the bank forward. 2023 saw record growth in profitability including a robust 43% rise in total income to AED 20 billion, which led to the highest ever net profit in the bank’s history of over AED 7 billion – a YoY increase of 26%. Earning assets growth whilst supporting the higher returns also helped the bank’s balance sheet expand to AED 314 billion. With shareholders’ returns always a priority, this record-breaking financial performance led ......read more

DSO and MIT Honour Winner of MIT DesignX Dubai Accelerator's First Cohort

Celebrating Innovation and Global Collaboration, Recognising Sustainability Dubai, UAE: 24 February 2024 – Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with the Global Growth Hub (GGH), have recently concluded MIT DesignX Dubai Accelerator’s (MDXB) Demo Day at DSO, the special economic zone for knowledge and innovation and a member of the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ). The winning team, Othalo from Oslo, was awarded at an event that celebrated the culmination of an intensive five-week curriculum followed by another month of design and business classes, undergone by the 12 innovative startups that made up the inaugural cohort of MDXB. These visionary teams, hailing from Oslo, London, Jerusalem, Boston, and Dubai, worked collaboratively to ......read more

Global boat builders urged to prioritise sustainable manufacturing to ride the wave of a US13$ billion luxury yacht market

Dubai Boat Show Leisure Yachting Conference 2024 deep dives into cross-sectoral growth strategies as new-age eco-conscious consumers seek more holistic marine experiences   Dubai, UAE – 25 February 2024: The world’s mega-rich and well-heeled luxury consumers are taking to the ocean like never before, but luxury yacht builders and makers of high-end marine crafts should continue to prioritise their eco-credentials if they’re to ride the wave of a US$13 billion market.   Speakers at this week’s Dubai Boat Show Leisure Yachting Conference agree that boatyards which prioritise sustainable manufacturing into yachts that are better for the environment will align with the values of the new-age eco-conscious yacht owner or even first-time buyer.   If they do so, expect to see plenty of ......read more

Hitachi Energy invests over 30 million euros to expand transformer operations in Germany

The expansion and modernization of the power transformer manufacturing facility in Bad Honnef will generate up to 100 new jobs in the region. Set for completion in 2026, the investment expands the company's global footprint and capacity at speed, addressing the accelerating demand for transformers to meet Europe’s energy transition.   Dubai, February 22, 2024 – Hitachi Energy today announced an investment of more than 30 million euros (approx. $32 million) in the expansion and modernization of its power transformer manufacturing facility in Bad Honnef, Germany. Expected to be completed in 2026, the project will generate up to 100 new jobs in the region and address the rising demand for transformers to support Europe's clean energy transition.   Operational since 1906, the facility in Bad ......read more

Monty Capital Achieves Key Regulatory Milestone With The Acquisition Of DFSA Category 4 License In Dubai

Dubai, UAE – February 22, 2024: Monty Capital, the financial and investment advisory division of the Monty Group of Companies, announced today that it has secured the Category 4 license from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). DFSA's authorisation enables Monty Capital to broaden its suite of services, enhancing its capabilities in financial empowerment, investment deal-making, and credit management.   This significant achievement marks a major advancement in Monty Group's commitment to innovation and service excellence in the region's rapidly evolving technology and financial sectors as well as providing comprehensive and innovative financial solutions, tailored to meet the diverse needs of clients in a dynamic market environment.   Ahmad Tabbara, CEO of Monty Capital, expressed his enthusiasm ......read more

e& reports record consolidated net profit of AED 10.3 billion growing 3% year-over-year

Consolidated revenues reached AED 53.8 billion, a growth of 8.3 per cent year-over-year, at constant exchange rates Board proposes a total dividend of AED 0.80 per share for FY 2023 Recommends a new progressive dividend policy to bring the DPS to 89 fils by FY2026   Abu Dhabi, 21 February 2024 – e& announced its consolidated financial results for fiscal year 2023 reporting a record consolidated net profit of AED 10.3 billion, a growth of 3 per cent year-over-year. Underlining the Group’s commitment to value creation for its shareholders, e&’s Board of Directors proposes a dividend of AED 0.40 per share for the second half of 2023 representing a total dividend of AED 0.80 per share for FY2023. In addition, the board recommended a new progressive dividend policy with an increment of 3 ......read more

Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism showcases a range of products, services and investment opportunities at Gulfood 2024

DET’s participation aligns with the objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 to double the size of the emirate’s economy over the next decade and further consolidate its status as one of the top three global cities DET is represented at the international F&B exhibition by Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Dubai SME) and Dubai Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2024: Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) is participating at the 29th edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest food and beverage trade event, to showcase an array of products, services and investment opportunities. DET’s participation at Gulfood 2024, from 19 to 23 February at Dubai World Trade Centre, will further reinforce the pivotal ......read more

Italy's Food and Beverage Exports to UAE Surge, Notching an 8.4% increase in 2023

200 companies, 15 World Class Chefs, Italian Trade Agency Showcases “Made in Italy” Excellence at the Gulfood 2024 17th February 2024, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is thrilled to present its remarkable showcase at Gulfood 2024, the world's largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre from February 19th to 23rd, 2024. With over 200 Italian companies participating in this year's edition of Gulfood 2024, ITA aims to spotlight the unparalleled quality, authenticity, and sustainability of Italian agri-food products. In 2023, Italian food exports to the UAE experienced a remarkable surge, showcasing the enduring appeal of Italian gastronomy. With a notable 8.4% increase up to November 2023, there has been a significant uptick in demand for ......read more

Young UAE-based Climate Tech Angel Investors Favor African and MENA Regions For Growth Potential Over More Established Markets

UAE-based investors are using the MENA region as a base to provide sustainability solutions across the India China Africa corridor, according to the annual Angel Rising Investor Trends Report from startAD and VentureSouq The average age of participants is younger than their global counterparts and features a higher female ratio   Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 16, 2024: Angel investors based in the UAE with a focus on climate tech are more likely to favor Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the more established US, Asian, and European markets, according to the Investor Trends Report 2023. The report was produced by startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based startup accelerator powered by Tamkeen and anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), and MENA-based venture capital firm VentureSouq.   According to the report's ......read more

UAE AI Office partners with Emirates Global Aluminium to accelerate AI adoption in the industrial sector

UAE, 14 February 2024: The UAE’s Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications office and Emirates Global Aluminium have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the adoption of artificial intelligence in the industrial sector. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, and Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA, at the World Governments Summit 2024 in Dubai. HE Omar Sultan Al Olama affirmed that digitising various vital sectors by adopting artificial intelligence applications is a fundamental cornerstone in enhancing the UAE's competitive position globally, and accelerate the pace of digital transformation in all industrial sectors. His Excellency ......read more

TAQA Group Reports Full Year 2023 Net Income of AED 16.7 Billion

Net income jumps 107% YoY, supported by recognition of value of TAQA’s stake in ADNOC Gas Strong portfolio growth through organic and inorganic expansion, particularly the planned acquisition of SWS Holding, reinforces TAQA’s position as Abu Dhabi’s fully integrated utility TAQA’s 2030 targets revised upwards significantly, reflecting stronger growth ambitions; Gross power capacity target tripled to 150 GW by 2030 Company to make AED 75 billion investment into power and water capacity expansion and UAE-based transmission and distribution networks by 2030 Board proposes final cash dividend for 2023 of 2.00 fils/share (approx. AED 2.2 billion), including variable dividend of 0.7 fils/share (approx. AED 0.8 billion), bringing the full year dividend to 3.95 fils/share (approx. AED 4.4 billion) Abu ......read more

Awqaf Dubai, Arab Women Authority and National Bonds Launch ‘Women Sukuk' to Drive Impact in Breast Cancer Advocacy and Treatment

Dubai – UAE, 13 February, 2024: Mohammed bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy, an affiliate of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation in Dubai, Arab Women Authority, the leading Arab organization in the field of supporting women’s empowerment and National Bonds, the UAE’s savings and investment company, has joined forces to introduce the “Women Sukuk” as an integral addition to the esteemed Sukuk Al Waqf endowment initiative. Sukuk Al Waqf, is an innovative endowment that was announced in 2022 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, and launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy (MBRGCEC), in partnership with the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation in Dubai and ......read more

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE WINS BIG AT IKA/CULINARY OLYMPICS 2024

Representing the UAE's national team - The Emirates Culinary Guild – made up of the country's most prestigious chefs, DWTC's Chef Dwiyanti Cintaningrum brings home three medals after rounds of intense competition with international chefs   Dubai, UAE – 13 February 2024: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) proudly announces big wins following an outstanding performance at the 2024 edition of one of the world's most coveted culinary competitions, the IKA/Culinary Olympics held in Stuttgart, Germany, last week. Representing the United Arab Emirates, along with a team of the country's finest chefs, as part of The Emirates Culinary Guild, Dwiyanti Cintaningrum, Pastry Chef at DWTC, acclaimed for her mastery in pastry arts, clinched a gold medal for Pastry Art and two silver ......read more

Rabee's Iraq Stock Exchange Index increased by 8.8% in January

February 9, 2024: In January, the Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange Index (RSISX Index) experienced a significant 8.8% surge in both USD and Iraqi Dinar (IQD) terms mainly due to the increase in share prices of Fallujah for Construction Materials, National Bank of Iraq, Al-Mansour Bank and Commercial Bank of Iraq. In January, the share prices of 9 out of the 10 RSISX Index companies recorded an increase. Mrs. Tugba Tan Karakaya, an Analyst at the Research Department of Rabee Securities, commented, “We witnessed a good start to the year, and investors are satisfied that the momentum is continuing from last year's positive index performance. Despite some geopolitical incidents during the month, the economic and companies' performance overshadowed such concerns.” The total trading volume of the ISX decreased 29% in ......read more

Commercial Bank International and Fuze Sign Breakthrough Digital Assets MoU

Collaboration will support the development of products to address the burgeoning demand for cryptocurrency services in the UAE   Dubai, UAE – 9 February, 2024: Commercial Bank International PJSC (‘CBI’), a corporate and retail bank headquartered in Dubai, and Fuze, MENA’s leading digital asset infrastructure provider, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement will allow both parties to jointly explore digital assets innovation, under the comprehensive regulatory frameworks of the UAE.   The agreement between CBI and Fuze provides the foundations for innovative new use cases that leverage the potential of blockchain and digital assets, including investments and payments. Leveraging CBI’s extensive and robust track record in business and personal finance, ......read more

Aseer Investment Company launches operations to drive investment in the Aseer region

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 6 February 2024: Aseer Investment Company (AIC) has launched operations to support the transformation of the Aseer region into a year-round destination with a focus on tourism, sports and wellness. The company is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and was announced in December 2022 to stimulate local and international investment in the region. ​ ​AIC will unlock a wide array of investment opportunities across 12 sectors including hospitality, entertainment, education, F&B, technology and retail. It aims to create mutually beneficial partnerships with international investors as well as public and private sector entities.​ The company’s vision is to be a regional investment leader with an ability to foster opportunities for everyone and to ......read more

IHC Announces Stellar Preliminary Financial Results for 2023: Record Revenue and EPS Growth

EPS of AED 12.36, indicating robust financial health and investor confidence. Preliminary Net profit remains strong at AED 32,748 million.  Revenue Soars to AED 60,089 million with strategic acquisitions and performance driving a preliminary 18% YoY increase. Abu Dhabi, 5th February 2024: ABU DHABI, UAE – International Holding Company (IHC), a leading investment conglomerate based in Abu Dhabi, has announced its Unaudited Preliminary Financial Results for the year ended December 31, 2023, showcasing a remarkable year of financial growth and strategic achievements. The Group's Preliminary Revenue soared to AED 60,089 million, marking an 18% increase from the previous year's AED 50,946 million. This significant revenue growth is attributed to the company's strategic acquisitions and the enhanced ......read more

Ghitha Achieves 100% Revenue Growth in 2023, Signaling Strong Market Expansion and Operational Success

• The Group reported strong revenue of AED 4.6Bn (+100% YoY) • Operational profit growth of AED 99Mn; +64% YoY • EBITDA growth of AED 79 Mn; +22% YoY (Excluding fair value changes in investments) • Total Assets of AED 7.1 Bn; +32% YoY    Abu Dhabi, UAE; 29 January 2024: Ghitha Holding PJSC (ADX:Ghitha), the Abu Dhabi headquartered  conglomerate that consolidates Food, Agriculture, Fish, Dairy, Poultry, Vegetable Oil, retail, distribution and catering services, and is a subsidiary of International Holding Company (ADX: IHC), has released its financial results for 2023. The group reported an operating profit of AED 254 million, reflecting their commitment to operational excellence and efficiency.   Driven by stellar performance and sustained business momentum, Ghitha achieved a ......read more

Management Discussion & Analysis Report

Mashreq Achieves Historical Financial Milestone in 2023, with its net profit soaring by an impressive 130% to reach an unprecedented AED 8.6 billion amidst Exceptional Income Growth and Significantly Reduced Risk Costs   • Net Interest Income Skyrockets: Witnessed an impressive 69% surge, fuelled by extraordinary growth in the balance sheet and solid client margins. Concurrently, non-interest income witnessed a robust increase of 13% year-on-year. • Dynamic Expansion of Balance Sheet: Marked by a significant 25% year-on-year escalation in Loans and Advances, coupled with a substantial 29% boost in customer deposits, showcasing a strong upward trajectory. • Financial Strength and Efficiency: The Capital Adequacy Ratio stands at a notable 16.5% (excluding proposed dividend), highlighting Mashreq’s ......read more

Arab Bank Group Reports Net Profits of $829.6 Million for 2023, 30% Cash Dividends

Dubai, UAE, 27 January 2024: Arab Bank Group achieved solid results for the year ending December 31, 2023, reporting a growth of 52% in net income after tax of $829.6 million as compared to $544.3 million in 2022. The Group’s performance was driven by sustainable growth in the underlying business across different markets, as net profit before provisions and tax improved by 34% to reach $1.81 billion. Total Assets grew by 6% to reach $68.3 billion, loans grew by 5% to reach $37.1 billion, and deposits grew by 6% to reach $50.6 billion. While total Group equity stood at $11.4 billion. In view of the solid results, the Board of Directors has recommended to the shareholders the distribution of 30% cash dividends for the financial year 2023. Mr. Sabih Masri, Chairman of Arab Bank, commented that the bank's strong ......read more

Wego Unveils WegoPro to Revolutionize Business Travel and Expense Management Across MENA

WegoPro will launch in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Egypt Dubai, 24 January 2024 - Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the MENA region, announces the launch of WegoPro, a modern platform that simplifies business travel and expense management for companies globally. Formerly known as Travelstop, WegoPro will debut today in 7 key markets in the MENA region, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and Egypt. The rebranding follows Wego's acquisition of Travelstop in September 2023, reinforcing Wego’s commitment to offer comprehensive travel solutions to businesses in the region. Market research firms predict that the global business travel market will be valued at over US$1.8 trillion by 2027 and will return to the pre-pandemic levels of US$1.4 trillion this year. A ......read more

Zoho Captures UAE's Upmarket Segment and Records 43% Revenue Growth in 2023

Dubai – January 24, 2024: Zoho, a leading global technology company, today announced a revenue growth of 43% and 29% increase in partner network in the UAE in 2023. This growth has been marked by a significant upmarket shift, with an increasing number of mid-and-large enterprises shifting to Zoho's comprehensive and value-driven solutions. Having long dominated the small and medium-sized business (SMB) landscape with its user-friendly, affordable, and secure solutions, Zoho has seen a growing demand in adoption among prominent UAE-based organisations, including Al Rostmani Group, Al Shirawi, IFFCO, CAFU, Masafi, Consulate General of India- Dubai, Sharaf DG, MAF Carrefour, and Jashanmal.  Last year, Zoho recorded a 24% increase in migration by large corporations. The upmarket momentum has been led by adoption of ......read more

Dubai Islamic Bank Full Year 2023 Group Financial Results

 Robust rise in total income by 43% YoY to AED 20 billion.  Net profit of AED 7 billion, stellar growth of 26% YoY.  Expansion continues as Balance Sheet rises to AED 314 billion, up 9% YoY.  Asset quality improved to 5.4% down 110 bps YoY, beating guidance.   Shareholder returns continue to grow with RoTE at 20%, up 300 bps YoY, beating guidance.  Proposed dividend of 45%, subject to shareholder approval in AGM. ​ Dubai, January 23, 2024   Dubai Islamic Bank (DFM: DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE, today announced its results for the period ending December 31, 2023.   FY 2023 Highlights: • Group Net Profit came in at AED 7,010 million, up 26% YoY compared to AED 5,552 million, driven by rising non-funded income and lower impairment ......read more

EDGE Expands its End-to-end Defence Capabilities with the Addition of International Golden Group

• International Golden Group will expand the scope of EDGE’s capabilities as a supplier of defence and service solutions to provide more complete end-to-end offerings to customers   Abu Dhabi, UAE: 23 January, 2024 – EDGE Group PJSC (EDGE), one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, today announced the addition of International Golden Group (IGG) to the EDGE portfolio of companies. Abu Dhabi-based IGG is the UAE’s leading agent for high-end defence supplies and security solutions. The move will allow EDGE to expand its business and to provide a more complete end-to-end offering to its end-users.   Recognised as a leading supplier to the UAE Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior, and other defence and security authorities, IGG builds alliances and partnerships in the ......read more

Century Financial's ‘Financial Freedom for All' Campaign Achieves Monumental Success, Aligning with UAE's Vision for Financial Literacy

Date: Dubai, UAE; January 23, 2024    The Financial Freedom for All – a campaign launched by Century Financial in collaboration with the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Middle East and the Anti-Poverty Working Group, has garnered the backing of leading corporates, pledging to enroll 10,000 blue-collar workers within the very first month of its launch.    This significant milestone underscores the campaign's broad appeal and its profound impact. Furthermore, the initiative has successfully galvanised the support of over 50 prominent corporates and more than 30 esteemed educational institutions, solidifying its crucial role in cultivating a future rich in financial literacy.   This initiative marks a transformative journey towards instilling comprehensive ......read more

Industry contributes a projected AED 197bn to UAE GDP in 2023

• UAE achieves 30% of Operation 300bn’s target since its 2021 launch, with the industrial sector’s contribution to GDP reaching a projected AED 197 billion.   • UAE industrial exports increase by 17% since the launch of Operation 300bn in 2021, reaching projected AED 187 billion in 2023.   • AED 9.3bn value of import substitution projects.   • The value spent by National ICV companies on local products and services increased by 17% to reach AED 61 billion, redirected to the national economy.   • AED 3.3 billion of industrial investments in biotechnology, hydrogen, and electric vehicles.   • AED 5.3 billion in financing provided to the industrial sector, out of which AED 1.5 billion was allocated to advanced technology ......read more

AI Breakthrough Enables Refineries to Self-diagnose Fouling to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Energy efficiency technology can help refineries abate up to 400 million tonnes of CO2 per year Dubai, UAE – 15 January 2024: DecarbonX has concluded groundbreaking research into the use of AI in industry, bringing a new level of autonomy to industrial processes and enabling critical equipment to self-diagnose issues. The milestone marks a major shift in the efficient monitoring and maintenance of refinery infrastructure, empowering the petroleum industry to reduce emissions. HEX Care, a DecarbonX innovation, utilises AI to enable heat exchangers to autonomously identify issues and then verbally communicate with staff at petrochemical plants, alerting them to maintenance needs. Integrating the technology into heat exchangers, a vital cog in petrochemical plants, will ensure the monitoring of fouling is proactive, rather than ......read more

Conares to Spearhead Revolutionary Green Steel Manufacturing in the UAE, Committing to Net Zero by 2050

DUBAI – January 11th, 2024: Conares, the UAE’s second-largest steel manufacturer, has announced its commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This pledge aligns with the UAE's ambitious 2050 environmental goals and reinforces the company’s role as a trailblazer in sustainable manufacturing. Supported by a strategic roadmap, Conares is set to achieve 50 per cent of its net zero goals by 2040 and net zero by 2050. The manufacturer’s commitment to contribute significantly to the UAE's ambitious target of a 93 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 underscores its role as a pioneer in the steel industry. Conares has emerged as a leading green steel manufacturer in Dubai, with cutting-edge steel plants in the industrial sector of Jafza.  Central to this sustainability ......read more

Mark Moffat Appointed as CEO of IFS

Darren Roos appointed as IFS’s Chair of the Board Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2024 – IFS, the global cloud enterprise software company, today announces that Mark Moffat has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Moffat takes over from Darren Roos who has been appointed as the company’s Chair of the Board. Both appointments are effective immediately. The transition provides great continuity for the business by building on the successful strategy that has seen IFS transform into the leading vendor for Asset & Service Management software. Moffat, Roos and the IFS Executive Team have been working on the transition over the past six months as part of the Board’s succession planning process. Moffat, who was previously IFS’s Chief Customer Officer, is a well-known and respected ......read more

Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies Signs a Strategic Partnership with UL Solutions to Elevate Infrastructure Practices in the UAE

From left to right: Murali Serpakkam, Managing Director at Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies; Razi Hamada, General Manager of Digital Transformation at Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies; Sudhi Ranjan Sinha, Vice President of Ecosystems and New Service Development at UL Solutions; and Ryan Piaskowski, Global Business Leader of Smart Building Ecosystems at UL Solutions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2024: The leading provider of holistic and 360-degree technology solutions in the building industry, Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies announced its strategic partnership with UL Solutions, a global leader in safety science. As part of the collaboration, Al-Futtaim will become an official UL Solutions SPIRE-qualified assessment firm and plans on leveraging SPIRE to achieve broader outcomes to help bolster ......read more

Arab Bank Named Bank of the Year 2023 in the Middle East by The Banker Magazine

Dubai, UAE, 06   January 2024: The Banker Magazine, owned by the Financial Times and based in London, named Arab Bank as Bank of the Year in the Middle East for 2023. The announcement came during The Banker’s “Bank of The Year Awards 2023” ceremony held recently in London and attended by several senior representatives from leading banks from all over the world.  The Banker’s judging panel’s decision to honor Arab Bank with this highly coveted regional award was based on criteria assessing a number of different indicators, including the Bank’s financials, strategy and performance, in addition to other specific indicators, a process that takes over 5 months to conduct.   The Banker Magazine, for more than 90 years, has been the world's longest-running international ......read more

DAE Announces Full Year 2023 Business and Operational Highlights

DAE Capital acquired 20 aircraft, sold 30 aircraft, signed 150 lease transactions DAE Engineering booked over 1.4 million man-hours   Dubai, U.A.E., 3 January 2024 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd, the global aviation services company, today announced its business transactions update for the full year 2023:   DAE Capital:  • Number of aircraft acquired: 20 (owned: 10; managed: 10) • Number of aircraft sold: 30 (owned: 22; managed: 8)*  • Lease agreements, extensions and amendments signed: 150 (owned: 114; managed: 36)   • Fleet Size (Owned, Managed, and Committed): 493 • Customers: 123; Countries: 62 • Owned Fleet Average Age (years): 7.5 • Owned Fleet Average Lease Term Remaining (years): 6.0 • Owned Fleet Portfolio ......read more

UBF and HKAB sign MoU to Enhance Cooperation and Develop Banking and Financial Sector in UAE and Hong Kong

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 2 January 2024:  UAE Banks Federation (UBF), the sole representative and unified voice of banks in the UAE, and Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB), the representative association of licensed banks in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation and exchange expertise in order to support the banking and financial sector. Mr. Jamal Saleh, Director General of UAE Banks Federation (UBF) and Mr. Stephen Chan, Acting Chairman of Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB), have signed the MoU on 28 December 2023, aiming to further enhance cooperation between the two parties, member banks, and the banking and financial sector, under the direct supervision of the Central Bank of the UAE and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).   UAE Banks ......read more

AIWF President & Founder Haifa Al Kaylani appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in King Charles' New Year 2024 Honours List

UAE, Dubai, Monday 2nd January 2024: The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) is proud and delighted to announce that AIWF’s President & Founder Haifa Al Kaylani has been appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in King Charles’ New Year 2024 Honours List. This honour is in recognition of her services to Women, Young People and to Cultural Relations between the UK and the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Haifa founded AIWF in London in 2001 and under her leadership, it has become a leading non-profit development organisation devoted to bringing women and young people from the UK and the MENA region together to support economic inclusion for women and young people. Haifa has always worked at the highest levels and in collaboration with global ......read more

UAE and Congo-Brazzaville Finalize Terms of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

- UAE and Congo-Brazzaville non-oil trade increased 5% in 2022 to reach US$2.2 billion and has doubled in H1 2023 over H1 2022. - HE Al Zeyoudi: “We look forward to ushering in this new era of cooperation and to further expanding our presence in Africa as a trusted partner and investor.” - HE Jean-Baptiste: “The strategic partnership agreement with the United Arab Emirates that we have just concluded today will greatly contribute to the financing of structuring projects in Congo.”   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28th December 2023: The United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville have concluded the terms of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), a deal that will facilitate greater trade and investment flows as the two nations pursue deeper economic ties. The conclusion of ......read more

Emirates Stallions Group Concludes 2023 with a Strategic Move Securing 60% Majority Stake in AFKAR Investments

• AFKAR Financial & Property Investments is a conglomerate with interests in household & office furniture, investments. • The acquisition is part of major expansion for ESG into the real estate and retail sectors in the region.   Abu Dhabi, UAE; December 28, 2023: Emirates Stallions Group (ADX:ESG), the Global investment, engineering, and construction solutions company and a subsidiary of International Holding Company (IHC), has announced today the acquisition of a 60% stake in AFKAR Financial & Property Investments, an Abu Dhabi-based company with diversified interests across the UAE. This significant move marks ESG’s robust expansion in the real estate and retail sector, further solidifying its position as a leading global investment powerhouse in the region.    AFKAR has been ......read more

Finalists Announced for the 10th Annual Light Middle East Awards

Respected industry awards ceremony recognises the brightest talents across MEA and internationally  The prestigious ceremony will take place on the last day of Light + Intelligent Building Middle East, 2024, which takes place from 16-18 January  The main categories for 2024 are ‘Project of the Year’, ‘Product of the Year’ and ‘Partner of the Year’ with nominees including Atlantis The Royal and the Kingdom Centre Tower  Dubai, UAE:  As the 10th edition of the Light Middle East Awards approaches next month, the shortlisted entries for the awards ceremony have been officially announced. Taking place on the final day of Light + Intelligent Building Middle East on 18 January at the Palazzo Versace Dubai, the Light Middle East Awards aim to recognise excellence in the lighting ......read more

Abdulla Al Masaood & Sons Motorcycles appoints Memac Ogilvy & Mather Lebanon as its New Digital Communications Partner

The leading global agency network is joining hands with Abdulla Al Masaood & Sons Motorcycles to deliver innovative digital communications’ solutions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 November 2023: Abdulla Al Masaood & Sons Motorcycles L.L.C has announced the appointment of its new partner, Memac Ogilvy & Mather Lebanon, to provide digital communications solutions for the prestigious Harley -Davidson brand in the UAE market. The collaboration marks an important moment in bolstering the growth of the region’s automotive sector through creative digital strategies. As the world’s leading creative network and an agency with extensive automotive expertise, Memac Ogilvy will support with strengthening and elevating Harley-Davidson®’s UAE market influence through digitally led and social-driven ......read more

Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy confirmed as UAE's Education Partner in hosting MC13 in Abu Dhabi

- The agreement was signed between the Ministry of Economy, the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy. - HE Al Zeyoudi: “AGDA’s collective experience and expertise in a wide range of geopolitical issues, global trade and climate diplomacy will help to foster and advance constructive discussions on the most pressing issues we seek to resolve.” - HE Al Zaabi: “Our partnership with AGDA enables UAE representatives to reach innovative solutions to global trade challenges at WTO Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi.”   Abu Dhabi, UAE –  December 25 2023: The UAE Ministry of Economy and the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), have announced Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), a globally recognised diplomatic centre ......read more

QNET in 2023: Pioneering a Future of Global Social Responsibility

QNET, a leading lifestyle and wellness company, proudly reflects on its 2023 journey, marked by significant contributions to social responsibility. This year, the company focused on meaningful community engagement and sustainable practices, touching lives globally. QNET’s initiatives this year ranged from environmental sustainability to empowering underprivileged communities – all of which have seen remarkable progress, thanks to collaborative efforts and a deep commitment to making a positive difference. In 2023, QNET marked World Children's Day and World Wellbeing Week with initiatives centered on children's education and holistic health. The company launched the QLearn K-12 curriculum, embracing digital learning to offset school closures, and introduced EDG3 Plus, a daily supplement promoting natural health ......read more

Hotpack Increases Eco-friendly Food Packaging Solutions to 96%, Reveals its Sustainability Report

The GRI certification positions the company as a leader in responsible corporate citizenship and provides stakeholders with reliable and comprehensive insights into ESG impacts DUBAI – December 21, 2023: Hotpack, the UAE-based global leader in sustainable packaging solutions, has unveiled its inaugural Sustainability Report, proudly certified by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This certification serves as a powerful testament to Hotpack's unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and sustainable business practices, solidifying its position as a trailblazer in responsible corporate citizenship. The Global Reporting Initiative, an international independent standards organization, plays a pivotal role in helping businesses, governments, and organizations comprehend and articulate their impacts on critical ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government Unveils ‘Arab Region SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2023' in Collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

H.E. Dr. Ali bin Sebaa Al Marri: The launch of the report is instrumental in furthering the objectives of the Year of Sustainability and COP28, fostering collaboration among all stakeholders to pave the way for a sustainable future.  Seven out of the 22 Arab countries have successfully accomplished more than two-thirds of their targets in their journey towards fulfilling the UN SDGs. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2023: The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government, in partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), announced the launch of the ‘Arab Region SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2023’, aligning with the UAE Year of Sustainability and building on the momentum from the recent COP28 discussions. This pivotal report serves as a key resource for governments, ......read more

Memac Ogilvy Announces New Leadership Duo to Head UAE Operations

[Dubai, December 20th, 2023] – Memac Ogilvy, the leading award-winning integrated creative network, announces new leadership appointment for its UAE operations. Hadi Ballout and Saad Abu Touq, both long-standing Memac Ogilvy veterans, have been promoted to jointly head the network's largest operation. They will report directly to MENA leadership team. This move reflects Memac Ogilvy's commitment to nurturing talent from its own ranks, and strengthening its position as a modern marketing and communications powerhouse, in line with its philosophy of "Borderless Creativity." Hadi Ballout, who has been with Memac Ogilvy since 2016, will now serve as Managing Director for Advertising, while Saad Abu Touq, who has dedicated more than 13 years to the company across three different markets, takes on the role of ......read more

Philip Morris International Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

The company’s ISS ESG corporate rating was also upgraded to ‘prime’ status  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2023: Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index for the first time, and for the fourth consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability™ North America Composite Index.1 The Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index is one of the most reputable benchmarks for measuring the sustainability performance of companies worldwide, as identified by S&P Global through the annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The World Index includes the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on long-term economic, environmental, and social ......read more

Sber's Retail Customer Base Grew by 10 Million with its 2021-2023 Strategy, Targets Dividend Disbursements of 50% of Net Profit as part of Strategy 2026

• Sber will spend next 3 years preparing for the transition to a human-centric organization • As a result of the 2021-2023 strategy, Sber's retail customer base grew by 10 million to 108 million, while it picked up 500,000 new corporate clients to reach a total of 3.2 million    December, Dubai: As part of Investor Day, the Sber team reviewed the results of the company's 2021-2023 Strategy and talked about its new Development Strategy to 2026. As a result of the 2021-2023 strategy, Sber's retail customer base grew by 10 million to 108 million, while it picked up 500,000 new corporate clients to reach a total of 3.2 million. The team has provided resilience and innovative development by ensuring technological independence and achieving a breakthrough in AI transformation.    The ......read more

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Yahsat Reports Solid First Half Results for 2023…

Normalised EBITDA grew 3% versus prior year to AED 460 million and Normalised Net Income 5% to AED 175 million delivering improved margins   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 August 2023: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (“Yahsat” or the “Group”), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange ......read more

AIQ Expands Globally: MOU with PETRONAS to Scale AI Solutions Outside UAE…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 9, 2023 - PETRONAS and AIQ, an Abu Dhabi-based technology company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share experiences in building Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions that may potentially accelerate the energy transition and drive sustainability across energy operations. AIQ is a technology pioneer focused on driving the transformation of the ......read more

ADQ and Safe Haven Solutions Launch High-tech Greenhouse Project to Bolster the UAE's Food ...…

• New project to use advanced technology to sustainably cultivate tomatoes and cucumbers year-round in the UAE • High-tech greenhouse to leverage efficient cooling systems that limit carbon footprint and water usage   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 07 August 2023: ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, and Safe Haven Solutions, a Netherlands-based climate-smart ......read more

IHC Presents Strong H1 2023 Operational and Financial Results…

• International Holding Company beats earnings estimates, raises full-year outlook with stabilization in stock prices and EPS growth of 35.1%.  • Marine and dredging, Real estate, Financial Services and Hospitality segments continue to drive IHC’s revenue growth hitting AED 28.7 billion. • IHC maintains growth and profitability in H1 2023 despite the global ......read more

Forescout's New Risk and Exposure Management Solution Delivers Streamlined, Quantitative Approach ...…

Gives enterprises overwhelmed by rapid asset growth and a widening attack surface a more intuitive way to identify and respond to exposure gaps   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 August 2023 – Forescout, a global leader in cybersecurity, today unveiled Risk and Exposure Management, its cloud-native product designed to collate all data sources associated with an enterprise’s ......read more

CBI Net Profit Increases by 44% to AED 79 Million in the First Half of 2023…

Dubai, UAE, 2nd August 2023: Commercial Bank International (CBI or “the Bank”) has announced its 2023 half-year financial results.    Key financial result highlights: - Net profit increased by 44% year-to-date from AED 55 million in H1 2022 to AED 79 million in  - H1 2023.  - Net operating income increased year-to-date from AED 268 million in H1 2022 ......read more

The World FZO Signs Agreement with the Adriatica Special Economic Zone to host AICE 2024 in Bari…

Dubai, UAE –30 July 2023: The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) signed an agreement with the Adriatica Special Economic Zone, appointing Bari as the host city for the 10th edition of the Annual International Conference and Exhibition (AICE), taking place from June 19-21, 2024. The conference will run alongside the G7 Summit, which is also scheduled to take place in Puglia during the ......read more

LG Announces Second-Quarter 2023 Financial Results…

Record Revenues, Strong Profitability Provide Solid Foundation for  Pursuing Mid- to Long-term Growth through Advancement of Business Portfolio DUBAI, July 28, 2023 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced second-quarter 2023 consolidated revenue of KRW 20 trillion with operating profit of KRW 741.9 billion. The company recorded the highest second-quarter revenues in company ......read more

Arab Bank Group Profits Grow by 59% to $401 Million for the First Half of 2023…

United Arab Emirates – 29 July 2023 Arab Bank Group reported solid results for the first half of 2023, The Group’s strong performance was driven by robust growth in its core banking business across different markets, as net profit after tax increased by 59% reaching $401 million as compared to $252 million for the same period last year. The Group maintained its strong capital base ......read more

Emirates Stallions Group AED 597 million H1 Net Profit Registers a Massive YoY Growth of 831%…

• ESG has surpassed expectations, achieving an octuple-digit growth figure that significantly exceeds the initial forecast. • The company’s revenue in the first half reached all-time highs, with 81% growth YoY, supported by solid new projects.   Abu Dhabi, UAE 28th July 2023: Emirates Stallions Group (ADX: ESG), the Global investment, engineering, and construction ......read more

Nestlé Reports Half-Year Results for 2023…

• Organic growth reached 8.7%, with pricing of 9.5% and real internal growth (RIG) of - 0.8%. Growth was broad-based across geographies and categories.  Total reported sales increased by 1.6% to CHF 46.3 billion (6M-2022: CHF 45.6 billion). Foreign exchange decreased sales by 6.7%. Net acquisitions had a negative impact of 0.4%.  The underlying trading operating profit ......read more

Mashreq Delivers Strong Performance with 150% Surge in Net Profit to AED 3.5 Bn for 1H 2023…

Dubai, UAE; 26th July 2023: Mashreq announces the financial results for 1H 2023 displaying a strong performance and providing excellent shareholder value with an annualised return on equity of over 30%. Further details are outlined below.   1. Robust Growth in Operating Income & Net Profit • Operating profit at AED 3.7 billion represents an 88% increase compared to 1H 2022 ......read more

National Bank of Fujairah Posted a Strong Set of Results in the First Half of 2023…

 Net profit jumped 120.7% to reach AED 332.1 million for the half year and rose 18.5% quarter-on-quarter on the back of underlying business momentum 26 July 2023: National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) is pleased to announce its results today for the six month period ended 30 June 2023.   Highlights:     NBF recorded year-on-year growth of 120.7% to ......read more

Juma Al Majid Est. Marks Exceptional Growth of 37% in H1 2023 Across Hyundai, Genesis in UAE…

UAE, 26 July 2023: Juma Al Majid Est., the exclusive distributor of Hyundai and Genesis in the UAE, powers into the spotlight with an unprecedented surge of 37% growth in the first half of 2023. The UAE market has witnessed sustained innovation from Hyundai and Genesis, as their cutting-edge technology and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction continue to captivate attention. This ......read more

Al Seer Marine Reports AED 564m Revenue in H1 2023, Demonstrating Strong Growth…

• The company’s revenue showed 18.9% YoY growth, driven by effective operation of seven vessels sailing since 2022 • ASM continued to diversify its portfolio with a significant investment in ADNOC Logistics and Services • Operating income increased by 134.7% YoY to reach AED 53m in H1 2023     Abu Dhabi, UAE 24th July 2023: Al Seer Marine (ADX: ASM), ......read more

Alpha Dhabi and Limak Group Sign MoU to Drive Sustainable Development in UAE and Turkey…

 Alpha Dhabi's MoU with Limak Group presents an opportunity to broaden its investment portfolio in Turkey.   The opportunities include construction and rehabilitation of areas impacted by the earthquake in Turkey.   Abu Dhabi, UAE; 20 July 2023: Alpha Dhabi Holding (ADX: ALPHADHABI), one of the fastest-growing investment holding companies in the United Arab ......read more

C&D Partners with Conares to Facilitate Distribution of Chinese Steel in GCC…

DUBAI – July 19, 2023: Conares, the second-largest private steel manufacturer in the UAE, has officially announced a partnership with C&D, a Fortune Global 500 company focused on supply chain operation services and real estate development based in the city of Xiamen, China. This groundbreaking collaboration will empower the Chinese corporation to distribute high-quality steel from China ......read more

NBQ – Q2 2023 Results – Net Profit Surges 54% Reaching AED 255 Million…

United Arab Emirates, Umm Al Quwain, 18 July, 2023:  National Bank of Umm Al Quwain reported a net profit of AED 255 million in Q2 of 2023, reflecting a 54% increase compared to AED 165 million in Q2 of 2022. Cost-to-income ratio is 20.58%, reflecting a 880 basis point year-on-year improvement, indicating the bank's operational efficiencies and disciplined cost management. Bank's ......read more

Crayon Data to Benchmark Personalized Experiences Empowered by Generative AI Models…

Crayon Data’s R&D turns to Generative AI to enhance personalized experiences for enterprises   Dubai; July 17, 2023 – Crayon Data, a leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data company headquartered in Singapore with a presence in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, is working on bespoke Generative AI solutions for large enterprises.    Over 11 ......read more

Yahsat Reaffirms Position as UAE's Leading Satellite Tech Provider with Award from the Country's ...…

Khalid Al Kaf, Yahsat’s Chief Operations Officer, accepted the TDRA Partner Recognition Award for the company’s role in developing an advanced satellite communications infrastructure in the UAE  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 July 2023: The UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (ADX trading symbol: YAHSAT), has been honoured for ......read more

American Express Teams Up with Jazeera Airways to Expand its Network…

American Express’ latest partnership sees Jazeera Airways accept American Express payments American Express is pleased to announce that Kuwait’s leading low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways, now accepts American Express card payments. American Express Cardmembers now have greater payment choice and are able to use their American Express Cards with Jazeera, which operates a robust ......read more

IDB Backs IRENA's ETAF with Potential Investment of up to USD 100 Million…

Through this partnership, the climate financing platform ETAF boosts its ongoing support for public sector renewable projects in Latin America and the Caribbean 12 July 2023 - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today signed an agreement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to join the Energy Transition Accelerator Financing (ETAF) platform, a global initiative that ......read more

Diversifying Critical Material Supply Chains Minimises Geopolitical Risks…

New report on the geopolitics of critical materials sees significant concentration in supply chains and calls for collaborative strategies to sustain the energy transition Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 12 July 2023 - The energy transition requires a dramatic increase in the supply of critical materials, yet their supplies chains remain vulnerable to a range of geopolitical ......read more

Sovereign Investors Reshape Portfolios after Year of Negative Returns…

• Sovereign wealth funds experience their first year of negative returns since the survey started in 2013 after a sharp correction in listed asset prices • Middle Eastern SWFs and central banks drive green investment surge amidst widespread adoption of ESG policies • Middle Eastern SWFs are looking to increase their allocation towards fixed income assets over the next 12 ......read more

UAE Gears Up for UN High-Level Political Forum with Preparatory Meeting to Chart Sustainable ...…

Representatives from the National Committee for Sustainable Development Goals and the COP28 team prepare for the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York later this month that will draw the participation of over 1000 delegates from all around the world  Dubai, UAE: 08 July, 2023 – His Excellency Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for ......read more

Intersect by Lexus – Dubai Bids a Fond Farewell after Eight Successful Years…

Unique social venue brining Japanese-fusion fine dining and the Lexus Omotenashi experience to the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre closes its doors on July 31st Dubai, UAE - July 7th, 2023: Following eight successful years, INTERSECT BY LEXUS – DUBAI will close its doors on July 31st, 2023. Since opening in December 2015, INTERSECT BY LEXUS has been a staple in Dubai ......read more

UAE Banks Federation Hosts Seminar on Future of Open Banking and Finance…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 07 July 2023:  UAE Banks Federation (UBF), the sole representative and unified voice of UAE banks, organised a virtual seminar on the prospects of open banking and finance on the 22nd of June, 2023. Several experts from the financial technology and banking sectors and senior executives of member banks of the federation attended the seminar. The seminar ......read more

Demand Intelligence Tools to Ignite Growth in UAE Food Retail Sector, says CENSA CEO…

Dubai, UAE – July 06, 2023 - CENSA, a WayCool Foods enterprise, emphasizes the pivotal role of demand intelligence tools in driving growth and success in the UAE's food retail sector.  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) food retail industry is poised for remarkable growth, presenting immense opportunities for retailers. Valued at approximately $100 billion, this sector is ......read more

Lifenity Group unveils Integrated Clinical Pathology & Genomic Laboratory in Dubai…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 06, 2023: Lifenity Group, has announced the launch of the integrated clinical pathology & genomic laboratory in the Middle East. This state-of-the-art laboratory located in Dubai will be dedicated to studying the profound impact that genome variations have on susceptibility to diseases, as well as the development and progression of diseases.  The ......read more

Continental Investments LMD and Finance House Solidify Partnership with Credit Facilities ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 05 July 2023:  A remarkable business collaboration is set to intensify between two leading entities, Continental Investments, a prominent branch of Egypt’s top-tier real estate developer, LMD Sabbour Group and Finance House, the UAE's premier corporate financial services provider. Building on a successful alliance established in 2017, the partnership’s ......read more

Nothing Closes $96M Financing Round to Scale Product and Technology Portfolio…

Led by Highland Europe, this round brings Nothing's total funding to $250M – just as company crosses 1.5M products sold  Dubai, July 3, 2023 – Nothing, the London-based consumer technology brand, announces a $96M fundraising round led by Highland Europe, with participation from existing investors GV (Google Ventures), EQT Ventures and C Capital, alongside house music ......read more

UBF, the Strategic Partner of IDC Conference, says Digital Shift is Consolidating UAE's Banking ...…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 03 July 2023:  UAE Banks Federation (UBF), the sole representative and unified voice of UAE banks, has reiterated its commitment to accelerating digital transformation and capitalising on modern technologies to provide easy-to-use banking services in a safe environment. This is in line with the directives of Central Bank of the UAE, which has adopted a ......read more

Emirates Float Glass Becomes First ICV Certified Float Glass Manufacturer in the UAE…

The certification was awarded on the basis of commendable success in the areas of localisation, human capital development, supplier development and technology transfer  Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 26, 2023 - Emirates Float Glass (EFG), a renowned global leader in the float glass industry and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, has become the first float glass manufacturer to be ICV ......read more

CCI France UAE Unites its Business Community to Address ESG and Sustainability Subjects on the Road ...…

• A two-day event tackling energy, green finance, sustainability and the three pillars of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance).  • Held under the patronage of H.E. Nicolas Niemtchinow, Ambassador of France to the UAE  • The event aimed at demonstrating the support of France to the UAE, on the way to COP28 and at strengthening the business links between both ......read more

Procter & Gamble's Campaign Sets a Guinness World Record, Encourages Sustainability Habits Among ...…

‘The Tree of Hope’ campaign asked consumers to make pledges to lower their environmental impact with more than 1800 promising to change – a Guinness World Record Dubai, June 22, 2023 – In an initiative launched in early June, Procter & Gamble (P&G), in partnership with a key retail partner launched the ‘The Tree of Hope’ campaign, aimed at ......read more

Forescout's Vedere Labs Discloses New Vulnerabilities, Insights on OT Security Design and Patching…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 June 2023:  For its final OT:ICEFALL report, Forescout’s Vedere Labs presents three new vulnerabilities and concludes the project after one year of research following the original disclosure. The OT:ICEFALL research, including 61 vulnerabilities affecting 13 vendors, has yielded three key insights into the current state of OT product ......read more

OPEC Fund Partners with IRENA to Accelerate Energy Transition Financing…

June 19, 2023: The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) today signed an agreement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to join the Energy Transition Accelerator Financing (ETAF) platform, a global initiative that seeks to mobilize funds for renewable energy investments. The OPEC Fund plans to support the platform with up to USD 250 million financing until 2030 ......read more

Sanad, GE Aerospace, and Safran Aircraft Engines Sign a Landmark Agreement…

• New 11-year shop visit offload agreement expands Sanad Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) capacities for LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines manufactured by CFM International* • Safran Aircraft Engines joins Sanad as a new long-term partner, further solidifying Sanad’s position as a partner of choice of all major commercial engine Original Equipment manufacturers (OEM) • ......read more

Spotnik Launches Smart City Studio Pro: Revolutionizing City Planning, Development, and Management…

Dubai – June 20, 2023: Spotnik Technologies, a Nikai Group company in the UAE, has created an enterprise-grade business support solution that is the latest advancement in productivity and efficiency solutions for smart cities and digital twins. The software toolkit allows users to play with data models, geospatial localizations, and 3D environmental features which will help businesses and ......read more

Finance House Signs MoU with Emirates Entrepreneurship Association to Empower UAE's mSMEs…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19th June 2023: Finance House LLC (FH), a leading United Arab Emirates lender, and the Emirates Entrepreneurship Association (EEA) have joined forces through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive the growth and development of Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (mSMEs) throughout the UAE. The signing ceremony took place in Abu Dhabi, where Mohamed Abdulla Jumaa Alqubaisi, ......read more

EDGE Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Collaborate with VivoPower…

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 13 June, 2023 – EDGE Group entity, AL TAIF, the UAE’s leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for military equipment, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tembo ELV BV (Tembo), a subsidiary of VivoPower International PLC (VivoPower), to jointly collaborate and identify a framework of business opportunities ......read more

UAE Announced as First Arab Nation to host World Association of Nuclear Operators Global Biennial ...…

 - Three-day conference set to be held in Abu Dhabi, attracting 120 delegates from over 30 countries - H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, ENEC Managing Director & CEO, appointed President of World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) in October 2022 - UAE first new nuclear nation in 27 years: ENEC committed to the WANO mission of maximizing safety and reliability - Emirates Nuclear ......read more

The Increasing Figures in the Lithuanian Trade Statistics with the United Arab Emirates…

Abu Dhabi, June 11, 2023: According to Mrs. Šarūnė Šablevičienė, Agricultural and Commercial Attaché at the Embassy of The Republic of Lithuania to the United Arab Emirates from January to March 2023, the exports of food and agricultural products to the UAE from Lithuania grew by 180%. From January to March 2023, the main exports to the UAE were concentrated ......read more

Hamriya Free Zone Inks Agreement with Infinite Mining & Energy; New Multifunctional Oil Refinery in ...…

• Infinite Mining & Energy to Lease a 200,000 sqft  plot of land to establish an oil refinery with annual refining capability of up to 3.6 million barrels • Al Mazrouei: HFZA sets benchmark with strong ROI, serving as an ideal hub for essential projects and significant contributor to national economy • Merchant: New investment plan aligns with the expansion strategy ......read more

Mubadala and SailGP make Waves Together, Embarking on an Exciting New Partnership…

Trailblazing businesses join forces to create a more sustainable future through the platform of this exhilarating high-tech sport, while acknowledging the rich maritime heritage of Mubadala’s home in the United Arab Emirates  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - June 8, 2023 - SailGP, the world’s most exciting race on water, has announced a new partnership with Mubadala Investment Company, ......read more

Hotpack Global ties-up with Spinneys to Pioneer Sustainable Retail Packaging Solutions in UAE…

Hotpack Global has launched 100 per cent post-consumer recycled (PCR) shopping bags for Spinneys retail outlets across the UAE, making it the first retailer to embrace this initiative DUBAI – June 06, 2023: Hotpack Global, the UAE-based global leader in sustainable packaging products, has announced the launch of post-consumer recycled (PCR) shopping bags for Spinneys, marking a ......read more

INSEAD Hosts the Inaugural Annual Meeting of the Global XR Management Community…

Supported by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education (ADEK), the event convened 42 academics and scholars from 24 international institutions to drive transformation in immersive teaching and research.    Fontainebleau (France), Singapore, Abu Dhabi, San Francisco, 5 June 2023 —    INSEAD, the business school for the world, hosted the 1st Annual Meeting of the Global XR ......read more

DAFZ-WAY Logistic Transactions Grow by 197% in 2022…

- In collaboration with Dubai Customs, DAFZ-WAY offers a seamless, fully automated experience for goods entering and exiting the freezone’s gates  - Highlights the free zone’s proactivity in providing a seamless digital experience to its customers and consolidates the free zone’s leading position in the digital world   Dubai, UAE – 04 June 2023: Dubai ......read more

Dubai Industrial City Confirms almost AED 1 billion in Investments at Make it in the Emirates Forum…

• Universal Rubber Belt Manufacturing and Stars Plastics Industries confirm investments • Investments align with Operation 300bn and Dubai Economic Agenda ‘D33’, echoing global investor confidence in the UAE’s industrial sector   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 June 2023: During its participation at the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology’s (MoIAT) Make ......read more

ADNOC, John Cockerill Hydrogen, and Strata Manufacturing to Boost UAE's Hydrogen Economy…

Agreement supported by Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology brings the production of electrolysers to the UAE for the first time, strengthening decarbonization and domestic manufacturing   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - June 1, 2023 – The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) announced today at the “Make it in the Emirates” Forum in Abu Dhabi ......read more

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