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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 and H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, the Governor, and Board members; Their Excellencies Younis Haji Al Khoori, Khaled Mohammed Salem Balama, Khalid Ahmad Al Tayer and Ali Mohammed Al Madawi Al Remeithi, as well as by Their Excellencies Mohamad Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Deputy Governor, Saif Hadef Al Shamsi, Assistant Governor and a group of senior Central Bank staff.    H.E Chairman of the Board opened the meeting by thanking the ......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 Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al Habtoor, founder and owner of Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises.   A spokesperson for Al Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is ......read more

Statement for “Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Declaration”:

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019: We are [/ the Central Bank is] committed to supporting the UAE’s Green Agenda 2015 – 2030 and the National Climate Change Plan 2017 – 2050 as well as helping the UAE to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the climate change objectives of the Paris Climate accord.  To do this we need to create a financing ecosystem in the UAE that is geared towards not only improving economic efficiency and prosperity but also contributes to the protection of our ecological systems; this in turn will enhance social well-being and create lasting benefit for the people of the UAE (and the world).  Making sustainable financing a reality will require government and the private sectors to work closely together to put concrete measures in place that stimulate investment ......read more

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 senior officials and managers and a representative of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai.  Donson, won the 'Dream Home' prize worth AED 400,000, in the campaign that ran from November 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. He qualified after transferring AED 265 to his home country through Al Ansari Exchange Clock Tower branch in Sharjah. Meanwhile, Mohammed Hira Ali from Bangladesh, won 1 kilogram of gold after being ......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, Citi Middle East Head of Consumer Banking; Venkat Mahadevan, Citi Middle East Wealth Management Head; Mohammad Ali Abdulla, UAE Wealth Management, Branch Banking Sales and Distribution Head, Ganapathy, N, Market Head – Abu Dhabi and Kiani Abbas, Branch Manager & Team Leader – Abu Dhabi Branch. Located in Najda Street, Abu Dhabi, the Citigold Lounge covers close to 2,700 square feet and is equipped with private meeting rooms, ......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 took the unusual step of training all staff in the technology so every team could spot opportunities where AI could benefit the business and its customers. Alawwal bank staff will use an online course specially designed by Reaktor for people without a professional digital background, along with workshops exploring how AI could make a difference at the bank.  Commenting on the initiative, Soren Nikolajsen, Managing Director, Alawwal 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 markets take at the beginning of a new calendar year can end up being the wrong one. To avoid a turnaround, the market will be closely watching the current trade negotiations and whether China, the US and Europe manage to steer away from a looming economic slowdown.  Back to the current market, it has been the combination of renewed trade optimism, the US Federal Open Market Committee signalling its willingness to hold back on further ......read more

The Commemorative Silver Coin

Dubai, UAE, January 08, 2019:  Central Bank of the UAE announced that it will be issuing a commemorative silver coin and a commemorative one Dirham coin, on the occasion of hosting the Asian Cup - UAE 2019, with effect from Wednesday 09/01/2019.   First: The Commemorative Silver Coin:-   Following are the general specifications of the commemorative silver coin:-     1. Diameter  : 40 mm. 2. Weight     : 40 gms. 3. Alloy        : 92.5% Silver.                        7.5% Copper.   4. Issue Size  : 1,000 Coin.   Face:-   The obverse face of the Coin depicts the logo of this occasion.   Back:-   The back depicts the ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  After 25 years of professional service in the region, Morison Menon has made a strategic alignment with the 12th top global accounting network Kreston International. Announcing this progression to Kreston Menon in a press conference, Raju Menon, Chairman and Managing Partner, Kreston Menon said that with this strategic movement, the organization is all set to enhance their service range. “ At Morison Menon we have been providing professional assurance, consulting and business advisory services in the UAE and across the region for the last 25 years. Our commitment and the cherished values have enabled us to successfully expand our footprint in the UAE with 9 offices and over 300 people. We felt an inherent need to associate with one of the top global accounting network and the result is ......read more

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 have a total built-up area of 96,400 square meters, offering a 19-level office tower and 19-level hotel and apartment tower as well as a shopping mall and retail area with parking for over 670 vehicles. Dubai Investments MD and CEO Khalid Bin Kalban recently toured the site with the Board of Directors, and received a status update on the project.    The hotel tower is now 18 floors high, with just two slabs left to cast and complete ......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 2018:   Visa (NYSE:V), the world leader in digital payments, renewed its sponsorship of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) for the twenty-fourth consecutive year. This year again, Visa brings many exciting deals for its domestic and international cardholders to help them find their escape during DSF 2019.    This DSF, Visa cardholders can benefit from attractive deals and promotions across some of UAE’s well-known ......read more

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

Dubai, December 27, 2018:   A delegation of 16 senior Chinese business executives attended a workshop entitled “UAE Investment Landscape” to explore investment potential in the UAE recently. The group included CEOs, CFOs, Vice Presidents and Senior Managers from the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), China’s largest international contractor listed among the world’s top 225 international contractors. The state-owned mega-enterprise administered by the Central Government of China operates actively in domestic and international markets with construction and real estate as its core business.  The workshop was facilitated by Canadian University Dubai (CUD) in collaboration with Oriental Wise Educational Consulting FZ-LLC and delivered by the Faculty of Management consisted of ......read more

Sharjah Chamber organizes a workshop on the Balanced Scorecard system

Sharjah - 25 December 2018:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has organized a workshop entitled "Strategic Planning and the Balanced Scorecard for Leaders and Decision-makers," which reviewed the chamber’s new strategic goals, the Balanced Scorecard system, and the initiatives and activities that are related to the chamber’s operational plans for the year 2019. The workshop, which was held Today (Tuesday) at the chamber’s headquarters, was attended by HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI; and the heads of the departments at the SCCI, as well as a large number of employees at the chamber. HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI, stated that the chamber is keen to achieve a beneficial partnership between its leadership and all of its ......read more

TBI Participates in Conference Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce to Discuss Investment Opportunities in Iraq

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 and accelerate the delivery of high-quality services throughout the country.   During his address to the delegation, Faisal Al Haimus, Chairman & President of Trade Bank of Iraq, highlighted the significant role TBI plays in assisting the ongoing reconstruction of Iraq as the bank continues to define its reputation as a competent institution with access to global financial networks.   Mr. Faisal said: “Trade Bank of Iraq ......read more

Noor Takaful reports double-digit percentage profit growth in 2018

Celebrates 10 years of growing customer base as Takaful insurance gains ground in the country Closed the year with eight awards for ethical product excellency and customized services Dubai, UAE; December 23, 2018:   Noor Takaful - amongst the first Takaful insurance companies to be established in the UAE - has reported significant double-digit percentage profit growth for 2018 even as early next year it crosses a significant milestone of celebrating 10 years of increasing customer base. With close to 300,000 members, Noor Takaful, a sister company of Noor Bank, provides ethical, Sharia'a compliant, innovative, unique and comprehensive Takaful (Islamic insurance) products aggregating close to AED550 million in business this year.   The company also reported an increase in premium value of 5 percent ......read more

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 today. The Repo Rate applicable to borrowing short-term liquidity from CBUAE against Certificates of Deposits has also been increased by 25 basis points. Certificates of Deposit, which CBUAE issues to banks operating in the country, are the monetary policy instrument through which changes in interest rates are transmitted to the UAE banking system.

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Marafiq Powers the Growth of Saudi Arabia's Largest Industrial Cities and Initiatives with Utilities Digitization

Marafiq, a utility business in Saudi Arabia, is embarking on a journey to enhance its intelligent, digital-utility enterprise using SAP SAP’s intelligent enterprise enables customer centricity, growth agility, holistic visibility, and differentiate innovation to digitize utility businesses in the Kingdom  December 17, 2018:  As the Saudi Arabian utility sector undergoes digital transformation to optimize its operations, modernize its infrastructure, and reshape offerings, all aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Arabian utilities provider, Marafiq, has embarked on enhancing its digital intelligence with SAP.   Marafiq provides power and utility infrastructure to industrial cities within Saudi Arabia, which hosts some of the world’s largest hydrocarbon conglomerates in Yanbu and Jubail. Digital ......read more

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 work, take calculated risk and look for a differentiated offering to traditional portfolios. Strong performance was also recorded over the third quarter for the range of Managed Trading Strategies, which experienced a 36% increase in AUM.  The two managed equity portfolios of global stocks, which utilise the strategies and research from world leading experts at Morningstar and most recently, Nasdaq, target strong growth over the medium ......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 be presented at the bank's AGM scheduled for the 29th December 2018 for approval.    In the meantime, the CBUAE will support Invest Bank with all the available liquidity facilities, which remain at Invest Bank’s disposal; if, and when, needed.   

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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 Proof-of-Concept (PoC) for experimenting with Blockchain technology to facilitate cross-border payments between the two countries.  The PoC is still at an early stage and will help CBUAE gain a deeper understanding of the feasibility of distributed ledger technology in this field and explore the potential opportunities and benefits of a digital currency. CBUAE and SAMA have selected a tech company to support the implementation of this PoC, which ......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 accomplishments, including the ascent of the highest peaks on each of the seven continents during the event, which was co-hosted by James Michael Lafferty, CEO of FHH. FHH is hosting a series of ‘No Barriers’ events in December for Erik’s visit to the Middle East as part of its drive to motivate and empower employees and partners to reach their full potential. As an American adventurer, activist, athlete, author 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, a renowned money transfer, foreign currency exchange and payment solutions brand in the Sultanate of Oman, today announced the launch of its new money transfer mobile app and website as part of its digital offerings. The new online service offers customers a secure, swift and hassle-free way to send money anywhere anytime from Oman, at preferential exchange rates.    With the introduction of this latest service, Oman UAE Exchange ......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 taken to improve the arrangements for Renminbi clearing in the UAE.   This workshop is taking place almost a year and half after the official launch of the Renminbi Clearing Centre in the UAE (Dubai) on May 10, 2017. The Centre represents a major part of the efforts to foster further economic ties between China and the UAE. The importance of Renminbi Clearing has become increasingly important as the UAE and Chinese Government’s ......read more

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

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 customers.  Furthermore, for any new customers, banks shall issue a cheque book containing a maximum of 10 individual cheques to their customers. After a period of six months and providing no cheques are returned (unpaid), further cheque books may be issued to customers, as per the approved procedures. Banks should advise their customers that returned cheques due to insufficient funds on the account will be recorded with the AECB and will ......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 2018, we can see major shifts that will impact Saudi Arabia’s future.  One of the major business reforms this year was the introduction of VAT. We also saw other GCC countries undergo the shift with Saudi Arabia. The tax was set at a standard rate of five percent however, there were some exemptions. The exemptions are basic necessities and medical, cultural and educational products, financial and insurance services. The tax helped ......read more

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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

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

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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 ...…

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DIB Crowned World's Strongest Islamic Retail Bank 2018…

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

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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

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Zoho Deepens Analytics and AI in Customer Experience Platform…

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Egypt tech startups get vote of confidence from Wamda Capital's investments in Aqarmap & Crowd ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018:  Wamda Capital’s recent investments in two Egyptian tech startups – Aqarmap and Crowd Analyzer – is a vote of confidence for other entrepreneurs in the country and investors abroad. With Egyptian startups securing bigger and later stage investment rounds in 2018, the venture capitalist firm says the pipeline potential in the MENA ......read more

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Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2018:  RAPP, A global agency specializing in data fueled creativity and part of the Omnicom network, continues to grow by welcoming Joanna Witsch to the Middle East and Africa team. Joanna will be leading the customer relationship management and loyalty team at the agency and will oversee CRM relations for the MENA region. Having started her career over 10 years ......read more

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