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Harris Pye UAE strengthens its footprint in Egypt

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

Gold reigns as global bond yield collapse continues

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

Saxo Bank completes acquisition of BinckBank

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

Ajman Free Zone signs MoU with Dubai Insurance Company

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

UK: The power of credit impulse at work

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

Evonik sticks to full-year outlook despite cooling economy

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

FireEye Identifies Prolific Chinese Cyber Threat Group

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

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

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

New Mimecast Report Reveals Analysis of 67 Billion Rejected Emails

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

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

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

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

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

Eyes of the World on Expo 2020 Dubai

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

Oman Insurance Retains Its Positive Business Momentum

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

Schneider Electric is Founding Member of ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance

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

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

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

GIAS 2020 to feature investment opportunities for participating countries

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

Empower enhances the professional performance of its employees

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

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

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

Trade Bank of Iraq Continues Strong Annual Growth and Records Impressive Financial Results

The bank is upgrading its license in Abu Dhabi to an asset management company from a representative office TBI ranked first in the BIS Capital Ratio (Global) by The Banker Annual audit of TBI’s performance, complied by Ernst and Young, show a 20% increase in net operating income and a 30 % increase in funds held in customer accounts Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 August 2019:   Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) achieved another consecutive year of expansion and growth with an increase in revenues and major growth recorded in key financial areas, according to an audit of the institution’s annual operations by Ernst and Young. Financial statements for the year ending 31st December 2018 reveal strong results for TBI as a result of year-on improvements across important sectors including net operating income, ......read more

Union Coop Distribute 1000 gifts packs to Hajj pilgrims

Union Coop – The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE distributed 1000 gift packs consisting of travel essentials to people performing the Hajj pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:   Retail Pioneer ‘Union Coop’ distributed 1000 gift packs to people performing the Hajj pilgrimage, at Dubai International Airport, Terminal – 3 for the fourth consecutive year. This initiative comes as a service to the community and contributes to the promotion of good values among its members and the promotion of cohesion and interdependence while instilling positive customs and traditions. Explaining Union Coop’s commitment towards such initiatives every year, Ms. Huda Salem Saif, Communication and Social Service Section ......read more

ENBD REIT announces Q1 NAV of USD 255 million; active leasing strategy protects occupancy

Ex-dividend NAV at USD 255 million or USD 1.02 per share Cum-dividend NAV of USD 260 million or USD 1.04 per share prior to final dividend of USD 5.4 million approved by shareholders on 24th June 2019 and subsequently paid on 15th July 2019  Active leasing strategy boosts Burj Daman occupancy to 77%, Binghatti Terraces to 89% Blended occupancy steady at 82%, down by just 4% despite loss of significant tenant    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1st August 2019: ENBD REIT (CEIC) PLC (“ENBD REIT”), the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited, has announced its Net Asset Value for its first quarter ended 30th June 2019. ENBD REIT’s NAV stood at USD 255 million ex-dividend (USD 1.02 per share) at the close of the quarter, which ......read more

Silah Gulf is Official Customer Experience Partner of the Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum

August 01, 2019:   Bahrain, Riyadh- Silah Gulf a leading, multi award winning Customer Experience solutions provider becomes the official customer experience partner of the  Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum to be held in Riyadh, KSA from 11-13th of November, later this year.   Billed as the largest R&D event in the region focused on the disruptive technologies of what has been labelled the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum will welcome over 50 government officials and senior-level executives, more than 50 speakers, leading 12 panel discussions with the participation of 500 attendees, 60 exhibitors, 12 Certified Technical Workshops, 30 Proof of Concepts & Live Demo Sessions, and a dedicated focus day for IIOT. Furthermore, 10 Pioneers in innovation will be celebrated ......read more

New Business Ventures on the Rise in UAE as Economic Initiatives Pay Off

U.A.E – 1st August 2019 - A range of initiatives such as new visa regulations has led to a major spike in entrepreneurs deciding to set up businesses in the UAE. Flying Colour, a company which opens both free zone and onshore businesses, say the growth covers a range of sectors such as hospitality, IT and retail and that it covers the whole of the country.   In the first half of 2019, enquiries to start-up a new business are up by around 20% and show no signs of stopping.   Flying Colour CEO, Meet Joshi, said: “The introduction of new licensing and visa regulations have really eased the process of starting a new business. The UAE is vibrant, but it is also solid and has a proven track record, which is why so many people are attracted to open a business in the country.   “Flying Colour has a ......read more

Dubai Investments reports 17% increase in second quarter profits

Dubai, Aug 1st, 2019: Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, reported profit of AED 151 million for the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 17% when compared to the same period last year.  Profit for the first six months of the year was AED 353 million as compared to AED 491 million in the previous year. These included gains on M&A transactions of AED 64 million and AED 333 million for the respective periods. Profits for H1 2019 without considering these exceptional items has increased by AED 131 million when compared to the previous period.  Company’s total assets grew by AED 1.09 billion during H1 2019 and reached AED 20.65 billion as on 30th June 2019. The annualized return on equity for the period was 5.9%. In his comments, ......read more

UAB reports Net Profit of AED36m for H1 2019

Financial Results    H1 2019 Highlights  Interest income increased by 6% compared to prior year Operating Expenses decreased by 6% vs. H1 2018 Provisions for Credit Losses decreased by 5% vs. H1 2019 Capital Adequacy at 16.5%  CET1 ratio at 15.4% Coverage ratio increased to 93.6% compared to 91.5% in December 2018 Sharjah, UAE, 31 July 2019 - United Arab Bank P.J.S.C ("UAB" or “the Bank”) announces its Financial Results for the six months ended 30th June 2019.   UAB reported a Net Profit of AED36m in H1 2019 as the Bank continues its prudent approach to recognize provisions and increase its coverage. The Bank has reported an increase in interest income of 6% and a reduction of 6% in Operating Expenses which provides further evidence that the Bank is well ......read more

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Corum: Back to basics!…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30, July  2019:   Corum considers creativity and daring to be its driving force, with its DNA shaped through the history, product launches and partnerships of the brand. Today, this core identity has become the focus of the watchmaking pioneer. For Corum, going back to basics is a way of moulding and shaping its future, all while staying true to ......read more

“Balance for Better” Book … An Inspiring Journey with Women Leaders Towards Gender Equality…

Dubai, 30th July 2019:  Under the title “Balance for Better”, this outstanding book, has showcased realistic leadership experiences for 19 businesswomen in Dubai, who spoke about their professional experiences and the gender equality efforts within the business environment.  The book which was recently issued by the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) collaboratively with ......read more

Lenovo Jumps 28 Spots on 2019 ‘FORTUNE Global 500' List…

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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Pjsc Reports First Half 2019 Pro-forma Net Profit of Aed 2.782 Billion…

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Pakistan's US$ 500 Million Syndicated Financing Attracts 40% Oversubscription…

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3D Printed Robot Can Help Save Human Lives…

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Eshraq Investments achieves AED 4 mn net profit for H1 2019, awards construction contract for ...…

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Ajman Free Zone Visits Indonesian Consulate to Explore Investment Opportunities…

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Mohamed bin Zayed and Xi Jinping Witness Signing of ADNOC and CNOOC Strategic Framework Agreement…

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UAE climbs three spots in KPMG's Growth Promise Indicators report, demonstrating potential on the ...…

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HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer launches Smart Response Service for technical notifications…

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Empower award contracts worth more than AED 100 million for network extension at Dubai Production ...…

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The IKEA New Store In Dubai South Will Be Bigger, and Feature Digital And Sustainable Innovations ...…

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Tashkeel announces open call for affordable design range Tanween…

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Management Change at Grohe AG…

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