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Japan's Leading Industrial Company Asahi Yuzikai Launches Middle East Operations at Dafza

Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2018: Asahi Yukizai Corporation – Japan’s leading company in industrial resins and plastic valves –  successfully held the opening ceremony for its Middle East operations at Dubai Airport Freezone – DAFZA. The new office will play a key role in expanding the company’s business across the Middle East and North Africa region. The opening ceremony was hosted by Mr.Nasser Al Madani, Assistant Director General at Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), Mr.Akima Umezawa Ph.D, Consul-General of Japan in Dubai, and Kazuya Nakano, President of Asahi Yukizai Corporation.   The event was attended by honored industry representatives, senior ranking officers from DAFZA and Dubai Economy Foreign Investment (FDI), as well as Japanese and local guests. “Today marks ......read more

Malaysia Eyes Dubai to Explore Markets in the MENA Region

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 19 September 2018: The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA), which aims to promote entrepreneurship through franchising, has chosen Dubai – a global business and financial destination and the 3rd edition of ‘The Global Franchise Market Exhibition’, to explore the emerging and lucrative markets in the Middle East North Africa region, connect with local, regional and international franchisors and brand owners and expand their businesses within the region.  This year, TGFM, the official franchising event in Dubai, brings together leading investors, master franchisees, licensees, entrepreneurs, and leading brands in various sectors and it is expected to attract over 2,000 visitors and participants and witness the participation of over 100 leading brands from 80 countries. ......read more

UAE Residents Should be Aware of the Circumstances in which Personal Bank Accounts can be Frozen

Debt and visa changes are the most common reason for not being able to access funds short term September 2018, Dubai: According to the experts at Guardian Wealth Management, most residents are not aware of the various reasons as to why bank accounts in the U.A.E can be frozen. When people are denied access to their bank account, even if it is just for a short period of time, it can ultimately have a knock-on effect on their short-term finances including the payment of rent, school fees and savings.  The most common reason universally for a frozen bank account is when the bank feels that the transaction in the account is suspicious and may involve an illegitimate business transaction. However, specialists at Guardian Wealth Management claim that in the UAE, it is mostly as a result of visa changes or visa ......read more

Mobility MEA becomes the first approved Android zero-touch enrollment partner for the region

16th September, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Mobility MEA, a leading systems integrator, enterprise managed mobility service provider and a GEMA alliance partner, is now the first approved Android zero-touch enrollment partner for the MEA region. The company will serve to accelerate automated deployments, reducing dependency on internal IT support, simplifying setup and management of Android mobile devices; and making time-consuming device configuration a thing of the past through processes that create better user experiences. Zero-touch enrollment, which supports OEMs, carriers and companies, eliminates the need for users to configure their Android devices while ensuring corporate policies are in place. With this enrollment, companies can configure the devices they purchase and have them shipped with management and settings ......read more

The Higher Sharia Authority at the Central Bank Held A Consultation Meeting with The Members of the Internal Sharia Control Committees Prior to Its Fifth Meeting

Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  The Higher Sharia Authority (HSA) for financial and banking activities in the UAE held a Consultation meeting with the members of the internal sharia control committees (ISCC) of Islamic financial institutions operating in the UAE on 9 September 2018. Islamic Banks, commercial banks’ Islamic windows and Islamic finance companies, represented by the members of their ISCC, the head of the internal Sharia control departments and the heads of the internal Sharia audit, attended this first Consultation meeting to exchange views on various issues that concern Sharia compliance and Sharia governance.   His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Bin Abdulaziz Al Hadad, the Chairman HSA noted during this meeting that “this initiative is part of the consultative approach that HSA adopted. This ......read more

FDI flow in to Bangladesh jumps 22.52% last year to US$2.45 billion that prompts UAE businesses to invest in Bangladesh

More and more Bangladeshi entrepreneurs are opening companies in the UAE as economic relations between the two countries grow   News Highlights FDI in to Bangladesh jumped 22.52% to US$2.45 billion (Dh9 billion) in 2016-17 fiscal year Bangladesh is the world’s 32nd largest economy with US$687.14 billion Gross Domestic (GDP) based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) Bangladesh seeks investment in 100 new economic zones where UAE investors could invest and own 100 percent export-oriented industries and benefit from duty-free quota access to Europe and the United States Dubai, September 08, 2018:  An attractive investment climate and a higher return on investment has helped 22.52 percent jump in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in to Bangladesh to US$2.45 billion in 2016-17 financial year, up from US$2 ......read more

New drops mean more good news for gold investors

As the US dollar continues to hold strong in international markets, gold prices fall as investors search out safe bets elsewhere. As the week started, UAE 24-karat gold fell from Dh147.25 per gram to Dh146.75 per gram as Monday played out. You can check the live rates on business24-7.ae   Other karats are also available at bargain prices -  22K at Dh137.75, 21K gold at Dh131.50 and 18K gold at Dh112.75 per gram. You will be able to buy those kind of gold online on business24-7.ae   Vijay Valecha of Century Financial has been watching the situation carefully. “Gold prices weakened for the start of this week as rising interest rates and a strong bull market in global equities signals that there are better avenues for investment,” he said. In the UAE, Valecha expects the price of 24K to move between ......read more

Central Bank of the UAE Holds its 7th Board of Directors Meeting for 2018

Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the UAE held its 7th meeting for 2018 at 9:30am on Sunday, 2nd September 2018, at the Central Bank Head Office – Abu Dhabi, under the chairmanship of H.E. Khalifa Al Kindi, the Chairman of the Board. The meeting was attended by H.E. Khalid Juma Al Majid, Deputy Chairman of the Board and H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, the Governor, and Board members; Their Excellencies Khalid Mohammed Salem Balama, Khalid Ahmad Al Tayer and Hamad Mubarak Buamim, as well as by H.E.Saif Hadef Al Shamsi, Assistant Governor and a group of senior Central Bank staff.    The Board reviewed a memo regarding the Macro Prudential Policy stance report – Q2 2018, and instructed necessary action be taken in respect thereof.  The Board also ......read more

The Central Bank warns consumers against disclosure of their credit information

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) reminds consumers of their responsibility to protect their credit information and credit/debit cards from fraud and unauthorized use. CBUAE also directs consumers not to disclose their PIN to any persons or institution. If somehow this information is disclosed, it is the consumer’s responsibility to immediately contact their bank to freeze the card and change the PIN. CBUAE advised consumers to take caution when using their cards and ATM machines in order to avoid any leakage of information that may expose their accounts to possible fraud.      

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Central Bank of the UAE Celebrates Emirati Women's Day

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28th August 2018:  In line with H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak’s “Mother of the Nation” declaration to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day on the 28th of August each year, the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE), has organized a special event to mark the day and join the nation in celebrating the achievements of women in the UAE. To mark this occasion, H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, Governor of CBUAE announced that the Central Bank would be honoring H.H. Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, by awarding her the two most valuable commemorative coins issued by the bank, in recognition of her efforts in the advancement and empowerment of women in the UAE. H. E. greeted numerous guests of honor and CBUAE female Emirati leaders and took the opportunity to praise H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak as an ......read more

Debate about auditor scepticism must address public concerns, says ICAEW

Debate about auditor scepticism needs to be more substantial and constructive, according to ICAEW’s latest report Scepticism: The Practitioners’ Take. The report captures fresh insights from auditors, and those who train and regulate them. It highlights what auditors are doing and recognises that they have lessons to learn, but also says that it is unhelpful to use ‘lack of auditor scepticism’ as a catch-all explanation for anything that goes wrong on audits.   Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  Professional scepticism is at the heart of what auditors do. Without it, the audit has no value. The current debate about the need for auditors to exercise more scepticism is important. But the quality of the debate on scepticism has, to date, been somewhat superficial.    “Simply calling ......read more

WCU: Commodities await the greenback's fate

Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2018:  Most major commodities were headed for weekly gains as the short-term focus on growth and demand risks related to emerging markets faded. This was helped by the dollar, which was heading for a second weekly loss. Overall, commodities have had a very bumpy ride this month that at one stage saw the Bloomberg Commodity Index hit a one-year low before recovering.  With so much of the direction still depending on the direction of the dollar and US interest rates, the focus this week is firmly on the annual gathering of central bankers from around the world at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On Friday Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, made his symposium debut at a discussion about the economy and monetary policy. During the week, the minutes from the August 1 Federal Open Market Committee meeting were ......read more

LIC International expands into the UAE to tap into local insurance and investments from 2.5 million NRIs

IBMC to promote life insurance, reinsurance and Takaful products to support NRIs and corporations in the UAE Abu Dhabi, August 25, 2018:  India’s state-run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is expanding in the region with key partnerships and tie-ups as it targets to tap the growing Non-Resident Indian (NRI) market for insurance coverage and investments. The India-based company’s subsidiary in Bahrain, ‘Life Insurance Corporation ‘(International), has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UAE-based management and financial consultancy firm ‘IBMC International’ for marketing its life insurance and investment products in the UAE. The strategic tie-up will enable LIC to introduce more life insurance products such as Takaful and reinsurance products to support NRIs and ......read more

Hong Kong Trade Fairs from September to November

Strengthening bilateral trade between Hong Kong and the UAE   Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  The bilateral trade relations among Hong Kong and the UAE have long been robust. Adding to the Hong Kong’s business advantages, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises more than 30 exhibitions each year to bring together buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their business.    Mr. Abdul Aziz Nasser, Deputy Director, Middle East, HKTDC announced that nine international fairs, which cover watches and clocks, fashion, electronic products, lighting products, green products and spectacles, will be held in Hong Kong from September to November. These fairs will serve as ideal platforms for traders and suppliers from the UAE to expand their businesses into new markets. The fairs are as ......read more

WIBC announces landmark 25th edition in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain

Under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) announces landmark 25th edition in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain  Over 1200 global industry powerhouses, policy makers, innovators and stakeholders will converge for the three-day long forum. Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Held under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the strategic partnership of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) will take place on November 26th, 27th & 28th in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Middle East Global Advisors (MEGA), a leading financial intelligence platform facilitating the development of knowledge-based ......read more

WCU: Commodities struggle to navigate sanctions and tariffs

By Ole Hansen , Head of Commodity Strategy / Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, August 12, 2018:  August is normally a quiet month for markets, but this year it has so far been anything but. The markets have been rattled by a continued escalation of the trade war rhetoric between the US and China, with investors concerned this increases the future risk to global growth and demand.  We see raised geopolitical tensions after the US slapped additional sanctions against Russia and Turkey while resuming sanctions against Iran. The latter could potentially result in a looming supply crunch for crude oil, which could divert the current focus away from the price-negative impact of the trade war.  The latest trouble to hit the markets has been a simmering financial crisis in Turkey which blew up this past week when the Turkish lira at ......read more

MEFMA reaffirms commitment to promote entrepreneurship & innovation across local thriving FM industry

Association successfully organizes workshop on ‘Entrepreneurship in Facilities Management’  Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders, and owner associations, reaffirmed its commitment to nurture and guide entrepreneurs as well as promote innovation in the regional FM industry through proper skills development and effective knowledge sharing.  MEFMA made the statement during the conclusion of a workshop it recently organized entitled, ‘Entrepreneurship in Facilities Management,’ which was held recently at the Al Mugairen Hall, Riyadh Chamber in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The event was attended by ......read more

Promoth Manghat wins first ever NRI Professional of the Year Award instituted by Dhanam

Dubai, UAE, August 01, 2018:  Promoth Manghat, Chief Executive Officer of UAE Exchange Group, has won the first ever Dhanam NRI Professional of the Year Award. The award was presented by the Minister for Industries- Kerala, A C Moideen at a function held at the Le Meridien Convention Centre in Kochi on the 26 of July in the presence of many business and political luminaries. Promoth is an Executive Director of Finablr, a holding company in the UK, which brings together category-leading global financial services brands under one network. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of UAE Exchange Group, a Finablr network brand that is a leading global provider of diversified and innovative financial solutions in money transfer, foreign exchange and payments. According to the eminent jury which selected the winners, Promoth ......read more

Barclays: Global Economy likely to continue rewarding Stock Tilted Investment Portfolios

Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2018:  Barclays announced today the findings of its Q3 2018 Compass Report, which outlines the Private Bank’s tactical recommendations on portfolio asset allocations for investors around the world. The report’s key takeaways note that the global economy is likely to continue to reward investment portfolios titled toward stocks. Barclays’ investment experts see stocks more likely to outperform the bond market, which is expected to face both greater inflation as well as increasingly resolute central bankers.  Commenting on the Q3 tactical investment recommendations, Bjorn Holderbeke, Head of Investment Advisory, Middle East and North Africa, said: “Our team of experts believe that the acceleration phase of global economic expansion seems to be passing, according to the latest ......read more

Arab Bank Group reports profits of $436 million for first half of 2018

Dubai, UAE, July 28, 2018:  Arab Bank Group reported net income after tax for the six months period ended 30 June 2018 of $ 436 million compared to $415 million in prior period, recording a growth of 5%. The Group’s net income before tax grew by 6.4% to reach $582 million with net operating income reaching $ 668.5 million and recording a solid double digit growth of 13%. Mr. Sabih Masri, Chairman of the Board of Directors stated that the solid performance of Arab Bank Group confirms the success of the Group in dealing with the challenging operating environment. Mr. Nemeh Sabbagh, Chief Executive Officer, stated that the strong underlying performance of Arab Bank Group is reflected in the growth in net operating income achieved during the first half of the year and which was driven by core banking income generated from ......read more

On the right side of the tracks

Xi Jinping’s “express train of development” has the potential to create whole new communities in Dubai and the UAE DIFC Wills outreach to enable future planning for the new wave of investors and multigenerational Chinese families Dubai, UAE, July 28, 2018:   Xi Jinping rode what he calls China’s “express train of development” through the Middle East and Africa region – including a three-day stopover in the UAE – as trade with China is set to surge to $80bn annually over the next two years.  In Dubai, individual deals tell the same story as the headline figures. Chinese investors have an increasing appetite for real estate, with Dubai Land Department statistics showing that property investment by Chinese buyers is up from eighth to sixth highest in Dubai, ......read more

Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk Business Announces New Company Name: Refinitiv

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 July 2018 –   Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk business today announced that following the closing of the strategic partnership transaction between Thomson Reuters and private equity funds managed by Blackstone, the Financial & Risk business will be known as Refinitiv.  Closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the second half of 2018 and until then the business will continue to be known as Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk. The new name Refinitiv was created based on feedback from customers and industry influencers on the intrinsic value of the Financial & Risk business to the industry. It is a name that aims to blend definitive action in financial markets and a bold focus on the future with a 160-year legacy of excellence as a pioneer in financial ......read more

Minhaj Advisory welcomes the resolution of obligating the Islamic financial institutions to apply Shari'ah Standards in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, July 26, 2018:  Minhaj Advisory, a Dubai-based Co, the best training institute for the year 2017, praised the newly-pioneering step taken by the Higher Sharia Authority (HSA) at Central Bank of the UAE to enforce the Internal Sharia Control Committees (ISCC) of the Financial Institutions in the United Arab Emirates to apply the Shari’ah Standards issued by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) as of the first of next September onwards. These standards are related to the Islamic financial industry. In the company’s press release given on this occasion, Dr. Amin Fateh. General Manager of the company mentioned that this resolution comes in line with the Federal Law No. (6) of 1985 on Islamic banks, financial institutions and investment companies, issued by the ......read more

GCC Hospitality industry set for steady growth, says Alpen Capital

Dubai, 26th July 2018:   Alpen Capital, an investment banking advisory firm, announced the publication of its report on the GCC Hospitality Industry. The report presents a synopsis of the demand-supply dynamics and key performance indicators of the hospitality industry across the GCC countries. The report also covers recent trends, growth drivers, and challenges in the industry. It profiles some of the renowned hospitality companies in the GCC and evaluates their financial and market valuation metrics.   “The GCC hospitality industry, which has been under pressure in recent years is expected to gain positive momentum on account of recovery in oil prices, upcoming mega events, increased tourist inflow, positive regulatory initiatives and increased government spending/investments towards the hospitality and ......read more

Emirates Glass organises glass testing training for Dubai Municipality's Dubai Central Laboratory

Dubai, July 25, 2018:   Emirates Glass, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC] and a leading architectural glass provider in the Middle East, has announced that it recently organized a two-day training program for Dubai Central Laboratory, the testing and certification wing of Dubai Municipality. The training program focused on glass performance and testing for the construction and building industry, underlining the company's commitment to uphold the highest quality and testing standards in the glass industry. It included presentations about glass manufacturing and processing and applications in the sector; factory tour of Emirates Glass in Al Quoz and the coating plant in Dubai Investments Park; as also practical testing sessions at its state-of-the-art laboratory. Rizwanulla Khan, Executive President ......read more

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Al Naboodah Group Enterprises commits to customer happiness…

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Etihad Rail DB and ADVETI Introduce UAE's First Rail Diploma…

10 UAE Nationals to receive world-class vocational training in collaboration with Deutsche Bahn  Abu Dhabi, UAE: 28 October 2017: Etihad Rail DB, the operations and maintenance arm for Stage One of the UAE’s national railway network, and the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute (ADVETI) have launched the UAE’s first Rail Diploma, aiming to develop a highly ......read more

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu officially inaugurates “DigiLab”, UAE Exchange ...…

UAE Exchange opens DigiLab, a permanent innovation showcase at its Global Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, which exhibits the Group’s digital assets.  DigiLab inaugurated by Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu, Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India. DigiLab displays the veritable journey of the company in innovation and digital empowerment.  Abu Dhabi, 25 October ......read more

Lufthansa Group strengthens financial base with its best-ever nine-month result…

January to September 2017 Adjusted EBIT raised EUR 883 million to EUR 2.6 billion Revenues increased EUR 2.9 billion to EUR 26.8 billion Free cash flow improved over 80 per cent to EUR 2.8 billion Net financial debt reduced more than 80 per cent to EUR 521 million  Full-year outlook for 2017 Further slight decline in unit costs expected in fourth quarter Unit ......read more

Apple Pay – Now Made Possible for Mashreq's Customers…

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LH-CRYPTO: Crypto-Version of a Forex Broker Larson&Holz is Launched as an ICO…

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International Islamic Bank Goes Live on ICS BANKS ISLAMIC System from ICSFS…

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Category “Product”: three “Best of Best“ Iconic Awards 2017 for Blue Home, Concetto Professional and Euphoria 260 as well as for Sense and Sense Guard, Lineare, Essence Professional and Smart Control Concealed Category ”Communication“: award for the publication series "GROHE Architekturlösungen” (“GROHE Architectural ......read more

MEFMA-commissioned report says KSA's FM market to reach USD 49.82 billion by 2030…

October 11, 2017: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) has forecasted that the value of Saudi Arabia’s flourishing facilities management (FM) market is expected to reach USD 49.82 billion by the end of 2030. The statement is part of a report commissioned by MEFMA, also showing that the expected growth can be attributed to key drivers that include steadily booming real ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 to transform businesses with tech investments worth SAR8.3 billion…

Business leaders highlight key opportunities posed by government investments to advance the adoption of HR technology systems, ahead of the HR Tech Saudi Summit  Dubai, October 11,  2017:  Delegates at the HR Tech Saudi Summit taking place on November 20 – 21, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will enjoy a unique opportunity to discuss how government investments worth SAR 8.3 ......read more

FixOnClick.com - A Services-Matching Platform to Help Fix your Services Need Easily. Stop ...…

Now available on the AppStore and Playstore DUBAI – October 9, 2017 – UAE’s services industry is about to be revolutionized with the launch of FixOnClick. It is the latest services matching platform which helps users meet their everyday household requirements with a few clicks. Fixonclick’s aim is to simplify a normal person’s life by giving them options. The ......read more

Etisalat sign MoU with Federal Electricity and Water Authority…

Dubai, 10 October 2017:  Etisalat and Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to appoint FEWA as one of its key retail partner for Etisalat’s elife packages.  The MOU was signed at GITEX Technology Week 2017 currently being held from 8-12 October at Dubai World Trade Center by Adnan Nasib our Executive Director, FEWA and Sultan Al ......read more

UAE Exchange Celebrates October as Customer Month…

Month-long activities on the theme of happiness across global operations Abu Dhabi, 10 October 2017:  UAE Exchange, the leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, is celebrating October as its annual Customer Month. In the four-week long celebration, the brand puts its customers firmly in the spotlight, and will be conducting various activities and ......read more

Al Ansari Exchange & British Council join forces to offer convenient payment option for IELTS ...…

UAE, October 10, 2017– Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, recently entered into an agreement with the British Council, the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations, to facilitate a faster, easier, and more convenient payment option for all test takers of the International English Language ......read more

UAE Organizations Embrace Unified Communications…

More than 50% of organizations report savings from optimization of travel allowances reduced travel costs  41% report improved connectivity with stakeholders anytime, anywhere to enhance collaboration and customer experience  DUBAI, UAE – October 10, 2017:   Polycom today launched the results of a new study that aims to understand the drivers and benefits of ......read more

Dubai Government and Mashreq Bank Sign Agreement for Payment Collection via Smart Dubai Portal…

…in collaboration with Dubai DOF and Smart Dubai  Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2017:  Represented by the Department of Finance (DOF) and Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), Dubai Government signed a partnership agreement with Mashreq Bank to collect payments made via Smart Dubai Portal. Under the agreement, Mashreq Bank is to become an acquirer of payments made with credit ......read more

ADCB successfully completes system enhancement…

Abu Dhabi, October 2017:  ADCB has successfully completed the migration of its core banking systems and consolidated multiple systems into a single solution on 3rd October 2017. The application landscape that connects over 130 other systems to the Core Banking suite rendered the implementation extremely complex, requiring over two years of programming, testing and training. The ......read more

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises announces strategic partnership with leading European truck brand DAF ...…

Marks the Group’s entry into the UAE’s truck industry, further diversifies its portfolio of global brands  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04 October 2017:  Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses – together with DAF, a leading European truck manufacturer ......read more

MENA Effie Awards Announces Its Expert Panel of Judges…

147 sector leaders gather to select the most effective marketing efforts in the region Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 October 2017: The ninth edition of the MENA Effie Awards (Effies) has announced its expert panel of judges, which includes 147 sector leaders who will be judging thousands of entries to select the most effective marketing efforts in the region.  The results will ......read more

AGH Consulting, a French Disrupter in the UAE Engineering Market Announces Growth Forecasts in 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 2nd, 2017:  AGH Consulting Group, a well-established and powerful player in the latest generation telecom market and a leader of market studies and engineering works has announced a strong turnover growth for its operations in the UAE. These are the results of the company’s success since the formation of AGH’s Dubai branch in 2015, ......read more

RSM hosts workshop on Understanding VAT and its Implications in the UAE…

RSM provides the most in-depth look into the legislation of Value Added Tax in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 October 2017:  RSM UAE, an Audit and Tax Advisory Firm with a world-wide outreach, introduced the nitty-gritty of VAT in the UAE at a detailed workshop on 28 September 2017 at The Oberoi Hotel, Dubai. Diving into the causes, origins, and effects of this seemingly simple 5% ......read more

Most Companies Have Big Gaps Between AI Ambition and Execution, MIT Sloan Management Review and ...…

While Expectations for AI Run High, Few Companies Invest Much in Current Efforts; Majority of Executives Expect No Workforce Reduction in Foreseeable Future   Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2017:  More than three-quarters of business executives expect artificial intelligence (AI) to create competitive advantage or new lines of business for their companies, but only about one in five ......read more

Mashreq Bank Unveils a Brilliant New Digital Bank, Mashreq Neo, in the UAE…

Mashreq Neo to offer secure, convenient and personalised customer experience Dubai - UAE, 1st October 2017 –Mashreq Bank today launched Mashreq Neo, a new full-service digital bank to cater to the day-to-day needs of a world on the move. The new digital bank, which will be completely branchless, is targeted towards the connected generation who are digitally savvy, use mobile devices ......read more

Sheraa partners with Khalifa Fund to bring Pitch@Palace competition to the UAE…

Aims to give Sharjah based entrepreneurs a globally recognized platform to pitch their entrepreneurship ideas Sharjah, UAE: (September 30, 2017):  Sheraa partnered with the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development to bring the international competition Pitch@Palace to the UAE to support a growing talent pool of young innovators who are trying to make their mark in the UAE’s vibrant ......read more

Fahad AlDehais ‘Emerging Leader 2017'…

Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017:  Fahad AlDehais, Managing Partner of Mohammed AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland, has been named an ‘Emerging Leader 2017’ by The M&A Advisor Awards in New York. The event took place at the globally renowned New York Athletic Club, New York on 19th September 2017.  “The Annual M&A Advisor ......read more

Mashreq offers its cardholders Triple Rewards at GITEX Shopper…

Dubai- UAE- 28 September 2017:  Mashreq, the UAE’s leading financial institution continues to innovate its cards value propositions, with its unique Triple Rewards offer on electronic purchases made using Mashreq Credit and Debit Cards this year’s GITEX Shopper event season.  Mashreq cardholders can get 5% cashback of up to AED 1,250 on all electronic purchases (minimum ......read more

Super General Company and GECO successfully holds VAT awareness seminar for its dealers…

Super General Company and General Enterprises Company (GECO), part of Albatha Retail & Home Products Group, successfully organized a seminar aimed towards increasing awareness on the coming implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UAE at the Le Meridien Hotel. The event, which was attended by over 200 representatives of 90 SME dealers from the two companies, was held under the theme, ......read more

Xpress Money awarded the coveted 2017 Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry CSR Label…

The organization has been recognised for its financial inclusion and community outreach efforts Dubai, 27th  September 2017:  Xpress Money, one of the most dependable money transfer brands in the world, has been awarded the coveted 2017 CSR Label by Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry. This recognition is even more special as it coincides with the UAE's Year of Giving - ......read more

IDE To Align Its Business Strategies With Year of Zayed…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 September 2017: Ravi Kumar Chandran, Director of IDE, a leading events company that hosts B2B summits for real estate and hospitality professionals, extended his best wishes to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, for declaring 2018 as the ‘Year of Zayed’. “It is indeed a moment of pride to ......read more

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