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Bayzat – Solving Problems for SMEs

May 23, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Bayzat (www.bayzat.com)is looking to become the one stop solution for small- and mid-sized companies. The technology company provides insurance and HR solutions for SMEs. Founded in 2013, the company is making waves in the Middle East – in 2017, it made it to the Forbes list of Top 100 Startups in the Arab World. The company’s founder, Talal Bayaa, and his team noticed the fragmentation in the UAE financial sector and they decided to launch a product that would make it easier for individuals and companies to compare different insurance options. Bayzat’s main product isthe Health Insurance comparison service, which examined policies in real time. The service can cut processing times by 50% and save at least 20% on associated insurance costs. The service is available for companies but ......read more

Capillary Technologies Grows its Global Business by 200% YoY

Promotes Abhijeet Vijayvergiya as President & Managing Director, Global Accounts and Asia Pacific Global brands such as Pizza Hut, VF Brands, KFC, Bata, Asics, Unilever, Siam Makro leverages Capillary solutions across multiple countries DUBAI – May 23, 2018: Capillary Technologies, with presence in 30+ countries and helping consumer businesses achieve digital transformation, using its AI Powered technology platform; today announced that it has grown its global business by 200% YoY and has elevated Mr.Abhijeet Vijayvergiya as its President & Managing Director, Global Accounts and Asia Pacific.  In the new role, Abhijeet will be not only continue to own sales for Asia Pacific but also be responsible to nurture and scale Capillary’s global accounts such as Pizza Hut, KFC, Bata, Asics, VF Brands, Siam Makro. ......read more

The French Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates receives the Dubai Quality

 Appreciation Award for Representative Entities during the DED Business Excellence Awards Ceremony Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:  The French Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates (FBC) has received the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for Representative Entities, presented by HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation. This award was given during the Business Excellence Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, 24th April 2018 at Dubai Opera.  The Dubai Quality Award is an initiative created by the Department of Economic Development (DED) to promote quality and excellence. It provides organizations a tool to benchmark performance and document existing gaps, but also ......read more

CBUAE Publishes 2017 Financial Stability Report

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22, May 2018:   The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) today publishes the Financial Stability report for the year 2017. The Financial Stability Report provides information on the strengths and vulnerabilities of the UAE financial system and the regulatory and policy measures introduced by the Central Bank. The Financial Stability Report also includes an assessment of key macro-financial and banking-sector developments that may affect financial stability in the United Arab Emirates. The Financial Stability report is produced annually, in line with the UAE Government’s goal of creating greater transparency throughout the UAE financial system.    H.E. Governor, Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, said: “The UAE banking sector remains resilient, with robust capital ratios, liquidity ......read more

Deloitte launches new Islamic Finance insights series

Islamic Finance: Scalable and sustainable source of funding social infrastructure  Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:   Policy makers, the private sector and governments continue to find ways to bridge gaps in infrastructure funding, with social infrastructure landscape climbing to the top of agendas in importance.  Deloitte Middle East continues to bring the latest insights on this trend through its new Islamic Finance insights series, “Scalable and sustainable source of funding social infrastructure”. The industry whitepaper published by Deloitte’s Islamic Finance Knowledge Center (IFKC) in the Middle East, is produced in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), UK. The analysis, views and policy recommendations have been contributed by prominent industry thought ......read more

Relief for Ransomware Victims with Free Tools from Trend Micro

Middle East accounts for 4.75% of global ransomware numbers in Q1 of 2018, finds Trend Micro report; Free tools ideal for businesses who do not use Trend Micro endpoint solution   May 21, 2018 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates   The Middle East and North Africa in Q1 of 2018, have accounted for 4.75% and 1.75% respectively of global ransomware threats, and Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is committed to protecting customers and consumers against today’s greatest security threats. Trend Micro has blocked more than 100 million ransomware threats for their customers in the last six months alone, with 99 percent of threats blocked from email and web traffic. Recognizing the growth and impact of ransomware, the company has taken a holistic approach to ......read more

Euromax Launches ‘Bring your own Razor' to Salons Campaign

DUBAI – May 20, 2017: Euromax Personal Care, a division under Dubai-headquartered Eurostar Group, has initiated a campaign titled ‘Bring your own razor’ (BYOR) to salons, aimed to educate consumers about raising the bar on personal hygiene and safety. The campaign focuses on ‘one man, one razor’ theme about using own shaving products in salons in line with the existing guidelines of civic bodies.  Eurostar Group is now focusing on personal care segment, taking a range of products with highest quality standards to global markets.   Euromax introduces a professional salon shaving kit, which will enable consumers to carry their own preferred shaving devices and products to the salon. This will help them get a hygienic shave better safeguarding them from allergies and other spreading ......read more

UAE Investors Look for Reassurance as Market Volatility Causes Anxiety

  Holborn Assets reveals their clients’ most common current concern is based on predicted market volatility  Dubai based firm explains how a diversified investment portfolio offered great returns during the steady markets in 2017, but also protects against the volatility that has been seen this year. Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  May 20, 2018:  A leading financial adviser has revealed how investors can best protect their investment portfolio during the current period of volatility and uncertainty. Stefan Terry, Senior Partner at financial services and advisory firm, Holborn Assets, believes that a robust and diversified investment portfolio invested in a range of geographic locations and industry sectors as well as being spread across the major asset classes – equities, bonds, commodities ......read more

CBUAE Foreign Currency Rates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, may 17, 2018:  The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) announced that, as of May 17, 2018, it will publish on its website, a list of foreign currency rates against the AED (Arab Emirates Dirham), to help UAE business entities calculate their VAT obligations to the UAE Federal Tax Authority. This service is in line with the requirements of Federal Law No. 8 on Value Added Tax.  

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The Higher Sharia Authority Held Its Third Meeting

United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2018:  The Higher Sharia Authority (HSA) for financial and banking activities in the UAE held its third meeting at 9am of Sunday 13 May 2018. The meeting was chaired by His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Bin Abdulaziz Al Hadad, the Chairman Higher Sharia Authority. The HSA discussed a number of matters related to the creation of a unified Sharia governance framework for Islamic financial institutions (IFIs).   The HSA considered the draft standard on the appointment of the internal Sharia boards for IFIs and the fit and proper criteria in addition to some related headlines. This standard is going to promote the role of the internal Sharia boards and strengthen Sharia compliance assurance in IFIs which will reflect positively on customer confidence in IFIs.   The HSA considered the ......read more

New EU GDPR Privacy Rules Affect Dubai Businesses

May 17, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: The latest scandal that unfolded with Facebook and how it has shared some user data with third parties has finally got everyone talking about data security and what could be done to properly protect the right to privacy – or, at least, the right to know who and how is using our data. It seems like the perfect timing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU’s latest privacy law, to come into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR Applicable to Dubai Companies The new Regulation is a comprehensive attempt to codify and reform EU rules on data protection and privacy as part of the EU legislation. According to the new rules, there is an increased focus on security as organizations collecting, storing and processing data are required to take steps in order to ensure that the personal ......read more

Ithmaar Holding and its Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, Ithmaar Bank, Report First Quarter Profits

Dubai, UAE – 14 May 2018 – Ithmaar Holding B.S.C., a Bahrain-based financial institution, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ithmaar Bank B.S.C. (closed), a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, each announced their financial results for the first quarter of 2018 with both reporting profits for the period. The announcement by the Ithmaar Holding Chairman His Royal Highness Prince Amr Al Faisal, who is also the Ithmaar Bank Chairman, follows the review and approval of both Board of Directors of the consolidated financial results for the three-month period ended 31 March 2018.  The Ithmaar Holding reported a net profit of US$4.81 million for the three-month period ended 31 March 2018, a decrease of 16.9 percent compared to a net profit of US$5.79 million for the same period in 2017. Net profit attributable to equity ......read more

Caparol Paints Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence of the Prestigious CapaStone Range of Products

Dubai - May 14, 2017: Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paint and coating solutions, has announced celebration of 20 years of excellence for CapaStone, a premium natural stone-like finish texture paint for interior and exterior surfaces. CapaStone has carved out its legacy and emerged as a market leader for over the past two decades in the Middle East. CapaStone is a superior quality pure acrylic water-based paint system with coloured inorganic crushed natural stone aggregates for interior and exterior surfaces which are manufactured with cutting-edge German technology. The paint system is inspired by the natural scenic beauty and landscapes of the Middle East. The product is available in an exquisite range of breath-taking natural stone-like finishes to suit various architectural requirements.  Commenting on ......read more

Amira to Set New Jewellery Trends for Millennials with its First Store in UAE

Unique collection and first of its kind jewellery makes debut at the AMIRA store in Dubai Festival City  The first jewellery brand in the UAE that is crafted specially for the growing millennial demandswithin UAE  Dubai, 14th May2018: AMIRA proudly announces the opening of its exciting new flagship store located in Dubai’s most popular shopping destination, Dubai Festival City. The new store truly reflects the essence of AMIRA and exudes the radiance, cosmopolitan nature and optimism of the brand. The newly designed store on the link bridge, elegantly showcasing AMIRA’s latest and extensive jewellery offerings.   In an exclusive event to celebrate the opening, AMIRA’s first store saw the presence of Ahmad Khalifa Ali Al QaiziAlFalasi, CEO, Corporate Services and Investment, Department ......read more

ADNOC Announces AED 165 Billion Investment Plan to Become Leading Downstream Player

ADNOC will build on existing foundation in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, to create the world’s largest integrated refining and petrochemicals complex Creation of new partnership and investment opportunities to enable ADNOC to further stretch the value of every barrel produced and leverage growth in demand for higher value downstream products  Development of an integrated downstream ecosystem, including new Derivatives and Conversion Parks, to stimulate In-Country Value creation, employment opportunities, and private sector and GDP growth Downstream strategy to add more than 15,000 jobs by 2025 and contribute an additional 1% to GDP per year  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2018:  The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) today unveiled plans to invest AED 165 billion (US $45 billion) alongside ......read more

Hormann Launches Additional Safety Features for DOBO System for Warehouses

Dubai, UAE; May 09, 2018: Hormann Middle East and Africa, has launched the upgraded DOBO system allowing increased security and reduced heat loss through the loading bay doors when trucks dock.  DOBO system ensures safety and prevention of theft. With this system, the lorry doors are only opened shortly before loading. The semi-trailer can remain docked to the loading bay unattended, for example, overnight. It also provides safety for drivers: they can dock completely without exiting the vehicle, preventing them from entering the zone between the vehicle and the ramp.  DOBO system is also perfect for refrigerated warehouses. To fully utilize the floor space of a refrigerated warehouse, the DOBO system is combined with a thermal loading house. The industrial door closes the loading house from the outside. The expended ......read more

P&O Marinas Partners with Monaco for Projects in Mediterranean and Worldwide

DP World subsidiary to work on chain of superyacht marinas in exclusive agreement with Ports of Monaco Dubai, UAE, 08 May 2018: DP World Group subsidiary, P&O Marinas has announced an agreement with Monaco government owned Société Monegasque International Portuaire (SMIP) to work on selected marina projects in the Mediterranean and other locations around the world. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed in Monaco to invest, develop and manage yachting destinations dedicated to superyachts. The agreement was signed by Mohammed Al Mannaei, CEO of P&O Marinas and Mr. Aleco Keusseoglou, Chairman of SMIP in the presence of Mr. Rado Antolovic, CEO & MD of P&O Maritime, Mr. Gian Battista Borea d’Olmo, Executive Director of SMIP, Ms Fabiana Maccarini, Research and Development Officer, P&O Marinas and ......read more

Investment in Human Capital and Business Innovation are Fundamentals for Business Success and Survival

Hyper Island introduces its expertise in the UAE to offer solutions that enables professional development Tuesday, May 8 (Dubai) — Global brands such as Volvo, Coca Cola, Unilever, P&G, Microsoft, Dentsu, IKEA and Adidas have all sought the business and educational solutions of Hyper Island, a Swedish pioneer that brings transformation in businesses and empowers employees with new skills. Hyper Island is now offering its executive business educational programmes and innovation strategies in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East & North Africa. “We are absolutely delighted to launch a presence in the UAE and the MENA region. Hyper Island has over twenty years of experience in the educational and business innovation sector with global brands across the world. We have learning hubs in Stockholm, Singapore, ......read more

Milano Annual Dealer's Meet -2018

May 06, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Milano, UAE’s leading brand in sanitary ware, electrical, water purifier, hardware and tiles, held its annual gathering for authorized dealers on Friday at Bollywood Parks, Dubai where more than 400 dealers across the UAE attended the event. Milano presented the latest product range to the dealers which included new variation added in sanitary ware, electrical, tiles, and hardware products. Joining the existing range of products are Milano Fix adhesive, Shower-head with micro fabric filters, PU Foam, Digital door viewer, Pressure washer and a new range of door handles. The dealers were given detailed information about the new products launched which resulted in on-the-spot order bookings. Anis Sajan, Managing Director of Danube Group added, “With an increase of 35% in business growth last ......read more

Central Bank of the UAE Holds its 3rd Board of Directors Meeting for 2018

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06 May 2018:  The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the UAE held its 3rd meeting for 2018 at 9:30am on Tuesday, 1st May 2018, at the Central Bank Head Office – Abu Dhabi, under the chairmanship of H.E. Khalifa Mohammed Al Kindi, Chairman of the Board. The meeting was attended by H.E. Khalid Juma Al Majid, Deputy Chairman, H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, the Governor, and Board members; Their Excellencies Younis Haji Al Khoori, Khalid  Mohammed  Salem Balama, Khalid Ahmad Al Tayer, Hamad Mubarak Buamim, 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.    The Board reviewed the following reports submitted by Monetary and Reserve Management ......read more

FERG Attends the 3rd Edition of Awareness Training by Dubai Police

Initiative helps bring down money exchange and bank theft in the UAE by 90% Dubai. UAE – May 5, 2018: The Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERJ), a consortium of businesses engaged in the foreign exchange and remittance industry, attended the 3rd edition of Awareness Training by Dubai Police, held on 25th April at Dubai Police Officers Club. The initiative by Dubai Police works on training employees of banks and exchange houses to avoid falling victims of swindling and deception.  Thanks to such awareness sessions and other security initiatives taken by Dubai Police, there has been a 90 per cent drop in crimes in banks and money exchange houses last year compared to 2016.  FERG has been working closely with Dubai Police to combat financial crimes related to foreign exchange and money transfers. ......read more

GCOX signs MOU with His Highness Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to expand global celebrity token footprint to the Middle East

Agreement paves the way for the launch of UAE’s first fully-licensed celebrity crypto exchange Dubai, 2 May 2018 –   In a partnership aimed at expanding its celebrity token footprint to the Middle East, the Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bin Zayed International L.L.C. In addition to meeting the growing demand for decentralised blockchain applications around the world, this new strategic partnership, which was signed during the Future Blockchain Summit in Dubai, paves the way for the launch of UAE’s first fully-licensed celebrity tokens crypto exchange. “With the global crypto market predicted to be worth over US$6 billion by 2025, and the rate of adoption expected to grow exponentially in the coming year, the importance of capitalising ......read more

GCC banks resilient in the face of political and economic challenges: KPMG GCC listed banks report

      Banks’ asset growth remains robust at 4.4 per cent     Overall net profit increased 6.7 per cent year-on-year     Non-performing loan (NPL) ratio for the GCC banking sector reduced by 0.3 per cent to 3.2 per cent Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 02, 2018:  KPMG has released the findings from the third edition of its annual GCC listed banks results report, which analyses the financial results for leading listed commercial banks across the GCC in 2017. Titled ‘Shifting horizons’, the report shows that banks’ asset growth remains robust at 4.4 per cent, particularly when compared with more developed markets. Growth was driven by increased lending to government and related entities to support national-level growth initiatives. Driven by the larger ......read more

Trend Micro Highlights the Need to Bolster Digital Security with KSA's Smart City Transformation

Saudi Arabia’s ICT spend to reach US$ 40 billion this year Trend Micro participates in Smart Transformation Summit as strategic partner May 2, 2018 - Dubai, UAE   Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation continues to burgeon with reports showing that the Kingdom’s ICT spend grew 6 per cent in 2017 to over US$36 billion and is predicted to expand further this year to reach the value of US$ 40 billion.   With the pace of KSA’s digitization continuing in rapid acceleration, Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, emphasized the need for a modernized, integrated and secured system, noting the serious privacy and security challenges that come with a vast web of interconnected technologies.   Speaking at the Smart Transformation Summit in Riyadh, Dr. Moataz Bin ......read more

FIABCI World Congress 2018 discusses opportunities and challenges of youth in real estate investment

 Youth Seminar on ‘The Benefits of Real Estate Investment’ – A Local Perspective with a Global Vision 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1st May 2018:  Youth in real estate investment was the focus of the second day of the 69th edition of the International Real Estate Federation’s FIABCI World Congress, which was inaugurated on Monday 30th April in Dubai and will run until 2nd May under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. During the event, which is being held for the first time in the MENA region under a ‘Happy Cities’ theme, Dubai Land Department (DLD) organised a youth seminar in cooperation with the Emirates Youth Council and in the presence of a group of developers to discuss the ......read more

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Mashreq Bank to Deploy NCR Tablet and Video Banking Technology…

The bank is United Arab Emirates’ first financial institution to implement NCR Interactive Teller, Banker solutions to better engage customers  DUBAI, UAE, September 05, 2017 – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions today announced that Mashreq Bank, one of the largest banks in the UAE, will revamp its banking services in the country with a host ......read more

The Lombard Odier Group reports results for the first half of 2017…

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Noor Capital with its subsidiary Noor Index launches latest innovative Financial Trading tools ...…

Noor Index has today launched its extensive range of software solutions for the financial services industry, focusing on easy-to-use and customized online trading platforms serving multiple sectors including physical currency, precious metals commodities, forex Contract For Difference (CFD) derivatives, and equities such as shares and bonds. The Dubai-based software development company is a ......read more

300 Chinese investors to discover growth opportunities at RAKEZ…

RAS AL KHAIMAH, 4 September 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) announces its sponsorship of the 3rd annual Free Trade and Special Economic Zone Summit set to take place from 13 to 14 September 2017 in Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre, China. The two-day event is one of the major international business summits, which is expected to gather over 300 senior executives from ......read more

Exclusive Cashback Offer for Mashreq's Business Customers…

Dubai- UAE, 04 September 2017:  Mashreq, one of the UAE’s leading Financial Institutions, is celebrating its 50th year now. As part of the bank’s endeavour to keep offering more rewarding banking relationships to customers, the bank is offering its Business Banking customers an attractive cashback offer, giving them an opportunity to earn rewards up to AED 25,000.  The ......read more

GFG Alliance completes landmark acquisition of Arrium…

Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017:  Global metals, industrials and energy group, the GFG Alliance, today completed the acquisition of Australia’s leading integrated mining, recycling, steel manufacturing and steel distribution business, creating a new future for thousands of workers and their communities.   Executive Chairman of the GFG Alliance, Sanjeev Gupta, and his team, ......read more

Al Ansari Exchange's ‘Beat the Heat' initiative provides cool and refreshing water containers for ...…

UAE, September 3, 2017 - Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money Transfer Company, successfully distributed water bottles filled with cold water to laborers and workers across different Emirates. The move is part of the company's ‘Beat the Heat’ initiative, which aimed at distributing over 1,000 water bottles in select locations -handing over these ......read more

Brazilian coffee exports to MENA region witnesses 30 per cent increase during first seven months of ...…

UAE, August 29, 2017 - A rise in coffee exports from Brazil to the Arab region led to sales of USD 122 million, as shipping volume increased during the first half of 2017. According to the Brazilian Coffee Exporter Council (Cecafé), revenue gained from coffee exports from Brazil to the Arab region witnessed a 29.7 per cent increase at USD 112 million during the first seven months of the year, in ......read more

Henkel Reports Robust Performance in Q2, Confirms Guidance for Fiscal Year 2017…

Company records significant nominal sales growth of 9.6% to €5,098 million, with organic growth of 2.2%  Africa / Middle East region posts sales growth of 1.1 % Operating profit* increases by 11% to €909 million  EBIT margin* improves by 20 basis points to 17.8% Earnings per preferred share (EPS)* surges 10.7% to €1.55  Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2017: ......read more

Dubai Land Department reveals the top 10 nationalities that invested in Dubai's real estate market ...…

AED 151 billion invested by 217 nationalities Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 August 2017:  Dubai Land Department has revealed a list of the top 10 nationalities that invested in Dubai’s real market between January 2016 and the end of June 2017. The new list confirms that UAE nationals are in the lead, outperforming all other nationalities.  His Excellency Sultan Butti bin ......read more

Intercoil Commences Operations at its New 20 Million SAR Manufacturing Facility in Saudi Arabia…

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RTA hosts UAE-France Business Development Summit in Sept…

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Filipino wins AED 1 million grand prize of Al Ansari Rewards – Summer Promotion 2017…

UAE, August 23, 2017– Al Dizon Bansil, a Filipino based in Sharjah has been announced as the winner of the AED 1 million grand prize of this year’s ‘Al Ansari Rewards – Summer Promotion 2017,’ during a special event held today, August 23, 2017. Bansil is the fourth millionaire to win big in this annual promotion of Al Ansari Exchange, which ran from June 15 to August ......read more

Sharjah FDI Forum 2017 Explores the Role of Foreign Direct Investment in the Fourth Industrial ...…

Event addresses vital technological advances that could determine the future of economies Sharjah, 23 August, 2017:  The second and concluding day of the Sharjah FDI Forum 2017, scheduled to take place on 20 September, 2017 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, will address current dominant economic ......read more

Bentley Announces Finalists in 2017 Be Inspired Awards Program Recognizing BIM Advancements in ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; August 22 2017 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Ten ......read more

DAFZA issues guide on ‘Dubai: The Global Gateway to Halal Industries'…

UAE, 21 August, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) recently issued a comprehensive halal industries guide as part of its initiatives to contribute to Dubai’s vision of becoming the capital of the Islamic economy for 2017-2021. The first-of-its-kind guide titled ‘Dubai: The Global Gateway to Halal Industries’ describes Halal products in different sectors, ......read more

Invest Group Overseas Commits Investment of over AED2 Billion by 2020 Starting with Launch of IGO ...…

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Drake & Scull secures AED 175 million deal in Dubai…

UAE, August 21, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC, a regional market leader in engineering and related services, has confirmed that its general contracting subsidiary, Gulf Technical Construction Company (GTCC), has been awarded an AED 175 million contract by Orion Real Estate Development L.L.C. to build the latter’s latest project, the West Bay residential tower located at ......read more

AED 200,000 awaits Business Excellence Awards Winners…

RAS AL KHAIMAH, 20 August 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) today opens its doors for entries for the RAKEZ Business Excellence Awards 2017. The awards recognises companies for their outstanding excellence, which played a key role in the economic development of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. On its fourth year, the prominent awards programme comes back with exciting addition for ......read more

Premier Global Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs to Gather in Ras Al Khaimah for the Young Global ...…

Essam Al Tamimi from Al Tamimi & Company to moderate panel on ‘Leadership, the Youth and Entrepreneurship’ during the 27 September conference Silicon Valley venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki to provide keynote speech Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 20 August 2017:  The founder of the UAE’s largest law firm, Essam Al Tamimi, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Guy Kawaski, ......read more

MyUS launches initiative to tap into increase in e-commerce sales during Eid Al-Adha …

Dubai, 20 August, 2017- After witnessing a significant spike in sales during Eid Al-Adha in 2016, international shipping company MyUS is launching a local competition to capitalize on sales during this year’s Islamic holiday. The move also aims to attract new members in the region and encourage the further use of its service among existing members all over the Gulf.  During the six ......read more

Sharjah Summer Campaign continues to offer major discounts & exciting mall events…

August 20, 2017- The ongoing Sharjah Summer Campaign organized by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) continues to offer a wide range of prizes, discounts and special shopping mall events to provide a unique experience for residents and visitors alike. The campaign aims to promote Sharjah as a leading regional and international summer destination in line with Sharjah ......read more

Sharjah FDI Forum to Discuss Future Direction of Global Investments…

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Jafza attracts 267 new companies during the first half of 2017…

Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:  The Dubai-based Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has maintained its position as a preferred investment destination for large-scale industrial and commercial projects coming into the UAE. During the first half of 2017, Jafza attracted 267 new companies from 48 countries around the world, marking a growth of 6 percent compared to the same period last year. Jafza ......read more

Baume & Mercier and Indian Motorcycle Announce Partnership…

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InfoFort drives digital transformation at Sohar Port and Freezone…

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UAE is likely to see increased cashless transactions by 2020: Xpress Money's Strategy & Digital ...…

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Al Ansari Exchange named the ‘Preferred Remittance Centre of the Year' for a third consecutive time ...…

UAE, August 14, 2017- Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has once again been named as the 'Preferred Remittance Centre of the Year' in this year's edition of The Filipino Times (TFT) Awards. The distinction, which the company has won for three consecutive years now, was given in recognition of Al Ansari Exchange's provision of ......read more

Genetec Achieves Top Global Market Share Rankings across VMS, Access Control, and ALPR technologies…

Dubai, UAE, August 13th 2017—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), has emerged as the only security and public safety solutions developer to hold a place in the top-10 global rankings for video management software (VMS), access control software, and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) software, according to recently published market research reports by IHS Markit, a world leader in ......read more

Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. PSC reports solid rise in Q2 2017 results with combined net profit ...…

UAE, August 13, 2017 - Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. PSC (ADNTC), the leading takaful operator in the MENA region and one of the most progressive insurance companies in the UAE, kept the momentum of its strong Q1 2017 performance to achieve a combined net profit of AED 40.9 million (Policyholders & Shareholders before release of Qard Hasan) and an underwriting profit of AED 34.1 million in ......read more

Sharjah calls on entrepreneurs to participate in flagship Sheraa Accelerator program…

Sheraa Accelerator will leverage Sharjah’s role as a leading hub for entrepreneurship and attract innovative startups   Second edition of Sheraa Accelerator is held in partnership with Air Arabia, Bee’ah and Crescent Enterprises Registrations open online, with deadline for application on August 31st 2017 Sharjah, UAE: (August 13, 2017):  Sharjah has taken its ......read more

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to host RIPE 75 in October 2017…

August 13, 2017 - The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates has begun preparations to host the 75th RIPE Meeting, an event that gathers Internet Service Providers (ISPs), network operators, and other parties to discuss important issues that face the internet community. RIPE 75 will take place from October 22 to 26, 2017 in Dubai, and supports TRA’s ......read more

Jebel Ali Free Zone trade reaches $80.2 billion in 2016…

China maintains its position as Jafza's largest trading partner with $ 11.3 billion  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 August 2017:  Dubai-based Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a subsidiary of global trade enabler DP World, has consolidated its position as a major trading and logistics hub by growing its non-oil foreign trade by 17 per cent from 23.9 million to 27.9 million tonnes in ......read more

Credit FAQ Discusses Potential Implications Of Qatar Boycott For Gulf Cooperation Council Sovereigns…

LONDON (S&P Global Ratings) Aug. 9, 2017:  In a Credit FAQ titled "Potential Implications Of Qatar Boycott For Gulf Cooperation Council Sovereigns," published today, S&P Global Ratings responds to questions that have surfaced in recent discussions with issuers and investors about the implications of the Qatar boycott by a group of states for the Gulf Cooperation Council ......read more

UBS CIO: Egypt's economic growth could accelerate to 5 to 6 percent per year…

Social factors will prove decisive for Egypt's development, according to the latest report by UBS Wealth Management's Chief Investment Office. Encouraging economic prospects end years of deteriorating credit ratings across Africa, report finds. Dubai, UAE, August 8, 2017:  UBS Wealth Management's Chief Investment Office (CIO) launched a new report on Africa's ......read more

Amlak Releases First Half 2017 Results…

Amlak H1 2017 Net Profit stands at AED 15.5 million Revenue from financing business activities stands at AED 96 million Drop in Operating Cost by 18% compared to H1 2016   Drop in Financing Cost by 5% compared to the same period last year Total Assets stand at AED 6.6 billion Dubai, UAE 8 August 2017:   Amlak Finance PJSC, a leading specialized real estate ......read more

Barclays ‘Compass': Developed and Emerging Markets Equities Maintain Their Growth Momentum…

Nominal yeilds weigh down investment grade and developed governrnent bonds’ attractiveness  Strength of the structural growth in technology as well as a cyclical recovery in the financial industry should be important drivers for further gains in Emerging Markets  Dubai, UAE, August 8, 2017:  Barclays’ Private Bank released its Q3 2017 “Compass” ......read more

“Misr Um El Donia” Account launched in UAE…

Mashreq launches unique account for Egyptians living in the Emirates United Arab Emirates - Dubai, 08 August 2017:  Mashreq Bank - the UAE’s leading financial institution announces the latest addition to the banks’ roster of successful offerings - “Misr Um El Donia”. “Misr Um El Donia” is a bouquet of benefits and services that enables Egyptian ......read more

E-archiving is an enabler in prepping for VAT…

January 2018 marks the moment for all VAT registered businesses across the GCC to start keeping records of their transaction documents: invoices, records, VAT returns, accounts and others. According to the Tax Procedures Law recently released by the President of the UAE, the retention period of VAT records for all UAE-based businesses will be 5 years. This new obligation will be particularly ......read more

ENBD REIT Acquires First Education Asset in Dubai…

ENBD REIT to develop South View School for AED 55 million  The acquisition grows ENBD REIT’s total portfolio value to USD 367 million  The school will be Interstar Education’s fifth Dubai campus Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6th August 2017:  ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”), the Nasdaq Dubai-listed Shari’a compliant real estate ......read more

AlJeel Capital signs an exclusive UAE franchise with Shakey's…

AlJeel Capital LLC Capital is pleased to announce its latest Food & Beverage venture by launching Shakey’s in the UAE, an American leading operator in casual Pizza fast food, adopted in the Philippines, following a joint venture deal with Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures, Inc. (SPAVI) Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 3, 2017:  AlJeel Capital LLC Capital is pleased to ......read more

Earnings Release and Financial Results Siemens Q3 FY 2017: Fully on track for another strong year…

Our global team delivered a solid quarter with revenue up 8% and net income growing by 7%. Our digital enterprise business impressively underscored its leading position in the market. We  are  fully  on  track  with  Vision  2020  and  for  another  strong year,« said Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund and Metis Management Consultancy up for post-fund monitoring of SMEs…

Dubai, 2 August 2017:   Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund (MBRF), the financial arm of Dubai SME, the agency of Dubai Economy mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector – has appointed Metis Management Consultancy to conduct post-fund monitoring services for all the companies supported by the Fund.   The partnership will enable SMEs assisted by Mohammed Bin Rashid ......read more

Tejar Dubai workshop series highlights innovative strategies for entrepreneurs…

Workshops provided aspiring entrepreneurs with practical advice and best practices in adopting innovative business strategies Dubai, UAE, August 2, 2017:  Tejar Dubai, an initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently hosted a five-day workshop series held under the theme “Entrepreneurship and Innovation 360”, which provided aspiring entrepreneurs with ......read more

Brazil posts robust trade with Arab region as imports grow 27 percent & export share rises to 15.4 ...…

UAE, August 2, 2017 -The Arab-Brazil Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) Brazil has announced that Brazilian average daily exports to the Arab region continue to soar, reporting a robust performance during the first half of 2017. Brazil’s total export market share in the Arab region rose to 15.4 per cent during the first half of 2017, in comparison with the total export market share recorded in ......read more

ENBD REIT Announces NAV of USD 292 Million…

Total Property Portfolio Value stands at USD 352 million (AED 1.291 billion), an increase of 11.5% following the Uninest student accommodation acquisition in May 2017  Interim dividend of USD 0.0382 per share paid for the 6-month period ending 30th June 2017 Portfolio occupancy at 86%, rising by 1% on the previous quarter    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1st August ......read more

Regional banks urged to consider assurance of capital numbers…

Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017:  The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged banks in the Middle East to follow its newly published framework for assuring bank capital numbers. The framework aims to deliver confidence in the resilience measures being undertaken by regional banks. Drawn up in consultation with banks, auditors and regulators, the framework can be ......read more

Mashreq Bank appoints new head of Private Banking…

UAE, Dubai - 31 July 2017:  Mashreq Bank today announced the appointment of Vipul Kapur as its new Head of Private Banking. Vipul replaces Rajesh Malkani who left the bank to pursue an external opportunity. Rajesh was a valued member of the senior management team of Retail Banking and made good contribution to driving the business. Vipul Kapur comes with a distinguished 25-year track ......read more

Dubai Chamber and Google host joint workshop to boost members' online reach…

Workshop aims to strengthen online presence of Dubai Chamber members through the Google My Business solution Members get the chance to verify their business on Google My Business and take advantage of the solution’s value-added features  Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted a workshop in partnership with Google to assist ......read more

Continued Financial Growth for Majid Al Futtaim as Business Prepares for Future of Retail…

Story of Growth Note:  The following information is a trading statement based on unaudited management accounts for Half Year ended 30 June 2017. Delivered increased group revenue and EBITDA by 4% year-on-year Acquired Retail Arabia to complement, consolidate and expand Carrefour’s network to more than 210 hypermarkets and supermarkets across 15 countries and gained market ......read more

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