Monday , 10 December 2018

Business

UAE Cabinet approves new policies to empower Emirati women

The new empowerment package is based on three principal axes: Legislation and Policy, Services, and International Representation The UAE Cabinet adopted a new package of national legislative policies, and initiatives to empower Emirati women. In a special session, held at the General Women’s Union headquarters, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and …

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Robots and Humans to Work Together at HITEC® Dubai 2018

Frank Wolfe CAE, CEO of HFTP, said, “Hospitality robots are clearly at a tipping point For the first time, a robot will initiate the proceedings at HITEC Dubai 2018, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference taking place at the Madinat Jumeirah Dubai on 5th and 6th December 2018. Taking centre-stage at the show will be a Promobot, …

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Interview: Egypt’s PPP unit seeks bidders for schools, housing and infrastructure projects

Requests for proposals for projects covering up to 200 new schools and eight dry ports to be issued in the first quarter of 2019 Egypt’s government plans to issue tenders for the second phase of a government programme to develop 200 schools under a public-private partnership (PPP) framework in the first quarter of 2019. Requests for proposals for private sector …

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Government and private sector to get together at the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh

Government and private sector to get together at the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh to foster greater regional integration through investments and cross border collaboration The Forum will also host the largest exhibition of African Investment Promotion Agencies 9 Heads of State expected at the Forum as Egypt takes over chairmanship of the African Union in 2019; Some …

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Kuwait’s central bank sets up test ground for fintech

Bahrain has created a fintech regulatory unit and Abu Dhabi and Dubai is cultivating a financial startup scene. Kuwait’s central bank has issued regulatory guidelines for companies wishing to experiment with new financial technology products and services, it said on Monday. Kuwait’s regulatory testing framework, known as a ‘sandbox’, will include four phases, with representatives from local banks joining a …

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UAE students compete for the coveted Curtin University Dubai’s Business Cup Challenge 2018

This year’s competition focused on blockchain technology and the use of cryptocurrency in businesses Curtin University Dubai, one of Australia’s most highly regarded and prestigious universities, gets ready for the grand finale of their acclaimed Business Cup Challenge which will conclude on 24th November at Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies Auditorium. The Business Cup Challenge (BCC), running for …

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Dubai Internet City launches GoFreelance to attract international and local tech talent

Work permit offers freelancers in web, mobile, software development and architecture, IT and telecommunication networking Dubai Internet City (DIC), the largest technology business hub in the region, has launched its GoFreelance permit that will enable freelance talent to work in the technology sector. This product will further enhance Dubai’s global credentials as an incubator that thrives by innovating. Introduced by …

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UAE eyes 15-20% FDI increase by 2020- Ministry of Economy official

The UAE last month approved a new law aimed at attracting more investments into the country The United Arab Emirates is expecting a 15-20 percent increase in the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country between the end of this year and 2020, boosted by a new Foreign Direct Investment law that was passed last month, a Ministry …

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Google Pay launched in the UAE

Google Pay will allow users to make purchases using Android devices at stores Internet giant Google announced the launch of its contactless payment service in the UAE, furhter ramping up the competition sector that is gaining wider acceptance. Google Pay will allow users to make purchases using Android devices at stores that accept contactless payments, as well as across all …

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Arab policymakers more supportive of SMEs to aid jobs growth, says founder of new SME ratings agency

Nashwa Saleh says new Cairo-based business will initially target medium-sized businesses across the EMEA region Rising unemployment rates in Arab countries have made policymakers more interested in supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) over the past few years, the head of a new SME ratings agency has said. Nashwa Saleh, an Egyptian entrepreneur and a former director at ratings agency …

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