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du customers can now charge games and applications from Google Play direct to their phone bill


Buy online through Google Play without using a credit card. Dubai – Starting today, du ‘s customers can charge purchases from Google Play™ direct to their du bill without having to use their bank cards online. The process known as direct operator billing, brings greater convenience for consumers making online purchases on their mobile devices. Jawad Shaikh, Executive Vice President, ...

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T-PayTM grows its business in the region 62-fold, led by growth in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt


– Offers over 200 million mobile subscribers in the Arab region the ability to pay for their purchases through their mobiles – T-PayTM has recorded 238- fold traffic growth in the region year-on-year Cairo/Dubai – T-PayTM, the first open mobile payment platform in the Arab region launched by ArpuPlus, revealed today that its business has seen an amazing 62-fold growth ...

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MoF continues to provide support to SMEs and young Emiratis

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During a meeting held on Sunday, June 21st 2015, the UAE Cabinet announced the implementation of an initiative to provide facilities, incentives and privileges to local Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).This was based on a recommendation submitted by MoF to the Ministerial Council for Services in response to the UAE Cabinet’s decision to allocate 10 per cent of government spending ...

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Pearson welcomes World Bank’s $5 billion education pledge

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Separate commitments from Pearson and World Bank focus on promoting evidenced-based learning and the uptake of basic skills. Pearson , the world’s largest learning company, has welcomed the World Bank’s renewed commitment to improving basic education in some of the world’s poorest countries. On the eve of the World Education Forum in South Korea, the President of the World Bank ...

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Dubai Chamber launches Tejar Dubai Youth Council to support Emirati entrepreneurs


45th business council to operate under the umbrella of Dubai Chamber Dubai, UAE: As part of its efforts to strengthen the role of young Emirati entrepreneurs in the economic development of Dubai and to support the SME sector in the emirate, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced the establishment of the Tejar Dubai Youth Council which brings under ...

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The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Secured US$300 million Islamic Murabaha financing


Dubai Islamic Bank acted as the sole Coordinator of the Facility. The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (, the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (“IDB”) secured a 13-month US$300 million Islamic Murabaha financing facility (the “Facility”) from Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, First Gulf Bank PJSC, Mizuho Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and Mizuho ...

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Almost 9 in 10 UAE professionals interested in a job change


New research from LinkedIn reveals findings into UAE talent trends More than 60 per cent are searching for jobs online LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network, has announced the findings of its 2015 Talent Trends survey into the experiences and perceptions of candidates as they search for jobs, and the factors that will make them consider a new role. ...

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Mercury MENA Achieves Recognition for Employee Training and Engagement Programs


MANAMA, Bahrain: Mercury MENA Bahrain, Bahrain’s leading engineering company, has been named by Ministry of Labour a recipient of the prominent award recognizing a company culture that places a premium on training and engaging employees. “We are very pleased to receive recognition for our initiatives, especially for those that are designed to engage our employees and support them being the ...

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Innovation Award to inculcate a culture of innovation in the business community

H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber

• Ministry of Economy and Dubai Chamber joint initiative to lead the knowledge economy trend in the country • Al Mansouri: The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Innovation Award will help enhance the country’s global innovation index • Buamim:Stemming from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award, the new award is seen as a stimulus to encourage the ...

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Africa Islamic Finance Forum will be held in Abidjan on the 17th – 18th September 2015


The event will be the first Islamic finance forum held in Cote d’Ivoire and aims at stimulating development of the local and international market of Islamic finance in Africa The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector ( (a member of, the Islamic Development Bank Group) and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire, will hold a landmark forum to ...

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