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Emirates Foundation and Shell Celebrate a Decade of Partnership for UAE Youth with Commitment to Nurture Innovation and STEM Ecosystem Growth

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Emirates Foundation, the national foundation of the UAE established to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth and energy leader Shell celebrated a decade of partnership with a commitment to nurture youth innovation in the UAE and the growth of a STEM Learning Ecosystem in the country. As part of its continued commitment to youth in the UAE, …

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Increase in outsourced FM to boost industry growth

UAE FM market to expand at CAGR of 8.51 per cent between 2016 and 2021 Outsourcing in facilities management (FM) is continuously gaining a wider traction thanks to the growing trend among businesses across sectors to reduce their overheads, while spurring their productivity, protecting their margins, and leveraging niche expertise. According to the projection of Frost & Sullivan, the global …

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ICC-UAE Chapter supports private sector’s participation in global trade

Dubai, UAE: As part of its efforts to continue promoting the World Chambers Congress, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC–UAE) Chapter received Peter Mihok, Chairman, World Chambers Federation in Dubai recently. The courtesy meeting covering general topics and areas of partnership, contribution and support from ICC-UAE to WCF was attended by H.E. Humaid Mohamed Ben Salem, Chairman, ICC-UAE Chapter, in …

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ICD Signs MoU with AlHuda CIBE for the Development of Islamic microfinance Industry

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE), to implement “Biniog Sathi Banking Model”, which is a new initiative of ICD. “Biniog Sathi” – a Bangla word that means Friend in Investment, …

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Nine in 10 GCC leaders believe health and safety key to business success, survey reveals

Leaders across the GCC are identifying worker protection against injury and ill health as vital to safeguarding their businesses’ reputation and resilience and improving productivity, according to new survey findings published today. Nine in 10 senior managers operating within the Gulf Corporation Council believe the investment decisions they make on health and safety are business critical, with 85 per cent …

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Avaya Helps AMEA’s Midsize Businesses Raise the Bar for Customer Experience

Avaya IP Office Contact Center 10 delivers the simplicity and easy to use tools midsize companies in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa markets need to meet customer expectations and compete with larger enterprises. Avaya today announced a new version of the company’s contact center platform that enables midsize businesses to rise above the competition by offering a superior, omnichannel …

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Egypt: Careem goes live in Mansoura, Tanta and Hurghada

App-based service now covers six cities Egypt – offering more local residents a convenient, reliable way to get around town. Careem, the region’s leading app-based car booking service, launches today in three new cities in Egypt, extending access to its services to a total of six destinations across the country. The app is now live in Mansoura, Tanta and Hurghada, …

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PwC acquires Dubai-based technology consulting firm

PwC Middle East announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire NSI DMCC, an industry-pioneering technology consulting company headquartered in Dubai. The acquisition of NSI will complement PwC’s digital transformation capabilities and enhance its ability to deliver innovative solutions across all channels, platforms and devices. The acquisition further enhances PwC Middle East’s ability to deliver a suite …

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Batelco Bahrain CEO named Businesswoman of the year at Arabian Business Awards

Prestigious Awards Recognise the Outstanding Efforts of Eng. Al Hashemi Manama, Bahrain: Batelco Bahrain CEO Eng. Muna Al Hashemi has been named Businesswoman of the Year at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards event held at the Armani Hotel, Dubai, UAE on November 28. The Arabian Business Achievements Awards is considered among the most prestigious awards events in the region with …

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U.S.’s SAS expands large scale decision automation in Kuwait’s Boubyan Bank

Extended agreement sees Kuwaiti bank implement credit scoring analytics to drive behavioral score cards and build risk models across its branches Boubyan Bank, a Kuwait-based Islamic bank, has taken a vital step in executing automated procedures to assess credit risk and exercise fast approvals for its customers by extending a partnership with SAS, the leader in analytics. Considered the fastest …

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