Friday , 17 August 2018

Business

Saudi businesswomen eye greater role in the economy with end to driving ban

The end of the driving ban will boost women’s financial power Saudi Arabia – The end of the driving ban will boost women’s financial power and allow them to play a bigger role in economic and social diversification in line with Vision 2030, prominent businesswomen said on Friday. Hind Khalid Al-Zahid was the first Saudi woman designated as an executive …

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Angel delight: Mideast investors rank social impact above financial gain

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day The ability to impact social change, rather than financial gain, is the biggest motivator for angel investors in the Middle East, according to a new report which also showed that the region’s entrepreneurs ranked highly on a global …

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship: Sharjah’s Sheraa grants $50,000 to tech start-up

The UAE’s Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) awarded $50,000 to Solva Technologies, a tech start-up that offers environmentally-friendly solutions to electric motorbikes, Sheraa said in a press release on Sunday. The Emirates, over the past two years, has been increasing efforts to support tech start-ups and entrepreneurs, it sees as vital to the country’s growth and prosperity. Late last month, Sheikh …

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Seed capital helps MENA female start-ups take flight

Women are underrepresented when it comes to new business launches and Elissa Freiha – founder of the first female-focused accelerator in the region, Womena – is passionate about pushing the numbers higher. “Honestly, I think this region is the most exciting start-up space globally right now for the simple fact that the potential is still untapped,” she says. “The resources …

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Know your numbers: Advisors welcome banks’ attempt to improve financial knowledge among business owners

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day The introduction of a new guide aimed at improving the financial literacy of business owners has been welcomed by advisors. The UAE Banks Federation (UBF) announced yesterday that the 64-page guide has been produced as part of its …

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Emirates NBD to launch EasyHub integrated digital kiosks

Access branch services beyond banking hours, any day of the week Partners with Diebold Nixdorf to offer multi-functional interactive terminal Open an account and get a debit card instantly Access branch services beyond banking hours, any day of the week Dubai: Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the Middle East, has partnered with Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in driving …

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Arabtec to build new phases of Emaar project in Egypt

UAE-based contractor to build 128 new villas within Emaar Misr’s Uptown Cairo project United Arab Emirates-based construction company Arabtec has announced it has secured a contract worth 157 million UAE dirhams ($42.75 million) to build two new phases of a project for Emaar Misr, the Egyptian arm of Dubai-based Emaar Properties. The company said in a statement to the Dubai …

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Eastern promise: UAE’s financial hubs target China

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day As the United States and China begin talks today to try and avert an escalating trade war, the two main financial centres of the United Arab Emirates have already been courting Chinese dignatories, as they seek to become …

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Takaful Emarat launches new brand to reflect major digital transformation

Launches a New Medical Product “Personal Health +” Dubai – Takaful Emarat (“the Company”), the DFM-listed Shariah-compliant Life and Health Takaful provider, is pleased to announce that it has introduced a bold new corporate identity to reflect its growing business and digital transformation. The Company has launched the ‘tlife’ brand for its life and health business. The general insurance business, …

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Official Launching Ceremony of Preparation for the Africities 2018 Summit

The theme of the Summit will be: “The transition to sustainable cities and territories: The role of African local governments” The official ceremony to launch the preparation for the 8th edition of the Africities Summit, November 20-24, 2018, Marrakesh, Morocco will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 3:00- 5:30 pm at the Balafrej Hall, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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