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Furthering the Region’s Green Agenda

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA

By H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD and CEO of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority and Chairman of World Green Economy Summit. Dubai, UAE – In April, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), a United Nations body, released its latest ‘Status of the Global Climate’ report, which detailed the string of climate …

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KFH Wins STP Award 2016 from Citi Bank


Award Affirms KFH’s Excellence in Utilizing Technology. Kuwait Finance House (KFH) won STP award 2016 from Citi Bank, as the best financial institution in the Middle East to deal with Citi Bank, yet the bank that has achieved the highest rates in the award-winning criteria. STP is an award for “Straight Through Processing” without manual intervention for remittances to Citi. …

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10th World Future Energy Summit Demonstrates the Business Case for Sustainability


Falling Costs Make Renewable Energy an Investment in the Future. Co-Located Events for Water Security, Waste management, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, and Sustainable Transport. 35,000 Attendees Expected at Milestone 2017 Event in Abu Dhabi. With the cost of solar energy plummeting, the World Future Energy Summit 2017 (WFES) will showcase an unprecedented range of financially profitable clean energy solutions, opening …

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Dubai Customs receives UK diplomatic delegation

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Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: Dubai-UK trade stood at AED 6.7 billion in Q1 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dubai Customs is committed to reinforcing cooperation and coordination with foreign diplomatic corps in order to boost Dubai’s foreign trade. Living up to this strategic objective, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih has received officials from the British Embassy with whom …

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Discovery Networks selects du as the preferred partner for broadcasting of new television channels in MENA region


Agreement to facilitate launch of brand new Discovery Networks channels, DKids HD, DLife HD and DMAX HD. Discovery Networks today announced it has signed an agreement with du as its official playout and distribution service provider across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. As a result of the agreement, du will offer its expertise to manage the transmission …

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Legal Tech Startup from the UAE Gains Traction in Innovating Justice

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Legal Advice Middle East, the first online legal services marketplace in the region, has been selected for the semi-final round of the Innovating Justice Challenge 2016, run by the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL). Earlier this year, 69 justice innovations from around the world were shortlisted by HiiL in this year’s Challenge from more than four hundred applications. …

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UPDATE 2-IMF agrees $12 billion 3-year funding deal with Egypt


IMF loans to help budget deficit and dollar shortage Deal still to be approved by IMF executive committee Markets cautious, pending implementation By Lin Noueihed and Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has agreed in principle to grant Egypt a $12 billion three-year loan facility, to support a government reform programme aimed at plugging a …

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DEWA first government organisation in Dubai to establish a 24/7 Cyber Defence Centre


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the first government organisation in Dubai to establish a 24/7 cyber defence centre, in adherence with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest city in the world. DEWA’s cyber defence centre was established …

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Social media emerging as major business enabler for Arab SMEs, says Orient Planet Research report


  92 per cent of polled GCC SMEs already on social media Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn driving unprecedented customer engagement for Arab SMEs Internet users in the Arab World is poised to climb to 226 million by 2018 SMEs contributes around 33 percent to GDP and comprises nearly 25 percent of the total labor force in Saudi Arabia Like the …

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University of Jordan Students step into the Driver’s Seat to facilitate business growth through innovation


Workshop organized by TRACCS enables graduates ascertain the significance of Public Relations for organizational success. Amman, Jordan – Students from the school of Business at the University of Jordan recently embarked on a journey to discover career opportunities that create value, drive innovation and facilitate unprecedented organizational success. These students were taken on road-trip of lifetime by one of the …

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