Tuesday , 18 December 2018

Government

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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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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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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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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Kuwaiti education minister assures students of unbridled support

Kuwait remains committed to its goal of providing quality education and honing the skills of its students, its education minister Dr. Hamid Al-Azmi said on Sunday. The minister’s remarks come against the backdrop of a major achievement where a Kuwaiti private school outperformed 52,000 others in an Arab reading challenge held in Dubai. He congratulated the students of ‘Al-Ikhlas’ school …

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Mideast Stocks: Qatar firms after cabinet reshuffle; other markets subdued

Gulf markets broadly negative Doha’s main index closed up 0.5 percent at 10,331 points, with petrochemicals, metals and fertiliser producer Industries Qatar jumping 1.4 percent, Qatar Islamic Bank adding 1.1 percent, and Qatar National Bank (QNB) rising 0.8 percent. In Saudi Arabia, the main index was down 0.4 percent, with heavyweight Al Rajhi Bank and petrochemical giant SABIC losing 0.7 …

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Egypt and the United Nations Celebrate a Successful Partnership of 73 Years

The celebration also featured a bazaar featuring products developed with the technical support of various UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes and their partners The United Nations in Egypt in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized a ceremony under the slogan “United for a Sustainable Future” at the Opera house in Cairo yesterday. The celebration was on occasion …

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DEWA highlights its vision to achieve its sustainable development goals

As part of the second UN World Data Forum 2018 The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in the second edition of the UN World Data Forum 2018, organised at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. DEWA is one of UAE’s government entities participating in the Emirates pavilion. Mohammed Abdulkarim Al Shamsi, Senior Manager of Climate Change and Sustainability at DEWA, …

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Saudi efforts to improve education system showcased

Saudi Education Minister Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa on Thursday highlighted the great support provided by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to improve the country’s education system. Al-Issa did so at a meeting of education ministers in Argentina. Participants included education ministers from all G-20 states, as well as those from Singapore, Chile, Jamaica, Spain and the Netherlands. …

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High costs and data skills shortage the main barriers to AI in banking: Emirates NBD official

Consultancy firm PwC predicts potential contribution of AI to the economic growth of the UAE to stand at 13.6 percent by year 2030 Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being integrated into many services already provided by banks in the United Arab Emirates, but its high cost and a shortage of specialist data scientists could preclude a more widespread use, according to …

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