Saturday , 17 November 2018

Government

Oriental opportunity: UAE seeks more trade with China

The United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China has said that he hopes the country will be able to double its trade with China over the next 10 years ahead of a three-day visit to the emirates later this week by China’s President, Xi Jinping. According to the UAE’s state news agency WAM, Dr Ali Obaid Al …

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E-commerce portal noon opens buying offices in China and Hong Kong

Noon launched in the UAE and Saudi Arabia last year By Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA UAE-based online shopping portal noon has announced plans to introduce products from China and Hong Kong on its e-commerce portals in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a noon official said. “We have opened sourcing offices… We spotted a gap in the market for high …

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China’s Xi pledges $20bln in loans to revive Middle East

The loans will fund a plan of “economic reconstruction” and “industrial revival” that would include cooperation on oil and gas, nuclear and clean energy, Xi said Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged a package of $20 billion inloans and $1.6 billion in financial aid to countries in the Middle East, as part of what he called an “oil and …

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Dubai to cut municipal fees, freeze school costs in stimulus effort

The council also decided to scrap 19 fees related to the aviation industry and waived late payment fees on property registrations for 60 days Dubai’s government said it would reduce municipal fees, scrap some aviation charges and freeze school costs in the latest of a series of efforts to stimulate economic growth, which has been hindered by weak real estate …

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Successful implementation of Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) continues the successful implementation of Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program by connecting business communities in Agadir Agreement countries and West Africa The closing session of the Business Forum had adopted number of recommendations aiming at boosting trade flows between the Agadir Agreement countries and the West African OIC member countries The International Islamic …

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MENA Innovation 2018 – Official Ministerial Summit for ICT Innovation in Education & Digital Inclusion

Industry and government are looking forward with anticipation to MENA Innovation 2018 which will see the gathering of ministers and government officials, under the patronage of HE Yasser El Kady, Egyptian Minister of Communications & Information Technology. The summit will take place over three days at the Dusit Thani, Cairo, 29 – 31 July. Up to 25 Middle Eastern and …

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UAE: Women form 70% of Sheikh Mohammed’s team

Sheikh Mohammed lauded women’s role on the occasion of International Women’s Day UAE – Women’s achievements were lauded by the Rulers of the UAE on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Thursday. The role of women in government was highlighted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of …

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Egypt encourages savers to invest in shares- exchange head

The chairman of Egypt’s stock exchange has said that it is working on a campaign to increase demand for shares from within the country as well as looking to make it more attractive to international investors. Mohamed Farid told Zawya on the sidelines of a conference held by investment bank EFG Hermes on Monday that alongside efforts to increase the …

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Dubai to have 70 smart visa centres by end of 2018

Will also provide job opportunities to over 1,000 UAE citizens. Dubai will have 70 Amer centers by the end of 2018 and these will provide job opportunities to more than 1,000 people, GDRFA has contended. As many as 21 new smart Amer centers have been established and opened since the beginning of this year, said Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al …

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Saudi Arabia plans up to $11 bln investments in water sector in 2018

The largest desalinated water investment will be in Jubail 3 Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker stands at a desalination plant, 35 lm south of Riyadh, May 4, 2011. By Nada Al Rifai, ZAWYA Saudi Arabia is attracting investments worth $11 billion into large-scale water projects across several regions of the kingdom, primarily in water desalination, a Saudi official …

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