Monday , 26 February 2018

Government

Plans moving forward for the European Union’s ‘House of Europe’ in Dubai

Plans to build a commercial property in Dubai for the European Union (EU) are currently underway with a construction tender expected next year, the project’s developer, Kleindienst Group, has said. The venture, currently awaiting building permission, is designed to be a ‘wood-only’ high-rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Thomson Reuters Projects reported in July last year that Dubai-based developer …

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Saudi reform tweaks won’t affect key economic policies

Saudi Arabia is revising parts of an economic development plan released a year ago but key policies, including fiscal reforms and a massive privatisation programme, won’t be affected by the review, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. In June 2016, the government published a National Transformation Programme (NTP) that included hundreds of steps to modernise the economy and society, …

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt to visit the Republic of Belarus

On August 27 — 28, 2017 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sameh Shoukri, will pay a visit to the Republic of Belarus. It is the first visit to Belarus of the Head of the Foreign Ministry of Egypt in the course of the history of bilateral relations. The program of the visit includes a …

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First 11 firms enrolled into DIFC’s fintech accelerator

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced that 11 firms have been chosen to take part in its accelerator programme for new financial technologies, known as FinTech Hive. The programme, which is being launched in partnership with management consultancy Accenture, is a 12-week course that will see the selected firms working closely with financial institutions and other stakeholders to help develop …

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IMF, AMF, AFESD and Government of Morocco to Host Regional Conference

IMF, AMF, AFESD and Government of Morocco to Host Regional Conference: “Opportunity for All—Promoting Growth, Jobs, and Inclusiveness in the Arab World” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, AFESD Director General Chairman of the Board Abdlatif Y. Al-Hamad, and AMF Director General Chairman of the Board Abdulrahman Al Hamidy will be among the conference speakers The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Arab …

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Females first: Study shows women are more successful than men at raising money through crowdfunding

Female-led crowdfunding campaigns are more likely to reach their funding targets than male-led ones, a new study published last week by consultancy firm PwC has discovered. An analysis of over 450,000 crowdfunding campaigns by nine of the world’s largest crowdfunding platforms showed that female-led campaigns were 32 percent more successful at reaching their funding target than male-led campaigns. “Even in …

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Saudi Arabia to host 2020 G20 summit

Jeddah – Saudi Arabia will host the G-20 Summit in 2020, said an official statement issued on Saturday at the end of this year’s event in Hamburg, Germany. “We thank Germany for hosting a successful Hamburg summit, and look forward to meeting again in Argentina in 2018, in Japan in 2019 and in Saudi Arabia in 2020,” AFP quoted the …

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Foundation carries out Ramadan projects in 53 countries

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Foundation has carried out Ramadan charity projects for vulnerable and needy Muslims in several countries, as part of its charity work, both inside and outside the UAE. The foundation has put in place Ramadan iftar projects in several Arab, Asian and African countries, as well as in Haiti, the United States …

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UAE’s Khalifa Foundation sponsors 200 Syrian orphans in Lebanon

An agreement to sponsor 200 Syrian orphans in Tripoli, Lebanon, was signed Wednesday by the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Lebanon, and the Sanabel Al Nour Association as part of the charitable projects launched by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation. The noble gesture goes in line with the UAE Year of Giving initiative …

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Sharjah Chamber Signs MOU with Chinese Delegation

Signed an MoU with China Council for the Promotion of International Trade The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with China Council for the Promotion of International Trade yesterday. The MOU, which aim to enhance Sharjah’s ties with international trade partners, will pave the way for a unique and mutually beneficial trade …

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