Thursday , 22 November 2018

Government

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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Omani government working to create 25,000 jobs in six months The announcement came after hundreds of unemployed people demonstrated on Monday

By Marwa Rashad RIYADH – The Omani government said on Thursday it was working to create 25,000 jobs in six months, part of efforts to curb high unemployment in the small, oil-exporting Gulf Arab state. The announcement came after hundreds of unemployed people demonstrated on Monday at the Ministry of Manpower in Oman’s capital Muscat, and another protest in the …

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East Africa Islamic Economy Summit 2018 returns to Nairobi, Kenya

Tapping into East Africa’s tech savvy population to drive Innovation and Financial Inclusion ‘East Africa’s fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector, a young educated tech savvy population and their ability to capitalise on technology development provides a great opportunity for the region to lead in the Islamic Finance digital economy’ – Agnes Gitau, GBS Africa (http://GBSafrica.co.uk) elaborating the theme of …

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Oman signs $210mln Saudi financing for key industrial project

Deal could help to ease concern about the health of Oman’s finances. Image used for illustrative purpose. A bank employee counts one hundred dollar notes at a bank in Seoul February 26, 2009. Image used for illustrative purpose. A bank employee counts one hundred dollar notes at a bank in Seoul February 26, 2009. Oman’s government has signed to obtain …

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Digitisation at the centre of ENBD’s retail growth strategy

UAE and the region are ready for digital only banks Dubai: Digital initiatives have been a key focus area for Emirates NBD’s service delivery much before digital transformation became a buzzword in the region’s financial services industry. Even as the banking sector is busy figuring out a way to address the digital challenges posed by Fintech and disruptive banking technologies, …

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‘Global Britain’ UK politicians are currently so eager to espouse will need to speak global languages

LONDON: While many teenagers at UK schools are typically learning how to conjugate French verbs or practicing how to order a cheese sandwich in Spanish, young people in a Northern Irish grammar school are busy perfecting their Arabic calligraphy skills. For the past year, the Belfast Royal Academy has been trialing Arabic lessons in an effort to encourage students to …

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Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Releases Arab World Online 2017 Report

The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) has released a report titled The Arab World Online 2017 today (Wednesday, October 25, 2017), which examines the digital transformations and societal trends brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Arab region. The findings assess public readiness towards, and concerns about emerging digital technologies across the Arab region. This is …

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MEPI Student Leaders Program 2018

Applications for 2018 will be accepted from October 23, 2017, through December 14, 2017 The Student Leaders program offers outstanding undergraduates from across the MENA region an intensive leadership training course of approximately 5 weeks in the United States. The program emphasizes lessons in participatory governance and the application of leadership skills. The Student Leaders program is a rigorous exchange …

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UN announces worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Young Leaders programme places a spotlight on young people between the ages of 18-30 from around the world, and across many different issues, who are leading positive change towards a sustainable future The United Nations announced on Saturday that it was seeking applications for its second class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals–exceptional young people who are …

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