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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Supports Gambia’s Agriculture With US $ 17.5 Million Syndicated Murabaha Financing

The Facility will be used to support the agriculture sector in Gambia through the import of inputs (fertilizers) and the purchase of Agricultural Produce The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group (IsDB.org), signed on November 29, 2017 with the Government of The Gambia a syndicated Murabaha financing Agreement in an amount …

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GCC tech companies close gender gap to unlock $100trillion in global GDP

Ann Gallo, chief communications officer of Hitachi Vantara, recently spoke at The Marketing Society UAE’s Leadership Breakfast, sharing her insights as the GCC technology companies work to close the gender gap and increase corporate competitiveness to unlock nearly $100 trillion in global GDP by 2025. Women in the GCC represent only two per cent of board positions and 13 per …

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Latest innovations at SGI Dubai 2018 could boost the African Printing industry

International Expo Consults (IEC) (www.IECdubai.com) stated that the African printing industry stakeholders can immensely benefit from the best and latest innovative products and solutions. Each year a large Africam contingent of trade visitors attend the SGI Dubai (www.SIGNMiddleEast.com) show to connect with the best in the industry and bring the solutions back to their home countries. Visitors from Africa can …

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Why do UAE and Saudi Arabia want to use blockchain?

Last week, the UAE’s central bank announced it was working on a joint cryptocurrency, based on blockchain, with its counterpart in Saudi Arabia Since beginning its dramatic rise in value over a year ago, many commentators have pronounced bitcoin dead, saying instead that the true value of the polarising digital currency was to be found in its underlying technology, blockchain. …

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Space time: What applicants need to know to win a seat on the UAE Astronaut Programme

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day. Participation in the United Arab Emirates’ recently announced astronauts programme is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity that should not be missed, two of the initiative’s top officials said on Monday. Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum last …

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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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A long shot: MENA employers receive 1,000 applications per job – Bayt.com CEO

11Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day. The Middle East and North Africa region has witnessed a massive growth in the number of jobseekers since 2011, but the number of jobs available has been declining, according to the chief executive of a regional jobs website, …

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Saudi Tadawul hires Nasdaq for tech ‘transformation’

Tadawul to upgrade its post-trade technology, including registry, depository and risk-management systems, to be completed by the second half of 2020. DUBAI – The Saudi Stock Exchange has taken a major step toward transforming its financial infrastructure after signing a deal with Nasdaq, the US market based in New York. Tadawul, the Riyadh-based market, on Monday announced an agreement with …

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The Big 5: Robots, 3D printing aren’t feasible yet due to cheap labour costs – construction experts

Traditional forms of construction are still the norm in the Middle East as the low labour costs means there is no major incentive to adopt new innovative methods From Burj Khalifa to twisted towers, the Middle East is famous for its outlandish skyscrapers and buildings, constantly pushing the boundaries of architecture and engineering. Despite this, the construction process to bring …

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Digital conference will gather more than 1,600 leaders and entrepreneurs in Riyadh

For the sixth year in a row, ArabNet Riyadh — the largest and most influential digital conference in the Kingdom — is gathering more than 1,600 regional/international digital professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs, to discuss the digital future in the region. The conference, which will be held December 11-13 at the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, is hosted by King Abdul Aziz …

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