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Tag Archives: 2017

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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WGES 2017: Region needs green bonds to fund renewable schemes, says bank project finance head

By: Imogen Lillywhite, ZAWYA Capital markets need to get involved in investing in green projects to meet the region’s renewable energy targets, according to a UAE banking head. Frank Beckers, head of project finance and advisory, First Abu Dhabi Bank, told delegates at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai on Wednesday that while the region was leading the way …

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Amazon’s technology head to speak at next week’s GITEX

Amazon’s chief technology officer, Werner Vogels, has been recruited to deliver a keynote speech at this year’s GITEX Technology Week. Vogels is set to discuss Amazon’s growth from a start-up to the world’s fourth-biggest company by market capitalisation, according to the Financial Times Global 500 rankings. Amazon has also taken a major stride into the Middle East this year following …

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Iraq expects to produce 250,000 tonnes of rice in 2017 season

Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry said on Saturday it expected to produce 250,000 tonnes of rice in the 2017 season. The figure suggests gap to be filled by imports of about 1 million tonnes, as demand annually stands at between 1 million to 1.25 million tonnes, according to government sources. “The expected production is around 250,000 tonnes for this year, the harvest …

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IPO surge: Saudi SMEs help 2017 hit a five-year high

The first quarter of 2017 saw 10 new initial public offerings (IPOs) registered on the stock markets among the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a five-year record high and propelled by Saudi Arabian small and medium-sized businesses, according to a press release issued by consultancy firm PwC. IPO news in the region is important, as Saudi Arabia, …

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2017 will be a year for reshaping the way we do business, according to ‘The 2017 Economic Outlook’ discussion at Capital Club Dubai

The event, led by experts in their respective fields, highlighted key growth areas as well as challenges for the year ahead ‘The 2017 Economic Outlook’ discussion recently hosted at Capital Club, Dubai’s Premier Private City Club and member of the ENSHAA group of companies, offered Members key insights into what to expect in the coming year regarding the region’s economy. …

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Peter Kaliaropoulos appointed as CEO of Zain Saudi Arabia, effective January 1, 2017

A telecom professional with over 30 years’ experience, incoming CEO to focus on growth opportunities and further enhance customer experience Board thanks Hassan Kabbani for his achievements and wishes him well for the future Riyadh, Kuwait City – Zain Saudi Arabia announces the appointment of telecom stalwart Peter Kaliaropoulos as CEO of Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA), effective January 1, …

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World Bank released its 2017 Doing Business Report, Oman is ranked 66 globally and 3rd among Arab countries

The Sultanate scored 1st amongst the Arab countries and 32 globally, advancing by 127 points compared to the previous report. The World Bank 2017 Doing Business Report was released yesterday 25th October and is focused on “Equal Opportunity for All”. The Sultanate of Oman has achieved a major breakthrough in this report by advancing by 3 ranks to be ranked …

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The first edition of HITEC Dubai will be hosted by HFTP and Naseba in 2017

Dubai, UAE – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals, or HFTP, is a global hospitality association responsible for organizing the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC), the world’s leading hospitality technology event. In partnership with Naseba, a business facilitation company based in Dubai, HFTP will now be bringing HITEC to the Middle East for the very first time. The most …

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Bread wheat genome to be decoded by end of 2017

By – Daisy Dunne – SciDev.Net The full genetic sequence of bread wheat will be available within two years, a global network of scientists has said earlier this month. The project’s researchers said on 6 January that decoding the genetics of bread wheat — which they say is the world’s most widely grown cereal — should help wheat breeders in …

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