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Tag Archives: 2017

A ringing success: Saudi spending on telecom services hits $36 billion in 2017

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day By Nada Al Rifai, ZAWYA The volume of spending on telecommunications and information technology services in Saudi Arabia reached more than 136 billion Saudi riyals ($36 billion) last year, according to official sources. The revenues from telecommunications services …

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A ringing success: Saudi spending on telecom services hits $36 billion in 2017

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day The volume of spending on telecommunications and information technology services in Saudi Arabia reached more than 136 billion Saudi riyals ($36 billion) last year, according to official sources. The revenues from telecommunications services also amounted to about 70 …

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Middle East M&A activity rallies in Q4 2017

Global M&A deal-making in 2017 stayed in line with 2016 levels, with overall global deal volumes rising slightly by three per cent and flat growth in terms of value, and Middle East activity rallied in the last quarter of the year, according to the latest report by global law firm Baker McKenzie. Despite tighter scrutiny on foreign deals, the United …

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Tax, Trump and tech: Zawya’s 10 most important stories of 2017

By: Zawya.Com Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day Zawya presents its top picks of the stories that were written by its in-house team of journalists in 2017 The introduction of value-added tax (VAT), the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the changing e-commerce landscape …

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UAE higher education year-end review

Universities in UAE saw higher placed rankings in 2017 Abu Dhabi: It was another big year for higher education in the UAE in 2017, with several key developments including university mergers, a new higher education strategy announced in December, and continued moves up the ranks for UAE-based universities. National Higher Education Strategy Announced in December by the Ministry of Education, …

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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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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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