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UAE stands to be a big winner from China’s $900bln Belt & Road plan – report

By: Michael Fahy, ZAWYA Ancient trade routes from China through central Asia by rail (Belt) and to Africa and beyond by sea. The United Arab Emirates has been ranked as third in a global index of nations that stand to benefit most from China’s Belt and Road Initiative, according to a new report released on Tuesday by property consultancy Knight …

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Almas Jiwani Joins Heads of State & Leaders at the Africa 2017 Forum in Egypt

Almas Jiwani will join heads of state and government as well as high level business leaders, officials and policy makers in Africa and the world in order to discuss a wide range of business and development issues in the continent and to engage with some of Africa’s most important economic partners and stakeholders at the Africa 2017 Forum, held under …

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DP World keen to explore new investment opportunities in Africa

DP World pushes ahead with its long-term strategy focusing on the continent. DP World is looking for new investment and expansion opportunities across Africa, as it pushes ahead with its long-term strategy focusing on the continent, the company’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the UAE Region Mohammed Al Muallem told delegates on Thursday at the fourth Global Business …

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), and the National Company of Transports and Logistics, SNTL, Morocco, Launch a Study to Bridge the Gap between Morocco and Africa

This signing is under the umbrella of the AfTIAS, but is also at the core mandate of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, which is created for bridging the trade gaps between the Arab and African countries The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, signed a partnership agreement with the …

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Several billions of US dollars in investments announced during the Morocco – Gabon 2017 Forum

Two delegations of Moroccan businessmen are expected in Gabon within the next few weeks The Morocco – Gabon Forum which has just ended in Rabat was the occasion for the Moroccan companies and investors to announce their intention to invest several billions of US dollars in Gabon in the sectors of Infrastructures, the numerical Economy, Agro-industrial industry and the sanitary …

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Middle East and Africa to spend $8bln on IoT in 2017

Middle East organizations are adopting the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology infrastructure to drive the wider region’s $8 billion market, global IoT enabler SAP recently announced. As the inter-connected IoT era advances, Middle East organizations are forced to manage a vast network of connected devices, wearables, and physical objects — from cars to oil drills. Using machine-to-machine technology, organizations …

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D2L expands footprint in the Middle East and Africa

Learning tech provider to accelerate its growth in the region through new resellers D2L, which has helped transform learning for people all over the world, is now doing the same for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). After increasing its presence in the region last year with a dedicated office in Dubai, and on-boarding several thousand unique users in the …

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U.S.’s Mimecast data security appoints channel director for Middle East and Africa

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced an executive appointment to strengthen its leadership team. Jason Roos joins Mimecast from Dimension Data, as the new Channel Director and will lead the channel teams in Middle East and Africa. “Our channel partners play an essential role in how we support our customers and expand our …

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Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action

The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that his presidency will not overturn the global agenda on climate change. …

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Mona Al Marri opens 6th InfoComm Middle East and Africa

Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) HE Mona Ghanem Al Marri today inaugurated the 6th InfoComm Middle East and Africa, the region’s largest professional audiovisual event at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Being organised under the theme ‘Audiovisual Communications in a Hyperconnected World’, the event seeks to drive the region’s professional audiovisual take-up and the exchange …

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