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Arab policymakers more supportive of SMEs to aid jobs growth, says founder of new SME ratings agency

Nashwa Saleh says new Cairo-based business will initially target medium-sized businesses across the EMEA region Rising unemployment rates in Arab countries have made policymakers more interested in supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) over the past few years, the head of a new SME ratings agency has said. Nashwa Saleh, an Egyptian entrepreneur and a former director at ratings agency …

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League of Arab States and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation announce cooperation towards intra-Arab trade

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlines clear objectives aimed at enhancing trade capacities and improving structures and mechanisms of trade cooperation among Arab countries The League of Arab States (Economic Affairs Sector) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards accelerating cooperation in …

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Al Ghurair establishes education fund for Arab refugees

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Emirati businessmen and philanthropist, has announced the establishment of the “Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund”, a new initiative to benefit Arab refugee youth in Jordan, and Lebanon and Arab children affected by wars and disasters residing in the UAE. The announcement was made on the occasion of the annual ‘World Refugee Day’, being observed …

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Angel delight: Mideast investors rank social impact above financial gain

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day The ability to impact social change, rather than financial gain, is the biggest motivator for angel investors in the Middle East, according to a new report which also showed that the region’s entrepreneurs ranked highly on a global …

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Popular Arab social media stars talk about success and social messaging on YouTube

The final session of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis at al Majaz Amphitheatre last night (Sunday, June 3) was dedicated to the new generation of YouTubers Sharjah Government Media Bureau – If YouTube has emerged as one of the most powerful modern media platforms with massive impact on public perceptions and attitudes, a great deal of credit goes to social media stars …

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Successful implementation of Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) continues the successful implementation of Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program by connecting business communities in Agadir Agreement countries and West Africa The closing session of the Business Forum had adopted number of recommendations aiming at boosting trade flows between the Agadir Agreement countries and the West African OIC member countries The International Islamic …

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Silatech Signs New Agreements to Support Arab Youth

Her Highness chairs the first meeting of the new Board of Trustees chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Her Highness “Our commitment to youth continues to help them achieve their aspirations as we tackle the challenge of unemployment through innovative and effective solutions.” Doha, Qatar – Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder and Chairperson of Silatech, chaired …

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UAE to host 20th meeting of Council of Arab Ministers of Communication & Information

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced that the UAE will be hosting the 20th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communication & Information to be held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on September 27 and 28. The meeting will be attended by top-level telecommunications and information ministers from various Arab countries. Executive officers of the …

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Leading Arab banks to participate in SWIFT’s annual global financial services event

More than 200 delegates and exhibitors will represent the Arab community at Sibos 2016 to discuss the future of the financial services with industry peers from around the world. SWIFT, a member-owned cooperative and global provider of secure financial messaging services, announces today that more than 200 delegates and exhibitors from the Arab region will take part in Sibos 2016, …

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Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Signs MoU with Arab Administrative Development Organization

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution specializing in public policy in the Arab world, has signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) to collaboratively train and empower professionals in Arab institutions and share expertise in areas of public administration and scientific research. The MoU was signed …

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