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Seed capital helps MENA female start-ups take flight

Women are underrepresented when it comes to new business launches and Elissa Freiha – founder of the first female-focused accelerator in the region, Womena – is passionate about pushing the numbers higher. “Honestly, I think this region is the most exciting start-up space globally right now for the simple fact that the potential is still untapped,” she says. “The resources …

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Know your numbers: Advisors welcome banks’ attempt to improve financial knowledge among business owners

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day The introduction of a new guide aimed at improving the financial literacy of business owners has been welcomed by advisors. The UAE Banks Federation (UBF) announced yesterday that the 64-page guide has been produced as part of its …

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Official Launching Ceremony of Preparation for the Africities 2018 Summit

The theme of the Summit will be: “The transition to sustainable cities and territories: The role of African local governments” The official ceremony to launch the preparation for the 8th edition of the Africities Summit, November 20-24, 2018, Marrakesh, Morocco will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 3:00- 5:30 pm at the Balafrej Hall, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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‘Start Egypt’ discovers entrepreneurs across the country

UK-funded Start Egypt programme has just completed a discovery mission for the country’s future entrepreneurs Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship across Egypt is vital to boost economic development and improve lives Partnering with Techne Drifts and Entreprenelle, Start Egypt has toured nine Egyptian cities as part of its road shows and its female founders’ workshops. Start Egypt experts from Flat6Labs headed …

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Etisalat announces offer for small and medium businesses

Telco offering special data offers for new and existing mobile post-paid customers Etisalat has announced a week-long ‘SMB Festival’ from May 6 to 13, an initiative for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the UAE. The telco is offering special data offers for new and existing mobile post-paid customers in addition to offers from business partners at the ‘Hello Business …

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UAE leads MENA in digitisation: Report

Digitisation continues to take the global economies by storm The UAE is now leading the MENA region with an impressive 16.4 percent in digital penetration, according to a detailed report by Al Masah Capital Limited titled, “Digital Banking – ME Trends”. “Digitisation continues to take the global economies by storm. As a revolution whose uptake in the Middle East and …

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Egypt encourages savers to invest in shares- exchange head

The chairman of Egypt’s stock exchange has said that it is working on a campaign to increase demand for shares from within the country as well as looking to make it more attractive to international investors. Mohamed Farid told Zawya on the sidelines of a conference held by investment bank EFG Hermes on Monday that alongside efforts to increase the …

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RAKBANK partners with Etisalat to offer business banking solutions at Hello Business Hub

RAKBANK will provide Business Banking solutions at preferential terms to SMBs who visit Etisalat’s specialized business hub. RAKBANK partners with Etisalat to offer business banking solutions at Hello Business Hub United Arab Emirates – The National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (RAKBANK) today announced a strategic partnership with Etisalat’s “Hello Business Hub”, a one-stop location that enables small and medium …

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Regulators must adopt emerging tech: Accenture

Innovative products and services are increasingly challenging regulatory processes By Staff Writer, TradeArabia Regulators must embrace the innovative application of emerging technologies, known as RegTech, to enable a more effective regulatory environment, mitigate risks and drive competitive advantage, said leading global professional services company Accenture in a new report. According to the report titled “RegTech for Regulators”, released in collaboration …

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Google offers Aramco unlikely route to IPO heaven

Partnership with Google may provoke some outside-the-box thinking Google found Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail Has Saudi Aramco landed on a cunning plan to boost its future stock-market valuation? Certainly, the $2 trillion valuation desired by the kingdom’s crown prince in the oil producer’s forthcoming initial public offering is hard to square with reality. A new partnership with the owner …

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