Saturday , 17 November 2018

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Mideast Stocks: Qatar firms after cabinet reshuffle; other markets subdued

Gulf markets broadly negative Doha’s main index closed up 0.5 percent at 10,331 points, with petrochemicals, metals and fertiliser producer Industries Qatar jumping 1.4 percent, Qatar Islamic Bank adding 1.1 percent, and Qatar National Bank (QNB) rising 0.8 percent. In Saudi Arabia, the main index was down 0.4 percent, with heavyweight Al Rajhi Bank and petrochemical giant SABIC losing 0.7 …

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Abu Dhabi Investment Office’s $1.36bln projects to boost economic diversification

Abu Dhabi is looking at a big push into the tourism sector. UAE – Abu Dhabi Investment Office is giving wings to the Government’s Vision 2030 of economic diversification with real estate projects worth Dh5 billion. ADIO adviser Mohamed Al Hosani said Delma Island – considered the most difficult place to invest – will see massive uplift with implementation of …

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Call for tech solutions to align with Islamic values

Future trends of the Islamic economy dominated discussions In the age of the Internet of Things, drones, AI and blockchain, there is a need for exponents of the Islamic economy to ensure that fast emerging technologies align with Muslim values, panellists at the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2018 (GIES) said. “Instead of focusing on new technologies, we should focus on …

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Blockchain technology seen to boost global Islamic finance sector: GIES 2018

Industry experts at GIES 2018 in Dubai examine impact of advanced technologies on Islamic banking The adoption of blockchain, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies and other advanced technologies are expected to have a positive impact on the global Islamic finance sector and create new benefits and opportunities for banks and consumers alike, according to industry experts speaking at the Global Islamic Economy …

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Egypt and the United Nations Celebrate a Successful Partnership of 73 Years

The celebration also featured a bazaar featuring products developed with the technical support of various UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes and their partners The United Nations in Egypt in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized a ceremony under the slogan “United for a Sustainable Future” at the Opera house in Cairo yesterday. The celebration was on occasion …

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Nabta Startup wins first place at Accenture Innovation Awards During GITEX Technology Week

The initiative identifies startups with the top solution-based innovative ideas Accenture has recognized leading startups at its second Accenture Innovation Awards held during GITEX Technology Week 2018. The initiative, in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai, Fintech Hive at DIFC and Etisalat Digital, recognizes up-and-coming start-ups that play a major role in changing and improving aspects of people’s lives. The awards …

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Ooredoo announces its readiness to launch the eSIM on its network soon

The first telecom operator to offer this service in Kuwait eSIM comes in tandem with Ooredoo’s digital transformation strategy eSIM will provide customers with a full-fledged and unique digital experience The service will be commercially available soon and is subject to the approval of the Communication and IT Regulatory Authority in addition to the iOS 12.1 update Al-Ayoub: “We will …

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Will the next cryptocurrency revolution be green?

If bitcoin were a country, it would be 41st in the world in terms of energy consumption, just behind Chile and Austria Last year’s bitcoin frenzy appears to have run its course. The cryptocurrency’s near-vertical ascent to more than $19,000 was followed by an equally precipitous decline as speculators fled the market as fast as they had joined, leaving ownership …

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Innovative Solar House prototype by Baitykool competes for prestigious Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 Award

University teams from UAE, Palestine, & France collaborate to create a remarkable energy saving prototype Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy along with the French Embassy in the United Arab Emirates are proudly supporting Baitykool, a solar house prototype project, in its bid to win the best concept and building of an ecological …

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DEWA highlights its vision to achieve its sustainable development goals

As part of the second UN World Data Forum 2018 The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in the second edition of the UN World Data Forum 2018, organised at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. DEWA is one of UAE’s government entities participating in the Emirates pavilion. Mohammed Abdulkarim Al Shamsi, Senior Manager of Climate Change and Sustainability at DEWA, …

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