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UAE insurtech start-up Aqeed makes splash with advertising blitz

CEO says Aqeed’s shareholders, which include companies specialising in reinsurance and media buying, bring more than money to table For a start-up, insurance technology (insurtech) firm Aqeed has succeeded in making itself well-known since launching across the United Arab Emirates in April. Many UAE residents may still be unsure as to the purpose of the Dubai-based company, which raised $18 …

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UAE’s Khalifa Fund calls entries for entrepreneurs contest

Pitch@PalaceGCC to encourage innovation among the youth and promote SMEs. Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development is inviting creative entrepreneurs to participate in the second edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceUAE’ and the first edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceGCC to encourage innovation among the youth and promote SMEs. Pitch@Palace plays a vital role in supporting innovative enterprises and ideas at the local and regional levels, with …

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Saudi PIF in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid

The talks between privately-held Lucid Motors and PIF underscore the latter’s appetite to invest in electric car makers to diversify the oil-rich Middle Eastern kingdom’s investment portfolio By Dasha Afanasieva, Harry Brumpton, Reuters News PIF, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund that Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk has said could help him fund a $72 billion deal to take his …

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Dubai marches towards becoming the smartest city

Dubai government is saving Dh5.6 for every one dirham spent by Smart Dubai Dubai’s march towards becoming the world’s first smartest city continues unabated as the emirate has been ranked the ‘Most Innovative City’ in the region. It is also No.1 for deployment of smart city applications and has the highest awareness, usage and satisfaction among its residents. Industry executives …

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Blackboard and Higher Colleges of Technology Establish Digital Education Center of Excellence in the Middle East

Blackboard and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest education institution, extended their partnership to create the first Blackboard Center of Excellence in the Middle East. Signed in the presence of Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, Vice Chancellor of HCT, Dr. Jihad Mohaidat, Executive Dean – Ed Tech of HCT and Bill Ballhaus, Chairman, CEO and …

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Qatar the most entrepreneurial Arab state – Competitiveness Report

Country scores highest of the Arab states on a global index compiled by the IFC, World Bank and the World Economic Forum By Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA Qatar has the healthiest entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Arab world, according to the new Arab Competitiveness Report 2018. The report, compiled by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Economic Forum and the World …

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Fujitsu Implements Enterprise IT Service Management Solution for Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

The cloud-based solution ensures higher operational efficiency through automated policies and processes Fujitsu has implemented an Enterprise IT Service Management solution for the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), underlining its expertise in delivering end-to-end solutions for major enterprise clients. The new solution will enable DSOA to achieve higher levels of operational efficiency and productivity through automated policies and processes. Fujitsu …

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Saudi Vision 2030 ‘will boost competitiveness,’ WEF says

Saudi Arabia has committed to significant changes to its economy and society as part of its Vision 2030 reform plan Countries across the Middle East are struggling to create diverse opportunities for their youth, according to the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) Arab World Competitiveness Report. However, a number of countries are innovating and creating new solutions to previously existing …

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Cheaper medicine?: New generic drug rules in Abu Dhabi will boost market, but wider integration requires public awareness – analyst

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day By Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA A recent decision in Abu Dhabi aimed at increasing demand for generic medicine – drugs that use formulas similar to branded drugs, but sold at cheaper prices – needs time to gain public acceptance …

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Work on University of Balamand Dubai campus completed

Dubai Investments, a leading, diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced that the new campus of its wholly-owned subsidiary University of Balamand Dubai [UOBD] is fully complete and ready to welcome students strating from next month. The UOBD campus, spread across 8,000 sq m at Dubai Investments Park [DIP], offers the most-modern classrooms, three laboratories for …

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