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Focus on SMEs: Dubai to launch first local online marketplace

DubaiStore will also host the licensed home businesses acting as a reference platform. By Staff Writer, TradeArabia Digital Economy Solutions (DES), a joint venture between emaratech and the Department of Economic Development of Dubai (DED), will launch DubaiStore, the first local online marketplace to focus on SMEs and home-based businesses (e-traders). DubaiStore, quintessentially an online marketplace for all licensed businesses …

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MENA Innovation 2018 – Official Ministerial Summit for ICT Innovation in Education & Digital Inclusion

Industry and government are looking forward with anticipation to MENA Innovation 2018 which will see the gathering of ministers and government officials, under the patronage of HE Yasser El Kady, Egyptian Minister of Communications & Information Technology. The summit will take place over three days at the Dusit Thani, Cairo, 29 – 31 July. Up to 25 Middle Eastern and …

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South Korea’s trade minister highlights five key sectors for UAE investors

Kim Hyun-Chong says opportunities exist in tech, biotech, petrochemicals, construction and in cultural content and consumer goods By Michael Fahy, ZAWYA South Korea’s Minister of Trade highlighted cooperation in the petrochemicals sector as one of five key markets where trade opportunities between his country and the United Arab Emirates can be developed further. Speaking at the Annual Investment Meeting in …

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Al Habtoor founder open to IPO after 2020

The Group is the powerhouse behind real estate mega project, Al Habtoor City By Staff Writer, CPI Financial Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founder of the Al Habtoor Group (The Group), believes 2018 will be a much better year for businesses in the UAE after a tough year in the previous 12 months. The Chairman conceded 2017 had been a challenging …

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Investing in education a ‘long-term commitment’, says GEMS CEO

In the latest of a series of articles on philanthropic activities undertaken by families of UAE business leaders, Dino Varkey, the son of GEMS Education founder Sunny Varkey, discusses the role of the firm and Varkey Foundation in broadening access to learning. Dino Varkey, the CEO of GEMS Education is the third generation of a family of education entrepreneurs who …

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Hyperloop connections to boost GCC tourism infrastructure to $56bln by 2022

UAE ranked the most competitive in the region, driven by the development of multiple transport projects UAE – GCC capital investments in tourism infrastructure are expected to reach $56 billion by 2022, with the UAE ranked the most competitive in the region, driven by the development of multiple transport projects, according to the latest research published ahead of Arabian Travel …

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Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle Emirates Women Award 2018 to empower UAE professional & Business Women

The Submission Deadline for Emirates Women Award on 12th April 2018. Under the theme “Wisdom, Goodness and Giving”, Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, to empower UAE professional & Business Women (National and residents) …

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Bahrain is about to collaborate with a country to support the FinTech sector, find out who it is

According to the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) Financial Services Executive Director, David Parker, Bahrain is planning on collaborating with Malaysia’s financial sector since both markets are in similar development phases when it comes to the FinTech sector. “We can work on our strengths because Malaysia and Bahrain both have relatively newly implemented policies when it comes to fintech. I …

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Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) highlighted the role of small-and-medium-sized enterprises

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) highlighted the role of small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as engine of growth and sustainable development during the 43rd Annual Meeting of Islamic Development Bank Group. ICD also informed developmental partners on practices and tools to be used for designing SME resilience support programs The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the …

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Dubai Internet City Hosts Over 6,000 Visitors During Step 2018 Event

Dubai Internet City (DIC) concluded two days of hosting the STEP Conference held on its premises. The event, which saw more than 6,000 visitors, including professionals, startups, entrepreneurs and students visiting the Dubai Internet City community, brought together over 300 speakers from across the technology ecosystem. STEP, which comprised four different conference streams running in parallel, took place across different …

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