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HBKU Holds Education City’s First PhD Defense

The College of Science and Engineering celebrates the achievements of its students A new milestone in the two decades of Qatar Foundation (QF) for Education, Science and Community Development history was achieved when Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Science and Engineering (CSE) hosted Education City’s first-ever PhD thesis defense session. The momentous event comes ahead of HBKU’s schedule …

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Seed investments: The ideas the UAE is backing to help boost rainfall levels

Zawya speaks to the three scientists whose ideas have received $5 mln via this year’s Rain Enhancement Programme. By Nada Al Rifai, ZAWYA As the United Arab Emirates navigates the path to raise its water security levels, the arid Gulf country is funding a number of new research ideas aimed at boosting rainfall. The UAE’s Rain Enhancement Programme this year …

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Etisalcom appointed as Huawei’s First Channel Service Partner in Bahrain

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider has recognized Etisalcom as its first Channel Service Partner (CSP) in Bahrain. Manama, Bahrain: Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider has recognized Etisalcom as its first Channel Service Partner (CSP) in Bahrain. The certification will open doors for Etisalcom to offer vendor-backed services such as design and deployment of Huawei certified solutions …

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UAE’s ADNOC awards $3.5bln contracts to Samsung Engineering

Two contracts were signed by ADNOC Refining and Samsung Engineering Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) said on Monday it had awarded two contracts to South Korea’s Samsung Engineering 028050.KS worth more than $3.5 billion. The contracts were signed by ADNOC Refining, a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNOC, and Samsung Engineering. The first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was …

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Newly empowered Saudi women to help drive growth at Al Rajhi Bank

Female demand for cars to lift loan opportunities, says CEO Saudi women get the right to drive and have more chances to work, increased economic activity among an entire half of the population is an opportunity for banks, the head of one of them said. Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Arabia’s second largest by assets, has opened 133 female-only branches and …

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Trading places: Dubai’s non-oil trade rises, with China, India and the U.S. it’s biggest partners

Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade grew by 2 percent last year, with China, India, the United States and Saudi Arabia topping a list of the emirate’s biggest trading partners, the Dubai government’s media office said in a press release on Monday. The emirate’s non-oil trade grew by 26 billion dirhams ($7.1 billion) to total 1.302 trillion dirhams in 2017, up from …

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Investment outlook: Gulf’s fixed income market likely to match last year’s highs

Despite higher oil prices, benign funding environment means strong levels of bond issuance are likely to continue. Gulf sukuk and bond issuance could set another annual record this year as government institutions again turn to debt to help meet budget shortfalls, although elevated geopolitical risk and imminent interest rate rises will make borrowing more expensive. Emirates NBD, Dubai’s largest bank, …

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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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Smart Cities Global Summit to take place in Africa gathering International Government and Industry leaders to assess regional Smart City technology and investment strategies

Government’s role in stimulating new technology and Smart cities investment will be a key focus of the event agenda, with eight key Smart City investment themes featured over 50 sessions Smart Cities Global Technology & Investment Summit 2018 (www.SmartCityAlgiers.com) has been announced to take place in Algiers, Algeria, on June 27-28, gathering international Government and Industry leaders to assess global …

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Innovation Arabia 11 continues for the 2nd day in Dubai

An important scientific research study announced under the title: “Life expectancy and main causes of mortality in the UAE: A systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990 – 2016” UAE: The second day of Innovation Arabia 11 continued at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with the active participation of a number of world class speakers, …

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