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53% of MENA executives have AI and Automation on their agenda

53% of senior executives based in the MENA region named artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) as the most prominent technologies on their boardroom agenda. In consumer-facing sectors, automation is the leading technology focus in MENA, according to EY recent report. Moreover, the EY report ‘The power of intelligent automation: Making customer interaction smarter in the GCC’, identifies …

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Careem partners with Rehlat to provide new services

Rehlat’s partnership with cab aggregator Careem will allow users to not only book flights and/or hotels but also cabs Mubasher: The Dubai-based Careem has signed a partnership agreement with Rehlat, an online travel company in the Middle East, which gives customers access to Careem service directly and flawlessly through Rehlat App. Aiming to offer the first-and-last-mile connectivity, Rehlat’s partnership with …

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Ooredoo signs MoU with Ministry of Education to connect hundreds of schools across Oman to Madrasati offering

Unlocking youth potential through the power of digitalisation Muscat, Oman – Unlocking youth potential through the power of digitalisation, Ooredoo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education to connect hundreds of schools across the country to its unique offering to the education sector (Madrasati), via its Super Fibre and LTE network. The partnership will help to …

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All about the green: UAE’s wealthy more likely to invest sustainably

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended weekend reading Wealthy individuals from the United Arab Emirates are more likely to place a part of their portfolio in sustainable investments than their global counterparts, according to Swiss investment bank UBS. The bank’s latest UBS Investor Watch report issued on Thursday found that …

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GE Hosts ‘Qatar Power Technology Day’, Showcasing Solutions Driving the Transformation of the Power Sector

GE Power (NYSE: GE) hosted ‘Qatar Power Technology Day’ in Doha, highlighting innovations that can help unlock further productivity, flexibility and operational efficiency for the country’s energy ecosystem in line with Qatar’s National Vison 2030. The event was hosted in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Qatar and was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Energy and …

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Blockchain-based tech to enrol bank customers extended to SMEs in Abu Dhabi

ADGM chief tells Fintech Abu Dhabi that e-KYC, private financing and trade finance platforms should ease access to funding The chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) has said that it intends to extend the electronic know-your-customer (e-KYC) technology developed to help banks onboard retail customers earlier this year to incorporate SME customers. Speaking at the Fintech Abu Dhabi event …

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Softbank, Mubadala aim to bring investee companies to UAE and Saudi Arabia

Softbank Investment Advisers says “number one goal” of new office is to bring portfolio companies to the region The head of investment giant Softbank’s new Middle Eastern offices has said that its new regional bases in Abu Dhabi and Riyadh will be used to bring some of the portfolio companies within its $100 billion Softbank Vision Fund to the region. …

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OneGram lists Islamic cryptocurrency on its own virtual exchange

The company claims that its cryptocurrency adheres to sharia directives Dubai-based OneGram Group has listed a cryptocurrency it bills as sharia-compliant on the company’s virtual exchange and is planning additional listings in coming months, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The company claims that its cryptocurrency adheres to sharia directives as each OneGram unit is backed by physical gold stored …

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JadoPado founder drops plans for Middle East crypto exchange

Omar Kassim says regulators, banking sector and decline in crypto asset values made establishing BitPado as a profitable business would be a struggle Omar Kassim, the digital entrepreneur who sold e-commerce site JadoPado to competitor noon last year, has halted plans to create a new cryptocurrency exchange in the United Arab Emirates. Kassim had announced plans to launch a new …

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Bahrain Tech Week to showcase new opportunities for growth

Bahrain’s Cloud First policy estimated to have saved 90% in government ICT infrastructure expenditure since last year’s event Manama, Bahrain: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) today announced that the Kingdom will host Bahrain Tech Week from 28 September to 7 October 2018, bringing together technology experts from government, major private-sector entities and startups to explore how digital innovations can …

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