Tuesday , 18 December 2018

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DIFC will make first investment from $100mln fintech fund “shortly”

Fund is “in the process of being seeded and structured as we speak”, says chief business development officer Salman Jaffery The first investment to be made from the $100 million financial technology (fintech) fund launched by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is set to be made “shortly”, according to the centre’s chief business development officer, Salmaan Jaffery. Speaking to Zawya …

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Saudi-based ITFC, Federated Investors to launch $300mln trade finance fund

The sharia-compliant fund is expected to launch later this year and would invest in energy-related structured trade, supply chain financing and project finance assets of sovereign entities The Saudi-based International Islamic Trade Finance Corp (ITFC) said on Thursday it would launch a $300 million fund alongside U.S. fund manager Federated Investors, aiming to tap trade finance opportunities in Muslim-majority countries. The sharia-compliant fund …

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Al Ghurair establishes education fund for Arab refugees

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Emirati businessmen and philanthropist, has announced the establishment of the “Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund”, a new initiative to benefit Arab refugee youth in Jordan, and Lebanon and Arab children affected by wars and disasters residing in the UAE. The announcement was made on the occasion of the annual ‘World Refugee Day’, being observed …

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Saudi fund agrees plan to invest in Virgin space ventures

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund plans to invest about $1 billion in Richard Branson’s space company, Virgin Galactic, and sister companies The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, according to a joint statement published on Thursday. “This investment will enable us to develop the next generation of satellite launches and accelerate our programme for point to point supersonic space travel,” the …

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WGES 2017: Region needs green bonds to fund renewable schemes, says bank project finance head

By: Imogen Lillywhite, ZAWYA Capital markets need to get involved in investing in green projects to meet the region’s renewable energy targets, according to a UAE banking head. Frank Beckers, head of project finance and advisory, First Abu Dhabi Bank, told delegates at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai on Wednesday that while the region was leading the way …

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Saudi Arabia reform push targets wealth fund doubling assets

Saudi Arabia presented ambitious plans for economic and social renewal before a host of A-list global investors on Wednesday, saying its main sovereign wealth fund wants to increase its financial clout to 1.5 trillion riyals ($400 billion) by 2020. The Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced the assets-under-management goal at a conference showcasing a programme to turn the strictly conservative country …

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New $250 million Dubai tech fund to target 15 investments

The new $250 million technology investment fund launched on Wednesday by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) will invest in about 15 companies, including a number of its existing portfolio companies, CEO Walid Hanna has said. Speaking to Zawya on the sidelines of the launch in Dubai, Hanna said he was “absolutely confident” of being able to source enough investible businesses. …

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Bahrain sovereign fund CEO says hopes to invest in Aramco IPO

ST PETERSBURG, Russia Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat hopes to take part in the initial public offering (IPO) of shares in Saudi state oil giant Aramco, the fund’s CEO told Reuters, predicting additional opportunities from the kingdom’s reform program. Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, plans to list around 5 percent of its stock on multiple exchanges next year …

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Prince Alwaleed Joins Bill Gates in Supporting Energy Investment Fund with $50 Million

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, Chairman of Alwaleed Philanthropies, announced supporting the Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) with $50 million, through joining Bill Gates and members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC) in their commitment to invest more than $1 billion in energy technologies. Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) is an investor-led fund that will finance emerging energy breakthroughs …

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MoF organises workshop for the launch of the ‘HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Fund to Finance Innovation’ pilot phase

As part of its commitment to support the federal government’s directives with regards to innovation, the Ministry of Finance ( MoF ), organised earlier this month, a workshop for the launch of ‘HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Fund to Finance Innovation’ pilot phase, at its premises in Dubai. The fund was announced during ‘UAE Innovation Week’ and is …

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