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Tag Archives: MENA

WARC launches Prize for MENA Strategy 2019

Prize is free to enter and is open to agencies, brand owners and specialists in any marketing discipline. WARC, the global authority on advertising and media effectiveness, is today launching the WARC Prize for MENA Strategy 2019, a search for the best strategic marketing thinking that has driven results in the Middle East and North Africa. Now in its third …

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Abu Dhabi leads international sustainability agenda

Abu Dhabi brings together investors and service providers at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to facilitate investment partnerships Abu Dhabi is playing a pivotal role in leading the global sustainability agenda by enhancing its position as a regional centre for sustainable financing and meeting the needs and opportunities of the Middle East and North Africa, MENA, region. In this regard, Abu …

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Dubai: Leading the World in 5G Technology

Dubai is leading the world in the use of 5G network with the new 5G technology being rolled out by Etisalat. In line with the country’s vision of becoming a global reference point for technology innovation, mobile network operator Etisalat launched its 5G system in May 2018. This makes Etisalat the first telecom operator in the Middle East and North …

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Scale-ups offer significant opportunity for public and private sectors in MENA to accelerate economic growth

Scale-ups are SMEs with a proven business model that are poised for exponential growth Scale-ups have a higher impact on economic growth. In MENA, they are estimated to generate 3.4 times more revenues and 8 times more jobs than SMEs Strategy& and Endeavor assessed the state of the Scale-ups eco-system in the region and outlined the priorities for five key …

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World Bank: Education is not achieving its potential for MENA region

Education has the potential to shape the development trajectory of nations, boost growth and spread prosperity but in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) it is not achieving its potential, according to a new World Bank report. Despite the region’s large investments in education, young people are not learning the skills they need to compete in the labor …

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Could Rain from Bahrain be what MENA cryptocurrency traders have been waiting for?

Fledgling cryptocurrency exchange Rain hopes to become the region’s first to achieve full licensure Digital currency exchange Rain is aiming to become the first licensed cryptocurrency exchange in the Gulf Cooperation Council after graduating from Bahrain’s fintech sandbox. The exchange’s founders have been in discussions for two years to try to achieve a stable legal framework for digital currency traders, …

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Education in the Middle East and North Africa

ACHIEVEMENTS The Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) has taken great strides in education. It has quadrupled the average level of schooling since 1960, halved illiteracy since 1980 and achieved almost complete gender parity for primary education. Access: Enrolment in the region’s school systems has increased significantly over the past decade to the point where universal primary education has …

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Dubai Future Foundation in collaboration with Haykal Media inaugurates the region’s first ever EmTech MENA

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Dubai Futures Foundation and Haykal media inaugurate the region’s first ever EmTech MENA 2018, a platform designed to address the future trends of technology in an evolving world. The inaugural ceremony was attended by HE Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State …

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SettleMint & Centurion announce partnership to bring Blockchain technology to the MENA region

SettleMint & Centurion are pleased to announce their partnership to enable SettleMint’s cutting edge Blockchain technology to Centurion&Co’s impressive list of clients in the MENA region. The combination of SettleMint’s technology and Centurions expertise in Fintech, Blockchain and Digital Transformation in the region will be leveraged to support Government, Telecom, BFSI and Healthcare in the realization of their Blockchain projects. …

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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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