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India Set to Become MENA’s Top Trading Destination by 2030

India will remain a top five trading corridor for the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, according to HSBC’s latest Trade Forecast report. By 2030, the country will be the UAE’s top export destination accounting for 14% of exports, and Saudi Arabia’s second largest export destination accounting for 18.5% of exports. India is already Egypt’s number one export destination and will …

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TV Connect MENA Assesses the Impact of Video Content Delivery on Telco Business and Multiscreen Content Monetisation Opportunities

The proliferation of smart devices, mobile broadband and connected TV in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), has opened up a wealth of possibility for operators to maximise on the revenue opportunities presented by CDNs (Content Delivery Networks). The region’s premier event in connected entertainment, TV Connect MENA, will provide the ideal platform next month for industry leaders …

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Riverbed Technology reveals 62% of IT decision makers in Middle East looking to centralise applications during 2013

An independent market research survey commissioned by Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, reveals that 62% of IT decision makers in the Middle East are looking to centralise applications during 2013. The Riverbed commissioned survey questioned 400 CIOs in the Middle East and Europe about their spending priorities this year. 56% of those surveyed in the Middle East indicated that …

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Game-Changing Technologies including Cloud, In-memory Computing and Mobile to Shape Future of Banking in MENA

SAP Reveals Potential of Cloud-Based Banking Network Emirates NBD and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Join Global Institutions to Highlight Power of Strategic Technology Implementations at SIBOS; DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – September 18, 2013 – The future of banking in MENA is technology-led and innovations such as in-memory computing, mobile and cloud are set to play an increasingly influential role, …

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New Investment Opportunities in Chinese Currency for HSBC customers in the Middle East

HSBC launches range of RMB products for customers in the region HSBC Bank Middle East Limited is giving its customers the opportunity to connect to China with the launch of a series of Renminbi (RMB) deposit accounts. China’s renminbi (RMB – also known as the yuan) is poised to join the US dollar and the euro as one of the …

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Canada Announces Support for Women in Middle East and North Africa

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today announced Canada’s contribution to two projects that will encourage the participation of women in the political process in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. “Women’s participation in decision-making processes is essential to ensure that democracies are truly representative of their populations,” said Minister of State Yelich. …

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Five MENA countries selected for top 50 ranking of the most socially advanced countries globally

New Social Progress Index ranks countries by their social and environmental performance United Arab Emirates ranked 19th of 50 selected countries as most socially advanced globally The Social Progress Index, a new index ranks a group of 50 countries by their social and environmental performance. Out of the 50 countries selected, five are from the MENA region: The UAE, Tunisia, …

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Jordan readies the taps on controversial water project

                                                                 Noriko Hayashi / Panos By Nehal Lasheen – SciDev.Net A Middle Eastern scheme to tap groundwater highlights a regional problem with radioactivity, reveals Nehal Lasheen. A controversial water project in Jordan that is due to begin operation this …

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Top Companies Recognised by the European Magazine – MENA Awards 2013

The European Magazine has successfully launched MENA Awards 2013, which aim to acknowledge businesses that enable and boost the region’s economy. A collection of companies was recognised for progress, competitiveness and for outstanding performance in their respective fields. “We are very proud to have won this award and honoured that our commitment to the industry has been recognised at such …

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OneCampus Goes Global at Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition in London

Close to a million students from universities and training institutions around the Middle East and North Africa benefit from OneCampus solution, enabling them to take their ‘campus’ wherever they are in the . ITS (International Turnkey Systems) Group, a leading technology solution provider for higher education institutions, will take its OneCampus university technology platform global today by presenting its benefits …

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