Thursday , 24 January 2019

Business

Ministers assert UAE is establishing new model of sustainability, investing in advanced science and national talent

Sustainability is the way for the UAE to achieve its Centennial goals The UAE is establishing a new model of sustainability, investing heavily in advanced science and technology, and equipping national talents with the necessary skills to ensure optimal use of available resources, asserted Ministers from the UAE Government at a special ministerial session during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019. …

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Bahrain’s Investcorp, Coller form $1bln European private equity fund

The deal also includes fresh capital for any follow-on investments and future investments Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp said on Monday it was forming a $1 billion European private equity portfolio with Coller Capital. Investcorp, founded in 1982, is one of the oldest Middle Eastern private equity houses and is targeting $50 billion of assets under management over the medium …

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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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QSTP brings back Arab Innovation Academy to enhance entrepreneurial skills

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), a part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) and the European Innovation Academy (EIA) kicked off the second edition of their Arab Innovation Academy (AIA) on January 2, 2018. More than 160 aspiring “techpreneurs” from Qatar, MENA, and representatives from India and Russia come together for a single purpose: to help Arab …

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NOMAD announces partnership with Sony Professional Solutions MEA

NOMAD is the first of its kind purpose-built ecosystem for entrepreneurs and the creative community in the region Memorandum of Understanding will bring industry-leading support as NOMAD develops its creative hub in Dubai for innovative media entrepreneurs and startups Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sony Professional Solutions MEA on …

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Microsoft Supports 4000 Startups Across The MENA Region

One of Satya Nadella’s vision as Microsoft CEO is to empower every organization and individual to achieve more. One of such’s is empowering startups with microsoft technologies to realise their visions. In Africa, Microsoft is realizing this through the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative. Various programs like the BizSpark program (now Microsoft for Startups) and the recently launched Head Start program support …

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New 100% investment law redefines UAE’s business landscape

Among a spate of path-breaking reforms aimed at fuelling economic growth. The new UAE investment law, which allows up to 100 per cent ownership to foreign investors in some specific onshore business sectors, is expected to give a major fillip to private and foreign direct investments (FDIs). In the first quarter of 2019, the government is expected to announce a …

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Market Soundbites: What is the global outlook for 2019?

ZAWYA’s editor Michael Fahy sat down with Jean-Paul Pigat, head of research at Dubai-based Lighthouse Research, to discuss the big issues impacting global capital markets and the outlook for the year ahead. “When I look at 2019, for the short-term outlook, there are two main economies I am concerned about the first is the United States and the other one …

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Weekly Q&A: “Six of the top ten fastest-growing economies globally are currently in Africa”

Healthcare, education, infrastructure and the creative industries all provide opportunities for Gulf investors in sub-Saharan Africa – so long as they find the right partner, says Botho Energing Markets’ Isaac Kwaku Fokuo Welcome to Zawya Markets. Each Sunday we will be featuring an interview with a different analyst or markets expert from around the region. If you would like to …

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Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Small and Micro Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS) join hands to scale up business resilience support to Yemen under BRAVE Program

The Business Resilience Assistance for Value-adding Enterprises (BRAVE) aims to enhance the resilience of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)s in Yemen in vital sectors against the impacts of the ongoing conflict IDB Head Office witnessed today the signing ceremony of the implementation agreements for the scale up of BRAVE Program in Yemen. The Business Resilience Assistance for Value-adding Enterprises …

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