Friday , 22 February 2019

Investment

Emerging technology giants confirm attendance for the inaugural Abundance 360 Summit in March 2019

Dubai hosts Inaugural Abundance 360 Summit in March 2019 Event held under the patronage of His Highness Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation. Dubai: A world-class speaker line up has just been announced for the signature Abundance 360 (A360) Summit, …

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UAE-based solar developer raises $65mln from global investors, eyes larger funding by 2020 – CEO

Yellow Door Energy plans to use proceeds to break into new Arabian Gulf and African markets Dubai-based Yellow Door Energy (YDE), a provider of solar energy solutions in the Middle East and Africa, has raised $65 million from international investors in Series A funding, its chief executive said. “We have five global investors that are funding this equity in Yellow …

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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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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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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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Egypt pledges a number of initiatives to boost investment, integration and governance during Africa 2018 Forum

A Guarantee Fund created to assist Egyptians companies to invest in the continent Egypt sends a clear message of intent as it prepares to take over chairmanship of the African Union; A Guarantee Fund created to assist Egyptians companies to invest in the continent; Governance and the fight against corruption, two core issues at the centre of their AU agenda. …

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Interview: Egypt’s PPP unit seeks bidders for schools, housing and infrastructure projects

Requests for proposals for projects covering up to 200 new schools and eight dry ports to be issued in the first quarter of 2019 Egypt’s government plans to issue tenders for the second phase of a government programme to develop 200 schools under a public-private partnership (PPP) framework in the first quarter of 2019. Requests for proposals for private sector …

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Government and private sector to get together at the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh

Government and private sector to get together at the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh to foster greater regional integration through investments and cross border collaboration The Forum will also host the largest exhibition of African Investment Promotion Agencies 9 Heads of State expected at the Forum as Egypt takes over chairmanship of the African Union in 2019; Some …

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Green investments have no consistent definition- analysts

ADGM’S Financial Development Centre head argues projects offering a “greening of brown industries” should be considered A lack of consistent definition or a clear explanation of what makes an investment sustainable or green is posing a challenge to the industry in the region and globally, two analysts have said. “There is a lack of consistent definition,” Steve Barnett, the head …

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