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MENA eyes $2.3bln investment in smart cities tech by 2021

Public-private partnerships seen as key force that will help accelerate such undertakings in region Investments in technologies enabling smart cities in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is expected to hit the $2.3-billion mark by 2021 as per the estimates of International Data Corporation. Given that large funding is needed to build smart cities, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are seen …

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New PwC report outlines the top organisational capabilities for the Middle East’s workforce of the future

Survey finds that businesses in the Middle East do not feel “future-workforce-ready” in 60% of cases Understanding the rapidly changing world of work is pivotal to preparing organisations and individuals for the future of work. PwC’s latest report, Middle East Workforce of the Future, explores the workplace gaps and challenges that organisations face in the region, and outlines the actions …

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Third MEA FinTech forum launched

Central Bank of Bahrain Governor Rasheed Al Maraj yesterday called for developing a practical approach to finding the right balance between enabling innovation and protecting the financial system. Speaking during the third Middle East and Africa FinTech Forum, Al Maraj warned: “We cannot sit idle and not provide the leadership and innovative thinking that this industry needs to grow.” He …

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WiT Middle East makes a comeback to Dubai

WiT, which held two Middle East editions in 2014 and 2015, is returning to the region and will hold its signature conference in Dubai on April 9. “After four years away, we feel it’s time to make a comeback plus we’ve had numerous requests from key players in the region, who have attended both our events in Dubai and Singapore, …

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Digital & tech-savvy recruits in high demand at careers UAE 2019

4th Industrial Revolution reshaping employment landscape and opening up imagination-fuelled jobs, say Careers UAE exhibitors Digital and tech-savvy recruits are in increasing demand throughout the UAE as the country evolves into a test bed for global development of artificial intelligence (A.I.), according to exhibitors at this month’s Careers UAE – the leading recruitment and training fair for UAE nationals. With …

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Entrepreneurial growth set to accelerate in 2019

The number of entrepreneurs who have benefited from the start-up, advisory and development services of Dubai SME now stands at 34,694 With a steady stream of initiatives being launched to support the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector in the UAE, experts at the SME World 2019 summit said that entrepreneurial growth will continue to accelerate in the coming years. …

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CIT Minister meets & recognizes 30 booming Egyptian tech startups

The meeting comprised an open discussion and exchanging ideas between the CIT Minister and the entrepreneurs The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amr Talaat, met with a handful of successful Egyptian startup entrepreneurs during “Startup Day” hosted by the ITIDA’s Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC). The meeting comprised an open discussion and exchanging ideas between the CIT Minister …

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Omantel launches an international wholesale entity to expand its Global Service Offering

Omantel International (OTI) will manage the International Voice business of Omantel and deliver simple and streamlined access to global Voice solutions Dubai: Omantel Wholesale, a leader in ultra-low latency networking, has launched an international wholesale company called Omantel International (OTI). The public announcement took place during the Capacity Middle East 2019 event in Dubai, UAE. OTI is managing Omantel’s international …

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Looking to make an entry into the UAE and MENA markets? startAD’s Venture Launchpad can help accelerate your journey

In 2018, the total amount of investments made in startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was $893 million, 31 percent higher than in 2017, according to a report from MAGNiTT. As governments in this region are taking a proactive approach, it has seen a surge in startup activity in the last few years. With plenty of …

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Trading on the go – How to Earn Money on Any Device

Over the course of the past years, technology has taken over society and shaped many aspects of our lives. The trading industry is no exception. Nowadays, whether it is from the comfort of your home or on the go, you can invest and follow your trades on any device, thanks to the modern and advanced platforms provided by online brokers. …

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