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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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Abu Dhabi’s Hyperloop to cost ‘$20mln-$40mln per km’, recoup investment in ‘8-15 years’

The first phase of the project involves construction of 10km out of a 150km system between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is set to be ready next year The world’s first commercial hyperloop system, which is set to open in Abu Dhabi in 2020, will cost “between US$20 million to US$40 million per kilometre,” Bibop Gresta, Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation …

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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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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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UAE eyes 15-20% FDI increase by 2020- Ministry of Economy official

The UAE last month approved a new law aimed at attracting more investments into the country The United Arab Emirates is expecting a 15-20 percent increase in the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country between the end of this year and 2020, boosted by a new Foreign Direct Investment law that was passed last month, a Ministry …

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DWS Group acquires stake in digital investment platform Neo Technologies

DWS Group enters into a strategic partnership and acquires an equity stake of 15% in Neo Mena Technologies Neo Technologies is a first mover in digital asset management solutions for financial institutions in the MENA region, based out of the Dubai International Financial Centre Neo team has worked with NBK Capital to launch Kuwait’s first digital investment service DWS Group …

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DIFC will make first investment from $100mln fintech fund “shortly”

Fund is “in the process of being seeded and structured as we speak”, says chief business development officer Salman Jaffery The first investment to be made from the $100 million financial technology (fintech) fund launched by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is set to be made “shortly”, according to the centre’s chief business development officer, Salmaan Jaffery. Speaking to Zawya …

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Abu Dhabi Investment Office’s $1.36bln projects to boost economic diversification

Abu Dhabi is looking at a big push into the tourism sector. UAE – Abu Dhabi Investment Office is giving wings to the Government’s Vision 2030 of economic diversification with real estate projects worth Dh5 billion. ADIO adviser Mohamed Al Hosani said Delma Island – considered the most difficult place to invest – will see massive uplift with implementation of …

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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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