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African Utility Week in Cape Town to showcase home-grown solutions as well as business opportunities in continent's energy market

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 30, 2017The award-winning African Utility Week ( ), taking place from 16-18 May in Cape Town, will showcase how the continent is coming up with innovative, home-grown solutions to its energy and water challenges and how these are creating exciting and lucrative opportunities for utilities and industry suppliers alike.Experts from

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Emiratisation and strong SME sector key to developing manufacturing in UAE, Tawazun CEO tells Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit

Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 30, 2017HE Saif Al Hajeri, the CEO of Tawazun Economic Council & Tawazun Holding, told the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, taking place at the Paris-Sorbonne in Abu Dhabi, that manufacturing is “an important sector [that needs] to be ready for what’s after oil … but there needs to be a shift in skills.”

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Convergence Means Heavy Industry is No Longer Needed, says Panellist at Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit

Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 30, 2017Digitisation is transforming manufacturing, with technologies such as augmented reality and 3D printing reinventing product lifecycles. Technology providers, however, must do more than keep pace with the trends that are reshaping industry in order to best serve their customers – they must also consider the impact that it will have on their own businesses, as

10 hours ago

K&L Gates Advises on Nasdaq Dubai's Second REIT IPO

ENBD REIT is a Sharia’a-compliant Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management and established in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). This is

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SICO distributes BD 2.14 million cash dividend for 2016.

Manama, Bahrain – 30 March 2017The shareholders of Securities & Investment Company (SICO), which is licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain as a conventional wholesale bank, have approved the distribution of a cash dividend of BD 2.142 million for 2016, which represents 5 per cent of the paid-up capital. The dividend was recommended by SICO’s board of directors and approved by the

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Government News

Sharjah to Host XPOSURE 2017 International Photography Fest in November

Sharjah- Sharjah Government Media Bureau - Sharjah’s immensely successful and popular International Photography Festival, EXPOSURE 2017, will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, from November 22 - 25, 2017 at Expo Centre Sharjah, announced the Sharjah Government Media Bureau. Under the patronage of

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UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention announces schedule for 'Visiting Doctors Program' for April 2017

UAE - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has revealed the details of its ‘Visiting Consultants Program’ for April 2017. The visiting consultants will be visiting the Al Qassimi and Kuwait Hospitals in Sharjah, Fujairah Hospital in Fujairah, Al Baraha and Al Amal Hospitals in Dubai, Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah, and Khorfakkan Hospital in Khorfakkan. They will provide

28 Mar 2017  from Orient Planet

Dubai Municipality Selects Big Switch Networks for Middle East's First Production SDN Data Centre Deployment

Santa Clara, CA - Big Switch Networks®, The Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, today announced that Dubai Municipality chose Big Switch's Big Cloud Fabric(tm)(BCF) to modernize its data centre network. Dubai Municipality is the first data centre in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region to be completely outfitted and operational via software-defined networking (SDN)

28 Mar 2017

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid officially opens the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE - The Inaugural edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) was officially opened this evening in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. The Summit is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

28 Mar 2017

Research & Studies

Volatile oil prices and geopolitical uncertainties continue to take centre stage, the region witnessed a record year in sovereign bond issuance eclipsing a sluggish IPO performance

29 March 2017Dubai – IPO activity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC” or the “Gulf”) remained lacklustre during Q4 2016. Investors sentiment continue to be affected by ongoing geopolitical uncertainty, government’s additional austerity measures accompanied by further spending cuts, whilst regional stocks indexes remained bearish throughout the year a late rally in oil prices helped ease the pre

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Cyber Gear Launches Exclusive Report on 'Top 10 Most Followed Dubai Tourism Guides on Twitter'

Dubai, UAE - Cyber Gear has launched an Exclusive Report on 'Top 10 Most Followed Dubai Tourism Guides on Twitter'. This report is based on ranking 'Dubai Toursim' based web sites on the basis of the number of followers they have on Twitter. According to Sharad Agarwal, CEO of Cyber Gear, "Since Social Media has become the defacto preferred channel for marketing, we saw the need for

27 Mar 2017

KLSC Contribution to GHCi Report on Kuwait Healthcare

KLSC had the honor of recently contributing to a Global Healthcare Insights (GHCi) Report on the Kuwaiti Healthcare System. To access the report, please visit the following link: is dedicated to advancing healthcare delivery around the world by providing information, reporting, intelligence and advisory services critical to

27 Mar 2017

Events & Conferences

ADNEC Begins International Promotional Campaign for UMEX 2018, SimTEX 2018, IDEX and NAVDEX 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE - Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) announced the launch of an international promotional campaign for its defence exhibitions, which include the upcoming Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX 2018) and the Simulation and Training Exhibition and Conference (SimTEX 2018), to be held in February, 2018, as well as the International Defence Exhibition &

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Bank Nizwa joins regional experts during 4th Governance and Ethics Board Conference

Muscat – Bank Nizwa recently participated as the lead partner in the 4th Governance and Ethics Board Conference (AGEB) held by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). Uniting banking and finance experts from across the region, the event was held under the auspices of HE Hamood bin Sangour Al Zadjali, Executive President of the Central Bank of

1 day ago  from TRACCS

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