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Riyadh-based OTO raises $3mln in seed round

The Riyadh-based team plans to utilize its newly acquired funds to further evolve its tech stack

Ajman Free Zone signs deal with Emirates Development Bank

Deal primarily focuses on areas of mutual interest such as Emirati-led entrepreneurial ventures and SMEs

32% SMBs in Saudi Arabia launched new products during the pandemic

Nearly every fifth organization entered new business sectors

Dubai Airshow, global aerospace entities to support startups

Startups will be offered the opportunity to present their solutions to the aerospace ecosystem, tech leaders and investors, across two days of live pitches

Construction of Yas Creative Hub reaches 95% completion

600+ firms set to make Yas Creative Hub their home includes more than 270 SMEs and start-ups

SMEs in Oman need membership in chamber of commerce

60% of the revenues that the OCCI receives annually come from small and medium enterprises

Digitalisation, innovative policymaking key to MSMEs growth in Latin America and The Caribbean

These are some of the key findings from the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit

Most UAE SMBs optimistic about the future: Visa

Majority of SMBs believe that customers will continue to prefer contactless payments as much or more than they do today

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