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Egypt’s Financial Regulator approves 1st SME funding licence in NBFC sector

This licence allows the company to provide financing to SMEs for the first time in the non-banking financial sector

Sharjah Innovation Park launches ‘Innovators Package’ for startups

Starting from $1,633, start-ups can set-up an office at SRTI Park and enjoy the perks of industry-specific support system

Egypt's FRA grants first SME funding licence in NBFC sector

SMEs have contributed about 80% to the country's gross domestic product

MySTARTUP launches fund for female entrepreneurs in Jordan

Fund covers the basic needs of startups, such as transportation and the purchase of necessary equipment

DIFC-based startup iWire raises $34mln in ‘Series A funding’

iWire builds country-wide communication networks to power massive IoT solutions

Export Bahrain facilitates $100mln deals through SMEs

Export Bahrain offers tailor-fitted strategic solutions to local businesses

Lebanon’s PawPots winner of Nestlé Purina PetCare’s Unleashed 2021

The start-up, which is soon expanding into the UAE, was recognised for driving some of the most innovative ideas in pet care

Nasdaq Dubai welcomes listing of $750mln bond listing by Emirates Development Bank

Programme will be fundamental to support individuals, SMEs, and corporates across priority industrial sectors in the UAE

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