Friday 24 January 2020

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BLOCKCHAIN BOOST
DMCC launches crypto valley in Dubai

DMCC, the Government of Dubai authority on commodities trade, has announced its partnership with CV VC and CV Labs to launch Crypto Valley – the world's largest ecosystem for cryptographic, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies – in Dubai.

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5m YOUTHS TO BE TARGETED
Dubai's MBRGI launches ‘Global Coder’ initiative

Dubai's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) announced today (Jan 23) the launch of the “Global Coder” initiative to teach coding to 5 million youth from disenfranchised communities around the world.

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SHARE SWAP DEAL
DIB completes acquisition of Noor Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) today announced the completion of the acquisition of Noor Bank in a transaction structured through a share swap, after securing necessary approvals from the relevant regulatory authorities.

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ANALYSIS
'Be smarter with your smartphone'

Amer Owaida, security writer at ESET, discusses cybersecurty habits one should avoid in 2020, especially where smartphones are involved, such as being wary when connecting to a public wi-fi network.

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FOCUS
What are UAE’s top 10 in-demand roles for H1?

Management accountants, talent acquisition specialists and HR business partners top the list of UAE’s top 10 in-demand roles for the first half of 2020, said Robert Half, a global recruitment consultancy, in a new report.

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NEWS IN PICTURES
Cultural delight

The first edition of Dubai Culture's Hatta Cultural Nights, which ran from December 26, 2019, to January 11, attracted over 37,000 visitors and recorded a 50 per cent increase in the average number of visitors in normal days over the first week.

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Top Trade News

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Industry Sectors

Construction & Real Estate

Mideast investment in US real estate doubles

Demand from Middle Eastern investors for US real estate has intensified over the last year — bolstered by the continued strength of the US dollar, says research from Knight Frank.

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Retail & Wholesale

Shipa Mall makes shipping easier for Gulf’s online shoppers

Shipa Mall, a new digital shipping platform, simplifies and cuts the cost of shipping online purchases to UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from outlets in North America, Europe and Asia, the company says.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Besix wins Dubai waste-to-energy project contract

Dubai Municipality has awarded Besix the contract to build and operate the Al Qusais Landfill Gas-to-Energy project. Besix will build and operate for 16.5 years the renewable energy production facilities at Al Qusais, Dubai.

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Finance & Capital Market

Samsung Pay expands in the UAE with new ties

Samsung is further enhancing UAE customers’ mobile payment experience by collaborating with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) to enable access to Samsung Pay, the leading digital payment and digital wallet solution.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

What are UAE’s top 10 in-demand roles for H1?

Management accountants, talent acquisition specialists and HR business partners top the list of UAE’s top 10 in-demand roles for the first half of 2020, said Robert Half, a global recruitment consultancy, in a new report.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Surkus provides growth opportunities to UAE’s SMEs

Surkus, a multi-sided experiential marketing platform, has made significant strides in providing growth and exposure opportunities to SMEs in the UAE that fit the needs of a new era of marketing.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

IHG signs two new hotels in Saudi Arabia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced two new properties in Saudi Arabia, further strengthening its foothold in the kingdom's luxury segment. The agreements were announced at Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC) in Riyadh.

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IT & Telecommunications

Konica Minolta forays into robotic process automation

Staying ahead of the curve, Konica Minolta, a leader in delivering matchless business transformation solutions and technologies, has successfully forayed into Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with Softomotive.

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Lifestyle

Herman Miller launches new Lino chair in Middle East

Herman Miller, a global design and furniture manufacturer, has launched its latest work chair, Lino, in the Middle East, UK and Europe, following its successful introduction in the US in 2018.

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Motoring

Countdown begins for Bahrain F1; Afrojack star attraction

The countdown for the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 has begun with the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) announcing a variety of attractions both on and off the track for the event in March.

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Media & Promotion

Expo 2020 Dubai to address global challenges

Expo 2020 Dubai will address the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, poverty, inequality and environmental degradation through events that aim to bring the world together in a spirit of optimism for the future.

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Education, HR & Training

Top AI expert to speak at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) will host Dr Jim Kurose, former assistant director for Artificial Intelligence at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, at the opening of the Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence.

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