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Critical illness cover ‘priority for UAE residents’

UAE residents are willing to spend more on protection against the financial impact of critical illness compared to the global average, according a report released today by insurer Zurich International Life, Middle East. In the UAE individuals are willing to pay an average of six

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Dubai Holding to develop young innovative businesses

Dubai Holding, a global investment holding company, has announced the launch of Dubai Holding Future Investments LLC (DHx), a regionally-focused company, to support the growth and development of young innovative businesses in the region. DHx will leverage Dubai Holding’s ne

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Bahrain EDB investment push raises $281m

Last year saw 40 new companies investing a total of BD106 million ($281 million) in Bahrain, as a result of the effortsof the Economic Development Board (EDB) was quoted as saying in a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Bahrain to host productivity congress

Bahrain has been chosen as the first-ever host in the Middle East for the World Productivity Congress, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Dubai unveils key objectives under 2017-2021 strategy

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has unveiled the key objectives and initiatives outlined under its 2017-2021 strategy that aims to boost competitiveness and growth within the private sector in line with the Dubai Plan 2021. The briefing was led by Hamad Buamim, President a

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Bank of Singapore opens branch in DIFC

Bank of Singapore has opened a branch in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in Dubai, UAE. Deputy Ruler of Dubai and president of DIFC Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who inaugurated the branch,  highlighted the special relationship between Si

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QIC wins shareholders' nod for $760m capital boost

Qatar Insurance Company, a leading insurer in the Gulf region, said it has won approval from the shareholders to increase its capital from QR2.41 billion ($661 million) to QR2.77 billion ($760 million). The company announced this after its annual general meeting held yesterday at

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Al-Ebdaa Bank appoints 25 new specialists

Bahrain-based Al Ebdaa Bank for Microfinance has appointed 25 new loan specialists after they had completed a specialised training session organised in cooperation with the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (Agfund). Newly-appointed employees attended rehabilitation courses to

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DMCC in tie-up to roll out e-signature facility

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai, UAE has partnered with US-based DocuSign to provide electronic signature (e-signature) capabilities for its Free Zone members. The new e-signature services will be rolled out in a

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Deloitte to host Regulatory and Financial Crime Conference

Deloitte, a leading professional services firm, will host the second Regulatory and Financial Crime Conference (RFCC) in Dubai on March 2.   The conference was launched as part of the Deloitte Global Financial Crime Symposium series, to provide a platform for Middle East fina

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