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Oman is expected to dive into a 10% contraction in 2020.
19 October 03:05 PM Economic output in GCC countries expected to fall 6% this year, IMF says
Mubasher: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) became more optimistic about economic growth prospects for Gulf states, but is urging governments to retain social spending as a resurgence in coronavirus cases clouds the region’s outlook, Bloomberg …
The final Forbes list is composed of 750 multinational and large corporations headquartered in 45 countries.
19 October 01:15 PM Saudi Aramco ranked 1st regionally in Forbes "World's Best Employers" list; 26th globally
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has secured the first spot regionally and the 26th spot globally on Forbes’ fourth-annual list of the World’s Best Employers for 2020. Forbes said it partnered with market research …
Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt
19 October 10:59 AM Ithmaar Bank's holding in Faisal Islamic Bank stands at 14%
Cairo – Mubasher: Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt said that the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) approved the acquisition of the shares of Faysal Investment Bank of Bahrain by Ithmaar Bank. With this transaction, Ithmaar Bank’s holding in Faisal Islamic …
Zedny was founded in 2018
18 October 11:25 AM Online platforms for professional development - Interview with Zedny
By: Moslem Ali Cairo - Mubasher: With technological advancements and growing digital infrastructure, the digital education industry is growing in the Middle East. Remote learning, in particular, has gained increased importance with the recent new …
This year saw one of the largest gas demand shocks on record
12 October 02:25 PM MENA sees 29% higher planned gas investments despite demand shock
Mubasher: The MENA region’s committed gas investments remained steady in 2020 compared to last year, despite the severe drop in global demand, a report released by the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) showed on Monday. In the …
The e-commerce sector will enable the retail sector to grow
6 October 11:34 AM GCC e-commerce sector to register $50bn by 2025
Mubasher: The e-commerce sector in the GCC region is expected to record $50 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Kearney Middle East, a management consulting firm. The e-commerce sector will enable the retail sector to grow over the next …
Trade between KSA and Bahrain grew by 2% yearly in H1 - (Photo Credit: Reuters).
5 October 01:56 PM Saudi-Bahrain trade back to pre-pandemic levels
Riyadh – Mubasher: Trade between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain has returned to levels not seen since before the coronavirus pandemic, with new figures revealing $1.48 billion in bilateral trade during the first half (H1) of 2020. Trade exchange between …
Saudi Arabia had total Islamic finance assets of $339 billion as of March 2020.
30 September 02:24 PM KSA boosts position as world’s biggest Islamic finance market - Moody's
Riyadh – Mubasher: Moody’s Investors Service said Saudi Arabia will continue a shift to more Shariah-compliant finance over the next 12-18 months as corporates and households increasingly use Islamic products, even as low oil prices and the …
The webinar discussed the Road to Digital Transformation and Innovation
30 September 12:33 PM Industry leaders discuss the future of digital transformation
By: Moslem Ali Cairo – Mubasher: The British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) organized a webinar on Tuesday discussing “The Road to Digital Transformation and Innovation” to discuss the rising importance of digital transformation, especially …
The Late Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah
29 September 07:44 PM Emir of Kuwait passes away aged 91 years
Mubasher: The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah has passed away on Tuesday, at 91 years of age. The late Emir has ruled Kuwait since 2006, before that he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs for around four decades. "With …
The gold pound is priced at EGP 6,504
28 September 05:58 PM Gold prices in Egypt continue to drop
Cairo – Mubasher: Gold prices continued to decline in the Egyptian market on Monday, pressured by lower global prices of the precious metal, Ehab Wassef, Deputy Head of the gold division at the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC), …
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27 September 10:27 AM Global Artificial Intelligence Summit to kick off next October
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) will organise the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit (GAIS) on 21-22 October 2020, state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Sunday. Under the theme, “AI FOR …
The price of 21-karat gold registered EGP 816 per gram
24 September 04:50 PM Egypt’s gold prices fall EGP 10/gram on Thursday
Cairo – Mubasher: Gold prices in Egypt slid by EGP 7-10 per gram on Thursday as global prices continued to decrease, Ehab Wassef, a member of the gold division at the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC), said. The price of …
The price of 21-karat gold registered EGP 825 per gram
23 September 04:19 PM Egypt's gold prices drop on lower global prices
Cairo – Mubasher: Gold prices continued the downward trend in the Egyptian market, falling by EGP 5 per gram on Wednesday as global prices of the precious metal fell to $1,888 per ounce, Ehab Wassef, a member of the gold division at the Federation …
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21 September 04:25 PM Saudi Arabia offers $48bn to support developmental projects worldwide
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia has provided around $48 billion in assistance to developmental projects around the world as part of financial contributions to international organisations and authorities. The kingdom granted $32.12 billion in aids …
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21 September 11:18 AM CPhI Middle East & Africa to kick off in Riyadh next year
Riyadh - Mubasher: This year’s edition of the leading regional pharmaceutical event CPhI Middle East & Africa will be held alongside the Global Health Exhibition (GHE) in Riyadh between 26 and 28 September 2021. Under the patronage of the Saudi …
Saudi imports from Arab countries tumbled by 17.65% yearly in H1-20
17 September 02:56 PM Saudi trade surplus with Arab states nears $6bn in H1
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia registered a trade surplus with Arab countries worth SAR 22.47 billion ($5.99 billion) in the first half (H1) of 2020, a yearly decrease of 37.5% when compared to SAR 35.93 billion ($9.58 billion) in the year-ago …
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16 September 03:26 PM GIB predicted to sell $500m in five-year bonds
Riyadh – Mubasher: Gulf International Bank (GIB) is predicted to sell $500 million in five-year bonds and has received around $1.2 billion in orders for the debt sale, Reuters reported on Wednesday. The lender, which is 97.2% indirectly owned by …
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15 September 01:27 PM Saudi ranks third in MENA by startup deals, funding – MAGNiTT
Riyadh – Mubasher: Various economic sectors in Saudi Arabia generate growing interest in startups in implementation of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, boosting the GCC nation to take the third spot in terms of the number of deals and total …
The authority decided to delist the company from the bourse
10 September 04:06 PM CMA delists Ithmaar Holding from Boursa Kuwait
Mubasher: The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has decided to delist Ithmaar Holding from Boursa Kuwait, according to the company's disclosure to Boursa Kuwait on Thursday. During a meeting held on Wednesday, 9 September, the CMA has rejected …
The USD registered EGP 15.72 for buying at NBE and ALEXBANK
10 September 03:10 PM EGP rises against USD to highest level since mid-May
Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian pound exchange rate rose against the US dollar at local banks on Thursday, hitting its highest level since mid-May. The US dollar registered EGP 15.72 for buying and EGP 15.92 for selling, according to data by the …
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10 September 11:22 AM SAGO offers tender to buy 715K tonnes of wheat
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) will offer this year’s fourth tender to import 715,000 tonnes of wheat for the period from November 2020 to January 2021, state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday. SAGO’s governor, …
Murban crude was priced at minus $0.50 per barrel in October
8 September 01:10 PM ADNOC cuts Murban crude oil price for October
Abu Dhabi – Mubasher: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has lowered the official selling price (OSP) of its benchmark Murban crude at minus $0.50 per barrel (pb) to Platts Dubai for October, down by $1.35 from September, Reuters reported on …
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6 September 10:21 AM Saudi Aramco cuts October Arab light crude price to Asia
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) slashed the October official selling prices (OSPs) for the Arab light crude it sells to Asia by $1.40 a barrel, to 50 cents a barrel below the Oman/Dubai average, Reuters recently …
Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)
2 September 04:39 PM Your guide to the new Saudi derivatives market - Infographic
Riyadh - Mubasher: The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) launched the Derivatives Market on 30 August 2020 to start trading of the kingdom's first exchange-traded derivatives product. The financial derivatives market will offer investors a …