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The greenback slid to EGP 16.08 for buying at ALEXBANK and Suez Canal Bank
30 June 04:01 PM USD falls against EGP at local banks on Tuesday
Cairo – Mubasher: The US dollar exchange rate against the Egyptian pound fell by about EGP 0.02 at local banks on Tuesday. The greenback slid to EGP 16.08 for buying and EGP 16.18 for selling at ALEXBANK and Suez Canal Bank. Meanwhile, the USD …
Mansour Group, from Egypt, came in first place
28 June 03:24 PM Top 100 Arab family businesses include 36 Saudi firms - Forbes
Mubasher: Saudi Arabia has dominated this year’s Forbes Middle East Top 100 Arab Family Businesses, which are seen as the backbone of the region's economy. Saudi Arabia came in the lead with 36 family businesses, followed by the UAE with 21 …
Careem will benefit from Visa's real-time push payment solution
28 June 01:45 PM Careem partners with Visa to promote cashless payments
UAE - Mubasher: Careem and Visa have inked a partnership agreement to boost cashless payments and digital financial inclusion across the Middle East and North Africa region, according to a press release on Sunday. Under the partnership, Visa …
The greenback advanced to EGP 16.17 for buying at AAIB
7 June 04:11 PM EGP slides to lowest level against USD since October 2019
By: Heba El-Kordy Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian pound exchange rate continued its declining trend against the US dollar, nearing the lowest level since 21 October 2019, according to data compiled by Mubasher. For the second week in a row, the USD …
The USD went up to EGP 15.86 for buying at NBE
1 June 01:15 PM USD almost hits EGP 16 at local banks on Monday
Cairo – Mubasher: The US dollar continued to increase against the Egyptian pound during early trading at local banks on Monday, almost hitting EGP 16 for the first time in five months. The USD went up to EGP 15.86 for purchasing and EGP 15.96 for …
Saudi Aramco is currently the most profitable company worldwide
26 May 11:02 AM World's top 2,000 list includes 40 Arab companies; Aramco ranked 5th
By: Amal A. Wahaab Mubasher: This year's Forbes Global 2000 list saw the inclusion of 40 companies from the Arab world in the magazine's ranking of the world's top 2,000 companies, based on assets, profits, revenues, and market value.  Oil giant …
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21 May 11:39 AM GCC sees growing trend for fintech platforms amid COVID-19 crisis
Mubasher: The GCC region is set for a big leap in the use of financial technology applications amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region witnessing a 70% growth in the use of contactless payments, …
Phoenix Commodities Pvt was recently placed in liquidation
11 May 10:58 AM CBI denies financial exposure to Phoenix Commodities
Abu Dhabi – Mubasher: Commercial Bank International (CBI) has negated any financial exposure to Phoenix Commodities Pvt or its related parties, according to the bank's disclosure to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on Monday. Founded 20 …
The USD rose to EGP 15.69 for buying at CBE
26 April 02:43 PM USD stabilises against EGP at local banks on Sunday
Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian pound exchange rate has stabilised against the US dollar during mid-trades on Sunday at local banks. The USD remained unchanged at EGP 15.68 for buying and EGP 15.78 for selling at the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) …
Domestic M&A registered a 92% annual drop in Q1-20
16 April 11:42 AM MENA M&A deals record $14.8bn in Q1-20 – Report
Dubai – Mubasher: Investment banking fees in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region rose by 11% year-on-year (YoY) to an estimated $188.8 million during the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, with three-figure gains recorded across mergers and …
The MEA region witnessed a 200% increase in contactless transactions
6 April 06:20 PM Mastercard raises contactless payment limits in MEA
Mubasher: Mastercard has raised contactless payment limits across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region to secure safer payment methods amid rising concerns over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Over the course of 2019, the MEA region …
Minister of international cooperation  - Rania Al Mashat
6 April 12:51 PM AfDB allocates $3bn to support member countries’ efforts against COVID-19
Cairo – Mubasher: The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) allocated $3 billion to support efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in member states, including Egypt, director of AfDB's Country Office, Malin Bloomberg, said. …
CBK eased the risk weighting for SMEs to 25% from 75%
2 April 01:09 PM Kuwait C. bank offers stimulus to support vital sectors, SMEs
Mubasher: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) on Thursday announced a stimulus package to help vital economic sectors, projects of added value, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The new …
President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
27 March 06:07 PM Egypt calls for African debt relief by G20 countries
Cairo – Mubasher: President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, has presented an initiative to the G20 group to consider easing debt burdens on African countries, in light of the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis on the continent’s …
The economic stimulus package aims to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus epidemic
16 March 11:36 AM Abu Dhabi introduces 16 economic initiatives amid COVID-19 outbreak
UAE – Mubasher: The government of  Abu Dhabi has launched 16 initiatives under the emirate’s economic stimulus package, aiming to protect the economy from the repercussions of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, as directed by Crown Prince of Abu …
The programme aims to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak
15 March 01:57 PM SAMA supports SMEs with SAR 50bn against COVID-19
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has introduced the “Private Sector Financing Support Program” with a total value of about SAR 50 billion. The programme aims at supporting the private sector to promote economic growth …
The USD fell by EGP 0.04 to EGP 15.64 for buying at EG Bank
9 March 01:35 PM USD rises against EGP at local banks on Monday
Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian pound exchange rate went down against the US dollar at local banks on Monday amid rising concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus (COIVD-19). The USD grew by EGP 0.05 to EGP 15.64 for buying and EGP 15.74 for …
The fund is currently at the cabinet’s disposal
8 March 03:12 PM Kuwait C. bank sets up KWD 10m fund to combat coronavirus
Mubasher: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has established a KWD 10 million ($32.8 million) fund financed by Kuwaiti banks to promote the government’s efforts against the spread of the China coronavirus (COVID-19).    The initiative is part of the …
The greenback went down to EGP 15.57 for buying at SAIB
5 March 04:43 PM EGP returns to upward trend against USD on Thursday
Cairo – Mubasher: The US dollar exchange rate returned to its downward trend against the Egyptian pound at the end of Thursday’s transactions at local banks.  The USD declined by EGP 0.04 to EGP 15.59 for buying and EGP 15.69 for selling at Al …
The USD dropped to EGP 15.65 for buying at ADIB
17 February 02:43 PM USD falls against EGP at local banks on Monday
Cairo – Mubasher: The US dollar exchange rate declined against the Egyptian pound at 12 local banks on Monday. The USD dropped to EGP 15.65 for buying and EGP 15.75 for selling at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) and EGP 15.63 for buying and EGP …
Kuwaiti public debt declined by 4.61% MoM
12 February 12:29 AM Kuwait’s public debt hits over KWD 2bn in December 2019
Mubasher: Kuwait’s public debt instruments dropped 41.5% year-on-year at the end of December 2019, according to data released by the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK). The GCC country’s debt instruments went down to KWD 2.072 billion ($6.822 billion) …
Kuwaiti M2 declined to KWD 38.129 billion
12 February 12:16 AM Kuwait’s M2 falls 1.24% YoY in December 2019
Mubasher: Kuwait’s local liquidity went down by 1.24% year-on-year at the end of December 2019, according to data released by the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK). Kuwaiti money supply (M2) declined to KWD 38.129 billion ($125.534 billion) last …
Vezeeta currently operates in 50 cities in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Lebanon
11 February 03:02 PM Vezeeta raises $40m in Series D funding round led by Gulf Capital
Cairo – Mubasher: Vezeeta, the leading digital healthcare startup in the Middle East and Africa, raised $40 million in a Series D funding round led by Gulf Capital, the largest alternative asset management company in the Middle East. Saudi …
Egypt’s gold reserves increased to $3.424 billion
9 February 02:57 PM Egypt’s gold reserves up $123m in January amid coronavirus worries
Cairo – Mubasher: Gold reserves in Egypt rose in January for the second month in a row as concerns about the spreading coronavirus fuelled safe-haven demand. Egypt’s gold reserves increased by $123 million to $3.424 billion in January from $3.301 …
Mumtalakat’s CEO Khalid Al Rumaihi
22 January 09:44 PM Mumtalakat receives $4bn orders for $500m sukuk
Mubasher: Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain, has received $4 billion worth of orders for $500 million sukuk, Mumtalakat’s CEO Khalid Al Rumaihi told CNBC Arabiya on Wednesday. The company did not expect such …