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20 January 05:33 PM Hong Kong’s card payments may top 1bn in 2020 -GlobalData
Mubasher: Total number of card payments in Hong Kong is likely to increase to 1 billion in 2020 from 642.0 million in 2015, GlobalData said.
InterContinental Riyadh
20 January 12:23 PM InterContinental Hotels to expand regional presence via Saudi Arabia
Riyadh – Mubasher: In a response to Saudi Vision 2030, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced its intention to expand its current 33-hotel portfolio in the kingdom by opening an office in Riyadh in March 2020. This step comes also as …
Finastra's solutions cover 90% of banks’ needs
20 January 11:19 AM Interview: We look to repeat Finastra Egypt Digital Trade Forum – Serge Tohme
Mubasher: Finastra was founded in 2017 from the merger of two fintech giants, D+H, a leading financial technology provider and Misys, which provides software solutions focused on retail and corporate banking services. Serge Tohme, Managing …
19 January 06:16 PM Swiss Nestlé to invest CHF 2bn in recycled plastics   
Mubasher: Swiss-based Nestlé will invest up to CHF 2 billion ($2.067 billion) to shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics.
19 January 05:56 PM Huawei ranks 5th biggest investor in R&D globally
Mubasher: Huawei came in the fifth position for being one of the world’s biggest investors in research and development (R&D) in 2019.
The UAE is one of AGFUND’s founding countries
19 January 04:43 PM ADFD pens agreement to allocate $20m to AGFUND
UAE – Mubasher: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, has signed an agreement to provide $20 million (AED 73 million) to the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), a regional …
19 January 02:25 PM Oracle eases moving to cloud solutions
Oracle is updating its enterprise management platform to make it easier for customers to move Oracle databases to the cloud
EBRD offered EUR 183m to Egypt's Electricity Transmission Company
19 January 11:34 AM Egypt leads EBRD’s annual investments in 2019
Mubasher: With EUR 1.2 billion new commitments in 26 projects, Egypt has led the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) annual investments list in 2019, for the second year in a row, compared to EUR 1.1 billion in 2018. This …
BisB will continue to be listed on Bahrain Bourse
18 January 09:48 PM NBB acquires 78.8% stake in Bahrain Islamic Bank
Mubasher: The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) on Saturday announced that its offer to acquire up to 100% of the paid-up ordinary shares of the Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) resulted in the control of a 78.8% stake in the Islamic bank, according to …
Non-oil exports grew 14% YoY in H1-19
18 January 07:50 PM UAE’s non-oil exports to total AED 240bn in 2019
UAE – Mubasher: The value of the UAE’s non-oil exports is expected to reach AED 240 billion in 2019, undersecretary of the Emirati economic ministry for foreign trade, Abdulla Al Saleh stated on Saturday. The country’s non-oil exports grew 14% …
18 January 07:12 PM Toshiba’s CEO to add title of president in April 2020
​​​​​​​Mubasher: CEO of Japanese multinational conglomerate Toshiba Corporation is set to add the title of president in April 2020, Bloomberg reported on Saturday.
Kuwaiti economy is still dependent on oil returns
18 January 04:26 PM S&P affirms Kuwait's credit rating at ‘AA’; Outlook stable
Mubasher: Standard and Poor's (S&P) has affirmed Kuwait's credit rating at (AA) with a stable outlook, the Kuwait News Agency reported on Saturday. The rating agency said that the Kuwaiti economy is still dependent on oil returns, which accounts …
17 January 08:39 PM Commercial, military satellites market to record $195.11bn in 8 years
Mubasher: The global commercial and military satellite market is expected to record a CAGR of 76.6% to $195.11 billion in 2020- 2028.
17 January 04:44 PM Volkswagen to acquire $560m stake in Chinese EV battery maker
Mubasher: Volkswagen is nearing the closure of a deal to acquire a 20% stake in China’s electric vehicle battery maker Guoxuan High-tech Company.
16 January 09:18 PM Tesla considers building design & research centre in China
​​​​​​​Mubasher: Tesla is reportedly planning to open a design and research centre in China to make ‘Chinese-style’ vehicles, according to Reuters.
16 January 05:54 PM Package holiday market seen at $632bn by 2023 despite challenges
Mubasher: The global package holiday market has been experiencing several uncertainties since the collapse of the UK’s travel operator, Thomas Cook.
16 January 05:50 PM Isuzu partners with Honda for hydrogen fuel-cell technology
Mubasher: Isuzu and Honda have penned an agreement to conduct a joint research and development (R&D) on hydrogen fuel-cell powered heavy-duty trucks, according to GlobalData.
Participants stressed the crucial role of government support to achieve gender quality
16 January 05:13 PM WiSER forum highlights digitalisation’s role in women empowerment
Abu Dhabi – Mubasher: The global leading renewable energy company Masdar held its fifth annual Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Forum on Tuesday, January 14 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2020. During an …
16 January 04:31 PM US’ Southwest Airlines extends cancellation of Boeing 737 MAX flights
Mubasher: US-headquartered Southwest Airlines has announced that it will extend cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until 6 June 2020, Reuters reported on Thursday.
15 January 10:45 PM US, China seal deal to ease trade tensions
Mubasher: President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a trade agreement with China which puts an end to the trade war between the two major economies.
15 January 07:31 PM General Motors to move 1,350 temporary workers to full-time jobs
Mubasher: General Motors announced plans to move over 1,350 hourly employees in the US to 1,350 hourly employees at its assembly plants in Q1-20.
Iron prices have dropped by EGP 300 per tonne since the beginning of the week
15 January 03:28 PM Iron prices to further decline as EGP levels up
By: Abdullah Bedeir Cairo – Mubasher: Iron prices are expected to further decline in the coming period, Ahmed El-Zeiny, the head of chamber of building materials at the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) told Mubasher. With the …
15 January 02:59 PM Amazon orders 40 EVs for deliveries in Germany
Amazon.com has ordered 40 electric vans from Germany’s StreetScooter for deliveries in Munich, Reuters reported.
15 January 02:34 PM Prologic First rolls out 1st comprehensive hospitality cloud solution  
Mubasher: The leading technology solutions provider for the hospitality industry Prologic First has launched the first comprehensive hospitality cloud solution for hotel management.
The shipment reflects the success of KNPC’s international marketing sector
15 January 02:07 PM KNPC exports first low-sulfur diesel shipment
Mubasher: Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) announced that the first shipment of low-sulfur diesel (ULSD 10ppm) has been exported through Mina Abdullah refinery to global markets after fulfilling al requirements. The exported 40,000-tonne …