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25 January 04:06 PM Kuwait raises discount rate as of Thursday
Mubasher: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) decided to lift the discount rate by 0.50% to 4% from 3.50% starting from Thursday, 26 January 2023. The decision is part of recent developments in local and international economic conditions, in addition …
Head of Debt at SHUAA Capital, Natasha Hannoun
24 January 04:36 PM Venture debt funding in MENA surpasses $260m in 2022 – Report
Mubasher: Venture debt investments in the MENA region have exceeded $260 million through 18 financing deals during 2022, according to a report by Shuaa Capital and MAGNiTT. The report indicated that the high value came despite a backdrop of …
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23 January 12:42 PM Abu Dhabi to host UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum next October
UAE – Mubasher: The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will hold its 8th World Investment Forum in Abu Dhabi during 16-20 October 2023, according to a press release. Held under the theme ‘Investing in Sustainable …
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22 January 04:45 PM Gulf debt instruments, Eurodollar bonds hit $15.9bn – Report
Mubasher: The GCC issues of local debt instruments and US dollar-backed Eurobonds jumped to $15.90 billion in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2022, compared to $11.80 billion in Q3-22 and $14.70 billion in Q2-22. A report by the Central Bank of Kuwait …
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17 January 05:02 PM MEET ICT, BITEX 2023 back in 11th edition this May
Mubasher: The ICT Conference (MEET ICT) and the Bahrain International Technology Exhibition (BITEX) is back in its 11th edition from 7-9 May 2023 at Gulf Hotel’s Gulf Convention Centre. This announcement was made in collaboration with the Bahrain …
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15 January 04:49 PM World Future Energy Summit opens on Monday in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi – Mubasher: The World Future Energy Summit, the 14th leading business event for future energy and sustainability, begins a three-day run at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on 16 January 2023. The summit will host global …
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15 January 04:04 PM Egypt invites Elon Musk to visit following tweet praising Dendera temple
Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt on Sunday will extend an official invitation to American business tycoon Elon Musk to visit Egypt at the time of his choice. The move, which would be a boon for the country’s tourism sector, comes after a viral tweet the …
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15 January 02:35 PM Nile Property Expo to launch in London, US in 2023
Cairo – Mubasher: The Nile Property Expo intends to enter new markets for the first time in 2023 such as London and New Jersey in the US.  The announcement was made by Basem Kalila, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Expo Republic, the company …
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11 January 11:09 AM Egypt to host 4th edition of Startups Without Borders Summit 2023
Cairo – Mubasher: The fourth edition of the Startups Without Borders (SWB) Summit will kick off this February at Cairo Business Park in New Cairo, state-run news agency MENA reported. Under the theme of Go Borderless, this year’s summit is set to …
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10 January 10:19 AM Strong growth of GCC economies fuels global real estate investments - Report
Dubai - Mubasher: Regional investors' appetite for global real estate investment opportunities is expected to grow, with GCC economies likely to be relative global outperformers in 2022 and 2023, according to JLL’s latest report. The challenges …
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9 January 11:47 AM Ship that went aground in Suez Canal refloated
Cairo – Mubasher: The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said that a cargo ship that went aground in the Egyptian waterway has been refloated and canal traffic was restored. Earlier today, M/V GLORY grounded while joining Southbound convoy near the city …
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2 January 02:59 PM Gulf countries show strong digital transformation efforts in 2022 - Report
Mubasher: The latest GCC E-Performance Index 2022 revealed that all GCC countries have performed exceptionally well on five major global indicators, showcasing significant progress in digital transformation. The report was issued by Orient Planet …
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2 January 09:38 AM ADIB rolls out region’s 1st token payment enabled wearables
Abu Dhabi - Mubasher: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) launched the region’s first tokenised, contactless payment methods through the options of clasp and ring ‘ADIB PAY’, in partnership with token enablement service provider Tappy Technologies and …
PaySky Founder and CEO, Waleed Sadek
29 December 2022 01:37 PM Investments of award-winning PaySky in Egypt cross EGP 100m – Interview
By: Abdallah Beder Cairo – Mubasher: Investments of award-winning payment solutions provider (PSP) PaySky in Egypt have exceeded EGP 100 million, the company’s Founder and CEO, Waleed Sadek, told Mubasher. With a vision of democratising …
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25 December 2022 02:41 PM Consolidated assets of Arab banking sector may reach $4.4trn by year-end
Cairo - Mubasher: The Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) Wissam Fattouh said the consolidated assets of the Arab banking sector are expected to reach $4.40 trillion by the end of 2022. This represents a year-on-year (YoY) increase …
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18 December 2022 09:52 AM Dubai International Chamber launches 3 new offices in Egypt, Israel, Türkiye
Dubai – Mubasher: Dubai International Chamber, one of the three chambers operating under Dubai Chambers, has opened three new international representative offices in Egypt, Israel, and Türkiye, based in Cairo, Tel Aviv, and Istanbul, respectively. …
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13 December 2022 02:54 PM Egypt, Arab countries trade exchange soars by over 18% in 9M-22
Cairo – Mubasher: Trade exchange between Egypt and Arab countries hit $21.90 billion during the first nine months (9M) of 2022, a year-on-year (YoY) rise of $3.50 billion, Akhbar El-Yom cited the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and …
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13 December 2022 02:54 PM Egypt, Arab countries trade exchange soars by over 18% in 9M-22
Cairo – Mubasher: Trade exchange between Egypt and Arab countries hit $21.90 billion during the first nine months (9M) of 2022, a year-on-year (YoY) rise of $3.50 billion, Akhbar El-Yom cited the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and …
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8 December 2022 02:14 PM Economic growth in GCC seen more than double in 2022; reform momentum advised to be kept
Mubasher: The economic growth rate in the GCC region is expected to more than double to 6.5% in 2022, according to the latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It also advised the Gulf countries to maintain their reform momentum …
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7 December 2022 04:55 PM Egypt agrees to launch Egyptian-Qatari Business Forum early next year - Sources
By: Ahmed Eldemerdash Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian government has agreed to launch an Egyptian-Qatari Business Forum during the first quarter (Q1) of 2023, sources familiar with the matter told Mubasher. Egypt’s approval came in light of a …
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6 December 2022 05:33 PM Fintactics launches new ventures, enters partnerships during Saudi Arabia’s World Fintech Show
Riyadh – Mubasher: The World Fintech Show has witnessed the launch of new ventures Holoul and Leza'am by Fintactics, which also signed partnership agreements with Aion Digital and Bitfy Holdings. The event, which kicked off on 5 December in …
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6 December 2022 04:36 PM Seedstars to develop VC managers in emerging markets
Mubasher: Switzerland-based Seedstars has launched its investment arm Seedstars Capital for emerging venture capital (VC) fund managers across the Middle East and other emerging markets with the support of xMultiplied, a Swiss-based investment …
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6 December 2022 00:54 PM Saudi Arabia cuts January oil prices to Asia to 10-month low
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia cut the January 2023 official selling price (OSP) for its flagship Arab Light crude for Asian buyers to a 10-month low, on concerns over a drop in demand and a potential increase in Russian competition. The Saudi …
Issam Abu Sulaiman, Regional Director for the GCC countries at the World Bank
5 December 2022 05:38 PM Mobile apps see over $2.7 daily transactions – World Bank’s Abu Sulaiman
Riyadh – Mubasher: Issam Abu Sulaiman, Regional Director for the GCC countries at the World Bank, stated that transactions worth more than $2.70 billion are being traded on a daily basis through mobile applications. Abu Sulaiman highlighted that …