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The supercomputer is named after the first oil well discovered in Saudi Arabia.
01:26 PM Saudi Aramco, STC launch Dammam 7 supercomputer
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and the Saudi Telecom Company (stc) on Tuesday announced launching “Dammam 7”, a new supercomputer and one of the world’s 10 most powerful computers. The supercomputer, which is named …
The greenback slid to EGP 15.63 for purchasing
6 January 05:51 PM EGP continues to advance against USD on rising foreign reserves
Cairo – Mubasher: The US dollar exchange rate dropped against the Egyptian pound by EGP 0.04 in the first week of 2021 as foreign reserves rose to more than $40 billion. According to data by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), the average exchange …
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signing the agreements.
5 January 04:44 PM Gulf leaders sign 41st GCC summit closing statement, Al ULA agreement
Riyadh – Mubasher: Gulf leaders on Tuesday have inked the closing statement of the 41st GCC summit and Al ULA agreement. The annual GCC summit kicked off today at Maraya Concert Hall in Saudi Arabia’s Al ULA city, with the presence of all member …
Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, will also take part in the annual summit.
5 January 03:17 PM 41st GCC summit kicks off in Saudi Al ULA city
Riyadh – Mubasher: The 41st GCC summit has kicked off on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia’s Al ULA city. Earlier today, Gulf Arab leaders headed to Saudi Arabia to attend the summit. Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, will also take part in the …
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29 December 2020 01:46 PM MENA holds strong potential for low, zero-carbon energy sources - Report
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) highlighted in its MENA Power Investment Outlook 2020-2024 key regional developments and prevalent trends in the power sector over the short and medium terms. Among the …
Mirna Arif, General Manager of Microsoft Egypt
21 December 2020 00:02 PM Reimagining Egypt’s economy through digital transformation – Interview with Mirna Arif
By: Marina Gamil Cairo – Mubasher: In its recovery phase, Egypt has taken several initiatives to increase the contribution of digitalisation in its economic growth by advancing information technology (IT) infrastructure, supporting startups and …
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17 December 2020 09:21 PM Identifying investment opportunities post-COVID – Interview with Huda Al-Lawati
By: Moslem Ali Mubasher: In a time when the region’s markets continue to cope with the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, it is always important to listen to the experts’ opinion as we review our broader outlook for the region’s markets …
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15 December 2020 00:39 PM Saudi Arabia begins registering citizens, residents for COVID-19 vaccination
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has started on Tuesday registering citizens and foreign residents for vaccination against COVID-19 through "Sehaty" application, state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. On 10 December, the …
The UAE reigns as the top country for regional headquarters.
14 December 2020 10:33 AM General Electric, Nestle executives top Forbes Middle East’s "Global Meets Local" list
Dubai - Mubasher: Forbes Middle East’s eighth annual flagship "Global Meets Local" list featured 50 individuals leading the regional offices for Forbes Global 2000 companies. The ranking celebrates leaders who successfully contributed to their …
Bahrain has participated in Phase III clinical trials of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.
13 December 2020 02:26 PM Bahrain approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine
Mubasher: Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) approved the registration of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine after the submission of all related documentation by G42 Healthcare, the company’s exclusive distributor in the Middle East …
Aramco has set the January OSP of its Arab light crude oil to the US at plus $0.55 a barrel over ASCI.
6 December 2020 01:59 PM Saudi Aramco raises official January crude price to Asia
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has increased the January price for its Arab light crude to Asia to $0.30 a barrel over Oman/Dubai crude, up $0.80 from December, Reuters said on Sunday citing a company document. The …
No Arab billionaires have seen declines in wealth since April.
26 November 2020 11:59 AM Arab billionaires’ fortunes jump $11bn despite the pandemic - Forbes
Riyadh – Mubasher: Arab billionaires have witnessed a surge in their fortunes despite the coronavirus pandemic, with a cohort of 21 individuals gaining $10.8 billion during the last seven months, Forbes said. The list was headed by Algerian …
The USD registered EGP 15.59 for buying
9 November 2020 04:38 PM EGP advances against USD to highest level since early March
Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian pound exchange rate advanced against the US dollar to its highest level since 8 March, according to data by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE). The USD registered EGP 15.59 for buying and EGP 15.72 for selling, the CBE …
Central Bank of Tunisia
5 November 2020 01:18 PM Tunisia’s int’l reserves hit TND 21.19bn
Mubasher: Tunisia’s international reserves increased by TND 49.1 million or 0.23% to TND 21.194 billion on 4 November from TND 21.144 billion a day earlier, according to data by the Central Bank of Tunisia. The country’s international reserves are …
The loan will finance the Electricity and Green Growth Support Program
2 November 2020 01:34 PM Egypt’s parliament approves EUR 225m loan from AfDB
Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt’s parliament approved the presidential decree no. 583 of 2020 regarding the EUR 225 million loan agreement signed on 8 June with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Minister of International Cooperation, Rania …
International reserves grew to $38.425 billion at the end of September
1 November 2020 03:43 PM EGP rises against USD in 10 months
Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian pound exchange rate climbed against the US dollar on the back of the successful monetary policy of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), the increase in remittances of Egyptians living abroad, and the receipt of funds …
The webinar discussed the expected economic impact of the next administration
1 November 2020 02:26 PM How would the US elections impact the global economy?
Mubasher: With the presidential and congressional elections in the United States right around the corner, Kamco Invest hosted a webinar on the economic and financial impact of the upcoming US elections, which will take place on 3 November, with …
The kingdom had an overall 2020 index value of 57.5 in 2020.
27 October 2020 02:26 PM Saudi Arabia advances in Global Pension Index
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia has achieved positive results in the 2020 Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index, which benchmarks 39 retirement income systems, covering almost two-thirds of the world’s population using more than 50 indicators. …
The final Forbes list is composed of 750 multinational and large corporations headquartered in 45 countries.
19 October 2020 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 …
Zedny was founded in 2018
18 October 2020 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 …
Saudi Arabia had total Islamic finance assets of $339 billion as of March 2020.
30 September 2020 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 2020 00:33 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 2020 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 2020 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), …
The price of 21-karat gold registered EGP 816 per gram
24 September 2020 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 …