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Societe Generale sets up sukuk programme in Malaysia

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Societe Generale, France's third-largest bank by assets, will set up a 1 billion ringgit ($311.3 million) multi-currency sukuk (Islamic bonds) programme in Malaysia, the...
Vietnam needs to work on friendly image, says minister

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Vietnam must prove to international tourists that the country remains a safe and friendly destination to win back their trust amid this time of...
Singapore office rents poised to rise fastest in the world this year

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A lack of office space could drive up rents at a faster pace in Singapore than anywhere else in the world this year, according...
Zain supports start-up scene in Jordan

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When it comes to supporting entrepreneurship and youth employment in the Middle East and North Africa, Zain Jordan is taking a large step forward. Last...
Middle East needs SME lending initiatives, says IMF

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Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Middle East and North Africa present a large, untapped market for financial institutions willing to help...
Young UAE women encouraged to embrace ICT careers

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Network giant Cisco through its UAE branch saw strong turnout on its annual "Girls in ICT Day" on May 8, with young women learning...
Investors in Myanmar scared off by Buddhist nationalists

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Myanmar's rising Buddhist nationalism is taking an economic turn. Qatar's Ooredoo, which is scheduled to launch its mobile-phone service in Myanmar this July, has...
OSN to launch video streaming service in Middle Eastvideo

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Dubai-based OSN, one of the biggest pay TV operators in the region, will launch a video-on-demand service in the Middle East next week, looking...
Tapping the UAE’s digital opportunities

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Arabnet, the region’s hub for digital investment and innovation in the UAE, will host the ArabNet Digital Summit 2014 from June 3-5 at Atlantis...
TAG-Org launches support service for Arab start-ups

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Joining a growing group of organisations providing support to entrepreneurs in the Middle East region, Jordan-based international business consultancy Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), has announced the...
Cambodia’s tourism steadily growing

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Cambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 4.7 per cent growth in March 2014, according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information Department. The country attracted...
Cloud analytics market to reach $16.5b by 2015 – study

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Market research firm MarketsandMarkets has recently conducted a study on the cloud analytics market, analysing the major market drivers, restraints and opportunities in North...
New crowdfunding platform launched for the Middle East

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Mawwell, a new international rewards-based crowdfunding destination for creative and innovative projects, has recently launched its first crowdfunding platform for the Middle Eastern and...
Ro’Ya workshop in Dubai focuses on business plan fundamentals

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Ro'Ya, a joint collaboration between the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) and MasterCard in April has launched its first workshop at the Dubai Chamber...
Telecom giant MTN to pursue start-up deals in Middle East, Africa

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Africa’s leading telecom company MTN has recently announced its first partnership campaign with one of the continent’s largest tech incubators, Africa Internet Holding (AIH)....
$120m fund to be set up for Arab SMEs

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank will launch a $120 million fund to...
PayPal want to boost e-commerce for start-ups in the Middle East

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US-based online payment company PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay, has announced that it will be partnering Cairo Amman Bank to help boost ecommerce in...
Middle East, Europe entrepreneurs close to matching US counterparts

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Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and Europe almost match their US counterparts when it comes to profits and jobs, a new survey shows. According to...