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Etihad Credit Insurance: Export Credit Company Key to United Arab Emirates Resilience

Its database includes commercial information on no less than 320 million business entities worldwide, from the proverbial corner shop to the largest globe-spanning corporate behemoths. In barely three years since the start of its operations, Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) has

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Metito: Group with a Grasp of Synergy and Solidity

Globally, Metito is recognised as a brand of trust and a provider of choice for intelligent water and alternative energy management solutions. With over 60 years of experience and projects spanning 46 countries the company is leading its industry by

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Q&A with IBM’s Bashar Kilani: Need for New Skills Emerging as We Re-Imagine and Transition to the New Normal

Bashar Kilani oversees IBM business in the Gulf countries and the Levant, working with clients and partners across industries. In this Q and A, CFI.co asks Kilani about the effects of coronavirus on business in the region, and more. Tell

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Middle East – Business Trumps Politics

Joint business ventures, and the pragmatism required for success, laid the groundwork for the normalisation of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which was marked by the touchdown of the first official El Al flight at Abu

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The Red Sea International Airport Takes Off: Contract Award to Nesma & Partners and Almabani

This contract has been awarded to support the creation of a sustainable gateway opening Saudi Arabia to the world Riyadh, 13 July 2020: The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), driver of one of the world’s most ambitious tourism initiatives, has

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Islamic Development Bank Deploys Sukuk to Counter Corona Impact

Respond, Restore, and Restart. That is how the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) aims to tackle the economic fallout of the corona pandemic. The group has set aside $2.3 billion for its Strategic Preparedness and Response Programme. The funds are

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Austerity Arrives in the Kingdom

For the first time in living memory, the Saudi government has embarked on a major austerity drive. Early June, state workers saw their generous cost-of-living allowance abruptly cancelled. Capital expenditure on iconic mega projects has been put on hold as

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Applied Science Private University (ASPU): Bringing Tomorrow’s Tech Specialists to the World’s Attention

Applied Science Private University (ASPU) was established in 1989 to prepare students from Jordan and abroad to become specialists in technological fields. It is the first Jordanian university to achieve a gold level quality assurance certificate from the Accreditation and

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Smart City Prince: A Prince with a Mission, a Vision

For anyone familiar with the dashing Crown Prince of Dubai, it would have come as no surprise to find him on stage, in front of an international audience, delivering his vision of the future… as a hologram. Like an Arabic

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2020 UNCTAD World Investment Forum: More Important Than Ever in an Age of Worrying Trends

In December this year, Abu Dhabi will welcome government leaders, CEOs and investment stakeholders for the seventh biennial UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIF). The forum’s mission is to promote investment for sustainable development. And there are worrying trends, as well

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