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Mohammed bin Rashid launches DEWA’s space programme Space-D
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 13 January, 2021 9:11 am
His Highness also launches DEWA’s tourism-related projects in Hatta, ‘Dubai Summit’ and ‘Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls’- Space-D initiative aims to use space technologies to enhance electricity and water networks- Project features the launch of a main satellite equipped with the latest...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Virtual Session
Government | Wednesday 13 January, 2021 8:48 am
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister, chaired today the Cabinet's virtual session. At the outset of the session, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the contents of the telephone call he received from Sheikh Nawaf...
Saudi Arabia and Algeria sign MoU to boost cooperation to housing sector
Government | Wednesday 13 January, 2021 1:24 am
Saudi Arabia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Algeria in the field of housing and infrastructure development. The MoU, which aims to activate joint cooperation between the two sides, was signed by Saudi Minister of Housing Majid Al-Hogail and his Algerian counterpart Kamel...
stc names new CEO
Technology & IT | Tuesday 12 January, 2021 11:38 am
Saudi Telecom Company (stc) has appointed Olayan Mohammed Alwetaid as the group's new CEO starting from 28 March 2021.  With 20-year experience, Alwetaid had worked at Aramco before joining stc where he occupied several positions, according to the company's disclosure...
eXtra sees 36% higher net profits in 2020
Business & Money | Tuesday 12 January, 2021 11:31 am
The estimated financial results of United Electronics Company (eXtra) recorded a 36.33% increase in net profits after Zakat and tax to SAR 280.3 million in 2020, compared to SAR 205.6 million in 2019. The higher net profits are driven by a 16.121%...
Credit Suisse opens branch in Riyadh
Business & Money | Tuesday 12 January, 2021 11:28 am
Riyadh – Mubasher: Credit Suisse has inaugurated its branch in Riyadh to promote wealth management services in Saudi Arabia, according to a press release on Monday. The new branch will enable its clients in Saudi Arabia to benefit from an extended wealth management...
Saudi Arabia grants licenses to 903 factories in 2020
Business & Money | Tuesday 12 January, 2021 11:25 am
Saudi Arabia has granted new licenses to 903 factories with total investments of SAR 23.5 billion in 2020 and with 39,404 licensed workers. A total of 515 factories have started their operations in 2020, the Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral...
ADIO accelerates opportunities in Abu Dhabi for startups through partnerships with Microsoft and Plug and Play
Business & Money | Tuesday 12 January, 2021 11:09 am
The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is partnering individually with Microsoft and Plug and Play on a range of initiatives to provide founders and entrepreneurs with tools and resources to successfully scale their businesses and realise ideas that drive positive impact.Abu Dhabi has built an...
FAB issues five-year US$500 million Sukuk
Business & Money | Tuesday 12 January, 2021 11:05 am
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has issued the lowest-ever yield on any five-year MENA bank USD issuance with a US$500 million five-year Sukuk issued at MS+90bps (all-in yield of 1.411 percent) through FAB Sukuk Company Limited.The deal is FAB’s first USD benchmark offering and the first Sukuk issue...
Creative Emirati approach to confronting challenges of climate change
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 12 January, 2021 11:01 am
The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which is being held virtually from 18th to 21st January, 2021, embodies the UAE's proactive approach to addressing the challenges of sustainability and mitigating the effects of climate change. The UAE is a leader amongst the global coalition of...
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