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KBC Bank chooses Finastra for LIBOR transition
Business & Money | Thursday 14 January, 2021 12:06 am
 KBC Bank, a Belgium-based bank with operations across Europe, US and Asia Pacific, has chosen Finastra to help manage its transition through the upcoming interbank references rates changes. It has selected Fusion Loan IQ Alternate Reference Rates (ARR) module to manage new rates and to expand ...
Citi UAE’s Wealth Clients to Quadruple on the Back of Citi’s “Win in Wealth” Strategy by 2025
Business & Money | Wednesday 13 January, 2021 8:50 pm
 Citibank UAE today announced plans to expand its Assets Under Management (AUMS) portfolio threefold to USD15 billion by 2025, and will be doubling the size of its new Relationship Managers (RMs) to support client growth.  Already a top provider of wealth management services in the...
World’s first free-to-access accredited training platform for sustainable and responsible investing provided by DIFC
Business & Money | Wednesday 13 January, 2021 11:10 am
As part of Dubai’s commitment to be the region’s most sustainable financial city and to develop human capital skills needed for the future, DIFC Academy has partnered with Candriam Academy to offer the world’s first free-to-access accredited training platform for sustainable and...
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...
Arada records 35% rise in sales during 2020 to reach AED1.75 billion
Business & Money | Tuesday 12 January, 2021 10:48 am
SHARJAH, 11th January, 2021 (WAM) -- Arada has reported a robust sales performance for 2020, as the developer benefited from a raft of project handovers and the stable Sharjah real estate market to overcome the effects of the pandemic.During a challenging year for the UAE property sector as a...
MAWANI implements key logistical transformation initiatives despite coronavirus
Business & Money | Monday 11 January, 2021 9:45 am
The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has to its credit several major accomplishments during the year 2020 by implementing a raft of initiatives in the process of Saudi Arabia’s unhindered transformation into a global logistics center, despite the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. In a ...