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Europe awards prizes to Sharjah free zones

The Sharjah International Airport Free Zone, SAIF ZONE, and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, HFZA, have bagged two international awards, in recognition of their sustained efforts to develop state-of-the-art business infrastructure that meet investors’ growing needs. The two free zones received the European Society for Quality Research, ESQR’s, ‘Quality Choice Prize …

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Mubadala healthcare provider signs Laboratory Referral agreement

National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, today announced that it has signed a Laboratory Referral Services Agreement with United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) Group, one of Abu Dhabi’s leading private healthcare operators. NRL will become the exclusive provider of referral laboratory testing to all …

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DLD signs MoU with Al-Masraf bank

The Dubai Land Department, DLD, represented by its regulatory arm, the Real Estate Regulatory Agency, RERA, signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with the Arab Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade, Al Masraf, to manage and service the Owners Association, OA, accounts. The MoU was signed by Marwan bin Ghalita, …

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Before ShiBboLeTh

By Angel NicGillicudy | What is the connection between Vikings, Celts, and Egypt and Bagpipes? The Story of Money ( a Children’s Story, for Adults too ) The money CASH From the Viking Explorations came to The Levant Region first to The Egyptian   Magicians, in response to their quest to …

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Uzbekistan is a country for tourists

In Uzbekistan, consistent reforms are underway to develop the tourism sector as one of the strategic sectors of the national economy. It is not just economic reforms that it is attracting Indians to resource rich Uzbekistan. The land of Babur, Amir Temur, Bukhara and Samarkhand with its majestic heritage are …

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France planning eco-tax on air tickets

France will introduce a new charge on plane tickets from next year, with revenue used to fund environment-friendly alternatives, a top French official said on Tuesday. The ‘eco-tax’ costing between 1.50 euros (US$1.7) and 18 euros (US$20) will apply to most flights departing in France, Associated Press, AP, quoted French …

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South Africa hails African free trade plans

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the coming into effect of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) was a milestone that fulfilled a dream crafted by the founders of the Organisation of African Union 60 years ago when they mulled an integrated continent, African News Agency, ANA, reported …

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Czech-UAE Business Forum held in Prague

Public and private sector players attending the Czech-UAE Business Forum 2019 in Prague called for businesses in the two countries to explore new partnership opportunities in key sectors of mutual interest such as smart city solutions, manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, tourism and artificial intelligence, which can support the strategic vision of …

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Etihad Credit Insurance empowering firms in UAE

Etihad Credit Insurance, ECI, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Corporate Banking division of Emirates NBD to empower the UAE-based firms in strengthening their presence regionally and internationally by providing them access to ECI’s trade credit insurance solutions and Emirates NBD Corporate Banking’s customised products. This cooperation …

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