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Fintech In MENA: All You Need To Know

The startup economy in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region continues to grow this year. In the first six months of 2018, it registered a record number of transactions with 141 investments, a 12% increase over the corresponding

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Video Sharing Platform Verasity Prepares for Crowdsale with Record Growth Momentum

Verasity, the video-sharing platform enhanced with blockchain technology that rewards viewers for watching and sharing videos, has benefitted from pre-sale growth in both membership and community traction. The company’s momentum reflects the growing need for direct and transparent relationship between

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Global Nomads And Economic Volatility Drive Growth In International Pensions And Savings Plans

A record number of International Pension and Savings Plans were set up last year, as employers strive to meet the savings needs of a global workforce, and to help staff in hotspots of economic and political instability. Willis Towers Watson

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Fintech Events in the Middle East to Attend in 2018

Here are selected Fintech Events in the Middle East to attend in 2018. If an important event is missing (there are so many), send us an Email or comment on this post.   15-16 April Seamless Middle East 2018 Dubai

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Smart City Technologies Spending in the Middle East Tipped to Reach $1.26 Billion in 2018

Spending on the technologies that enable Smart City initiatives is forecast to reach $1.26 billion for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region in 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). In the first release of

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Mastercard Announces Roadmap for Contactless Payments Consistency

Mastercard has announced an initiative to create greater payment consistency by making “tap and go” standard in the next five years. The changes underway ensure that consumers, merchants and governments around the world will be able to take advantage of next-generation

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Fintech In The Middle East

In the Middle East, fintech sandboxes and government driven initiatives have supported the growing base of fintech startups, which more doubled in size between 2013 and 2015, rising from only 46 fintech startups based in the Middle East and North

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10 Interesting Fintech Startups In GCC

Realizing that their dependency on oil has put them in a precarious position, Middle Eastern economies have begun exploring other sectors for greater diversification. Many of these such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are putting their

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9 Fintech Startups in Middle East to Watch in 2018

The fintech sector in the Middle East, despite being relatively small when compared with the likes of the US or Europe, has grown tremendously these past years with locations such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates

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Alibabacoin’s Public ICO Brings an Explosive Response

Alibabacoin Foundation, the developer of a leading fourth-generation Alternative coin (altcoin),  has successfully ended their 1st stage ICO and officially began 2nd stage public ICO on 16 March. The public ICO stage two includes 11 rounds with 10 days per round. Their

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