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Bahrain Witnesses Key Fintech Developments

Over the past year, Bahrain’s fintech ecosystem has witnessed several key developments including the launch of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) dedicated Fintech and Innovation Unit and regulatory sandbox, two initiatives that highlight the growing market demand and interest

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A $100m Venture Capital Fund in Bahrain for Middle East Startups

Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) announces that the Al Waha Fund of Funds has successfully closed its US $100m fundraising round,making it the first active venture capitalfund of funds in the region. The announcement marks an important milestone for the region’s

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First Technology Hardware Accelerator in the Middle East Region Launched in Bahrain

Brinc-Batelco IOT Hub was officially opened  in the presence of Ministers, Batelco Board members, Batelco senior executives, invited guests and Bahrain media houses. Batelco, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s digital solutions provider announced in 2017 that it had teamed up with

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Dubai Wants to Serve as Regional Digital Financial Inclusion Hub

The UAE is ideally positioned to serve as the ‘beating heart’ of a regional innovation hub; according to a new report published by Oliver Wyman in collaboration with Dubai International Financial Centre . Titled “The Case for an Innovation Hub

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Dubai Holding Invest AED 1 Billion to Launch Next Generation Digital Bank for UAE

Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, has announced it will invest up to AED 1 billion over the next five years to launch a next-generation digital bank for the UAE, with plans to expand services across the Middle East

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Emirates NBD to Launch EasyHub Integrated Digital Kiosks

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the Middle East, has partnered with Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in driving connected commerce, to soon launch Emirates NBD EasyHub, the region’s first integrated digital kiosk that will allow customers to sign up

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Bahrain Pushes for Fintech Innovation

Bahrain is looking to move the country’s economy away from oil, leveraging its financial hub credentials to attract fintech companies. In partnership with government ministries and other public sector agencies, the Economic Development Board (EDB) is pushing to develop a

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ADGM Reglab Attracts 70% More Applicants Than Last Year

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, successfully concluded its 3rd round of applications for its Regulatory Laboratory (ADGM Reglab) programme with a total of 36 local and international new FinTech innovators offering potential solutions for

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New Fintech Education Courses For The UAE

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi and FINTECH Circle, a global community of FinTech entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors and FinTech thought-leaders and its FINTECH Circle Institute, are collaborating to launch a new and

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ADGM And KPMG Launch 2nd Annual Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and KPMG Lower Gulf Limited “KPMG LG” launch the second edition of FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge and push ahead with efforts to drive innovation in the financial

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