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Standard Chartered CEO: The Digital Future for the African Continent is Bright

We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African start-ups have raised a record-breaking $560 million in 2017, an increase of 53% from the previous year. African governments have

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14 Upcoming Fintech and Digital Finance Events in the Middle East

As the Middle East witnesses the emergence of a thriving fintech ecosystem, an increasing number of events and conferences are being held in the region to showcase its innovative products and latest initiatives. The followings are some of the Middle

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Reflecting On Fintech News Middle East’s 1st Year Amidst the Region’s Fintech Boom

Time surely flies, almost without realising it we are celebrating our one year anniversary since launching our Fintech News Middle East in September 2017. And what a way to mark our 1 year anniversary than to forge partnership up with

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Top 10 Most Well-Funded Fintech, Insurtech Startups in the Middle East

In the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, the fintech industry is rapidly growing with the number of fintech startups in the region more than doubling between 2013 and 2015. According to experts and industry observers, the staggering 86%

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Fintech Accelerators and Incubators in the Middle East

Across the Middle East, fintech is transforming the delivery of financial services. In recent years, many acceleration and incubation programs have emerged to nurture local fintech startups and develop a thriving ecosystem. Here are some of the Middle East’s most

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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 period. One

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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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