Dubai

DIFC Approves Ripple Under Its Virtual Assets Regime

Ripple announced that the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has approved the digital asset XRP for use within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Licensed virtual asset firms within the DIFC will now be able to incorporate XRP into their

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Standard Chartered Women in Tech: The Top 3 UAE Women Entrepreneurs in DIFC

Standard Chartered’s fifth cohort of the Women in Tech accelerator programme, launched in partnership with DIFC Innovation Hub, has awarded a total of USD 100,000 in equity-free seed capital to the top three female-led tech startups in the UAE. The

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Mashreq NEO PAY and Nymbl Announce Strategic Partnership

NEO PAY, powered by Mashreq, has entered a strategic partnership with Nymbl. This collaboration aims to provide a comprehensive solution to SME’s, combining both in-store and online payment acceptance within a single platform. By leveraging NEO PAY this partnership aims

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Gitex Goes Europe in 2025

GITEX GLOBAL, one of the world’s largest tech show, kicked off its record edition this week in Dubai to a phenomenal international response over its first three days. Its huge scale in 2023 was amplified by the announcement that the

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Mashreq Collaborates with Al Etihad Payments to Unfold “Aani Instant Payment Services”

Mashreq joined forces with Al Etihad Payments to introduce the state-of-the-art “Aani Instant Payment Services” on the Mashreq App. The latest service reshapes the payment ecosystem across the board – from individual consumers to luxury outlets, everyday merchants, and beyond.

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Mastercard and Pemo Partner to Fuel UAE’s SME Sector

Mastercard and Pemo, a UAE-based fintech startup that supports businesses across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP), have initiated a strategic partnership to promote cashless, flexible expense management for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the UAE. The

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Tencent Cloud Targeting MEA Enterprises

Tencent Cloud announced its showcase at the GITEX GLOBAL 2023 in Dubai. Attending for the second time, Tencent Cloud is looking to strategically grow its business in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market. During the event, Tencent Cloud will

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Amazon Payment Services Receives Retail Payment Services License From the UAE Central Bank

Amazon Payment Services,has been granted a Retail Payment Services license by the UAE Central Bank. Marking a significant milestone for the business, this license enables Amazon Payment Services to unlock an enhanced offering for its merchants across the country, through

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Emirates NBD and DIFC Launch Fintech Talent Accelerator in Dubai

Emirates NBD has launched the ‘National Digital Talent Incubator’ program, as a part of its strategic partnership with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Facilitated by DIFC’s venture building platform, DIFC Launchpad, the bespoke incubator program aims to boost UAE talent

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Commvault Appoints Industry Veteran Richard Gadd as Senior Vice President of EMEA

Commvault, an enterprise data protection company, has today announced the appointment of Richard Gadd as Senior Vice President of Commvault’s EMEA and India (EMEAI) region. Gadd will lead the region in empowering global organisations with industry-leading cyber resilience offerings that

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