The initiative will focus on providing mentorship

Dubai Gets A Shiny New Fintech Accelerator

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), along with Accenture, has unveiled FinTech Hive, an accelerator program in Dubai for financial technology startups. FinTech Hive will focus on providing mentorship to startups and entrepreneurs... (contd.)
It is unlikely to elicit a flood of bankruptcy applications, says Al Tamimi

Will UAE’s Bankruptcy Law Work Like Its Meant To?

The impact of the Federal Law on Bankruptcy unveiled by the UAE remains mostly hypothetical, and it is unlikely to elicit a flood of bankruptcy applications, according to Essam Al Tamimi, senior... (contd.)
Monthly fees for Saudi expats

Will The 2017 Saudi Budget Include A Monthly Fee For Expats?

Saudi Arabia’s budget for 2017, which is expected to be released on Thursday, is likely to include a monthly fee for expat workers in the country, Arab News reported The fee is likely... (contd.)
Kuwaitis account for just 30% of the population

So, Kuwait Wants To Reduce The Number Of Expats In The Country

A group of Kuwait MPs has submitted a draft law proposing to reduce the number of expats in the country over the next five years.  The draft law reportedly calls for the establishment... (contd.)
Qatarization failing Qatari Women

Qatarization In The Qatari Economy Is Failing Qatari Women

Qatari women are often not a priority in Qatarization strategies, according to a report by Oxford Strategic Consulting (OSC). Over 36% of companies in the country either never or sometimes don't actively promote... (contd.)
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More Saudi Women In The Workforce? A Saudi Cleric Thinks The Right Thing

Saudi Arabia is the only country where women are forbidden to drive, making it harder for them to get to work. But now, a senior Saudi cleric has come out to say... (contd.)
UAE Gender Gap Closing

This Survey Claims That There Is Not Much Of A Gender Gap In The UAE

Working women in the UAE now has the same level of gender equality compared with their counterparts in western countries, a survey by Bayt.com and YouGov has found. Women in the UAE now... (contd.)
Doha's Baqalas to stay

Some Of Qatar’s Smallest (But Really Important) Entrepreneurs Just Got A Lifeline

Owners of neighborhood stores in Qatar, known as baqalas, can now operate until at least 2019 as they are now allowed to renew licenses annually for three more years, Doha News reported. The... (contd.)
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Just How Much Would UAE Shoppers Spend Online In The Coming Years?

Online spending in the UAE and is expected to reach Dhs33 billion ($8.98 billion) by 2018, according to a study by PayPal and Ipsos. According to the study, 68% of adults in UAE... (contd.)
Kuwait asked to abolish kafala

Kuwait Asked To Follow Qatar’s Lead And Abolish The Kafala System

A Kuwait-based human rights group has called for abolishing the country’s kafala system, which is seen by many as a form of slavery, AFP reported. Kuwait Association for the Fundamentals of Human Rights... (contd.)
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