The rise of Arab women entrepreneurs

For over 20 years, Joy Ajlouny has been an e-commerce industry professional whose business and fashion influence has spanned the globe. Joy is the co-found of Fetchr, a Silicon-Valley backed technology company based in Dubai aimed at solving emerging market…

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Massive investment needed in Europe’s tech sector

Europe will need between 670 and 780 billion USD worth of investments into its digital infrastructure if it hopes to keep pace with the United States and China. The region needs to develop fibre-optic networks and high-speed 5G wireless applications…

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Chinese entities investing billions across Europe

Chinese investors are becoming increasingly interested in Europe, reports show. In the UK alone, Chinese investment into business and infrastructure has increased by nearly 500 percent over the past six years – from 666 million GBP in 2010 to 3.8…

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Middle Eastern investors spend billions on US tech

The Middle East is a region known for its high liquidity and its concentration of high-net worth individuals – and not for its tech sector. This is mainly due to the fact that the regional tech sector is underdeveloped. Entrepreneurship…

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Cyber security emerging as a priority for banks

Fintech has become a familiar entry in the banking lexicon. Gone are the days when “finance technology” was a brand new concept, spoken of only in the pages of niche publications. Fintech is now a full-fledged phenomenon, a darling of…

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Investment in African pharma sector highlights growing trend

Actis, an investment firm specializing in growth markets, recently made a significant investment in Medis Group, a branded generic pharmaceuticals business based in North Africa. Medis was the first pharmaceutical company to launch sterile products in North Africa, and is…

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Chinese investors show strong interest in German property

According to Deloitte, the long-standing trade and investment partnership between Germany and China has built a solid foundation for Chinese companies to invest in Germany. Germany is China’s largest European trading partner, and Chinese entities have been increasingly involved in…

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Chinese consortium invests 900 million USD into Media.net

As China continues to undergo a focused shift from a manufacturing-based economy to one that relies heavily on service sectors and technology, Chinese investors are sourcing innovative technology through investments into tech companies abroad. Media.net, an advertising technology startup based…

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