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Saudi Arabia aims to boost SME role in GDP

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 aims to increase SME contribution to GDP from 20 per cent to 35 per cent and lower unemployment from 11.6 per cent to 7 per cent, a report said.

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SME Banking Outlook from NBF: UAE SMEs can flourish with sound financial advice

Rehan Ali, the Head of Business Banking for National Bank of Fujairah, provides his outlook on the future of SME banking in the UAE and how NBF is helping to close the funding gap.

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Social enterprise grants access to EMA and FDA approved medicines in the Middle East

TheSocialMedwork gives Middle East residents access to recently approved FDA drug, Aimovig (erenumab) today.

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Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development funds 1,364 projects in 2017

The projects funded by KFED are distributed around the UAE, with Abu Dhabi having the largest share.

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SOUGHA concludes successful participation at Liwa Date Festival 2018

In line with the efforts to preserve UAE heritage and promote entrepreneurship

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Islamic microfinance start-up sets up smart sukuk on blockchain

An Islamic microfinance start-up has launched what is believed to be the world’s first smart sukuk issued on a blockchain platform

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All quiet on the investment front?: Middle East venture capital funding lower, but market conditions remain positive, funders say

The $112 million raised in VC funding by Mena firms is lower than 2016 and 2017 when big bets were made on Souq.com and Careem

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