TECHNOLOGY

May 15, 2020

Saudi-based investment manager Musharaka Capital has partnered with Securrency, a blockchain technology provider, to develop a regulated platform for issuing digital securities.

May 15, 2020

Independent financial advisor, the deVere Group, has announced plans to develop a digital finance business in Dubai.

Apr 24, 2020

Start-upA Saudi venture capital firm has led a funding round for a UAE-based startup offering an immersive video app.

Mar 13, 2020

Innovation_technologyEllis Wang, a Chinese national who was previously a senior director for Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, has been hired as a senior executive vice president and group head of technology, transformation and information at Mashreq Bank.

Jan 31, 2020

 A sovereign wealth fund based in the UAE has been accused of computer hacking in a bitter legal dispute with a US businessman.

Jan 31, 2020

Dubai’s International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched a new digital platform which it claims will simplify the onboarding process for clients.  

Jan 24, 2020

Start-upThe Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has allocated $16.3 million to invest in a new batch of startups that have applied to its Ventures Fund.

Nov 22, 2019

China_computer_chipBahraini bank Al Salam has teamed up with China’s MSA capital to launch a new venture capital fund centered on China’s technology market.

Nov 08, 2019

Start-up fundNew York-based venture capital firm Modus Capital has unveiled a $75 million venture fund dedicated to startups in the Mena region.

Nov 08, 2019

Processor_chipBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has teamed up with Hong Kong fund manager China Everbright to jointly manage a new fund focused on China’s technology sector.

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