21 Jumada I 1445 - 5 December 2023
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ADX launches FTSE Russell ESG Screened Index, ahead of COP28
Business & Money | Wednesday 29 November, 2023 9:45 am
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), one of the world’s fastest-growing markets, is delighted to announce the launch of its inaugural ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) benchmark index. This launch, ahead of COP28, marks a significant step towards advancing sustainable investment...
Dubai Customs Unveils Spectacular Festivities to Mark UAE's 52nd National Day
Business & Money | Wednesday 29 November, 2023 9:44 am
As part of the festivities marking the 52nd National Day of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Customs organized a celebration at its main building in honor of this significant national event.  The festivities encompassed diverse activities and contests in the heritage village, traditional...
Kingdom Holding buys Prince Alwaleed’s shares in Citigroup for SAR 1.7B
Business & Money | Wednesday 29 November, 2023 9:34 am
Kingdom Holding Co. (KHC) acquired the shares owned by Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in Citigroup for SAR 1.69 billion ($449.57 million).    Accordingly, KHC raised its stake in Citigroup to 2.2% from 1.63%, the company said in a statement to Tadawul, adding that the deal...
Crown Prince promises 'unprecedented' Expo 2030
Government | Wednesday 29 November, 2023 9:32 am
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman extended sincere congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques as Saudi Arabia won the right to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh, the state-run SPA reported.   This followed the announcement of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) on...
Multiple New Hedge Funds Establish in DIFC, Reconfirming Dubai’s Position as a Top Global Hub for Industry
Business & Money | Wednesday 29 November, 2023 7:49 am
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading global financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, today confirmed that unprecedented numbers of hedge funds continue to set up in the Centre, boosting Dubai’s reputation as the region’s top location for the...
Saudi Arabia revealed as winner of World Expo 2030 bid
Government | Wednesday 29 November, 2023 7:37 am
Saudi Arabia was revealed today, Nov. 28, by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) as the World Expo 2030 host. Riyadh garnered a total of 119 out of 173 votes, or 69% of the total.  South Korea took the second place with 29 votes, while Rome came...
Turn up the festive spirit with a magical tree lighting Ceremony at FORM Hotel
Business & Money | Tuesday 28 November, 2023 3:44 pm
Nothing gets you into the spirit of Christmas than a good old Christmas carols, and a tree lighting ceremony. So, get ready for a cozy and magical evening of holiday cheer and festivities at FORM Hotel Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 8, 2023, at...
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 28 November, 2023 1:02 pm
The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) is set to play an active role in the upcoming Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) and COP28 events in Dubai. By sharing its conservation lessons from the regeneration of AlUla County in north-west Saudi Arabia, RCU aims to contribute to the global search for solutions...
MIS secures 81.6M project with Ministry of Justice
Business & Money | Tuesday 28 November, 2023 12:52 pm
Al Moammar Information Systems Co. (MIS) won a project worth SAR 81.6 million, including VAT, with the Ministry of Justice.   The primary objective of the project is to offer technical support, thereby improving the performance of the ministry's programs and systems, MIS said in ...
PIF raises $5B from syndicated loan
Business & Money | Tuesday 28 November, 2023 12:50 pm
The Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (K-SURE) signed today, Nov. 28, a financing agreement through which PIF has secured a term loan, from a syndicate of nine top international lenders, covered by K-SURE.   The financing carries a door-to-door tenor...