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    First-of-Its-Kind Fund Dedicated to Women in the Arab World Launched at UN General Assembly

    First-of-Its-Kind Fund Dedicated to Women in the Arab World Launched at UN General AssemblySeptember 27, 2016

    In a historic step towards accelerating global efforts to enhance the status of girls and women worldwide, the NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) – an organisation dedicated to developing opportunities for women – has launched the ‘NAMA International Women Fund’ (NAMA Fund) on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly held at the UN Headquarters in New York.


    A pioneering initiative from NAMA, an organisation based in Sharjah - the third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - the NAMA Fund seeks to mobilise essential financial"...

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    GSMA Announces Full Speaker Line-up for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East

    GSMA Announces Full Speaker Line-up for Mobile 360 Series – Middle EastSeptember 27, 2016

    The GSMA today confirmed the final speaker line-up and agenda for its upcoming Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference taking place in Dubai 17-18 October 2016. The mobile industry-focused event, which is now in its fourth year, brings together a world-class conference programme that includes senior representatives from the region’s mobile operators, ecosystem players, vertical industries and governments to discuss the impact of mobile across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).


    The speaker line-up features a number of new confirmed speakers, including:

    Velodyne LiDAR Continues Global Expansion, Opens European Operations

    Velodyne announced today that it has officially opened Velodyne Europe GmbH in the Frankfurt Rhein Main area in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The expansion of Velodyne operations will further enhance the production and engineering support model Velodyne LiDAR is implementing globally.


    Velodyne Europe continues to build its technical sales and engineering support team including positions for Applications Engineers, Sales and Support Engineers, and Strategic Account Managers. “We are creating an organization that will provide our regional customers and distribution partners the depth of support they require for their R&D, production, and after-sales support activities,” said Erich Smidt, Velodyne Regional Director for"......

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    New Speakers Unveiled for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America

    The GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber today announced more than 20 additional speakers for the ‘GSMA Mobility Live! – North America’ conference being held in Atlanta, 1-2 November 2016. Newly added to the conference programme are leading executives from Adobe, Amazon, BT, Cricket Wireless, the City of Atlanta, Home Depot, Samsung, Twitter and Verizon Wireless, among others. It brings the total number of confirmed speakers to more than 50 across the two-day conference, which will address topics such as 5G, cyber security, digital health, FinTech, the Internet of Things and smart cities.


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    Smartmatic Launches TIVI - a Secure and Verifiable Online Voting Solution

    Today, Smartmatic announced the launch of TIVI, a secure, verifiable online voting solution for governmental elections.


    This next-generation voting solution provides the strongest assurance of election integrity of any online voting solution available today. It is the only online voting solution in the world that allows universal digital verifiability to prove the integrity of the vote, from the point of casting to counting. Utilising advanced cryptographic technique, it guarantees voter privacy and vote security.


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    Dubai-Chile Trade Volumes Continue to Grow

    Chile held on to its spot as the second-largest destination market in Latin America for products exported from Dubai in 2015. In fact, the volume of trade between Dubai and Chile grew at an average annual rate of 12.2% between 2010 and 2015.


    Last year, Dubai’s non-oil trade with Chile amounted to $184.67 million, up from $117.9 million in 2010. Re-exports grew by 47.9% to $59.7 million over the same period. Imports and exports, meanwhile, grew by 9.6% and 23.4%, respectively, to reach $116.8 million and $8.2 million.


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