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Upskilling Ecobank Group and Microsoft Upskill Africa's Small and Medium Enterprises to Succeed in a Digital Economy The leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), in partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub and Ecobank Academy is set to provide training to equip Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across sub-Saharan Africa. This training will provide SMEs digital skills... Global Emissions With Only 2% of Governments' Recovery Spending Going to Clean Energy Transitions, Global Emissions are Set to Surge to An All-time High Governments worldwide are deploying an unprecedented amount of fiscal support aimed at stabilising and rebuilding their economies, but only about 2% of this spending has been allocated to clean energy measures, according to new analysis from the International Energy... Intellectual Property Dubai Customs and the Emirates Intellectual Property Association Discuss More Cooperation in Combating Counterfeits Dubai Customs continues to support efforts for protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights by strengthening cooperation and coordination with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA). Saudia Airlines SAUDIA Airlines Partners with GE Digital for Digital Transformation GE Digital today announced that SAUDIA Airlines company has contracted with the leading industrial software company to implement its Aviation Software Asset Records solution. The contract extends the partnership between SAUDIA and GE for creating further operational efficiencies and... Online Shopping 6 in 10 Saudi Consumers Expect to Return to Pre-COVID Normality in the Next 6 Months Alternative shopping options like Click & Collect, curb-side pickup (46%) and contactless In-Store experience like self-checkouts(27%) will be key to rebuilding Saudi consumers’ confidence to visit public places (stores and supermarkets) moving forward. This is according to a study... Emirates plane Emirates Business Rewards Programme Celebrates Small and Medium Sized Businesses with Limited Time Incentive Emirates is empowering small and medium sized enterprises to get back into the skies and turn their travel budgets into rewards by debuting a Business Rewards incentive for new members who sign up for the programme. Small and medium...

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CBUAE Governor and Bank CEOs Discuss Continued Support to the UAE Economy

His Excellency Khaled Mohamed Balama, Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE), today held a meeting with the CEOs of all banks operating in the UAE to discuss the macroeconomic environment, provide the CBUAE’s assessment of financial stability, and inform about the CBUAE’s ongoing regulatory and supervisory initiatives. A particular focus of the meeting was on the role of banks in supporting the UAE’s economic recovery by ensuring the continued flow of credit to the economy.

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Emirates Business Rewards Programme Celebrates Small and Medium Sized Businesses with Limited Time Incentive

Emirates is empowering small and medium sized enterprises to get back into the skies and turn their travel budgets into rewards by debuting a Business Rewards incentive for new members who sign up for the programme. Small and medium sized businesses who sign up for an account to Emirates' Business Rewards corporate loyalty programme from 27 June to 27 July 2021 will receive a bonus of 10,000 Business Reward Points, the equivalent of one Economy Class return ticket to selected destinations in Europe.

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Q2 2021

Welcome to the Q2 edition of MEA Markets magazine. Each issue we are devoted to providing you with all of the latest news and features from across the world of business in the Middle East and Africa.

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