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Dubai International Financial Centre becomes region’s first fully accredited member of Global Privacy Assembly

Dubai International Financial Centre becomes region’s first fully accredited member of Global Privacy Assembly

Accreditation reflects DIFC’s commitment to keeping Dubai and DIFC at the forefront of privacy legislation, applying international  best practice Dubai, UAE, 13th October 2020: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region has announced that the Centre is now a fully accredited member

Dubai International Financial Centre and Dubai Future Foundation collaborate to make the Emirate a Leading City of the Future

New Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed to drive the future of finance in the region Agreement will see the counterparts advance innovation by identifying and supporting blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven start-ups Dubai Future Foundation to promote DIFC’s recently introduced Innovation License Collaboration with the DIFC Academy will also introduce training opportunities to support

New Opportunities at Dubai International Financial Centre Through Expanded Prescribed Company Regime

Expanded Prescribed Companies Regime available to wider range of applicants The expansion aligns with international best practices and local market requirements Dubai, UAE, 9th September 2020: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, has expanded the applicant criteria for its successful Prescribed

The Great Skills Reset: Ways to Prepare for the Middle East’s Digital Economy

Governments and businesses have a role to play in reducing barriers to reskilling, Says Petra Jenner DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 10 August 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating digital transformations across all industries in the Middle East. Having shown how important digital skills are to sustaining our businesses, economies and societies, how we work

Samba Financial Group chooses Dubai International Financial Centre for international operations

First Saudi Arabian banking license launched in DIFC DIFC presence will help Samba Financial Group access the regional markets Dubai, UAE, 12th August 2020: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region is welcoming the leading Saudi Arabian Bank, Samba Financial Group to

DIFC Academy and LexisNexis MENA strengthen strategic partnership with the launch of two new technology initiatives

Dubai, UAE, 3 August 2020 – The DIFC Academy and LexisNexis MENA are strengthening their strategic partnership with two new initiatives: “The Annual Technology Adoption Index” and “The Legal Tech Glossary.” These projects follow five years of fruitful collaboration, including the publication of the official DIFC Law Commentaries and Law Reports book collections. Through a

Dubai International Financial Centre appoints first Commissioner of Intellectual Property

New role reflects DIFC’s commitment to transforming the future of finance and protecting the intellectual property rights of its creative and innovative businesses Dubai, UAE, 29 July 2020: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region has appointed Dr Tarek Hajjiri as its

Region’s first global digital security capital raise from the Dubai International Financial Centre

GRIP, an investment banking and wealth management firm in DIFC has announced a multi-million dollar capital raise for a Japanese company – Lead Real Estate, utilising Digital Securities representing investor shares Dubai, UAE, 22 July 2020: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA)

Dubai International Financial Centre and Dubai FDI to jointly stimulate foreign investment in the Emirate

Agreement to nurture collaboration between entities, attracting more regional and international businesses and investments to Dubai Dubai, UAE, 21 July 2020: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai

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