The Incredible Growth of FinTech (in Numbers & Facts)

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Everything evolves, constantly. Each new breakthrough poses heaps of new questions to which answers are yet to be discovered. One of these breakthroughs happened with fintech. Fintech, as a word, is what linguists would call a portmanteau – a combination of two separate words. In the case of fintech, those two words would be financial and technology. However, …

In 2020 Bitcoin will consume more power than the world does today

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Can the world afford Bitcoin? The cryptocurrency is enjoying something of a resurgence as investment and central banks weighed its benefits and caused its value to balloon. But generating Bitcoin requires a truly staggering amount of energy. The electricity used in a single Bitcoin transaction, for instance, could power a house for a month. And …

Dubai launches first regional e-commerce free zone through CommerCity

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Dubai CommerCity, a multi-million dollars, 2.1-million square feet joint venture between Dafza and wasl Asset Management Group, was launched on Saturday by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza), according to a statement from WAM. Dubai CommerCity, the first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in the MENA region, …

Startup Marketing Guide

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Marketing at a startup is hard. Successful startup marketing requires that you have both a great product and great marketing. This playbook contains 50 articles for new B2B marketing leaders. It explains how the tactical stuff works, from hiring to generating leads. Enjoy! 1. Inbound 2. Closed Loop 3. Automation 4. CRM System 5. Team …

Responsible Business Advancing Peace: Examples from Companies, Investors & Global Compact Local Networks

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Presents case study examples of how companies, investors and Global Compact Local Networks have used the “Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors” as a tool to align their policies, to engage with investee companies and to advance the implementation of responsible business practices in difficult operating …

The Middle East’s start-up scene – explained in five charts

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A first glance the Middle East is in the middle of a start-up boom. Investment is soaring, but much of it is focused on just two companies – and one country. There’s work to be done to catch up with the global leaders, but the good news is, there’s plenty of potential for expansion. Annual …

A deeper look at the Middle East’s FinTech market

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Despite a record-setting 2015 year that saw total global funding to Fintech companies reach $46.7bn, 2016 saw a decline in Fintech investment by 47.2%. Revealed as part of KPMG International’s The Pulse of Fintech quarterly report, it was also noted that despite the decline, 2016 Fintech funding performed better than pre-2015 investment levels with a …