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The Potential is Undeniable, But Nobody Eats Potential

African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina makes an impassioned plea at the World Economic Forum “Food and Water for All” panel discussion in Riyadh this week.

UAE Economy Driven Largely by Non-Oil Growth

MEED Analyst John Bambridge says that the UAE has demonstrated remarkable economic resilience in recent years, with its non-oil sector bouncing back from Covid-19 and emerging as the real driving force behind the country’s growth. 

Indonesia and Egypt Full Steam Ahead on Urban Planning Relocation Strategy

NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Senior Lecturer Dr Woo Jun Jie discusses Singapore’s urban planning mitigation against congestion strategies in light of the new capital cities currently under construction in Indonesia and Egypt.

Tunisia Achieves Bumper Olive Oil Harvest Due to New Production Methods

Tunisian Agricultural Minister Abdelmonem Belati says that the olive oil industry must take advantage of high export prices to capitalise on a bumper harvest.

Ugandan President Launches the First Interest-Free Islamic Bank

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni officially opens Salaam Bank, the country's first interest-free commercial Islamic bank in Kampala Uganda this week.

Tehran Targeting USD 20 Billion in Trade with Baghdad by 2027

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Affairs Mehdi Safari says that the country is targeting an annual USD 20 billion trade with neighboring Iraq by 2027.

Strong Profits Forecast for Kuwaiti and Other Gulf Oil Refineries for FY2025

Kuwaiti oil refineries Al-Zour and Al-Ahmadi, along with Mina Abdullah and Duqm, which are jointly owned by Kuwait and the Sultanate of Oman, are poised for significant profits in the years 2024 and 2025.

KPMG says Venture Capital Markets in Central Asia Surpass Northern Regions

Kazakhstan has emerged as the leader in the region in terms of venture capital volumes and development rates.

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Ex-Banker Finds Success and Satisfaction in Modern Malay Delish

According to Hock Kee Kopitiam Founder Nick Ng, leaps of faith require having a firm belief in what you’re doing and to take on challenges one task at a time.
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Indonesian President Talks Bi-lateral Trade with State Visit to UAE

President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo begins his two day state visit to the UAE this week, with the expectation to further strengthen bilateral trade across the financial and energy sectors.

How Unhealthy Assumptions Cannibalises Islam

Author Mariya bint Rehan discusses the paradoxical outcomes of social media influencers' pantomimes of ‘Muslimness’ and argues that in doing so, Islam is often portrayed as ludicrous and absurd.

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UAE Ministry of Culture Launches Arts and Literature Grants

UAE Minister of Culture Sheikh Salem bin Khalid Al Qassimi says the programs aims to foster a culture centred on science, creativity and knowledge.

AI Text to Image Generators Struggle to Depict Nuances of Islamic Architecture

According to Sharjah University’s Dr Ahmad Sukkar, AI generated images have revolutionized architectural design processes, however there are limitations when it comes to capturing cultural nuance.
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