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01 Jan

UAE startups secured Dh1.47 billion, or 84 per cent, out of Dh1.74 billion raised by regional players last year

The UAE continued to dominate the startup industry in the Mena region, both in terms of deal counts and value in 2017.

UAE startups secured Dh1.47 billion, or 84 per cent, out of Dh1.74 billion raised by regional players last year

The UAE continued to dominate the startup industry in the Mena region, both in terms of deal counts and value in 2017.

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11 Nov

NAIROBI, KENYA: Although Islamic Banking is at nascent stage in the country, the faith-based lending model is becoming a fast growing trend in the Kenyan financial sector and showing indicators of exponential growth. The concomitant expansion of Islamic finance activities in the region and the huge Muslim population can be largely attributed to reforms in regulatory and taxation frameworks. These two strictures have remarkably redefined Islamic Financing in the country necessitating innovation and creativity to meet the growing and diverse needs of the customers.

NAIROBI, KENYA: Although Islamic Banking is at nascent stage in the country, the faith-based lending model is becoming a fast growing trend in the Kenyan financial sector and showing indicators of exponential growth. The concomitant expansion of Islamic finance activities in the region and the huge Muslim population can be largely attributed to reforms in regulatory and taxation frameworks. These two strictures have remarkably redefined Islamic Financing in the country necessitating innovation and creativity to meet the growing and diverse needs of the customers.

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11 Nov

THE hijab (headscarf), among other items of so-called modest clothing, has become fashionable.

And while the catwalk usually evokes images of scantily clad models, modest fashion garments are jostling for space in the mainstream and are making their mark on the runway and off it.

Modest fashion has been recognised by international brand Dolce and Gabbana as a new potential market, and in 2016 the fashion label launched a luxury range of hijabs and abayas targeted at the Muslim market.

THE hijab (headscarf), among other items of so-called modest clothing, has become fashionable.

And while the catwalk usually evokes images of scantily clad models, modest fashion garments are jostling for space in the mainstream and are making their mark on the runway and off it.

Modest fashion has been recognised by international brand Dolce and Gabbana as a new potential market, and in 2016 the fashion label launched a luxury range of hijabs and abayas targeted at the Muslim market.

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