Digital Government MENA

Saudi Central Bank supports the fintech sector further with new licenses

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) announced the licensing of International Digital Solutions Company to provide electronic wallet service (electronic transfer and payment service) and Azm Fintech Company to provide payment services through (SADAD Bill Aggregation Services).

UAE unveils $81bn industrialisation boosting plan

In a bid to increase UAE's industrial revenues to 300 billion dirhams ($81.68 billion) over 10 years, Dubai Ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan announced the plan on Twitter.

UAE businesses increase tech investment due to pandemic, KPMG study finds

Almost half of technology leaders, both globally and in the UAE, expect budgets for IT/technology to increase, driven by a surge in spending on operational efficiencies, customer engagement and data-driven insights. This is among the key findings of The Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2020, one of the largest IT leadership surveys in the world, with over 4,200 responses from CIOs and technology executives across 83 countries.

Bee’ah and UAE’s TRA join forces to raise environmental awareness

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) signed an MoU with Sharjah Environment Company “Bee’ah” to enhance cooperation, partnership and coordination to overcome environmental challenges and unify actions to raise environmental awareness.

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