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Bitcoin Fund makes Nasdaq Dubai debut in first for Middle East

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Bitcoin Fund debuted on Nasdaq Dubai on Wednesday, becoming the Middle East’s first listed cryptocurrency fund. The fund, which was listed by Canadian digital asset management firm 3iQ on the Toronto Stock Exchange last year, has roughly $1.5 billion in assets under management and plans to manage double that next year.
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Palm Jumeirah, Dubai's iconic man-made islands, turns 20

(CNN) — From a vantage point more than 50 stories high, Ali Mansour looks down on the islands he helped build nearly two decades ago. "It was a great challenge," he says. "A (once-in-a) lifetime experience." Those islands make up Dubai's iconic Palm Jumeirah -- a man-made, palm tree-shaped archipelago...
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‘Losing hope’: Wife of Australian engineer detained in Iraq says he’s stopped talking about release

Australian engineer Robert Pether is losing hope he will be released from the crowded Iraqi jail where he has spent almost 80 days without charge, his wife says. Pether was arrested 77 days ago after he travelled to Baghdad to try to resolve a dispute between his firm and Iraqi authorities about the construction of the central bank’s new headquarters. Expecting to meet with officials from the Central Bank of Iraq, Pether and a colleague were instead arrested and initially held in isolation.
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Guide: Which Countries Are Offering Vaccines To Tourists?

The term ‘vaccine tourism’ may not have been on anyone’s lips before 2021, but it is fast becoming a draw for nations dependent on visitors for their economy as they hope to lure tourists back. But what countries are offering this new perk along with sights, (potential) sun, and escaping the daily working-from-home grind?
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Bitcoin Fund to be launched for the first time on Nasdaq Dubai

• 3iQ Corp leads the negotiation with Dubai for the Bitcoin fund. • The Canadian Stock Exchange expects to trade above $200 million. Dubai celebrates its first Bitcoin fund on the 3iQ manager launched last Wednesday. The Canadian virtual currency manager 3iQ hopes to raise at least $200 million in the offering. This will create a new cryptocurrency purchasing boom by citizens in the UAE.
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IIFL Securities, Stockal partner to capture millennials

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 23 (ANI): Investment advisory firm IIFL Securities said on Wednesday it has partnered with investment platform Stockal to attract Rs 730 crore worth of cross-border investments from Indian investors in the next one year. The partnership will help IIFL Securities customers to access over 3,500 US-listed...
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Bitcoin Fund Launches On Dubai Bourse In Mideast First

The Middle East's first bitcoin fund launched on the Dubai bourse on Wednesday, with Canadian digital asset manager 3iQ Corp seeking to raise around $200 million in the offering. Created in 2008 as an alternative to traditional currencies, bitcoin is the world's most popular virtual unit, but its price has...
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Merlin opening new Madame Tussauds Dubai later this year

Merlin Entertainments is opening its latest Madame Tussauds location in Dubai, located on the island destination Bluewaters adjacent to Ain Dubai, the world’s biggest observation wheel. Madame Tussauds Dubai will be an interactive experience where visitors can meet 60 wax stars, including 16 new wax figures from the Middle East...
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First Mideast Bitcoin Fund Lists On Nasdaq Dubai Exchange

The Bitcoin Fund, a Canadian, closed-end bitcoin investment fund, became the first of its kind to trade in the Middle East after being listed on the Nasdaq Dubai Exchange, reported Bloomberg. With the Mideast listing, the fund intends to allow trading of its shares around the globe, around the clock.
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First 50 speakers signed up for AHIC 2021 in Dubai

Dubai, UAE - The region’s leading hospitality investment conference, AHIC, has confirmed the first 50 speakers for this year’s event, being held live and in-person from September 20-22, 2021 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. John Pagano, CEO, The Red Sea Development Company and Amaala; Samih Sawiris, chairman, Orascom Hotel and...
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Amazon Rolls Out Dubai-Based FinTech Lab

Amazon Payment Services, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region-based payment processing service, has launched a new FinTech lab, according to a report from Arab News. Called the Amazon Fintech Lab in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Innovation Hub, it will be used as a way to engender discussions on digital payment world along with the future of the FinTech industry. It's part of the Dubai Future District announced in January 2020 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai.
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Mall operator says UAE Q4 retail revenue to be greater than pre-pandemic

DUBAI (Reuters) – Middle East shopping mall operator Majid Al Futtaim said on Wednesday retail revenues in the United Arab Emirates in the latter part of 2021 are likely to exceed those seen before the pandemic, as more people are vaccinated and Dubai Expo 2020 begins. Privately-held Majid Al Futtaim...