UAE banking robot learns Arabic to help more customers

The robot, brought to the UAE by Emirates NBD last year, has been widely popular and will now also cater to the bank’s Arabic-speaking customers, a statement said. The bilingual Pepper will continue to interact with customers at the bank’s Jumeirah ... ( read original story ...)

Is your blockchain technology secured?

Adoption of blockchain technology remains a top agenda for the UAE government and then subsequently to the private players, but how do we ensure the security of the data given that by 2020 almost 100 per cent of government transactions will be digital in ... ( read original story ...)

RTA, Siemens sign MoU on development of 3D printing technology

The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, in Dubai has reiterated its endeavour and commitment to harness the world’s most sophisticated technologies, to be utilised in its diverse operations to support the delivery of its services to the various social ... ( read original story ...)

UAE passport awarded a certificate

The ministry recently launched the UAE Passport Force initiative, with the goal to place the State's passport on the list of the five most important passports in the world by 2021 upon the directives of HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of ... ( read original story ...)

Cooling collars to keep Dubai street cleaners cool

Dubai: Street cleaners here now have a new way to beat the summer heat, with a cool gear unveiled recently. The Waste Management Department of the Dubai Municipality recently distributed "cooling collars" to its cleaners to protect them from summer heat ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Future Accelerators cuts time to medical aid

Dubai: Etisalat Digital, a business unit of etisalat, and Mobile Doctors 24-7 (MD 24-7) have signed an agreement as part of Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme to bring future medical care solutions to the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa ... ( read original story ...)

How Sharjah is tackling child high-rise deaths

When the new legal stipulations were brought into effect, Khalifa Bin Hada Al Suwaidi, who was director of Engineering Department at Sharjah Municipality at the time, told Gulf News that all construction, engineering and consulting offices in the emirate ... ( read original story ...)

QVT Financial’s Investments, Performance, Letters

For example, in 2009, QVT led a group of bondholders to explore their options regarding the delayed debt payments of Nakheel, a real estate company owned by Dubai World. In 2007, QVT joined six other hedge funds to urge Refco Inc. to increase its payments ... ( read original story ...)