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akbaraka newscast is baraka’s audio news digest. Listen to baraka news editor Shereen Abdulla give you the latest Middle East and international stock market news every Monday to Friday in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes to charge your Airpods to listen to the show.
 
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Click Subscribe to keep up to date on the world of fintech! Reach us at info@fintechnewscast.com or at @fintechnewscast on Twitter An interesting talk on the state of cryptocurrency derivatives and how they work with Pankaj Balani the CEO of Delta – Crypto Derivatives Exchange on the Fintech Newscast https://www.delta.exchange…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes to recover from all that food you ate for Eid lunch. What’s trending 1 | It's Eid and tourists know what’s up MENA 2 | Alexa gets her driver’s license INTL 3 | SoftBank isn’t going broke any time soon INTL 4 | And just like that, Tesla dumps bitcoin INTL 5 | Bird believes it…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes ClassPass and Mindbody to decide on a merger deal to become a fitness powerhouse. What’s trending 1 | Mubadala has no complaints MENA 2 | Lyft gets a lift INTL 3 | Nestlé and Wunda - two peas in a pod INTL 4 | WhatsApp me the rent INTL 5 | Bye bye, ads! INTL baraka is a comm…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes to process the news of Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce after 27 years of marriage (it's been a couple of days and we're still not over it). What’s trending 1 | SWIFT x UAECB = Better cross-border transfers MENA 2 | Estée Lauder's trés jolie earnings INTL 3 | EdTech’s 2020 ga…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes for Twitter to slap a price tag for you to attend one of its ticketed Spaces. What’s trending 1 | Aramco gives oil a pat on the back MENA 2 | Facebook just won’t let VR go INTL 3 | Under Armour busted INTL 4 | Better Collective looks west for placing sports bets INTL 5 | Are…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes the SpaceX Crew-1 to return from the ISS. What’s trending 1 | Who came first, the chicken or Almarai? MENA 2 | Boomi for $4b, anyone? INTL 3 | Let’s set a date and time through Slack INTL 4 | Ant Group: 50% off INTL 5 | Trustly has 99 problems and the Watchdog is one INTL ba…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes for Apple to respond to antitrust charges filed by The European Commission. What’s trending 1 | Can’t stop, won’t stop subscribing to TAQA Group’s bond issuance MENA 2 | Roku and Google butt heads INTL 3 | AOL and Yahoo are still around?! INTL 4 | IBM’s head is in the clouds…
 
Click Subscribe to keep up to date on the world of fintech! Reach us at info@fintechnewscast.com or at @fintechnewscast on Twitter Can you really guarantee the privacy of your customer data? What does blockchain have to do with protecting information? Luca Cosentino, Product Lead at the Oasis Foundation explains it all to you on the Fintech Newscas…
 
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Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes for Spotify founder Daniel Ek to close a bid on taking ownership of the Arsenal football club. What’s trending 1 | When 1% is still a big deal MENA 2 | Let’s check in on how Big Tech is doing INTL 3 | Spotlight on European banks’ performance INTL 4 | Starbucks has refills to…
 
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Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes for the US-China tensions to get resolved so that ByteDance can finally IPO. What’s trending 1 | SNB’s steller first report card MENA 2 | And the Oscars for South Korea’s biggest IPO in 4 years goes to... INTL 3 | Meanwhile, the leading nominee for China’s biggest IPO this y…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes for Simone Biles to dump Nike for a new brand affiliation with Gap. What’s trending 1 | The tea on Dana Gas’s Egyptian assets MENA 2 | What’s with all the capital gains tax drama? INTL 3 | Snap’ing up a good quarter INTL 4 | Warby Parker’s IPO lense INTL 5 | Xponential Fitne…
 
Click Subscribe to keep up to date on the world of fintech! Reach us at info@fintechnewscast.com or at @fintechnewscast on Twitter Are you prepared for the world of open banking? That’s okay, neither are we. We talk about that future of new services and innovation that customers demand now with Eyal Sivan, Head of Open Banking at Axway on the Finte…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes soccer clubs to pull out of the Super League. What’s trending 1 | Buy-now-pay-later gains serious steam in MENA MENA 2 | Netflix maxed-out on subscribers INTL 3 | Is Alphawave selling $4.5bn worth of chips or crisps? INTL 4 | Lemon-aid to the rescue INTL 5 | Pantry staples f…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes to catch up with all of Apple's new products, and find out what the heck an AirTag is! What’s trending 1 | Nasdaq Dubai gets its bitcoin on MENA 2 | UAE Central Bank’s got your back MENA 3 | Let's “listen” to what Facebook has to announce INTL 4 | Zoom plays the Game of Cont…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes for Facebook and Spotify to finally go public with their latest partnership, "Boombox." What’s trending 1 | The adventures of Emaar Entertainment in Saudi — coming soon to theaters MENA 2 | The Super League aims, shoots, and scores! INTL 3 | Volvo gets a new gig INTL 4 | Tre…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes Jeff Bezos to pen his final annual shareholders letter as CEO. What’s trending 1 | Al Maryah Community Bank's dream team MENA 2 | Squarespace catches the IPO fever INTL 3 | IPO lovin’ INTL 4 | Cruise’in down the Walmart aisle INTL 5 | Google did what?! INTL baraka is a commu…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes to decide what videogame to play with your friends over suhoor tonight. What’s trending 1 | Real Estate is back in action! MENA 2 | Crypto is going cray cray INTL 3 | Spotify killed the radio star INTL 4 | Get your Nerf blasters ready to blast Roblox’s shares INTL 5 | “Pas d…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes for Microsoft to write a $16b check to buy Nuance. What’s trending 1 | Meet Zand, your next bank MENA 2 | The US IPO scene is seriously on fire right now INTL 3 | Stockholm gets some IPO action too, courtesy of Trustly INTL 4 | From Russia (with paperbacked) love INTL 5 | An…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes to check out Snapchat’s new outfit recommendation feature, courtesy of Screenshop. What’s trending 1 | Aramco serves a 12.4b stake for dinner MENA 2 | GlobalFoundries all grown up MENA 3 | Alibaba slapped on the wrist with a $2.8b fine INTL 4 | A $10b valuation? Impossible! …
 
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Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes for Tesla to achieve record quarterly deliveries. What’s trending 1 | Emirates Development Bank makes it rain $8.2b MENA 2 | Islamic Development Bank’s DFM homecoming MENA 3 | The mobile space just got less competitive INTL 4 | The lean, mean banking software machine worth $…
 
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Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes large US banks (Goldman Sachs, we see you) to start offering bitcoin to clients. What’s trending 1 | Gulf Navigation called and it wants its shares back MENA 2 | Spotify wants all *ears* on deck INTL 3 | What do the public markets, UFC, and Musk have in common? INTL 4 | Thin…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes to forward this episode to all your friends. What’s trending 1 | Murban crude futures on the market at ADX MENA 2 | A single client has cost Nomura $2b INTL 3 | BlackRock and Vanguard make Captain Planet proud INTL 4 | Deliveroo gets a $1.3b shave INTL 5 | Cazoo drives off t…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes to dislodge the container vessel blocking the Suez canal. What’s trending 1 | Tadawul wants more action! MENA 2 | Iraq and Total consider becoming friends-with-oil-benefits MENA 3 | China has beef with H&M INTL 4 | There was a hearing party and Facebook, Google, and Twitter …
 
Click Subscribe to keep up to date on the world of fintech! Reach us at info@fintechnewscast.com or at @fintechnewscast on Twitter What does the future hold? We take stock of changes in trajectory of consumer behavior, technology adoption and of course fintech trends with Mike Berland Founder and CEO of Decode M https://www.decode-m.com…
 
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Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes for Clubhouse to launch on Android. What’s trending 1 | Tristar to shine on DFM for $160m MENA 2 | Abu Dhabi players want in on the messaging platform games, targeting Telegram MENA 3 | Microsoft also ups its messaging platform game, shelling out $10b for Discord INTL 4 | Pe…
 
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Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it takes the European regulator to announce the UK's AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is safe to use. What’s trending 1 | Payments firms get a do-over in the UAE MENA 2 | In the changing room with Snap INTL 3 | BNY Mellon ups crypto game INTL 4 | 2021’s runner-up for China’s biggest US I…
 
Click Subscribe to keep up to date on the world of fintech! Reach us at info@fintechnewscast.com or at @fintechnewscast on Twitter We talk about AI use cases, governance challenges and exciting AI developments on the horizon with Alex Newman and Lonnie Rae Kurlander of HUMAN Protocol Foundation on the Fintech Newscast https://www.humanprotocol.org…
 
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Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it took Stripe to become the most valuable startup at $95b (just over 10 years since being founded). What’s trending 1 | Almarai pours cash (and milk!) into Bakemart MENA 2 | eToro goes from trader to tradee by going public INTL 3 | When personalities want in on SPACs — Sam Altman to…
 
Here’s your daily download in less than 5-minutes; less time than it took Beyoncé to break the record for most Grammys won by a female artist (26 in total, congrats Queen Bey!). What’s trending 1 | The UAE stock markets get some Mambo number 5 MENA 2 | Get some AlBilad Diversified SAR Fund fresh on the market MENA 3 | Tencent wipes out $62b, just l…
 
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