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Bupa acquires Turkey’s second largest health insurer

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20-Jan-19 Bupa has acquired Turkish company Acıbadem Sigorta, a specialist health insurance provider with both corporate and individual customers, headquartered in Istanbul, with over 500 employees, covering 600,000 customers and gross written premiums of TRY913 mn (USD173 mn). [image: Bupa Newsroom]

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India and Egypt rare bright spots amid stalled growth in emerging markets

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Jan-19 The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled. India is a bright spot where strengthening investment and robust consumption will drive 7.3 percent GDP growth. East Asia remains a fast-growing region but growth will moderate to 6 percent in 2019 as global demand slows and financial conditions tighten. Brazil is forecast to lead Latin America with 2.2 percent growth. And in MENA, while GCC oil exporters accelerate to 2.6 percent growth they will be outstripped by Egypt at 5.6 percent thanks to reforms. [image: World Bank]

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Malaysia to implement EMR at 145 hospitals nationwide

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25-Nov-18 Malaysian Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said "in order to improve the country's health service, the MoH is committed to ensuring that the EMR can be realised within three years at 145 hospitals nationwide." [image: Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad's Facebook Page]

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Dubai wealth fund ICD launches new logistics firm

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05-Sep-18 ISS Global Forwarding has been set up by Investment Corporation of Dubai, and will invest in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and India, later expanding to Asia and China. The company will focus on freight forwarding and contract logistics. [image: Arabian Business]

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UK's Independent newspaper to launch Middle East websites

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19-Jul-18 The UK's Independent online newspaper has entered into a Middle East strategic partnership with Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG), which will see four Independent-branded sites launched in Arabic, Urdu, Turkish and Persian by the end of 2018. [image: News Champs]

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