Kuwait's Boubyan Bank to offer contactless payment cards

Kuwait-based Boubyan Bank said it will soon provide contactless payment cards to its customers through a deal with Oberthur Technologies, a provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions for connection, authentication and payment purposes. The contactless payment cards will give bank customers a secure, quicker and more convenient shopping experience. Read More »

Zain releases 2016 Thought Leadership Report

Zain Group released its 2016 Thought Leadership Report at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The report, titled "Bringing the Future Closer with Innovation: Pursuing Innovation as a Means to Overcome Challenges in the MENA Region," makes a case for innovation as a valuable tool for addressing social and economic deficits that affect the push toward sustainable development. Read More »

Ooredoo Kuwait participates in Egyptian Embassy's open day

Ooredoo Kuwait staff manned a booth and discussed the company's products and services as well as give away gifts at the Egyptian Embassy's open day Dec. 25 at the Al Surrah Sports Arena. Other activities included dancers performing traditional skirt and pony dances as well as music, games, contests and football games pitting professional players against members of the Kuwait mission. Read More »

KIPCO buys controlling stake in Jordan Kuwait Bank

Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO) said last week it purchased a 51 percent share of Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) from its subsidiary Burgan Bank. The move is an effort by KIPCO as a parent company to both lighten and bolster the Burgan's balance sheet. "This transaction is a testament to the support that KIPCO provides to its core operations," KIPCO Vice Chairman Faisal Al Ayyar said. Read More »

Kuwait's central bank issuing coins commemorating UN humanitarian award

The Central Bank of Kuwait has released new commemorative coins celebrating Kuwaiti leader and Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s recognition by the United Nations as Humanitarian Leader of 2014. In celebration of the anniversary, three coins will be released with the Kuwaiti leader’s likeness and an inscription memorializing the U.N. recognition in both Arabic and English. Read More »

KidZania giving sneak-peek of upcoming Winter Festival at Kuwait International Book Fair

Children attending Kuwait's International Book Fair can get a look at the offerings of KidZania Kuwait, which will have a booth set up at the fair that runs through Saturday at the Mishref International Fairgrounds. KidZania's booth has a theme based on the Winter Festival, which will be in place at KidZania from Dec. 10 to Jan. 23. KidZania touts itself as a "kid-sized metropolis." Read More »

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