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Innovative fintech company PayBy has now partnered with uPay, extending its reach to more than 850 uPay self-serve kiosks across the UAE. This is a key development for the UAE’s underbanked – 39% of UAE adults do not have a bank account, but do have limited access to financial services such as remittances, while 15% of these lack access to any formal financial services, according to a survey by the Central Bank of the UAE[1]. With PayBy now integrated with uPay systems, users have the option to top up their digital wallets on the kiosk machines and use PayBy for e-commerce transactions, cashless payments and peer-to-peer transfers.

Although there is greater emphasis on corporate social responsibility and a widespread use of new technologies in the commercial real estate industry, the biennial proprietary Global Real Estate Transparency Index published by JLL and LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) shows the slowest rate of transparency improvement since the period directly following the Global Financial Crisis.

Shares of plant-based meat substitutes have been traded on stock exchange since last May, and similarly to most stocks traded on capital markets experienced significant decline in the middle of March. Yet, the company has grown in more than 100% since that. Why? Meat processing plants had to close down due to coronavirus pandemic, and, according to Alpho analysis, as shutdown caused meat shortages, fast-food chains began to substitute meat with plant-based options.