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MENA Equity Market News Available on FactSet through Alliance with DirectFN

November 8, 2017

DirectFN, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Technology Group (NTG) and FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and industry-leading service formed a new alliance to make DirectFN’s sister company Mubasher Media Newswire available to investment professionals through FactSet.

“FactSet is committed to delivering the world’s best insight and information to investment professionals,” explained Linda Clarkson, Director, News, Research, Filings and Transcripts for FactSet. “Mubasher Media Premier News enhances our offering to both our growing client base in the Middle East and our clients interested in real time coverage of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) equity market news.”

The addition of Mubasher Media Newswire will allow professionals researching and monitoring MENA markets to access company news, macroeconomic news, market announcements and trading activities, sector reports and country specific news. Mubasher Media Newswire also provides market analysis stories and editorial exclusives.

“Mubasher Media is a trusted source that is delivering MENA corporate and financial news to investors since its inception over 12 years ago. We are extremely excited about our alliance with FactSet as it provides access of our sister company newswire to many more investment professionals.” said David Hann, Head of Market Data DirectFN

The FactSet platform consolidates the analytics and data financial professionals need to monitor global markets, public and private companies, and equity and fixed income portfolios in a single, intuitive and customizable interface. Through its office in Dubai, FactSet serves local clients with best-in-class solutions and market-leading support. In 2017, FactSet was recognised as the Best Risk Management Technology Provider at the MENA FM Fund Services Awards, which recognize companies that have shown excellence in providing services to the fund and asset management industry of the Middle East and North Africa.