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Dec 15, 2014, 06:31 ET
Financial Literacy training and handbook were designed specifically to fit the needs of laborers. In the Photo trainers are conducting the training in one of the laborers' accommodations in the UAE

Western Union Launches Financial Literacy Programme for UAE Migrant Workers with Support from UAE Labour Ministry

The programme provides workers with skills to manage their finances   The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a world leading money...

Dec 04, 2014, 06:47 ET
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UAE, a "Home Away From Home" Says UAE Expat Community

 "High levels of safety" and opportunities to "Make good friends" cited as key factors enhancing residents' experience in the...

Nov 19, 2014, 01:31 ET
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Western Union Launches New Initiative to Showcase Residents' Journeys in Their Host Countries

'My Yellow Brick Road' campaign invites residents to share their personal and professional stories in the GCC  The Western Union Company...

Sep 30, 2014, 08:47 ET
Jean Claude Farah, President, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe & CIS, Western Union having just completed a transaction using the automated self-service money transfer kiosk located in Dubai Internet City

Western Union Launches Self-service Money Transfer Kiosk Service in the UAE

Customers can now remit money on a 24/7 basis with over 580 kiosks conveniently located across the UAE  The Western Union Company...

Sep 09, 2014, 06:06 ET
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Be the Face in the UAE of One of the Most Recognized Global Brands

Western Union launches hunt for its 'My WU' loyalty program UAE Brand Ambassador by unveiling interactive "Face of My WU®" Facebook...

Jun 25, 2014, 02:00 ET
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Saudi Post & Alinma Bank Sign Global Remittance Agreement with Western Union

Saudi Postal Corporation and Alinma Bank, one of the fastest growing banking institutions in Saudi Arabia, have entered into an agreement with...

Oct 02, 2013, 01:00 ET
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Western Union Unveils Plan to Benefit Children via New Western Union Education for Better Fund, Urges Consumers to Support UNICEF

Consumers Worldwide Can Donate to New Fund Fee Free at Participating Western Union Agent Locations or Online...

Sep 26, 2013, 08:23 ET
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The Western Union Company and the Western Union Foundation Respond to Earthquake in Pakistan with Support for Relief Efforts

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global financial services, and The Western Union Foundation today announced support for...

Sep 14, 2013, 06:34 ET
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Western Union Sponsors Expo Science International 2013 and Offers Participating Students its Quick Pay Service

Part of Western Union's "Education for Better" initiative that aims to help meet global education goals The Western Union Company...

Jul 22, 2013, 08:21 ET
Chris Cruzado, regional vice president, Oceania & Indochina, Western Union, presents the Western Union world map during the launching ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar.  (PRNewsFoto/Western Union)

Ayeyarwady Bank Limited Offers Western Union(R) Services in Myanmar

Ayeyarwady Bank Limited (AYA Bank) and The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, jointly launched Western...

Jun 05, 2013, 05:51 ET
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Western Union More Than Doubles Agent Locations in Egypt; Signs Money Transfer Agreement With AlexBank

Customers can send or receive money from 50 select bank branches; number of locations to cross 120 by Q1 2014 Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader...

Jun 02, 2013, 07:33 ET
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Women Foreign Workers Growing in Importance in the Middle East, Western Union-Sponsored Research Paper Finds

Authors urge greater action to harness positive economic impact of expatriate women Labor migration has led to an increase in the...

May 15, 2013, 02:39 ET
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Western Union and Western Union Foundation Partner with UNICEF on PASS Initiative to Provide Young People with Access to Quality Education

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services and Global Partner of the UEFA Europa League, and the Western Union...

Apr 08, 2013, 03:00 ET
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USAID and Western Union Launch the Libya Diaspora Marketplace

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have launched the Libya Diaspora Marketplace (LDM). The LDM will...

Jan 31, 2013, 01:00 ET
Drina Yue, Managing Director and SVP, Western Union Asia-Pacific hands-over giant sized book to Mr. Chunlei Yang, Deputy Secretary General of the China Youth Development Foundation, at Western Union’s 31000 Book Drive for China’s provinces.

Western Union's 31,000 Book Drive for China's Provinces: International Red-packet Giving Also Gifts Knowledge to Children in Need This CNY

Western Union rallies consumers and supporters with the aim to stock libraries in China's 31 provinces The Western Union...

Jan 15, 2013, 10:29 ET
Dr. Maung Maung Thein, Deputy Minister, Finance and Revenue of Myanmar officiates at the launch with Drina Yue, Western Union's Managing Director and Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific.   (PRNewsFoto/Western Union)

Western Union Connects Myanmar to the World

Citizens and residents of Myanmar can now receive money from any-where in the world through Western Union; as services went live nationwide...

Sep 12, 2012, 02:00 ET

Western Union to Launch International Money Transfer Services in Myanmar

Myanmar Oriental Bank first Agent signed; Western Union poised to expand Agent presence and link its global network to Myanmar The Western Union...

Aug 16, 2012, 03:25 ET
Jean Claude Farah, Western Union Senior Vice President Middle East and Africa

Majority of Global Muslims Wish for Peace, Well-being and Family Over Wealth and Success for Eid, Western Union Study Finds

  Family and friends are gifted mostly during Eid; closely followed by charity with cash the preferred method of gifting As Eid...

May 21, 2012, 02:00 ET
Jean Claude Farah, Western Union Senior Vice President Middle East and Africa

Allianz and Western Union Sign Memorandum of Understanding

- Focus on growing demand beyond developed markets - Companies to explore collaboration on products, distribution and...

May 14, 2012, 02:00 ET
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Beware of Bogus Property Rentals and Tenants with Too-Good-to-be-True Offers

Western Union Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Becoming Victims of Property Rental Scams You have scoured hundreds of online classifieds...