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THE ECONOMY - DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS

Shurooq launches spectacular Eco-Tourism Kalba Kingfisher Lodge

Posted on 19/03/2017

As part of its strategy to provide the region's leading sustainable tourist destinations, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), has begun implementing the stunning Kalba Kingfisher Lodge, its latest ground-breaking eco-tourism project, in collaboration with the Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA). Shurooq said that the five-star hospitability project, featuring a tented camp that offers unique experiences within the mangrove nature reserve in the ...  >>MORE

Sustainable financial industry key to promoting Dubai as services hub, says Dubai FDI CEO

Posted on 04/04/2016

Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai Investment Development Agency, Dubai FDI, an agency of the Department of Economic Development, DED, in Dubai has said that public-private partnership and the role of both sectors in pursuing new opportunities and innovations are the chief enablers of Dubai's success as an export and financial services hub. "In Dubai, we believe that collaboration and innovation are the lifeline to sustainable growth," Al Gergawi said while delivering his opening keynote at the ...  >>MORE

SHUAA announces financial results for Q2 2015

Posted on 11/08/2015

SHUAA Capital yesterday announced financial results for the second quarter ended 30 June 2015, reporting revenues and net profit of Dh 59.7 million and Dh 1.7 million respectively, as compared with revenues of Dh 52.0 million and a net profit of Dh 6.2 million in Q2 2014. Net profit for the first half ended 30 June 2015 was Dh 0.1 million as opposed to Dh 14.4 million for the first half 2014. Interest income continued to improve and increased by 18.7% to Dh 38 million (Q2 2014: Dh 32m) as ...  >>MORE

Dubai Investments Park attracts 436 new companies in the first five months of 2015

Posted on 05/08/2015

Dubai Investments Park (DIP), the unique self-contained, mixed-use master community offering a mix of residential, commercial & industrial zones and wholly-owned by Dubai Investments (DI), has attracted 436 new companies in the first five months of 2015, taking the total number of companies within the 2,300-hectare development to nearly 4,500. During the period, the new companies leased warehouses, distribution centres, office spaces and light industrial units across a total area of 580,000 ...  >>MORE

TECOM Investments sees record growth across business communities in 2014

Posted on 03/05/2015

TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai Holding and operator of Dubai's leading industry-focused business communities, has announced 2014 as a record year for growth. Over the year, TECOM Investments welcomed more than 800 new business partners and enabled 380 expansions across its 11 business communities. The positive performance brings the total number of businesses operating to more than 4,650, supporting a workforce of 74,000 across its six industry sectors of ICT, Media, Education, Science, ...  >>MORE

Dubai Investments reports net profit of Dh 282 million for Q1 2015

Posted on 01/05/2015

Dubai Investments, DI, has recorded a net profit of Dh282 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 6.5 per cent compared to Dh265 million for the same period last year. The total assets of the company also rose in Q12015 to Dh14.67 billion, compared to Dh13.2 billion as on March 31st, 2014, while the consolidated total income was Dh543 million, as against Dh738 million in the corresponding period last year, DI said in a statement yesterday. The company's net worth grew to Dh10.39 ...  >>MORE

Tecom Investments becomes one of the first companies in UAE to receive ISO 22301:2012

Posted on 07/04/2015

TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai Holding and established master developer and operator of world class industry-focused business communities, has announced that it has been recognised for its business continuity management system by DNV GL, one of the world's leading certification bodies. TECOM Investments has had its business continuity management system certified for ISO 22301:2012, making it one of very few organisations in the UAE to achieve this rating. The rating provides a globally ...  >>MORE

Dubai Investments targets aggressive growth in new sectors, new markets

Posted on 17/03/2015

Dubai Investments, an investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced plans to further diversify its business with a foray into new sectors and newer markets across the globe as part of its aggressive expansion strategy in the near future. The company, marking its 20th anniversary this year, reaffirmed plans to invest in a wide array of new sectors, including asset management, education, healthcare and energy sectors, besides reinforcing its leadership and innovation in ...  >>MORE

UAE ranks first among Arab and 22nd globally in Global Investment Indicator

Posted on 12/01/2015

The UAE ranked in first position among Arab and 22nd position globally in the Global Investment Indicator, which covers the period from 1st of June, 2013 to 30th June of 2014. The Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation confirmed that both the UAE and Egypt recorded improvements in their position in Global Indicators. The Foundation said that at the level of changes in the report of 2015, which covers the period between the 1st of June 2013 and June 30th, 2014, the position of ...  >>MORE

Dubai FDI, Shurooq create partnership to enhance investor network

Posted on 30/12/2014

The Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), and the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) have formed a partnership to conduct joint initiatives and exchange information to attract investment into the UAE. As per the partnership agreement signed between the two parties, Dubai FDI and Shurooq will collaborate to identify potential source markets, present the business advantages of the respective emirates to ...  >>MORE

Dubai Holding unit in talks to raise up to US$1.1b loan

Posted on 05/09/2014

A unit of Dubai Holding, the investment vehicle of the emirate's ruler, said on Thursday it was in talks with lenders to raise a syndicated loan, with banking sources adding the facility could be worth up to Dh4 billion (US$1.1 billion). Tecom Investments, a business park operator and one of the key assets of Dubai Holding, is expected to use the proceeds for its growth plans, while some of the cash would also be diverted to the parent company, one of the sources said. Tecom said in a ...  >>MORE

President issues law establishing National Investment Company

Posted on 20/08/2014

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issues a law establishing National Investment Company as a private joint stock company. The new law states that the company will be an independent corporate entity of financial and administrative independence and full legal capacity for undertaking its activities. According to the law, National Investment Company replaces National Investment Corporation (NIC), and the rights and obligations ...  >>MORE

AIM 2014: Dubai most successful model of free zone development for maximising investment inflow

Posted on 10/04/2014

The second day of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM 2014), organised under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, had lengthily discussions on the opportunities and potential of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in viable industries like agriculture and food. Also, the role of free zones in attracting FDI was another major highlight of the day. ...  >>MORE

Reem Investments posts Dh152 million net profit

Posted on 31/03/2014

The Board of Reem Investments PJSC, the Abu Dhabi-based investment company, has announced net profit of Dh152 million for the financial year 2013 at its annual general meeting. Abdulhamid M. Saeed, Managing Director of Reem Investments, commenting on the company's financial performance on behalf of its Chairman, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said, "Reem Investments continued to adopt prudent measures in response to changing market conditions to ensure that the company is well ...  >>MORE

Dubai Investments achieves Dh108 million profit through private equity divestments

Posted on 17/03/2014

Dubai Investments, DI, has achieved unprecedented success through its private equity subsidiary Masharie, achieving profits of Dh107.68 million through divestments in nine subsidiaries over the years. Masharie, which has acquired a total of 23 companies since its incorporation in 1998, currently owns 12 companies in its portfolio, representing a wide array of sectors including aluminium extrusion, architectural aluminium designs, rubber, interior fit-outs, drivers' training centres, switch ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid issues law setting up Dubai Invest Development Agency

Posted on 28/01/2014

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has issued a law establishing "Dubai Investment Development Agency"as a public institution enjoying legal personality and capacity to be affiliated to the Department of Economic Development in Dubai. The new body is tasked with enhancing Dubai's position as a world economic hub for attracting investment, providing appropriate investment environment and instilling ...  >>MORE

Dubai Investments exports rocket 129% in last 5 years

Posted on 15/12/2013

Dubai Investments, a leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced that the volume of exports from its various subsidiaries has grown substantially over the last five years, reflecting the potential of manufacturing exports from its companies across multiple sectors. An analysis of the export performance of Dubai Investments subsidiaries between 2008 and 2012 revealed that glass export achieved the highest growth, followed by other products such as aluminium, ...  >>MORE

Dubai Investments PJSC reports 98 percent increase in Q3 profit

Posted on 01/11/2013

Dubai Investments PJSC has announced a net profit of Dh 161 million in the third quarter of 2013, a 98 percent increase compared to the Dh 81.4 million profit in the third quarter of 2012. Profit for the nine months ended September 30th, 2013 was Dh 531 million, an increase of 110 percent compared to Dh 252 million achieved in the comparable period last year. DI reported a consolidated total income of Dh 1.9 billion, against Dh 1.7 billion in the same period last year with the total assets ...  >>MORE

Aldar unveils financial framework to place company on stable and sustainable place

Posted on 16/01/2011

Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi's leading property development, investment and management company, yesterday unveiled a series of steps designed to solidify the company's position for long-term, sustainable growth. The measures are focused on addressing current market conditions and on boosting the company's capital structure. These include the: Recognition of an approximately Dh10.5 billion (US$2.86 billion) impairment charge relating to the value of assets; Reimbursement and sales ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi makes plans for huge investment

Posted on 16/01/2011

The capital's economy in recent years has made major steps to diversify its economy away from oil revenues into petrochemicals, steel and aluminium. The multi-billion dirham projects are in line with Abu Dhabi's Economic Vision 2030 that aims for sustainable growth on a solid economic basis. According to Abu Dhabi's Urban Planning Council some US$200 billion (Dh734 billion) will have been pumped by 2013 into various infrastructure projects. "The idea behind Abu Dhabi's economic ...  >>MORE

IPIC assumes majority ownership of Aabar

Posted on 24/03/2009

The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), a Government energy investment fund, has assumed majority ownership of Aabar investments a day after the firm bought a stake in one of the world's largest carmakers. IPIC converted the second tranche of a Dh6.6 billion (US$1.79) bond it bought from Aabar in September, increasing its ownership stake from 36 per cent to 71 per cent, Aabar said in a statement. IPIC's full conversion of the bond will boost Aabar's capital pool hours after it ...  >>MORE

Investments in UAE industries reach Dh77b: report

Posted on 28/01/2009

The UAE has recorded strong growth in the industrial sector with total volume of investments reaching Dh77 billion in 2008, according to the UAE Ministry of Economy Annual Industrial Report 2008, announced yesterday. There are 4,219 industrial units in the country, which employ over 318,000 people. The Annual Industrial Report 2008 focuses on the performance of industries and highlights the growth from 2004 to 2008, categorised according to sectors and geographical location. Compared to 2004, ...  >>MORE

Property investment at Dh180 billion in 2008

Posted on 28/01/2009

Abu Dhabi attracted nearly Dh180 billion in real estate investment in 2008 but such projects have failed to push prices down because of strong demand, the Abu Dhabi Department of Planning and Economy (DPE) said yesterday. Despite the global financial crisis and the ensuing decline in commodity prices worldwide, rents and property prices in the emirate remained high and the market could start to stabilise only within four years, said Ahmed Al Fayeq, an economic researcher at DPE. In a lecture ...  >>MORE

KFSME provided Dh246m fund to 154 projects in 08

Posted on 30/12/2008

The Khalifa Fund to Support and Develop Small '&' Medium Enterprises (KFSME) has granted a total of Dh 246 million in funds for 154 projects during the year 2008. A report released by the Fund yesterday said that the year 2008 saw a gesture by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who issued directives to raise the Fund's capital from Dh 300 million to Dh 1 billion. After its inception in June 2007, the KFSME ...  >>MORE

Strong growth in UAE healthcare sector

Posted on 18/12/2008

The UAE's healthcare sector is showing robust growth and is poised to attract more foreign direct investments (FDI) in the near future, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said. In its report released yesterday, the Dubai Chamber said the pharmaceutical market in Dubai alone is expanding, with the exports of pharmaceutical products reaching Dh84.4 million in 2007, compared with Dh56.4 million in 2005. The value of re-exported pharmaceutical products also grew from Dh179 million to ...  >>MORE

DIFC announces launch of fund targeting investment in UAE's real estate sector

Posted on 05/10/2008

DIFC Investments, the investment arm of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced yesterday it is launching, through its real estate arm, a real estate fund that will invest in Dubai and the UAE's real estate sector. The move reflects the great potential of the UAE's real estate sector which has seen unprecedented growth over the past five years. The segment was the biggest contributor to the UAE's economy last year, accounting for eight percent of the country's GDP. It ...  >>MORE

Investments into Abu Dhabi set to reach Dh1 trillion

Posted on 02/06/2008

Abu Dhabi has attracted nearly Dh300 billion in cumulative investments over the past five years and the capital is projected to triple to more than Dh1 trillion in the next five years, semi-official data showed yesterday. But the total value of projects to be carried out in the emirate could exceed Dh1.3trn in the next few years and more than half of them would be in the construction sector, said the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In a 50-page report on Abu Dhabi's economy, the ...  >>MORE

Nakheel lists world's largest sukuk on DIFX

Posted on 15/12/2006

Nakheel yesterday listed the world's largest sukuk (Islamic-compliant bond) on the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX). The listing confirms the DIFX's stature as the largest exchange in the world for sukuks by listed value. The listing brings the value of sukuks on the DIFX to $7.63 billion, nearly twice as much the total on any other exchange. This also raises the value of sukuks on the DIFX to 44 per cent of the total listed on all exchanges globally. The DIFX is also home to ...  >>MORE

Investment hits Dh100b in Ras Al Khaimah zone

Posted on 22/11/2006

Foreign and domestic direct investment in Ras Al Khaimah has so far reached Dh100 billion, a top official said. "Based on the total value of all the ongoing projects and the announced ones, we can easily say that investment has reached nearly Dh100 billion," Oussama Al Omari, director-general of the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAKFTZ) told Gulf News on Monday. "We have already registered 2,400 companies with the free zone," he said. This year, we are going to record 100 per cent ...  >>MORE

RAK targets Dh5 billion more investment this year

Posted on 08/10/2006

Ras Al Khaimah will receive new investments worth Dh5 billion by the end of the year, taking the total investment in the emirate over the past two years to Dh20bn, a senior official said yesterday. "The economic agenda of the RAK Government is to promote investment, give facilities to investors and develop economic sectors through the launch of promising and straightforward projects,” Izzat Rashid Al Dajani, Chief Executive of the RAK Government's Investment and Development Office, told Al ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi sets up new council for investments

Posted on 13/06/2006

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a law establishing the Abu Dhabi Investment Council. The council will replace the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and all its investments will be tax-exempted. Sheikh Khalifa issued Law No. 16 of 2006 on the establishment of the council, which shall have an independent corporate body and full civil competence, as well as financial and administrative independence. The council, which will be under the command of the Ruler ...  >>MORE

Amlak sets up Dh500 million investment arm

Posted on 10/05/2006

Amlak Finance PJSC, a leading Islamic finance company, yesterday announced the setting up of Amlak Investments, with an authorised capital of Dh500 Million as a wholly owned subsidiary of Amlak Finance PJSC. Amlak Investments will focus on the various investment opportunities across a diverse range of sectors in the UAE, GCC and overseas given the current economic boom. The new company will target the following areas: finance, insurance, manufacturing & industrial developments, brokerage ...  >>MORE

UAE domestic investment crosses Dh500b

Posted on 17/12/2002

The UAE has pumped at least half a trillion dirhams into infrastructure and other projects over the past 10 years to maintain growth and turn gross domestic product into one of the highest economies in the Middle East, official figures showed. The gross fixed capital formation, which includes public and private investment in development, crossed that figure this year, and Abu Dhabi and Dubai emerged as the key investors, pumping around 83 per cent of the total capital, the Planning Ministry ...  >>MORE

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Shurooq launches spectacular Eco-Tourism Kalba Kingfisher Lodge


Sustainable financial industry key to promoting Dubai as services hub, says Dubai FDI CEO


SHUAA announces financial results for Q2 2015


Dubai Investments Park attracts 436 new companies in the first five months of 2015


TECOM Investments sees record growth across business communities in 2014


Dubai Investments reports net profit of Dh 282 million for Q1 2015


Tecom Investments becomes one of the first companies in UAE to receive ISO 22301:2012


Dubai Investments targets aggressive growth in new sectors, new markets


UAE ranks first among Arab and 22nd globally in Global Investment Indicator


Dubai FDI, Shurooq create partnership to enhance investor network


Dubai Holding unit in talks to raise up to US$1.1b loan


President issues law establishing National Investment Company


AIM 2014: Dubai most successful model of free zone development for maximising investment inflow


Reem Investments posts Dh152 million net profit


Dubai Investments achieves Dh108 million profit through private equity divestments


Mohammed bin Rashid issues law setting up Dubai Invest Development Agency


Dubai Investments exports rocket 129% in last 5 years


Dubai Investments PJSC reports 98 percent increase in Q3 profit


Aldar unveils financial framework to place company on stable and sustainable place


Abu Dhabi makes plans for huge investment


IPIC assumes majority ownership of Aabar


Investments in UAE industries reach Dh77b: report


Property investment at Dh180 billion in 2008


KFSME provided Dh246m fund to 154 projects in 08


Strong growth in UAE healthcare sector


DIFC announces launch of fund targeting investment in UAE's real estate sector


Investments into Abu Dhabi set to reach Dh1 trillion


Nakheel lists world's largest sukuk on DIFX


Investment hits Dh100b in Ras Al Khaimah zone


RAK targets Dh5 billion more investment this year


Abu Dhabi sets up new council for investments


Amlak sets up Dh500 million investment arm


UAE domestic investment crosses Dh500b