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THE ECONOMY - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

UAE among 25 rapid growth markets

Posted on 29/11/2011

The UAE has been ranked among the world's 25 rapid growth markets (RGMs) – growing at 4.3 per cent over the past 10 years, according to a report by Ernst & Young. Qatar had the highest nominal GDP (US$) per capita at PPP in 2010 among the 25 RGMs, followed by the UAE. Over the past 10 years, Qatar has also been the fastest growing economy, with an average growth of 13 per cent per annum. Egypt's average growth was at 4.9 per cent, the UAE at 4.3 per cent and Saudi Arabia at almost 3.2 per ...  >>MORE

Dubai businesses bullish on fourth quarter: DED

Posted on 27/11/2011

Dubai businesses expect a stronger last quarter of 2011 and they have already beaten the global trend in earlier quarters of the year with positive profit and revenue growth, as well as confidence levels to match. The business community in the emirate expressed increasing optimism about business activity in the fourth quarter of the year, according to the findings of the most recent quarterly survey conducted by the Department of Economic Development, or DED. A representative sample of 500 ...  >>MORE

UAE and Romania to enhance investment and trade partnership

Posted on 23/11/2011

UAE Minister of Economy Sultan Al Mansoori received yesterday Romanian Minister of Economy, Trade and Business Environment Ion Ariton and the accompanying delegation in Abu Dhabi yesterday and discussed ways to strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries. The two sides discussed prospects for enhanced cooperation in economic, trade and investment fields and to increase trade exchange. Al Mansoori said that the UAE's ties with Romania are strong at all levels, and called for the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi economy set to attain 4% growth this year

Posted on 16/11/2011

Abu Dhabi is on track to achieve four per cent growth in its gross domestic product (GDP) this year, and inflation is expected to average below three per cent, Mohammad Omar Abdullah, Undersecretary for the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) said yesterday. Speaking on the sidelines of a MEED conference, Abdullah added that the worsening debt crisis in Europe may only have a marginal impact on Abu Dhabi's GDP growth. Abdullah said the growth achieved by Abu Dhabi's economy ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi development goals on track

Posted on 13/11/2011

Abu Dhabi is committed to spending on infrastructure and development projects, Nasser Ahmad Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) said yesterday. In his introduction in the annual Economic Report of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 2011, Al Suwaidi said the emirate is on the right track towards achieving its sustainable development goals. He said the contribution of oil to the emirate's gross domestic product (GDP) remained below 50 per cent for the second ...  >>MORE

Resilient UAE economy holds opportunity, investment firm says

Posted on 02/11/2011

The UAE economy is resilient and still presents many investment opportunities in both the long and short term, Mohammad Al Aryan, CEO and Co-CIO of Pacific Investment Management Company (Pimco), a global investment management firm, said Tuesday. Speaking at the Majlis Mohammad Bin Zayed as part of a lecture called Combining Resilience and Agility: Adjusting to the Realities of Global Re-alignments, Al Aryan, whose firm is the world's largest bond investor with approximately US$1.3 trillion ...  >>MORE

Al Mansouri calls for boosting economic cooperation among members of OIC

Posted on 20/10/2011

Istanbul - The UAE is taking part in the 27th meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), commenced yesterday in Istanbul. Sultan Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, who is heading the UAE delegation to the meeting, said in a statement that the meetings were being held at critical circumstance for OIC members, indicating that the last five years had witnessed huge growth in the economic, trade activities ...  >>MORE

UAE participates in G20 finance ministers meeting

Posted on 16/10/2011

Paris - Minister of State for Financial Affairs of the UAE Humaid Al Tayer joined Finance ministers from the G20 bloc of leading economies in a meeting called for by France who holds the current presidency of G20. Al Tayer told WAM the meeting is presenting a final report on the global economic and financial crises as well as the eurozone debt crises which is threatening to push world economies into another recession. The 2-day meeting aims to find a solution to the eurozone's debt crisis ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Economy launches UAE's first SME magazine

Posted on 12/10/2011

The UAE Ministry of Economy has launched the first magazine in the UAE specialised in SMEs targeting young UAE nationals to educate them about the importance of engaging in this vital sector. In a ceremony at GITEX Technology Week 2011, the UAE Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri said: "based on our absolute commitment to support SME sector as one of the main drivers of the national economy, the "SME-UAE" is the first specialised magazine in the UAE to focus on SME enterprises." ...  >>MORE

UAE, Montenegro ink economic cooperation agreement

Posted on 09/10/2011

Podgorica, Montenegro - Visiting UAE Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri has expressed the UAE's desire to take its economic relations with Montenegro to promising advanced levels. Al Mansouri made his remarks during talks with Prime Minister of Montenegro Igor Lukšić which explored avenues of joint economic cooperation and investment opportunities that economic sectors in both countries will offer. Vladimir Kavaric, Minister of Economy was present at the talks. "The ...  >>MORE

Dubai Ruler approves three initiatives to widen DED role

Posted on 27/09/2011

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Monday gave the go-ahead for three Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) initiatives that will widen its role, ease investment process and in turn help the emirate's economy. DED, established in 1994, is the Dubai Government's business licensing arm which offers most services online. More than 115.000 private companies that help reshape the emirate's economy and employ ...  >>MORE

MoE prepares new draft law for SMEs, says Al Mansouri

Posted on 27/09/2011

The Ministry of Economy of the UAE prepared the new draft law for SMEs in accordance with best international standards after the completion of a study and analysis of the challenges and obstacles faced by national entrepreneurs and investors, UAE Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed said. "The Ministry of Economy succeeded in building a genuine strategic partnership with all concerned federal and local departments as well as the private sector, which helped the Ministry to accomplish its ...  >>MORE

New law issued regulating economic activities in Dubai

Posted on 22/09/2011

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has issued a law regulating economic activities in the Emirate of Dubai. The Law No. 13 Year 2011 contains 37 articles. Article 3 states that the law aims to regulate the economic activities in the emirate and create a conducive environment for investment in various economic fields by creating a single window through which coordination among various competent ...  >>MORE

UAE-UK JEC to announce establishment of Business Council

Posted on 18/09/2011

Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, and Lord Stephen Green, UK Minister for Trade and Investment, will co-chair on Monday the second UAE-UK Joint Economic Committee (JEC) in Abu Dhabi. The first meeting was held in London on 19 October 2009. The Abu Dhabi event aims at further enhancing economic relations in areas of economy and trade and bringing businessmen in the two friendly countries more closer. Al Mansouri said UAE-UK bonds maintain high standard of mutual respect ...  >>MORE

Dubai, UAE leading economic forces Reem Al Hashimy

Posted on 18/09/2011

In anticipation of the 2012 Forbes Global CEO Conference being hosted in Dubai next year, UAE Minister of State Reem Al Hashimy was interviewed by Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, before some of the world's most successful tycoons, entrepreneurs, government officials and thought leaders at the 2011 conference in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Ms Hashimy attended the conference as part of a Dubai delegation and spoke about the emirate's outlook and its role as a global ...  >>MORE

Al Tayer presents UAE initiative in framework of new Arab Development Model

Posted on 13/09/2011

Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, headed the UAE's delegation in its participation in the G8 and Turkey Finance Ministers Meeting held in Marseille, France from 10-11 September, 2011. During the meeting, the ministers of finance discussed the Deauville Partnership final statement, which was approved following talks by deputy finance ministers, including a delegation from the UAE, and were held on September 9, 2011. Headed by the Under Secretary of MoF, the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development wins Stevie Medal of Honour, Non-profit Governmental Entity Category

Posted on 13/09/2011

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) won the Distinguished Honouree Medal as a non-profit government-owned entity. Sponsored by the Foreign Trade Ministry, the DED participated in the 8th Annual International Business Awards in which the United Arab Emirates came in third place with 24 "Stevie Awards" following the United States '&' South Korea. The DED won this medal in recognition of its contributions as a non-profit government-owned entity. The Award Document submitted by ...  >>MORE

Al Mansouri stresses UAE is heading towards knowledge economy

Posted on 11/09/2011

Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri has underlined that the UAE was heading towards the new concepts of knowledge and innovation economy through increment of contribution of knowledge to the Gross Domestic Product. He added this could be attained through focusing on innovation, development of small and medium enterprises and boosting of copyrights. Al Mansouri made the remarks during his reception of South Korean Ambassador to UAE Kwon Tae-kyun. The two sides discussed the latest ...  >>MORE

UAE ranked by Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 as innovation-driven economy

Posted on 08/09/2011

The Global Competitiveness Report 2011/2012 issued by the World Economic Forum, ranked the UAE 27th globally for competitiveness. The report classified the UAE as an innovation-driven economy. This is the highest stage of economic development that a country can achieve. This classification is based on factors that promote innovation in economic development. The UAE was the only Arab country to be classified in this category for three years consecutively. Other countries in this stage of ...  >>MORE

Arab Finance Ministers hail UAE initiative on economic development

Posted on 08/09/2011

The Arab Finance Ministers commended on Wednesday in their communiqué the initiative presented by the UAE to the extraordinary meeting, on supporting the economic stability of the Arab region. They called for more economic and financial reformations with the participation of the national, regional and international corporations. The ministers called for finding a clear mechanism for following up the reformations, urging the local, regional and international agencies to support the proposals ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi firms report higher H1 profits

Posted on 18/08/2011

Better economic conditions due to high oil prices boosted the combined net earnings of 50 companies based in Abu Dhabi by nearly 15 per cent in the first half of 2011 despite political unrest sweeping the region. Figures published by the semi official daily Al Ittihad showed the collective net profits of the 50 listed firms stood at around Dh16.3 billion in the first half, an increase of 15 per cent over the first half of 2010. The report showed 27 companies reported higher earnings while ...  >>MORE

UAE corporate profits up 22 per cent in Q2 2011

Posted on 18/08/2011

A robust recovery in the fortunes of the country's banks and other financial institutions has resulted in net profits at UAE firms rising by 22 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2011, research compiled by Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz) shows. "UAE corporate profits (like-to-like basis) were up 22 per cent Y-o-Y to US$2.4bn, against a profit of US$1.9bn in 2Q10,” said MR Raghu, Senior Vice-President (Research), Markaz. The country's banking sector profits recorded a growth of ...  >>MORE

Manufacturing, service sectors to increase workforce this year

Posted on 28/07/2011

Private sector organisations in Dubai could start expanding and hiring people during the third quarter, a report said. Performance of business sectors in Dubai was stable in the second quarter of 2011, while the outlook for the third quarter remains positive, the Department of Economic Development in Dubai (DED) said. A DED survey, which polled 500 on-shore and free zone companies across Dubai, took into account overall business performance and future outlook based on key indicators such as ...  >>MORE

UAE sales poised to hit US$21.6billion

Posted on 19/07/2011

Extended operating hours until midnight for 30 malls combined with the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) campaign has helped increase retail sales more than 10 per cent over last year for some store owners, retailers report. Spending by shoppers attracted by discounts of up to 70 per cent will also help realise predictions that total UAE retail sales will climb to US$21.6 billion (Dh79.3 million) by the end of the year. Eisa Adam Ebrahim, a member of the board of directors of the Dubai Shopping ...  >>MORE

UAE ranked fifth in most attractive emerging market to do business with in the coming year by European SMEs

Posted on 17/07/2011

The UAE ranked fifth in most attractive emerging market to do business with in the coming year by European SMEs, according to an international survey. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and the world's largest express transportation company, announced the findings of a new study it has sponsored with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU): New horizons: Europe's small and medium-sized companies look to emerging markets for growth, surveying the views of more than 600 ...  >>MORE

Recovery may make UAE costlier

Posted on 11/07/2011

On the back of economic recovery, the UAE is expected to become a costlier place to live in, as per the findings of Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU). According to EIU, as the economy recovers, and oil and international commodity prices increase, it expects inflationary pressures to re-emerge gradually, especially in light of the projected expansion in infrastructure development. "We expect inflation in 2011 to average 2.5 per cent owing to an increase in prices of grains, sugar and other ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi, Dubai slash fiscal gap in 2010

Posted on 06/07/2011

A surge in oil export earnings allied with spending cuts depressed Abu Dhabi's fiscal deficit by more than half in 2010 while Dubai slashed the shortfall to just a third of its 2009 level, according to the IMF. Abu Dhabi's total revenue swelled to around Dh188.4 billion in 2010 from Dh143.9 billion in 2009 after oil export earnings soared to nearly Dh169.2 billion from Dh121.7 billion because of higher prices and output by the emirate. Investment income, which is usually not included in ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development issues Sustainability Report 2010

Posted on 06/07/2011

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADED) issued its Sustainability Report for the year 2010 which showed a remarkable improvement in both the environmental & social impact index, with emphasis laid on the department's endeavour to keep the operation costs of different services in balance. In a preface to the report, Nasser Al-Suwaidi, ADED Chairman, stated that the department, in coordination with all partners in both the public & private sector, is acting to achieve the Abu ...  >>MORE

Ras Al Khaimah: The emerging emirate

Posted on 05/07/2011

Following the accession of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi as Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah in 2003, the emirate has embarked on rapid expansion and development, building its status as the UAE's third business hub. Over the last eight years, Sheikh Saud has played a big part in establishing entities such as the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (Rakia), introducing government and legal reforms to attract business to its free zones and investing in its ...  >>MORE

Actual launch of UAE investment map at end of 2011, says Al Mansouri

Posted on 03/07/2011

Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri said the launch of the UAE Investment Map will start at the end of this year and extend to 2018. He added that the detailed investment database about each emirate, featuring the most attractive sectors for foreign investment will be included in the map to help market the projects. Al Mansouri stressed the importance of map in the definition of investment opportunities available and accessible to all emirates, indicating that the Economy Ministry ...  >>MORE

UAE growth put at 3.2% in 2011

Posted on 21/06/2011

Strong oil prices allied with massive public spending to boost the UAE economy by around 2.7 per cent in 2010 after a contraction in 2009 and growth will pick up to nearly 3.2 per cent in 2011, according to UN forecasts. The combined GDP of the UAE and its partners in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) also rebounded by around 4.3 per cent last year from only about 0.4 per cent in 2009 and a surge in crude prices and public expenditure will accelerate growth to 5.2 per cent in ...  >>MORE

High oil prices, robust trade to speed up UAE growth

Posted on 14/06/2011

A combination of higher than expected oil prices, a strong performance from the trade sector, and expectations of faster regional growth will help accelerate UAE's overall gross domestic product, or GDP, growth to close to five per cent in 2011 and 2012, a leading Gulf bank said. The National Bank of Kuwait, or NBK, also revised up UAE's non-oil economic growth forecast from three to four per cent, and said a lower than expected inflation would boost the country's international ...  >>MORE

UAE is role model for development in Islamic world, Mansouri

Posted on 08/06/2011

Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy has said that the UAE is a role model in the Islamic states for development in all sectors of economy including trade, investment, organisation, infrastructure and others. He made these remarks on the sidelines of the 7th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), which started yesterday in Astana the capital of Kazakhstan. The minister stated that UAE has earned outstanding experience in the work field for long periods spanning over more than 30 ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Forum opens in Seoul

Posted on 31/05/2011

Abu Dhabi Forum hosted by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) opened at Grand InterContinental Hotel in downtown Seoul yesterday. The two-day forum is participated by 30 plus senior officials from Abu Dhabi government entities and companies led by Nasser Ahmed Al Suwaidi, DED's Chairman. South Korean Vice Minister of Knowledge Economy Kim Jung-gwan made a congratulatory message on behalf of the Korean government during the opening session of the two-day forum which came in the ...  >>MORE

UAE agencies tackle GCC common market obstacles

Posted on 31/05/2011

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) Monday held its first meeting with the Federal Customs Authority, Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the UAE to discuss Gulf Cooperation Council financial and economic integration at its headquarters in Dubai. Headed by Ebrahim Hassan Rashid Al Jarwan, Head of GCC and Arab Countries at MoF, the meeting was in line with efforts to enhance GCC economic activities, follow up the workflow of the Gulf Common ...  >>MORE

UAE most 'thriving' country in GCC Gallup poll

Posted on 25/05/2011

Emiratis lead citizens of other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries by a significant margin on the "thriving" measure in a latest Gallup poll on the region, the results of which were released at Zayed University on Tuesday. The Abu Dhabi Gallup Centre report, titled "Progress and Tradition in the Gulf Cooperation Council States", showed that Emiratis rate their lives at this time and in five years' time significantly better than do citizens of other member states. When asked to ...  >>MORE

UAE economy grows 3.3% amid regional uncertainty

Posted on 24/05/2011

The UAE economy is recovering in an increasingly uncertain regional environment, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday said. "Benefiting from high oil prices and strong demand from traditional trading partners, non-hydrocarbon GDP growth is projected to accelerate from 2.1 per cent in 2010 to 3.3 per cent in 2011," IMF said in its latest updated country report released on Monday. The real estate overhang and short-term refinancing needs from overleveraged government-related ...  >>MORE

Dubai recovery boosts UAE growth: study

Posted on 23/05/2011

Returning confidence to Dubai's economy will ally with strong oil prices and other factors to boost the UAE's real GDP by around five per cent in 2011 and growth is projected to remain strong in 2012, a key Kuwaiti bank has said. National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) said it had revised its forecast for the UAE's non-oil GDP growth from 3 to 4 per cent "close to the long-run trend” in the country's economy, the second largest in the Arab World after Saudi Arabia. It projected overall GDP growth at ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's economy to expand 4.5% this year

Posted on 04/05/2011

Abu Dhabi's economy is estimated to grow at 4.5 per cent this year, Mohammad Omar Abdullah, Undersecretary in the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, said here on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the fourth annual UAE Global Investment Forum 2011, Abdullah said inflation is forecast at around 3 per cent for 2011 and 2012. Speaking at the forum, Abdullah said amid the unrest and political chaos in the Middle East and North Africa, the UAE provides a unique model of ...  >>MORE

Double-dip recession unlikely in UAE, say experts

Posted on 28/04/2011

Even as many economists predicted that The Great Recession was officially over, the ugly face of a double-dip recession seems to be surfacing once again says the other camp. As energy prices escalate, we witness a steep rise in global food inflation, which is a major factor that could stall the economic recovery process. But what is in store for us in the UAE? Will we remain immune the second time, if it were to come or will the ripple affect us as it happened last time? Regional experts ...  >>MORE

UAE tops 'satisfaction' poll in Arab World

Posted on 26/04/2011

The UAE residents are the most satisfied with their lives in the Arab world, even more than the residents of Britain, France, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy among others, according to a global survey. Around 55 per cent of the UAE residents believe they are "thriving” while compared to 54 per cent in the UK, 44 per cent in Germany, 42 per cent in France and 37 per cent in Italy and Singapore, Gallup's recently-released global survey data showed. The UAE was ranked 16th worldwide in ...  >>MORE

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UAE among 25 rapid growth markets


Dubai businesses bullish on fourth quarter: DED


UAE and Romania to enhance investment and trade partnership


Abu Dhabi economy set to attain 4% growth this year


Abu Dhabi development goals on track


Resilient UAE economy holds opportunity, investment firm says


Al Mansouri calls for boosting economic cooperation among members of OIC


UAE participates in G20 finance ministers meeting


Ministry of Economy launches UAE's first SME magazine


UAE, Montenegro ink economic cooperation agreement


Dubai Ruler approves three initiatives to widen DED role


MoE prepares new draft law for SMEs, says Al Mansouri


New law issued regulating economic activities in Dubai


UAE-UK JEC to announce establishment of Business Council


Dubai, UAE leading economic forces Reem Al Hashimy


Al Tayer presents UAE initiative in framework of new Arab Development Model


Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development wins Stevie Medal of Honour, Non-profit Governmental Entity Category


Al Mansouri stresses UAE is heading towards knowledge economy


UAE ranked by Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 as innovation-driven economy


Arab Finance Ministers hail UAE initiative on economic development


Abu Dhabi firms report higher H1 profits


UAE corporate profits up 22 per cent in Q2 2011


Manufacturing, service sectors to increase workforce this year


UAE sales poised to hit US$21.6billion


UAE ranked fifth in most attractive emerging market to do business with in the coming year by European SMEs


Recovery may make UAE costlier


Abu Dhabi, Dubai slash fiscal gap in 2010


Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development issues Sustainability Report 2010


Ras Al Khaimah: The emerging emirate


Actual launch of UAE investment map at end of 2011, says Al Mansouri


UAE growth put at 3.2% in 2011


High oil prices, robust trade to speed up UAE growth


UAE is role model for development in Islamic world, Mansouri


Abu Dhabi Forum opens in Seoul


UAE agencies tackle GCC common market obstacles


UAE most 'thriving' country in GCC Gallup poll


UAE economy grows 3.3% amid regional uncertainty


Dubai recovery boosts UAE growth: study


Abu Dhabi's economy to expand 4.5% this year


Double-dip recession unlikely in UAE, say experts


UAE tops 'satisfaction' poll in Arab World