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Smart logistics holds key to enhanced business ties between Dubai and Hamburg: Dubai Chamber study

Posted on 29/02/2016

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released a study on the side-lines of its preparations to host the 5th Dubai Hamburg Business Forum in cooperation with the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber premises on March 22. Being organised under the theme, "Internet of Things: Innovation to Connect", the study focuses on the substantial synergy to share best practices and new technologies in IoT for the Smart Logistics Sector between the business communities of Dubai and Hamburg. ...  >>MORE

Dubai welcomes 85 delegates to experience the city’s world class business conferences

Posted on 24/02/2016

Dubai Business Events, DBE, Dubai's official convention bureau, has welcomed 85 guests from Europe, including 70 hosted buyers and a further 15 of Europe's leading media experts from the business events industry, to showcase the city's world class meetings, incentives, conferences and event capabilities. Western Europe is a vital market for Dubai, and in 2015 it remained the second highest regional contributor to the emirate's visitor volumes, bringing in nearly 3 million overnight visitors, ...  >>MORE

First CIS Global Business Forum recommends UAE model of diversification for post-oil era

Posted on 19/02/2016

The inaugural Commonwealth of Independent States Global Business Forum (CIS GBF 2016), concluded in Dubai with the overarching recommendation of embracing the UAE model of financial diversification to prepare CIS for the post-oil age and to enhance their financial competitiveness. Arranged under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the style, 'Ancient Routes-- New Opportunities,' the two-day occasion ...  >>MORE

Dafza draws record number of Indian firms in 2015

Posted on 14/02/2016

Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (Dafza) said it has witnessed an impressive 23 per cent increase in the number of Indian companies operating within its premises last year. Official statistics reveal that India came first in the list of Dafza investors by country last year, accounting for 38 per cent of total Asia Pacific investments. The investments of Indian companies, 45 per cent of which are multinational companies, focus on the electronics and communications sector which ranked first at ...  >>MORE

Global Cities 2016 Report sees larger role for Dubai in global business community

Posted on 28/01/2016

The Global Cities 2016 Report, published by Knight Frank, a leading independent global property consultancy, says that international investment is more likely to look at either established centres or emerging cities that have moved into the global league. The report expects property investors to seek a balance of growth and diversification in a global property portfolio. This year, the report includes a Watch List of five cities that Knight Frank believes are set to play a bigger role in the ...  >>MORE

DED sees 17.4 percent rise in licenses as Dubai attracts more businesses and investors

Posted on 26/01/2016

The Department of Economic Development, DED, in Dubai issued 22,691 business licenses in 2015, an increase of 17.4 percent compared to the total number of licenses issued in 2014 and a clear indication that Dubai remains an attractive destination for companies and investors due to robust economic activity prevailing in key economic sectors in the emirate. The latest achievement also rounds up a 75 percent increase in new licenses between 2010 and 2015, at an annual average of 15 percent. A ...  >>MORE

Transact business 24/7 with new DED initiative

Posted on 11/01/2016

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai will open a 'smart hall' where licence owners and investors can have round-the-clock access to its business registration and licensing services. All registration and licensing services of DED available online and on smart devices will also be available on interactive kiosks set up in the smart hall. The smart hall, to be opened on the ground floor of the DED's main office in Business Village by May 2016, will integrate state-of-the-art ...  >>MORE

UAE leads Arab nations in Forbes best business list

Posted on 20/12/2015

The UAE was ranked among the first Arab country and 40th out of 144 global nations on Forbes' annual list of the best countries for business in 2015 topped by Denmark. While five European countries took the top five spots, with a gross domestic product growth of 4.6 per cent and a GDP per capita of US$46,300, the UAE improved its position this year. On the Arab level, the UAE ranked top followed by Qatar, Jordan and Morocco, who ranked 48th 60th and 98th respectively. The US-based magazine ...  >>MORE

UAE records 19% surge in new firms, 13% in licences

Posted on 05/12/2015

The figures are in line with the 13 per cent increase in the number of business licences issued in 2014 by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai. The total number of licences increased to 21,358 in 2014, against 18,848 in 2013, with industrial licences showing the biggest increase at 27 per cent, followed by commercial and tourism licences at 16 per cent each, and professional licences at five per cent. The UAE was the only country in the Mena region to make it on UHY's business ...  >>MORE

UAE becomes first Middle Eastern country to participate in the World SME Expo next month

Posted on 27/11/2015

The United Arab Emirates will be the first country from the Middle East to participate in the World SME Expo, which is being held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3-5 December, with a pavilion organised by the UAE Ministry of Economy in cooperation with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and with the Integration Initiative of the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC). Thirty-five participants are part of the UAE delegation including fifteen Emirati ...  >>MORE

UAE to be showcased for its exemplary business leadership among other nations of Asia

Posted on 25/11/2015

The sixth annual edition of the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Series will be held on Sunday Nov 29, 2015, under the patronage and presence of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, UAE, who has said, "The work of the ABLF celebrates regional and international dialogue and co-operation to promote growth and create a better future for the region." The event rolls out under the theme of ‘Technology and Disruptive Innovation in 21st ...  >>MORE

Elite Chinese business leaders in Dubai to explore opportunities

Posted on 17/11/2015

A delegation of more than 20 Chinese business leaders is in Dubai to learn about the city's meteoric rise from fishing village to global hub for trade, transport, logistics and finance, and how it is perfectly positioned to play a key role in China's Belt and Road initiative. The group - current and former students of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), a world-class institution whose graduates head up 20% of China's most valuable brands - is taking part in a six-day learning ...  >>MORE

UAE ranked first in Arab world for 3rd year in row in Ease of Doing Business: World Bank report 2016

Posted on 28/10/2015

The World Bank released yesterday report on the "Ease of Doing Business for the year 2016", which ranked the UAE first among Arab countries for the third year in a row, ahead of all countries in the region included in this year's report. The World Bank report, which measures the performance of 189 states in facilitating doing business for investors, says the UAE has advanced one step in the ranking of last year to occupy 31st rank globally this year. The UAE came among the first five ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid: UAE is a favourite destination for entrepreneurs, innovators

Posted on 27/10/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has stressed that the UAE is a favourite destination and a perfect environment for entrepreneurs and innovators from across the world to invest in their talents and use their leverage to serve humanity and achieve their goals. "We have great expectations from entrepreneurs because we believe in their unlimited innovative ideas. They are drawing up the future with unrestrained determination ...  >>MORE

Forbes Middle East unveils two new rankings celebrating the success of Emirati businesses

Posted on 21/10/2015

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, announced earlier this year that 2015 was to be the Year of Innovation. Inspired by this, Forbes Middle East has for the first time unveiled new rankings focused specifically on Emiratis and UAE-based enterprises that are pushing the boundaries of the business world in the Middle East. Mohammed Al Hammadi, Executive Director of Publishing and Editor-in-Chief of Al Ittihad, delivered the keynote speech, ...  >>MORE

Dubai’s private sector firms continue to experience robust growth in September

Posted on 12/10/2015

Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker for September data has signalled a sustained upturn in output levels within Dubai's private sector economy, helped by growth across all three key sub-categories of activity monitored by the survey. Overall rates of business activity and new orders growth were, however, softer than those seen on average through the first half of 2015. As a result, private sector companies were more cautious in terms of their staff hiring in September, with the latest expansion ...  >>MORE

Dubai Holding records 24 per cent increase in net profit of Dh2.6 billion

Posted on 04/10/2015

Mohammad Abdulla Al Gergawi, Chairman of Dubai Holding, announced yesterday the financial results of its business group, Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group (DHCOG), for the first half of this year ending 30th June 2015. DHCOG continued to see good operational progress with all businesses performing well and contributing to the Group's profitability. Net profit increased to around Dh 2.6 billion up 24 per cent from Dh 2.1 billion in the equivalent period last year, and it is expected to ...  >>MORE

HSBC survey: UAE among top 10 countries globally for expats; Dubai ranked second best city globally for expats looking to start a business

Posted on 30/09/2015

Despite the volatility in the global economy and insecurity in job markets, the UAE's diverse business landscape and its position as a hub in the Middle East means that it continues to be an attractive destination for expats from across the world. According to HSBC 's Expat Explorer 2015 survey, the country has been singled out for the opportunities it offers people looking to build their careers or for those seeking to start their own businesses, with Dubai being chosen as the second best city ...  >>MORE

Global Village to offer platform to Emirati entrepreneurs

Posted on 27/09/2015

Global Village will offer a platform to Emirati entrepreneurs to showcase their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial talent. As part of its 20th season, which kicks off on November 3, the park will offer 30 kiosks with a 50 per cent discount to Emirati entrepreneurs. Global Village's positioning over the years as a successful Dubai-grown brand has made it a hugely popular platform to give local small and medium-sized enterprises a chance to sell their products. As it gears up for its ...  >>MORE

Business activity accelerates in Dubai’s private sector

Posted on 10/09/2015

Dubai's private sector, rebounding from July's 40-month low, recorded robust expansion in August with the rate of new business activity growing the fastest since March, the latest survey by Emirates NBD revealed on Wednesday. However, despite stronger growth in activity and new orders, confidence towards the 12-month business outlook moderated for the second month in a row in August, while the rate of job creation was little-changed from July, according Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker. "On ...  >>MORE

Gulf Finance reports softer quarterly growth and sales outlook for the UAE's SME sector

Posted on 03/09/2015

Gulf Finance Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SHUAA Capital and provider of finance to SME and micro businesses, yesterday announced the results of the Q2 2015 UAE SME Sentiment Survey. Review – Q2 vs. Q1 2015 Sentiment on sales and growth outlook for next 3 months is less positive Decline in total orders received Ability to collect payments and to raise financing has decreased One in four less inclined to hire on a forward looking quarterly basis Priorities for Q3 are expansion into ...  >>MORE

Dubai first-half corporate earnings surge to US$4.1b

Posted on 31/08/2015

Driven by strong banking sector growth, Dubai's corporate earnings expanded 3.7 per cent year-on-year to US$4.1 billion in the first half of 2015, The banking sector, which contributed 12.4 per cent to the Dubai Financial Market's incremental earnings, recorded 32 per cent growth in the first half. However, this was partly offset by another index heavyweight, the real estate and construction sector (-9.9 per cent), which accounted for 32.5 per cent of the consolidated earnings of the bourse, ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid issues law regulating partnership between public, private sectors in Dubai Emirate

Posted on 19/08/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has issued Law No. 22 for 2015, regulating partnerships between the public and private sectors in the Emirate of Dubai. The new law aims at encouraging the private sector to participate in the development of projects and increasing investment in different fields in a way that serves economic and social development in the Emirate of Dubai. It also allows the government ...  >>MORE

Dubai business confidence rebounds sharply

Posted on 10/07/2015

Private sector businesses in Dubai signalled further strong increases in business activity and new orders in June, though the rates of expansion moderated to 27- and 53-month lows, respectively. According to the latest Dubai Economy Tracker published by Emirates NBD bank, despite softer increases in activity and new work, Dubai private sector companies were increasingly optimistic towards the year-ahead, with the degree of positive sentiment reaching a 19-month high. Further, increased ...  >>MORE

British Consul: Dubai has become a focal point for entrepreneurs, business leaders and tourists

Posted on 25/06/2015

Edward Hobart, the British Consul General in Dubai, has commended the upswing seen by the Emirate of Dubai in such a short time, rendering it a focal point for entrepreneurs, business leaders and tourists. He added that he would be looking forward for greater cooperation and exchange of experiences between British firms and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in undertaking and managing the infrastructure of roads and public transport sector. Mr Hobart made his remarks during a meeting ...  >>MORE

Dubai World Central discusses trends in SME innovation in UAE

Posted on 16/06/2015

Dubai World Central, DWC, has successfully concluded a business breakfast networking event as part of its programme of initiatives to facilitate the development of Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, in the UAE. The event, organised by DWC's Business Park Free Zone and sponsored by accounting and consultancy firm Crowe Horwath, drew the participation of more than 80 companies and included a seminar that highlighted the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs. Guest speaker, Kamal Hassan, ...  >>MORE

Dubai an incubator for high growth SMEs, says Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed

Posted on 03/06/2015

Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development, DED, mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise, SME, sector in Dubai, has announced that the third cycle of its Dubai SME100 ranking has now moved to the second stage, which involves field visits to 200 companies shortlisted from a total of 4,532 applicants. Launched in 2011 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the ...  >>MORE

Emirates Competitiveness Council publishes special 5-year report on competitiveness

Posted on 01/06/2015

Emirates Competitiveness Council, ECC, has published a five-year overview of the council's achievements since its inception. The 148 pages book looks at the performance in the UAE in 10 key reports over the past five years. Some of the reports covered were the Global Competitiveness Report, published by the World Economic Forum, WEF, the Annual Competitiveness Book, published by the Institute of Management Development, IMD, in Geneva, Switzerland, the Global Innovation Index published by ...  >>MORE

Emirati entrepreneurs explore new SME Investments

Posted on 01/06/2015

UAE entrepreneurs are exploring investment opportunities across new SME industries such as information technology, retail and healthcare, according to the Mohammed bin Rashid Fund for SME Support, also known as The Fund, launched earlier this year. Loan applications received by The Fund so far have been particularly targeted at IT projects (19% of the total number), followed by retail (14%), services, food and beverage, healthcare and industrial projects (12% each). Surprisingly, sectors that ...  >>MORE

Marsa Matrouh governor urges more Emirati investments in Egypt's coastal governorate

Posted on 26/05/2015

Maj Gen Alaa Abu Zeid, Governor of Matruh on Monday urged Emirati companies to pump more investments into Egypt's north western coastal governorate to benefit from its economic potential and natural resources. The Egyptian official was speaking at a press conference in Dubai to promote an economic conference to be hosted in Marsa Matruh in the coming months. A large number of business leaders and representatives of international organisations were present at the conference. Praising the UAE's ...  >>MORE

Total number of new business licenses in Abu Dhabi rises by 4% in Q1

Posted on 11/05/2015

The total number of new business licenses in Abu Dhabi has risen by 4% during the first quarter of this year, to 2,536, in comparison with the first quarter of last year, which amounted to 2,438 licenses. The total number of business licenses registered in Abu Dhabi at the end of the first quarter of this year reached 108,016, distributed over 66,023 licenses in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, 30,715 in Al-Ain and 11,278 in the Western Region. According to the first quarter business mobility report ...  >>MORE

Dubai enters top 5 improved cities list

Posted on 07/05/2015

Dubai has made it to the list of top five most improved cities since 2010 which has been compiled by global property expert JLL in partnership with The Business of Cities Group. Istanbul has been ranked the most improved city since 2010 in "The Business of Cities 2015," report followed by Moscow (Russia) Mumbai (India) and Seoul, South Korea. In terms of the most improved cities, the UAE emirate showed marked progress climbing up the global ranking in respect of two diverse indicators, ...  >>MORE

Middle East M&A Trend Report: UAE remains most targeted GCC country in Q1

Posted on 30/04/2015

Dubai, 30th April, 2015 (WAM) -- Despite being the most targeted country within the Middle East region, the UAE undertook seven outbound deals worth US$ 526m in the first quarter, a substantial 80% drop in deal value and a 50% drop in deal count when compared to Q1 2014, according to Mergermarket's Q1 Middle East Trend Report. Qatar overtook the UAE to become the most active outbound investor in Q1 2015, with two deals worth US$ 1.9bn representing 46.4% of the region's overall outbound deal ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Business Women Council explores avenues of collaboration with world's popular fashion brand

Posted on 22/04/2015

FLORENCE, ITALY: A delegation of the Sharjah Business Women Council, SBWC, recently held a meeting with a number of officials from Gucci, the luxury Italian fashion and leather goods brand, at its headquarters in Florence, Italy. The respective establishments discussed mutual cooperation methods through project launched by the SBWC to actively support and empower women in Sharjah and develop their professional capabilities internationally. The SBWC delegation that comprised of representatives ...  >>MORE

Dubai SME launches Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund for SME

Posted on 13/04/2015

Dubai SME yesterday launched the Mohammed bin Rashid Fund for SME, a government initiative established by a law issued by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Aimed at maximising financing solutions for innovative businesses and developing Emirati entrepreneurs, the fund's assets today exceed Dh600 million and offer Emirati nationals between 21 and 65 years old one of two types of loans: The Seed Capital Loan, offered ...  >>MORE

Russia seeks UAE investments to boost its economy

Posted on 08/04/2015

Russia is trying to increase its cooperation with the UAE, especially in Islamic finance, as the country is seeking to strengthen its trade ties with the UAE and other Gulf countries, according to the Chairman of the Russian Business Council. "We have brought in new regulations to attract Islamic financial institutions from the Middle East and Asia as demand for financing grows in Russia," Igor Egorov told the UAE daily, Gulf News. Though the country has been hit by falling oil revenues, ...  >>MORE

President issues federal law on commercial companies

Posted on 02/04/2015

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a federal law on commercial companies which are considered a key element in any successful economy. The Commercial Companies Law No. 02 for the year 2015 contains 378 articles, and the provisions of the law, its rules and regulations, and decisions issued in implementation of this law pertaining to commercial companies formed in the country, as well as special provisions which shall apply to foreign companies mentioned in ...  >>MORE

Marketing Challenges International to represent Dubai Business Events in North America

Posted on 31/03/2015

Dubai Business Events, DBE, a division of Dubai Tourism, has signed an agreement with New York-based Marketing Challenges International, MCIntl., to help grow Dubai's reputation in North America as a leading business events destination. The agreement will see MCIntl. act as an extension of DBE in North America, representing Dubai to all key business events stakeholders and meetings for media in the United States and Canada. Services rendered by MCIntl. will include generation of leads for the ...  >>MORE

Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group net profit up 42% to Dh 4.7 billion

Posted on 23/03/2015

Dubai Holding, a global investment holding company, yesterday announced the financial results for its business group, Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group (DHCOG), for the year ended 31 December 2014. DHCOG had another strong year in 2014 and reported total revenue up 14% to Dh13.2 billion (2013: Dh 11.6 billion) with recurring revenues up 8% to Dh 7.6 billion (2013: Dh 6.9 billion). DHCOG saw steady progress with improved revenue, gross profits and gross margins. Normalised EBITDA grew ...  >>MORE

Dubai aims to attract critical knowledge and partners during US mission

Posted on 22/03/2015

Partnership opportunities for the UAE and US in critical industry sectors as well as job creation and knowledge transfer through bilateral exports and investment will be on focus as a delegation of representatives from key government and government-related entities in Dubai start their tour of four major US cities on the 22nd of March 2015. The delegation, co-ordinated by Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), will address ...  >>MORE

Dubai Economic Council promotes fund to aid emirate’s small and medium-size enterprises

Posted on 21/03/2015

A new fund to help small businesses and start-ups is among ideas being considered by the Dubai Economic Council (DEC). It is one of a series of initiatives intended to increase the economic contribution of the emirate's small and medium-size enterprises in the next five years. The secretary general of the DEC, Hani Rashid Al Hamli, yesterday announced the proposal for the fund, which would be aimed at helping both start-ups and more established SMEs, in his opening address at the second SME ...  >>MORE

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Smart logistics holds key to enhanced business ties between Dubai and Hamburg: Dubai Chamber study


Dubai welcomes 85 delegates to experience the city’s world class business conferences


First CIS Global Business Forum recommends UAE model of diversification for post-oil era


Dafza draws record number of Indian firms in 2015


Global Cities 2016 Report sees larger role for Dubai in global business community


DED sees 17.4 percent rise in licenses as Dubai attracts more businesses and investors


Transact business 24/7 with new DED initiative


UAE leads Arab nations in Forbes best business list


UAE records 19% surge in new firms, 13% in licences


UAE becomes first Middle Eastern country to participate in the World SME Expo next month


UAE to be showcased for its exemplary business leadership among other nations of Asia


Elite Chinese business leaders in Dubai to explore opportunities


UAE ranked first in Arab world for 3rd year in row in Ease of Doing Business: World Bank report 2016


Mohammed bin Rashid: UAE is a favourite destination for entrepreneurs, innovators


Forbes Middle East unveils two new rankings celebrating the success of Emirati businesses


Dubai’s private sector firms continue to experience robust growth in September


Dubai Holding records 24 per cent increase in net profit of Dh2.6 billion


HSBC survey: UAE among top 10 countries globally for expats; Dubai ranked second best city globally for expats looking to start a business


Global Village to offer platform to Emirati entrepreneurs


Business activity accelerates in Dubai’s private sector


Gulf Finance reports softer quarterly growth and sales outlook for the UAE's SME sector


Dubai first-half corporate earnings surge to US$4.1b


Mohammed bin Rashid issues law regulating partnership between public, private sectors in Dubai Emirate


Dubai business confidence rebounds sharply


British Consul: Dubai has become a focal point for entrepreneurs, business leaders and tourists


Dubai World Central discusses trends in SME innovation in UAE


Dubai an incubator for high growth SMEs, says Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed


Emirates Competitiveness Council publishes special 5-year report on competitiveness


Emirati entrepreneurs explore new SME Investments


Marsa Matrouh governor urges more Emirati investments in Egypt's coastal governorate


Total number of new business licenses in Abu Dhabi rises by 4% in Q1


Dubai enters top 5 improved cities list


Middle East M&A Trend Report: UAE remains most targeted GCC country in Q1


Sharjah Business Women Council explores avenues of collaboration with world's popular fashion brand


Dubai SME launches Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund for SME


Russia seeks UAE investments to boost its economy


President issues federal law on commercial companies


Marketing Challenges International to represent Dubai Business Events in North America


Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group net profit up 42% to Dh 4.7 billion


Dubai aims to attract critical knowledge and partners during US mission


Dubai Economic Council promotes fund to aid emirate’s small and medium-size enterprises