UAE: Abu Dhabi Financial Services Articles & Analysis

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In October 2016 Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, issued a new federal banking law by decree, thereby delivering one of the most keenly anticipated pieces of legislation in recent years. When fully implemented in 2017, the law will address a weak spot in the business environment which has...

 

How does the dirham’s fixed peg to the US dollar affect UAE monetary policy?

While the first year of operations for Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has brought much attention for its licensed financial institutions, and the regulatory and judicial infrastructure within which they operate, 2017 is likely to see more emphasis on the zone’s strategy to develop as a broad-based financial centre.

Abu Dhabi has long been associated with buy-side investment activity, thanks largely to its success in transforming fiscal surpluses into global investments aimed at ensuring future economic security. However, after two full years of lower oil prices, Abu Dhabi’s attractiveness as a destination for inward investment has become more pertinent, with...