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With some analysts suggesting that the 2017-20 period could see as much as $480bn in combined government expenditure across the GCC – with $288bn of that to be spent in transport and infrastructure projects alone – the region clearly maintains a considerable appetite for major capital investment.


To what extent can e-payment spur the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?


How will the expansion of DFM’s sharia-compliant standards impact the growth of Islamic finance?


Dubai’s capital markets are seeing innovation in a range of spheres, witnessing the launch of new fund-based products on its primary exchanges, as well as new types of futures contracts on both Nasdaq Dubai and the emirate’s derivatives-focused exchanges.


A major international centre for Islamic finance, Dubai has more sukuk (Islamic bond) listings by value than anywhere else in the world. The emirate is also home to Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the oldest – and third-largest – fully fledged Islamic bank. The sector continues to develop rapidly, with local sharia-compliant banks registering...


What are your expectations with respect to initial public offerings (IPOs) in the near future?