UAE: Ras Al Khaimah

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Although the government of Ras Al Khaimah is not known for frequent bond issuance, it returned to the debt markets in 2015 with the deployment of a $500m sovereign sukuk (Islamic bond). Bonds, both Islamic and conventional, have been increasingly utilised by public and semi-privatised entities in the emirate recently, and despite...

 

In recent years, Ras Al Khaimah’s financial services sector has posted robust growth, driven by a rising population and new infrastructure projects. The industry has expanded beyond the emirate and of the four largest players – the National Bank of RAK (RAKBANK), Commercial Bank International (CBI), RAK Insurance and United Insurance Company (...

 

The push among GCC states to invest in Africa came about in earnest following the 2007-08 global food price crisis, and targeted agricultural land and strategic commodity production. Agribusiness, sovereign wealth funds and other agri-investment vehicles were the main players. Primarily state-led, the investments at that time centred on...

 

Australia’s links with the Gulf states are close and getting closer. Australians and citizens of Gulf states are spending more and more time in each other’s countries, the security relationship is growing and business relationships are booming.

Articles & Analysis | The Gulf looks to Asia to grow trade from The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2015

 

Following a difficult period for the international shipping market, in 2012 the container route from Shanghai to the Gulf through Dubai saw the second-highest rate of freight growth in the entire Asian region. This was part of an emerging trend of the maturation of GCC-Asia trade. A relationship that was once just based on energy demand is...

 

In a bid to attract new foreign investment inflows across a host of high-priority sectors, the government of Ras Al Khaimah launched a number of new initiatives for prospective and existing businesses in 2014. The RAK Department of Economic Development (RAK DED) recently announced plans to work with the UAE’s Ministry of Economy (MoE) to...

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