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Economic Update | Moves to bolster fintech activity under way in Dubai

31 Mar 2017
Dubai Financial Services
Dubai launched the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region’s first fintech accelerator in January, as efforts to update the legal framework for crowdfunding activities in the financial...

Economic Update | Dubai’s retail space expands as growth cools

26 Feb 2017
Dubai Retail
Last year saw Dubai’s retail space grow by 26,000 sq metres, though revenues could remain muted this year as slower economic growth and a stronger US dollar impact trading.  

Economic Update | Dubai Year in Review 2016

24 Jan 2017
Dubai Economy
While low oil prices weighed heavily on many of Dubai’s trading partners and neighbours, the emirate delivered a strong economic performance in 2016, buoyed by growth in key non-hydrocarbons segments...

Economic Update | Dubai authorities lead from the front in eco drive

30 Dec 2016
Dubai industry
Sales of greener vehicles in Dubai look set to rise in the coming years as the government steps up its bid to reduce the emirate’s carbon footprint.

Economic Update | Dubai’s foreign trade steady in challenging environment

26 Nov 2016
Dubai international trade
Despite the slow pace of economic recovery by many of its key partners, Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade has maintained solid momentum, with direct exports on the rise.

Economic Update | Dubai property market looks to potential rebound

26 Oct 2016
Dubai real estate
While the first half of 2016 saw property values fall in Dubai’s real estate sector, strong fundamentals and consistent demand from foreign buyers suggest they may flatten out in the second half...