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Indonesians will go to the polls on April 17 to elect their head of state for the next five years, with the two candidates on the ballot paper offering differing views of how the country’s $1trn economy should be managed.

A mixture of spending cuts, revenue-raising measures and financial support from regional neighbours will form the core of Bahrain’s newly unveiled programme designed to reduce its deficit and return to surplus by 2022.

 

Having declared its independence from Britain in 1971 as part of the federation of the UAE, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has significantly raised its political and economic profile in the intervening years, both regionally and internationally. While the emirate is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves, financial buffers have helped...

 

Recent decades have seen a downward trend in corporate taxation, with headline corporate tax rates falling by 20 percentage points since the early 1980s. The average for advanced economies dipped to 22% in 2015, and investment incentives have further reduced effective rates for transnational corporations. After the 2007-08 global financial...

 

What role does the DCD play in Abu Dhabi’s social development priorities, and what metrics will be used to ensure the success of its programmes?

 

What initiatives are under way to create an ecosystem supportive of young entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?