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Chapter | Islamic Financial Services from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2020

As one of the UAE’s two major financial centres, Abu Dhabi has played a prominent role in the development of the nation’s Islamic...

Chapter | Capital Markets from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2020

Abu Dhabi’s capital markets started 2020 on a positive note, bolstered by solid gains on the exchange’s main index in 2019. Similarly,...

Chapter | Banking from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2020

Despite the adverse effects of a low oil price environment over recent years, Abu Dhabi’s banking sector has remained well capitalised...

Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves and is working to achieve self-sufficiency in natural gas. It has been successfully pursuing diversification, particularly in terms of manufacturing, banking and ICT. While the global Covid-19 pandemic and decline in international oil prices poses challenges for the emirate, the fundamentals underpinning its economy remain strong.

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on business investment. However, while the volume of investments has plunged worldwide, there are hints that South-east Asia could see new mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in specific sectors.

With one of the biggest consumer markets in the region and robust fundamentals, Egypt is well placed to attract international investment and emerge from this difficult period in a strong position. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused considerable disruption, the government’s ongoing reform efforts have helped to mitigate the worst effects of the crisis.

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