Friday , 23 February 2018

Investment

Saudi Arabia plans up to $11 bln investments in water sector in 2018

The largest desalinated water investment will be in Jubail 3 Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker stands at a desalination plant, 35 lm south of Riyadh, May 4, 2011. By Nada Al Rifai, ZAWYA Saudi Arabia is attracting investments worth $11 billion into large-scale water projects across several regions of the kingdom, primarily in water desalination, a Saudi official …

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UAE stands to be a big winner from China’s $900bln Belt & Road plan – report

By: Michael Fahy, ZAWYA Ancient trade routes from China through central Asia by rail (Belt) and to Africa and beyond by sea. The United Arab Emirates has been ranked as third in a global index of nations that stand to benefit most from China’s Belt and Road Initiative, according to a new report released on Tuesday by property consultancy Knight …

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UAE ranked 13th most promising economy for investment

Ranking reflects UAE’s liberal and investment-friendly business policies Staff Writer, Khaleej Times The UAE has been named the 13th Most Promising Home Economy for Investment in 2017-19 according to a survey conducted by the United Nations Council for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Observer. The ranking, published in the UNCTAD’s recently released annual World Investment Report …

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UAE largest receiver of FDIs in Arab region in 2016: Minister of Economy

Al Mansouri noted that the law will increase allowed percentage of foreign ownership of local investment projects, up to 100% in specified sectors. Panoramic sunset city skyline. UAE law will increase the allowed percentage of foreign ownership of local investment projects, up to 100 percent in certain specified sectors. ABU DHABI- Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, has …

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Record spending on Expo 2020 to give a big fillip to Dubai’s economy

Infrastructure expenditure is due to rise by 46.5% in 2018, accounting for 21% of total spending. Dubai – A record spending of Dh56.6 billion envisaged in Dubai’s expansionary budget for fiscal 2018 will trigger a major jump in investment spending and provide a major boost to the economy, analysts said. The budget, allocating an increased spending to boost infrastructure efficiency, …

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Digitisation at the centre of ENBD’s retail growth strategy

UAE and the region are ready for digital only banks Dubai: Digital initiatives have been a key focus area for Emirates NBD’s service delivery much before digital transformation became a buzzword in the region’s financial services industry. Even as the banking sector is busy figuring out a way to address the digital challenges posed by Fintech and disruptive banking technologies, …

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DP World keen to explore new investment opportunities in Africa

DP World pushes ahead with its long-term strategy focusing on the continent. DP World is looking for new investment and expansion opportunities across Africa, as it pushes ahead with its long-term strategy focusing on the continent, the company’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the UAE Region Mohammed Al Muallem told delegates on Thursday at the fourth Global Business …

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Saudi fund agrees plan to invest in Virgin space ventures

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund plans to invest about $1 billion in Richard Branson’s space company, Virgin Galactic, and sister companies The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, according to a joint statement published on Thursday. “This investment will enable us to develop the next generation of satellite launches and accelerate our programme for point to point supersonic space travel,” the …

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Saudi Arabia reform push targets wealth fund doubling assets

Saudi Arabia presented ambitious plans for economic and social renewal before a host of A-list global investors on Wednesday, saying its main sovereign wealth fund wants to increase its financial clout to 1.5 trillion riyals ($400 billion) by 2020. The Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced the assets-under-management goal at a conference showcasing a programme to turn the strictly conservative country …

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Exponential growth seen in GCC assets under management

Dubai is set to reinforce its status as the region’s leading financial hub with new legislation and regulation expected to attract inward investment as the GCC is forecast to see an exponential growth in assets under management to nearly $111 billion by 2020, a new study reveals. While fund managers in the UAE are expected to see their asset under …

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