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Dubai Customs receives UK diplomatic delegation

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Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: Dubai-UK trade stood at AED 6.7 billion in Q1 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dubai Customs is committed to reinforcing cooperation and coordination with foreign diplomatic corps in order to boost Dubai’s foreign trade. Living up to this strategic objective, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih has received officials from the British Embassy with whom …

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UAE among top performers in E-Government Development Index 2016

H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

Joins ranks with Switzerland, Slovenia and Lithuania in e-services development. UAE – The UAE prominently featured major developments in its e-services and ranked high in the latest UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ (DESA) E-Government Development Index (EDGI) Survey 2016, according to UN DESA’s Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief E-Government Branch, Division for Public Administration & Development Management. The statement reflects …

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TAG-Org and Ministry of Youth Sign an MOU for Youth Capacity Building and Employment

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Amman – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), and Minister of Youth HE Mr. Rami Wreikat, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Capacity Building and preparation for youth employment. The agreement comes in the context of enabling youth and building their capabilities for employment opportunities. The two parties agreed to form joint-working teams to explore …

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Minimal Brexit Impact expected in the Middle East


As many come to terms with the result of the June 23, 2016, British referendum to leave the European Union, many are considering whether there may be a ripple effect as far away as the Middle East. With clients approaching Hamish Walton, Head of Corporate, Middle East, King & Wood Mallesons, for advice on repercussions of the decision, the lawyer …

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The IFSB and AMF Sign MoU to Foster the Development of Islamic Finance in Common Member Countries


The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), represented by Mr. Jaseem Ahmed, Secretary-General and the Arab Monetary Fund, represented by H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman A. Al Hamidy, Director General Chairman of the Board signed today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an initial period of three years, to establish and implement a non-exclusive framework for the cooperation and …

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RTA’s People Happiness rating hits 90% in 2016 according to Dubai Smart Government Office report


Al Tayer: RTA strategy is compatible with Dubai Government’s happiness agenda Roads & Transport Authority – Majdi Abu Zaid: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed the practical outcomes of implementing ‘People Happiness’ strategy in terms of the Happiness Indicator and the extent of compatibility of this strategy with the Happiness Model of the Federal Government and the Happiness …

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Ministry of Economy leads government delegation to UNCTAD 14 in Kenya


Group to discuss sustainable development and promote investment and trade. H.E. Juma Al Kait: ‘The UAE’s participation in UNCTAD meeting is an opportunity to introduce trade and investment attractions’ Conference to be held under the slogan “From decision to action: Moving towards an inclusive and equitable global economic environment for trade and development” Abu Dhabi, 14 July 2016: The Ministry …

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DAFZA receives high-profile delegation from China to transfer expertise in free zone management


Visit part of international efforts to benefit from Authority’s leading experience as one of the most advanced free zones in the world. UAE – The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) recently received a high-profile Chinese delegation headed by Zhang Qingwei, Governor of Hebei Province, to explore new investment prospects to deepen economic cooperation between the UAE and China. The meeting …

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Smart Dubai showcases happiness agenda strategy at RTA

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Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr: Happiness Agenda is aimed at helping people achieve a higher level of well-being and comfort in their lives. UAE – Smart Dubai Office (SDO) held an introductory meeting at the headquarters of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), during which H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of SDO, met with RTA’s …

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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed takes Vision 2030 to Silicon Valley

Mohammed Bin Salman

JEDDAH: Two weeks ago, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman approved one of the main pillars of Saudi Vision 2030 — the National Transformation Program 2020. A number of ministers outlined initiatives, plans and goals enshrined in the vision aimed at overhauling the Saudi economy. The visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to the United States …

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