UAE Weekly Business News 13/09/20
Updated: Sep 1
Hello - if you have reached this blog, then welcome to Gateway's first weekly business news roundup for the UAE. The fact you are reading this, I am guessing that you are either already doing business in the UAE or you are planning to. In an attempt to help companies expand into the UAE, and successfully do business here, I hope this new weekly blog of business headlines will be a helpful a resource.
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UAE Weekly Business News, Issue 01. 13th September 2020.
Trade license-related headlines
NOON gives an e-commerce platform to Emiratis with an E-Trader License in Dubai (WAM 08/09)
7,798 E-trader licenses issued since their launch in Dubai in 2017 (WAM 08/09)
58% of Dubai's E-trader licenses are owned by women (WAM 08/09)
UAE influencers require National Media Council approval to place ads (Khaleej Times 09/09)
UAE bilateral trade relationship headlines
Abu Dhabi and Korea agree cooperation and investment in 10 sectors (WAM 08/09/20)
Dubai and Canada discuss post-Covid economic recovery (Khaleej Times 08/09/2020)
UAE discusses bilateral trade with Hungary (WAM 09/09/20)
First Israeli team arrives in UAE to promote trade ties (Khaleej Times 09/09/2020)
UAE and Western Australia discuss economic cooperation (WAM 12/09/2020)
UAE economy-related headlines
Dubai residents prefer larger homes as rents fall (Khaleej Times 06/09/2020)
UAE residents staycation (Khaleej Times 07/09/2020)
Halal economy to be worth $3.2tn by 2024 (WAM 08/09/20)
UAE announces AED9.75bn budget surplus in Q2 (Khaleej Times 08/09/2020)
Abu Dhabi Open Platform launches (Khaleej Times 08/09/2020)
Tadweer opens phase two of Al Dhafra solar plant (Khaleej Times 08/09/2020)
GCC asset managers’ profitability under pressure from COVID and oil prices (Gulf News 12/09/2020)
New smart system 'Fawri Tick ' to combat illegal financing (Khaleej Times 08/09/2020)
Economic Substance Requirements (ESR) tweaked and clarified (Gulf News 06/09/2020)
ADNOC invests $245 million to upgrade main oil lines, Jebel Dhanna terminal (Gulf News 09/09/2020)
Abu Dhabi hotels to serve Kosher food (Khaleej Times /09/2020)
Live events return to Dubai, albeit socially distanced (Khaleej Times 10/09/2020)
UAE firms can now obtain bank loans against move-able assets as collateral (Khaleej Times 10/09/2020)
UAE economic recovery linked to growth in digital payments (Khaleej Times 11/09/2020)
Al Futtaim Group to recruit 100s of employees for its new health and beauty franchise, Watson (Khaleej Times 11/09/2020)
Abu Dhabi launches strategy for people of determination (WAM 12/09/2020)
Dubai receives first Russian tourist group (Khaleej Times 13/09/2020)
Khalifa Port expansion on track despite challenges (WAM 12/09/2020)
Real Estate Dispute Settlement Centre to be established in Abu Dhabi (Khaleej Times 13/09/2020)
DIFC & Dubai Future Foundation sign MOU to advance the innovation agenda in Dubai and to engage the fintech community through training initiatives (Gulf News 12/09/2020)
All UAE homes to be fitted with fire detectors and connected to the Civil Defence e-system (Khaleej Times 13/09/2020)
Global demand for oil not expected to reach pre-Covid levels until 2023 (Khaleej Times 13/09/20)
Travel boost expected between UAE & Israel (Khaleej Times 13/09/2020)
Higher educational institutions can claim VAT refund (Gulf News 13/09/2020)
UAE ranks first among GCC countries in medical tourism (WAM 13/09/2020)
UAE visit visa holders on overstay will be fined (Khaleej Times 12/09/20)
Dubai economy closes businesses flouting Covid-19 regulations (WAM 12/09/20)
PCR tests on the 6th day after entering Abu Dhabi are a must to avoid fines (Khaleej Times 13/09/20)
Updated fines for Covid-19 rule breakers (The National 13/09/20)
Price of PCR test reduced to AED250 in Dubai (The National 13/09/20)
Latest Covid-19 stats in the UAE as at 13th September 2020
640 New Cases
468 New Recoveries
0 New Deaths
79,489 Total Cases
69,451 Total Recoveries
399 Total Deaths
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Written by Jenny Hunt
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