UAE Weekly News Roundup 20/12/20
Updated: Sep 1
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UAE Weekly Business News, Issue 15. 20th December 2020.
Trade license-related headlines
Dubai has 401 active licences in fisheries sector, says Dubai Economy (WAM 19/12/2020)
Department of Economic Development gives enterprises one-year extension to secure ‘Tajer Abu Dhabi’ license even without business location (WAM 17/12/2020)
UAE bilateral trade relationship headlines
UAE and Israel discuss cooperation in infrastructure, transportation fields (WAM 13/12/2020)
Dubai trade with Bahrain skyrockets 170% in ten years (WAM 15/12/2020)
Abdullah bin Zayed, Russian Minister of Trade and Industry explore prospects of cooperation (WAM 15/12/2020)
Abu Dhabi's trade with Bahrain at AED 41.83 bn in 6 years (WAM 16/12/2020)
UAE is one of the key strategic partners of Tajikistan in Middle East: Tajik Ambassador (WAM 17/12/2020)
Dubai remains preferred market for Indian retailers eyeing global expansion (WAM 17/12/2020)
UAE, UK exploring establishing working group on climate action, post-COVID (WAM 17/12/2020)
DP World signs MoU with Rwanda Development Board to accelerate international trade (WAM 17/12/2020)
ADGM RA, British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission ink agreement to promote international cross-border collaboration (WAM 17/12/2020)
Abdullah bin Zayed, Pakistan's FM review regional developments, expanding cooperation (WAM 18/12/2020)
UAE economy-related news headlines
AED3.671 bn in exports by members of RAK Chamber in nine months (WAM 13/12/2020)
Why more Middle East businesses need to communicate in Arabic (The National 13/12/2020)
UAE accounts for 11% of global gold exports trade: Minister of Economy (WAM 14/12/2020)
Dubai leads regionally, sixth globally in cultural interaction on Global Power City Index 2020 (WAM 14/12/2020)
Mohammed bin Rashid issues law regulating timeshare industry in Dubai (WAM 14/12/2020)
UAE property market set to stabilise in 2021 amid Covid-19 economic recovery (The National 14/12/2020)
5 investment projects worth AED 524 million to spur growth of Abu Dhabi’s agriculture sector (WAM 15/12/2020)
UAE ranks first in Arab World in Human Development Report 2020 (WAM 15/12/2020)
Mohammed bin Rashid issues new legislations on unfinished and cancelled real estate projects (WAM 15/12/2020)
ADNOC to boost in-country value to support post-Covid Economic Growth (WAM 15/12/2020)
Trade with the Gulf ‘vital’ for post-Brexit Britain (The National 15/12/2020)
Increased UAE-Israel co-operation to help SMEs, minister says (The National 15/12/2020)
Gold sparks 6% spike in UAE exports (Khaleej Times 15/12/2020)
Industry leaders offer glimpse into future of UAE logistics sector (Khaleej Times 15/12/2020)
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment launches UAE Environmental Policy (WAM 16/12/2020)
GE ranks UAE global innovation leader (Khaleej Times 16/12/2020)
UAE economy's rebound to pre-crisis level by 2022 (Khaleej Times 16/12/2020)
AED3.2bn in week-long real estate transactions in Dubai (WAM 17/12/2020)
ADIO’s expanded AED2bn incentive programme targets high-growth areas (WAM 17/12/2020)
UAE's retail sector to fully recover by 2021, Majid Al Futtaim CEO says (The National 17/12/2020)
Covid-19 set to disrupt Gulf’s $67bn education sector (Khaleej Times 17/12/2020)
Dubai Metro will start operating 4 new stations (WAM 18/12/2020)
Fitch affirms Adnoc's AA+ rating on the back of high output and low cost of production (The National 18/12/2020)
How diverse reforms can harness the GCC’s human resources (The National 18/12/2020)
SMEs in UAE received over Dh420m in trade credit support (Khaleej Times 20/12/2020)
Covid-19 impact: Tight supply cycle to help subdue steep rents in GCC (Khaleej Times 20/12/2020)
Sustainability amid new mandates (Khaleej Times 20/12/2020)
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Written by Jenny Hunt
Founder, Gateway Group, Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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