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Asia and Turkey will also remain the most important trade partners of the UAE in terms of imports.
September 17, 2014 - 15:55 GMT
The UAE is likely to remain top export destination for India till 2030, and China is forecast to emerge as the second largest export market, displacing the US.

May 7, 2012

High growth rates the data show that the oil activities recorded high growth rates in 2011 supported by the continuing high oil prices
12:28 GMT

Oman's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) posted a 22.7 per cent growth at the current prices in 2011.

Dubai Customs
12:05 GMT

HE Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Director General of Dubai Customs will open Wednesday the 15th Annual Meeting of the World Customs Organization Regional Intelligence Liaison Office in the Middle East and Member States.

May 6, 2012

To grant the loan, IMF needs the approval of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party
10:49 GMT

A recovery in Egypt's economy now hinges on a fast deal with the IMF for a US$3.2 billion (Dh11.75bn) loan.

The Companies with HE Hamad Bumaim
09:35 GMT

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented the CSR Label certificates to five Dubai-based companies during a presentation ceremony held at its head office recently.

Omar Bushahab, CEO of the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection Division
07:46 GMT

The Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection Division in the DED is organising awareness sessions for owners of business licenses with repeat fines according to business activity.

During the event
07:12 GMT
(press release)

CDA in Dubai has signed a memorandum of Understanding with the Higher Colleges of Technology whereby and according to the MoU the CDA donates one million dirhams to Dubai Women's College.

Wesam Lootah, Assistant Director General of Dubai eGovernment
05:40 GMT
(press release)

Dubai eGovernment has announced new features and updates that it has recently added to its mPay mobile payment gateway using SMS.

May 3, 2012

During the meeting
11:06 GMT

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted H.E. Temir Sariev and his delegation seeking ways to strengthen economic relations with their country, at the Chamber head office on Thursday.

The agreement that would include phasing out customs and fees on imports and exports between the two countries
11:05 GMT

Lebanon and Iran are mulling a free trade area, welcoming the step as a boost to bilateral trade between the two countries.

Community Development Authority
10:02 GMT
(press release)

The Elkayt programme, an initiative of the CDA organised a series of workshops to reach out to private companies, clubs and universities in an effort to raise awareness about the programme.

Non-oil GDP growth is expected to rise in all GCC countries
08:45 GMT

The short to medium term economic outlook of the GCC countries is positive due to strong external balances and rising oil prices, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday.

Straddle carriers
06:39 GMT

DP World announced today (May 3) a significant boost to DP World Melbourne‘s capabilities with the first eight of 16 new energy-efficient straddle carriers starting operations.

May 2, 2012

H.E. Hamad Buamim with Mayor of Montereal
11:20 GMT

H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan, met H.E. Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on the sidelines of the Annual Investment Meeting.

May 1, 2012

Total loans to businesses increased by 1pc to BD4,229.5m (BD4bn) at end-March 2012
11:40 GMT

The total domestic credit in the Kingdom of Bahrain has grown by a robust 15.9 per cent as on end-March 2012 when compared with end-March 2011 levels.

91 million Tramadol tablets foiled by Dubai Customs
11:29 GMT

Dubai Customs, successfully foiled an attempt to smuggle 91 million Tramadol tablets, with total value estimated at AED 1billion.