UAE: Dubai Articles & Analysis

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Given a lower oil price and an appreciating US dollar, what challenges have emerged, and how is monetary policy being adjusted as a result?

 

The financial services industry in Dubai is a major economic driver for the emirate, and the Islamic segment is no exception. In addition to the emirate’s Islamic banks and takaful (Islamic insurance) providers, since July 2015 it is also the largest centre for sukuk (Islamic bond) issuance in the world, with $36.7bn in sukuk...

 

One of the most important issues currently facing the Middle East is the changing composition of its demographic structure. A massive cohort of young people – known as a youth bulge – is challenging policymakers, with youth policy affecting security, education, the labour market and welfare programmes, among other areas. Given the relative...

 

To what extent can the National Innovation Strategy (NIS) and Dubai Smart City initiatives stimulate e-payment expenditure and awareness?

 

The emirate’s banks have always considered lending as a primary activity thanks to a prudent strategy that has discouraged them from chasing less-proven and riskier alternatives. This policy paid off during the global financial crisis, as there were scant direct exposures to the toxic derivatives that sank some of the world’s biggest lenders...

 

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