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Economic Update | Abu Dhabi insurers adopt new regulations

16 Jan 2017
Abu Dhabi insurance
Facing an economic slowdown and a fragmented operating environment, Abu Dhabi insurers will continue to implement new industry regulations in 2017.

Economic Update | Strength and consolidation in Bahrain’s Islamic banking sector

12 Jan 2017
Bahrain Islamic banking
Regulators are encouraging mergers and acquisitions in Bahrain’s Islamic banking industry in a bid to cement the country’s position as one of the world’s leading sharia-compliant financial centres.

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia Year in Review 2016

5 Jan 2017
Saudi economy
Weaker energy prices and an ambitious reform programme aimed at increasing private sector participation in the economy were key themes of 2016 as Saudi Arabia accelerated efforts to diversify its...

Economic Update | Dubai authorities lead from the front in eco drive

30 Dec 2016
Dubai industry
Sales of greener vehicles in Dubai look set to rise in the coming years as the government steps up its bid to reduce the emirate’s carbon footprint.

Economic Update | Kuwait to invite proposals on a number of PPP projects

30 Dec 2016
Kuwait investment
The government of Kuwait is continuing its drive to encourage private sector investments, having recently announced plans to invite proposals on several large-scale, public-private partnership (PPP)...

Economic Update | Sharjah Year in Review 2016

28 Dec 2016
Sharjah Economy
Year-end forecasts of increased revenue and fiscal deficit relief have brightened Sharjah’s near- to medium-term outlook, with the emirate’s authorities working to promote non-hydrocarbons sectors as...