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Economic Update | Blockchain initiative drives Dubai’s fintech development

26 Oct 2017
Dubai blockchain
The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has become the world’s first government agency to adopt blockchain technology for all of its transactions, with the development part of the emirate’s plans to...

Economic View | Mohamed Samir, President for India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA), P&G

26 Oct 2017
Mohamed Samir
What do you see as being the most important growth drivers for the consumer goods industry in the coming years? 

Economic Update | Oman completes privatisation of municipal waste management

25 Oct 2017
Oman waste management
With big plans for the modernisation of its waste management operations under way, including a transfer of the existing national infrastructure to international operators, Oman is nearing completion...

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia nears introduction of GCC-wide value-added tax

25 Oct 2017
Saudi Arabia VAT
Last month Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) released the final implementing regulations to legislation governing the new GCC-wide value-added tax (VAT).

Economic Update | Reforms to Kuwait’s health sector aim to reduce expenditure in face of shifting demographics 

25 Oct 2017
Kuwait health care
As part of the New Kuwait 2035 development strategy unveiled in January, cost-cutting measures have begun to take hold in the health sector.

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea’s self-sufficiency drive offers openings for agri-industry

24 Oct 2017
PNG agriculture
After being returned to office following general elections in Papua New Guinea earlier this year, the government of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has stepped up its drive to improve food...