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Articles & Analysis | Strategic spending: Page 27 from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2019

Abu Dhabi in brief Pushing ahead: The past 50 years have brought change and prosperity to the emirate and the country as a whole Interview: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Here to help: The country is expanding its foreign assistance in the form of international development and...

Articles & Analysis | Abu Dhabi in brief: from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2019

Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates of the UAE, in terms of both its land mass and economy, and home to the majority of the country’s energy production and reserves. Given the current environment, in which oil prices remain below the $100 mark seen at the beginning of the decade, the emirate has renewed its focus and is continuing to...

Having declared its independence from Britain in 1971 as part of the federation of the UAE, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has significantly raised its political and economic profile in the intervening years, both regionally and internationally. While the emirate is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves, financial buffers have helped it...

 

Recent decades have seen a downward trend in corporate taxation, with headline corporate tax rates falling by 20 percentage points since the early 1980s. The average for advanced economies dipped to 22% in 2015, and investment incentives have further reduced effective rates for transnational corporations. After the 2007-08 global financial...

What role does the DCD play in Abu Dhabi’s social development priorities, and what metrics will be used to ensure the success of its programmes?

What initiatives are under way to create an ecosystem supportive of young entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?