Dubai World Trade Center signs an agreement with the Israeli Export Institute to facilitate Israeli participation in UAE exhibitions.
DP World and Dubai Customs sign MoUs with Israel-based DoverTower to explore the development of trading links between the UAE and Israel.
The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates and its investment arm, Shumookh Investment and Services, sign an agreement with Advanced Universal Tech LLC to establish Oman Nano City in Sur Industrial City.
Oman's state-owned Duqm refinery closes $4.6 billion in financing from domestic and international sources.
The government of Abu Dhabi announced a $13.6 billion stimulus package aimed at supporting economic development over three years. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan instructed officials to draw up detailed plans for allocating the funds over the next 90 days. Abu Dhabi's economy has stagnated in recent years as a result of lower oil prices, as well as austerity measures taken by the government to curb the rise in deficits. The new stimulus package includes 10 initiatives designed to streamline bureaucratic regulations and facilitate the ease of doing business in the UAE.
by Karen E. Young Like the Bin Laden Group and Saudi Oger, Carillion has proved that the construction of megaprojects in the Gulf, however lucrative and central to state-led development plans, is full of pitfalls.
by Diane Munro Abu Dhabi capped a year of unprecedented change at state oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) with a landmark $2.2 billion share-swap with legacy partner BP. The unique model for a joint venture gives Abu Dhabi a 2 percent stake in BP in exchange for a 10 percent share in the country’s main onshore oil concession.