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A mixed bag for Middle Eastern and African FDI in 2018

Project numbers and capital investment increased in MEA in 2018, although results were uneven on an individual basis.

Tourism FDI takes off

The hotels and tourism sector saw a huge increase in FDI in 2018.

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Nakheel targets a life of affordable luxury in Dubai

Nakheel, one of Dubai’s leading real estate developers, is diversifying to keep up with an evolving tourism climate and changing consumer preferences. 

WFZO: Dubai home to 17.5% of mid-east free zones

The Middle East is now the fourth largest free zone host region in the world, says the World Free Zones Organization. 

UAE’s milestone law will give foreign investors total ownership

An eagerly anticipated legal change will soon enable foreign investors to own 100% of their assets in the United Arab Emirates, which is hoping the move will boost FDI. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Has an aviation proxy war broken out in Italy?

Qatar Airways has announced its strategy for Italy’s second-largest airline, now called Air Italy, in a move that underscores the ongoing blockade on Qatar and piles on the agony for UAE-backed Alitalia.

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Cities bid for blockchain supremacy

Everyone wants to be a blockchain leader – but what does it take and which cities can make good on it? Erika Morphy reports.

UAE to impose value-added tax in 2018

Introduction of VAT has put a question mark over the UAE’s status as a tax-free haven. Natasha Turak reports.

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DMCC Free Zone executive director focuses on the ease of doing business

Besides fulfilling the usual criteria of infrastructure, stability and expansion opportunities, Dubai’s DMCC Free Zone also offers investors a dispute resolution service as well as pioneering the use of electronic signatures to ease business pressures. The zone's executive director, Krysta Fox, talks to Courtney Fingar.

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Palm Jumeirah developer shows off Dubai’s next property projects

Nakheel, developer of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, visited the Mipim exhibition to showcase the country’s latest real estate projects, which include a mall and four reclaimed islands. Natasha Turak reports.

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