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View from Middle East and Africa: August/September 2013

The aftermath of the Arab Spring continues to heavily influence investment patterns across the Middle East and north Africa.

Ras Al Khaimah posts 8% GDP growth

Ras Al Khaimah has posted GDP growth double that of the United Arab Emirates, according to Peter Fort the newly appointed CEO of RAK Free Trade Zone.

Outward bound: emerging sources of FDI

Outward bound: emerging sources of FDI

It is often cited that the BRIC economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China – offer the best opportunities for growth. It would therefore follow that outward FDI flows from these countries are also expanding but only one of the so-called 'big four' appears in the top five countries in terms of outward FDI growth.

Sharjah looks to build on its success

Sharjah looks to build on its success

Economic free zones, political stability and diversification have fuelled development and growth in Sharjah – the emirate now accounts for one-third of the UAE's manufacturing sector – but its government has further plans to maximise its appeal to international investors. 

Sharjah moves into the fast lane

Sharjah moves into the fast lane

Sharjah's organic growth strategy has shielded it from the negative repercussions of the global economic downturn, says the Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, chief executive of Sharjah's investment and development authority. This left its officials free to solve infrastructure problems – such as traffic congestion and power shortages – which were threatening to limit the emirate's growth.

Sharjah soars on a different plane

Sharjah soars on a different plane

While the airports of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have focused on long-haul flights for wealthy passengers, Sharjah's smaller international airport has acquired a reputation for speed and efficiency while carving out a niche for short-haul flights aimed at middle-class travellers.

Luxury focus

Sharjah's high-end appeal

Sharjah is positioning itself as a safe, family-friendly holiday destination and is anticipating increased demand, particularly at the high end of the travel and leisure sector.

Sharjah finds numerous ways to shine

Sharjah finds numerous ways to shine

Marine and air freight services, waste management and education are just some of the areas in which Sharjah is leading the way not only in the United Arab Emirates, but throughout the whole of the Middle East.

UAE suffers four-month decline in FDI

Investment into the United Arab Emirates has recorded month-on-month decreases between October 2012 and January 2013.

Dubai plans to revise FDI rules

Dubai's government has announced plans to change its regulations on foreign ownership of business in a bid to attract more FDI.

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