What’s on the G7 agenda?

The summit is due to kick off on June 13 with a discussion about Africa, climate change, and development

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Qatar-Saudi relations flourish with surge in business activity

For Qatar, a top liquefied natural gas exporter, it is a chance to strengthen ties with its Arab neighbour, as well as try to diversify its economy

Indian firms top Q1 2024 list of new joinees at Dubai Chamber of Commerce

Indian firms top Q1 2024 list of new joinees at Dubai Chamber of Commerce

Indian businesses top the list of nationalities of new companies joining Dubai Chamber of Commerce during Q1 2024 with 4,351 new members


UAE, China sign strategic agreements to enhance trade and boost Belt and Road Initiative

The UAE’s active participation in China’s BRI includes substantial investments and infrastructure development, reinforcing its role as a critical logistics hub


UAE President Sheikh Mohamed speaks at China-Arab Forum

Sheikh Mohamed highlighted the importance of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in a time when global solidarity is crucial to facing shared challenges


Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia leaders head to China

The discussions are expected to address the Israel-Gaza conflict, the Palestinian issue, and a potential free trade agreement between China and Gulf states


UAE President Sheikh Mohamed lands in Beijing for state visit

The visit comes amid growing trade ties between the UAE and China


UAE-South Korea sign historic CEPA deal during President Sheikh Mohamed’s visit

Under the CEPA, both nations will eliminate tariffs on more than 90 per cent of imports over time

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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed in South Korea: Highlights of Day 1

During closed-door meetings with the UAE President, South Korean industry leaders discussed enhancing partnerships in advanced technology sectors such as semiconductors, and renewable energy

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Public holiday dates in 2025: UAE announces calendar

The list of holidays, is applicable for both government and private sectors, unless stated otherwise

President Sheikh Mohamed in South Korea

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed arrives in South Korea on first leg of Asia visit

During the state visit, the UAE president is expected to meet key business leaders, including Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Jae-yong, and Hyundai Motor Group’s Euisun Chung among others


UAE announces $10bn investment package for Pakistan

Pakistan needs foreign investment to boost its economy and shore up its currency reserves to meet rising external repayment obligations


Kuwait’s Sheikh Meshal tours Turkey in first non-Arab state visit

The visit underscored the importance of diplomatic ties between Turkey and Kuwait and laid the groundwork for enhanced cooperation in various fields


CEPA: UAE, New Zealand launch talks for a free trade deal

The UAE is New Zealand’s largest trade partner in the Middle East


UAE, Ukraine finalise terms of CEPA deal

The trade deal aims to aid Ukraine’s recovery and rebuilding of key industries while helping to strengthen supply chains to the MENA region for exports such as grains, machinery and metals

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UAE-Kenya deals: ADQ to establish investment framework

In 2023, non-oil trade between the UAE and Kenya rose by 26.4 percent year-on-year to $3.1bn


Iraq, Turkey, Qatar, UAE sign preliminary deal for $17bn Development Road project

The project will establish a vital connection between Iraq’s Grand Faw Port in the south, renowned for its oil resources, and Turkey in the north


Oman trade deal a priority for India: Reports

The trade ministers of India and Oman met in December 2023 and had asked their negotiators to wrap up talks on a comprehensive pact

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Saudi Arabia’s e-delivery sector records massive 61% growth

Saudi Arabia has recorded a 61 per cent increase in the number of registered e-delivery businesses in the Kingdom

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UNCTAD marks 60th anniversary with rebranding

UN Trade and Development’s Rebeca Grynspan emphasised the organisation’s commitment to supporting developing countries

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Visa-free travel to Schengen countries soon? GCC-EU talks see progress

Representatives of the GCC and EU meet in Belgium to discuss the visa-waiver programme

UAE and US non-oil trade hits $31.4bn in 2023 photo courtesy-WAM

UAE-US non-oil trade hits $31.4bn in 2023

The substantial trade volume and ongoing collaboration between the UAE and the US reflect a deep-rooted partnership built on mutual interests and shared objectives

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Dubai’s DMCC now home to over 24,000 companies, reveals report

The free zone authority shared that a total of 2,692 new companies joined DMCC last year

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Dubai diamond trade value dazzles at $38.3bn in 2023

The UAE remains largest trade hub for rough diamonds, with $21.3bn-worth of rough diamonds traded in 2023

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World Gold Council, DMCC tie-up brightens UAE’s status as key hub

The partnership coincides with the official opening of WGC’s new office in Dubai, establishing its regional headquarters for the Middle East

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Italian Trade Commissioner on why the UAE loves ‘Made in Italy’

Highlighting the positive trends in the market, Soldani underscores the opportunities for trade and cooperation between the two countries

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WTO MC13: UAE pledges $10m to boost fair trade

The UAE is hosting the WTO’s MC13, the organisation’s highest decision-making body, as well as representatives of the 166 member states from February 26-29


World Trade Organization’s push for reform plagued by obstacles

At least 100 ministers will gather in Abu Dhabi on February 26-29 for the WTO’s 13th ministerial conference once dubbed the “reform ministerial”

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World Governments Summit Day 3: Shah Rukh Khan, Sultan Al Neyadi, Hatem Dowidar on stage

Global leaders in sectors such as space, entertainment and tech will speak on Day 3 of the World Governments Summit


UAE-India partnership: By the numbers

Despite global economic fluctuations, non-oil trade between the two countries remained robust, reaching $38.1bn in the first nine months of 2023