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National banks’ financing of trade, industry sectors total Dhs37.2bn in nine months

The cumulative balance of credit provided by national banks to trade and industry sectors reached Dhs720.8bn at the end of August

CBUAE raises interest rate as of September 22

CBUAE, Gulf central banks raise interest rates following US Fed rate hike

The US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point to a range of 3 to 3.25 per cent on Wednesday

FDIs in UAE grew by 116% in past decade

UAE’s FDI rises by 116% over the past decade

The cumulative FDI balance received by the UAE also increased by 141.6 percent from 2011 to 2021

UAE Central Bank launches two new banknotes

The new banknotes are the third issue of the national currency

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UAE gross bank assets increase 0.8% to Dhs3,321.5bn at end of December 2021

Total bank deposits increased by 1.5 per cent, rising from Dhs1,966.8bn at the end of November 2021 to Dhs1,996.5bn at the end of December 2021

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs

UAE Central Bank approves creation of 5,000 jobs for Emiratis by 2026

The Emiratisation plan will apply to managerial positions across the country’s banking and insurance sectors

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UAE Central Bank foreign assets reach Dhs392.4bn by end of Q1 2021

The central bank’s foreign assets increased 0.4 per cent year-on-year

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Overall liquidity in UAE banking system back to pre-Covid levels – Central Bank

The Central Bank of the UAE projects the country’s real GDP to increase by 2.5 per cent in 2021

Exchange house in UAE fined Dhs504,000 by Central Bank

The exchange house reportedly has a weak anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism compliance framework

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UAE’s Central Bank appoints Khaled Al Tameemi as Vice Governor

Al Tameemi has over 30 years of experience in various entities including being a board member in the Central Bank

Abu Dhabi lenders invest Dhs19bn in debt securities for Jan-Sep 2020

The balance of the investments in debt securities by Abu Dhabi lenders totalled Dhs182.5bn at the end of 2019

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UAE Central Bank extends Targeted Economic Support Scheme until June 2021

The TESS loan deferral programme has already benefited over 310,000 retail customers, nearly 10,000 SMEs and more than 1,500 private sector companies

Hawala operators in the UAE must register before December 2 to avoid penalties

Relevant legal actions will be taken for non-compliance


Etisalat Group reports Dhs4.6bn consolidated net profit for H1 2020, up 3% y-on-y

However, consolidated revenues of the UAE’s biggest telecom operator decreased 1 per cent to Dhs25.6bn

Outward personal remittances from the UAE in Q1 2020 increased 7.8% y-on-y

The top five destination countries for remittances were India, Pakistan, Philippines, Egypt and the US