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PIF partners with Blackrock to explore investments in Saudi Arabia, Middle East

The two entities will collaborate to attract regional and international investors, and boost foreign direct investment into Saudi Arabia

Meta

Meta to lay off more than 11,000 employees

The company has also extended its hiring freeze through Q1 of next year, with a small number of exceptions

Saudi Aramco says global oil buffers may vanish when demand recovers

Oil and gas investments slumped from $700bn in 2014 to $300bn in 2021, according to Aramco’s chief executive officer, Amin Nasser

real estate

Cover story: Why the CEO of Seven Century Real Estate Brokers believes Dubai is fertile ground for investments

In this exclusive interview, Naghmeh Sheikholeslami speaks of resilience, prioritising customers and Dubai’s evolving real estate landscape

Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai’s R&D programme

The programme will increase the private sector’s R&D activities and attract international companies to invest in Dubai

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Tomorrow first: Is the future of logistics here?

Experts from across the region’s logistics and freight sector give us the lowdown on advanced technologies, digitisation, e-commerce and other key trends transforming the sector

ADFD, ADEX sign two loan agreements worth Dhs337.9m in Bahrain

ADFD, ADEX sign two loan agreements worth Dhs337.9m in Bahrain

The agreements were signed with the Electricity and Water Authority in Bahrain

Saudi Crown Prince and King of Jordan

Saudi investments in Jordan amount to $14bn: Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry

The figures were cited in an economic report issued by the Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Jordan

Scott Bond Property FInder UAE Country Manager

Cover story: Property Finder’s Scott Bond on why Dubai is a pioneer in real estate

The country manager of Dubai’s real estate platform envisions the emirate to lead the way in digital advancements, inclusivity and investments. Here’s why

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala reports 2021 as strongest financial year ever

Mubadala invested Dhs125bn in 2021 in high-growth sectors including technology, life sciences and consumer goods

UAE’s National Bonds’ investments rise by 36% to Dhs11.89bn in 2021

National Bonds reported an increase of 17 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively, in its women and junior saver segments’ investments in 2021

How much crypto should be in your investment portfolio?

Investors may have more visibility around cryptocurrencies in the years ahead, notes Bloomberg Opinion columnist Nir Kaissar

Cover story: Why the chairman of UAE’s Century Financial feels a people-centric approach is a game changer

The key to a strong relationship with investors is offering them best-in-class support, explains the company’s CEO and chairman Bal Krishen

Saudi wealth fund PIF raises $3.2bn from sale of STC stake

The Public Investment Fund offered 120 million shares in Saudi Telecom at SAR100 each

COP26 finally set rules on carbon markets. What does it mean?

One of the biggest challenges in the fight against climate change is the cost

Abu Dhabi UAE government

Indonesia fund lets UAE invest in its high-yield instruments

The investment framework deal was signed with the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund

Biggest Abu Dhabi developer is shopping for large property deals

The company, armed with $1.85bn in capital, has the resources to make purchases both in its home market and around the UAE

UAE, India aim to double trade to $100bn in five years

Indian nationals make up one of the largest population groups in the UAE

HSBC commits $5bn for UAE businesses with global growth plans

Incentives, including green lending discounts and certifications, access to targeted growth programmes, and trade-related benefits, will be offered to businesses that meet the required criteria

Saudi wealth fund appoints deputy governors to spur growth

The PIF has made several high-profile investments in recent years

Shailesh Dash

How investing in big tech stocks can counter market volatility

Tech growth stocks continue to offer opportunities for investors due to their strong future potential, states entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash

UAE to permit 100% foreign business ownership from June 1

The UAE announced in November that foreign nationals would be allowed to own 100 per cent of commercial companies

The UAE likely to attract the most investment in MENA: Kearney

Kearney’s 2021 FDI Confidence Index ranks the UAE 15th globally

UAE announces $3bn investment in Iraq

The joint statement came at the conclusion of the official visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Mustafa Al Kadhimi to the UAE

Bahrain

Bahrain attracts $885m investment in 2020 despite Covid-19

Accumulated direct investments reaches 78 per cent of Bahrain’s GDP

Mubadala

Abu Dhabi’s $232bn Mubadala wants to take crack at Top 10

The fund is reshaping its structure to focus on four business platforms: UAE investments, disruptive investments, direct investments and real estate and infrastructure

Investment lessons: Now is the time to focus on ETF assets in the MENA region

Locally-listed ETFs are a simple, cost-effective and efficient investment tool and will increasingly be used as such in the coming months and years

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

Securing remote workplaces a priority now for business owners

Majority of firms plan significant investments to secure telework in the next two years