Activity growth remained partly driven by competitive pricing, notably in the construction and wholesale and retail sectors.
Saudi Aramco is set to raise $12 billion with its first international bond issue after receiving more than $100 billion in orders, a record breaking vote of market confidence for the oil giant. State-owned Aramco›s bond issue, split into maturities ranging from three to 30 years, is seen as a gauge of potential investor interest in the Saudi company›s eventual initial public offering.
With less than 19 months left for the inauguration of the Expo 2020, its organisers have further speed up the pace of allocating contracts to thousands of local and foreign firms to ensure timely preparation of the event, which is set to be the largest of its kind in the Arab World.
Overall business conditions in Dubai’s non-oil private sector economy improved at the fastest rate in over four years in April. This mainly reflected the trend in new business, as employment was broadly unchanged during the month. Notably, business conditions in the wholesale & retail sector
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecast for global growth this year and next, warning that further US-China tariffs or a disorderly exit for Britain from the European union could further slow growth,
The consolidated net profit of the Etisalat Group amounted to Dhs4.4 billion during the first half of the year ending 30th June, 2019, representing a 3.1 per cent increase year-on-year.
The Dubai-China bilateral trade hit Dhs139 billion in 2018, and was valued at Dhs36 billion in the first quarter of 2019.