Terminal tractors line up to offload their containers into a cargo ship at DP World’s fully automated Terminal 2 at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai. Reuters
Despite the challenges facing it owing to the US-China financial spat, frontline trade enabler and a world leader in port terminal operations, DP World, has been making impressive strides in maritime services and free zones.
Dubai’s economy continues to experience sustained growth from the contribution of business tourism, thereby driving the nation’s economic diversification agenda prioritised in the UAE Centennial 2071 strategy.
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 Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED) Dubai, issued 2,805 new licences during April 2019, a growth of 60 per cent compared to April 2018 (1,753). The new licences created 8,375 jobs in the labour market.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced an 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) plan to make France the top producer of clean energy vehicles in Europe and urged French carmakers to make vehicles in their own country.
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority announced the completion of more than 3,000 transactions worth approximately Dhs10 million in two months, from mid-March to mid-May 2020, while working remotely.
India’s stringent lockdown norms have lasted longer than expected, said Fitch Ratings as it further reduced India’s GDP forecast to (-) 5 per cent from an earlier projected growth of 0.8 per cent for the current fiscal.
The euro retreated from near two-month highs and equity markets wavered on Wednesday even as the EU unveiled a 750b euro ($823 billion) recovery fund that helped offset concerns about unrest in Hong Kong over Beijing’s proposed security laws.