Raja Al Mazrouei speaks during the event in Dubai.
Dubai has risen in the ranks of the Global Financial Centres Index, GFCI, to the eighth position, representing its highest ever-ranking.
The Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, announced a record growth in 2019, registering an addition of 493 new businesses for the year. The total number of firms in the Centre reached 2,437, up 14 per cent from 2018, with a total of 32 per cent growth since 2017.
To support the Dubai Free Zones Council economic stimulus package, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) proposes implementing five initiatives over the next three months.
Global shares stumbled on Friday as hopes of a fiscal boost from a $1.9 trillion US stimulus plan were smothered by the prospect of stricter lockdowns in France and Germany and a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in China.
The Italian government has approved a new stimulus package worth 32 billion euros ($38.8 billion) to prop up the battered economy, pushing this year’s budget deficit significantly higher than previously planned.
Pakistan and Bangladesh are rationing gas and buyers across South Asia are seeking alternative fuels after spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices surged to record highs, government and industry officials told Reuters.