Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is being briefed during his visit to the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi on Monday. WAM
The timely organisation of the event and the level of global participation underscore the UAE’s ability and efficiency in organising global events at all times, says Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed.
Staff Brigadier-General Mohammed Al Hassani, official spokesperson of the IDEX and NAVDEX exhibitions, said "18 contracts were awarded to UAE companies, while six deals were agreed with international companies."
"The total amount of deals signed with international parties amounted to Dhs6.983 billion, which is 95 per cent of the total deal value for today, and Dhs310 million of deals were agreed with UAE companies, which is 5 per cent of today’s total deal value."
Market benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. Seoul and Sydney advanced.
Brent crude dropped 70 cents, or 1.1%, to $62.99 a barrel by 04:57 GMT while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 71 cents, or 1.2%, to $59.93 a barrel.
Spot gold eased 0.3 % to $1,717.99 per ounce by 06:33 GMT while US gold futures slipped 0.4% to $1,716.10.