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July 16, 2019

Dubai launches e-statistics system for better data to clients and decision makers

Dubai Customs launched its new e-statistics system which has been developed in-house to keep abreast with the technological advancements in the UAE towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), in line with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, kicked off the e-statistics system, in a launch ceremony held at DC headquarters in the presence of Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Center, alongside senior executives and directors from Dubai Customs.

In his [...]

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July 11, 2019

UAE PMI points to strongest quarterly growth since Q4 2014

The Emirates NBD Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the UAE declined from the recent high posted in May (59.4) to 57.7 in June.  However, the average reading for Q2 2019 was 58.2, the highest since Q4 2014.  This suggests that non-oil sector growth accelerated at the fastest rate in more than four years last quarter. 

The recovery in the PMI this year has been underpinned by faster expansion of output and new work, although this has come at a cost for many firms as selling prices continued to decline on average in June.  External demand has also contributed to the strong growth in new work in June, with new export orders rising at a record rate for [...]

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July 11, 2019

Dubai Economy Tracker: Stable in June

The headline Dubai Economy Tracker (DET) Index was fractionally lower in June at 58.4 but remains near the four-year high recorded in May (58.5).  Output and new work rose sharply again last month, and while the selling price index remained in contraction territory, the rate of price discounting in June was slight.  The survey data suggests that Dubai’s non-oil economy grew at the fastest rate since early 2015 in Q2 2019.

However, the employment index dipped to 49.9 in June, the lowest reading since February, despite the strong growth in the volume of activity recorded last month, as firms remain reluctant to boost headcount. Nevertheless, panellists remained [...]

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July 8, 2019

Smart Dubai Upgrades ‘Dubai Now’ App with New Donations Feature to Commemorate ‘Year of Tolerance’

Smart Dubai has introduced a new upgrade to its flagship “Dubai Now” application – designed to be the city’s one-stop shop for smart services – allowing users to make donations to four segments of beneficiaries during the Year of Tolerance.

Launched in collaboration with the Dubai Department of Finance (DoF), the new feature offers a platform where donations can be made to People of Determination, Cancer Patients, the Elderly, and Families Needing Financial Aid. The joint project bringing together Smart Dubai and the DoF is part of the social responsibility efforts of both organisations; it reflects their dedication to charity and volunteer work during the Year of [...]

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June 19, 2019

Blueair Wins ‘Superbrands’ Award in the UAE

Blueair voted by the Superbrands Council UAE and marketing professionals as one of the country’s strongest and trustworthy brands

Blueair, a world leader in air purification solutions, today announced that it has been recognised as one of UAE’s strongest and most trusted brands by the Superbrands organisation, an independent authority and arbiter of branding excellence. Blueair was voted as a ‘Superbrand’ by a panel of top UAE business leaders and more than 2,500 senior managers and marketing professionals following a rigorous selection process.

“Blueair believes in clean air for the next-generation – a vision that has been driving us on a journey of [...]

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June 13, 2019

Superbrands to Recognise and Honour 43 Brands in the UAE at Annual Tribute Event

Gala Event to unveil the 15th edition of the Superbrands book

Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced it will host its annual tribute event to honour and recognize 43 of UAE’s strongest brands on June 18, 2019. At the event, Superbrands will unveil the 15th edition of the much sought-after Superbrands book, which includes a two-page profile of each of the Superbrands.

Speaking on the significance of being selected a Superbrands Mr. Mike English, Director, Superbrands Middle East, said, “Marketers have always had to juggle two seemingly contradictory goals: making their brands distinctive and making them central in their [...]

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May 31, 2019

‘My Skills 12×12’ Campaign Launched to Boost Advanced Skill Building among UAE Professionals

Under the directives and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the “My Skills 12×12” campaign was launched. The campaign is one of a series of programmes designed to implement the strategy for the Advanced Skills National Programme, adopted by the UAE Cabinet at its most recent meeting.‘My Skills 12×12’ is one of the initiatives launched to support the National Strategy for Advanced Skills and constitutes the first step towards implementing it. It aims to train national talent and empower them to shape the future, face its challenges, and establish the UAE as a [...]

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May 26, 2019

Dubai Chamber announces participation in 11th World Chambers Congress

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry will join chambers of commerce from around the world in Rio de Janeiro for the 11th World Chambers Congress (WCC) where members of the global chambers community will gather on June 12th– June 14th 2019.

The WCC is the world’s largest gathering of chambers of commerce and the upcoming Congress in Rio will be attended by 1,200 participants from 100 countries, including chamber leaders, business heads and key government figures.

Dubai Chamber is supporting the 11th WCC as a Diamond Sponsor and exhibitor. From its stand at the Congress, Dubai Chamber will showcase Dubai’s competitive advantages and reputation as a [...]

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