By Philip P. Merrell
Following recent reports commending the UAE’s non-oil trade figures, AMEinfo feels compelled to clarify the media’s misrepresentation of these reports and reveals their negative implications.
“Driven by stronger performance in all economic sectors and the country’s more advanced position on many global indices”, the UAE’s non-oil trade figures for Q1 2014 have ‘hit’ $69.7 billion.
Following a press release issued by the Federal Customs Authority (FCA) last Tuesday (August 19), most local media sources echoed the euphoria that high figures “reflected the continuous momentum of the country’s non-oil foreign trade”.
What tabloid headlines have excluded, however, is any mention …Read more