Top business stories you missed last week

April 8, 2017 8:00 am


Here are the top five business stories from the Middle East you probably missed this week:

Dubai real estate deals top $21 billion in first quarter

Dubai Land Department recorded 20,000 real estate transactions worth $21bn (AED77bn) during the first quarter of 2017. (READ MORE HERE)

 

UAE retail sector will exceed $71 billion by 2021

The value of UAE retail sector stood at $56.6bn at 2016-end and the UAE’s retail sales turnover is expected to exceed $71 billion by 2021. (READ MORE HERE)

 

10 things you need to know about MENA start-ups

About 40 per cent of start-ups in the MENA region were created by a single investor and two co-founders. (READ MORE HERE)

 

A new wave of Egyptian financial support for SMEs

Egyptian banks will offer a lot more support to SMEs thanks to an initiative led by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE). (READ MORE HERE)

 

UAE Fire Safety in 2017: 12 accidents in first 3 months alone

Dramatic fires have hit skyscrapers in Dubai and other fast-growing cities in the UAE in recent years. (READ MORE HERE)

 

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