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)



AMEinfo Staff
By AMEinfo Staff
AMEinfo staff members report business news and views from across the Middle East and North Africa region, and analyse global events impacting the region today.