UAE expat remittances hit $33bn in nine months

Expats remittances from the UAE amounted to $33 billion (AED121.1bn) during the first nine months of the year, according to a report by the UAE Central Bank. The figure represented a 2 percent growth on the corresponding period in 2016, up AED118.6 billion ... ( read original story ...)

UAE, Saudi, Bahrain raise interest rates by 0.25%

The UAE Central Bank announced that effective from today (Dec 14), it will raise interest rates applied to the issuance of its Certificates of Deposits in line with the increase in interest rates on US Dollar, following the Federal Reserve Board’s ... ( read original story ...)

UAE, UK keen to explore Islamic finance synergies

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) received a delegation on Wednesday from the United Kingdom, led by Alderman Charles Bowman, the new Lord Mayor of the City of London, as part of a ... ( read original story ...)

UAE central bank says non-oil growth to reach 3% this year

he non-oil part of the United Arab Emirates economy is expected to grow 3 per cent this year, accelerating from 2.7 per cent last year, the central bank said. “The recent improvement in oil prices has shed a positive sentiment on the economic activity in ... ( read original story ...)

National Bank of Fujairah Joins Nasdaq Dubai Murabaha Platform

National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) announced today that it has joined Nasdaq Dubai’s rapidly expanding Islamic financing Murabaha platform, which offers unique advantages to financial institutions and clients seeking Sharia’a-compliant solutions and ... ( read original story ...)