Merged UAE banking giant seen earning bigger MSCI weighting

Dubai: A mega-merger of the two biggest banks in the UAE should leave the combined company with a larger representation on the benchmark emerging-market index, triggering hundreds of millions of dollars of inflows to the stock, according to calculations by ... ( read original story ...)

DIB launches Panin Dubai Syariah Bank in Indonesia

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE, has launched Panin Dubai Syariah Bank in Indonesia, following its acquisition of 40 per cent shares in PT Bank Panin Syariah Tbk. DIB had acquired around 25 per cent shares of Bank Panin ... ( read original story ...)

UAE to exempt new residential property from VAT

... property including sales and leasing in the UAE will be exempt from value added tax (VAT), according to the UAE’s finance ministry. In a VAT briefing session for advisors last week, the ministry also confirmed that there will be one exception ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Investments manufacturing assets grow to Dh3.05 billion

Dubai Investments, the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has achieved consistent growth in its manufacturing business with total assets in the sector increasing to Dh3.05 billion, constituting 19 per cent of the ... ( read original story ...)

What are the key points of planned VAT in UAE?

The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) hosted a value added tax (VAT) briefing session for advisors recently. The session aimed to send a clear message to the market, which is that VAT is coming and businesses must begin to prepare immediately, said a ... ( read original story ...)

Amazon buys Mideast's after $800M counteroffer

On Monday, Emaar Malls PJSC made public its $800-million bid for in a filing on the Dubai Financial Market. The short filing, signed by Emaar Malls vice chairman Ahmad Thani al-Matrooshi, said the bid was made "in line with the strategy to align e ... ( read original story ...)