Past News May 2015

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The Festive Decorators & Lighting Special...

Sun, 24 May, 2015

A new venture with a British company which has resulted directly from an initiative between UKTI and the BBG. Today will see the launch of the business, founded by Robert Fairservice. The Festive Decorators & Lighting Specialists, are the exclusive Gulf representatives of Liverpool based The Christmas Decorators. Along with the homes of...

Dubai private sector output surges but busine...

Wed, 20 May, 2015

According to the newly launched Dubai Economy Tracker by Emirates NBD and Markit, April was a positive month overall for the Dubai’s private sector economy, with output and new business volumes continuing to expand at robust rates. The survey covers the Dubai non-oil private sector economy, with additional sector data published for travel ...

Out and About

Mon, 18 May, 2015

Linda Rudkin, BBG Membership Relations Officer  went out to meet two members this month - Etihad Airways (at its Sheikh Zayed Road Travel Mall) and Sheraton Mall of the Emirates. Etihad Airways ...

BBG Committee Elections 2015/16 - Candidates ...

Mon, 18 May, 2015

For those members who were unable to attend the hustings and hear the statements made by each of the candidates, there is a link below to each candidate's presentation to help you decide on who to vote for.      CEO and Chairman:     &n...

Statement on passing of former Emirates Group...

Fri, 08 May, 2015

The British Business Group, Dubai and Northern Emirates is saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Maurice Flanagan KBE, Emirates Group Executive Vice Chairman and honorary member of the BBG Dubai and Northern Emirates.   “Sir Maurice was a strong advocate for British trade in the UAE and noted for his contribution to the growth of E...

UAE’s non-oil private sector output surged ...

Wed, 06 May, 2015

According to the UAE’s Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) data for April the rate of expansion in the non-oil private sector accelerated last month after it eased to the weakest in almost a year-and-a-half in March. Indicating the overall improvement in business conditions was faster growth of output, new orders and employment. The headli...

Dubai on track to receive 20m visitors by 202...

Wed, 06 May, 2015

According to Helal Al Marri, Director-General of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Dubai is on track to welcome 20 million visitors per year by 2020, despite economic problems and weakening currencies in some tourism source markets that have discouraged some people from travelling. But the robustness of Dubai’s t...

Sharjah aims to attract 10m tourists by 2021

Sun, 03 May, 2015

Sharjah aims to attract up to 10 million tourists by 2021 and expand tourism’s contribution to the emirate’s economy, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). Sharjah expects to nearly double the number of tourists in the next six years from 5,605,000 in 2014. And, to cater to the anticipated increase in demand, boost hot...

UAE loan demand growth moderating, credit sta...

Sun, 03 May, 2015

According to the UAE central bank first quarter credit sentiment survey, demand for credit in the United Arab Emirates remains healthy but growth in demand for loans is moderating and credit standards for companies are tightening. It said lower oil prices had only a minor impact on UAE credit conditions, with most respondents to the survey rep...