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Meet the BBG Elected Committee for the year 2...

Mon, 15 June, 2015

Following the BBG Annual General Meeting on 28th May 2015, we are pleased to announce our Committee for the year 2015/16.   ...

RTA to extend Metro tracks to 421km by 2030

Mon, 15 June, 2015

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) unveiled plans to extend the Metro tracks to 110km by 2020 and to 421km by 2030. The RTA also recently announced a Route 2020 project to extend the Red Line of Dubai Metro by 15km to reach the Expo site. According to Mattar Al Tayer, Executive Director of the RTA and Chairman of the Board of Directors,...

Out and About

Sun, 14 June, 2015

We are excited to feature Dentons a global law firm here in Out and About. Our BBG Membership Relations Officer, Linda Rudkin visited their office at Boulevard Plaza 2 in Burj Khalifa District last month. Murieann Kelleher, Dentons Head of BD & Marketing -Middle East and Masoumeh Hossein, Dentons Marketing &...

Most UAE investors bullish on 2015 financial ...

Mon, 01 June, 2015

A recent survey by Franklin Templeton Investment Management revealed most investors in the UAE are optimistic of reaching their financial goals in 2015, although falling crude oil prices and rising inflation remain top concerns.Investor sentiment for the year ahead is more bullish, with 64 per cent believing the market will continue to move up...

The UAE tops the Middle East in competitivene...

Mon, 01 June, 2015

The UAE is ranked 12th in overall competitiveness ranking globally ahead of countries such as Qatar, Ireland, the Netherlands and Malaysia. In the Middle East region, the UAE was ranked top in the overall ranking ahead of Qatar. The USA remains at the top of the overall global ranking as a result of its strong business efficiency and financial...

GCC’s construction sector to boom despite o...

Mon, 01 June, 2015

According to a new report from Deloitte, the value of planned construction projects or those that are underway in the GCC is estimated to reach $172 billion in 2015. In the UAE, Al Maktoum International Airport expansion is the biggest infrastructure project valued at $32 billion, by followed by the $20 billion industrial project Tacaamol-Al...

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...