Published 2024-06-26 12:16:27

UAE Expected to Be Leading Wealth Magnet in the World as Per Reports
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UAE Expected to Be Leading Wealth Magnet in the World as Per Reports

Artificial Intelligence Expected to Add USD 15 Trillion to the Global Economy

The widespread adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is estimated to create a USD 15 trillion opportunity within the global economy. With trade set to grow by 2.6% in 2024, the scaling up and adoption of generative AI, alongside a surge in e-commerce and digital services trade, will further enhance global trade resilience.

Middle East Outperforms in Consumer and Tech Durables Sales

The Middle East & Africa is the only region to outperform despite declines in the consumer tech and durables sector across regions. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are delivering robust performance backed by positive consumer sentiment.

IATA Reports Global Air Passenger Demand Rises 11% in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that total demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), was up by 11.0% in April 2024 compared to April 2023. Middle Eastern airlines saw a 14.2% year-on-year increase in demand, with passenger demand growing for 36 consecutive months.

Non-Oil Sectors Propel UAE GDP Growth

As of 2023, the UAE's GDP stood at AED 1.68 trillion at constant prices, marking a 3.6% increase from 2022. Figures released by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre revealed that the country’s non-oil GDP reached AED 1.25 trillion, reflecting a 6.2% growth compared to 2022.

Reports Reveal Almost Half of MENA Employees Mull Entrepreneurship

The "Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa 2024" survey revealed that nearly half of the surveyed employees are inclined to be self-employed or start their own ventures. Driving forces towards entrepreneurship include personal fulfillment, better work-life balance, and community-focused intentions.

UAE, Qatar Sign Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

The UAE and Qatar signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion of income taxes. On the sidelines of the 121st meeting of the GCC Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee, both countries signed this agreement to bolster coordination and cooperation in tax-related matters.

UAE Commits Additional USD 6.26 Billion in Industrial Offtakes

During the "Make it in the Emirates" (MIITE) Forum, government enterprises and private companies in the UAE committed an additional USD 6.26 billion to local manufacturing efforts. Announcements at the forum included a USD 820 million commitment to buy locally produced medical equipment.

Global Airlines Gather for a Summit in Dubai

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is set to host its 80th annual general meeting in Dubai to address underlying passenger concerns, increasing travel costs, supply chain challenges, and matters pertaining to sustainability. The airline industry's net profit is likely to surge by more than 10% annually to USD 25.7 billion in 2024, while revenue is projected to grow 7.6% year-on-year to a record USD 964 billion.

Air Cargo Demand Records Robust Growth into Q2

Global air cargo markets recorded strong annual growth in demand into Q2 2024. Total demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), rose 11.1% compared to April 2023 levels, marking the fifth consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year growth.

DIFC Draws Attention of the World’s Wealthy Owing to Strong Security Benefits

Owing to the robust privacy afforded by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) regulations, family offices from across the world are choosing DIFC for its strong regulations and security. DIFC offers high-net-worth individuals the security of tight privacy within the framework of strong due diligence processes.


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