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UAE must allow itself flexibility on tax regime

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In 2018, the UAE’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was estimated at $414 billion. It was in the same year that a value-added tax (VAT) of 5 per cent was introduced for the first time, with a targeted revenue of Dh12 billion. 942 more words

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Giving small businesses the flexibility to thrive

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For decades, the traditional model of spurring growth in economies in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) has been through the extraction and exporting of natural resources, with some manufacturing taking place here and there based on how far the country has moved from an agriculture-based economy to a manufacturing and industrial-based one. 703 more words

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We need to make economics sexy

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We need to make economics sexy. I did contemplate adding the word “again” here, but then realised that it never really was. 639 more words

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Separating speculators from buy-and-hold investors

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When signing up for a savings and investment plan, offered mainly by insurance companies, the sales representative does a risk profile assessment of the individual subscribing to it. 714 more words

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The indirect costs of subsidising agricultural production

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Earlier this month, I discussed in two separate articles a common theme — food security. 630 more words

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Countries cannot afford complacency on food security

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The Global Food Security Index (GFSI), a report published annually by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), measures how “food secure” countries are. 726 more words

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Pension funds could do small business space some favours

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A good pension fund is one that offers an optimal balance between youth unemployment and an adequate payout in the future. 930 more words

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