The global retail landscape has undergone monumental changes in the last few years. From integrating innovative technologies to evolving with the changing consumer, the retail industry is redefining itself. Riding on such waves of change are creating new markets and economies which are not only gaining traction from the retail players but also shaping up to be the retail destinations of the future. One such rising retail market in the world today is in Dubai. In the last few years, UAE has developed as a key player in the global retail market. Of its major markets, Dubai particularly has been a topic of research among experts. Dubai has found itself in the list of top 100 retail destinations of the world with major international retailers foraying into the Middle East through this international city. And there are plenty of factors that are responsible for driving Dubai to be the next biggest destination for international retailers.
When you decide to invest your hard-earned money, you need to take several factors into consideration. Of all the factors, your investment objective, risk preference, and the time horizon of investments are called the three critical pillars of investing. In the current market, investing in stock markets allows investors to give themselves a good opportunity to earn returns. However, in order to meet your financial goals, it is important to choose the right stocks. In today’s article, we will be focusing on dividend investing for investors who seek to create a stream of regular income along with the growth of their portfolio’s market value.
The UAE Government has been making some landmark decisions to attract more foreign investments into the country. On September 23, 2018, the Government took another giant step towards relaxing the rules which limited foreign companies to own companies in the United Arab Emirates. The Foreign Direct Investment Law (the FDI Law) (Federal Law No. 19 of 2018) was enacted after much speculation and debate regarding the possible liberalization of the restrictions of foreign ownership in the UAE. Earlier, the maximum limit of the shares that an overseas shareholder could hold in a UAE-onshore company was 49 percent (under the UAE Commercial Companies Law – Federal Law No. 2 of 2015). Continue reading