Archive for the ‘UAE’ Category

Egypt Announces $35B Sale of Premium Mediterranean Area To UAE

Via Middle East Eye, a report on Egypt $35B deal with UAE to sell premium Mediterranean area, Ras el-Hekma, with the funds earmarked to alleviate Egypt’s economic crisis Egypt has agreed to a $35bn deal with the United Arab Emirates to develop the area of Ras el-Hekma on its northwestern coast, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on […]

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The Gulf Region’s Growing Importance for India

Via IISS, an article on the growing strategic convergence between India and the Gulf region whihc has resulted in deeper political, economic and defence ties” In one of his last foreign visits before India’s general election in April–May 2024, on 13–15 February India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and […]

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Alibaba Seeks Middle East Partners as Beijing Deepens Gulf Ties

Via Bloomberg, an article on Alibaba’s efforts to find Middle Eastern partners: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has sought to partner with local firms in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as China deepens its ties with the Gulf. “One of the things we’ve chosen to do, which is a little unusual […]

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Green Energy, Digital Infrastructure Are Hot Tickets for Chinese Firms Targeting Middle East

Via Caixin Global, an article on the growing presence of Chinese green energy and digital infrastructure firms in the Middle East: A veteran investor and co-founder of a global asset allocation firm said Chinese companies eyeing the Middle East should focus on digital infrastructure and green energy, as more firms look to the region for […]

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India and UAE Agree on Trans-Continental Trade Corridor

Via Arab News, a report on a new trans-continental trade corridor agreement between India and the UAE: Route under framework accord would connect India with Europe via the Middle East Agreement on India-Middle East Economic Corridor comes amid ongoing Gaza war India and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday signed an agreement on a trade corridor […]

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UAE: Buying Access To Sudan’s Gold, Gas, and Ports Through War?

Via Planet Critical, commentary on the role that the UAE’s interest in Sudan’s gold, gas and ports is playing in the ongoing war: Not all genocides are created equally, according to the states after their neighbour’s natural resources. While the world watches in horror at the USA-backed Israeli genocide of the Palestinian people—who happen to […]

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