United Arab Emirates

In-depth country-focused analysis on the United Arab Emirates' economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of the United Arab Emirates' operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect the United Arab Emirates, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact the United Arab Emirates' industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in the United Arab Emirates before your competitors.

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United Arab Emirates Industry Coverage (20)

Autos

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Final-year sales data for 2013 were unavailable as this report was being compiled. Consequently, BMI retains its current forecasts this quarter, although we have now extended our forecast period out...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: We expect the continued influx of visitors into the UAE as tourists and expatriate workers, as well as positive business sentiments and a private consumption outlook, will sustain demand...

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Defence & Security

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BMI expects the UAE to set its defence budget at US$103.8bn for 2014, and to increase this further to US$158.1bn by 2018. These levels of spending have given the UAE one of the largest defence...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: We remain bullish on the UAE's consumer outlook, as a wealth of data point to continued growth. With consumer and business sentiment looking positive, the outlook for household...

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Freight Transport

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The UAE is expected to continue to see strong growth in 2014, across all of its freight modes. The country is rapidly developing one of the world's top logistics markets through investments in ports...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: The UAE IT market is one the most lucrative globally due to high incomes and propensity to spend from consumers, enterprise and government. The continued strong performance of the UAE...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We expect the UAE's construction sector to perform well over the coming years as 2013 saw the reactivation of numerous delayed projects and the awa rding of numerous new ventures....

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Insurance

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BMI View: In spite of a clear slowing in premium growth - in both of the major segments, the UAE undoubtedly is home to one of the most dynamic insurance sectors in the Middle East and North...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The medical device market i s estimated at US$841mn in 2013 and is projected to grow at a 2013-2018 CAGR of 7.3%, reaching US$1,198mn in 2018. The UAE has a small but...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View : The UAE's stable investment climate and its robust attempts to maximise the potential of its significant oil and natural gas reserves will continue to make it a major focus of upstream...

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Petrochemicals

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Growth in the UAE's petrochemicals capacity comes in the midst of a slowdown caused by increased Asian self-sufficiency. Unless external markets recover, BMI's latest UAE Petrochemicals Report warns...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The UAE has a well - developed healthcare and pharmaceuticals market, with a growing private sector encouraging investment and increasing demand for innovative drugs, particularly those...

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Power

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BMI View: Our bullish outlook for the UAE power sector remains in place this quarter, as the UAE authorities at both federal and emirate levels continue to prioritise generating capacity...

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Real Estate

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BMI believes that the real estate sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will continue its post-crisis recovery in 2014, due to strong demand and continued construction. We predict rental rate...

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Retail

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BMI View: The UAE retail sector is forecast to continue to grow over the next few years, with strong underlying economic growth, growing acceptance of the concept of modern retailing and expatriate...

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Shipping

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Headline Industry Data Sharjah Terminals container throughput (KCT and SCT) is forecast to grow by 6.2% in 2014, averaging 5.1% over the medium term. Jebel Ali container throughput is forecast...

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Telecoms

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BMI View: The UAE's mobile operators continue to compete fiercely for a shrinking pool of potential subscribers. The anticipated introduction of MNP could provide some interesting changes to the...

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Tourism

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This report examines the significant long-term potential offered by the UAE's tourism industry, which has been boosted by the news in November 2013 that Dubai has been chosen to host Expo 2020. That...

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Water

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BMI View: A growing economy, high water demand and decreasing water supply is putting the UAE's water infrastructure under some pressure, increasing the need to invest and maintain current...

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