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Sharjah to launch export development centre

Sharjah’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to launch a new Sharjah Exports Development Centre next week. The centre will help promote and develop exports from Sharjah industries to regional and global markets. The Exports Development Centre is one of a wide range of initiatives undertaken by Sharjah government departments and authorities to help capitalise on the emirate’s strong economic ...

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Dubai FDI and Shurooq partner for global promotion

The Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED), and the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) have signed a partnership agreement to conduct joint initiatives and exchange information to attract foreign investment into the UAE. As per the partnership agreement signed between the two parties, Dubai FDI and Shurooq will collaborate to ...

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Sharjah launches one-stop-shop for investors

Sharjah Economic Development Department has launched a new one-stop-shop for investors setting up businesses in the emirate. The new government Investor Services Centre, aims to significantly reduce the amount of time taken to establish a business in Sharjah, while increasing the level of service offered to commercial investors. The new service centre is one of a number of initiatives undertaken by Sharjah ...

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Sharjah opens up property market to expats

The Emirate of Sharjah has updated laws regulating Sharjah’s property market to allow foreign expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates to purchase property in zones authorised by the government. Previously, property could only be sold to UAE nationals, other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals and Arab nationals with a valid UAE resident visa, but not to the many other ...

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Construction to begin on world’s largest waste-to-energy facility

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE’s Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, this week issued instructions to Bee’ah, Sharjah’s waste management and environment company, to build, what is expected to be, the largest waste-to-energy plant in the world. Bee’ah awarded British firm Chinook Sciences with a GBP 300 million (AED 1.8 billion) contract for ...

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Forum stresses Sharjah’s commitment to investors

Heads of government departments and authorities are to meet in Sharjah on Sunday to discuss how the emirate can best meet the needs of business investors. Organised by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, the Sharjah Forum will focus ...

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Moody’s assigns (P)A3 to Sharjah sukuk

Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a provisional rating of (P)A3 to the US dollar sovereign Islamic bond issue proposed by the Government of Sharjah. Plans for a sovereign sukuk first came to light in June and it has since been revealed that the government has mandated HSBC, Kuwait Finance House, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Islamic Bank and Standard ...

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US Congress Rep. explores Sharjah potential

A delegation from the United States Congress visited Sharjah to explore mutual business and investment opportunities last week. Led by U.S. Congresswoman and Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Representative Marcia L. Fudge, the delegation met leaders in government, business and education and participated in a roundtable event held at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The United Arab ...

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Sharjah plans first international Islamic bond issue

The emirate of Sharjah is planning to issue its first sovereign sukuk, the Islamic equivalent of a sovereign bond, and has approached three banks to manage the issue, according to global news agencies. The value of Sharjah’s sovereign sukuk is yet unknown, but banking sources say that they expect the launch of the new bond to take place as early ...

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