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News ID: 30849
Publish Date: 22:37 - 30 October 2018
TEHRAN, October 30 -The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revealed a new law on foreign direct investment (FDI) which aims to promote and develop the country's investment environment.

UAE unveils law to encourage foreign investmentTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The law which was revealed by UAE’s President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan would specifically be meant to attract more money from abroad.

Based on it, a Foreign Direct Investment Unit would be established in the Ministry of Economy, which would be accordingly responsible for proposing foreign direct investment policies.

To the same effect, the same unit would create a comprehensive database for UAE investments, including data on existing FDI projects, and would review and update information on a periodical basis.

Additionally, the relevant authorities will provide the unit with data on approved investment projects, according to various media reports. 

The unit would also oversee the creation of an attractive environment for foreign direct investment, facilitate the procedures for registering and licensing foreign direct investment projects, and eventually monitor and evaluate their performance in the country. 

The law would try to consolidate the country's position as a major attraction for foreign direct investment at regional and global levels.

The announcement comes as FDI into Dubai rose 26 percent - $4.84 billion - in the first half of 2018 compared to the same time period last year.

According to data from the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), the number of FDI projects in Dubai rose to 248, a 40 percent increase over the same time period last year.

Source: Press TV

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