OBG launches The Report: Dubai 2007
Dubai, December 11, 2007
Oxford Business Group (OBG), a highly acclaimed global publishing, research and consultancy firm, has launched its The Report: Dubai 2007.
Rated as the premier guide for foreign direct investment into the country’s vibrant economy, The Report is an invaluable guide to the many facets of Dubai, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, political landscape, banking and sectoral developments, and presents a remarkably in-depth profile of the emirate, said an official spokesman.
The Report: Dubai 2007 publication has been introduced by the OBG in association with Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry as its main research partner and co-publisher.
Director general of Dubai Chamber Hamad Buamim stressed the significance of this publication for being an indispensable source of information that provides the business community with the characteristics of Dubai’s economic development in all sectors.
“The jointly-effort in producing this significant publication with the OBG copes with Dubai Chamber’s own policy which focuses on serving and protecting the interests of the business community and enabling members to deal with the global changes in the world of economy,” said Buamim.
The 200-page second annual OBG report on the emirate, with a distribution of 76,000, has been produced by a team of six OBG analysts based in Dubai for six months, who conducted some two hundred interviews with leading political and economic figures.
The Report: Dubai 2007 features a series of exclusive interviews with key officials and business leaders in what is considered the most extensive, independent, unbiased and accurate intelligence available.
Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum outlined how the emirate is becoming a global player and successfully diversifying its economy towards high value-added sectors.
“The rate of growth we are witnessing right now means that the demands on the younger generation and the expectations from them will exceed those of previous generations,” he said.
The global aspirations of Dubai, inspired by its diversification, is profiled by chairman of Dubai World Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem.
“Dubai has come into its own in the past five years, launching wholeheartedly into measures to diversify the economy and divest state holdings. Dubai has developed an uncanny ability to maintain pole position in a region awash with energy and cash, and not all the emirate’s success can be attributed to petrodollars,” said Bin Sulayem.
Chairman and CEO, Emirates Airline and Group, Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum talked of a strategy to promote Emirates and the Dubai brand globally, with Dubai World Central providing Emirates with greater expansion capabilities and flexibility, an assertion backed by chairman of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson who praised the “open skies” policy of Dubai, which is helping to make the emirate one of the world’s most important air hubs.
Available in print form and online, The Report: Dubai 2007 has been produced with OBG’s official national partner, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and with the National Bank of Dubai as banking partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers as accountancy partner, Shuaa Capital as capital market partner, and Al Tamimi & Company as legal research partner. – TradeArabia News Service
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