Macro Analysis

With just about three months left before VAT hits the UAE, have you assessed how the new tax regime will impact life as you know it in the UAE? Read More
Total personal debt in the UAE is a whopping AED 350 billion. How much of it is your share?'s latest survey evaluates the debt situation in the country and how residents are coping with it. Read More
From fuel to utilities, education and health-care, cost of living in the UAE is rising and residents will have to adjust if they want to continue to make ends meet and save as well. Read More
One-fourth of our survey respondents revealed that they would recommend their primary bank to friends or colleagues. What about the rest? Find out where customers want to see UAE banks improve the most. Read More
The team analyzes search-trends on the website to reveal the key drivers behind user demand for personal finance products in 2016, in both UAE and KSA. Read More
Here's a look at some of the major financial news that made headlines in 2016 and the resulting impact on UAE residents and businesses. Read More
What does a Trump Presidency mean for the US, the world economy and more specifically, the UAE? Uncertainty remains high, even as analysts, policy experts and investors try to predict what Trump's policy agenda will be. Read More
Two weeks post-Brexit and financial markets appear to have weathered the storm relatively better than some might have expected. Read More
The UK will go through a period of uncertainty for the next few years after the EU referendum. Find out how this change will impact the UAE and what it means for people living here. Read More
With Britain leaving the European Union, countries around the world are assessing how Brexit will affect their own interests. Find out how this decision will impact the UAE in the near future. Read More
Find out what will drive Dubai’s economic growth over the next few years with falling oil prices and concerns about slower global growth. Read More
The price of gold has increased more than 20% since the start of this year and the highest level since January 2015. Read more about key factors affecting gold prices. Read More
Find out why interest rates in the UAE have increased since last year and how it will impact you. Read More
How does EIBOR have a direct effect on your mortgage rate? Find out why the EIBOR is important and how it will affect the personal finances of UAE residents. Read More
News of Value Added Tax (VAT) and Corporation Tax has dominated the headlines in recent weeks. Find out what are the implications for UAE residents. Read More