GCC Free Trade Zones

GCC Free Trade Zones

In the GCC, FTZs have been developed to promote economic growth and diversification. Strategic use of FTZs has helped in Dubai’s multipronged efforts to turn into a regional and global trading hub. Various GCC countries seem to have their own model or strategy for FTZs. Howev...

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Accelerating Growth of Free Trade Zones

Accelerating Growth of Free Trade Zones

For many countries around the world, free trade zones (FTZs) offer a good option to create jobs and improve the living standards of a large number of people. FTZs, with their tax incentives and relaxed regulations are also seen as means of economic diversification and developm...

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Research in GCC: The Knowledge Gap

Research in GCC: The Knowledge Gap

Higher realization for oil in global markets in the recent years has helped GCC nations to amass wealth and has ushered in an era of economic prosperity. Lack of reliable data and credible research has stymied private sector investments from taking calculated risks. There is ...

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