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Special edition on Finance, Banking, Stock Market and Commodities
Dubai, UAE: March 11, 2007: Morison Menon Chartered Accountants, a leading accounting & consulting firm in the UAE, has launched the second part of its fourth edition of 'Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates and UAE Free Trade Zones,' which specifically addresses the Finance, Banking, Stock Market and Commodities sectors.
The handbook with special reference to the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) was unveiled today by DIFC Governor Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman.
"In Dubai, we have worked to create a strong regulatory framework, with fundamental authorities and guidelines that enable us to compete on a level playing field with other global markets. By implementing international standards across the board and by developing quality facilities and infrastructure, Dubai is now recognized as the world's fastest growing financial centre," said Dr Sulaiman.
He added: "This handbook provides a valuable insight into the processes and advantages for businesses in the UAE. It clearly highlights the structures and standards that are in place, which create a favourable investment environment in the UAE."
Mr Raju Menon, Managing Partner, Morison Menon, said: "UAE is growing exponentially in sectors that have largely been ignored or under-addressed in its formative years. Today, sectors such as finance, banking and insurance have gained considerable strength in the country and it is imperative that we address these sectors adequately."
Part II of the 'Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates and UAE Free Trade Zones,' handbook offers useful and at-your-fingertips information on banking and finance companies. It also gives insightful information on financial intermediaries, consultancy services, investment companies, the Dubai International Financial Centre, the Dubai International Financial Exchange and the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre.
"The handbook also provides a detailed sketch of the UAE stock markets and enables investors to understand the pulse of the nation's galloping growth in the financial and investment sector."
Morison Menon has been bringing out the handbook on Doing Business in UAE and UAE Free Trade Zones since 1997. However, in its current (fourth) edition it has been organized into two parts - part-2 focuses on Finance, Banking, Stock Market and Commodities. The handbook also presents details on the RAK Offshore International Business Centre and other interesting facts that will help investors, business professionals and the public.
As is so often demonstrated, most of the big ideas do not make it to implementation stage because of the lack of the right information that is needed for entrepreneurs to assess the viability of the project. As a ready reckoner, the book also provides an overview of the UAE stock markets and the Dubai Multi Commodity Center. It covers a well-researched list of the banks in the country and the brokers on DFM and ADSM. While internet as an information tool does help investors gain information, the effectiveness of a focused research product, such as this handbook, cannot be undermined. Together with the first volume, which focused on Commercial, Industrial and Service sectors, these handbooks are an invaluable tool for investors and entrepreneurs cutting across sectors.
“Our experience over the years in serving clients with respect to incorporating their companies, and conducting feasibility studies, has helped us to focus on relevant information that an entrepreneur really needs,” added Mr. Khalid Al Shams, CEO, Morison Menon Chartered Accountants
The fourth edition of 'Doing Business in the UAE' handbook by Morison Menon
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