Deena Kamel, The National

Deena Kamel

The National

United Arab Emirates

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Past articles by Deena:

Abu Dhabi economy to expand up to 8% in the next two years, government official says

Exclusive: The emirate expects an increase in initial public offerings on the ADX among family businesses and government-related institutions as well as more free floats → Read More

Riyadh shows 'stronger resilience' to urban risks than other cities globally, Lloyds says

Covid-19 sharpened the world’s attention on the capacity of cities to withstand the impacts of systemic risks such as pandemics → Read More

Pandemic to push up to 150 million people into extreme poverty by 2021, World Bank says

Global extreme poverty is expected to rise in 2020 for the first time in more than 20 years → Read More

IMF forecasts 'partial and uneven recovery' as it warns of record debt levels

Washington-based lender proposes four key priorities including dealing with debt, particularly in poorer nations → Read More

Singapore wealth fund GIC and TPG invest $1bn in Ambani's Reliance Retail Ventures

The new deals follow stakes taken by Mubadala, KKR, Silver Lake and General Atlantic → Read More

IMF chief calls for urgent reforms as international debt soars to record high

Average 2021 debt ratios are projected to rise by 20% of GDP in advanced economies, 10% in emerging market economies and 7% in low-income-countries → Read More

Emerging market economies recovering at uneven pace, S&P says

Average GDP in emerging markets, excluding China, to decline 6.4% in 2020 and grow 6.2% in 2021, according to S&P forecasts → Read More

Etihad yet to decide on returning its Airbus A380s to the skies, CEO says

Boeing 787 Dreamliner 'massively' more efficient than the four-engine A380, Tony Douglas says → Read More

Global airlines more pessimistic about air travel growth for 2020

Airline industry body cuts 2020 traffic growth forecast to a decline of 66% year-on-year, compared to a previous estimate of 63% → Read More

UAE's Edge unit expands facility to manufacture Boeing 787 metallic parts locally

EPI, which specialises in precision machining and engineering services, will make the trailing edge parts of Dreamliner wings → Read More

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launch pushed back due to pandemic-related travel restrictions

The UAE's sixth airline has postponed commencement of operations until November 15 → Read More

Qatar Airways annual loss widens to 7bn riyals amid Covid-19 pandemic

The carrier received a 7.3bn riyal advance from its government shareholder that has been converted into shares → Read More

DIFC FinTech Hive rolls out AccelerateHer programme to back women in finance sector

Women are currently underrepresented in senior roles across the global finance industry → Read More

UAE's Jafza and Israeli Chambers of Commerce sign agreement to promote trade

The pact follows the normalisation of ties between the UAE and Israel that has led to a series of agreements being announced by companies in the two countries → Read More

World Economic Forum rolls out new framework for green corporate reporting

New standards were developed in conjunction with Bank of America, Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC → Read More

Airbus unveils three designs for zero-emission aircraft

The European planemaker is racing to bring the hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft into service by 2035 → Read More

Abu Dhabi outlines pharmaceutical and medical investment opportunities amid Covid-19 pandemic

Emirate identifies 23 areas of investment to spur local production of drugs and medical equipment as part of its Basic Industries Project → Read More

Trade Bank of Iraq appoints Salem Chalabi as chairman and president

Mr Chalabi will replace Faisal Al Haimus effective immediately following a directive from the Iraqi prime minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi → Read More

ADQ buys 22% of Middle East's largest courier company

The stake purchase in Aramex builds on the investment company's logistics portfolio including Abu Dhabi Ports, Abu Dhabi Airport and Etihad Rail → Read More

World Bank urges Mena countries to raise human capital investment amid Covid-19 pandemic

Countries are failing to translate the skills and productive potential of large proportions of their populations into economic growth, lender says → Read More