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Newsletter 01/2015

2015 off to a flying start

We hear from Penny Couchman, the new ABCD Chair...

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A word from the Ambassador

Reflecting on 2014 and looking ahead

2014 was certainly a very busy and challenging twelve months and this year hast started at breakneck pace. We have lots to look forward to in the coming months.

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Lots to look forward to in 2015

The year has already begun on a busy note with high-level ministerial visits, with the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister both visiting in January, Australia Day celebrations, industry events and preparations for the third Australia Unlimited MENA 2015 promotional campaign.

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Ross Milton

This month we hear from Ross Milton, Managing Director at Bounce, Dubai's massive indoor trampoline venue.

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Member profile

CBD Consultancy

This month we feature CBD Consultancy.

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Slump in Chinese trade

Slump in Chinese trade points to a looming global economic recession. Chinese exports fell by 3.3 per cent in January year-on-year while imports tumbled almost 20 per cent, far exceeding the most pessimistic forecasts and clearly showing that the world economy is going into a recession.

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Construction/Property Updates

Liquidated damages provisions

When your project is delayed do you know how the liquidated damages provisions work?

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Legal updates

Anti Money Laundering law

The UAE has now passed a new anti-money laundering (AML) law with for financial institutions in the UAE.

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Industry insights

Your UK pension fund –time to act fast

Have spent part of your career in the UK? Then it is possible that you have lost sight of your UK Pension (super) fund, and now need to act quickly on the back of the UK Pension changes that are effective from the April this year.

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Sponsors Updates

UOWD research on investor behaviours

University of Wollongong in Dubai research reveals that investors value integrity over ideas.

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Event round-up


Contributing to Focus

Would you like to contribute to Focus?

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