Home to nearly 320 million people, the USA’s economy is the world’s largest economy, which is highly diversified. It is the third largest exporter of goods in the world, led by automobiles. The country is also home to many of the world’s most recognised brands.



Since its formation in 1971, the UAE has grown rapidly to become a Middle East economic powerhouse. Oil was discovered in the 1950s, bringing wealth and rapid expansion; since the 1970s the country’s economy has diversified greatly.

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A country of 36 million people, Algeria has long been a gateway between Europe and Africa and has been independent from France since 1962. A programme of rapid industrialisation was begun in the mid-1970s and the country has estimated oil reserves of 12 billion barrels.

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Inhabited by civilisations for around 9,000 years, Egypt is home to more than 80 million people. A major power in Africa and the Muslim world, the country has one of the diversified economies in the Middle East.

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Independent from British-Egyptian rule since 1956, Sudan split into two countries in 2011. Rich in resources such as cotton, gold and cultivatable land, Sudan [north] is full of potential. South Sudan contains 75% of the former Sudan’s oil reserves, and has seen investment in utilities and other infrastructure rise significantly since 2005.

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France’s mixed economy is the second largest economy in Europe by GDP. It is also the continent’s leading agricultural producer and exporter in Europe, delivering 20% of the EU's agricultural output. It is also the world’s number one tourist destination.

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The industrial powerhouse of Europe, Germany is heavily dependent upon exports. A key player in the European Union, with the bloc’s largest economy, Germany is famed for its engineering skills, production of automobiles, and high levels of innovation across its industries.

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Since its post-World War II transformation from an agriculture-based economy into one of the world’s most industrialised nations, Italy’s economy has grown to become the tenth-largest in the world. The country is best-known for its food products, automobiles and fashion design.

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Since becoming a democratic state in 1975, Spain has developed a successful and modern economy. The country is one of the world's leading countries in the development and production of renewable energy, becoming the world leader in solar power in 2010, and generating the greatest proportion of Europe's wind energy.

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The most densely-populated country in Europe has packed a remarkable economic punch for its size for centuries. One of the world’s 10 largest exporting countries, it is home to some of the biggest global brands, the largest port in Europe – Rotterdam – and one of the largest natural gas fields in the world.

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India is the largest democratic country in the world and has seen its economy grow rapidly over the last 20 years. Highly diverse, it boasts a large highly-skilled workforce. The service sector makes up 54% of the country’s GDP, the agricultural sector 28%, and the industrial sector 18%.

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The world’s most populous country, with more than 1.3 billion inhabitants, China has become the world’s fastest-growing major economy. The country also exports more goods than any other, thanks largely to low manufacturing costs.

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The economy of Europe is currently the largest on earth, while the European Union (EU), composed of 27 states, makes up its largest single economic area. 16 of the bloc’s countries use the single Euro currency.



The ‘Big Apple’ is one of the world’s best-known and most-loved cities, and home to more than 8 million people. The state of New York has a large manufacturing base and exports a wide variety of goods such as foodstuffs, commodities, minerals, computers and electronics, cut diamonds, and automobile parts.

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A worldwide centre of commerce, Chicago is home to O'Hare International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements, and one of the largest financial centres in the United States. Chicago and its surrounding metropolitan areas still also have significant levels of industrial activity, while it is considered to have the country’s most balanced economy due to its diversity.

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The second largest and most populous state in the USA, Texas has more farms and agricultural land than any other US state. Farming is still a cornerstone of the state’s economy, but since its discovery in 1901, oil has played a key role. Texas has a diversified economy, as well as a leading – and growing – position in many industries, and in 2010 shared the top of the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with California – 57.

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The southeastern US state of Alabama was for centuries dependent upon agriculture, but after World War II, its economy diversified significantly to include interests in heavy manufacturing, mineral extraction, education and technology. Many military installations have also contributed to Alabama’s burgeoning industry.

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The southernmost of the Nordic countries, Denmark has a highly-developed economy. Its main exports are machinery and equipment, animals and foodstuffs and chemicals, and oil and gas – which Denmark has considerable reserves of in the North Sea. A leader in wind energy, Denmark derives more than 3% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Until the 1950s, Finland’s economy relied almost exclusively on agriculture. Afterwards, it industrialised rapidly and now has a well-diversified economy, led by services (66%) and manufacturing and refining (31%), and supported by rich timber, mineral and freshwater resources.

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  • Bloom
    • Brighton College Abu Dhabi
      • Located in the prestigious Bloom Gardens community
      • Opened in September 2011
      • Delivers the best of British-style schooling in the Middle East
    • Bloom Gardens
      • Gated residential development constituting of villas, townhouses and apartments
      • Italian and Andalusian architecture
      • Premium amenities and sports facilities
    • Abu Dhabi Marriott Hotel & Apartments
      • The 25-storey tower will soon be host to Abu Dhabi Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments
      • The development will include 315 rooms, 64 serviced apartments and 49 units of two and three bedroom apartments
      • The project will provide 7,000 square meters of office space
    • Abu Dhabi Marina
      • Low-rise project located in Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi's water front
      • The project will include a 5 stars hotel, residential apartments and townhouses
      • The boardwalk's restaurants and cafes will all offer magnificent views of the marina and Abu Dhabi's shimmering skyline
  • EIIC - MENA Investment Group
    • Diversified Import, Trade & Construction
      • Dividend paying company with diversified activity
      • Operates in the import and trade of consumer and food products, hospital management and construction of oil and gas fields onshore and offshore
      UAEEIIC - MENA Investment Group
    • Diversified Holding
      • Company with operations in real estate, infrastructure, utilities production and distribution, industrial production, and agriculture sectors in the UAE, the MENA region, and Eastern and Central Europe
      UAEEIIC - MENA Investment Group
    • Investment Manager
      • Alternative investment company targeting opportunities in India and the GCC
      UAEEIIC - MENA Investment Group
    • Aviation Group
      • Regional growing low-cost passenger airline
      UAEEIIC - MENA Investment Group
    • Real Estate & Mixed-Use Developer
      • Invests, develops and manages real estate projects including commercial projects in the UAE.
      • Manages the leasing of retail outlets in a major shopping mall, and manages the development, renting and selling of adjacent luxury villas.
      • Real estate developer specializing in residential, commercial and mixed-use developments for middle-income classes in the UAE and the MENA region. 
      UAEEIIC - MENA Investment Group
    • Asset and Consumer Financing
      • Financial company offering structured finance for the UAE market, asset financing, SME finance and innovative financial solutions for consumer finance
      UAEEIIC - MENA Investment Group
    • Real Estate Investment
      • Real estate investment and development company with strategic interests in the UAE, and the GCC region.
      • Master developer of an island development within the GCC, and urban development in a major GCC city.
      UAEEIIC - MENA Investment Group
  • Exeed
    • Exeed Precast
      • Operations commenced: 2010
      • Production capacity: Hollow-core: 1.5 million m2/year, Panels: 1.9 million m2/year, Precast beams: 54,000 L.M/year
      • Factory Area: 220,000m2
      • Field of business: Engineering, production and supply of all types of precast concrete systems for residential, commercial & industrial buildings"
    • Exeed Aswar
      • Operations commenced: February 2007
      • Production capacity: 30,000m3/year
      • Factory Area: 21,000m2
      • Field of business: Manufacture of decorative pre-cast concrete fencing systems
    • Exeed Litecrete
      • Operations commenced: 2009
      • Production capacity: 1,200 cubic meters per day
      • Factory Area: 102,000 square meters
      • Field of business: Production and supply of Aerated Autoclaved panels & blocks for the construction market
    • Exeed Premium Plaster
      • Operations commenced in May 2009
      • Production capacity: 300,000 tonnes/year
      • Factory Area: 28,000m2
      • Field of business: Special types of raw materials, Manufacture, research and development, of plaster-based products
    • Exeed Geotextile
      • Operations commenced: 2008
      • Production capacity: 12,000 tonnes/year
      • Factory Area: 14,500m2
      • Field of business: Production and supply of polypropylene fibres & geotextile materials
    • Exeed Glasswool
      • Operations commenced: 2010
      • Production capacity: 12,000 tonnes/year
      • Factory Area: 34,749 sqm
      • Field of business:Slabs – board panels, Production and supply of Glasswool insulation materials used in construction, industrial & infrastructure sectors
    • Emirates Filaments Factory
      • Operations commenced: 2003
      • Production capacity: 330 tonnes/month
      • Factory Area: 50,000m2
      • Field of business: Production and supply of Bulk Continuous Filament (BCF)
    • National Bags Factory
      • Operations commenced: 2011
      • Field of business: production of cement sacks and conventional polypropylene bags (raffia)
      • Joint Venture with Nova Synpac (Pvt.) Limited
    • Exeed Farms
      • Operations commenced: National Dairy Farm (NDF): 2008 ; Masakin Dairy Farm (MDF): 1997
      • Production capacity: NDF: 12.8 million liters/year ; MDF: 6.2 million liters/year
      • Farm Area: NDF: 200km2; MDF: 43,920m2
      • Field of business: Agricultural production and sales and livestock rearing
    • National Feed & Flour Production & Marketing (NFFPM)
      • Operations commenced: 2003
      • Production capacity: NFPM: 180,000 tonnes/year ; CFM: 120,000 tonnes/year
      • Factory Area: 165,000 m2
      • Field of business: Production and supply of animal feed & raw material
    • Coast Flour Mills (CFM)
      • Field of business: manufactures substantial volumes of animal finished feed (concentrates) for poultry and dairy, sheep and goats, and produces flaked corn and rolled barley at its two flaker units.
      • Facilities to store more than 50,000 million tons (MT) of feed.
  • Petromal
    • PREMCO
      • In December 2007, National Holding and Premier Oil Plc executed agreements to form two new Joint Venture companies to pursue the acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets across the Middle East and North Africa, with headquarters strategically located in Abu Dhabi
    • EMEC Emirates
      • In November 2009, Petromal partnered with privately owned Egyptian Mud Engineering Chemicals (EMEC) to form EMEC Emirates. EMEC Emirates’ business model is to provide Mud Engineering services. The Joint Venture covers the U.A.E., Algeria, Iraq, and Yemen
    • National Holding and Al Mojil LLC. (NHM)
      • NHM is a Joint Venture between National Holding and the Mohammad Al Mojil Group Company
      • Provides construction, commissioning, and maintenance services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas, water & power, and transportation industries in the emirates
  • Rise
    • Sacre Davey Project Management
      • Joint venture with Sacré–Davey International (SDI)
      • Consultancy services in oil and gas and chemical sectors, or providing water and wastewater systems, transportation services and facilities, port and marine facilities and underground infrastructure
    • Delta Engineering Enterprises
      • Established in 2009
      • Civil and steel construction contracting, air conditioning contracting works, fire resistant filtering system supply and electrical fitting installations and repairs
      • Represents Johnson Controls as the authorized distributor for York air conditioning units and spare parts
    • Etihad National Travel & Tourism
      • Established in 2004
      • Continuous revenue growth
      • Sale of airline tickets and other travel-related services, from hotel packages to car rentals and cruises
    • Mooyoung
      • 25 years in the market
      • Develop engineering and architecture business opportunities
      • Architectural philosophy to place quality of life at its centre
    • Rise Automotive
      • Automotive service equipment and accessories trading
      • Automotive solutions for commercial vehicles, light vehicles, and luxury vehicles, and green transport solutions
      • new opportunities through M&A activities and private equity in automotive sectors