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Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Ras Al Khaimah Chamber has explored joint economic cooperation and investment opportunities with a tripartite delegation from France, Germany and Spain that included business representation from a variety of economic sectors.

Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah) - an investment entity operating under the Government of Sharjah - is targeting events in two of China’s fastest developing cities in a bid to increase the UAE’s business opportunities with the Far East. The organisation will be exhibiting at the 2017 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment, which takes place in Shanghai from May 23-24, and then at the China Offshore Summit, which is being held in Shenzhen on May 24-25.

A delegation from Dubai Customs’ Administrative Affairs Department paid a visit to Dubai Police’s Administrative Services Department to learn about the best practices in storing goods, and to benchmark on auction management.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Free Zone Council, and H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Chairman of the World Free Zones Organization (WFZO), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing a framework for cooperation in exchanging expertise and knowledge, organizing seminars and courses, and developing work in Dubai’s free zones.

As the UAE dirham completes its 44th year on May 19, the currency celebrates its unified form representing the seven emirates after undergoing several transformations. The 1973 born banknotes began their journey in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100, displaying the watermark of an Arabian horse – which was later changed to falcon, the national bird of UAE. The date also marks the formation of United Arab Emirates Currency Board which issued the new notes bearing various local environmental landmarks and geographical boundaries of the UAE.