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UAE council rejects new foreign ownership rules

  A government body in the UAE has rejected draft legislation that would have eased tight controls on foreign ownership of companies, with members citing security fears and threats to local business

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UAE ministry launches new website

The UAE Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) has launched a new website as a part of its efforts to enhance communication and interaction with the public and its local partners. “This is a path-brea

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Low turnout in UAE poll; one woman wins

Just over a quarter of eligible voters cast their ballot for the second election held in the UAE for an advisory council that the state hopes will forge closer links between its rulers and the people. Half the seats in the 40-seat Federal

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UAE to use top technology in FNC elections

UAE’s Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), the independent federal body, will deploy its advanced technologies in the upcoming Federal National Council (FNC) elections, said a senior official. EIDA, which is mandated with implementing the p

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469 in fray for UAE FNC elections

The UAE National Election Committee (NEC) has announced the preliminary list of 469 candidates for the Federal National Council elections scheduled for September 24. The preliminary list includes members of the electoral colleges who nomin

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Panel underscores UAE electoral guidelines

Giving gifts to voters or conducting campaigns that may be deceptive during UAE's Federal National Council (FNC) elections are prohibited, the National Election Committee (NEC) has  said. The statement was announced during the awarene

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129,000 to vote in UAE council election

The United Arab Emirates will increase the number of citizens eligible to vote for a national advisory council to 129,000 from a previously planned 80,000, the state news agency announced. This means about 12 percent of the estimated one m

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UAE 'unlikely to change currency policy'

A member of the United Arab Emirates Federal National Council (FNC), which advises the government, said the country is unlikely to make any "major" change to its policy of pegging the dirham to the dollar. "It is unlikely there will be any

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UAE must explain dollar peg says official

A member of the United Arab Emirates Federal National Council (FNC), which advises the government, said on Thursday the Gulf state's dollar peg was stoking inflation and fuelling discontent. Aamer al-Fahim, one of eight members from Abu Dh

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