UAE Economy Sees Modest Growth in 2011

The UAE economy grew at a rate of 3.3% in 2011, according to Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansour. That’s less than the 3.9% analysts expected, but more than twice the rate of growth seen in 2010. Increased growth was due to higher oil prices and trade with Asia, but hampered by sluggish real estate lending.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/11/us-emirates-economy-idUSBRE82A05120120311

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