Despite tumbling returns and a worldwide glut of vessels, cargo ships are getting evermore enormous. The next generation of mega-carriers will haul 18,400 boxes each, and the Middle East is in on the action.
The Life: It started with crowdfunding, a concept that last year saw masses of donors use online platforms to pledge US$2.7 billion. Now there is crowdinvesting - or equity crowdfunding - which allows supporters to invest in projects in exchange for equity.
Stalled discussions to push through the revised 'most critical' companies law will resume next week, Sultan Al Mansouri said. While foreign ownership will not form part of those talks, the issue is not dead. UAE companies law talks back on the agenda