UAE banks face multiple challenges

UAE banks face multiple challenges

**Written and disseminated among select contacts on April 15**

Substantial government stimulus measures will help the UAE’s banking sector navigate the impact of the coronavirus crisis, but doubts remain over whether they will effectively translate into swift economic recovery once restrictions are lifted. Lenders certainly have the ability to lend – but whether they have the willingness to lend is the key consideration.

Rachna Uppal | Senior Analyst Business & Finance | r.uppal@castlereagh.net

UAE banks face multiple challenges

UAE construction to struggle in current conditions – but emerge more streamlined and efficient

**Written and disseminated among select contacts on April 7**

Government aid measures to support the construction industry will help lessen the impact of low oil prices and economic slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, companies will be pushed to make critical decisions about project pipelines, efficiency and supply chain resilience in order to adapt to the conditions.

Daniel Moshashai | Regional Analyst – Geopolitics and Infrastructure | d.moshashai@castlereagh.net