In the collection and processing of statistical data , An internationally agreed classifications and standards ave been used:- United Nations International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC 4)
- Balance of Payments Manual, 6th edition of the International Monetary Fund(BPM6)
- United Nations Handbook on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for Foreign Direct Investment (BD4).
- Country classification
Foreign Direct Investor (FDI) : Direct investor is an entity or a group of related entities that is able to exercise control or a significiant degree of influence over another entity that is resident in different economy.
Direct Investment Enterprise (DIE) :It's entity subject to control or a significiant degree of influence by a direct investor.
Fellow enterprises (FE) : Those enterprises that are under the control or influence of the same immediate or indirect investor, but niether fellow enterprises control or influence other fellow enterprise.
ULTIMATE CONTROLLING PARENT (UCP): Is the enterprise that has controlling power either through immediate relationship or through a controlling chains (ownership of 50% or more) and is not controled by any other entity.
Portfolio Investments (PI): Portfolio Investments is defined as cross-border transactions and positions involving debt or equity securities, other than those included in direct investment.
Other Foreign Investments (OI): is a residual category that includes positions and transactions other than those included in direct investment, portfolio investment, financial derivatives and employee stock options, and reserve assets.
To the extent that the following classes of financial assets and liabilities are not included under direct investment or reserve assets, other investment includes:
(a) Other equity;
(b) Currency and deposits;
(c) Loans (including use of IMF credit and loans from the IMF);
(d) Nonlife insurance technical reserves, life insurance and annuities entitlements, pension entitlements, and provisions for calls under standardized guarantees;
(e) Trade credit and advances;
(f) Other accounts receivable/payable; and
(g) SDR allocations (SDR holdings are included in reserve assets)
Dubai Statistics Center specializes in the construction of a modern and comprehensive statistical system and shall be the only official source for the collection, analysis and publication of Statistical information and data in the Emirate adopting harmonized methodological international standards in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistical data. For more information, please see the law number (28) related to Dubai Statistics Center
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Data confidentiality is governed by law number (28) for the year 2015 about Dubai Statistics Center, article number (9) 'Confidentiality of
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The project was implemented according to GSBPM where it takes into consideration statistical quality scopes according to Statistical data quality charter for the Emirate of Dubai that is adopted by the center specially those related accuracy, objectivity and comparability, since the classifications and methodologies used make the results of this project comparable on national regional and international levels being based on international classifications and methodologies.
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Support decision-makers, policy-makers, researchers to identify the following : 1.Identify the volume of foreign investment in the Emirate of Dubai. 2. Identify the sectors and economic activities to which foreign investment is directed. 3-.Identify the country of origin of investments