Dubai International Financial Centre records 7% growth in active registered companies and employment in first half of 2013

Dubai International Financial Centre DIFC, the financial and business hub connecting the region’s emerging markets with the markets of Europe, Asia and the Americas, updates the market on its continuous positive performance throughout the first half of 2013.

H1 2013 Highlights

? The net total of active registered companies operating in the Centre grew to 979 FY 2012: 912, an increase of 7%

? 94 commercial licences were issued in H1 2013

? 1000 net new jobs created and 15,000 employees working in the Centre

? The total leased commercial space increased by 122,300 square feet in H1 of 2013 representing a 6% increase over the total commercial space leased as of December 2012

? Occupancy of DIFC-owned commercial offices in the Gate District increased to 97% FY 2012: 94% of the leasable space

? Occupancy in DIFC-owned retail space increased to 99%, compared to 98% occupancy at year end 2012

via Dubai International Financial Centre records 7% growth in active registered companies and employment in first half of 2013 | DIFC | AMEinfo.com.

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