By Staff www.arabianbusiness.com
Dubai Expo 2020 will add more than $23 billion to the UAE’s gross domestic product (GDP), boosting it by about five percent, according to a new report by investment bank Arqaam Capital.
Jaap Meijer, managing director – research at Arqaam Capital, said: “While Expo 2020 is expected to cost $9.4bn to stage, almost double the investment of Milan Expo 2015, we see it as an overall positive stimulus to the economy.
“We expect an increase of government revenues in the UAE of $2.9bn (0.6 percent of GDP), given the larger scale of Expo 2020 compared to Milan 2015. More info