With the right announcements the markets would react positively, support the government in seeking growth, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Benoit Paire fought off four match points at the Dubai Championships, overhauling former US Open winner Marin Cilic to reach the second round.
Karen Khachanov earned a 7-6 (7/2), 6-1 win over Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin to reach the second round of the Dubai Championships on Monday.
Ons Jabeur beat Alison Riske at the Dubai Championships to earn a second-round date with top seed Simona Halep.
Roger Federer heads into his 'home' Dubai Championships convinced that it's only a matter of time until he wins his 100th career title.
Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova both won their opening matches at the Dubai Championships, while Elina Svitolina also made a strong start.
Tunisian outsider Malek Jaziri continued his surprise run at the Dubai Championships by beating Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the semi-finals.
Benoit Paire has lost to Borna Coric at the Dubai Championships, going down in just 63 minutes.
Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka said his comeback from knee surgery will "take time", after a first-round loss to Benoit Paire at the Dubai Championships.
Elina Svitolina beat Daria Kasatkina to win the Dubai Championships for the second year in a row.
Angelique Kerber and Elina Svitolina will face off in a Dubai Championships semi-final after both ran down opponents in quick straight-sets wins.
Novak Djokovic powered into the second round of the Dubai Championships while South Africa's Lloyd Harris was knocked out of the tournament.
Novak Djokovic has admitted he will miss injured rival Roger Federer as he prepares to begin his charge for the Dubai Championships.
From racquet-smashing enfant terrible with a bad attitude to universally respected role model, Roger Federer has come a long, long way.
Naomi Osaka stumbled badly in her first match since winning the Australian Open, losing for Frenchwomen Kristina Mladenovic.
Petra Kvitova recovered from losing a first set tiebreak to defeat Katerina Siniakova and squeeze into the third round of the Dubai Championships.
Lucas Pouille found his fitness as he won a re-run of the weekend Marseille final, beating Karen Khachanov at the Dubai Championships.
Malek Jaziri thrilled fans at the Dubai Championships with a first-round knockout of top seed Grigor Dimitrov to earn the biggest win of his career.
Roberto Bautista Agut has joined number Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round of the Dubai Championships.
Spaniard Garbine Muguruza reached the Dubai Championships semi-finals for the second time with a defeat of Caroline Garcia.
Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur crashed in the first round of the Dubai Championship, losing to Estonian Anett Kontaveit.
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