UAE bankruptcy law likely by December: economy minister

A long-awaited bankruptcy law could be finalised by late 2016, the UAE's Economy Minister has said. His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori said investment legislation being drafted would permit majority foreign ownership of companies in certain sectors. Under current rules, bounced cheques and unpaid loans can land business owners in jail. The measure is expected to help smaller firms in particular to manage their debt more responsibly.

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