Economy 4.0

Free Zones: A Tale of Two Economies

Dash Wasserman Jun 23, 2011

Think one economy is hard enough to regulate? Try Two. In the U.A.E., so-called “free zones” allow foreigners to set up businesses for nominal fees, while locals businesses are protected by the government.

David Brancaccio visits entrepreneurs at a camel farm and also speaks to television producer Jamil Abu-Wardeh to find out how it all works.

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