UAE. The United Arab Emirates' public finances swung into a surplus of 2.9% of economic output in 2011 after two years of deficits as robust oil income offset an increase in government spending, a report by the International Monetary Fund showed.
UAE. S&P expects Abu Dhabi's government balance will worsen further based on the ratings agency's updated oil price assumptions; However, the emirate's large net asset
position will continue to give it a considerable buffer to support the economy; Continued structural and institutional weaknesses anticipated.