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Despite the downturn, 2009 has not been all doom and gloom, our Special Report for the Year reveals.

2009: What a year it's been! (Getty Images)

2009: What a year it's been!

Despite the downturn, 2009 has not been all doom and gloom, our Special Report for the Year reveals.

Photos

Obama becomes US President

Arabian Business takes a look at the inauguration of Barack Obama as 44th President of the US.

Iran election result sparks riots

Arabian Business witnesses the angry reaction to the Iranian presidential election result.

Sheikh Mohammed opens metro

Dubai's ruler takes the metro to Al Rashidiya Station after officially opening the new service

Window cleaners atop Burj Dubai

Arabian Business looks at the courageous window cleaners at work atop the world's tallest tower.

Interviews

Ports in the storm

Ports in the storm

DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem explains why he is leading the charge into Africa.

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Best of British

Owners of Great Britain on Nakheel's ‘The World' project are determined to beat the real estate slump.

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Simply the truth

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, director general of DNRD sets the record straight.

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Electric’s chair in the hot seat

Electric’s chair in the hot seat

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO and chairman of the US industrial titan, GE talks ratings, writedowns and ‘Immeltdowns’.

Blame it on the bankers

Blame it on the bankers

Mashreq chief Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair argues that the US & European banks are to blame for their own downfall.

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'The worst is yet to come'

'The worst is yet to come'

Former World Bank chief James Wolfensohn warns that the global economy is facing a long road to recovery.

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Jimmy no mates

Jimmy no mates

i-mate CEO Jim Morrison talks for the first time about what caused his company's collapse.

It ain't over yet

It ain't over yet

Dr Eckart Woertz, one of the Gulf’s most influential economists, is predicting a ‘nasty surprise’ in 2010.

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The man who sold the world

The man who sold the world

Saatchi & Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts thinks the global economy cheerleaders are about to get a nasty shock.

Features & Analysis

Recession bites

In lean times, fast food chains rack up fat profits. AB finds more about Gulf's most...

By: Joanne Bladd
Outbreak

Outbreak

Hundreds are dead, and thousands are thought to be affected. Is the Gulf prepared...

By: Joanne Bladd
Crash of the Titan

Crash of the Titan

With Chapter 11 proceedings underway, a leaner, stronger GM is expected to emerge...

By: Rob Morris

Back to basics

Islamic finance must return to its roots in the wake of the financial crisis, report...

By: Liau Y-Sing and Frederik Richter
Real value?

Real value?

How will Emaar merger with three Dubai Holding cos affect its investors and the emirate...

By: Alex Delmar Morgan
The hajj sell

The hajj sell

Joanne Bladd reveals how Saudi's religious travel market is bucking Gulf tourism...

By: Joanne Bladd 1
A marriage of convenience

A marriage of convenience

Yahoo's takover of Maktoob could give Arab web enterprises a much needed shot in...

By: Soren Billing

Changing times

Allowing overseas firms full ownership of their business in the UAE would open the...

By: Alex Delmar-Morgan 1
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