This Week's Magazine

Title: Arabian Business

Language: English

Issue Date: Sunday, 13 January 2013

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Taking stock
Stocks»

Taking stock

Gulf stock markets have seen a dearth of IPOs since the global downturn began. But one bumper listing — in the unlikely destination of Iraq — has the potential to perk up the market

Affordable housing in the GCC: National policies and future needs
Property»

Affordable housing in the GCC: National policies and future needs

New mortgage laws and more flexible financing options are needed to ensure that local populations have adequate housing

Sold down the river?
Transport»

Sold down the river?

Six years after being bought by Dubai World in a welter of international publicity, the future of the QE2 looks grim

Bursting the bubble?
Property»

Bursting the bubble?

With house prices in Dubai rising by nineteen percent last year, many have been fearing the return of a property bubble. The central bank’s move to put a cap on mortgages aims to change all that, but is the announcement too much, too soon?

Risky business
Technology»

Risky business

Now one of the elder statesmen of the technology industry, James Goodnight has built SAS into the world’s biggest advanced analytics company, earning himself a huge fortune in the process

Can Dubai learn from the Hong Kong property boom?
Property»

Can Dubai learn from the Hong Kong property boom?

Hong Kong’s housing market currently faces the sort of problems that Dubai did back in 2006-8

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