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Slumping oil won't derail $500bn Gulf infrastructure plan
Construction»

Slumping oil won't derail $500bn Gulf infrastructure plan

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 7:16 PM

Rich GCC nations will deploy huge reserves to maintain a breakneck development pace

Saudi Arabia's rulers reconsider ties to Wahhabi clergy
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia's rulers reconsider ties to Wahhabi clergy

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 6:57 PM

Ruling family increasingly view the teachings of some of its ultra-conservative clergy as a domestic security threat

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Big Gulf sell-off fuelled by credit, lax regulation
Markets»

Big Gulf sell-off fuelled by credit, lax regulation

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 4:23 PM

New impetus to governments in the region to improve financial regulation to reduce the credit-fuelled volatility

Sultan's absence raises worries over Oman succession
Politics & Economics»

Sultan's absence raises worries over Oman succession

Monday, 15 December 2014 2:22 PM

Omanis are worried that their childless leader, who is abroad for medical treatment, has no publicly designated heir

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Saudi Arabia builds start-up culture with state oil money
Banking & Finance»

Saudi Arabia builds start-up culture with state oil money

Thursday, 11 December 2014 4:47 PM

Gov't has previously has found it hard to promote start-ups in a society which lacks a culture of risk-taking

How QSTP is incubating innovation
StartUp»

How QSTP is incubating innovation

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:18 PM

Courtney Trenwith examines how Qatar’s dedicated research and idea development centre is helping to support dozens of entrepreneurs, as well as big name international firms

How to increase productivity
StartUp»

How to increase productivity

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:17 PM

With the desire to develope skills, knowledge, and competence, productivity is sometimes taken for granted. Here are some pointers to take your productivity to the next level

Should I hire friends?
StartUp»

Should I hire friends?

Thursday, 4 December 2014 2:17 PM

Tamara Pupic looks at whether you should hire friends to work in your start-up

Is business aviation on the rise?
Travel»

Is business aviation on the rise?

Monday, 1 December 2014 2:55 PM

The Middle East's business aviation industry is forecast to be worth more than $1.3 billion by 2020. But how realistic is this optimistic outlook?

Jihadi wave tests Tunisia’s young democracy
Politics & Economics»

Jihadi wave tests Tunisia’s young democracy

Saturday, 29 November 2014 4:06 AM

A major source of fighters in Syria and Iraq, Tunisia’s political transition has allowed extremism to surface

Why PE's back in vogue in the Middle East
Banking & Finance»

Why PE's back in vogue in the Middle East

Friday, 28 November 2014 1:13 AM

Confidence is returning to the Gulf’s private equity market after local investors took a hit after the global financial crisis.

Africa: The final frontier
Politics & Economics»

Africa: The final frontier

Friday, 28 November 2014 1:12 AM

$32.5bn of foreign direct investment will flow into Africa this year. So why are investors ignoring the daunting headlines?

Review: Corinthia Hotel, London
Travel»

Review: Corinthia Hotel, London

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 12:06 PM

The legendary property off Trafalgar Square has launched a new package aiming to offer the ‘best night’s sleep’ for stressed business travellers.

Is this the end of F1?
Sport»

Is this the end of F1?

Sunday, 23 November 2014 8:25 AM

By this time next year, five of the current 11 Formula One teams will probably be out of business. It’s now not a question of if it will happen but merely when it will happen. Marussia and Caterham have already gone and the Sauber, Lotus and Force India teams seem ready to join them. So in 12 months time there could be just six teams left on the grid, all forced to run three-car teams to maintain the semblance of a show. That is the harsh truth that spells out the finances of Formula One today.

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Insider: What hotel general managers really think
Travel & Hospitality»

Insider: What hotel general managers really think

Friday, 14 November 2014 2:14 PM

The major challenge facing bosses is competition from the endless stream of new launches


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