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Kenya calling
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Kenya calling

Saturday, 1 August 2015 2:41 PM

US president Barack Obama’s recent visit to Kenya drew welcome attention for one of Africa’s emerging leaders as it strives to attract foreign direct investment, particularly from the Gulf.

“This is the wealth of the Libyan people and it has to come home”
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“This is the wealth of the Libyan people and it has to come home”

Saturday, 1 August 2015 2:41 PM

How the new chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority is fighting to recoup the ravaged nation’s billions of lost wealth.

Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal
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Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 5:16 PM

Kingdom is engaged in a contest for power with the Islamic republic stretching across the region

Greening the desert: How the UAE aims to change its carbon footprint
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Greening the desert: How the UAE aims to change its carbon footprint

Sunday, 19 July 2015 12:45 PM

The UAE has set laudable targets to reduce energy use and ensure new schemes are environmentally friendly, but it is battling negative public perceptions and the fact it has one of the largest carbon footprints in the world.

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Sink or swim: Why is the Gulf so fascinated with underwater projects?
Construction»

Sink or swim: Why is the Gulf so fascinated with underwater projects?

Friday, 17 July 2015 1:35 AM

Gulf developers, particularly in Dubai, have announced a number of ambitious underwater projects over the years, but so far none have come to fruition. With recent advances in technology and a renewed sense of excitement, well-placed sources have revealed many of the big players are preparing to unveil their plans to finally conquer the sea

How should Iran spend $100bn windfall?
Politics & Economics»

How should Iran spend $100bn windfall?

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 6:34 PM

It sounds like a pleasant problem to have but it is one of several economic policy headaches looming for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Revealed: The Hotelier Middle East 2015 salary survey
Travel & Hospitality»

Revealed: The Hotelier Middle East 2015 salary survey

Thursday, 9 July 2015 10:44 AM

Confidence is generally down amongst hoteliers as 23.8% of participants feel less secure in their jobs than they did 12 months ago

Revealed: the best Dubai Twitter accounts to follow
Culture & Society»

Revealed: the best Dubai Twitter accounts to follow

Friday, 3 July 2015 1:39 AM

Live in Dubai and hoping to get in on the Twitter buzz? Here's some inspiration for who to follow

Kuwait mosque attack shows Gulf vulnerability to ISIL
Culture & Society»

Kuwait mosque attack shows Gulf vulnerability to ISIL

Monday, 29 June 2015 8:31 PM

ISIL is adept at exploiting vulnerabilities with its violently puritanical message and call to an Islamist utopia

Shuttered banks, ATM queues and $77 daily limits: Greece plunges into crisis
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Shuttered banks, ATM queues and $77 daily limits: Greece plunges into crisis

Monday, 29 June 2015 4:45 PM

Breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis

Five ways to maximise productivity during Ramadan
Construction»

Five ways to maximise productivity during Ramadan

Saturday, 27 June 2015 10:05 AM

A drop in productivity during Ramadan is generally accepted by the Middle East’s construction sector, but there are ways to maximise productivity during the Holy Month

Saudi Arabia: Open for business
Markets»

Saudi Arabia: Open for business

Saturday, 27 June 2015 10:04 AM

The opening of Saudi Arabia’s stock market was greeted by heavy news coverage from around the world. Experts say it may take years for the impact of the move to be fully felt

Making a splash: Qatar's Al Bandary Real Estate
Property»

Making a splash: Qatar's Al Bandary Real Estate

Friday, 26 June 2015 10:21 AM

It may not be a household name but Al Bandary Real Estate’s new projects — including a distinctive water park and ultra-luxury residential towers — are propelling the Qatari developer in that direction

Inside Abu Dhabi's thought laboratory
Politics & Economics»

Inside Abu Dhabi's thought laboratory

Friday, 26 June 2015 10:20 AM

A government-backed scheme in Abu Dhabi aims to kick-start the emirate’s knowledge economy by filing international patents to protect reams of scientific inventions — from the seemingly trivial to the technologically critical

Malaysia fund's $4.5bn rescue may weigh on Abu Dhabi's IPIC
Banking & Finance»

Malaysia fund's $4.5bn rescue may weigh on Abu Dhabi's IPIC

Thursday, 25 June 2015 7:18 PM

International Petroleum Investment Co came to the aid of Malaysia's loss-making 1MDB last month


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