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First bank merger in 20 years sets Saudi Arabia up for more deals
Banking & Finance»

First bank merger in 20 years sets Saudi Arabia up for more deals

Thursday, 27 April 2017 2:42 PM

Q&A look at what the planned merger of HSBC and RBS’s Saudi ventures will mean

Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son
Politics & Economics»

Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 3:03 PM

Royal decrees saw a number of allies of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved into key positions

A natural move: How Dubai Chamber is strengthening its ties in Latin America
Banking & Finance»

A natural move: How Dubai Chamber is strengthening its ties in Latin America

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:22 AM

With vast resources and more than half-a-billion people, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is convinced Latin America is a new economic frontier. Having inaugurated its first office in Sao Paulo, Brazil last week, the chamber is poised to support exponential growth in business between its members and the expansive region.

Raising the bar: DLA Piper plans fresh growth in the Gulf
Culture & Society»

Raising the bar: DLA Piper plans fresh growth in the Gulf

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:22 AM

Legal firm DLA Piper’s Middle East business recorded 10 percent year-on-year growth in 2016 — more than double that of some of its more established operations. Its global CEO and regional managing partner tells Arabian Business why the region is of increasing importance as its legal systems evolve.

If Saudi future's so bright, why can't these banks find buyers?
Banking & Finance»

If Saudi future's so bright, why can't these banks find buyers?

Monday, 24 April 2017 7:01 PM

No big-name global banks eager to buy stakes in Saudi banks, according to analysts

Virtue and Vice: The world according to Shane Smith
Media»

Virtue and Vice: The world according to Shane Smith

Monday, 24 April 2017 11:52 AM

Vice Media co-founder and chief executive Shane Smith set a new standard for journalism when he turned an unknown local magazine into a multi-billion dollar millennial reporting empire.

The Gordon Ramsay CEO is trying to save the company from itself
Gourmet»

The Gordon Ramsay CEO is trying to save the company from itself

Monday, 24 April 2017 11:51 AM

The chief executive of the Gordon Ramsay Group of restaurants, Stuart Gillies, is turning around the restaurant firm that was losing $8m a year — and he is doing it while using the famous chef’s name less often.

Arabian Travel Market: Diversification drives tourism investment
Travel & Hospitality»

Arabian Travel Market: Diversification drives tourism investment

Monday, 24 April 2017 9:08 AM

ATM in Dubai will show the changing face of the industry as entertainment and mid-market hotels become more attractive

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The business of blogging in Dubai and the GCC
Fashion»

The business of blogging in Dubai and the GCC

Sunday, 16 April 2017 1:26 PM

Social media stars from the Arab world explain what it takes to make a name for yourself, one post at a time

GCC economies must live up to their potential to thrive: PwC chairman
Banking & Finance»

GCC economies must live up to their potential to thrive: PwC chairman

Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:38 PM

No matter how much revenue VAT generates, it does not negate the UAE’s need to find other revenue streams

Abu Dhabi real estate: Down, but not out
Real Estate»

Abu Dhabi real estate: Down, but not out

Sunday, 16 April 2017 11:35 AM

While there has been evidence of rents in the richest emirate being far higher than Dubai, experts say the difference is narrowing

The cost of cloud seeding in the UAE
GCC»

The cost of cloud seeding in the UAE

Sunday, 16 April 2017 9:37 AM

As the country ramps up efforts to increase artificial rainfall, the wet weather is having an effect on residents

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Filipino expats in Gulf look to hardman Duterte
Politics & Economics»

Filipino expats in Gulf look to hardman Duterte

Thursday, 13 April 2017 4:52 PM

President on tour of region as more than a million Filipino workers are spread across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar

Qatar’s love affair with the UK is at stake
Politics & Economics»

Qatar’s love affair with the UK is at stake

Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:49 AM

GCC country plans to increase its investment in the United Kingdom by $6.3bn over next five years

Analysis: Winning the battle against the Gulf's dirty laundry
Banking & Finance»

Analysis: Winning the battle against the Gulf's dirty laundry

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 9:24 AM

With its strategic trading position, it is little surprise the Gulf has been used as a thoroughfare for illicit funds. But banks, regulators and technology firms are clubbing together in the fight against financial crime, and hope to wash corruption out of the system for good.

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