The story of how David Haigh went from football fan and manager of his favourite English club to a lengthy stay in a Dubai prison on fraud allegations has gripped newspaper headlines on both sides of the world
Mashreq’s retail operations in a series of Middle Eastern markets have helped contribute to some impressive bottom-line results in the last couple of years. Three regional executives from one of the UAE’s biggest lenders explain how that strategy could bring in $1.4bn in profits by 2020
The startling fall in the oil price has renewed questions about some Gulf countries’ budgetary policies. An OPEC meeting later this month and Saudi Arabia’s 2015 budget will offer clues as to how some of the world’s biggest exporters plan to tackle the issue
As US president Barack Obama seeks to slash the Pentagon’s budget even further in order to balance the books, the latest fight against ISIL adds more pressure on stretched resources, with the annual bill likely to hit $22bn if ground forces are required
Teeing-off in Dubai is becoming ever more interesting, with several new and revamped golf courses being announced in recent months. There’s now more than a dozen either open or on their way in a city of 1.1 million. So will they all survive, or will the poorest performers be relegated to bogey status?