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Leap of faith: the growth of Halal tourism
Travel & Hospitality»

Leap of faith: the growth of Halal tourism

Friday, 29 May 2015 9:22 AM

Halal tourism is taking off – and the Gulf countries are quickly developing their strategies to take advantage of one of the fast-growing segments in the industry

US drivers yield 'swing' oil demand to Saudis
Energy»

US drivers yield 'swing' oil demand to Saudis

Friday, 29 May 2015 9:21 AM

The world’s biggest oil producer is now also the planet’s largest source of peak summer demand

Saudi Arabia rewrites its oil game with refining might
Energy»

Saudi Arabia rewrites its oil game with refining might

Saturday, 23 May 2015 9:14 AM

Gulf kingdom now has stakes in more than 5 million barrels per day of refining capacity

The fracking of US-Saudi relations
Energy»

The fracking of US-Saudi relations

Friday, 22 May 2015 9:22 AM

The often-misunderstood industry of fracking may ironically become Saudi Arabia’s last resort as it seeks to desperately draw out every last drop of oil in its reserves, the founder of Texan oil giant Breitling Energy Corporation, Chris Faulkner, claims

What happens when Dubai's lights go out?
Property»

What happens when Dubai's lights go out?

Friday, 22 May 2015 9:22 AM

With about one-fifth of Dubai properties voluntarily left vacant amid rising rents, is it time the government followed the example of Saudi Arabia and taxed landowners who sit on undeveloped urban plots?

Public pressure grows on Gulf sovereign funds with cheap oil
Banking & Finance»

Public pressure grows on Gulf sovereign funds with cheap oil

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 7:05 PM

SWF managers face growing pressure from politicians and the public to prove they're investing national reserves wisely

Gulf banks increase lending footprints in Asia, Africa
Banking & Finance»

Gulf banks increase lending footprints in Asia, Africa

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 4:12 PM

There's an emerging trend in international capital markets: the rise of the Gulf as a syndicated loan market for Africa and Asia

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Home from home: Luring the Chinese to the UAE
Travel & Hospitality»

Home from home: Luring the Chinese to the UAE

Saturday, 16 May 2015 1:12 AM

As Chinese tourists travel out of their home country in ever-increasing numbers, the UAE’s hotels are positioning themselves to welcome a new wave of big-spending visitors

How to get the most out of social media, by Obama's 2008 campaign manager
Technology»

How to get the most out of social media, by Obama's 2008 campaign manager

Friday, 15 May 2015 9:03 AM

David Plouffe is credited with Barack Obama’s unlikely 2008 victory and now crafts messages for ride-share service Uber

King's absence from US summit shows Saudi upset over Iran push
Politics & Economics»

King's absence from US summit shows Saudi upset over Iran push

Monday, 11 May 2015 6:21 PM

Analysts and diplomats in the Middle East describe King Salman's decision to skip meeting at Camp David as a snub

Narendra Modi: one year on
Politics & Economics»

Narendra Modi: one year on

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:05 AM

Narendra Modi captured the world’s attention when he won an unprecedented majority in the Indian general election to become prime minister in May 2014. In his first year, foreign leaders and investors have been climbing over each other to greet him, but are cracks beginning to show in Modi’s audacious pro-business platform and promises of radical economic reform?

“It’s better to die at sea in search of liberty than to die in a foreign country where you’re treated terribly”
Culture & Society»

“It’s better to die at sea in search of liberty than to die in a foreign country where you’re treated terribly”

Sunday, 3 May 2015 9:15 AM

As civil war and militancy convulse the Middle East and North Africa, hundreds of thousands of Arabs are risking everything in the hope of a better life elsewhere. In an exclusive report from Italy, Arabian Business speaks to some of the ‘lucky’ refugees who have made it across the Mediterranean into Europe and finds that their tales of hardship are by no means over.

Tomorrow's world: Inside the minds of Arab youth
Politics & Economics»

Tomorrow's world: Inside the minds of Arab youth

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 3:43 PM

Uncertainty over democracy, the continuing popularity of the UAE and the rise of ISIL were just some of the 10 big issues raised by the seventh annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey

New Saudi foreign minister is Washington insider, confidant of king
Politics & Economics»

New Saudi foreign minister is Washington insider, confidant of king

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 2:30 PM

Adel al-Jubeir becomes the first non-royal in the job, succeeding Saud al-Faisal

Saudis under time pressure to break Yemen stalemate
Politics & Economics»

Saudis under time pressure to break Yemen stalemate

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 7:00 PM

Frontlines of Yemen's messy civil war have barely moved after weeks of Saudi air strikes


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