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New Saudi energy minister shows he takes OPEC seriously
Energy»

New Saudi energy minister shows he takes OPEC seriously

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 2:04 PM

Khalid al-Falih turns up in Vienna, three days before the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' meeting

Robots are coming! How to stay relevant in an automated world
Business»

Robots are coming! How to stay relevant in an automated world

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:08 AM

Automation is steadily affecting jobs in finance, healthcare and insurance. But the future isn't entirely controlled by robots. Here's how to remain relevant in an increasingly artificially intelligent world

Boeing mulls larger engine for biggest 737 MAX
Transport»

Boeing mulls larger engine for biggest 737 MAX

Monday, 30 May 2016 8:52 AM

Aircraft manufacturer looking at pair of mid-market jets with up to 260 seats

Cartel or talking shop? OPEC awaits Saudi ruling
Energy»

Cartel or talking shop? OPEC awaits Saudi ruling

Thursday, 26 May 2016 3:53 PM

Unlike his predecessor Ali al-Naimi, new Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih may not have much time for OPEC

Iran-Saudi row threatens any OPEC deal, puts role in question
Energy»

Iran-Saudi row threatens any OPEC deal, puts role in question

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 2:21 PM

Less than six months after the lifting of Western sanctions, Iran is close to regaining normal oil export volumes

Design thinking or the importance of being human
StartUp»

Design thinking or the importance of being human

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 9:56 AM

Having recently conducted a workshop on design thinking in Dubai at the 2016 Babson Connect: Worldwide conference, Babson College Professor Heidi Neck explains how design thinking can be used to shape forward-thinking business ideas.

Saudi Arabia's rulers adapt message for social media age
Media»

Saudi Arabia's rulers adapt message for social media age

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 5:04 PM

Saudi Arabia's leaders have historically courted public opinion only via informal councils

What pushes Jordanian entrepreneurs to succeed?
StartUp»

What pushes Jordanian entrepreneurs to succeed?

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 3:54 PM

Jordan, one of the middle east’s smallest markets, has produced the largest number of the region’s start-up success stories. Tamara Pupic takes a look at the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Amman.

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GCC's class act threatened by teacher shortages
Education»

GCC's class act threatened by teacher shortages

Saturday, 21 May 2016 12:09 AM

A global shortage of school teachers is particularly hurting the GCC, which relies on expats to fill the majority of positions. With the student population expected to soar by 20 percent in four years, competition is mounting

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Revolutionary wristwear: TAG Heuer's connected watch
Leisure»

Revolutionary wristwear: TAG Heuer's connected watch

Thursday, 19 May 2016 10:15 AM

Welcome to the age of the smart watch. And far from leaving it to the big boys of tech to battle it out for your wrist, one Swiss watchmaker has thrown its hat in to the connected ring

How to take risks, and win
Business»

How to take risks, and win

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 8:51 AM

It may sound counterintuitive, but risk takers aren't reckless. Quite the opposite. They spend all their time studying a situation to actively remove risk, allowing them to succeed despite so much at stake

'Bachelor ban' in Qatar tests relations with migrant workers
Culture & Society»

'Bachelor ban' in Qatar tests relations with migrant workers

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 4:49 PM

Recent ramping up of family-only rules in Qatar is excluding the country's vast South Asian workforce

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Virtual and augmented reality arrive in the UAE
StartUp»

Virtual and augmented reality arrive in the UAE

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:08 PM

John Lillywhite, founder of Dubai- and Amman-based Project Pen, sets out his thoughts following a recent trip to Silicon Valley

Domestic focus may limit clout of new $2trn Saudi fund
Politics & Economics»

Domestic focus may limit clout of new $2trn Saudi fund

Monday, 16 May 2016 4:34 PM

Fund's growth abroad is likely to be slowed by its responsibility for aiding the economy at home

Why personal branding is great for business
Business»

Why personal branding is great for business

Sunday, 15 May 2016 2:37 PM

The web is a tumultuous place. But by leveraging your personal brand – and maintaining it online – you can grow your business fast


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