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Taking cover: Inside the GCC home insurance market
Banking & Finance»

Taking cover: Inside the GCC home insurance market

Monday, 27 February 2017 2:51 PM

Home insurance in the GCC remains remarkably low, despite arresting reports of fires that have caused costly damage to homes and treasured possessions. Industry players say residents are finally sitting up and taking note, but the transitory nature of expats and a general lack of awareness continue to suppress demand.

Closing the Gulf's gender gap
Politics & Economics»

Closing the Gulf's gender gap

Monday, 27 February 2017 2:45 PM

GCC states fell behind in closing the gap between women and men last year, but governments are striving to re-tip the scales.

Travel: A Seven Stars luxury train journey around Kyushu, Japan
Leisure»

Travel: A Seven Stars luxury train journey around Kyushu, Japan

Monday, 27 February 2017 10:17 AM

Seven Stars, which brings you on a journey around Japan’s most southerly island, Kyushu, offers a holiday and dining experience that is right up with there with the very best in luxury experiences

How to stay relevant in an automated world
Business»

How to stay relevant in an automated world

Sunday, 26 February 2017 10:48 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

GCC's healthcare prognosis is looking good
Healthcare»

GCC's healthcare prognosis is looking good

Saturday, 28 January 2017 1:19 AM

If there is one sector in the GCC with a robust prognosis it is healthcare. As the population soars and governments look to shift responsibility to the private sector, new investment is helping to lift standards. But with steep costs, the industry is not for the faint-hearted

Glad to see Obama go, Gulf Arabs expect Trump to counter Iran
Politics & Economics»

Glad to see Obama go, Gulf Arabs expect Trump to counter Iran

Monday, 23 January 2017 6:12 PM

Trump seen as a strong president who will shore up Washington's role as their main strategic partner in a region central to US security and energy interests

Is Africa's investment dream still on track?
Politics & Economics»

Is Africa's investment dream still on track?

Saturday, 21 January 2017 1:33 AM

It was the new bright spot for global investors, but widespread falling GDP growth and decreased commodity prices has meant Africa's dream of attracting billions of dollars of investment from the GCC is taking longer to realise than anticipated. But ahead of the Arabian Business Africa Forum, stakeholders argue serious returns are there to be made

Markets cheer Saudi deficit-cutting but finances still hostage to oil
Politics & Economics»

Markets cheer Saudi deficit-cutting but finances still hostage to oil

Thursday, 12 January 2017 5:23 PM

Cost of insuring against a Saudi sovereign debt default fell this week to its lowest since September 2015

Are entrepreneurs in the UAE more risk-averse than investors?
StartUp»

Are entrepreneurs in the UAE more risk-averse than investors?

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:11 PM

Prashant K. (PK) Gulati, a technology innovator, angel investor, and mentor, and Amir Farha, co-founder and managing partner at BECO Capital, shared their thoughts on the issue at the final Arabian Business StartUp Academy of our 2016 series

Saudi-Iran crisis, economic woes strain Oman's neutrality
Politics & Economics»

Saudi-Iran crisis, economic woes strain Oman's neutrality

Monday, 9 January 2017 8:02 PM

Oman has never found it easy to balance relations with Saudi Arabia to the west and Iran to the north

Getting press for your start-up
StartUp»

Getting press for your start-up

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 2:32 PM

Giulia Girardi, growth marketer at Equidam, shines a spotlight on UAE-BASED start-ups that are growing under the radar. The first four start-up founders from her list titled ‘Top 10 Undiscovered Emirati Start-ups’ advise fellow entrepreneurs on how to get media coverage for their new businesses.

Deal-making to drive 2017 Middle Eastern banking fee bonanza
Banking & Finance»

Deal-making to drive 2017 Middle Eastern banking fee bonanza

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 7:08 PM

Fees from the Middle East reached $581m during the first nine months of 2016, an 11% rise year-on-year

Could Emiratisation help drive SME growth?
StartUp»

Could Emiratisation help drive SME growth?

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:34 AM

Tamara Pupic analyses why the UAE’s educated and highly skilled Emirati workforce is a treasure yet to be discovered by local SMEs

Oil slump prompts Gulf states to take shine off cushy government jobs
Politics & Economics»

Oil slump prompts Gulf states to take shine off cushy government jobs

Sunday, 11 December 2016 4:51 PM

High-paying public sector jobs that demand little of workers have led to bureaucratic inertia and an absenteeism culture

Kuwait's anti-austerity lawmakers threaten reform plans
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait's anti-austerity lawmakers threaten reform plans

Monday, 5 December 2016 6:02 PM

New lawmakers say they are determined to protect basic services and jobs in the country's public sector


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