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Luxury prevails in Dubai's retail space
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Luxury prevails in Dubai's retail space

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:34 AM

Global luxury retail sales have nosedived along with foreign currencies and oil prices in the past two years. But the continued development of high-end retail space and increased rent renewals in Dubai show brands remain confident in the emirate

Saudi riyal peg pressure eases, but not gone
Politics & Economics»

Saudi riyal peg pressure eases, but not gone

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 7:10 PM

Volatile energy swings mean the currency remains vulnerable, especially if Riyadh fails to deliver fast on its reform plans

Saudi reform plans flirt with social change
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Saudi reform plans flirt with social change

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:57 AM

Ruling family has preferred gradual liberalisation * Saudi reform plan avoided overt social change * Prince's ideas point towards reforms

Learn from billionaires: This month's best business books
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Learn from billionaires: This month's best business books

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 12:01 PM
Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision reform plan: What we know so far
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Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision reform plan: What we know so far

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 9:41 AM

Details of what Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the government released in documents provided to the media

Entrepreneurship, innovation become economic growth drivers in Saudi Arabia
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Entrepreneurship, innovation become economic growth drivers in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 24 April 2016 9:55 AM

Entrepreneurship and innovation have become the new economic growth engines of Saudi Arabia. Tamara Pupic analyses how encouraging new social attitudes toward the kingdom’s innovative youth is about to enact change for the better.

Pressure is on for Dubai's hoteliers
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Pressure is on for Dubai's hoteliers

Saturday, 23 April 2016 2:01 AM

Dubai has long dominated tourism in the region, and its hotels have largely benefitted as a result. Seven months of consecutive declines in revenue and occupancy, however, are putting the emirate’s hoteliers under pressure. But they are not alone, with the symptoms spreading across the region

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Double your productivity: 6 strategies for a clean inbox
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Double your productivity: 6 strategies for a clean inbox

Thursday, 14 April 2016 11:38 AM

Today people are so swamped by email, overflowing inboxes and heaps of unread emails that the notion of reach 'inbox zeo' is an appealing idea

Saudi king's visit overshadowed by Egyptian islands row
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Saudi king's visit overshadowed by Egyptian islands row

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 3:42 PM

Outraged Egyptians accuse their once-popular president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, of giving up land to curry favour with the Saudis

Making an impact: Endeavor UAE
StartUp»

Making an impact: Endeavor UAE

Sunday, 10 April 2016 9:54 AM

High-impact entrepreneurs worldwide have come together to respond to the current employment crisis by leveraging the power of entrepreneurship. Tamara Pupic reports from Endeavor’s Scale-Up UAE event held recently at the Four Seasons Dubai.

The Gulf's sovereign dilemma
Banking & Finance»

The Gulf's sovereign dilemma

Saturday, 9 April 2016 12:15 AM

With oil prices still faltering around their lowest level in 11 years, many GCC governments are drawing down assets from their once swelling sovereign wealth funds to plug budget deficits. Yet this is having a knock-on impact on global markets

The waiting game: Abu Dhabi's property market
Property»

The waiting game: Abu Dhabi's property market

Friday, 8 April 2016 12:16 AM

It is rare for an emerging market capital city to experience such little action in its real estate. But in Abu Dhabi, that is good news

Gulf's bond market thaws as panic over oil fades
Banking & Finance»

Gulf's bond market thaws as panic over oil fades

Thursday, 7 April 2016 5:45 PM

Improved sentiment seen in the response to a $500m, five-year debut bond this week by Qatar's Ahli Bank

Saudi king sets aside frustrations with Egypt for state visit
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Saudi king sets aside frustrations with Egypt for state visit

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 2:21 PM

Rare foreign trip by Saudi ruler will counter media commentary of discord between the richest Arab state and the most populous

Saudi Arabia's bitter Lebanese divorce
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Saudi Arabia's bitter Lebanese divorce

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 11:54 AM

Riyadh cuts aid to Lebanese army and security services in a move seen as abandoning Lebanon to Iranian influence


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