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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

Power to the people in Saudi Arabia
Energy»

Power to the people in Saudi Arabia

Friday, 2 December 2016 1:04 AM

As Saudi Arabia fights to control surging electricity demand, the government is increasingly turning to the private sector. With an 80-year history in the kingdom, General Electric’s recent $1bn of investment is starting to pay off

Inside Google's brave new world
Technology»

Inside Google's brave new world

Friday, 2 December 2016 1:03 AM

The $500bn technology giant is extending its reach into hardware and artificial intelligence, ultimately aiming to create a sophisticated robot that can communicate with smart-device users to get things done. In London, Google’s senior executives talk Arabian Business through its bold vision

Accounting meets religion in challenge for Islamic banks
Banking & Finance»

Accounting meets religion in challenge for Islamic banks

Monday, 28 November 2016 3:20 PM

Reconciling accounting standards and religious principles is challenging Islamic banks and regulators as they adapt to new international book-keeping rules

Under attack: how to beat the hackers
Technology»

Under attack: how to beat the hackers

Saturday, 26 November 2016 1:30 AM

The smarter technology gets the more opportunities there are for cyberattacks. As threat levels are elevated to unprecedented heights, companies, governments and security experts are frantically re-assessing how they manage the risks

After all the hype, what's the future for Hyperloop One
Transport»

After all the hype, what's the future for Hyperloop One

Monday, 21 November 2016 12:55 PM

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One may have struck a deal this month with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority to explore the case for an ultra-fast levitating transport system in the UAE, but there will be plenty of speed bumps along the journey.

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RAK to the future: Forging a reputation on the global business stage
Politics & Economics»

RAK to the future: Forging a reputation on the global business stage

Saturday, 19 November 2016 10:46 AM

Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE’s second-smallest emirate, is quietly boosting its tourism, free zones and real estate.


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