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Beating state debt addiction proves hard for UAE banks
Banking & Finance»

Beating state debt addiction proves hard for UAE banks

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 4:14 PM

Banks' exposure to the public sector as a percentage of capital stood at 128% in May, the highest since the late 1970s

The challenges facing CEOs in the Middle East
Industries»

The challenges facing CEOs in the Middle East

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 4:07 PM

Jan Bladen, the former executive advisor and programme lead to the Abu Dhabi Global Market, and founding COO of the Dubai Financial Services Authority, examines the challenges faced by CEOs in the Middle East including cultural barriers, talent shortages and corporate governance

Danger zone: what would the wider impact of a slowdown in China have on the Gulf?
Markets»

Danger zone: what would the wider impact of a slowdown in China have on the Gulf?

Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:55 AM

Last week’s stock market crash in China sent shockwaves through global markets. We analyse what this means for the Middle East, which is already reeling from the fall in the price of oil.

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Is Gulf developers' love of London set to cost them a lot more?
Property»

Is Gulf developers' love of London set to cost them a lot more?

Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:54 AM

Controversial changes to property planning legislation in the UK were recently overturned by the High Court in a ruling that could see Gulf developers billed millions more in fees. We speak to experts about the potential impact on the Arab obsession with luxury London property

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The case for free trade in the GCC
Politics & Economics»

The case for free trade in the GCC

Friday, 28 August 2015 1:31 AM

An unprecedented number of free trade agreements are being signed globally, but the GCC remains far behind. With the decline in oil revenues, the emphasis on closer economic ties could become more urgent

Battling the pirates of the Gulf's TV airwaves
Media»

Battling the pirates of the Gulf's TV airwaves

Friday, 28 August 2015 1:31 AM

A coalition of broadcasters and satellite providers is campaigning to eradicate TV piracy in the Gulf, but advanced technology and stubborn viewers are complicating their task

Dubai's smart palm tree technology revealed
Technology»

Dubai's smart palm tree technology revealed

Thursday, 27 August 2015 3:29 PM

Smart Palms harness the sun's energy to allow people to look up city information, access Wi-Fi, and charge their phones, all for free

MidEast boutiques seek to become fashionable M&A choice
Banking & Finance»

MidEast boutiques seek to become fashionable M&A choice

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:10 PM

Number of such firms in the Middle East is growing, centred on the free zones in Dubai, the region's finance hub

FOCUS - Bahrain’s fiscal tightrope: the island state's battle to regain lost ground
Politics & Economics»

FOCUS - Bahrain’s fiscal tightrope: the island state's battle to regain lost ground

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:56 AM

Once the region’s trendsetter, Bahrain has been falling behind its Gulf neighbours on numerous counts, as it struggles to recover from a domino effect of the economic downturn, political unrest and lower oil prices. But is the island kingdom really down and out?

StartUp Academy: Overcoming online payment challenges
StartUp»

StartUp Academy: Overcoming online payment challenges

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 1:04 PM

Experts in e-commerce addressed scores of attendees at the latest Arabian Business StartUp Academy, helping them overcome common hurdles in online payments.

Decision time looms for Saudi on nuclear power?
Energy»

Decision time looms for Saudi on nuclear power?

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 11:37 AM

As other countries push ahead with their plans for conventional nuclear power, Saudi Arabia has been left behind. But the fall of the oil price and rocketing domestic energy demand means that the time has come for the kingdom to decide its nuclear future.

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Saudi money market turmoil shows bank jitters over bond issues
Banking & Finance»

Saudi money market turmoil shows bank jitters over bond issues

Monday, 17 August 2015 3:12 PM

Money market moves show concern about Saudi banks' ability to absorb multi-year series of bond issues

Dubai déjà vu? Buildings with international twins
Construction»

Dubai déjà vu? Buildings with international twins

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 1:46 PM

Lookalike architecture: We look at five buildings in the UAE which echo projects worldwide

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Analysis: How to market a hotel in 2015 (tip: ignore star ratings)
Travel & Hospitality»

Analysis: How to market a hotel in 2015 (tip: ignore star ratings)

Thursday, 6 August 2015 9:35 AM

Millennials don't care about star ratings - and neither should you. Top tips on how Middle East hoteliers can market their hotels in the new era.

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Gulf's days of easy money ending under oil price pressures
Politics & Economics»

Gulf's days of easy money ending under oil price pressures

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 8:02 PM

Money market rates start to rise, partly because of the damage which cheap oil is doing to gov't finances


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