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Saudi Arabia spends money to make money
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Saudi Arabia spends money to make money

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 8:17 PM

Tour of Asia by Saudi Arabia's King Salman advances drive to attract foreign investment but comes with an expensive price tag

Where is Bahrain headed?
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Where is Bahrain headed?

Sunday, 19 March 2017 9:24 AM

The kingdom has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy to forge a new path

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Trump, Saudi Arabia in mutual embrace
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Trump, Saudi Arabia in mutual embrace

Thursday, 16 March 2017 2:46 PM

US President Donald Trump may not be popular in much of the Muslim world but he has been embraced by Saudi Arabia

How Saudi women are uniting to inspire new generation
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How Saudi women are uniting to inspire new generation

Saturday, 11 March 2017 11:00 AM

Saudi women from adventurers to inventors are hoping a unique conference in Riyadh on Saturday will highlight their changing role

Oman gains breathing space with jumbo $5bn bond sale
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Oman gains breathing space with jumbo $5bn bond sale

Thursday, 2 March 2017 3:34 PM

Order books for the issue totalled $20bn, showing that Oman can for now count on strong international demand for its debt

Closing the Gulf's gender gap
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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.

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

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

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

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

Anxious times as Middle East awaits clarity on Trump's policies
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Anxious times as Middle East awaits clarity on Trump's policies

Saturday, 12 November 2016 2:40 PM

Donald Trump’s surprise presidential win is expected to rattle financial markets globally for some time to come, with the Middle East particularly watching to see how the contradictory, unpredictable Republican will lead the world’s most powerful country.


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