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Austerity? Not for us, say rich Gulf states as oil slides
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Austerity? Not for us, say rich Gulf states as oil slides

Sunday, 11 January 2015 5:21 PM

Economic defences which the Gulf states built up after the global financial crisis to cope with just such a drop in oil are holding

Saudi Arabia builds start-up culture with state oil money
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Saudi Arabia builds start-up culture with state oil money

Thursday, 11 December 2014 4:47 PM

Gov't has previously has found it hard to promote start-ups in a society which lacks a culture of risk-taking

Why PE's back in vogue in the Middle East
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Why PE's back in vogue in the Middle East

Friday, 28 November 2014 1:13 AM

Confidence is returning to the Gulf’s private equity market after local investors took a hit after the global financial crisis.

The curious case of David Haigh
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The curious case of David Haigh

Saturday, 1 November 2014 1:58 AM

The story of how the former Leeds United boss went from football fan and manager of his favourite English club to a lengthy stay in a Dubai prison on fraud allegations has gripped newspaper headlines on both sides of the world

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How Mashreq hits the sweet spot
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How Mashreq hits the sweet spot

Saturday, 1 November 2014 1:57 AM

Mashreq’s retail operations in a series of Middle Eastern markets have helped contribute to some impressive bottom-line results in the last couple of years. Three regional executives from one of the UAE’s biggest lenders explain how that strategy could bring in $1.4bn in profits by 2020

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Q&A with Noor Bank
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Q&A with Noor Bank

Sunday, 19 October 2014 3:07 PM

Kazim Ali, head of corporate banking at Noor Bank, discusses SME finance, managing growth, and risk assessment

Saudi bank's $6bn IPO ignites religious controversy
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Saudi bank's $6bn IPO ignites religious controversy

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 7:21 PM

Plans by National Commercial Bank have prompted some clerics to suggest it violates Islamic principles

Dubai flexes legal muscles as financial court system grows
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Dubai flexes legal muscles as financial court system grows

Monday, 29 September 2014 3:27 PM

Landmark ruling by the court system in Dubai's financial free zone suggests growing influence in way international business disputes are resolved

Finance talk with RAKBANK
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Finance talk with RAKBANK

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 9:02 AM

StartUp sat down with RAKBANK’s head of personal banking, Ian Hodges, and head of RAKFinance, Ajoy Kane, to learn more about how the bank is helping small business access all-important funding.

Tips from the top: Hisham Al Gurg
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Tips from the top: Hisham Al Gurg

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 9:02 AM

High profile investor and entrepreneur Hisham Al Gurg discusses what it takes to succeed in the world of business

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The hubsters' ecosystem
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The hubsters' ecosystem

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 9:00 AM

Tamara Pupic visits Impact Hub Dubai, the first local branch of the global hubsters’ movement, for its first Live Crowdfunding Contest

Capital plans: how Qatar's banks are shaping up
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Capital plans: how Qatar's banks are shaping up

Friday, 25 July 2014 7:07 PM

Ahli Bank chief executive Salah Murad says that despite competition and potential inflation, the Qatari banking sector is in rude health.

The spectacular rise and fall of Arabtec
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The spectacular rise and fall of Arabtec

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 6:59 PM

The ups and downs of Dubai most heavily traded stock teaches hard lessons about how risky the region remains for investors

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MidEast investors eye $180bn overseas spending
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MidEast investors eye $180bn overseas spending

Monday, 16 June 2014 2:36 PM

Arab institutional investors have been buying up swathes of European cities, with London the firm favourite. As new research estimates that $180bn will be invested by Middle East funds outside their home market in the next decade, we look at the factors and trends influencing this massive cash trail

Gateway to a new era
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Gateway to a new era

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 11:28 AM

Could Telr be the answer to start-ups’ prayers? The new three-in-one payment gateway concept aims to smooth e-payments for young businesses, as well as offering the potential of funding.


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