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A humbler Qatar still wants to punch above its weight
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A humbler Qatar still wants to punch above its weight

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:05 AM

Qatar has acquired more than $335bn worth of assets around the globe, buying up trophies such as London’s Shard

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

Soft money: will cash transactions soon be a thing of the past?
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Soft money: will cash transactions soon be a thing of the past?

Friday, 3 March 2017 1:26 AM

The rapid digitisation of banking in the UAE is enabling robots and smartphones to replace bank tellers and cash transactions. But there is a limit to the transformation, experts say

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

Taking cover: Inside the GCC home insurance market
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Taking cover: Inside the GCC home insurance market

Monday, 27 February 2017 2:51 PM

Home insurance in the GCC remains remarkably low, despite arresting reports of fires that have caused costly damage to homes and treasured possessions. Industry players say residents are finally sitting up and taking note, but the transitory nature of expats and a general lack of awareness continue to suppress demand.

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

Deal-making to drive 2017 Middle Eastern banking fee bonanza
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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

Accounting meets religion in challenge for Islamic banks
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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

Banking on reforms in Kuwait
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Banking on reforms in Kuwait

Saturday, 22 October 2016 2:05 AM

As Kuwait stares down its first deficit in 20 years, the Gulf state is relying on its financial sector to help navigate choppy fiscal waters. Delayed plans to privatise the Kuwait Stock Exchange are finally on the home stretch and could prove vital to the country’s recovery

Saudis face dilemma between size and pricing in debut bond sale
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Saudis face dilemma between size and pricing in debut bond sale

Monday, 17 October 2016 2:03 PM

Riyadh is under pressure to maximise the size of its international issue with a 2016 state budget that envisages an $87bn deficit

Saudis cut wage, benefit bill in delicate pursuit of austerity
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Saudis cut wage, benefit bill in delicate pursuit of austerity

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 7:33 PM

Some Saudis appear prepared to accept austerity following the signal that ministers would share the pain

Who audits the auditors?
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Who audits the auditors?

Saturday, 17 September 2016 1:56 PM

DIFC Courts is hearing a case against the Middle East branch of auditor Deloitte for allegedly failing to spot a complex money laundering scheme financing drug trafficking and terrorism from Lebanon. But the accusations also raise questions over whether regional operations of the ‘Big Four’ auditors are appropriately monitored.

Saudis tighten their belts for Eid in age of austerity
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Saudis tighten their belts for Eid in age of austerity

Monday, 5 September 2016 3:45 PM

Gov't cuts, which began late in 2015, are now rippling through almost every area of the Saudi economy, reducing consumers' disposable income

Fly economy class, share an office: Qatar's new reality
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Fly economy class, share an office: Qatar's new reality

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 5:29 PM

Gov't employees are being asked to make savings as low energy prices force austerity even among the world's wealthiest citizens

Saudi Arabia, other issuers gear up as Gulf bond crush looms
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Saudi Arabia, other issuers gear up as Gulf bond crush looms

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 3:49 PM

Cash-strapped region gears up for one of its heaviest-ever periods of international issuance


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