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Alitalia 'revitalised' after Etihad investment, says Hogan
Banking & Finance»

Alitalia 'revitalised' after Etihad investment, says Hogan

Friday, 28 August 2015 9:03 AM

Abu Dhabi airline chief confirms plan for Italy's national carrier to break-even in 2016 and see profits in 2017

Optimism among MidEast CFOs slumps as cheap oil bites
Politics & Economics»

Optimism among MidEast CFOs slumps as cheap oil bites

Friday, 28 August 2015 9:03 AM

Deloitte study shows just 26% of finance chiefs reporting positive prospects compared to 47% before oil price declines

Qatar picked to host first Pakistan Super League
Sport»

Qatar picked to host first Pakistan Super League

Friday, 28 August 2015 9:02 AM

Gulf state will move into lucrative Twenty20 cricket market by hosting inaugural event next February

Dubai theme park hires partners for global brand roll-out
Travel & Hospitality»

Dubai theme park hires partners for global brand roll-out

Friday, 28 August 2015 9:02 AM

IMG Worlds of Adventure appoints Bell Pottinger, Impact BBDO, Havas Worldwide and Ninth Space

Dubai residents snub home insurance cover despite fire risk
Banking & Finance»

Dubai residents snub home insurance cover despite fire risk

Friday, 28 August 2015 1:10 AM

New survey reveals more than 60% of residents living in the emirate do not have home insurance

UK's Carillion says cheap oil could hamper Gulf expansion plans
Construction»

UK's Carillion says cheap oil could hamper Gulf expansion plans

Friday, 28 August 2015 1:09 AM

Construction firm says it is watching Oman 'with interest' as it has more exposure to oil price than other MidEast nations

Saudi foreign reserves fall slows in July after bond sale
Banking & Finance»

Saudi foreign reserves fall slows in July after bond sale

Friday, 28 August 2015 1:09 AM

Central bank data shows assets shrink by 0.5% to $661bn compared to previous month as low oil prices continue

Qatar Airways says to restart flights to India's Nagpur
Transport»

Qatar Airways says to restart flights to India's Nagpur

Friday, 28 August 2015 1:09 AM

Service will take the airline’s total weekly passenger flights from 95 to 102 across 13 cities in India

Dubai ruler plans helipads at remote Scottish estate
Construction»

Dubai ruler plans helipads at remote Scottish estate

Friday, 28 August 2015 1:09 AM

Sheikh Mohammed files planning application to build four helicopter landing sites at Inverinate Estate

Whale shark spotted swimming in Dubai Marina
Culture & Society»

Whale shark spotted swimming in Dubai Marina

Thursday, 27 August 2015 7:28 PM

Unexpected visitor causes stir in Dubai Marina as passers-by post photos and videos on social media

Dubai pay-TV firm OSN said to sign $400m loan
Banking & Finance»

Dubai pay-TV firm OSN said to sign $400m loan

Thursday, 27 August 2015 7:18 PM

Banking sources say funds will be used for general business purposes and to refinance existing debt

Kuwait Airways plane forced to return to airport after bird strike
Transport»

Kuwait Airways plane forced to return to airport after bird strike

Thursday, 27 August 2015 3:02 PM

Flight KU301 from Kuwait to Mumbai returns safely to Kuwait Airport; passengers switched to another plane

Giving back: the private foundations set up by the world's richest
Lifestyle»

Giving back: the private foundations set up by the world's richest

Thursday, 27 August 2015 2:31 PM

Over 5,000 foundations have total assets of around $560 billion.

Saudi's King Salman set to visit US for the first time
Politics & Economics»

Saudi's King Salman set to visit US for the first time

Thursday, 27 August 2015 2:08 PM

Unconfirmed trip is expected to smooth over differences with President Obama following Iran nuclear deal

UAE's $47m plan to develop its UN base in New York
Property»

UAE's $47m plan to develop its UN base in New York

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:48 PM

UAE has reportedly bought two properties next to its Permanent Mission of the UAE to the United Nations base


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