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Etihad says on track to raise $2bn in loans in 2014
Banking & Finance»

Etihad says on track to raise $2bn in loans in 2014

Thursday, 18 September 2014 4:54 PM

Abu Dhabi-based airline says financing will fund equity investments and aircraft purchases

Industries Qatar shelves multi-billion dollar petchems project
Energy»

Industries Qatar shelves multi-billion dollar petchems project

Thursday, 18 September 2014 4:24 PM

Gulf's second-largest petrochemicals firm says Al Sejeel complex on hold; studying new scheme instead

Cheaper oil 'no big threat' to Gulf economies, say analysts
Politics & Economics»

Cheaper oil 'no big threat' to Gulf economies, say analysts

Thursday, 18 September 2014 3:42 PM

Huge financial reserves in region arre expected to cushion countries from impact of lower oil price

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed meets UN refugee chief
Politics & Economics»

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed meets UN refugee chief

Thursday, 18 September 2014 2:04 PM

Prince Alwaleed and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres discussed the World Humanitarian Forum to be held in Turkey

ISIS threat 'will affect region's economy'
Politics & Economics»

ISIS threat 'will affect region's economy'

Thursday, 18 September 2014 2:03 PM

The Italian ambassador to Saudi Arabia has warned if ISIS is not contained soon, investors will be turned off the Middle East

Dubai regulator imposes curbs on local Espirito Santo bank
Banking & Finance»

Dubai regulator imposes curbs on local Espirito Santo bank

Thursday, 18 September 2014 2:02 PM

Dubai Financial Services Authority takes action after Portuguese group ran into financial problems

UAE's Mubadala says H1 profit is up by 23%
Banking & Finance»

UAE's Mubadala says H1 profit is up by 23%

Thursday, 18 September 2014 2:02 PM

Abu Dhabi state-owned investment fund says performance aided by higher income from joint ventures

US House votes to arm Syrian rebels
Politics & Economics»

US House votes to arm Syrian rebels

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:17 PM

Questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat ISIL militants.

Measles vaccination campaign halted in northern Syria after 15 children die
Healthcare»

Measles vaccination campaign halted in northern Syria after 15 children die

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:07 PM

Tragedy likely to damage trust in health services in opposition-held areas

Basketball's world body allows religious head coverings
Culture & Society»

Basketball's world body allows religious head coverings

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:05 PM

Muslims and Sikhs will be allowed to wear the hijab and turban during a two-year trial

Cavalli UAE partner to unveil first hotel, 3 new clubs as part of long-term IPO plans
Travel & Hospitality»

Cavalli UAE partner to unveil first hotel, 3 new clubs as part of long-term IPO plans

Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:18 AM

Pragma Group to open first branded hotel in Dubai, with clubs in Moscow, Morocco and Sao Paolo, ahead of plans for a listing within 3 years

ISIL were planning random beheading in Sydney, claims Australian PM
Politics & Economics»

ISIL were planning random beheading in Sydney, claims Australian PM

Thursday, 18 September 2014 9:44 AM

Militants were planning to film demonstration killings, Tony Abbott said

“UAE not ready to decriminalise bounced cheques,” says Mashreq boss
Banking & Finance»

“UAE not ready to decriminalise bounced cheques,” says Mashreq boss

Thursday, 18 September 2014 9:08 AM

AbdulAziz Al Ghurair, chairman of the UAE Banks Federation, says the paper payment is still crucial to the financial system

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Seven Tides releases luxury Palm penthouses, prices from $5.5m
Property»

Seven Tides releases luxury Palm penthouses, prices from $5.5m

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 8:13 PM

Developer announces release of 12 apartments at its Anantara Residences Dubai on Palm Jumeirah

Emir assures Merkel that Qatar doesn't fund extremists
Politics & Economics»

Emir assures Merkel that Qatar doesn't fund extremists

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 6:56 PM

Qatar's ruler tells German Chancellor that his own country's security is jeopardised by militants


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