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Why MENA stock markets are likely to shine in 2017
Markets»

Why MENA stock markets are likely to shine in 2017

Saturday, 21 January 2017 1:33 AM

While a veil of uncertainty remains, there are plenty of reasons the region is better positioned to attract investors than its emerging market peers

Harnessing a solar future in the Gulf
Energy»

Harnessing a solar future in the Gulf

Saturday, 21 January 2017 1:33 AM

World-class deals have seen the GCC reach a ‘tipping point’ but there are more opportunities to be captured

Sparking accountability: the UAE's new fire code
Construction»

Sparking accountability: the UAE's new fire code

Friday, 20 January 2017 1:34 AM

The new UAE fire safety standards will not be effective unless someone is unambiguously held legally responsible for preventing and responding to a blaze

How to be decisive, despite uncertainty
Business»

How to be decisive, despite uncertainty

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 9:03 AM

Don't have all the information you require to make a decision? Great leaders must still take decisive action, despite uncertainty

Successful leaders' little secrets
Business»

Successful leaders' little secrets

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:42 AM

In his book 100 Things Successful people Do, one of the world's top executive coaches - Nigel Cumberland – explains some little-known secrets to success

Why UAE expats want more from a skilled economy
Politics & Economics»

Why UAE expats want more from a skilled economy

Saturday, 14 January 2017 1:16 AM

The UAE will need to ensure a good quality of life for residents if it is to meet its goal of increasing the number of professional workers, says Courtney Trenwith

How to find value in uncertain times
Politics & Economics»

How to find value in uncertain times

Thursday, 12 January 2017 5:28 PM

GCC equity valuations remain reasonably attractive given the global economic circumstances, and investors are becoming more comfortable with investing in start-ups

Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector
Retail»

Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector

Thursday, 12 January 2017 5:27 PM

GCC consumers’ increasing holistic approach to choosing healthy and well-priced items presents a big opportunity for retailers in 2017

Tourism strategies will feed the MICE sector
Travel & Hospitality»

Tourism strategies will feed the MICE sector

Thursday, 12 January 2017 5:27 PM

New players will have to build on their unique selling points to establish themselves as a serious destination for business events

Smart cities to get even smarter
Technology»

Smart cities to get even smarter

Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:52 PM

Gulf governments are ambitiously adopting the internet of things to improve communication and citizen services

Confronting the refugee crisis
Politics & Economics»

Confronting the refugee crisis

Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:48 PM

A more realistic approach will help combat fear and uncertainty that threatens to divide us even further

Interest in affordable housing is rising, says Danube's Rizwan Sajan
Property»

Interest in affordable housing is rising, says Danube's Rizwan Sajan

Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:48 PM

After largely ignoring the lower property segment, developers and investors are realising its potential

Accelerating the reform agenda in the GCC's financial markets
Politics & Economics»

Accelerating the reform agenda in the GCC's financial markets

Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:47 PM

GCC financial markets will benefit from governments’ increasingly reliance on external funding

Private equity activity in Gulf region to increase significantly
Banking & Finance»

Private equity activity in Gulf region to increase significantly

Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:47 PM

Fast-growing sectors such as e-commerce, food, FMCG, logistics and business services will dominate investment

Tech trends to dominate in 2017
Technology»

Tech trends to dominate in 2017

Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:46 PM

From Chatbots and deep learning to automation, technology will continue to impact every facet of life


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