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Qatar’s 2022 World Cup: An investment legacy own goal?
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Qatar’s 2022 World Cup: An investment legacy own goal?

Thursday, 26 June 2014 4:56 PM

Political risk analyst Ruth Lux on why Qatar has already scored a hat-trick of achievements despite ongoing controversy

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A taxing issue for the Gulf
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A taxing issue for the Gulf

Monday, 26 May 2014 4:03 PM

Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout looks at pros and cons in the ongoing taxation debate

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The end of corporate corruption in the Middle East?
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The end of corporate corruption in the Middle East?

Saturday, 24 May 2014 10:47 AM

One barrier to growth is the perception of a lack of transparency and accountability among Gulf-based businesses

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The challenges facing the next Indian government
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The challenges facing the next Indian government

Sunday, 11 May 2014 9:43 AM

In a country of 1.2 billion, improving living standards through education, health and infrastructure are vital.

Gandhi vs Modi: the race enters its final stage
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Gandhi vs Modi: the race enters its final stage

Sunday, 11 May 2014 9:43 AM

Political discourse has all but evaporated in perhaps the most divisive general election for decades.

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India holds its breath
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India holds its breath

Sunday, 11 May 2014 9:36 AM

The world’s biggest democracy deserves a leader with a strong mandate to govern. Unfortunately, it may not get what it deserves.

Moment of truth for the Arab youth
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Moment of truth for the Arab youth

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:35 AM

This year’s Arab Youth survey suggests that entrepreneurial spirit is high and a growing number of young Arabs would like to work in the private sector.

How do women become leaders?
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How do women become leaders?

Monday, 31 March 2014 8:52 AM

The Gulf countries should implement informal and formal policy programmes aimed at female empowerment

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Why UK firms have much to offer Middle East
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Why UK firms have much to offer Middle East

Friday, 14 March 2014 10:33 AM

British companies remain at the cutting edge of global creativity and have so much to offer to the Middle East region, says UK minister

The vicious circle of Saudi Arabia’s housing market
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The vicious circle of Saudi Arabia’s housing market

Saturday, 22 February 2014 2:47 AM

With the kingdom’s population now projected to add another 7 million people by 2020, this problem has the potential to get a whole lot worse, says Ed Attwood

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Emerging markets' big danger is financial markets
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Emerging markets' big danger is financial markets

Friday, 21 February 2014 3:28 PM

Poorer countries face being locked out of global capital markets, but for canny investors there are some emerging bargains to be had

The Chinese are coming
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The Chinese are coming

Saturday, 8 February 2014 10:43 AM

Never mind the ill omens: Chinese investors will continue to fill their boots amid Dubai’s real estate boom, says Daniel Shane

Time to break the cycle of unemployment
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Time to break the cycle of unemployment

Monday, 20 January 2014 11:16 AM

Majid Jafar says youth unemployment rates across the Arab world are nearly twice the global average

A Prasad: Fiscal consolidation needed
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A Prasad: Fiscal consolidation needed

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 10:49 AM

With the substantial fiscal and financial buffers that have been built up, the GCC may be in a strong position but more needs to be done, says IMF deputy division chief A Prasad.

Kamal Ahmed: Kingdom rising
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Kamal Ahmed: Kingdom rising

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 10:49 AM

Kamal Ahmed, Bahrain’s minister of transportation and acting CEO of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), is expecting continued acceleration in economic growth for the kingdom this year.


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