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Why intellectual property fee hikes need to be redesigned
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Why intellectual property fee hikes need to be redesigned

Saturday, 16 July 2016 12:47 AM

Several Gulf states have declared their intention to create ‘knowledge economies’ but high taxes on creativity do little to inspire, says Courtney Trenwith

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How the Brexit aftermath affects the GCC
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How the Brexit aftermath affects the GCC

Saturday, 2 July 2016 12:55 AM

There will be winners and losers as the global economy comes to terms with the still-unknown implications of the UK’s shock decision, says Courtney Trenwith

Successful heirs sustain family businesses
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Successful heirs sustain family businesses

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 11:11 AM

Legal frameworks have holes; all generations must support the management plan

Trump and UK's Leave campaign are peas in a pod
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Trump and UK's Leave campaign are peas in a pod

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:40 AM

Like the ‘Brexiteers’, Trump successfully thumped his rivals in the Republican primaries by making outrageous statements, often unsubstantiated

Saudi Arabia’s economic balancing act
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Saudi Arabia’s economic balancing act

Saturday, 18 June 2016 3:31 PM

The kingdom needs to manage a fine line between delivering targets and not overrunning costs.

It's not too late for Kurdistan
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It's not too late for Kurdistan

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:23 AM

The autonomous region of northern Iraq may have fallen from its lofty heights of 2013, but there is still plenty of potential, says Courtney Trenwith

The Brexit benefits for the GCC
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The Brexit benefits for the GCC

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 8:51 AM

A possible UK split from the EU could see both strive for greater economic ties with the Gulf to offset their losses.

Why Saudi Arabia will struggle to kick its addiction to oil
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Why Saudi Arabia will struggle to kick its addiction to oil

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 5:08 PM

Transforming the economy is an enormously ambitious undertaking fraught with considerable risks, says Reuters analyst John Kemp

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Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran
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Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran

Monday, 18 April 2016 7:57 PM

Gulf kingdom's decision to scupper negotiations on a coordinated oil output freeze is significant shift in policy, says Reuters analyst John Kemp

Arab Youth Survey: A generation in transition
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Arab Youth Survey: A generation in transition

Sunday, 17 April 2016 10:30 AM

Amidst fears of unemployment, ongoing conflicts, the re-emergence of Iran and the new desire for stability over democracy, Arab youth are finding glimpses of optimism.

Why Saudi Arabia's new transparency is a breath of fresh air
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Why Saudi Arabia's new transparency is a breath of fresh air

Friday, 8 April 2016 12:17 AM

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's announcement of his plans to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil has left questions as well as answers, says Ed Attwood

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A new world
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A new world

Sunday, 27 March 2016 11:35 AM

Today’s generation of Arab youth are just as likely to be known for their creativity and humanity as their power or wealth.

Gulf migrant workers will be biggest victims of oil shock
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Gulf migrant workers will be biggest victims of oil shock

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 7:25 PM

Reuters analyst John Kemp says impact of cheap oil will reverberate to poor countries across the Middle East and South Asia

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Dubai's private sector faces short-term challenges but long-term opportunities
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Dubai's private sector faces short-term challenges but long-term opportunities

Friday, 11 March 2016 1:05 AM

The decline in operating conditions in February may be a concern, but there are reasons to be positive about the economy in general, says Ed Attwood

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GCC private firms are excluding women at their own peril
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GCC private firms are excluding women at their own peril

Friday, 4 March 2016 1:24 AM

Governments, usually trailing behind social advancement, are leading the way for gender parity in the Gulf, says Courtney Trenwith


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