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Keeping up with China's rising consumer class
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Keeping up with China's rising consumer class

Sunday, 27 November 2016 3:06 PM

Surging income growth within the world’s second largest economy presents a wealth of new opportunities for businesses in Dubai.

Powering growth: UAE needs to look beyond the traditional avenues for innovation
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Powering growth: UAE needs to look beyond the traditional avenues for innovation

Sunday, 20 November 2016 4:35 PM

Abdulla Kalban, managing director and CEO, Emirates Global Aluminium, on how innovation can make our lives easier

How Trump can win back friends in the GCC
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How Trump can win back friends in the GCC

Friday, 11 November 2016 1:55 PM

If the president-elect wants to achieve anything in the Middle East, he has to work with, not against, the region’s leaders.

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What could be the economic impact from a Trump presidency?
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What could be the economic impact from a Trump presidency?

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 3:55 PM

Initial impact will be felt largely through the financial markets, with uncertainty about Trump’s unpredictability the main concern

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Dubai: The Islamic finance waystation on the New Silk Road
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Dubai: The Islamic finance waystation on the New Silk Road

Thursday, 27 October 2016 9:57 AM

At a time when China is reshaping its trade relations with the world as part of the One Belt One Road initiative, it is essential for the UAE to maximise its potential as a vital business partner in this changing environment.

Will Kuwait's political rollercoaster derail?
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Will Kuwait's political rollercoaster derail?

Saturday, 22 October 2016 2:05 AM

Dissolving Kuwait’s parliament – the most cooperative in years – could backfire, says Courtney Trenwith

Citizenship for expats in the UAE – progressive or elitist?
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Citizenship for expats in the UAE – progressive or elitist?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 4:54 PM

The issue should focus on those who support naturalisation, rather than accusing those on the other side for being inflexible

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Dubai: the smartest city of the future?
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Dubai: the smartest city of the future?

Friday, 14 October 2016 12:36 AM

Dubai’s passionate adoption of futuristic technologies could see it leapfrog other developed economies, says Courtney Trenwith

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Why Saudi Arabia's private sector needs to step up
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Why Saudi Arabia's private sector needs to step up

Friday, 30 September 2016 12:26 AM

The kingdom’s government is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to funding millions of public sector jobs, says Ed Attwood

Expat citizenship could help solve Dubai's economic challenge
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Expat citizenship could help solve Dubai's economic challenge

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 9:28 AM

About half of Dubai’s $143 billion pile of debt has to be repaid by the end of the decade - almost double the UAE’s forecast revenue from exporting oil this year

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The calculus of conflict in the Middle East
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The calculus of conflict in the Middle East

Monday, 19 September 2016 12:14 PM

Christine Lagarde said IMF, along with the international community, will be called upon to assist in rebuilding the economy once the conflicts end

Banking on new bankruptcy legislation
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Banking on new bankruptcy legislation

Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:21 AM

The UAE’s approved insolvency law is its most valuable investment in the economy in years, says Courtney Trenwith

Who fears the lady in the burkini?
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Who fears the lady in the burkini?

Monday, 22 August 2016 12:13 PM

Burkini is a linguistic cross between a burka and a bikini, has been banned on some beaches in France because is not compatible with its values

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For Dubai's expats, the grass is not always greener on the other side
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For Dubai's expats, the grass is not always greener on the other side

Saturday, 13 August 2016 12:26 AM

Anecdotal evidence suggests that while some workers are leaving the country, many others have decided to stay put, says Ed Attwood

How do the numbers stack up in the UAE, Saudi Arabia?
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How do the numbers stack up in the UAE, Saudi Arabia?

Friday, 5 August 2016 1:28 AM

Growth in the UAE and Saudi Arabia is slower compared to 2014 and 2015, but cuts in government spending may have gone too far


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