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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

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

Confronting the refugee crisis
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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

Accelerating the reform agenda in the GCC's financial markets
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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

Global volatility offers a silver lining for GCC's private banking industry
Banking & Finance»

Global volatility offers a silver lining for GCC's private banking industry

Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:45 PM

There is significant room for growth in the GCC, given the unprecedented economic diversification through privatisation plans and subsidy reform

Saudi economy to maintain growth in 2017 despite challenges
Politics & Economics»

Saudi economy to maintain growth in 2017 despite challenges

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 7:52 PM

The private sector will play a critical role in pumping money into projects and boosting confidence in the local economy, says KPMG's Abdullah Al Fozan

Donald Trump remains an unknown entity
Politics & Economics»

Donald Trump remains an unknown entity

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 1:17 PM

The US president-elect has already had a major effect on financial markets, but the long term impact remains unknown

Why the UAE economy is set to outperform the region
Politics & Economics»

Why the UAE economy is set to outperform the region

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 1:14 PM

Thanks to the government’s diversification policies, sectors such as tourism, manufacturing and exports are poised for expansion, says Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

The UAE's road to sustainability
Politics & Economics»

The UAE's road to sustainability

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 1:13 PM

The UAE is intensifying its recycling efforts, with a target to divert 75 percent of waste from landfills by 2021

More legal reforms required in the UAE, says Habib Al Mulla
Politics & Economics»

More legal reforms required in the UAE, says Habib Al Mulla

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:43 PM

The UAE still needs to modernise its commercial laws — including arbitration, capital markets, banking and data protection — to bring the business environment in line with global standards

The very different meanings of a person's 'last meal'
Politics & Economics»

The very different meanings of a person's 'last meal'

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:08 PM

We cannot wait for others to act to fight hunger, we must use 2017 to live up to our responsibility to think about the food we waste, says HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein

Kuwait's new parliament must act maturely to safeguard the country’s economic future
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Kuwait's new parliament must act maturely to safeguard the country’s economic future

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:03 PM

Anas Al Saleh reappointment as finance minister is a clear signal that the government will continue to strongly pursue fiscal and subsidy reform, says Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout, vice-chairman, Al-Yaqout Group

Dubai well-positioned to reap the benefits of changing global trade patterns in 2017
Politics & Economics»

Dubai well-positioned to reap the benefits of changing global trade patterns in 2017

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 11:58 AM

Hamad Buamim, president and CEO of Dubai Chamber, is confident that Dubai will achieve its growth targets this year.

Iran, Trump, and the nuclear deal in 2017
Politics & Economics»

Iran, Trump, and the nuclear deal in 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017 12:23 PM

Arrival of a new American president on January 20th brings more questions than answers as to the JCPOA’s future and Iran’s relations with the world


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