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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

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
Energy»

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
Energy»

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.


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