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Time for big nations to declare war on FIFA
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Time for big nations to declare war on FIFA

Saturday, 29 November 2014 4:05 AM

Without top-tier sponsors, the long and painful reign of Sepp Blatter and his cronies may finally be coming to an end, says Anil Bhoyrul

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Focus: The tough questions facing Saudi Arabia's economy
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Focus: The tough questions facing Saudi Arabia's economy

Monday, 10 November 2014 3:15 PM

The kingdom has vast oil reserves but changing local and region issues are presenting it will some major challenges

FOCUS: The UAE’s pressing need for legislative reform, by Dr Habib Al Mulla
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FOCUS: The UAE’s pressing need for legislative reform, by Dr Habib Al Mulla

Monday, 10 November 2014 10:51 AM

The absence of up-to-date laws only serves to hinder the progress of the region’s most innovative economy, says one of the region's prominent legal minds

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Saudi Arabia is not declaring a volume war (yet): Kemp
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Saudi Arabia is not declaring a volume war (yet): Kemp

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 6:55 PM

US imports from Saudi Arabia in August were just 70% of the average level for the past ten years

We need to protect our ideas
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We need to protect our ideas

Saturday, 1 November 2014 11:29 AM

Intellectual property rights in the GCC are more important than ever, says Patrick Gearon

How the Ukrainian crisis could cause tremors in the Gulf
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How the Ukrainian crisis could cause tremors in the Gulf

Thursday, 18 September 2014 8:58 PM

Moscow is likely to continue expanding its arms trade with its new Middle Eastern partners, says Armand Arton

Implementing corporate governance in family firms
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Implementing corporate governance in family firms

Saturday, 9 August 2014 1:54 AM

It is important that family firms take steps towards embedding governance principles to guard against potential legal issues in the future

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Why the global recovery is so slow
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Why the global recovery is so slow

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:25 AM

A more plausible financial explanation for the disappointing global recovery starts with balance sheets that have been distorted by decades of increasing borrowing

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The legacy of Benjamin and Barack
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The legacy of Benjamin and Barack

Thursday, 7 August 2014 12:15 PM

Both Israel’s prime minister and America’s president have thrown away a huge opportunity to make a difference in the Middle East.

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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.


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