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Moment of truth for the Arab youth
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Moment of truth for the Arab youth

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:35 AM

This year’s Arab Youth survey suggests that entrepreneurial spirit is high and a growing number of young Arabs would like to work in the private sector.

How do women become leaders?
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How do women become leaders?

Monday, 31 March 2014 8:52 AM

The Gulf countries should implement informal and formal policy programmes aimed at female empowerment

Why UK firms have much to offer Middle East
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Why UK firms have much to offer Middle East

Friday, 14 March 2014 10:33 AM

British companies remain at the cutting edge of global creativity and have so much to offer to the Middle East region, says UK minister

The vicious circle of Saudi Arabia’s housing market
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The vicious circle of Saudi Arabia’s housing market

Saturday, 22 February 2014 2:47 AM

With the kingdom’s population now projected to add another 7 million people by 2020, this problem has the potential to get a whole lot worse, says Ed Attwood

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Emerging markets' big danger is financial markets
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Emerging markets' big danger is financial markets

Friday, 21 February 2014 3:28 PM

Poorer countries face being locked out of global capital markets, but for canny investors there are some emerging bargains to be had

The Chinese are coming
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The Chinese are coming

Saturday, 8 February 2014 10:43 AM

Never mind the ill omens: Chinese investors will continue to fill their boots amid Dubai’s real estate boom, says Daniel Shane

Time to break the cycle of unemployment
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Time to break the cycle of unemployment

Monday, 20 January 2014 11:16 AM

Majid Jafar says youth unemployment rates across the Arab world are nearly twice the global average

A Prasad: Fiscal consolidation needed
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A Prasad: Fiscal consolidation needed

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 10:49 AM

With the substantial fiscal and financial buffers that have been built up, the GCC may be in a strong position but more needs to be done, says IMF deputy division chief A Prasad.

Kamal Ahmed: Kingdom rising
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Kamal Ahmed: Kingdom rising

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 10:49 AM

Kamal Ahmed, Bahrain’s minister of transportation and acting CEO of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), is expecting continued acceleration in economic growth for the kingdom this year.

Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh: Ties that bind
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Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh: Ties that bind

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 10:49 AM

A key platform for the African continent’s economic emergence has been its growing relationship with the Middle East, and the GCC countries in particular, says Djibouti minister Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh.

Ziad Makhzoumi: Plain sailing
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Ziad Makhzoumi: Plain sailing

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 10:49 AM

Times may be tough in Europe, but the outlook for the Gulf remains strong, says Fakih IVF chief executive officer Ziad Makhzoumi

Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout: Long arm of the law
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Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout: Long arm of the law

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 10:49 AM

DLA Piper regional managing partner Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout is confident that legislative frameworks being implemented across the GCC will enhance further economic growth

You've never had it so good
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You've never had it so good

Saturday, 4 January 2014 11:14 AM

It may have been a good year for the Gulf, but more work needs to be done by both policy makers and the private sector to ensure that 2013 wasn’t just a sweet spot, says Ed Attwood

Sunil John: Subtle PR evolution is taking place
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Sunil John: Subtle PR evolution is taking place

Friday, 3 January 2014 10:59 AM

The always-online youth generation is bringing a new dynamic to Arab gov't communications, argues ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller CEO

Why Saudi and the US don’t see eye to eye in the Middle East
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Why Saudi and the US don’t see eye to eye in the Middle East

Tuesday, 31 December 2013 9:46 AM

Of all countries disappointed by Barack Obama's foreign policy, none is more so than Saudi Arabia

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