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Forecast 2015: John Sfakianakis
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Forecast 2015: John Sfakianakis

Saturday, 3 January 2015 9:21 AM

Resilience and growth. Oil prices have been exaggerated on the downside and will begin to recover in 2015 and beyond, says Ashmore Group director John Sfakianakis.

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Forecast 2015: Dr Hamad Al Hasawi
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Forecast 2015: Dr Hamad Al Hasawi

Saturday, 3 January 2015 9:18 AM

The falling oil price and the need for fiscal reform in Kuwait. Public revenues will not be sufficient to cover projected public spending for this year, says Dr Hamad Al Hasawi, secretary general, Kuwait Banking Association.

Why subsidies should be in the spotlight in 2015
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Why subsidies should be in the spotlight in 2015

Friday, 2 January 2015 2:35 AM

Gulf countries have pledged to keep spending this year, but they also need to prepare for an era of cheaper oil, says Ed Attwood

Why Saudi Arabia may actually boost spending in 2015
Banking & Finance»

Why Saudi Arabia may actually boost spending in 2015

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:45 PM

Instead of cutting back amid oil price slide, don’t be surprised if Saudi Arabia sends a powerful signal, says Ed Attwood

Time for big nations to declare war on FIFA
Sport»

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
Energy»

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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