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Bahrain's economy is healthier than you think
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Bahrain's economy is healthier than you think

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 9:35 AM

The kingdom is creating a technology-led start-up ecosystem that will ensure it is ahead of the curve.

Oil prices remain a dominant factor in business optimism in UAE and KSA
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Oil prices remain a dominant factor in business optimism in UAE and KSA

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 9:34 AM

This year is likely to remain challenging, with oil markets showing us that they could remain quite volatile

When it comes to Bahrain's SMEs, less is more
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When it comes to Bahrain's SMEs, less is more

Sunday, 19 March 2017 10:06 AM

Supporting the best ideas to scale up is better than a maze of start-ups.

Why the UAE is forging closer ties with India
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Why the UAE is forging closer ties with India

Monday, 13 March 2017 10:09 AM

World’s largest democracy expected to overtake China in 2022 to become the world’s most populous nation

Dubai is a modern city, built for business
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Dubai is a modern city, built for business

Monday, 13 March 2017 9:25 AM

Why events are a key plank in the emirate’s transition towards a knowledge-based economy.

King Salman knows a picture speaks a thousand words
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King Salman knows a picture speaks a thousand words

Sunday, 12 March 2017 11:33 AM

Posing for a selfie in Indonesia shows the Saudi monarch is “approachable and modern”.

Tell me again exactly how Dubai has hurt you?
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Tell me again exactly how Dubai has hurt you?

Sunday, 12 March 2017 8:12 AM

Too many people focus on what the emirate is not, rather than what it is.

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GCC consumers need to be better protected
Retail»

GCC consumers need to be better protected

Sunday, 5 March 2017 11:31 AM

Governments must make it easier to complain, while better enforcing regulations.

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
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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
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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


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