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Why trading with India is so valuable
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Why trading with India is so valuable

Saturday, 13 February 2016 11:18 AM

The current emphasis on UAE-India bilateral trade and investment puts the Gulf state in an enviable position.

Why Bahrain's politicians must face the new reality
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Why Bahrain's politicians must face the new reality

Friday, 22 January 2016 10:31 AM

Repeated parliamentary protests against petrol subsidy cuts are irresponsible and fail to recognise the country’s serious economic predicament, says Courtney Trenwith

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Fahd Al Rasheed, Group CEO of King Abdullah Economic City: Saudi Arabia’s major shift to tourism and leisure
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Fahd Al Rasheed, Group CEO of King Abdullah Economic City: Saudi Arabia’s major shift to tourism and leisure

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

The kingdom is already the 19th most visited country on the planet – but this is only the beginning.

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Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Dubai has everything it needs
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Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Dubai has everything it needs

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Despite a slower global economy and low oil prices, the emirate is well placed for a buoyant 2016.

Sunil John, CEO of ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller: High time for moderate Muslims to raise their voice in 2016
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Sunil John, CEO of ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller: High time for moderate Muslims to raise their voice in 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

The Muslim world must seize the narrative and create a unified voice that promotes a moderate Islam

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Christian Gattiker, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Baer: The terms of a happy depression
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Christian Gattiker, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Baer: The terms of a happy depression

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

The world economy needs lower prices but central banks will not allow it, sending asset prices skyrocketing. So deflation patterns in the real economy and asset inflation in financial markets will continue in 2016.

Husam Hourani, Managing Partner at Al Tamimi & Company: A renewed urgency for legal reform
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Husam Hourani, Managing Partner at Al Tamimi & Company: A renewed urgency for legal reform

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

New laws and regulations are slated for introduction in 2016, although a number of these reflect the natural evolution of the UAE’s legal framework.

Sebastian Henin, Head of Asset Management at The National Investor: Reasons to be optimistic about 2016
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Sebastian Henin, Head of Asset Management at The National Investor: Reasons to be optimistic about 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Despite a challenging 2015, new projects due to be completed this year will help the UAE’s bid to diversify away from oil.

Khaled Sifri, CEO of Emirates Investment Bank: A year of selectivity in 2016
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Khaled Sifri, CEO of Emirates Investment Bank: A year of selectivity in 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Be selective about your asset allocation, diversify and don’t be lured into speculation.

Hani Ashkar, Middle East Senior Partner at PwC: A once-in-a-generation transformation
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Hani Ashkar, Middle East Senior Partner at PwC: A once-in-a-generation transformation

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

This year will see considerable change, with real momentum around subsidy cuts, privatisation, a shift towards sustainable energy sources, fiscal reform and other revisions.

Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout, Senior Partner of Meysan Partners: Pressure is mounting on Kuwait to act in 2016
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Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout, Senior Partner of Meysan Partners: Pressure is mounting on Kuwait to act in 2016

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

Low oil revenues may be the catalyst needed for the Gulf state to diversify and swiftly implement new laws passed recently.

Sunil Vaswani, chairman of Stallion Group: 2016 is the year of African opportunity
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Sunil Vaswani, chairman of Stallion Group: 2016 is the year of African opportunity

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:52 AM

The continent is still abundant with natural resources, massive consumer power and other key factors that make it a lucrative investment

Taxing times ahead
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Taxing times ahead

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:12 AM

Governments and the private sector both face a difficult year, although 2016 may not be as bad as the headlines would suggest

Saudi execution exposes dangerous political and religious divisions
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Saudi execution exposes dangerous political and religious divisions

Wednesday, 6 January 2016 2:44 PM

Rivalry with Iran is often simplified to a contest between Sunni monarchy and Shi'ite republic but the reality is more complicated and worrying, says Reuters analyst John Kemp

Arab sovereign wealth fund exodus just beginning
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Arab sovereign wealth fund exodus just beginning

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 9:20 AM

GCC states may have to sell $494 billion worth of funds to make up the budgetary shortfalls based on forecast fiscal costs for their oil production in 2016


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