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Standing firm: the defenders of Kurdistan
Politics & Economics»

Standing firm: the defenders of Kurdistan

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:25 AM

Along a sandbagged wall in the desert, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are holding the frontline against ISIL in Iraq. But the armed forces of a region desperate for independence are simultaneously battling a reluctance in the West to better support them

What will it take for investors to return to Kurdistan?
Politics & Economics»

What will it take for investors to return to Kurdistan?

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:24 AM

For a decade, billions of dollars from foreigners, particularly from the Gulf, helped transform Erbil into a booming capital. But economic and security crises since 2014 have suspended thousands of projects, leaving the city and investors in limbo.

How Gulf SWFs have thrown funding lifeline to tech ventures
Banking & Finance»

How Gulf SWFs have thrown funding lifeline to tech ventures

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 1:56 PM

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have ploughed money into hot tech investments such as Uber and Alibaba

Saudi Arabia puts focus on jobs firmly at heart of reforms
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia puts focus on jobs firmly at heart of reforms

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 4:03 PM

Gulf kingdom plans to spend billions of riyals on technical training and other initiatives to boost the number of its citizens in private sector jobs

When will the crisis end in Lebanon?
Politics & Economics»

When will the crisis end in Lebanon?

Saturday, 4 June 2016 2:29 AM

Soured relations with the GCC that have cost Lebanon billions of dollars in aid, trade and remittances are exacerbating an already critical economic impasse. Without a president for two years, the situation may get worse before it gets better

Saudi Arabia signals new investment strategies in $3.5bn Uber deal
Banking & Finance»

Saudi Arabia signals new investment strategies in $3.5bn Uber deal

Thursday, 2 June 2016 7:17 PM

Deal makes the Public Investment Fund a player in the technology start-up market - a break from Riyadh's past emphasis on conservative, low-risk foreign investments

A look into the GCC mobile app market
StartUp»

A look into the GCC mobile app market

Thursday, 2 June 2016 9:58 AM

Is the regional mobile app market a tough nut to crack? Locally-based mobile apps creators open up on their motivation, ideas, funding challenges, and more.

Obstacles could derail Middle East bond train
Banking & Finance»

Obstacles could derail Middle East bond train

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 4:44 PM

Market is beginning to creak around the edges and bankers warn that issuers will have a tougher time after the Ramadan break

New Saudi energy minister shows he takes OPEC seriously
Energy»

New Saudi energy minister shows he takes OPEC seriously

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 2:04 PM

Khalid al-Falih turns up in Vienna, three days before the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' meeting

Robots are coming! How to stay relevant in an automated world
Business»

Robots are coming! How to stay relevant in an automated world

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:08 AM

Automation is steadily affecting jobs in finance, healthcare and insurance. But the future isn't entirely controlled by robots. Here's how to remain relevant in an increasingly artificially intelligent world

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Boeing mulls larger engine for biggest 737 MAX
Transport»

Boeing mulls larger engine for biggest 737 MAX

Monday, 30 May 2016 8:52 AM

Aircraft manufacturer looking at pair of mid-market jets with up to 260 seats

Cartel or talking shop? OPEC awaits Saudi ruling
Energy»

Cartel or talking shop? OPEC awaits Saudi ruling

Thursday, 26 May 2016 3:53 PM

Unlike his predecessor Ali al-Naimi, new Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih may not have much time for OPEC

Iran-Saudi row threatens any OPEC deal, puts role in question
Energy»

Iran-Saudi row threatens any OPEC deal, puts role in question

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 2:21 PM

Less than six months after the lifting of Western sanctions, Iran is close to regaining normal oil export volumes

Design thinking or the importance of being human
StartUp»

Design thinking or the importance of being human

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 9:56 AM

Having recently conducted a workshop on design thinking in Dubai at the 2016 Babson Connect: Worldwide conference, Babson College Professor Heidi Neck explains how design thinking can be used to shape forward-thinking business ideas.

Saudi Arabia's rulers adapt message for social media age
Media»

Saudi Arabia's rulers adapt message for social media age

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 5:04 PM

Saudi Arabia's leaders have historically courted public opinion only via informal councils


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