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Revealed: The high stakes of executive jets
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Revealed: The high stakes of executive jets

Friday, 12 June 2015 1:47 AM

It’s been only 100 years since the first commercial flight took off, but nowadays it’s all about having a private plane — complete with customised themes and room for a truckload of baggage. As people and corporations become wealthier, so too is the executive jet business

Crunch time coming for Saudi campaign as options narrow in Yemen
Politics & Economics»

Crunch time coming for Saudi campaign as options narrow in Yemen

Thursday, 11 June 2015 2:42 PM

After 11 weeks of airstrikes that have failed to change the balance of power in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is running out of options

At OPEC, some sow seeds of solar energy race in Gulf
Energy»

At OPEC, some sow seeds of solar energy race in Gulf

Thursday, 4 June 2015 6:24 PM

Race to develop solar power arrays in the world's sunniest nations is nearly as important as the battle for oil market share

How do you cancel a football World Cup tournament?
Sport»

How do you cancel a football World Cup tournament?

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 7:19 PM

FIFA scandal has prompted calls a re-examination of the World Cup awards to Qatar and Russia

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Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk
Politics & Economics»

Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk

Monday, 1 June 2015 5:01 PM

At stake is influence, including its use of sport as a platform to operate on the global stage, opening doors to finance, media, diplomacy, property and tourism

Debt market beckons as Saudi bourse opens to foreigners
Markets»

Debt market beckons as Saudi bourse opens to foreigners

Monday, 1 June 2015 1:49 PM

Corporate bond issuance in the kingdom is the most active in the region, but it lags far behind its potential

Leap of faith: the growth of Halal tourism
Travel & Hospitality»

Leap of faith: the growth of Halal tourism

Friday, 29 May 2015 9:22 AM

Halal tourism is taking off – and the Gulf countries are quickly developing their strategies to take advantage of one of the fast-growing segments in the industry

US drivers yield 'swing' oil demand to Saudis
Energy»

US drivers yield 'swing' oil demand to Saudis

Friday, 29 May 2015 9:21 AM

The world’s biggest oil producer is now also the planet’s largest source of peak summer demand

Saudi Arabia rewrites its oil game with refining might
Energy»

Saudi Arabia rewrites its oil game with refining might

Saturday, 23 May 2015 9:14 AM

Gulf kingdom now has stakes in more than 5 million barrels per day of refining capacity

The fracking of US-Saudi relations
Energy»

The fracking of US-Saudi relations

Friday, 22 May 2015 9:22 AM

The often-misunderstood industry of fracking may ironically become Saudi Arabia’s last resort as it seeks to desperately draw out every last drop of oil in its reserves, the founder of Texan oil giant Breitling Energy Corporation, Chris Faulkner, claims

What happens when Dubai's lights go out?
Property»

What happens when Dubai's lights go out?

Friday, 22 May 2015 9:22 AM

With about one-fifth of Dubai properties voluntarily left vacant amid rising rents, is it time the government followed the example of Saudi Arabia and taxed landowners who sit on undeveloped urban plots?

Public pressure grows on Gulf sovereign funds with cheap oil
Banking & Finance»

Public pressure grows on Gulf sovereign funds with cheap oil

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 7:05 PM

SWF managers face growing pressure from politicians and the public to prove they're investing national reserves wisely

Gulf banks increase lending footprints in Asia, Africa
Banking & Finance»

Gulf banks increase lending footprints in Asia, Africa

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 4:12 PM

There's an emerging trend in international capital markets: the rise of the Gulf as a syndicated loan market for Africa and Asia

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Home from home: Luring the Chinese to the UAE
Travel & Hospitality»

Home from home: Luring the Chinese to the UAE

Saturday, 16 May 2015 1:12 AM

As Chinese tourists travel out of their home country in ever-increasing numbers, the UAE’s hotels are positioning themselves to welcome a new wave of big-spending visitors

How to get the most out of social media, by Obama's 2008 campaign manager
Technology»

How to get the most out of social media, by Obama's 2008 campaign manager

Friday, 15 May 2015 9:03 AM

David Plouffe is credited with Barack Obama’s unlikely 2008 victory and now crafts messages for ride-share service Uber


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