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Construction conflict blights Dubai's off-plan landscape
Property»

Construction conflict blights Dubai's off-plan landscape

Sunday, 26 June 2016 9:28 AM

At a time when investors had hoped Dubai’s grey real estate legislation had been improved, a dispute over surprising changes to an off-plan serviced apartment scheme in Jumeirah Village Circle has led to renewed calls for greater protection for early buyers

Funding, regulation challenge Saudi private sector drive
Politics & Economics»

Funding, regulation challenge Saudi private sector drive

Saturday, 25 June 2016 10:21 AM

Tens of billions of dollars of opportunity for private firms, but financing projects may be tough in cheap oil era and austerity policies may make investment less attractive

Why banking in the Gulf will never be the same again
Banking & Finance»

Why banking in the Gulf will never be the same again

Saturday, 25 June 2016 12:36 AM

New technologies are emerging in banking and finance at a rapid pace, as fintech, and blockchain in particular, revolutionise payments. The impact is expected to affect almost every industry in the GCC

Saudi prince aims for Silicon Valley appeal to gleam at home
Technology»

Saudi prince aims for Silicon Valley appeal to gleam at home

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:52 AM

Photographs of Prince Mohammed meeting Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, and trying out a virtual reality headset, have been widely published

Cash for clicks: are apps bad for you?
Technology»

Cash for clicks: are apps bad for you?

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:30 AM

Networking apps are making billions of dollars on the back of social media addictions that Gulf experts fear are ruining a generation

Bahrain gambles with security by launching crackdown on Shi'ites
Politics & Economics»

Bahrain gambles with security by launching crackdown on Shi'ites

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 4:35 PM

Ruling family aims to end years of instability with a crackdown on Shi'ite political parties

Aviation chiefs call for aircraft tracking upgrade
Transport»

Aviation chiefs call for aircraft tracking upgrade

Friday, 17 June 2016 9:17 AM

The aviation industry has failed to make adequate progress on security, despite devastating terror attacks and other wake-up calls in recent years. Now is the time to stop cruising and put some proper protocols in place, experts say.

CEO Book Club - books that will make you rich
Business»

CEO Book Club - books that will make you rich

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:49 AM

Practical advice from the best in business. Six of the finest tomes of the month that captured our attention this month

The science of start-ups
StartUp»

The science of start-ups

Monday, 13 June 2016 1:58 PM

Two Dubai-based entrepreneurs, Dr. Petar Stojanov and Tarig El-Sheikh, have teamed up to hack the traditional learning process and improve the effects of entrepreneurship education on start-up success

Making strategy work for you
Business»

Making strategy work for you

Sunday, 12 June 2016 10:04 AM

A business must become more coherent – putting its capabilities at the centre of everything – before it can match strategy with execution. So say Paul Leinwand, and Cesare Mainardi in their latest book, Strategy That Works

Sounding the alarm for Iraqi Kurdistan
Politics & Economics»

Sounding the alarm for Iraqi Kurdistan

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:26 AM

It has taken near-bankruptcy for Iraqi Kurdistan to face up to its corruption and inefficient government. But with the outside world reluctant to lend a hand, worsening sectarianism and a war on its doorstep, can the region fix itself?

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'Take me home': 1.8m refugees and counting
Politics & Economics»

'Take me home': 1.8m refugees and counting

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:25 AM

At least 1.8 million refugees and internally displaced people are seeking refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan, weighing heavily on a region already struggling to stay afloat. Locals say they are doing what they can but are desperate for more international aid

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


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