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Coming to America
Banking & Finance»

Coming to America

Friday, 6 March 2015 10:21 AM

As Barack Obama seeks to rebalance the bloated US economy, the EB-5 visa scheme is being used to attract overseas investment by offering a green card, US citizenship and an American passport for those with at least $500,000 to spare. Shai Zamanian and Preeya Malik, from Dubai-based STEP America, outline why it is proving popular with Gulf-based expats

A country on hold: Oman's next step?
Politics & Economics»

A country on hold: Oman's next step?

Friday, 6 March 2015 10:01 AM

The Gulf state has been relatively stable under the rule of one man for 45 years, but the indefinite absence of an ailing Sultan Qaboos and deteriorating economic conditions are causing angst in a country that can ill afford stagnation. With no public succession plan, just what will the next era in Oman hold?

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Saudi king keeps close hand on oil in remodelling strategic team
Politics & Economics»

Saudi king keeps close hand on oil in remodelling strategic team

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 2:26 PM

King is clearly laying the ground for a generational shift in how Riyadh develops its energy and economic strategies

Is Dubai ready for 20,000 more hotel rooms?
Travel & Hospitality»

Is Dubai ready for 20,000 more hotel rooms?

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 1:33 PM

Can the city cope with the additional supply predicted by Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing

Growth spurt for Gulf's e-commerce sector
Technology»

Growth spurt for Gulf's e-commerce sector

Saturday, 28 February 2015 2:15 AM

The recent sale of Talabat.com to Germany’s Rocket Internet for $170m was another shot in the arm for the Gulf’s nascent e-commerce industry. Experts say that huge growth, driven by improvements in technology and the switch to mobiles, is set to continue

The short story of Alwaleed's Bahrain TV venture
Media»

The short story of Alwaleed's Bahrain TV venture

Saturday, 28 February 2015 2:13 AM

It was intended to break the mould, giving airtime to the smaller stories and voices in the Gulf, but Prince Alwaleed’s Alarab TV lost its own voice within hours of blasting into homes with a controversial interview. Arabian Business examines whether the Saudi billionaire’s utopian network will air another episode

Should the Gulf introduce VAT?
Politics & Economics»

Should the Gulf introduce VAT?

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:02 AM

The GCC’s plans to bring in value-added tax were withdrawn as a result of the global financial crisis. However, lower oil prices mean that the contentious topic is now back on the agenda

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Attention European leagues - it's called the World Cup
Sport»

Attention European leagues - it's called the World Cup

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:01 PM

Qatar 2022 winter tournament is blow to top leagues which are inflated to bursting by their own importance

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Training in the morning vs the evening
Wellness»

Training in the morning vs the evening

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 5:34 PM

Is one better than the other, or is this a myth? How does this affect those who work a 9-5 job?

Revealed: Inside the business of polo
Sport»

Revealed: Inside the business of polo

Saturday, 21 February 2015 3:00 AM

The UAE’s wealthy businessmen and royals have fallen so in love with the grandeur of polo they are spending tens of millions just so they can play. Others have created loss-making events to attract the ultra-rich but how much are they willing to pay for the notoriously expensive game?

Top 40 most powerful architects in the Middle East
Construction»

Top 40 most powerful architects in the Middle East

Sunday, 15 February 2015 10:00 AM

Our annual shakedown of the region's 40 most influential and powerful architects

Focus: Libya's decline and fall
Politics & Economics»

Focus: Libya's decline and fall

Friday, 13 February 2015 2:23 AM

Despite promises of a new future after the ouster of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s spiral into civil war is seemingly endless. Foreign investors who are waiting on the sidelines say there is no hope of a change for the better soon

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Why are some of the world's biggest banks leaving the UAE?
Banking & Finance»

Why are some of the world's biggest banks leaving the UAE?

Friday, 13 February 2015 2:22 AM

Large Western banks have been selling off their local assets and retreating home, helping highly liquid local institutions deepen their roots even further. But as lower oil revenues make their impact, there are warnings even home-grown banks will soon have to take a closer look at their operations

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How Gulf banks are helping to underwrite region's aviation boom
Banking & Finance»

How Gulf banks are helping to underwrite region's aviation boom

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 3:57 PM

Figures from Airbus show that 47% of MidEast aircraft deals in the first 11 months of last year were funded by local banks

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Regulation, tight pricing overshadow Gulf's capital-boosting bonds
Banking & Finance»

Regulation, tight pricing overshadow Gulf's capital-boosting bonds

Monday, 2 February 2015 2:09 PM

GCC banking sector expected to need an additional $35bn of capital by 2019, according to report


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