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Iran calls US military behaviour in Gulf 'unprofessional'
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Iran calls US military behaviour in Gulf 'unprofessional'

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 4:19 PM

Washington says an Iranian vessel had pointed its weapon at a U.S. helicopter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz

Indian passport centres said to double in UAE from 2017
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Indian passport centres said to double in UAE from 2017

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 1:59 PM

BLS International Services Limited is currently the only company handling these applications - report

Kuwait said to send request for proposals for international bond
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Kuwait said to send request for proposals for international bond

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 1:56 PM

Sources say sovereign is expected to issue next year, most likely in the US dollar market

Visitors to Saudi Arabia 'granted 60 days' to submit health claims
Healthcare»

Visitors to Saudi Arabia 'granted 60 days' to submit health claims

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 1:02 PM

Participating insurers must compensate within 30 days under new mandatory health insurance policy

Ayman Hariri named Visionary of the Year at Arabian Business awards
Culture & Society»

Ayman Hariri named Visionary of the Year at Arabian Business awards

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 1:00 PM

Lifetime Achievement award went to Major General Mohammed Al Marri, the Director General of the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department

Saudi government injects $28bn to boost economy, pay debts
Banking & Finance»

Saudi government injects $28bn to boost economy, pay debts

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 9:26 AM

Central bank's net foreign assets fell sharply in October according to latest data

Kuwait confirms plans to buy 28 Boeing F-18 jets
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Kuwait confirms plans to buy 28 Boeing F-18 jets

Monday, 28 November 2016 6:20 PM

Military official reaffirms warplanes deal 10 days after US State Dep't notified Congress of possible sale

Saudi central bank foreign assets slump $10.8bn in October
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Saudi central bank foreign assets slump $10.8bn in October

Monday, 28 November 2016 5:03 PM

Assets drop to $535.9bn from a year earlier as Gulf kingdom continues to struggle in era of lower oil prices

Syria denounces Qatar for saying it will continue to back rebels
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Syria denounces Qatar for saying it will continue to back rebels

Monday, 28 November 2016 3:47 PM

Qatar is one of the leading supporters of the insurgency against Assad, joining other Gulf monarchies

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Qatar's foreign trade surplus shrinks 34% in October
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Qatar's foreign trade surplus shrinks 34% in October

Monday, 28 November 2016 2:09 PM

Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics data shows that surplus falls due to low natural gas and oil prices

Dubai investment agency set to seek more Indian investors
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Dubai investment agency set to seek more Indian investors

Monday, 28 November 2016 10:57 AM

Trade between India and Dubai during the first six months of 2016 was valued at $13.1bn

Oil market intervention will speed balancing process, says Saudi energy minister
Energy»

Oil market intervention will speed balancing process, says Saudi energy minister

Sunday, 27 November 2016 7:05 PM

Khalid Falih said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia was sticking to its position on the Algiers agreement, that everyone should cooperate

UAE to collect tax information on US citizens 'from 2017'
Banking & Finance»

UAE to collect tax information on US citizens 'from 2017'

Sunday, 27 November 2016 3:44 PM

Ministry of Finance announces compliance with US FATCA law on tax evasion

IMF: Tax on expat remittances would bring 'negative consequences'
Banking & Finance»

IMF: Tax on expat remittances would bring 'negative consequences'

Sunday, 27 November 2016 3:19 PM

Proposed 5 percent tax will turn region into undesirable work destination for expats, says fund

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Gulf countries may form union without Oman, says Bahraini official
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Gulf countries may form union without Oman, says Bahraini official

Sunday, 27 November 2016 2:54 PM

Oman, who have previously expressed reservations about the proposal, rejected the idea when it was discussed in December 2013


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