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Visa says new online payments system to launch in UAE
Banking & Finance»

Visa says new online payments system to launch in UAE

Friday, 27 February 2015 9:43 AM

Electronic payments firm says Visa Checkout to be launched as part of global rollout

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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The GCC’s plans to bring in value-added tax were withdrawn as a result of the global financial crisis.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

DIFC to adjust regulations to boost wealth managers
Banking & Finance»

DIFC to adjust regulations to boost wealth managers

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:54 PM

New rules announced give investment firms more flexibility to classify their clients as professional

Former Leeds Utd boss launches proceedings to have GFH execs arrested
Politics & Economics»

Former Leeds Utd boss launches proceedings to have GFH execs arrested

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:51 AM

Executives can be arrested in any country under Interpol rules if warrants issued by lawyers acting for David Haigh are granted

Number of Dubai firms being used to send cash to Iran has
Politics & Economics»

Number of Dubai firms being used to send cash to Iran has "mushroomed"

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:01 AM

Suitcases full of dollars are carried on flights to Iran from Dubai, an Iranian government official says

UAE armed forces signs $200m deal for new helicopters
Transport»

UAE armed forces signs $200m deal for new helicopters

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 4:50 PM

Defence organisation says it has agreed contract with AgustaWestland to buy 9 AW139 helicopters

Dubai tower blaze spurs rise in home insurance calls
Property»

Dubai tower blaze spurs rise in home insurance calls

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:00 PM

Just 6% of UAE residents currently have cover, compared to 76% in the UK

UAE's RAKBANK will raise $300m through 2019 bond tap
Banking & Finance»

UAE's RAKBANK will raise $300m through 2019 bond tap

Monday, 23 February 2015 3:51 PM

National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah is the sixth-largest lender by market value on the Abu Dhabi bourse

More than 100 Torch apartments 'not accessible' after blaze
Property»

More than 100 Torch apartments 'not accessible' after blaze

Monday, 23 February 2015 3:06 PM

Building insurer says residents of 101 units have been offered alternative accommodation for seven days

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Dubai's Abraaj buys stake in Turkish online retailer
Banking & Finance»

Dubai's Abraaj buys stake in Turkish online retailer

Monday, 23 February 2015 1:36 PM

Private equity firm agrees deal to purchase minority interest in Hepsiburada.com

Retirement funding timebomb looms in UAE, says Zurich
Banking & Finance»

Retirement funding timebomb looms in UAE, says Zurich

Monday, 23 February 2015 1:36 PM

Survey reveals that large majority of UAE employees believe end of service gratuity is inadequate to fund retirement

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Currency prices V property prices: Why now might be a good time for UAE expats to sell
Currencies»

Currency prices V property prices: Why now might be a good time for UAE expats to sell

Monday, 23 February 2015 11:12 AM

Even with Dubai property prices forecast to decline this year, foreign owners who sell now could still make up to 25% year-on-year by taking advantage of the increasing strength of the US dollar

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Dubai's ENOC hires M&A team, said to eye $1.5bn loan
Banking & Finance»

Dubai's ENOC hires M&A team, said to eye $1.5bn loan

Sunday, 22 February 2015 6:09 PM

Sources say Emirates National Oil Company has appointed five-strong team to work on mergers and acquisitions

Abu Dhabi fund pays Marriott $230m for Miami hotel
Travel & Hospitality»

Abu Dhabi fund pays Marriott $230m for Miami hotel

Sunday, 22 February 2015 12:14 PM

Sale of The Miami Beach Edition hotel the second of three deals between Marriott and ADIA

Exclusive: Gulf invests $3bn in UK property in 2014
Property»

Exclusive: Gulf invests $3bn in UK property in 2014

Sunday, 22 February 2015 9:17 AM

Gulf accounted for 10% of the total $26 billion of direct capital flows into the UK real estate market


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