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Irish chocolate giant plans to launch UAE cafes

Butlers Chocolates inks franchise deal; first stores in the Middle East set to open by Q3

FIA says monitoring situation in Bahrain

F1 chiefs issue statement as thousands continue to protest weeks ahead of Grand Prix date

Salary expectations rise across Gulf in Q1

New research also shows that less than 10% of firm are now implementing pay freeze

Bahrain ranked most IT-friendly in MidEast

Gulf kingdom 27th in new global tech-ready list published by the World Economic Forum

US judge steps down from Saudi terror case

Texas judge recuses himself in case of student accused of trying to build bombs

Saudi retailer Jarir posts 20% rise in Q1 profit

Saudi's largest electronic, stationary retailer sees higher sales of laptops, smartphones

GCC construction sector set to award $286bn deals

New research says Saudi Arabia will lead contract awards to 2016, followed by the UAE

Abu Dhabi hotel limits 'to have little impact'

Hospitality expert says move unlikely to boost occupancy, rates in the short term

Oman, Qatar banks drive GCC revenue growth

New study says loan loss provisions rise in UAE, Qatar and Kuwait during 2011

Saudi's Almarai sees 2.9% rise in Q1 net profit

Kingdom's largest food producer says Q1 sales rose 17%, boosted by poultry, bakery sales

Arab majority see brighter future for women

Doha Debates opinion poll shows women will be better off in post-Arab Spring region

Abu Dhabi inks Halcrow deal for port revamp

Abu Dhabi Ports Company says Shahama Port marine facilities to be redeveloped

Sharjah rents fall slightly in first quarter of 2012

Asteco says viewings, enquiries up in Sharjah, Ajman as new supply enters market

Saudi shares close lower despite oil price rise

Petrochemical stocks lead declines as Saudi all-share index dips 0.4%


Google has killed a generation of entrepreneurs

At the click of a mouse, you can now become (or so you believe) an expert in absolutely any field you like

Zoning in: How Dubai has leveraged free zones

Oliver Cornock explains how Dubai has leveraged its free zone model to get ahead of its Gulf competitors


REVEALED: How the crash hit Palm property prices

Property prices on one Palm Jumeirah development have plummeted by as much as 75 percent in four years

New York International Auto Show revs up

The latest and greatest new cars are on show at US exhibition

REVEALED: Dubai's 25 best performing companies

Arabian Business unveils the companies whose share prices have increased the most so far in 2012

REVEALED: The world's best cities for quality of life

Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank countdown the world's top cities for quality of life


Yahoo dumps 2,000 workers in latest purge

Yahoo is laying off 2,000 employees as new CEO Scott Thompson sweeps out jobs

Date set for Egypt football violence trial

Egypt's authorities have set a trial date for the Port Said football tragedy which occurred at the beginning of February

Auto Show: Flying Cars and Revamped Offerings

The kickoff for the 2012 New York International Auto Show featured a car most of us will never drive, and even one that flies

Somali sports officials killed in bombing

Four people killed, including head of national football and Olympic bodies, after suicide bomb blast

Latest Reader Comments

Forgotten fees: the challenge of investing in Dubai property
Decline to State : I am an owner/occupier of an Emaar property; the developer self-appointed Emaar Community Management as property manager. They also sole-source security and other contracts to companies owned by Emaar, like Emrill, and procurement is, at best, opaque.
They have not registered the JOPD with RERA;...
UAE - Tuesday, 25 October 2016 3:21 PM

UAE President issues long-awaited decree on bankruptcy
Mick : I remember running an event on entrepreneurship quite a few years ago in Abu Dhabi and during a panel session, while the panel continued to observe that the UAE was an ideal place for entrepreneurship and new businesses, especially targeting SMEs which would be mostly Arab man sto...
UAE - Tuesday, 25 October 2016 3:21 PM

Saudi Aramco staff resign over changes in allowances
Fentoni : Wow, resigning a steady job because of changes to allowances. I hope they checked that they can readily move into new abundant oil jobs in the GCC before they quit in disgust. ...
UAE - Tuesday, 25 October 2016 1:39 PM

UAE sees 33% slump in online jobs market in September
Zeek : I'm a recruiter and we get bombarded by the likes of Bayt, GuflTalent, Naukri, Monster Gulf to use their services, 7 emails from MonsterGulf yesterday in a space of two hours. And what's really cheeky a well known classified site has taken our year old jobs and posted them as new and we've been inun...
UAE - Tuesday, 25 October 2016 1:40 PM

Nakheel launches new $32m Palm restaurants complex
Telcoguy : @Doug interestingly enough it is not clear that this law would not even apply to analysts publishing some research on a UAE company.
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Egypt’s historic elections

Egyptians are rediscovering the art of politics as elections draw near in what is now the Arab world’s biggest democracy

Test drive: Porsche 911 Carrera

Combining power and grace, the new Carrera may be the easiest sports car in the world to drive

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