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“We screwed up," admits Better Homes boss

CEO admits to publishing false ads after Arabian Business investigation, blames human error

UAE banks to propose new mortgage cap plan

Sources say banks will make a formal plea to central bank to raise limits on home loans

Bahrain's Gulf Air aims to cut costs by 24% in 2013

Bahrain flag-carrier begins three-year restructuring; will focus on staff cuts, reduced network

No restart date for UK Brent oil, says TAQA

Abu Dhabi Energy Co working to restore output after leak at North Sea oil platform

Vodafone Qatar's quarterly losses narrow

Telco says performance boosted by growth in subscriber base and revenue per user

Saudi's biggest lender posts flat Q4 profit

Al Rajhi Bank reports small rise in fourth-quarter net profit, below forecasts

Saudi Arabia sacks football coach Frank Rijkaard

Kingdom's football federation dismisses Dutch coach after failure in Gulf Cup of Nations

Kuwait-linked bank sells UK property for $53m

Gatehouse Bank sells Procter & Gamble's UK HQ to unnamed MidEast investor

One year in jail for Qatar man drunk, naked on flight

Man of unidentified nationality sentenced after drunken, nude rampage on Qatar Airways

Jumeirah hires designer for Turkey hotel refit

Anouska Hempel appointed by Dubai hotel operator to renovate Pera Palace Hotel

Regulator mulls Batelco's $1bn CWC deal

Decision expected on bid to buy Cable & Wireless business by the end of February

Global pirate attacks fall to five-year low

Naval patrols, armed private guards drive down incidents of hijacks around the world

Magnolia opens its biggest cupcake store in Qatar

New York bakery opens its largest ever store in Doha as part of MidEast expansion

Saudi's Samba posts 7.8% fall in Q4 profit

Kingdom's second largest bank reports $231m net profit for three months to end-December

Qatar's QNB sees SocGen deal by end-March

Qatar National Bank hopes purchase of Egyptian unit will be completed within 2 months

Emirati gets seven years jail on spying charge

Retired serviceman confessed to passing on information that could harm national security

No need to reduce oil output after Saudi cut - UAE

World's top oil exporter cut its crude production by around 700,000 barrels per day

French President appeals to UAE over Mali

Francois Hollande asks for support for French campaign against Islamic militants

Saudi plans to buy renewable electricity

New company aims to help Saudi Arabia diversify its energy resources

End energy deficit to heal Arab Spring - Queen Rania

Jordan royal says “capital investment and political will” needed to address energy issues


The scandal of UAE school fees

Anil Bhoyrul argues that UAE schools are earning thousands of dollars for doing absolutely nothing


World Future Energy Summit held in Abu Dhabi

French president Francois Hollande, Queen Rania of Jordan and Argentine President Christine Kirchner among speakers

More photos from the North American International Motor Show

The auto show will be open to the public January 19-27

Egyptian opposition protests over new constitution

Egypt's top court was to rule whether Egypt's Islamist-dominated Senate should be dissolved as well as on the validity of a panel that wrote the country's controversial constitution

Iranian President Ahmadinejad meets Syrian Prime Minister

Fars news agency said the two sides will discuss 'expansion of bilateral relations and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's three-step plan' for the political future


Deadly blasts at Aleppo University in Syria

Two blasts that tore through a university in the Syrian city of Aleppo have killed at least 82 people

Japanese carriers ground Boeing 787 plane fleet

Japanese carriers All Nippon and Japan Airlines have just grounded their entire fleet of Boeing 787 or the Dreamliner

Lance Armstrong on Oprah: preview of exclusive interview

Oprah Winfrey reveals all about her exclusive chat with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong

Cleaner crashes stolen train into Stockholm apartment

A high speed train has crashed into an apartment building in Stockholm after being stolen by a female cleaner

Latest Reader Comments

Abu Dhabi rents, sales prices fall amid thousands of job cuts
jack sparrow : Already has my friend, this is the fallout.....unless prudent measures are not taken to increase consumer confidence along with business prospects, don't expect fireworks this new year!
Dubai is still doing a somewhat better job to gather steam and keep sentiments high by diversifying in some k...
UAE - Tuesday, 26 July 2016 4:30 PM

UAE's appetite for digital banking services said to be soaring
james : Prescient warning Mosa.
Thanks a lot for this.
I doubt people are even thinking of it!

Consumers pay in every way....
uae - Tuesday, 26 July 2016 3:25 PM

Pret To Go announces Dubai expansion plan
Fentoni : Here's a few more 'original' business ideas; Subwhey! - making sandwiches from bread made from whey (the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained....Yum!)
Burka-King: A halal based burger joint owned & staffed by women in traditional dress.
Bask In Robin's Ice cream: Bask ...
UAE - Tuesday, 26 July 2016 2:02 PM

3 business ideas with huge potential
Charlie : Well presented Neil, I think it prudent to add that as much as an idea needs to be sound, the team driving the idea is what will set you apart, and don't forget platforms!
Switzerland - Tuesday, 26 July 2016 2:02 PM

Middle East online jobs market sees record 21% slump in June
stephen : I think your comment Bob, summarises neatly the rather uneducated view of things and tends to colour an outsider's views of the place and its residents. I certainly don't understnd any of it and as for the first sentence, if your view on life is determined by the weather then that is a very shallow ...
UAE - Tuesday, 26 July 2016 2:03 PM




Dubai's Emaar denies retail unit spin-off

Property developer says it has no immediate plans to list its retail, Turkish unit


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The central bank’s move to put a cap on mortgages aims to curb speculation, but is the announcement too much, too soon?

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