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Dubai's Nakheel still touting shelved Trump Tower

Developer says Palm Jumeirah Trump Hotel, scrapped in 2009, to become a “landmark icon”

REVEALED: Best MidEast cities for hotel investment

Saudi Arabia and the UAE dominated top of the rankings for first 11 months of 2012

UAE cen bank wants views on mortgage law by 31 Jan

Commercial banks have until end of month to submit opinions on controversial mortgage cap plan

Dubai's MAF sheds Iranian interests

Developer passes ownership of 75 percent stake in Carrefour in Iran to founder

W Motors to make $3.4m sports car in UAE, Qatar

Lebanese manufacturer will move production of LykanHypersport from Italy to Gulf states

Dubai's Al Habtoor Group to donate 20% of profits

Conglomerate will donate cash to its own foundation, supporting range of charities

Kuwait police use stun grenades on protesters

Kuwaiti police used smoke and stun grenades to scatter hundreds of protester

Ryanair offers to sell Aer Lingus routes - report

Irish carrier is looking for EU approval to purchase gov'ts 25 percent stake in flag carrier

Qtel stock may gain after plan for 15-year bond issue

Early price guidance for Qtel bond was released at 250 basis points over ten-year US Treasuries

Oman wealth fund in talks for Dubai ONIC stake

Sources Oman Investment Fund eyeing 42 percent stake in Dubai Group's ONIC

Bahrain’s Investcorp in US tech firm stake deal

Investcorp acquires stake in technology firm Fishnet Security for undisclosed amount

Brent slips towards $112, holds on upbeat economic sentiment

Brent crude held above $112 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by brighter outlook for global economy

Gold near one-month high; economic recovery hopes weigh

Spot gold was little changed at US$1,692.60 an ounce by 0328 GMT


How will gold prices perform in 2013?

There remains a multitude of factors that will influence gold prices in 2013 and beyond


Emir of Qatar meets UK Prime Minister

During his meeting with Prime Minister Cameron at Downing Street, the Emir of Qatar was expected to discuss the situations in Syria and Iran

Israel’s Netanyahu wins third term

Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected for a third term and will return to office, according to exit polls

British national sentenced to death in Bali

An Indonesian court on January 22 sentenced 56-year-old Sandiford to death for smuggling cocaine into the resort island of Bali

Toy enthusiasts flock to London Toy Fair

The annual fair which is organised by the British Toy and Hobby Association, brings together toy manufacturers and retailers from around the world


Israel's Netanyahu set to continue as leader

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in Israel's election, despite unexpected losses to centre-left challengers

Jordanians set to take to the polls

Jordan goes to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new parliament

Woman faints and falls on Madrid's Metro rail track

Dramatic footage captures the moment a woman faints and falls onto the tracks in Madrid

28-car pile-up on Greek motorway kills one

A woman was killed and 22 people injured in a double car smash involving 28 vehicles in northern Greece

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




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Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways among the world's top safest carriers, says report


DM Healthcare interview: Dr Azad Moopen

Azad Moopen is eyeing up more funding, India and a potential IPO

Arab women and affordable housing: falling short?

Women are losing out on new homes despite a push by Gulf governments to implement affordable housing

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