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UAE's du faces “some redundancies” in restructuring

“Name of the game is efficiency” says UAE telco CEO Osman Sultan

Etihad Airways 2012 profit surges 200%

Abu Dhabi-based carrier reported net profits of US$42m as passengers increased

Dubai gov't halts foreclosed auctions

Private auctioneer Emirates Auction will auction repossessed properties says head of auction dept

India to end Iran euro payments

India will cease 18-month old payment process for crude imports through Turkish bank

Dubai's Mashreq Q4 profit jumps

Emirate's second largest bank makes profit of US$108.9m on lower provisions

Abu Dhabi’s Aldar sees 2012 profits up 109%

Emirate's largest real estate firm posts US$364.8m on back of increased sales

Aramex reports 15% increase in Q4 profit

Middle East's largest courier firm reports net profit of US$17.9m in quarter

BlackBerry faces obstacles in India, Indonesia

Handset maker must quickly launch cheaper phones to woo lower-end subscribers

Oman Air expands fleet

Additional aircraft will help airline increase flights to India and Pakistan

MidEast centralised air traffic control system is “a must”

Aerospace congestion is the biggest threat to growth in the sector – Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

Gold crawls up but economic recovery hopes limit gains

Trading interest in the Chinese market is expected to wind down this week

Brent steadies above $116 on Middle East worries

Oil price stays steady near a more than four-month high, modest global uptick forecast


Should Emaar and Nakheel work together?

The long-stalled Dubai Waterfront could be a win/win situation for both Dubai developers


At least 16 killed as police HQ attacked in Kirkuk

The suicide car bomb during morning rush hour was quickly followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen and killed 30 people

2013 Tour of Qatar

Stage one of the 2013 Tour of Qatar from Katara Cultural Village to Dukhan Beach on February 3, 2013 in Doha, Qatar

Israeli army raids West Bank town

Operation carried out to arrest Palestinian militants in the West Bank city of Jenin on February 3, 2013

Baltimore Ravens defeat San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl

Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome


Fearless French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert scales tower block in Cuba

France's Alain Robert, known as "Spiderman" for free-climbing the world's tallest buildings, practises for his climb up a historic Havana hotel

Police brutality sparks anger in Egypt

A man that was stripped naked and beaten while cameras were rolling is now at the centre of a police brutality probe in Egypt

Dozens killed in attack on Kirkuk police

At least 30 people have been killed after an attack on a police headquarters in Iraq

Latest Reader Comments

Dubai said to avoid 2008-style crash despite slowdown
Red Snappa : When is the repayment of the $20 billion bailout (loan and bonds) received by Dubai from Abu Dhabi back in late 2009 due? It was rolled over in March 2014 for five years, however with Abu Dhabi in a phase of serious financial belt tightening, could there be a requirement for shorter term pay back? ...
Ireland - Monday, 30 May 2016 3:38 PM

French hotel giant inks deal to launch ibis in Bahrain
Karan T : The Bahrain hotel market is completely saturated. A lot of hotels plan to open up, initially offering a cheaper alternative and in the end they all compete in the mid market, offering rates of 45-65 BD per night. If I were you Olivier, I would focus on hotel apartments or not bother entering the m...
Bahrain - Monday, 30 May 2016 3:38 PM

Abu Dhabi lays off staff as Gulf austerity tightens
Haresh : Don't blame the banks for your own financial mess, you took a business loan and you are expected to pay all the instalments unless the bank offered you the business loan as a form of charity....
UAE - Monday, 30 May 2016 3:40 PM

Why reflection can be a CEO's best trait
Bignedu : Thanks Tom for sharing this. It is full of information that will help leaders (CEOs) realize their goals and aspirations. I am a big advocate of creativity and innovation. But these will not make much meaning without reflection as explained herein. ...
Canada - Monday, 30 May 2016 3:39 PM

Dubai property prices said to fall up to $6,800 in past year
SA1 : what kind of analysis is this?
Is this refering to changes in Sales or Lease?

Palm Jumeirah down by AED 6000/- in sales in last 1 year is very hard to believe, as this area transactions are in millions.

UAE - Monday, 30 May 2016 3:40 PM




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