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Collapsed Icelandic bank settles dispute with Qatari sheikh

Settlement agreed after Qatari sheikh bought shares in Kaupthing just before it went bust in 2008

Dubai journalist dies in Seychelles boat crash

Tributes paid to radio reporter Rebecca Davidson; Seychelles launches investigation

Dubai school fees to be frozen for 2013/14

Knowledge and Human Development Authority announces no increases will be allowed

GCC construction sector set for 19% growth

New report says completed projects in 2013 to hit $81.6bn, up from $68.7bn last year

UAE wins final EU nod to export camel milk

Camelicious products will be first from the Middle East to be sold in the Eurozone

Dubai Mall retail sales increase by 24% in 2012

Visitor numbers to world's largest retail destination rise 20% to 65 million, says Emaar

Mark Cavendish seals Tour of Qatar victory

British cyclist recovers from crash on final day to win overall victory in Gulf state

Saudi Arabia still to fill economy hotel gap - study

Colliers report says Gulf kingdom can absorb nearly 35,000 budget hotel rooms to 2018

US exports to Arab world near $66bn in 2012

National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce says exports increase by 17% over 2011 data

Bahrain's Arcapita plans shake-up after US filing

Bank was first Gulf company to file for bankruptcy in the United States under Chapter 11 rules

Average Abu Dhabi rents fall 12% in 2012

Asteco report also says UAE mortgage cap plan will impact real estate sales this year

Hilton says committed to Middle East growth

Hotel giant says it has total of 12,349 room in active construction across the region

UAE 'has what it takes' to be Islamic finance hub

Sheikh Mohammed outlines 'clear vision' to be world capital for Islamic economy

German car giant posts 16% rise in MidEast sales

Luxury manufacturer Mercedes-Benz says 2012 was its best ever sales year in region

Dubai World Central cargo volumes rise 144%

Major upgrade in air freight operations seen during 2012, says operator Dubai Airports

VW posts best ever sales figures in MidEast

German car manufacturer sells more than 13,000 vehicles across 22 markets in region

UAE online retail set for 95% growth by 2018

Euromonitor says rocketing sales will be driven by growing confidence in online security

Dubai, Emirates to launch new global tourism push

Hello Dubai 2013 set to launch in April to promote emirate as global holiday destination

Royal Jordanian set to increase Libyan flights

Middle East carrier says it will grow operations to 15 weekly flights on back on higher demand

Saudi index closes higher, driven by banking sector

Gulf kingdom's all-share index climbs marginally on Saturday following previous day's oil price rise


The cost of education is falling, so why aren't school fees?

Fee reductions would go a long way to improving the image of the UAE's education sector

Should Emaar and Nakheel work together?

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


REVEALED: 15 best companies to work for in the UAE

See the full list and find out what the judges said about each firm

REVEALED: Top 50 GCC real estate companies

Arabian Business counts down the region's biggest real estate firms

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A cautionary tale from the Dubai property market
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Nakheel eyes 2016 opening for new $680m mall

Dubai developer says Palm Jumeirah project will feature 200 shops, cinema, department stores


Oman set to limit number of foreign workers

Government will also sharply raise minimum wage for locals in bid to increase jobs


Rotana interview: Selim El Zyr

It’s taken 20 years for Selim El Zyr to build the region’s biggest hotel company from scratch

Matchroom Sport interview: Barry Hearn

Barry Hearn has made millions from revamping second-tier sports and beaming them to worldwide TV audiences

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