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Emirates Air Line losing $78,000 a week

Branded cable car named after Dubai carrier has seen users dwindle since Olympics

Gulf firms preparing IPOs up to $1bn - KPMG

At least five companies planning major flotations; Dubai has not seen IPO since 2008

Qatar Holding to launch $12bn investment firm

New unit of Gulf state's SWF will invest globally in shares, bonds and real estate

Dubai's Emirates to launch second Philippines route

Airline will start direct, daily flights to Clark International in central Pampanga province

UAE's du surges to four-year high as Dubai extends rally

Shares in du surge 11.7 percent, its biggest gain since April 2012, after strong earnings

Outcry over Israel soldier's photo of boy in crosshairs

Israel's army said on Tuesday it would hold investigation into conduct of soldier

UAE’s flydubai launches South Sudan route

Dubai-based low-cost carrier to fly four times a week to Juba from 21 April

Saudi to spend $71.6bn on projects in 2013

Capital expenditure to rise 2 percent as Saudi targets infrastructure projects

Dubai's Drake & Scull wins $83.5m Qatar contract

MEP contractor will provide works on mixed use development in capital Doha

Bahrain's Ahli United Bank posts Q4 profit rise

Gulf state's largest lender records 11.8 percent gain in profit on higher income

Mandatory insurance needed soon - Dubai health boss

Head of health authority says stalled health insurance scheme must be reintroduced

OPINIONS »

Dubai's new boom assumes short memories

Lingering debt woes from last boom and bust should dissuade risk of runaway spending

PHOTOS »

UK Prime Minister David Cameron visits India

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in India with what he called Britain's biggest ever overseas business delegation for a three-day visit

North Korean defectors release propaganda balloons

North Korean defectors, now living in South Korea, prepare to release balloons carrying propaganda leaflets denouncing North Korea's nuclear test

EU renews sanctions against Syria

The European Union on February 18 renewed sanctions against Syria for a further three months

VIDEOS »

UK police release video of hit and run

Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV footage of a hit and run, which left a man with catastrophic injuries

Thousands take part in Chilean tomato fight

Seven thousand people and 40 tonnes of tomatoes take part in the annual "War of the Tomato" in the Chilean city of Quillon

Venezuela's Chavez returns home from Cuba

He says he's been leading Venezuela from his hospital bed in Cuba for nine weeks

US city bans use of drones

Unmanned aircraft, or drones, are widely used by the US against foreign targets

Latest Reader Comments

Basra's plan to build the world's next tallest tower: Is this the MidEast's most ambitious or most foolhardy project?
Mohammed : Good read! This project could very well be the saviour, not only to the investments in Basra but to whole of Iraq as well as this could very well be the ticket to a flourishing economy thanks to the recognition and the investments it will get considering its the first of its kind. ...
Iraq - Tuesday, 3 May 2016 1:18 PM

Bahrain needs $795m to complete stalled real estate projects
Chris : Can a 6-year-old project that has been left to the elements be restarted? What is the long-term impact of weather/sun/wind neglect likely to be on a project like Marina West? I hope this comes to fruition as these projects are giant eyesores and certainly project a message to visitors and investors ...
Bahrain - Tuesday, 3 May 2016 9:19 AM

Saudi white land tax 'could lead to 50% slump in property prices'
khalid : I hope the Saudi government implements the white land tax asap. It will help increase government revenuers and (help) push land owners to sell cheaper or develop....
uae - Tuesday, 3 May 2016 9:19 AM

Saudi builder Binladin cuts 77,000 jobs, to lay off Saudis
khalid : its astonishing to read articles like this. a major company like SBL, which has the lion's share of major construction projects in Saudi Arabia. It has $30 billion worth of debts. where does all the money go to? (would be interesting how much do they have outstanding in the 'market') ...
uae - Tuesday, 3 May 2016 9:18 AM

UAE to finish drafting corporate tax, VAT laws in Q3
Govind Prasad Madhopuria Advocate : When oil prices are falling rapidly and the revenue of the State is squeezing regularly, it is pertinent to consider alternative source of revenue for the State. To begin with, the Government's commitment to have a transparent taxation system is laudable. I have been associated with taxation system ...
India - Tuesday, 3 May 2016 9:07 AM

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REVEALED: World's biggest defence firms

Lockheed Martin tops SIPRI countdown of world's 100 biggest arms companies

FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

Egypt on the brink

Haphazard management has left the Arab world’s most populous country facing a future of rising unemployment and capital flight

F1 and Emirates: A formula for success

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is widening his ambitions in the Gulf, and the possibility of a regional team or a third race could still be on the cards.

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