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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


Dubai's new boom assumes short memories

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


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


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

Italian group pitches $30bn UAE smart city mega project
planner : Hang on a someone has put together a pretty picture, which AB calls a "project". They claim to have committed investors, yet who would invest when they have no land or idea of location (which for sustainability purposes need to be pretty specific)? This is complete fairytale stuff and...
UAE - Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:29 PM

Dubai’s Damac offers free BMW with each purchase during Ramadan
Ulevpri : If a company offers you a car along with a property purchase, you should always be aware, that the car price is put on top of the property price, of course not obviously.
Definitely no one is giving you a car for free!...
UAE - Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:29 PM

Dubai offers obese kids gold to lose weight
Oscar : Why don't organize a serius program for fight the obesity? Obesity is the first cause of Death. Every obese child has a life expectancy of less than two years compared to the others. Sports and nutrition are the two real actors to solve the problem....
Italy - Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:00 AM

The Big Debate: Does BlackBerry have a future?
Ahmed Asad : I believe the only way for RIM to survive (if it is not too late already) is to drop handset business and focus on software part only. They were doing great job on Operating system side at the beginning but with the launch of BB 10 platform they committed suicide. ...
uae - Thursday, 10 July 2014 9:59 AM

Dubai's Emaar faces market oversupply risks, warns Moody's
Non-Muslim : The next bubble coming with even more hot air in it!...
Non-Gulf - Thursday, 10 July 2014 9:58 AM




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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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