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The Digital Media Forum 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 This newsletter reaches 155,909 readers, to advertise click here
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LIVE: The 8th annual Arabian Business Forum

Live updates from today's event, with speakers including Dr Nasser Saidi and Ryan Mahoney

Arabtec says working to resolve labour dispute

Dubai construction firm says strike action will not impact project delivery schedule - statement

53% of UAE bank customers 'want to switch' - poll

New survey reveals more than half mull move away from bank after poor customer service

Seven more Godolphin horses fail doping tests

British Horseracing Authority says 2012 St Leger winner Encke among those testing positive for steroids

Dubai buyers should focus on rental yields - real estate boss

Better Homes says Discovery Gardens and International City have the best returns in emirate

Job creation is No 1 priority for Arab world - Saidi

Ex-DIFC chief economist says gov'ts must create better business environment for private firms

IMF warns Saudi Arabia over inflation risk

International Monetary Fund says buoyant growth could lead to economy over-heating

Dubai's Drake & Scull wins $459m Saudi contract

Contracting major awarded contract to build Lamar Towers project in Jeddah

Dubai named world's second biggest retail destination

Glitzy emirate still behind London in terms of retail dominance, says CBRE

Air Arabia inks $350m financing deal for planes

UAE-based low-cost carrier signs agreement to support acquisition of 10 new A320s

Abu Dhabi's TAQA denies London bourse move

Energy giant says it is exploring way to improve liquidity of shares but has taken no steps to list in London

Hotel giant signs deal for first Staybridge in Saudi

InterContinental Hotels Group inks agreement to debut extended stay brand in Jeddah

Dubai's Burj al Arab introduces gold iPads for guests

Bespoke tablets will be given to guests upon check-in at Dubai luxury hotel

Saudi Aramco invites bids for Jizan power plant

Industry sources say plant will be built near a planned 400,000-bpd refinery

OPINIONS »

More to this bull market than meets the eye

Adel Merheb delivers his latest assessment on what is happening on the Dubai Financial Market

Are there too many Brits in the UAE?

Ed Attwood hails Brits' contribution in the UAE despite dodgy taxi rides and the lurid headlines

PHOTOS »

Tornado outbreak slams through Oklahoma

Dozens killed, including many schoolchildren, as tornado leaves trail of destruction in US city

Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes first flight in US

United Airlines plane is the first passenger flight for the Dreamliner in the US since it was grounded in January

Chelsea Flower Show preview

The Chelsea Flower Show run by the Royal Horticultural Society celebrates its 100th birthday this year

UAE Brit List 2013 revealed

Arabian Business counts down the most influential Brits operating in the UAE

VIDEOS »

Hot air balloon crashes to the ground in Turkey

A Brazilian tourist has died and at least 20 people are injured after two hot air balloons collided in Cappadocia, Turkey

Huge tornado kills dozens near Oklahoma City

Rescue crews are searching for survivors and victims in an elementary school that the tornado destroyed

Yahoo buys Tumblr for $1.1bn

Yahoo is buying the blogging service Tumblr for $1.1bn in what is the largest social networking acquisition in years

US firm promises to make all 'snail mail' digital

A San Francisco company is taking paperless to the next level, converting all mail and sending it to your smartphone or tablet

Latest Reader Comments

It's time for restaurants to stop shaming smokers
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How Saudi Arabia blundered into OPEC oil cut
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The most dangerous motorists on Dubai's roads are motorbike delivery drivers
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UAE - Thursday, 25 May 2017 12:47 PM

GCC retail market will grow to $313bn by 2021
One Guy : Completely contradictory report.

How can the introduction of VAT in 2018, as well as additional online players assist sales in B&M when combined with an over supply of retail space?



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United Arab Emirates - Thursday, 25 May 2017 12:46 PM

Alabbar's Noon venture has let Dubai staff go, say sources
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EDITOR'S CHOICE »

1.

Emirates' Tim Clark tops inaugural Brits List

Dubai airline's president takes top spot in inaugural Arabian Business list

2.

Australian execs jailed over Dubai property deal

Matt Joyce, Augus Reed sentenced to 10 years in prison on property fraud charges - report

3.

Qatar Airways sued after drinks trolley injury

Australian passenger said to be suing airline after being hit by a drinks trolley during flight

4.

Your guide to looking sharp in business

Arabian Business presents its top 20 Spring/Summer Trends of 2013

The part time Global MBA
FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

The world according to Badr Jafar

Formed just seven years ago, his Crescent Enterprises subsidiaries employ over 6,000 people and are on course to being highly profitable. But the young Emirati insists profits are just part of the plan

The irresistible imagination of the Great Gatsby

Reviewed: The roaring 20s is given a 21st century modern twist

The modern-day thobe

Known as the Dishdasha in Kuwait and the Kandura in the UAE, it's an authentic tradition revisited

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