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5th Arabian Business Forum

Read all the latest news, views and  blog as the Middle East's top business leaders tackle the key economic questions of the day at the 5th Arabian Business Forum

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Gulf states need a rethink on red tape

Gulf states need a rethink on red tape

Sunday, 27 November 2011 1:03 PM

Why reining in red tape is key to offsetting financial woes and keeping the GCC competitive

UAE to unveil bankruptcy law to aid businesses

UAE to unveil bankruptcy law to aid businesses

Thursday, 24 November 2011 10:22 AM

Gulf state likely to roll out new legislation in 2012, says Dubai Chamber chief

JBR set to swap retail for office space amid low sales

JBR set to swap retail for office space amid low sales

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 1:08 PM

Project mulls revamping plaza-level stores into offices in bid to attract new tenants

Qatar, Saudi to dominate next Gulf building boom

Qatar, Saudi to dominate next Gulf building boom

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 12:38 PM

Huge state spending plans offer new revenue streams to contractors, says Al Jaber

Dubai’s DSI sees AED3bn in revenues by year-end

Dubai’s DSI sees AED3bn in revenues by year-end

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 7:39 AM

UAE contractor ramping up Saudi operations, on track to re-enter Libya in early 2012

Education is Arab women’s ‘best weapon for change’

Education is Arab women’s ‘best weapon for change’

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 8:13 PM

Rising numbers of women in the classroom will bolster numbers in the boardroom, says activist

Women split on Gulf maternity leave policies

Women split on Gulf maternity leave policies

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 7:53 PM

Execs fear working mothers could abuse the system, others say leave period too short

Women bear brunt of gaps in Gulf workplace policies

Women bear brunt of gaps in Gulf workplace policies

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 1:23 PM

Inadequate maternity leave, lack of flexible hours shuts women out of workplace

Saudi falls short on opening door for female lawyers

Saudi falls short on opening door for female lawyers

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 12:53 PM

Kingdom must do more to offer equal opportunities to women, says Saudi activist

Failings of state-linked firms behind Dubai debt crisis

Failings of state-linked firms behind Dubai debt crisis

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 12:14 PM

Culture of over-leveraging to blame for economic woes, says Shehab Gargash

More women rising to the top in Gulf business

More women rising to the top in Gulf business

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 10:22 AM

More females breaking through the glass ceiling, say women executives ahead of key forum

UAE sees Indian workforce shrink as home salaries rise

UAE sees Indian workforce shrink as home salaries rise

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 9:40 AM

UAE consulate sees fall in visa numbers as India boom keeps workers at home

Visa red-tape hurting firms, says Dubai Chamber chief

Visa red-tape hurting firms, says Dubai Chamber chief

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 8:55 AM

Gulf emirate needs revamp of visa laws to reduce toll on businesses, says Hamad Buamim

Worst is over for Dubai property, says Alabbar

Worst is over for Dubai property, says Alabbar

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 7:39 AM

House prices flatlining as investors seek safe haven buys, says Emaar chairman

Police brutality would never happen in Dubai: Tamim

Police brutality would never happen in Dubai: Tamim

Monday, 21 November 2011 12:14 PM

Police violence was trigger behind Arab Spring uprisings, says Dubai Police chief


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The turnaround king
Vicious competition and a saturated marketplace have made life tough for Saudi Arabia’s third mobile operator, Zain KSA. But the appointment last year of one of the kingdom’s top telecoms figures, Sheikh Farhan Al Faisal Al Jarbaa, has helped the firm turn its fortunes around.

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