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    LIQUIDITY MANAGEMENT: UAE Central Bank plans discount window

    During the financial crisis of late 2008, the UAE's central bank provided 25 billion dirhams in special collateralised loans to the banking system. But a discount window, similar to those used in developed money markets, could allow more flexible management by the central bank.

    September 10, 2012 5:19

    Should Mars endorse deep-fried Mars bars?

    Mars has said they will not endorse the deep-fried counterpart of their candy bar.

    September 10, 2012 1:04
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    The UAE 6 month labor ban needs to change. Now.

    The UAE needs to deliver on its promises of matching international labor practices, if not for humane reasons then for the health and benefit of its own economy.

    September 9, 2012 6:19
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    Why Kurdish oil deals have Baghdad in a bind

    But barking threats at Exxon may be all Baghdad can do; foreign oil firms and Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan have tested Shahristani's patience for months by drawing up oil accords the central government dismisses as illegal. Baghdad insists it alone has the right to export Iraqi crude.

    September 6, 2012 6:14
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    DEMANDING RESPECT: Qatar flexes its muscles with Xstrata strategy

    By holding out against Glencore's bid for mining giant Xstrata, Qatar is not just gunning for more profit from its stake, but showing Western financiers it won't be pushed around.

    September 6, 2012 5:23
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    CONTAGION THREAT: Euro contagion to worsen youth joblessness globally

    Unemployment among young people is likely to rise globally as the euro crisis hits emerging economies and more discouraged jobless youth drop out of the labour force altogether, the International Labour Organization said on Tuesday.

    September 5, 2012 10:07
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    Service Fee Index to the rescue… 18 months on.

    The hoo-ha between developers, landlords, home owners and tenants concerning service fees has been going for well over 18 months. Alas, RERA steps in to prove the A in its name really does name stand for ‘Authority’.

    September 4, 2012 3:46
  • Abu Dhabi builds new port

    Abu Dhabi launches new port to compete with Dubai?

    In shipping, Abu Dhabi's obvious challenge to its growth comes from Dubai, whose much larger Jebel Ali port is only about 40 km (25 miles) north along the coast.

    September 1, 2012 9:49
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    BP irritated over ‘spilled’ UAE relationship

    Three other sources close to the matter said BP had been frozen out from the pre-qualification stage for the onshore fields in part due to "tensions" between the UAE and London.

    September 1, 2012 9:43
  • Dubai recruiters positive but worried

    Dubai executives worry about talent deficit

    Executives in Dubai, particularly in the finance sector, are positive about the year ahead but worries about finding the talent to fill the demand continue to grow...

    August 30, 2012 12:50