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    BOOM GLOOM: Contractors face perils in Gulf construction boom

    Irregular payments, a lack of transparency in deal-making, weak enforcement of the law and occasional political turmoil have left some companies badly burnt.

    June 28, 2012 5:25
  • Egyptian pound at 7-year low ahead of vote result

    BLOCKED: Politics hinders aid to Arab Spring economies

    The international community, including the biggest Western economies and wealthy Gulf Arab oil exporters, pledged tens of billions of dollars of assistance last year. But only a small fraction of that sum has actually been handed over; in some cases, aid flows appear to be blocked or slowed by politics, economic policy or tight state budgets.

    June 28, 2012 5:22
  • oil

    Saudi readies oil line to counter Iran Hormuz threat

    Alarmed, Saudi Arabia has now quietly reconditioned IPSA to carry crude, test pumping along the line over the last four to five months

    June 28, 2012 5:15
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    The big brand comeback

    What goes into resurrecting a brand after a major blunder? Here’s how global brands made their comeback from massive disasters in public.

    June 27, 2012 1:00
  • Legal will

    ‘Will’ you be protected?

    Preparing a Will may not be something you would like to spend time doing, but it is something important to do especially when you are living as an expat in the UAE. Financial advisors Rupert Connor and Natalie Storey from Acuma Wealth Management

    June 27, 2012 11:46
  • Kuwait city

    Shaky stake: Kuwait to weather crisis but faces long-run instability

    Kuwait is likely to face more instability in the long run even when it emerges from its latest crisis, as its opposition pushes for more say in governing the major oil exporter and U.S. ally.

    June 27, 2012 9:59
  • Qatar-construction-projects

    World cup puts spotlight on labour rights in Qatar

    As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, and is pouring billions of dollars into an infrastructure programme that will require vast numbers of foreign workers, its treatment of migrant labour is coming under the international spotlight.

    June 21, 2012 12:30