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  • UNDER PRESSURE: Islamic Finance and the Accounting Mainstream

    UNDER PRESSURE: Islamic Finance and the Accounting Mainstream

    Islamic financial assets hit $1.3 trillion globally in 2011, a 150 percent increase over the past five years as the industry expanded into new countries beyond core markets in the Middle East and Malaysia

    April 7, 2012 1:23
  • Ready for Take Off: An aviation round-up

    Ready for Take Off: An aviation round-up

    The skies is the limit as Etihad announces a 28 % increase in revenue in Q1, Dubai Duty Free says sales are up 14% and the IATA says Middle East aviation has "now fully recovered" from the recession.

    April 4, 2012 2:55
  • UAE expats are perennial optimists, survey finds.

    UAE expats are perennial optimists, survey finds.

    Despite poor salaries and miserable past increments, a recent survey finds UAE expats unbelievably cheerful of the future. Not for long, if Kipp has anything to say about the matter.

    April 3, 2012 3:45
 
  • SLOW AND STEADY: UAE March business activity improves slightly

    SLOW AND STEADY: UAE March business activity improves slightly

    Growth in business activity in the United Arab Emirates' non-oil private sector edged up slightly in March after slipping to a two-month low in the previous month, a purchasing managers' survey showed on Tuesday.

    April 3, 2012 11:21
  • RESILIENT REALTY: Dubai prime retail & hospitality assets performing better than expected

    RESILIENT REALTY: Dubai prime retail & hospitality assets performing better than expected

    Bashar al Natoor, Director in Fitch's Corporates team in Dubai says: "This is partly because the turmoil affecting some Middle East destinations had a positive impact on Dubai's hotel, retail and residential sectors as well as active asset management by leading players."

    April 2, 2012 4:04
  • Why Not Open Source?

    Why Not Open Source?

    George DeBono, General Manager, Middle East & Africa at Red Hat and resident tech-expert gives you the 411 on ‘open source software.’

    April 2, 2012 3:44
 
  • Abu Dhabi vs Dubai: A tale of two emirates

    Abu Dhabi vs Dubai: A tale of two emirates

    As the population of Dubai hits the 2 million mark, life in Abu Dhabi seems to be getting more and more expensive, are we seeing the turn of fortunes for the two Emirates?

    April 2, 2012 3:29
 
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