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  • Afghanistan-currency

    Afghans slow to warm to their stable currency

    Ten years after the central bank withdrew three different types of bank notes and coins issued by warlords and relaunched the afghani, the administration is still struggling to enforce its use as the medium of exchange.

    June 20, 2012 3:47

    New UAE visa rules target low income groups

    The seemingly innocuous new visa renewal rule, announced by the Interior Ministry of the UAE, has more serious repercussions than what meets the eye says Priyanka Pradhan

    June 19, 2012 6:13
  • just falafel, just falafel ipo

    Just Falafel: Not just another falafel shop…

    Just Falafel’s potential IPO has got Kipp wondering if the time has come for Dubai to consider a dedicated SME-specific index?

    June 19, 2012 5:00
  • banks

    CASHING IN? Retail boom not a bonanza for UAE banks

    For retail bankers in the UAE, extracting value from the latest consumer boom is not as easy as it might seem at first glance; after all lessons from past excesses has made both borrowers and the central bank - more cautious towards debt.

    June 15, 2012 6:01