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  • Start me up: Small Palestinian Sovereign Fund Targets Development

    Start me up: Small Palestinian Sovereign Fund Targets Development

    While most other, much larger, sovereign wealth funds invest heavily abroad in a bid to spread risk and maximise returns, the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF) is focused on developing the local economy.

    April 8, 2012 11:23
  • 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
 
 
  • 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
  • Fizzling out? Group buying sites in the UAE

    Fizzling out? Group buying sites in the UAE

    Groupon.com’s accounting troubles and rising rate of customer refunds stands an ominous forecast to the imminent fate on daily deal websites in the UAE thinks Eva Fernandes

    April 1, 2012 1:39
 
  • Counteroffers on the rise to retain staff

    Counteroffers on the rise to retain staff

    Although some are concerned it will impact salary structure, counteroffers have rising this past six months as staff retention finally becomes a key priority. Is this last ditch effort enough?

    April 1, 2012 11:12