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  • Arabs may call on UN to help in Syria

    Arabs may call on UN to help in Syria

    Presence of monitors has not stopped violence; Qatar says mission cannot stay to "waste time"; Arab states oppose foreign military intervention

    January 8, 2012 1:27
  • RISKY BUSINESS? Etihad Airways’ push into Europe

    RISKY BUSINESS? Etihad Airways’ push into Europe

    Etihad is taking a more sanguine approach. When asked if it was worried about Air Berlin's debt pile, the carrier said in an email that the deal has "has highly attractive prospects".

    January 6, 2012 8:51
  • PROMISING? Aldar bonds may still offer value after yield plunge

    PROMISING? Aldar bonds may still offer value after yield plunge

    Aldar, which has developed flagship projects for Abu Dhabi such as the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit and the world's first Ferrari theme park, has been hit hard by the property crash in the United Arab Emirates. The yield on 2014 bond is at record low after fresh government aid with some referring to the company as "Mubadala without a rating"

    January 6, 2012 8:43
 
  • Moo-ving forward? Qatar’s next big purchase- a farming sector

    Moo-ving forward? Qatar’s next big purchase- a farming sector

    It is a seductive vision, and Qatar's vast wealth as the world's top liquefied natural gas exporter will allow it to mobilise the best technology and equipment. But many economists and agricultural experts say Qatar's plans do not make economic sense -- and that there is little need for them, given the small size of the population.

    January 5, 2012 4:10
  • Slowing down? UAE PMI at a 4 month low

    Slowing down? UAE PMI at a 4 month low

    According to the survey, growth in business activity in the UAE' non-oil private sector slipped to a four-month low in December as output and new order growth eased and employment stagnated.

    January 4, 2012 2:25
  • Secure Markets? Has the UAE’s caution paid off?

    Secure Markets? Has the UAE’s caution paid off?

    Troubles in the eurozone, limbo in America’s economy, and the Arab Spring in the Middle East have contributed to investors’ decreased appetite for risk. Chairman and CEO of Permal Group, Isaac R Souede, speaks of about the current investment strategies of global and MENA investors.

    January 3, 2012 3:03
 
  • Dubai Metro: Connecting People?

    Dubai Metro: Connecting People?

    With the announcement of a planned glass tunnel connection Dubai Mall to the metro station, Kipp can’t help but think of other stations on the line that stand to benefit from an upgrade.

    January 3, 2012 2:30
  • CUT! Is censorship hurting UAE cinema?

    CUT! Is censorship hurting UAE cinema?

    The UAE’s somewhat stringent censorship laws are getting in the way of the country’s growing developing cinema industry thinks Kipp.

    January 2, 2012 4:28
  • The problem with sovereign spreads and corporate reform

    The problem with sovereign spreads and corporate reform

    This year, Bahrain, Qatar and Dubai issued sovereign bonds, and all paid hefty premiums demanded by investors because of the turmoil in global financial markets. Even AA-rated Qatar paid a new-issue premium of about 40 basis points on the five-year tranche of its $5 billion mega bond in November.

    December 28, 2011 2:05
 
  • Trust up

    Trust up

    Not only are more people online than many clients believed, but those customers believe in the Web, according to a survey by Golin Harris.

    December 28, 2011 1:39