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  • Debt restructuring: 2011 the year that was…

    Debt restructuring: 2011 the year that was…

    If 2010 was the year in which massive debt revelations were made public—2011 is the year of debt restructuring. We take a look at some of the major debt restructuring deals of companies here in the UAE...

    December 20, 2011 2:54
  • Top 10 global economic themes and tips for 2012

    Top 10 global economic themes and tips for 2012

    If it wasn’t clear to you yet, nobody on earth will has illusions of grandeur for the global economy situation. But here’s Merrill Lynch’s handy guide to navigating through 2012.

    December 20, 2011 10:42
  • Alwaleed’s Twitter stake: Cool plus points or reputational gamble?

    Alwaleed’s Twitter stake: Cool plus points or reputational gamble?

    Prince Alwaleed's $300 million stake in the largely unregulated platform Twitter may be a financial windfall but it could also lead to losing favour among conservatives, says Una Galani.

    December 19, 2011 5:18
 
  • 2011 Google Search in review

    2011 Google Search in review

    Google released its annual Zeitgeist report today, a look at 2011 through the collective eyes of the world on the web.

    December 19, 2011 5:12
  • Iraq resumes political strife in vacuum left by US

    Iraq resumes political strife in vacuum left by US

    The dust had barely settled from the last column of departing US armoured vehicles when Iraq's rival Sunni and Shi'ite factions resumed political infighting that threatens a lurch back into turmoil.

    December 19, 2011 5:07
  • Investors’ Cash Grab Shreds Gold’s Safe-Haven Status

    Investors’ Cash Grab Shreds Gold’s Safe-Haven Status

    Investors said gold could continue its slide through to the end of 2011 as they liquidate positions in a scramble for dollars at the end of a difficult year, with the euro zone debt crisis causing money markets to seize up.

    December 19, 2011 2:03
 
  • Repeat MSCI snub shows investor apathy for Gulf

    Repeat MSCI snub shows investor apathy for Gulf

    Liquidity and lack of short-selling were reasons for MSCI's decision to keep the UAE as a frontier market. And MSCI sees little time for the country to implement reforms before next review.

    December 18, 2011 3:58
  • Arabs may take Syria peace plan to UN

    Arabs may take Syria peace plan to UN

    In a battle of wills with Syria, the Arab League meets on Wednesday to decide on its next step after a call for troop withdrawal from cities remain unheeded.

    December 18, 2011 3:32
  • Last US troops leave Iraq, new beginning for businesses

    Last US troops leave Iraq, new beginning for businesses

    The US military pullout in Iraq is the fulfillment of an election promise for the US President. For foreign companies in the country, how will the US pullout affect business?

    December 18, 2011 2:37
 
  • Oil Price Looks Set For A Reality Check

    Oil Price Looks Set For A Reality Check

    While OPEC acknowledges a wide range of market forecasts in its latest monthly report, even that stated range fails to fully capture more pessimistic assessments. The low end of OPEC's range is for world growth of 3 percent.

    December 17, 2011 2:16