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  • Raising the Stakes: Harper’s Bet May Pay Off

    Raising the Stakes: Harper’s Bet May Pay Off

    China is set to embrace Canada's offer of more crude, heating up competition with the United States as the world's top two oil consumers jostle to secure supplies and meet ravenous demand.

    November 26, 2011 3:29
  • A Strange Mix: Social Work and Nakheel

    A Strange Mix: Social Work and Nakheel

    Nakheel is in social work mode, now that it has finally found something to do that everyone can be happy about. It's building artificial reefs to rebuild marine life where their projects lay. The same projects they say didn't affect fish populations at all. Yes, that one.

    November 26, 2011 3:21
  • Pop! Goes the Groupon Bubble

    Pop! Goes the Groupon Bubble

    With Groupon shares dropping to $20, Kipp can’t help but speculate a similar fate for the UAE’s avid group buying market.

    November 23, 2011 4:58
 
 
  • The perfect pitch: An entrepreneur’s secret weapon?

    The perfect pitch: An entrepreneur’s secret weapon?

    As entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley swap tanning stories. Kipp wonders what venture capitalists in the UAE look for in a perfect pitch? Tailored suits, well-gelled hair and full-on make up?

    November 22, 2011 3:58
  • Group launches first Islamic Interchange Benchmark

    Group launches first Islamic Interchange Benchmark

    A sharia-compliant alternative to LIBOR and formed through collaboration of 16 firms, IIBR may be used to price range of Islamic instruments although widespread use may not be so easy.

    November 22, 2011 3:13
  • Schroders’ Staying positive

    Schroders’ Staying positive

    Schroders renews its commitment to the Middle East-hey it may not be much, but in these troubled times of ‘headcount reductions’ Kipp will take what we can.

    November 21, 2011 5:02
 
  • Born to be wild, not pets

    Born to be wild, not pets

    The appearance of a Royal Python near an Al Ain shopping mall gets Kipp thinking of the UAE residents’ somewhat unfortunate attitude towards exotic animal as pets.

    November 21, 2011 3:50