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    Why UAE’s new mortgage cap makes little sense

    The UAE's central bank may be determined not to allow another bubble to form, but the cap may also hurt a fledgling recovery in the property market and highlight the unpredictability of the regulatory environment for investors.

    January 2, 2013 2:40
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    Fading power of oil autocrats will aid growth

    Until recently rich nations looked likely to become more reliant on repressive regimes for their energy needs, but the balance of power is shifting in the direction of mature democracies says Christopher Swann and Una Galani

    December 26, 2012 10:52
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    Easing Emiratisation

    Will the Absher initiative’s higher pay scales and extra days off successfully help Emiratis to work in the private sector? Eva Fernandes thinks ensuring a guarantee back to the public sector may encourage more Emiratis to try working in the private sector.

    December 19, 2012 9:45
 
  • Bad customer service in the UAE

    Is this the world’s worst call centre?

    Well, I want to reverse a transfer from my Visa account. You want to lick an axe murderer from Crawley? No, I want to reverse a transfer from my Visa account. Ah. Please hold.

    December 17, 2012 2:33
  • Abu Dhabi motorists get 50 percent discount

    Traffic violators deserve the holiday discounts?

    It leaves a bitter taste in Kipp's mouth. Motorists that have incurred fines before the given date and are relieved at the enormous discount will hate me for writing this.

    December 17, 2012 10:35
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    Millions support a free and open web – Google

    Almost two thirds of the 144 involved countries signed a controversial UN treaty that would, in essence, promote more Internet censorship and government regulation.

    December 15, 2012 8:18
 
  • Instagram to soon have ads

    Time for Instagram to make money through you

    As long as an online platform is free for users it is bound to be monetised sooner rather than later. That time is coming...

    December 13, 2012 5:26
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    Free zone visas and accounting creativity

    Over the past 6 years, we have not had a single “Inspector” walk in to our office asking people for their identifications. We also never illegally employed anyone anyway, so it was never really something we thought about.

    December 11, 2012 11:04
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    Job market obsession in Dubai?

    One minute, we all have confidence in our fantastic roller coaster of a career and the next minute we’re pulling our hair out from the lack of opportunities.

    December 10, 2012 11:51
 
 
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