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  • Value of houses in Dubai shoots up

    Speculative demand is boosting Dubai’s property

    Only one-fifth of sales this year were through mortgages, as banks remain reluctant to lend, indicating that some speculative buying by investors has returned.

    December 9, 2012 3:29
  • Expatriate holding the Saudi flag

    Companies afraid of paying fines for having expats

    The new rule is aimed at reducing unemployment of 10.5 percent among Saudi nationals by getting them into jobs now performed by 8 million expatriates in the country.

    December 5, 2012 11:02
  • Internet regulation under spotlight in Dubai

    The ITU in Dubai and all that

    Alex McNabb says the debate regarding the regulation of the Internet is of little interest as there is little to do about it.

    December 5, 2012 12:29
 
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    Transformative deal on the way for Batelco?

    The logic for Batelco, however, is harder to understand. It will almost double the size of its asset base, writes Una Galani.

    December 4, 2012 9:25
  • making an announcement to the world

    Announcing it doesn’t make it happen: Dubai

    Given the number of major real estate announcements over the past few weeks, one could be forgiven for thinking that we were back in 2006 and 2007 again

    December 3, 2012 4:48
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    The Grilled Halloumi Case

    Meanwhile, as someone connected to, or part of, the corporate world, you are probably experiencing what grilled halloumi goes through says Kamal Dimachkie.

    November 30, 2012 9:09
 
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    We got the cash to build this, says Dubai

    Many of the new announcements do not represent new plans, but the re-launch of projects that were first launched in 2006 and 2007 and subsequently placed on hold following the impact of the GFC in 2008.

    November 29, 2012 11:26
  • A burnt down apartment

    No contents insurance in Dubai? This is madness.

    The most common response to why people don’t have this cover is that they do not have enough to insure.

    November 27, 2012 5:36
  • Dubai Property Developers Real Estate

    Real Estate Revival: Are We Back On Track?

    With UAE real estate booming, Alex McNabb asks whether we collectively, have learned our lesson, whether we can build for the future without being pitched back into the nightmare of the boom?

    November 21, 2012 10:43
 
 
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