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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
  • BP oil with Gulf

    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

    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