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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
  • Eating money

    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
  • 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
  • Saudi Zain Telecom

    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
  • KD Pic

    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
 
 
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