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  • Where are the best places to be born?

    Fifty shades of blue.

    What are the best and worst countries in the world to be born in?

    January 14, 2013 12:32

    SQUABBLING OVER SHARE: Saudi faces battle over oil market share

    For Saudi policymakers, the question will be how to maintain market share and export revenues amid a host of competing supplies from shale and other unconventional deposits says John Kemp

    January 13, 2013 10:06
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    New Year’s Resolutions

    Our tendency as we become wealthier is for those things which were once luxuries to become necessities, says Peter Ellen.

    January 13, 2013 8:44
  • 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
  • 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