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  • Super-sized spending in Saudi

    Super-sized spending in Saudi

    Most families in Saudi are spending much more than they earn, accumulating huge debts as a result.

    March 10, 2010 4:31
  • Knightsbridge Leads The Super Prime Resilience

    Knightsbridge Leads The Super Prime Resilience

    According to research from Harrods Estates, the property luxury division of the Harrods Group, the Knightsbridge super prime market has proved particularly resilient to the challenging economic conditions during the last year. The average price in the super prime area is now £4 million, a significant increase since the beginning of 2009. However, while the level of demand may have stayed at a sustained level, it is the sources of this demand that have begun to see a change with an increase in interest from both European and Middle Eastern buyers.

    March 10, 2010 12:00
  • The Grass is Greener over in MENA

    The Grass is Greener over in MENA

    The Middle East and North African Utilities Industry is in a state of growth, global investment has meant that the Middle East is officially on the road to recovery.

    March 9, 2010 1:34
 
  • AXA records 19% profit growth in the Gulf for 2009

    AXA records 19% profit growth in the Gulf for 2009

    “In the midst of economic uncertainty and adverse environment conditions, AXA has demonstrated its resilience and sound technical expertise with its 2009 results. • Over USD 445 million GWP (growth of nearly 8.6% on a comparable basis) • Net income over 40 million USD (+19%) • Solvency ratio: 149% as at 31st Dec 2009 (net of proposed dividend) • Customer satisfaction at 88%1

    March 9, 2010 12:00
  • What you can do if your property project is on hold

    What you can do if your property project is on hold

    According to a recent report, 243 real estate developments in Dubai have either stalled or been cancelled. Here are six courses of action if it happens to you.

    March 8, 2010 3:09
  • Young and in debt

    Young and in debt

    More than a quarter of Arab youths owe money, mostly in the form of credit cards and personal loans. But how did they borrow so easily?

    March 7, 2010 6:40
 
 
  • Going the extra mile for equality

    Going the extra mile for equality

    Despite a slight improvement in gender equality, women make up just 15 percent of the working population in some Gulf states.

    March 4, 2010 2:49