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  • Carrot time

    Carrot time

    Governments in the Gulf states are rushing to find ways to keep their populations happy as unrest continues to spread. Can the likes of Saudi, Oman, and the UAE maintain stability?

    February 28, 2011 5:15
  • Bahrain unrest could trigger oil price hike

    Bahrain unrest could trigger oil price hike

    Unrest in Bahrain continues to push up the price of oil. The BBC’S Brian Milligan has the story.

    February 20, 2011 4:05
  • Business of… Piracy

    Business of… Piracy

    Arrgghh, matey! Kipp takes a look at the modern version of an ancient seafaring crime: Piracy. Who’s behind it, what do they do, and how much do they make?

    February 6, 2011 4:21
 
  • Cleaning up the region’s financial scene

    Cleaning up the region’s financial scene

    The economic crisis seems to have done us one good service: The region is finally putting its financial houses in order.

    February 1, 2011 4:45
  • Do you have workweek creep?

    Do you have workweek creep?

    Do you find yourself answering emails at home? Using your BlackBerry over the weekend? Taking work calls at dinner? Then you’ve got workweek creep.

    January 25, 2011 4:57
  • Nice profit. Shame about the debt

    Nice profit. Shame about the debt

    Good news: This week some of the big boys say they expect to return to profit this year. Still a wee bit of debt to worry about, but it’s a start.

    January 19, 2011 5:38
 
  • Patience, people, patience

    Patience, people, patience

    Nasdaq Dubai is looking at new rules that it hopes will encourage individual investors. The new rules aren’t unwelcome, but Kipp’s mum was right: time will be the best healer.

    January 18, 2011 5:03
  • What’s spooked the markets?

    What’s spooked the markets?

    The numbers in the local exchanges took a hit this week after a series of unwelcome company announcements. Here’s the news and why it mattered.

    January 12, 2011 4:22
  • Youth riots over jobs threaten everyone

    Youth riots over jobs threaten everyone

    Don’t think the UAE is immune; this is a fire that could engulf the whole region. With such a huge young population, governments must do everything possible to ensure jobs and opportunity.

    January 11, 2011 4:13
 
  • Kipp the great and powerful

    Kipp the great and powerful

    News breaks that the Arabtec boss may have misbehaved, and stock drops. Imaginary news that telecoms network sharing is round the corner, and telco stocks climb. Enough already.

    January 5, 2011 5:22
 
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