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  • Google comes to the Middle East

    Google comes to the Middle East

    Perhaps it’s for the freedom of speech? As another tech giant eyes the region, Kipp takes a look at why the Middle East may appeal when China didn’t.

    December 19, 2010 3:14
  • How much do you send home?

    How much do you send home?

    New report on migration sees the number of migrants in the Gulf up by a fifth, and puts it down to financial stability. But how much are you sending home?

    December 16, 2010 4:28
  • World’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree

    World’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree

    As Abu Dhabi reveals the most expensive Christmas tree on the planet, such flashy opulence makes Kipp think we’ve seen this all before… and it didn’t end very nicely.

    December 16, 2010 4:19
 
  • Has the message got through?

    Has the message got through?

    PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that corporate fraud investigations across the UAE have doubled in the past year. Are we finally ready to confront corruption?

    December 16, 2010 4:13
  • Bottom out? Not for a while yet

    Bottom out? Not for a while yet

    Experts were predicting that Dubai’s property market would level off around the end of this year, but with new supply coming online the bottom looks a long way off.

    December 16, 2010 2:18
  • Dubai exports looking good

    Dubai exports looking good

    Ambitious export growth has been targeted for 2011 by officials, but export dumping by other countries could yet rock the boat.

    December 15, 2010 3:33
 
  • Diageo drinks to the Middle East

    Diageo drinks to the Middle East

    We may be living in a dry part of the world, but that doesn’t stop alcohol from being one of the fastest growing industries, it seems.

    December 14, 2010 3:29
  • Standard Chartered gets crystal ball out

    Standard Chartered gets crystal ball out

    Standard Chartered Bank has this week released its latest research report, which sets out the bank’s predictions for the coming year. Kipp takes a quick look at the main bits.

    December 13, 2010 2:55
  • Pay down, expenses up…

    Pay down, expenses up…

    The latest warning is that private sector employees should brace for pay drops in 2011. Along with rising prices, it’s like living in the West, thinks Kipp.

    December 13, 2010 2:51
 
  • The annual Boring Conference

    The annual Boring Conference

    Conferences are a big deal, especially here in the UAE—but not necessarily the most interesting events.

    December 12, 2010 8:57
 
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