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  • Homeward bound

    Homeward bound

    Repatriating funds from the Gulf has been relatively smooth-sailing compared to the rest of the world, according to Marc Aubry of Western Union.

    February 1, 2011 6:36
  • Hire power

    Hire power

    Boom! 66 percent of MENA employers to recruit this year. Kapow! 27 percent of UAE companies definitely hiring this quarter. Blam! Take that, recession.

    January 31, 2011 4:02
  • 3,672 down, approximately millions to go

    3,672 down, approximately millions to go

    As official figures show that thousands of UAE residents have lost their driving licenses, Kipp says there are plenty more to go.

    January 30, 2011 2:54
 
  • The Business of… Winter sports

    The Business of… Winter sports

    What with all this chaos in the region, Kipp felt like a bit of escapism today. So we decided to take a look at the multi-billion industry that is, basically, sledging.

    January 30, 2011 2:48
  • Jobs and growth and stats and stuff

    Jobs and growth and stats and stuff

    The IMF has cut growth forecasts for the Middle East, while a UN report says joblessness in the region has dropped significantly. We’ve got issues.

    January 26, 2011 3:29
  • Failure is a good thing

    Failure is a good thing

    The clamour for a change in bankruptcy law is growing, and Kipp is a supporter, because how will businesses evolve and innovate if entrepreneurs are all too frightened to try?

    January 26, 2011 3:23
 
  • Moving numbers? Big deal

    Moving numbers? Big deal

    If the papers are right, we should all rejoice, because we will soon be able to move mobile provider without having to change our phone number. Big deal, thinks Kipp.

    January 25, 2011 3:18
  • Stories of sex are big in the UAE

    Stories of sex are big in the UAE

    For a country supposedly protected from the sinful side of life, we sure like to read about it, thinks Samuel Potter.

    January 25, 2011 3:11
  • The stress of Dubai driving

    The stress of Dubai driving

    Driving in Dubai is so stressful that some drivers prefer the sardine-tin, rush hour metro ride. And there are now even more cars, according to reports.

    January 23, 2011 3:52
 
  • Half of SMEs to open branches on the moon by 2020

    Half of SMEs to open branches on the moon by 2020

    ‘Global domination is not enough’ say SME owners, stroking white fluffy cats in large black chairs. Kipp thinks confidence is one thing, but crazy schemes are another…

    January 23, 2011 3:47
 
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