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  • SLOW AND STEADY: UAE March business activity improves slightly

    SLOW AND STEADY: UAE March business activity improves slightly

    Growth in business activity in the United Arab Emirates' non-oil private sector edged up slightly in March after slipping to a two-month low in the previous month, a purchasing managers' survey showed on Tuesday.

    April 3, 2012 11:21
  • RESILIENT REALTY: Dubai prime retail & hospitality assets performing better than expected

    RESILIENT REALTY: Dubai prime retail & hospitality assets performing better than expected

    Bashar al Natoor, Director in Fitch's Corporates team in Dubai says: "This is partly because the turmoil affecting some Middle East destinations had a positive impact on Dubai's hotel, retail and residential sectors as well as active asset management by leading players."

    April 2, 2012 4:04
  • Why Not Open Source?

    Why Not Open Source?

    George DeBono, General Manager, Middle East & Africa at Red Hat and resident tech-expert gives you the 411 on ‘open source software.’

    April 2, 2012 3:44
 
  • How do you de-stress?

    How do you de-stress?

    We aren’t even going to ask you if you feel stressed-because if you are working in the UAE chances are you are currently pulling your hair out…

    April 2, 2012 3:34
  • Abu Dhabi vs Dubai: A tale of two emirates

    Abu Dhabi vs Dubai: A tale of two emirates

    As the population of Dubai hits the 2 million mark, life in Abu Dhabi seems to be getting more and more expensive, are we seeing the turn of fortunes for the two Emirates?

    April 2, 2012 3:29
  • Would you like some investor protection with that? … PSYCH!

    Would you like some investor protection with that? … PSYCH!

    The new 20 percent real estate development requirement is something of a double-edged sword—and the past three years has taught us enough to know which side the law benefits when the shit hits the fan.

    April 1, 2012 4:17
 
  • Fizzling out? Group buying sites in the UAE

    Fizzling out? Group buying sites in the UAE

    Groupon.com’s accounting troubles and rising rate of customer refunds stands an ominous forecast to the imminent fate on daily deal websites in the UAE thinks Eva Fernandes

    April 1, 2012 1:39
  • Counteroffers on the rise to retain staff

    Counteroffers on the rise to retain staff

    Although some are concerned it will impact salary structure, counteroffers have rising this past six months as staff retention finally becomes a key priority. Is this last ditch effort enough?

    April 1, 2012 11:12
  • Oil Release Now More Likely: John Kemp

    Oil Release Now More Likely: John Kemp

    Unless oil prices drop for other reasons, the United States and other governments appear set to release crude and product stocks from their strategic reserves before or during the summer in a bid to slow the rise in prices, avert an economic slowdown and sustain support for their strategy of sanctions on Iran.

    March 31, 2012 3:52