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Silhouette Oil Rigs And Pumps

Steadier oil may support Gulf markets

Steadier oil prices could improve the sentiment of investors in Gulf stock markets on Tuesday

January 27, 2015 12:23
solar panels and wind generators under blue sky on sunset

Dubai taps cheaper solar to raise renewable energy target

Dubai has more than doubled its target for renewables in its overall energy mix given the falling cost of solar power

January 21, 2015 5:18

Dubai’s Mashreq interested in Citigroup’s Egypt retail business – CEO

The bank is holding talks with Citi on the matter

January 18, 2015 5:51
Dubai Marina Cityscape, Uae

Dubai residential, hotel real estate markets peaking

The residential market surged early last year on the back of a strong economy

January 18, 2015 11:55
Silhouette Oil Rigs And Pumps

Oil prices hit fresh 5-1/2-year lows; Brent below $56

U.S. crude slid as low as $51.40 a barrel on Monday, its lowest since May 2009

January 5, 2015 9:54
Arabic businessman working on tablet computer

Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

Excluding food, where "halal" dietary restrictions must be followed, most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims are content to buy the bulk of their goods and services from conventional suppliers.

December 16, 2014 12:06
Black Friday Shopping Bag

Dubai’s plans “Black Friday” equivalent to help boost sales growth

The online retailer aims to attract 10 million visitors to's website and mobile app

November 17, 2014 2:51
Rising Electricity Costs

Abu Dhabi to raise power, water tariffs as oil price slides

Utility costs in Abu Dhabi will still be very low by global standards

November 13, 2014 5:45
Dubai property boom

Gulf cash replaces debt to fuel new Dubai property boom

Grandiose plans recall pre-crash years.

October 10, 2013 11:15

Iranians put hopes for change in pragmatic insider

Rohani is, in the Iranian context, a moderate, writes Una Galani

June 17, 2013 1:53