Gulf Business http://gulfbusiness.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:05:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Alitalia, Etihad Deal Likely To Be Cleared By End Of Year http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/alitalia-etihad-deal-likely-cleared-end-year/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/alitalia-etihad-deal-likely-cleared-end-year/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:04:40 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53699 Etihad clinched a deal last month to buy 49 per cent of lossmaking Alitalia for 1.76 billion euros.

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Siemens Hands Over Shuweihat S3 Power Plant In Abu Dhabi http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/siemens-hands-shuweihat-s3-power-plant-abu-dhabi/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/siemens-hands-shuweihat-s3-power-plant-abu-dhabi/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:02:12 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53693 The Shuweihat S3 power plant has an installed electrical capacity of 1,600 megawatts, and will be operated by Shuweihat Asia O&M Company (SAOM).

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FIFA To Discuss Dates For 2022 Qatar World Cup On Sept 8 http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/fifa-discuss-dates-2022-qatar-world-cup-sept-8/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/fifa-discuss-dates-2022-qatar-world-cup-sept-8/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:02:07 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53691 Officials from football associations worldwide will debate on whether to shift the tournament from the summer months.

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The UAE Should Publish More Data Online – UN Expert http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/uae-publish-data-online-un-expert/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/uae-publish-data-online-un-expert/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:07:34 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53686 The UAE needs to make more public information available online to improve its ranking on the UN e-government survey, an official said.

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Saudi Arabia Detains 88 People For Plotting “Terrorist” Attacks – Al Arabiya http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/saudi-arabia-detains-88-people-for-plotting-terrorist-attacks-al-arabiya/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/saudi-arabia-detains-88-people-for-plotting-terrorist-attacks-al-arabiya/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:54:09 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53684 The ministry said the suspects had been monitored for months before their arrest.

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Saudi Pipeline Set Alight After Shots Fired At Security Patrol http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/saudi-pipeline-set-alight-shots-fired-security-patrol/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/saudi-pipeline-set-alight-shots-fired-security-patrol/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:24:17 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53670 The fire has been extinguished and there was no impact on oil or gas production, a security source said.

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Gold Hits New Low As Equities, Dollar Strengthen http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/gold-hits-new-low-equities-dollar-strengthen/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/gold-hits-new-low-equities-dollar-strengthen/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:21:33 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53669 The metal has been underpinned by worries over the stand-off between Russia and the West over Ukraine and persistent unrest in the Middle East.

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Breitling Launches New Luxury Watch On-Board Emirates A380 http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/breitling-launches-new-luxury-watch-board-emirates-a380/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/breitling-launches-new-luxury-watch-board-emirates-a380/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:09:57 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53664 The Chronomat Airborne became the world’s first ever watch that was launched live on-board the jumbo jet.

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Attack On Army Convoy Kills 11 In Egypt’s Sinai http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/attack-army-convoy-kills-10-egypts-sinai/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/attack-army-convoy-kills-10-egypts-sinai/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:37:51 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53662 Militants in the Sinai have stepped up attacks on policemen and soldiers since ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi became president.

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Exclusive: Emirates NBD Planning To Expand Saudi Operations – CEO http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/exclusive-enbd-planning-expand-saudi-operations-ceo/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/exclusive-enbd-planning-expand-saudi-operations-ceo/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:38:29 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53650 The bank, which currently has one branch in the Kingdom, is looking to grow operations across the country.

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Top 10 Most Influential UAE Brands On LinkedIn http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/top-10-influential-uae-brands-linkedin/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/top-10-influential-uae-brands-linkedin/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:37:33 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53626 Etihad Airways tops the list of UAE brands found have the most engagement with professionals on LinkedIn.

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Dubai Islamic Bank Rules Out Controlling Stake In Indonesian Lender http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/dubai-islamic-bank-rules-controlling-stake-indonesian-lender/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/dubai-islamic-bank-rules-controlling-stake-indonesian-lender/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:49:39 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53622 DIB plans to increase its stake in Bank Panin Syariah to 40 per cent from the current 25 per cent, its CEO said.

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ADIB Completes Sale Of Barclays’ UAE Retail Banking Business http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/adib-completes-sale-barclays-uae-retail-banking-business/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/adib-completes-sale-barclays-uae-retail-banking-business/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:40:08 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53619 Following the transition, ADIB will serve over 700,000 customers across a network of 85 branches, 660 ATMs, internet and mobile platforms.

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Saudi Court Jails 17 For Seeking To Fight In Iraq http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/saudi-court-jails-17-seeking-fight-iraq/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/saudi-court-jails-17-seeking-fight-iraq/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:05:30 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53612 The official Saudi Press Agency reported that the 17 were sentenced to terms of imprisonment ranging from 2-1/2 years to 26 years.

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Iran Agrees On Gas Export Volume With Oman http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/iran-agrees-gas-export-volume-oman/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/iran-agrees-gas-export-volume-oman/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:59:34 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53610 Oman first agreed to buy gas from Iran in 2005, but price disagreements and Western sanctions that have stunted Iranian energy projects prevented any real progress.

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Britain Unveils Powers To Strip Suspected Islamist Fighters Of Passports http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/britain-unveils-powers-strip-suspected-islamist-fighters-passports/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/britain-unveils-powers-strip-suspected-islamist-fighters-passports/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:55:10 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53608 British Prime Minister said the government would consult on a discretionary power to prevent Britons from returning home if they have pledged allegiance to extremist causes.

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Emirates Executive Says Airline Is Not Interested In Qantas Investment http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/emirates-executive-says-airline-interested-qantas-investment/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/emirates-executive-says-airline-interested-qantas-investment/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:48:17 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53604 An investment in Qantas does is not in line with the airline's strategy, Emirates' COO Thierry Antinori said.

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Viva Kuwait Chairman Says Telco Aims To List By Year-End http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/viva-kuwait-chairman-says-telco-aims-list-year-end/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/viva-kuwait-chairman-says-telco-aims-list-year-end/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:33:00 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53602 The company, which completed an initial public offer of shares in 2008, did not explain the delay in listing.

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Saudi Central Bank Says May Cap Consumer Lending, Limits Fees http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/saudi-central-bank-says-may-cap-consumer-lending-limits-fees/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/saudi-central-bank-says-may-cap-consumer-lending-limits-fees/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:24:37 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53600 The change in rules could dent profit growth at banks, especially those that rely heavily on retail activity.

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Investment Tips: How Much Can You Afford To Lose? http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/investment-tips-much-can-afford-lose/ http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/09/investment-tips-much-can-afford-lose/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:00:40 +0000 http://gulfbusiness.com/?p=53511 Edward Burton, senior financial planner, Acuma Independent Financial Advice

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