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5 Mins With… Dr Akshay Batra, CEO of Dr. Batra’s

Dr. Akshay Batra says the homeopathic company is looking to expand in the GCC region.

China’s Rise Will Change World Order

Obama refers to China as a US enemy, as China is urged to be a responsible stakeholder.

How Green Is Your Building?

The prize for increasing your building’s efficiency could be vast, say energy-saving experts.

Khalaf Al Habtoor: Diary Of An Icon

The newly-released autobiography from Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, one of the Arab world’s most prominent businessmen, offers advice for business success.

Top 10 Fashion Brands In The Middle East

Gulf Business asked Sophia Serin, Senior Editor at Emirates Woman Group, to round up the region’s most popular fashion brands.

Qatar Airways Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Middle East’s first Dreamliner aircraft arrives in Doha.

Kuwait’s Global Sees Creditors Reject $1.7bn Restructuring Plan

Global Investment House looks at legal options as it undergoes its second debt restructuring in three years.

Drake & Scull Wins Contracts Worth $87 Million

The Dubai firm secures contracts in Saudi Arabia and the UAE ahead of Q3 profit announcement.

UAE’s Crescent Petroleum To Enter Libya, Lebanon

The company is also looking to expand investment and production in Iraq, its CEO says.

Abu Dhabi Rents Drop 6% In Q3 2012

Residential rents in the emirate continue to fall but still remain higher than Dubai, says new report.

Nokia Launches Lumia 920 In Middle East

The new Windows Phone 8 enabled handset has made its official debut in the region.

Qataris Biggest Luxury Spenders In ME

Residents in Qatar spend up to $5,000 per month on luxury goods, says new report.

NRI Investments In Indian Real Estate Up 6%

Recent study shows that the depreciating rupee continues to provide a big boost for UAE-based Indian expats.

The Rise Of Low-Cost Carriers

The might of incumbent airlines has been tested in recent times by the growth of low-cost carriers. But do Middle East players have anything to worry about?

5 Mins With… Toby Simpson, CEO, Gulf Recruitment Group

The Gulf Recruitment Group will soon expand into Saudi Arabia and Iraq, says Toby Simpson.

UAE Frees Hundreds Of Emirati Debtors From Jail

The country has released 290 people convicted of bouncing cheques, reports official WAM news agency.

Emirates May Buy 100 New Model Boeing 777s

The airline’s president Tim Clark has said the carrier could make its most expensive purchase ever from Boeing.

Emirates To Sponsor Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Dubai-based Emirates will now serve as the official airline of the games and the Queen’s Baton Relay.

Aldar Properties And Sorouh Real Estate In Advanced Merger Talks

The two Abu Dhabi-based developers both reported higher quarterly profit on Wednesday even with asset writedowns.

Credit Suisse And Qatar Holding In Asset Management JV

Aventicum Capital Management will focus on investments in emerging and frontier markets in the Middle East and Turkey.

UAE Central Bank Appoints Abu Dhabi Banker As New Chairman

Khalifa Mohammed al-Kindi is the new chairman while Sultan Nasser al-Suweidi remains governor of the bank.

US Elections: Who Is the GCC’s Favourite?

GCC leaders will choose economics over politicised debate in the US election.

5 Mins With… Anand Rangachary, Frost & Sullivan MD, MENASA

Business consulting boss says Frost & Sullivan will focus on diversifying local company revenues.

Guinea And UAE Sign Bauxite Supply Deal

The deal, signed with UAE’s Mubadala, is expected to add $500 million to Guinea’s GDP.

Review: Fairmont Bab al Bahr

Mainly aimed at business travelers the hotel’s rooms and facilities would easily keep leisure guests entertained too.

How To… Create a Digital Strategy

Define your target market and budget time and money wisely to reap returns from your digital strategy, says Andrew Lee Miller, marketing director of

Baby Steps to Arabwood

The Arab region’s film industry is beginning its evolution into a formidable player on the global stage, writes Gulf Business reporter Aarti Nagraj.

ADCB’s Q3 Profit dips 3%, Misses Forecast

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank posted a net profit of Dhs595 million, as non-interest income declined.

Etihad Resumes US Flights; Emirates To Follow

Gulf airlines are slowly recommencing flights to the storm-battered US coast.

Wanted: A New Maktoob Deal

We were pleased to report on’s new investor deal, but what budding entrepreneurs really need is a new mega buyout, writes Alicia Buller, editor of Gulf Business.