Kuwait Partners With Total for China JV

The $9 billion refinery project in China is expected to produce 300,000 barrels per day of crude oil.

Kuwait To Privatise Stock Exchange

The move will make the bourse the second publicly traded stock exchange in the region.

Bahrain Airshow Nets Deals

The signing of $930 million worth of trade deals at the Bahrain International Airshow has raised expectations for 2014.

GCC Tourists Boost Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has recorded its most successful year ever in terms of hotel guest arrivals with some 2,111,611 visitors.

Kingdom Budget Surplus

Saudi Arabia almost doubles income forecast, announcing a budget surplus of $81.6 billion for 2011.

Saudi, Spain Sign $8.2bn Rail Deal

The Spanish consortium won the bid to build the second phase of the HHR.

Qatar Acquires Two Raffles Hotels

Qatar Nationals Hotels Company took over properties in Paris and Singapore.

Bearish 2011 For UAE Stock Markets

The value of shares traded reached its lowest level since 2004.

$2bn Boost For Oman’s Solar Power

Swiss and German investment funds are undertaking the project.

SMEs Fight for Funding

As the UAE climbs into steady recovery, is it any easier for small businesses to access bank lending?

Forex Trading Soars

As global markets witness a rollercoaster ride, local investors are turning to forex, a rising star on the trading platform.

UAE Business Schools Thriving

Students are scrambling to update their CVs amidst economic uncertainty

Counterfeiting: A Dangerous Game

As the region drowns in fake goods, fraudster gangs are endangering the local economy, creativity and safety.

Nothing Is Going To Stop Us Now

Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, speaks exclusively to Alicia Buller about Western detractors, rising oil prices, and why there’s enough future global demand to fill his record order book.