GCC Flinches At Debt Crisis

The region’s deepest insecurities have once again been exposed by another crisis to emerge from the US and eurozone economies.

GCC Animation Industry Booms

The Middle East is home to a rising entrepreneurial animation movement, fuelled by comic book series, The 99.

Drake & Scull Pushes Into Asia

Amid the Dubai real estate meltdown, UAE contractor Drake & Scull International is chasing growth in Saudi Arabia and Asia.

Private Jet Usage Soars

The Arab Spring boosted private jet travel as diplomats and business leaders engaged in peace talks.

The Demise of Independent Islamic Scholars?

After years of pressure, Islamic scholars in the Gulf are finally modernising their operations, much to the delight of Western financial organisations

Qatar’s Global Rise

The richest place in the world, the region’s most peaceful country, and winner of the World Cup bid, the stars have never been more aligned for the tiny Gulf state.

Emirates Flying High

As many airlines focus on cutting losses and battling through a probable downturn, one Gulf carrier has loftier ambitions.

After the property crash

Brick by brick, Dubai hopes to lift itself out of the three-year property slump.

Home Truths

Kuwait’s housing slump will need more than a billion dollar government injection and structural issues must also be addressed.

Calling For Growth

Regional telcos are throwing cash at data investments and looking further afield as high penetration levels squeeze profits.

MENA Healthcare Soars

The regional pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is set to boom with a new $125 billion investment injection.

Power Struggle

Jordan and Saudi Arabia are set to join the UAE in the race to build nuclear energy plants to offset stressed domestic grids.

An End To Saudi’s Housing Woes?

With only around 10 per cent of Saudi’s currently owning their home, the new mortgage laws could be set to boost real estate firms, banks and society overall.

Masdar Struggles To Invest Locally

Governments worldwide are earmarking more funds for the clean energy sector as part of economic recovery.

IPO No Go

Low liquidity and weak confidence continue to dampen the Gulf’s IPO pipeline. Stringent local market guidelines must be relaxed to improve cashflow.

What’s The West’s Problem?

Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, speaks out on his detractors and his record order book.

Gold Rush

As the global economy reels from fresh Euro and US woes, the gold price is set for a dizzying ascent.

Can This Man Save Damas?

Anan Fakhreddin, the man charged with salvaging the reputation of Damas jewellery firm, tells Alicia Buller why he’s got one of the most difficult jobs in the region.

Local Teens Splash The Cash

Middle East kids are some of the highest spenders in the world, with a growing appetite for branded gadgets.

Global Energy Demand Rises

Mass energy consumption rebounded strongly in 2010 and looks set to grow further, according to BP’s latest review.

Independence Day

The region welcomes its first non-executive director ‘match-making’ service as it strengthens corporate governance regulation.

Abu Dhabi’s Big Catch

The world’s biggest caviar factory in Abu Dhabi is the latest addition to the UAE’s world record list.

GCC And Australia Ramp Up Deals

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett revealed a growing trade relationship with the GCC for minerals and agriculture.

Tapping Into The Middle East’s Onshore Wealth

Local banks and wealth managers must tap into the onshore wealth of the Middle East’s millionaires.

Is The GCC Buying Out Lebanon?

Gulf real estate players are pumping money into Lebanon and playing an ever-larger hand in the nation’s landscape.

Disharmony At OPEC

The lack of an unanimous agreement over oil production levels casts a shadow over OPEC’s future.

A Tale Of Two Countries

Gulf Business Investigates how the global crisis affected Oman Cyprus, two very different landscapes with similarly challenging property cycles.

Turbulent Times

It’s been a mixed bag for Middle East airlines as they battle with regional uprisings on the ground, but UAE profits have soared as passengers flock to safer climes.

Is The Oil Price Rising Too Fast?

Harsh winters, quantitative easing and political unrest have pushed crude over $90 a barrel in the last three months. Rising oil prices could cause a double dip recession.

Very Uncertain Times

Emirates NBD’s CIO Gary Dugan on an uncertain year ahead, and why Dubai’s busy roads are a great micro-indicator.