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.