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.
Governments worldwide are earmarking more funds for the clean energy sector as part of economic recovery.
Low liquidity and weak confidence continue to dampen the Gulf’s IPO pipeline. Stringent local market guidelines must be relaxed to improve cashflow.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, speaks out on his detractors and his record order book.
As the global economy reels from fresh Euro and US woes, the gold price is set for a dizzying ascent.
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.
Middle East kids are some of the highest spenders in the world, with a growing appetite for branded gadgets.
Mass energy consumption rebounded strongly in 2010 and looks set to grow further, according to BP’s latest review.
The region welcomes its first non-executive director ‘match-making’ service as it strengthens corporate governance regulation.
The world’s biggest caviar factory in Abu Dhabi is the latest addition to the UAE’s world record list.
Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett revealed a growing trade relationship with the GCC for minerals and agriculture.
Local banks and wealth managers must tap into the onshore wealth of the Middle East’s millionaires.
Gulf real estate players are pumping money into Lebanon and playing an ever-larger hand in the nation’s landscape.
The lack of an unanimous agreement over oil production levels casts a shadow over OPEC’s future.
Gulf Business Investigates how the global crisis affected Oman Cyprus, two very different landscapes with similarly challenging property cycles.
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.
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.
Emirates NBD’s CIO Gary Dugan on an uncertain year ahead, and why Dubai’s busy roads are a great micro-indicator.
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