The Sultanate has emerged from the global crisis relatively unscathed, but political fumbling could thwart its economic chances, says Ryan Harrison.
As GCC SWFs begin to invest closer to home, the West may find itself with an increasingly empty begging bowl.
Regional firms must work out exactly who they are before hitting the world stage, says CEO of Booz & Co.
Lending to the shipping industry is facing stormy waters amid a difficult global backdrop.
It’s unclear whether a recent surge in Islamic finance activity will lead to much-needed change.
Boosted by the GCC’s rapid industrialisation, courier firms are posting robust growth in the region.
As Sky News Arabia and Al Arab add to the region’s existing basket of Arabic news channels, can they gain marketshare?
As malls in Dubai announce massive expansion plans, experts express no concerns and say shoppers will come.
The UAE’s main property developers posted gains in Q1 2012. But are we really out of the woods?
The regional merger and acquisition (M&A) market bottomed out last year, say experts.
Out of all handheld consumer technology, tablets have the most glittering future, say experts.
Dubai’s financial court is revving up efforts to become the home to international dispute hearings.
The UK-based telco sets its sights on the region’s young and growing population.
UAE banks will have to stop ‘yesteryear’ practices if they are to survive future competition.
Regional investors are ready to provide up to half a billion dollars to promote new businesses in the Middle East, say industry experts.
Tightening sanctions against Iran look set to shrink its economy but it won’t be a knock-out blow.
Changes in the royal line have raised questions about the direction and pace of gradual economic and social reforms.
Obama’s intrusive regulations are simply too much trouble.
While much of the region is overbanked, there’s little hope for mergers anytime soon.
The island nation faces sluggish growth and a rise in non-performing loans due to political turmoil.
Strong government regulation and hefty public spending have buoyed the Kingdom’s banking sector.
Banks are focusing on building Tier 1 capital to meet stringent global liquidity regulations.
Difficult conditions mean banks are spreading their retail wings to attract customer deposits and loans.
Banks are slowly recovering from the 2008 fallout, but the impact of a recent government funding drive remains to be seen.
Massive public spending and impressive GDP growth spell a bumper year for Qatari banks.
Increased consumer lending and new Islamic banks will put the country on a solid footing for 2012.
The Arab Spring boosted private jet travel as diplomats and business leaders engaged in peace talks.
The Arab spring has reignited interest in Jordan and Morroco joining the GCC but not all the member countries agree.
After years of pressure, Islamic scholars in the Gulf are finally modernising their operations, much to the delight of Western financial organisations
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.
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