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

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.

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.

Gold Rush

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

Independence Day

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

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.

A Tale Of Two Countries

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

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.

The UAE’s Role Amid Regional Unrest

Amid widespread regional unrest, the UAE has reclaimed its mantle as the oasis of opportunity in the desert, although, worryingly, it’s just too early to rule out future political unease.