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.
Low liquidity and weak confidence continue to dampen the Gulf’s IPO pipeline. Stringent local market guidelines must be relaxed to improve cashflow.
As the global economy reels from fresh Euro and US woes, the gold price is set for a dizzying ascent.
The region welcomes its first non-executive director ‘match-making’ service as it strengthens corporate governance regulation.
Gulf real estate players are pumping money into Lebanon and playing an ever-larger hand in the nation’s landscape.
Gulf Business Investigates how the global crisis affected Oman Cyprus, two very different landscapes with similarly challenging property cycles.
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.
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.
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